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Current Affairs Today – 18th July 2020

NEWS AT A GLANCE

  1. The The United Nations observes Nelson Mandela International Day on 18 July every year.
  2. Income Tax Department launched a new tool for the banks and post offices that will ensure tax deduction at source (TDS) on the cash withdrawals beyond the threshold.
  3. IndusInd Bank has announced its successful integration with CRMNEXT, the leading enterprise solution provider for banks and financial services.
  4. India’s foreign exchange reserves have swelled by 3.108 billion dollars to reach a fresh all-time high of 516.362 billion dollars in the week ended 10th July 2020.
  5. Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has opened first-of-its-kind footwear training center in Delhi to train the marginalized community of leather artisans.
  6. All capitals of North-Eastern states will be connected to the rail network by 2023.
  7. Maharashtra government has initiated a measure “HEALTHCARE SERVICE AT YOUR DOORSTEP” in Nashik.
  8. Odisha Government announced that transgenders are to be included under Madhu Babu Pension Yojana.
  9. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat inaugurated ‘Smriti Van’ at Asthal village of Dehradun district in memory of late Jeet Singh Negi, famous folk singer of the state on the occasion of Harela festival.
  10. The Delhi government has extended the ban on manufacture, storage, sale and distribution of gutkha and pan masala for one more year.
  11. Pakistan and China have signed an agreement for the construction of the Azad Pattan Hydel Power Project.
  12. Prior to holding this position, Ossouka Raponda served as Defence Minister since February 2019.
  13. India and Chile join the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) and co-hosted the official launch of 2021 International Year of Fruits and Vegetables, the side event of 2020 High-level Political forum – “On the road to the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables 2021.
  14. The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will organise a virtual Tea Conclave from 1st September to 30th November.
  15. India is the third top-most country among 48 nations, in the 2020 Global Manufacturing Risk Index (MRI), for having the most-suitable locations for global manufacturing in terms of cost competitiveness and operating conditions.
  16. On July, 17, 2020, India and United States signed Memorandum of Understanding to begin discussions on storing petroleum reserves in the US soil.
  17. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has announced the recipients of the International Press Freedom Awards 2020.
  18. Bollywood actor, Priyanka Chopra Jonas has been chosen as the ambassador of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2020.
  19. Spanish professional football club, Real Madrid has been crowned La Liga Champions for the 34th time after defeating Villarreal 2–1 at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano in Madrid, with one match remaining.
  20. Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), Faridabad has developed a synthetic peptide-based vaccine candidate targeting CoronaVirus.
  21. Government of India announced that five portals are being developed by different organizations to promote innovation in India.
  22. A mobile application of PM Street Vendor’s Atmanirbhar Nidhi, PM SVANidhi was launched in New Delhi to bring micro-credit facility for street vendors at their door steps.

NEWS IN DETAILS

IMPORTANT DAYS AND THEMES

International Nelson Mandela Day celebrated on 18 July

  • The United Nations observes Nelson Mandela International Day on 18 July every year.
  • The day acknowledges Nelson Mandela’s contribution to the struggle for democracy internationally and the promotion of a culture of peace throughout the world.
  • Nelson Mandela Day is an occasion for all to take action and inspire change.
  • In 2020, the essence of Mandela Day – take action, inspire change, and make every day a Mandela Day – is more important than ever before.

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

  • Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a political leader and philanthropist who served as the 1st President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.
  • He was born on 18th July 1918.
  • He is also considered by many to be the father of South Africa.

Prizes won by him:

  • Sakharov Prize -1988
  • Bharat Ratna- 1990
  • Nishan-e-Pakistan- 1992
  • Nobel Peace Prize- 1993

History

  • The day is celebrated in honour of Nelson Mandela and it is marked on July 18, which is his birthday.
  • The United Nations General Assembly officially declared the day in November 2009, and the first UN Mandela Day was held on July 18, 2010. But other groups had been marking the day since July 18, 2009.

