Piyush Goyal Current Affairs, GK & News

Integration of Gati Shakti master plan with geospatial maps

Recently, Union Minister Piyush Goyal announced that the Pradhan Mantri Gati Shakti National Master Plan will now be linked to geospatial maps to prevent unnecessary cost escalation. Key Points This linking will help in developing future infrastructure in a planned manner, curbing cost escalation and saving taxpayers money, besides enhancing India’s cost competitiveness. As of ..

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Decriminalization of Legal Metrology Act

Speaking at the National Workshop on the Legal Metrology Act, the Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution urged state governments to support the decriminalization of the Legal Metrology Act. What is legal metrology? It is regulation and standardization of methodology of weighments and measurements. What is the aim of the National Workshop ..

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Harsh V Shringla: India’s Chief G20 Coordinator

For the G20 summit, which will be hosted in 2023 by India, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla has been appointed as its chief coordinator. Overview: Shringla will be retiring on 30th April 2022 and will take charge of this new role from 1st This role has been newly created by the government to organize the ..

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India-Australia Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement

An economic cooperation and trade agreement has been signed between India and Australia. Under this agreement, Australia will be providing duty-free access for over 95 percent of Indian goods like leather, textiles, sports products, and jewellery in its market. Overview: Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan and Piyush Goyal, Commerce and Industry ..

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Revamp of Commerce Department

The government plans to reorganize the commerce department so that it can implement a more organized trade promotion strategy with clear targets. A dedicated trade promotion organization and a trade remedies review committee have been proposed as part of the strategy. Overview: The Department of Commerce will have a setup that will be sensitive to the ..

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India-UAE Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement – Update (February, 2022)

India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed a trade agreement that will decrease import duties on the majority of Indian exports to the UAE. The Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) is the Narendra Modi government’s first significant trade agreement since coming to power in 2014. Overview: Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal and UAE ..

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