How Defence Ministry’s procurement of 10 lakh hand grenades from private sector is significant?

The Defence Ministry have placed orders with a private firm for the supply of 10 lakh hand grenades. It is first of its kind order. Until now, these products were either imported or made by the Ordnance factories. The grenades will be replacing the vintage design grenades that are used currently. Key Facts The contract Read More…

International Day of Non-Violence on October 2.

The International Day of Non-Violence is observed on October 2 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. United Nations General Assembly started the observance of the day in 2007. The day spreads the message of non-violence. This year the day is being celebrated under the Theme- Shaping Peace Together.  Background The proposal to observe Read More…

Shri Arjun Munda to Launch Largest Market of Tribal Products ‘Tribes India e-Marketplace’ 

Shri Arjun Munda, Union Minister for Tribal Affairs will virtually launch India’s largest handicraft and organic products marketplace, Tribes India E-Marketplace (market.tribesindia.com) on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on October 2, 2020. This e-marketplace in line with the vision of the Prime Minister of making India Aatmanirbhar and self-reliant. Key Facts This is an initiative Read More…

‘Swachhata ke 6 saal, Bemisaal’ : MoHUA to celebrate Six Years of Swachh Bharat Mission

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs will celebrate six years of Swachh Bharat Mission on the occasion of  birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2. The Swachh Bharat mission was launched from Rajghat on October 2, 2014 in order to achieve the aim of Clean India by October 2, 2019 which was celebrated Read More…

Science and Technology Ministry launched CSIR Technologies for Rural Development

The Union Minister of Science and Technology Dr Harsh Vardhan launched the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Technologies for rural development on September 30, 2020. Key Points It is a joint initiative of IIT-Delhi, CSIR, Unnat Bharat Abhiyan and Vijnana Bharti (VIBHA). The initiative was launched on the occasion of 40th foundation day of CSIR- Read More…