Mandela Day focus areas and goals 2019-2029:

  • Goal 1: Provision of quality education for all children.
  • Goal 2: All children in Early Childhood Development (ECD) to have access to learning resources for development.
  • Goal 3: Reduce hunger in families through the provision of nutritious meals.
  • Goal 4: Eliminate malnutrition and stunting in young children
  • Goal 5: Provide safe shelter for families to live and thrive in.
  • Goal 6: Eliminate homelessness.
  • Goal 7: Sanitation that is safe in every school.
  • Goal 8: Enable access of safe sanitation to all communities to.
  • Goal 9: Dedicate more resources to supporting poverty eradication projects.
  • Goal 10: Encourage public participation and activist voices towards the eradication of poverty and inequality.

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United Nations (UN)

  • Headquarters: New York, United States
  • Founded: 24 October 1945, San Francisco (UN Day)
  • Official languages: Arabic,Chinese, English, Frenc, Russian, Spanish
  • Secretary General (9th): António Guterres (Portugal)
  • Member Countries: 193 (South Sudan -2014)
  • Organs of the UN: the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, the Trusteeship Council, the International Court of Justice, and the UN Secretariat.

BANKING & FINANCE

Income Tax Department launches tool for Banks to ascertain TDS applicability rates on cash withdrawals

  • The Income Tax Department launched a new tool for the banks and post offices that will ensure tax deduction at source (TDS) on the cash withdrawals beyond the threshold.
  • With the help of the tool, post offices and banks will be able to ascertain the TDS applicability rates on the cash withdrawals of above Rs. 20 lakh in case a person is a non- filer of the income tax return and that of above Rs. 1 crore in case of a filer of Income-tax return.
  • On the cash withdrawal exceeding Rs. 20 lakhs, TDS will be deductible at the rate of 2% and it will be deductible at the rate of 5% if the amount exceeds 1 Crore, in case the person withdrawing is a non- filer of the income tax return.

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Income Tax Department

  • Founded: 1860
  • Headquarters: New Delhi

IndusInd Bank integrates with CRMNEXT to boost customer engagement

  • IndusInd Bank has announced its successful integration with CRMNEXT, the leading enterprise solution provider for banks and financial services.
  • This integration will enable the Bank to simplify the process of customer on-boarding, introduce new products, and meet customer demands by automating and customizing processes to fit the modern-day financial requirements
  • The CRMNEXT platform will empower IndusInd Bank with an intelligence driven ‘Customer Action Center’ which will provide complete information on customers acquired from multiple sources, and make it available on a single intuitive screen.

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IndusInd Bank

  • CEO: Sumant Kathpalia
  • Headquarters: Pune
  • Tagline: We Make You Feel Richer
  • Owner: Hinduja Group
  • Founder: S. P. Hinduja
  • Subsidiaries: Indusind Bank Ltd, Asset Management Arm, IndusInd Financial Inclusion, Indusind Bank Limited

BUSINESS & ECONOMY

India’s foreign exchange reserves reach all-time high of 516.362 billion dollars

  • India’s foreign exchange reserves have swelled by 3.108 billion dollars to reach a fresh all-time high of 516.362 billion dollars in the week ended 10th July 2020.
  • In the previous week, the reserves had increased by 6.416 billion dollars to end at 513.54 billion dollars.
  • India’s special drawing rights with the International Monetary Fund rose by 5 million dollars to reach 1.453 billion dollars, while the country’s reserve position also increased by 19 million dollars to 4.545 billion dollars.

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Forex: The foreign exchange market is a global decentralized or over-the-counter market for the trading of currencies. This market determines foreign exchange rates for every currency. It includes all aspects of buying, selling and exchanging currencies at current or determined prices.

NATIONAL CURRENT AFFAIRS

KVIC opens footwear training center in Delhi for leather artisans

  • Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has opened first-of-its-kind footwear training center in Delhi to train the marginalized community of leather artisans.
  • The center has been established with the technical knowhow of Central Footwear Training Institute (CFTI), Agra which is a unit of the Ministry of MSME.
  • The KVIC-CFTI Footwear Training Cum Production Center located at Gandhi Darshan, Rajghat, will provide a comprehensive two months training program to leather artisans for making high-quality footwear.

