Current Affairs – July, 2020

Mukhyamantri Ghar Ghar Ration Yojana launched in Delhi

On July 21, 2020, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched “Mukhya Mantri Ghar Ghar Ration Yojana”. The scheme is to help the eligible beneficiaries get ration delivered at home. Highlights The scheme is to run for 6-7 months. Under the scheme, the Delhi government will deliver wheat, rice, flour and sugar in hygienically packed bags. Read More…

“Manodarpan” initiative to be launched by Ministry of HRD

On July 21, 2020, Ministry of Human Resources and Development will launch “Manodarpan” initiative under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. The initiative is being launched to provide psychosocial support to the students for their mental well being. Highlights The Ministry of Human Resources and Development believes that it is essential to provide focus on mental health Read More…

DPIIT suggests to freeze changes in Defence Procurement Policy

On July 20, 2020, the Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade has suggested to freeze changes in Defence Procurement Policy for 4 to 5 years. Background The Defence Procurement Policy has gone through six revisions between 2015 and 2017. This underlines lack of long-term stability in regulations. Lack of long-term policy The Defence Read More…

Defence Ministry signs agreement with BEML to procure 1,512 mine ploughs

On July 20, 2020, the Defence Ministry signed a contract with the Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) to procure 1,512 mine plough devices at a cost of Rs 557 crores. Highlights The Mine Plough is a device that helps tanks to clear minefields. The mine ploughs are to be fitted with T-90 tanks. The induction Read More…

Four P-8I aircrafts to arrive India in 2021

The Defence Acquisition Council cleared the purchase of six P-8I aircrafts in 2019. Of this, four are to arrive in 2021. There are talks to acquire six more. Highlights The P-8I aircrafts are mainly used for maritime surveillance purposes. India’s long-range reconnaissance, anti-submarine, electronic jamming and surveillance capabilities in the Indian Ocean Region will get Read More…