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27,916 Startups Recognized by DPIIT

Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has recognized 27,916 start-ups, as on February 1, 2020.

DefExpo witnesses signing of Over 200 MoUs, ToTs and product launches

Over 200 partnerships involving signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs), Transfer of Technology (ToTs), product launches were concluded on the third day of DefExpo 2020.

DRDO Signs Technology Development Contract with Rosoboronexport Russia

High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL), Pune signed technology development contract with Rosoboronexport, Russia for development of Advanced Pyrotechnic Ignition Systems during DefExpo 2020.

Ease of Living Index and Municipal Performance Index 2019 Launched

Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs launched two Assessment Frameworks, viz. Ease of Living Index (EoLI) and Municipal Performance Index (MPI) 2019 to assess quality of life of citizens in 100 Smart Cities and 14 other Million Plus Cities.

Public Enterprises Survey 2018-19 Tabled in Parliament; Total Paid up Capital in all CPSES as on 31.3.2019 Stood at Rs 2,75,697 Crore Registering a Growth of 8.55per cent

As per the Public Enterprises Survey 2018-19, there were total 348 CPSEs as on March 31, 2019 with total paid up capital stood at Rs 2,75,697 crore (US$ 39.45 billion) showcasing a growth of 8.55 per cent and total financial investment in all CPSEs stood at Rs 16,40,628 crore (US$ 234.74 billion) recording a growth of 14.65 per cent.

Web Portal Launched for Star Rating of Mines in India

Ministry of Coal (MoC) has launched a web portal for star rating of coal mines in order to promote green, safe and sustainable mining practices using technology as a tool.

Over 4.9 Lakh Apprentices Trained in Last 3 Years

Over 4.9 lakh apprentices trained in last three calendar years under Apprenticeship training program of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE).

India Inc’s foreign investment jumps 40 per cent to US$ 2.10 billion in January

Investments by Indian firms in foreign countries rose by nearly 40 per cent in January 2020 to US$ 2.10 billion: RBI

India has potential to increase exports to US$ 15 billion by 2025

India has the potential to increase its goods and services exports to Australia to US$ 15 billion by 2025 and US$ 35 billion by 2035.

President of India Addresses the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of National Institute of Bank Management in Pune; Urges NIBM to Create A Pool of Trained Human Resource to Serve Banking Institutions of Global Standards

The President of India, Mr Ram Nath Kovind, graced and addressed the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM) in Pune, Maharashtra on February 12, 2020 and urged NIBM to create a pool of trained human resources, which is skilled to serve banking institutions of global standards.

Cabinet approves MoU between India and Iceland in the field of Sustainable Fisheries Development

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister of India, Mr Narendra Modi, approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Iceland in the field of Sustainable Fisheries Development.

Dr Harsh Vardhan & Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal “Nishank” releases curriculum for School Health Ambassador Initiative under Ayushman Bharat

Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan and Minister of Human Resource Development, Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ released curriculum for School Health Ambassador Initiative under Ayushman Bharat.

India’s Organic Food Business expected to reach; Rs 75,000 Crore by 2025

The organic food segment in India is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10 per cent during the period 2016-21 and reach Rs 75,000 crore (US$ 10.73 billion) mark by 2025 from Rs 2,700 crore (US$ 386.32 million) in 2015.

Shri Nitin Gadkari Flags off Apiary on Wheels

‘Apiary on Wheels’, a unique concept designed by KVIC for the easy upkeep and migration of Bee Boxes having live Bee colonies, was flagged off by the Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Mr Nitin Gadkari in Delhi, in the presence of Mr V.K. Saxena, Chairman KVIC.

Dr Jitendra Singh performs the Bhoomi Poojan of AIIMS Jammu, a 750-bed hospital with Super Specialty Departments

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh performed the Bhoomi Poojan ceremony of the AIIMS building in Jammu, which would be a 750-bed hospital with super specialty Departments.

Union Culture and Tourism Minister Shri Prahlad Singh Patel and Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Vijay Rupani inaugurate the two day meet on Destination Management and Community Participation in Gujarat

Minister of State for Tourism and Culture (IC), Mr Prahlad Singh Patel and Chief Minister of Gujarat, Mr Vijay Rupani inaugurated the two-day event on Destination Management and Community Participation, in Gujarat on February 13, 2020.