Government procurement: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Massive Exercise to supply pulses and food grains to 80 crore people

Published: May 9, 2020

On May 8, 2020, Union Minister for Food and Public Distribution Shri Ram Vilas Paswan announced that NAFED (National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Limited) is to provide free pulses for three months to more than 19.5 crore households for three months. Highlights On one side, the GoI is undergoing the procurement process on ..

Month: 

Category: 

Topics: 

CMIE: Unemployment rate climbs to 27.1%

Published: May 6, 2020

On May 5, 2020, the Centre for Monitoring of Indian Economy released unemployment data. According to the data, 121.5 million are without works. Highlights The data says that 91,3 million daily wage labourers were out of their jobs due to COVID-19 crisis. Also, 18.2 million entrepreneurs are without work as there are lack of labourers. ..

Month: 

Category: 

Topics: 

Procurement of Pulses and Oil Seeds from Farmers

Published: April 19, 2020

The Government of India has procured oil seeds and pulses from farmers directly at Minimum Support Prices. Currently, the Price Support Scheme for the Rabi season has been launched in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Maharashtra. Highlights Till now the Food Corporation of India (FCI) and NAFED (National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing ..

Month: 

Category: 

Topics: 

MoD signs 880 crore contract with Israel Weapons Industries

Published: March 21, 2020

The Defence Ministry has recently signed an 880-crore contract with Israel Weapons Industries (IWI) for procurement of 16,479 light machine guns (LMGs). According to the contract which was signed with the Israel-based arms industry company, it would provide Negev 7.62 x 51 mm light machine guns to the Indian armed forces. This type of LMG ..

Topics: 

Government to include the regional language in the medicine labels

Published: April 27, 2019

The government procurement agencies should take necessary steps in the tendering process to include the regional language, along with English in the medicine labels by the recommendations of Health and Family Welfare ministry. The aim is to curb fake, sub-standard and expired drugs. At the initial stage, the proposal will be executed for Iron tablets ..

Topics: 

Advertisement