February 15, 2020
Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has recognized 27,916 start-ups, as on February 1, 2020.
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.
High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL), Pune signed technology development contract with Rosoboronexport, Russia for development of Advanced Pyrotechnic Ignition Systems during DefExpo 2020.
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.
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.
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 three calendar years under Apprenticeship training program of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE).
Investments by Indian firms in foreign countries rose by nearly 40 per cent in January 2020 to US$ 2.10 billion: RBI
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.