India imports Current Affairs - 2020

India-US-Israel Summit: Collaboration in 5G Technology

India, Israel and the Unites States recently held a summit virtually. During the summit, the countries decided to work together in 5G technology. Highlights The trilateral summit was initiated by PM Modi during his visit to Israel in 2017. The outcomes of the summit were not disclosed due to security concerns. India-Israel Israel is the Read More…

Piyush Goyal hints India’s Export in June 2020 has ‘Recovered’ after Contracting Drastically in April and May

The setbacks to the Indian economy in the first two months of the Financial Year (FY) due to the COVID-19 pandemic seems to be finally over as on 3rd July 2020 the Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal informed that merchandise export figures in the month of June 2020 have touched almost 88 Read More…

India: The Second Largest Manufacturer of PPE in the world

On May 21, 2020, India became the second largest producer of Personal Protective Equipment in the world. China is the leading producer of PPE in the world. Highlights The Ministry of Textiles has been taking several measures to maintain the quality of PPE alongside manufacturing. Background Initially India faced several challenges in increasing quality PPE Read More…

CSIR develops Personal Protective Coverall Suit

On April 18, 2020, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)-National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) developed Personal Protective Cover all suit. The suit has been produced with polypropylene spun multilayered non-woven fabric. Highlights The Polypropylene spun suit can be used to ensure safety of doctors, paramedical staff, health care workers and nurses. The CSIR-NAL is Read More…

Curbs on Palm oil imports tightened

On April 13, 2020, India tightened its curbs on imports of palm oil. Under the new conditions, the authorisation for imports of palm oil should be accompanied with pre-purchase agreement. Highlights Apart from the pre-purchase agreement, “certificate of origin” has also been made mandatory. This certificate is important to prove where the goods come from. Read More…