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Defence Canteens ban import of finished goods

The Government controlled Canteen Stores Department that operates canteens of defence forces are to ban the imported items. This is applicable to all the Fast Moving Consumer Goods and Liquor, consumer durables and footwear. Highlights Out of 5,500 items sold by the Canteen Store Department, more than 420 are imported. This data was provided by ..

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Defence Ministry places 10 lakh hand grenades order with private sector for the first time

On October 1, 2020, the Defence Ministry placed orders with a private firm for the first time. The order has been placed for the supply of 10 lakh hand grenades. These grenades will replace the vintage design grenades that are in use. So far, these products were either imported or made by the Ordnance factories. ..

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Agappe Chitra Magna launched by SCTIMST to detect COVID-19

On May 20, 2020, the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Science and Technology operating under Department of Science and Technology has launched magnetic nano particle based RNA extraction kit called “Agappe Chitra Magna”. Highlights The Agappe Chitra Magna kit was validated by the National Institute of Virology. The kit was developed by the SCTIMST ..

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GoI launches Suraksha Store Initiative

The Department of Consumer Affairs operating under Ministry of Consumer Affairs and Food and Public Distribution launched Suraksha Store Initiative. It aims at health and safety of the citizens during lockdown. Highlights The Department of Consumer Affairs has joined hands with a Tech Start Up Safejob and Seekify to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at ..

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CSIR Technology of Electrostatic Disinfection transferred for Commercialization

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research – Central Scientific Instrument Organization (CSIR-CSIO) has developed a technology for sanitization and effective disinfection. The CSIR-CSIO has transferred the technology to a Nagpur based company Rite Water Solutions Private Limited. Highlights The Disinfectant technology has been found to be highly effective and efficient to stop the spread ..

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