Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

India to conduct VAIBHAV Summit

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to inaugurate VAIBHAV Summit on October 2, 2020. VAIBHAV is Vaishwik Bharatiya Vaigyanik Summit. Highlights The summit is an initiative by Science and technology experts spread all over the world and working in academic organisations of India. It enables a deliberation on thought process and research and development culture focusing ..

GoI permits up to 74% FDI under automatic route in Defence Sector

On September 17, 2020, the Government of India permitted Foreign Direct Investment of 74 percentage under automatic route in defence sector. This is being done to attract more overseas investors in the defence industry. Highlights Till date, the Government of India has permitted 100% foreign investments in the defence sector. Of this 49% were allowed under ..

Inclusion of All eligible disabled persons under NFSA 2013

The Department of Food and Public Distribution of the Central Government of India has addressed the matter of including all eligible disabled persons under the National Food Security Act, NFSA 2013 to all State Governments and UTs. Key highlights All States and UTs have been asked for the inclusion of the eligible disabled persons as ..

Borrowing limits fixed by UDAY of state government owned Power Discoms relaxed

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has come up with the approval of the one-time relaxation of the borrowing limits for the state government-owned Discoms. Key highlights The decision has been taken against the stress of discoms being unable to avail the Rs. 1.25 lakh crore dues to the generation and transmission companies. Previously ..

GoI: White Paper released on Focused Interventions for Make in India

On July 10, 2020, the Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan released white paper on “Focused Intervention for Make in India”. Highlights The document released outlines technology and policy imperatives required to revive Indian Economy. The white paper was prepared by TIFAC (Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council). About the White Paper ..