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PIB Summaries 12 October 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan
  2. Flex fuel technology

Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan Birth Anniversary


Focus: GS I- Modern History

Why in News?

Recently, the Prime Minister has bowed to Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan on his birth anniversary.

About Jayaprakash Narayan

  • Jayaprakash Narayan, born on October 11 1902 in Sitab Diyara, Bihar.
  • He was an Indian political leader and theorist.
  • He was a disciple of Mohandas Gandhi and leader of India’s independence movement.
  • In 1922, he went to the United States, where he studied political science and economics at the universities of California, Iowa, Wisconsin and Ohio State.

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Flex Fuel Technology


Focus: GS III: Environment and Ecology

Why in News?

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Launched Toyota’s first of its kind pilot project on Flexi-Fuel Strong Hybrid Electric Vehicles (FFV-SHEV) in India which would run on 100% petrol as well as 20 to 100% blended ethanol and electric power. 

Flex fuel technology

  • A flex fuel, or flexible fuel, vehicle has an internal combustion engine (ICE), but unlike a regular petrol or diesel vehicle, this can run on more than one type of fuel, or even a mixture of fuels. 
  • The most common versions use a blend of petrol and ethanol or methanol, but these engines are also equipped to run on 100 percent petrol or ethanol as well. 
  • This is made possible by equipping the engine with a fuel mix sensor and an engine control module (ECM) programming that senses and automatically adjusts for any ratio of designated fuels. 

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