DPIIT Current Affairs, GK & News

Pilot phase of Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC)

Recently, the pilot phase of the open network for digital commerce (ONDC) was launched. Where is the pilot being conducted? The pilot is being conducted across five cities Delhi, Bengaluru, Coimbatore, Bhopal, and Shillong. It will be later launched in 100 cities over six months. What is Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC)? ONDC is ..

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Swachhata Start-Up Challenge

Swachhata Start-Up challenge was launched to increase innovation in waste management. It was launched by the Agence Francaise de Developpment, AFD and the Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, DPIIT. The AFD is a French public financial institution. It implements the policies of the French Government. The top ten winner of the challenge ..

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National Startup Day

Every year the National Startup Day is celebrated on January 16. PM Modi has announced that Startups are the backbone of India. This is why it is essential to celebrate the day. Also India is celebrating Startup India Innovation Week between January 10, 2022 and January 16, 2022. The week celebrations are organized by Department ..

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Foreign direct investment in LIC

The Government of India recently decided to allow 20% Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in LIC (Life Insurance Corporation). This is to be done by amending the Foreign Exchange Management Rules (FEMA). What is the plan? The DFS, DIPAM are to create a plan to amend the FDI in insurance sector after consulting DPIIT. DFS is ..

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DPIIT Helplines for E-Commerce Firms

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) recently launched helpline numbers for E – Commerce. The helpline will aid in smooth functioning of e – commerce supply chains. Who can use the helpline? Wholesaler, manufacturers, transporters, E – commerce companies facing transport difficulties, mobilization of resources and distribution of goods. Significance of ..

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