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KVIC

  • Founded: 1956
  • Purpose: To plan, promote, facilitate, organise and assist in the establishment and development of khadi and village industries
  • Headquarters: Mumbai
  • Agency executive: Vinai Kumar Saxena (Chairperson)
  • Parent agency: Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Type: Statutory corporation

All capitals cities of North-Eastern states to be connected with rail network by 2023

  • All capitals of North-Eastern states will be connected to the rail network by 2023.
  • This announced was made by Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav.
  • Work to connect capitals of Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Meghalaya is in progress.
  • Attempts to connect every part of Jammu and Kashmir to the railway are underway at full speed, and the Katra-Banihal rail link project is likely to be completed by December 2022.

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Railway Board

  • Founded: March 1905
  • Headquarters location: New Delhi
  • Chairman VK Yadav
  • Parent organization: Ministry of Railways

STATE CURRENT AFFAIRS

‘Healthcare Service At Your Doorstep’ initiative started in Nashik

  • Maharashtra government has initiated a measure “HEALTHCARE SERVICE AT YOUR DOORSTEP” in Nashik.
  • The initiative taken by the state’s public health department and district administration to deploy 556 squads in predominantly tribal villages of Nashik is yielding positive results in containing the spread of Covid-19.
  • Nashik which has 15 talukas has been affected due to the virus which has wreaked havoc in other parts of the state as well.
  • There are around 2,279 active cases in the district as of today. “Healthcare service at your doorstep” is a unique concept as it comprises medical officers, health workers, ASHA workers and a social activist who visit patients directly at their residence.

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Maharashtra:

  • Capital: Mumbai
  • Chief Minister: Uddhav Thackeray
  • Governor: Bhagat Singh Koshyari
  • National Parks: Chandoli National Park, Nawegaon National Park, Gugamal National Park, Pench National Park, Sanjay Gandhi (Borivilli) National Park, Tadoba National Park
  • Wildlife Sanctuaries: Amba Barwa WLS, Bor WLS, Great Indian Bustard WLS,

Lonar WLS, Melghat WLS, Gangewadi New Great Indian Bustard WLS, etc.

Odisha’s Madhu Babu Pension Scheme now include Transgenders

  • Odisha Government announced that transgenders are to be included under Madhu Babu Pension Yojana.
  • In order to avail the benefits of the scheme, the transgenders should have a certificate issued under Section 6 of Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019.
  • Also, the income of the beneficiary should not be exceeding Rs 40,000 per year.

Madhu Babu Pension Yojana

  • The scheme was launched in the state of Odisha in 2008.
  • It is a merger of two pension schemes namely Revised Old Age Pension Rules, 1989 and Disability Pension Rules, 1985.
  • Under the scheme, the state government will provide pension to the state beneficiaries.
  • This includes persons with disabilities, widows and now transgenders have been included.
  • Madhu Babu Pension Yojana is a social security scheme that was launched in the state of Odisha.
  • Under the scheme, around 5,000 transgenders are to receive Rs 500, Rs 700 and Rs 900 per month as pension.
  • The women currently fighting in divorce cases are also to be brought under the scheme.

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Odisha:

  • Statehood Day: 1st April 1936
  • Capital: Bhubaneswar
  • Governor :Ganeshi Lal
  • Chief Minister: Naveen Patnaik

Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat Inaugurated ‘Smriti Van’ on Harela festival

  • Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat inaugurated ‘Smriti Van’ at Asthal village of Dehradun district in memory of late Jeet Singh Negi, famous folk singer of the state on the occasion of Harela festival.
  • Harela(means the day of green) festival, a Hindu festival is celebrated by people from the Kumaon region of the state of Uttarakhand and in some parts of Himachal Pradesh.
  • The festival is celebrated thrice every year, the first Harela during Chaitra Navrati, the second during Sharad Navratri in the month of Ashwin and third, Shravan Harela, is celebrated on July 16 this year (2020)

