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Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana: 6.8 crore free Cylinders distributed

On May 21, 2020, the Government of India announced that around 6.8 crore free cylinders have been distributed under Prdhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana. Highlights Under the scheme, free LPG cylinders are being provided by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. This covers more than 8 core beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana. The beneficiaries ..

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E-Conclave for Defence MSMEs held

On May 21, 2020, the Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh chaired the E-Conclave of Defence MSME (Micro Small and Medium Enterprises). Highlights The E-conclave was organized by CII (Confederation of Indian Industry), SIDM (Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers) and Department of Defence Production. Around 800 Defence MSMEs participated in the conclave that was held through ..

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

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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First 12,000 HP Electric Loco operationalized by Indian Railways

On May 19, 2020, the Indian Railways operationalized the first 12,000 HP electric locomotive. The locomotive was built by the French Alstom Company under the Make in India initiative. Highlights The locomotive was manufactured at the Madhepura Electric Locomotive in Bihar. It is capable of hauling 6000 tonnes at a top speed of 120 km/hr. ..

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Indian Air Force shelves three main projects

On May 18, 2020, the Indian Air Force Chief RKS Bhadauria announced that it will shelve three main projects of worth Rs 8,000 crores. This is because the Central Government is pushing for Make in India. Currently, the Government of India is to focus on indigenization. Highlights Prime Minister Modi recently announced Atma Nirbhar Bharat ..

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