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Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme

The Government of India recently announced that it is to expand the PLI (Production Linked Incentive) scheme to more than ten sectors. This includes food processing, leather, textiles, battery manufacturing. The pharmaceuticals (and medical devices) and electronics are already under the scheme. These sectors were suggested by NITI Aayog. The rest four sectors are to ..

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GoI lifts ban on PPE exports; monthly quota set as 5 million units

On June 29, 2020, the Government of India lifted the ban on export of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Also, it has fixed a monthly quota of 5 million units. Highlights The Ministry of Commerce has enforced a new rule along side lifting the ban on PPE exports. According to the new rule, an enterprise or ..

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Light Weight Carbon Foam Batteries developed by CSIR

The researcher from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed light carbon foam that will replace lead batteries. The carbon foam is easy to fabricate, non-toxic and affordable. Highlights The researcher is a recipient of INSPIRE Faculty award. The material developed by the institute has the potential to replace lead-acid batteries. It is ..

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Smart City Programme: Control rooms in 50 cities for Lock Down 3.0

On May 4, 2020, the Government of India implemented phase III of COVID-9 lock down. With the third lock down relaxing restrictions all over the country, major cities are still vulnerable to the spread of the virus. Hence, to fight the virus more efficiently and maintain a routine life, control rooms have been set up ..

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CII Report: “Exit from Lock Down”

The Confederation of Indian Industries recently published its report “Exit from Lock Down”. Under the report, the confederation suggests slow and staggered approach of reopening of industrial sectors. Key Highlights of the report The Report suggests classification of geographies as red, amber and green. This should be done based on the incidence of COVID-19 cases. ..

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