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Uttarakhand:

  • Statehood Day: 9th November 2000
  • Capital: Dehradun (Winter), Gairsain (Summer)
  • Chief Minister: Trivendra Singh Rawat
  • Governor: Baby Rani Maurya
  • National Park :Jim Corbett NP, Gangotri NP, Nanda Devi NP, Rajaji NP

Delhi extends ban on manufacturing, storage, distribution of gutkha, pan masala for one more year

  • The Delhi government has extended the ban on manufacture, storage, sale and distribution of gutkha and pan masala for one more year.
  • Food Safety Commissioner D N Singh issued a notification on the ban of these products.
  • The city government’s Food Safety Department has been issuing notification on the ban of gutkha and pan masala for the last four years.

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Delhi:

  • Governor: Anil Baijal
  • Chief Minister: Arvind Kejriwal

INTERNATIONAL CURRENT AFFAIRS

An agreement signed by China and Pakistan for “Azad Pattan Hydel Power Project”

  • Pakistan and China have signed an agreement for the construction of the Azad Pattan Hydel Power Project.
  • Prime Minister Imran Khan signed the agreement with China’s Gezhouba for the Azad Pattan Hydropower Project at a ceremony in Islamabad.
  • The 700 MW Azad Pattan hydel power project will be on the Jhelum river in Sudhoti district of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK).
  • Objective: to enable the country to move towards cheaper and greener power while generating local job opportunities.
  • The project is expected to be completed in 2026.
  • The $1.5-billion project is the second power project under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
  • The first agreement, for the 1,100 MW Kohala project, was signed on June 23.
  • That project, worth $2.3 billion, too will come upon the Jhelum near Muzaffarabad.
  • The Azad Pattan Hydropower Project is a 700 MW hydroelectric power station on the Jhelum River roughly 7 km upstream of Azad Pattan Bridge in the Sudhanoti District, PoK and 90 km from Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan.

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China (Capital/Currency): Beijing/Renminbi

  • President: Xi Jinping
  • Official Language: Mandarin

Pakistan (Capital/Currency): Islamabad/Pakistani Rupee

  • President: Arif Alvi
  • Prime Minister: Imran Khan

First woman PM of Gabon – Ossouka Raponda

  • Prior to holding this position, Ossouka Raponda served as Defence Minister since February 2019.
  • Her appointment is the fourth cabinet reshuffle by the President of Gabon, Ali Bongo Ondimba since January 2019.
  • Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda has been appointed as the first woman prime minister of Gabon.
  • She is the 12th PM of the country and succeeds Julien Nkoghe Bekale.

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Gabon (Capital/Currency): Libreville/Central African CFA franc

  • Prime Minister: Ossouka Raponda

India in partnership with Chile & UN’s FAO Co-Hosted Event, “On the road to the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables 2021”

  • India and Chile join the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) and co-hosted the official launch of 2021 International Year of Fruits and Vegetables, the side event of 2020 High-level Political forum – “On the road to the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables 2021.
  • Chile had championed to declare the year 2021 as an ‘International Year of Fruits and Vegetables’ by UN General Assembly in 2019.

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Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

  • Headquarters: Rome, Italy
  • Head: Qu Dongyu
  • Founded: 16 October 1945, Quebec City, Canada
  • Parent organization: United Nations Economic and Social Council
  • Formation: 16 October 1945
  • Area: Europe

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Chile (Capital/Currency): Santiago/Peso

  • President: Sebastián Piñera

SUMMITS AND CONFERENCES

CII to hold virtual Tea Conclave from September 1

  • The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will organise a virtual Tea Conclave from 1st September to 30th November.
  • Digital conferences, exhibition of different varieties of tea, products related to tea industry, and have a buyer-seller meet spread over a period of 90 days.
  • The CII in the past has organized eight tea conclaves – five in Siliguri and two in Guwahati.
  • This tea conclave will be a virtual one and will have virtual stalls similar to regular exhibitions. Producers and manufacturers will be able to display their products in the stalls. Buyers and tea connoisseurs can visit the stalls.
  • This platform will also be an opportunity to launch new products as well as for start-ups & innovators.
  • Theme of the Conference: Chai Piyo Swasth Raho (Drink tea and remain healthy).

