local produce: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Enhanced Import Duty on Bamboo Sticks

Published: June 12, 2020

The Government of India had recently announced that the import duty on bamboo sticks is to be increased from 10% to 25%. This is to have great impact on Agarbatti industry creating at least 1 lakh new jobs according to KVIC (Khadi and Village Industries Commission). Background The decision of enhancing the import duty was ..

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26 Defence Items approved by Defence Ministry to boost Make in India

Published: May 21, 2020

On May 20, 2020, the Ministry of Defence approved procurement of 26 defence items to boost “Make in India” initiative. This was done through the amendment of Public Procurement Order 2017. Highlights The Ministry of Defence has so far notified 127 items to under which the local suppliers will be given preference. Of these 127 ..

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Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana to be launched by Chhattisgarh

Published: May 16, 2020

The Chhattisgarh State Government is to launch the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana. The scheme is to be launched on May 21, 2020. The scheme is being launched to commemorate the death anniversary of the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Highlights The scheme will infuse Rs 5,100 crores into the rural economy of the state. ..

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SAMARTH scheme implemented by NIT Kurukshetra

Published: May 15, 2020

On May 14, 2020, NIT implemented the SAMARTH scheme. It was developed by the Department of Higher Education operating under Ministry of Human Resources and Development developed SAMARTH, an e-governance platform. The platform was developed under National Mission of Education in Information and Communication Technology Scheme. It is called the NMEICT Scheme in short. About ..

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KVIC to implement “Vocal for Local” initiative; Issues Guidelines

Published: May 14, 2020

Prime Minister Modi recently announced “Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan”. Under the scheme, around 20 lakh crore rupees have been allocated. Along with the scheme, the Prime Minister also announced “Vocal for Local”. The KVIC (Khadi and Village Industries Commission) has come forward to become “Vocal for Local”. Vocal for Local The Vocal for Local aims ..

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