Government Policies Current Affairs - 2020

Export Preparedness Index, 2020 released by NITI Aayog

On August 26, 2020, the NITI Aayog released the Export Preparedness Index (EPI). The think tank was partnered by Institute of Competitiveness. Highlights Gujarat has topped the index followed by Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. This is mainly because of their location near the coast. The other three coastal states that featured in the top ten Read More…

Karnataka to build Industrial Corridor between Bidar and Mysuru

On August 17, 2020, the Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwanthnarayan announced that the State Government is to build an industrial corridor between Mysuru and Bidar. This is being done to augment the development of commerce and industry in the state. Highlights The projects will help Karnataka achieve its target of 35 lakh crore Read More…

Andhra Pradesh State Industrial Development Policy 2020-23

The Andhra Pradesh Government has launched a new State Industrial Development Policy for the year 2020-23. The policy aimed to create employment for youth and match national average in industrial GVA per capita. The previous Industrial Development Policy of the state was implemented between 2015-20 Highlights The policy was unveiled by the State Industries Minister Read More…

Facts Box: Delhi electric Vehicle Policy

On August 7, 2020, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched “Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy”. Under the new policy, the State Government of Delhi will waive registration fee and road tax. Also, it will provide an incentive of up to Rs 1.5 lakhs for new cars in the NCR region. Highlights The policy aims to boost Read More…

Update on National Policy on Skill Development

On March 20, 2020, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship presented the update on National Policy on Skill Development in Rajya Sabha Highlights The following initiatives have been taken under the policy by the Ministry since 2015 The Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana was launched under the policy. It provides short term skill training to Read More…