Note: 21st May- International Tea Day

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Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

  • President: Uday Kotak
  • Headquarters location: New Delhi
  • Founded: 1895
  • Members: Direct 9,000+; Indirect 300,000
  • Purpose: Create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India

RANKS AND INDICES

India Ranks Third in Global Manufacturing Risk Index 2020, China Tops: Cushman & Wakefield Report

  • India is the third top-most country among 48 nations, in the 2020 Global Manufacturing Risk Index (MRI), for having the most-suitable locations for global manufacturing in terms of cost competitiveness and operating conditions.

Highlights:

  • The annual Global Manufacturing Risk Index (MRI) report was released by the US-based property consultant Cushman & Wakefield, to rank the most suitable locations for global manufacturing among 48 countries in Europe, Americas, and the Asia-Pacific.
  • China and the United States retain the top two positions respectively in MRI 2020, while India has moved one place higher from previous edition of the report, to rank third in MRI 2020.
  • Each of the country has been assessed in four key areas: Bounce back ability, Conditions, Costs and Risks
  • The MRI 2020 report also includes analysis of the impact of Covid-19 on the global manufacturing sector and the ability of the countries to restart their manufacturing sectors once confinement measures are relaxed and business starts to return to normal.

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Cushman & Wakefield

  • Headquarters: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • CEO: W. Brett White

 AGREEMENTS AND MOU SIGNED

India signs MoU with US to store strategic reserves of petroleum

  • On July, 17, 2020, India and United States signed Memorandum of Understanding to begin discussions on storing petroleum reserves in the US soil.
  • A virtual US-India Strategic Energy Partnership Ministerial was held between the Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan and Energy Secretary of US Dan Brouillette.
  • The countries signed Memorandum of Understanding to begin discussions on cooperation and maintenance of strategic petroleum reserves.
  • This includes exchange of information and best practices as well.
  • US-India Strategic Energy Partnership works to support sustainable energy development. Under this, the countries collaborate on smart grids, renewable energy, clean energy and unconventional sources of energy.
  • Under the partnership, India-US has increased their hydrocarbon trade in the last three years.
  • The bilateral hydrocarbon trade was 9.2 billion USD between 2019-20.
  • India and US are currently working on carbon capture, utilization and storage.

NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL  AWARDS

CPJ International Press Freedom Award 2020 announced

  • The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has announced the recipients of the International Press Freedom Awards 2020.
  • CPJ International Press Freedom Awards honor journalists or their publications around the world who show courage in defending press freedom despite facing attacks, threats, or imprisonment.

The winners are:

Shahidul Alam from Bangladesh

  • Shahidul Alam is a photojournalist and commenter. He is the founder of the Pathshala Media Institute and the Drik photo library. He was in jail for 102 days and was released in November 2018.

Mohammad Mosaed from Iran

  • Mohammad Mosaed is a freelance economic reporter. He was forced to resign from a reformist newspaper under government pressure as he publishes news on social media platforms.

 Dapo Olorunyomi from Nigeria

  • He is the co-founder, CEO, and publisher of the Nigerian newspaper Premium Times. He was twice arrested before hiding in 1995 and was arrested with a colleague during a police raid on his newspaper on a defamation charge in 2017.

Svetlana Prokopyeva from Russia

  • She is a regional correspondent for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, known as Radio Svoboda.

Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award 2020- Amal Clooney

Amal Clooney

  • She has represented embattled reporters around the world, including Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo of Reuters, who were imprisoned in Myanmar for 17 months. She promotes freedom of speech and journalism through the Clooney Foundation for Justice’s TrialWatch initiative, which monitors the trials of journalists worldwide and provides free legal representation for those in need.

