FDI Current Affairs - 2020

Union Government Approved Amendment to FDI Policy in Defence Sector

The union Government of India have approved Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) of 74%. This FDI has been allowed under the automatic route in defence sector. This will attract more overseas investors in the defence industry. This announcement was made by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) Background Government of India has Read More…

India to start bidding process of procuring six submarines

The Indian Navy is to acquire 24 new submarines. This is being done to bolster India’s underwater fighting capabilities. India is to launch the bidding process of procuring these submarines in September 2020. Highlights The submarines are to be built in India. Of these six are nuclear attack submarines and are to be built at Read More…

World Investment Report released by UNCTAD

On June 16, 2020, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development released its World Investment Report, 2020. According to the report, India is the 9th largest recipient of FDI in 2019. Key Findings: India According to the report, the FDI of India has increased from 42 billion USD in 2018 to 51 million USD Read More…

Forex Reserves of India are rising

The Forex Reserves of India are increasing and are to hit 500 billion USD soon. In May 2020, the Indian Forex Reserves touched an all time high of 493 billion USD. What is Foreign Exchange Reserve? The Foreign Exchange Reserves are the reserve assets that are held by the central bank in foreign currencies. It Read More…

First 12,000 HP Electric Loco operationalized by Indian Railways

On May 19, 2020, the Indian Railways operationalized the first 12,000 HP electric locomotive. The locomotive was built by the French Alstom Company under the Make in India initiative. Highlights The locomotive was manufactured at the Madhepura Electric Locomotive in Bihar. It is capable of hauling 6000 tonnes at a top speed of 120 km/hr. Read More…