Make in India Current Affairs - 2020

India bans 101 Defence items

On August 9, 2020, Defence Minister Raj Nath Singh announced that India has put ban on 101 items to boost indigenous production. The list of 101 items was prepared by the Defence Ministry. This is being done to make India self-reliant under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. Highlights The decision has been made to provide opportunity Read More…

DPIIT suggests to freeze changes in Defence Procurement Policy

On July 20, 2020, the Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade has suggested to freeze changes in Defence Procurement Policy for 4 to 5 years. Background The Defence Procurement Policy has gone through six revisions between 2015 and 2017. This underlines lack of long-term stability in regulations. Lack of long-term policy The Defence Read More…

Defence Ministry signs agreement with BEML to procure 1,512 mine ploughs

On July 20, 2020, the Defence Ministry signed a contract with the Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) to procure 1,512 mine plough devices at a cost of Rs 557 crores. Highlights The Mine Plough is a device that helps tanks to clear minefields. The mine ploughs are to be fitted with T-90 tanks. The induction Read More…

First Mega Food Park of Mizoram inaugurated

On July 20, 2020, the Minister of food Processing Industry Harsimrat Kaur Badal e-inaugurated the first Mega Food Park in Mizoram. Highlights The Zoram Food Park (non-governmental) inaugurated in Mizoram is to provide employment to 5,000 persons and will benefit 25,000 farmers in primary processing centre and core processing centre. The park is expected to Read More…

Conference on Defence Manufacturing Technologies and Aerospace inaugurated

On July 15, 2020, the Union Minister of State for Defence Shri Shripad Naik inaugurated the conference on Defence Manufacturing Technologies and Aerospace. Highlights The conference is being held to promote Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan and Make in India initiative. The conference is held under the theme Theme: Empowering India with Atma Nirbhar Bharat Mission Read More…