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Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)

  • Headquarters: New York, United States
  • Founder: Michael Massing
  • Founded: 1981
  • Affiliation: IFEX
  • Purposes: Freedom of the press, Human rights (journalist human rights)

APPOINTMENTS IN NEWS

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2020 appointed Priyanka Chopra Jonas as its ambassador

  • Bollywood actor, Priyanka Chopra Jonas has been chosen as the ambassador of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2020.
  • Priyanka has joined the list of 50 celebrated filmmakers and actors who are invited as the ambassadors of the TIFF.
  • Bollywood filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has also been chosen for TIFF 2020.
  • The esteemed film festival will be opting for digital screenings and virtual red carpets in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The festival is scheduled to kick off from September 10 to September 19, 2020.

SPORTS CURRENT AFFAIRS

Real Madrid clinch record 34th La Liga title

  • Spanish professional football club, Real Madrid has been crowned La Liga Champions for the 34th time after defeating Villarreal 2–1 at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano in Madrid, with one match remaining.
  • Karim Benzema was the leading scorer for a 2-1 victory against Villarreal.
  • Real Madrid, who are standing at the top spot with 26 wins from 37 matches, will lock horns with Leganes in their last game of the 2019-2020 La Liga season on July 20.

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY CURRENT AFFAIRS

THSTI Faridabad develops synthetic peptide-based vaccine candidate targeting CoronaVirus

  • Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), Faridabad has developed a synthetic peptide-based vaccine candidate targeting CoronaVirus.
  • The potential vaccine targets the spike domain of the Virus to generate an immune response that could block the viral invasion.
  • The multi-epitope-based vaccine candidate was developed by stitching the desired peptides to produce the protein.
  • This approach generates potential neutralizing antibodies and also reduces antibody-dependent pulmonary immune pathology.
  • Synthetic peptides provide novel and affordable strategy not only in development of a potential COVID-19 Vaccine but also in production of anti-viral blocking agents.

WEBPORTALS & APP  IN NEWS

To boost Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan GOI launches Five portals

  • Government of India announced that five portals are being developed by different organizations to promote innovation in India.
  • This will help boost Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan mission.

Highlights

The portals being developed are for specific sectors and are as follows:

  • BHEL for power sector
  • CMFTI for manufacturing sector
  • HMT for machine tools
  • ICAT and ARAI for automotive sector.
  • The portals were launched to bring the problem solvers and solution seekers together.
  • The portal will focus on academia, industry, research institute, startups and experts.

ASPIRE portal

  • The ASPIRE portal was prepared by ICAT (International Centre for Automotive Technology). The portal is to be completely functional to host grand challenges and provide elaborate resource databases.
  • The portals will help to make their target sectors self-reliant (Atma Nirbhar).

The activities in the portal will include the following:

  • Research and Development
  • Technological Innovations
  • Manufacturing and Process Technology Development
  • To conduct market research and technology surveys
  • Quality problem resolution

PM SVANidhi app launched to provide micro-credit facility for street vendors at their door steps

  • A mobile application of PM Street Vendor’s Atmanirbhar Nidhi, PM SVANidhi was launched in New Delhi to bring micro-credit facility for street vendors at their door steps.
  • PM SVANidhi Mobile App aims to provide user-friendly digital interface for lending institutions and their field functionaries for sourcing and processing loan applications of street vendors under the scheme.
  • The app is a step towards boosting the use of digital technology and will enable field functionaries to ensure maximum coverage of the scheme.
  • The main features of the application include e-KYC (Know Your Customer) of application, real-time monitoring, vendor search in the survey and processing of applicants.
  • The launch of Mobile App will give impetus to the implementation strategy of the scheme besides promoting paper-less digital accessing of micro-credit facilities by the street vendors.
  • The app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store for use by the lending institutions and their field functionaries.

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PM SVANidhi

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