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February 07, 2020

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At 55.3, manufacturing PMI hits eight-year high in January

The Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for manufacturing increased to 55.3 in January 2020, reaching the highest in nearly eight years.

India becomes second largest steel producer of Crude Steel

India became the second largest steel producer of crude steel in 2018 at 109.3 MT and in 2019 at 111.2 MT.

Services PMI rises to 7-year high at 55.5 in January

The IHS Markit India Services Business Activity Index stood at 55.5 in January 2020, up from 53.3 in December 2019, denoting a strong start for service sector.

Rs 1,10,828 crore GST Gross Revenue collected for January 2020

The gross GST revenue collected in the month of January 2020 stood at Rs 1,10,828 crore (US$ 15.86 billion).

Contribution of Renewable Energy Sources is estimated to be around 21 per cent of Electricity Demand in 2021-22: R.K. Singh

The contribution of renewable energy sources is estimated to be around 21 per cent of the total electricity demand of the country in the year 2021-22 and 24 per cent by 2026-27.

Various steps have been taken to bring gender parity in School Education; GPI increased from 0.92 in 2014-15 to 1.0 in 2018-19 for Higher Education - HRD Minister

The Gender Parity Index in Higher Education increased during the last five years from 0.92 in 2014-15 to 1.0 in 2018-19 across the country.

154 Clusters Approved During 2018-20 Against a Target of 100 Under Sfurti Scheme

Under Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI), 154 clusters approved during 2018-20 against a target of 100 to promote traditional Industries and Artisan.

President of India Inaugurates 34th Surajkund International Crafts Mela; Urges Everyone to Transform the Philosophy of ‘Buy Local for a Better Tomorrow’ Into a Movement

The President of India, Mr Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the 34th Surajkund International Crafts Mela in Surajkund, Haryana on February 1, 2020.

FM Announces Setting up of Investment Clearance Cell to Provide “End-To-End” Facilitation and Support to Youth

The Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs, Ms Nirmala Sitharaman proposed setting up of an Investment Clearance Cell that will provide end to end facilitation and support to create more opportunities for youth.

73.47 Lakh Candidates Trained Under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)

Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has trained/oriented 73.47 lakh candidates throughout the country under its flagship scheme Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) 2016-20.

Ministry of Tourism has identified 180 Tourist sites for organizing Swachhta Action Plan (SAP) activities during the year 2019-20 to create Swachhta Awareness amongst the tourists

Ministry of Tourism has identified 180 Tourist sites for organising Swachhta Action Plan (SAP) activities to create Swachhta Awareness among tourists and stakeholders across the country under the Swachh Bharat Mission.

Coal stocks at power plants increase by 77 per cent to 34.25 MT: Pralhad Joshi

Coal stocks at power plants peaked to 34.25 million tonnes on January 26, equivalent to 19 days’ consumption, and up by 77 per cent as against 19.36 million tonnes, equivalent to 12 days’ consumption at the same time last year.

7591.99 MW of Renewable Energy commissioned in 2019-20 (up to Dec 2019); 34160 MW RE capacity under implementation: R K Singh

Renewable energy capacity of 7,591.99 MW has been commissioned in the year 2019-20 (up to Dec 2019) and another 34,160 MW is under various stages of implementation.

39 Mega Food Parks and 298 Integrated Cold Chain Projects sanctioned under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY)

The Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) has sanctioned 39 Mega Food Parks and 298 Integrated Cold Chain Projects throughout India.

Capex of Indian Railways for 2020-21 has been pegged at an all-time high of Rs 1,61,042 crore; the emphasis is on continued capacity enhancement through accelerated investments and execution

Capex of Indian Railways for 2020-21 has been pegged at an all-time high of Rs 1,61,042 crore (US$ 23.04 billion) which 17.2 per cent higher as compared with Rs 1,56,352 crore (US$ 22.37 billion) in 2019-20.

7 projects worth Rs 594 Crore sanctioned for J&K and Ladakh under Swadesh Darshan and PRASHAD Schemes: Tourism Minister

The Ministry of Tourism sanctioned seven projects worth Rs 594 crore (US$ 84.99 million) for J&K and Ladakh under Swadesh Darshan and PRASHAD Schemes.

APEDA organizes first ever awareness programme on Agri Exports in A&N Islands

Agriculture and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Government of India along with the Directorate of Industries of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands (A&N Islands) organised an awareness programme in Port Blair, to examine ways to promote the exports of agri products and implementation of the Agri Export Policy in the Islands.

Soil Health Card scheme of Central Govt: A success story; In second phase 11.69 crore Soil Health Cards distributed to farmers in two years

Under the Soil Health Card Scheme Phase-I (years 2015 to 2017), 10.74 crore cards were distributed, while under the Phase-II 11.69 crore cards have been issued during the period 2017-19.