Indigenisation Current Affairs - 2020

Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan: DRDO identifies 108 systems and subsystems to design, develop and manufacture

The Defence Research and Development Organization has taken several initiatives to strengthen indigenous defence production under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. Recently, DRDO has included 108 systems and subsystems to achieve Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. Highlights Under the new initiative, DRDO will provide support to design, develop and test the identified 108 systems. By this, it Read More…

SRIJAN: Online Portal launched to promote Indigenisation of Defence Production

On August 14, 2020, the Defence Minister Raj Nath Singh launched “SRIJAN”, an online portal to promote indigenization of Defence production. Highlights The portal is to display those items that are currently being imported by Indian Defence Industry. This will help domestic industries of the country to learn and focus more on these specific items. Read More…

GoI amends General Financial Rules

On May 21, 2020, the Government of India amended General Financial Rules to make sure the goods and services that are of value less than Rs 200 crores are procured from domestic firms. Highlights The GFR 2017 (General Financial Rules) have been amended by the Central Government. Under the new amendment, global tenders henceforth will Read More…

Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana: 6.8 crore free Cylinders distributed

On May 21, 2020, the Government of India announced that around 6.8 crore free cylinders have been distributed under Prdhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana. Highlights Under the scheme, free LPG cylinders are being provided by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. This covers more than 8 core beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana. The beneficiaries Read More…

E-Conclave for Defence MSMEs held

On May 21, 2020, the Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh chaired the E-Conclave of Defence MSME (Micro Small and Medium Enterprises). Highlights The E-conclave was organized by CII (Confederation of Indian Industry), SIDM (Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers) and Department of Defence Production. Around 800 Defence MSMEs participated in the conclave that was held through Read More…