Nitin Gadkari Current Affairs - 2020

MSME Minister launches ‘Khadi Rumal’ stitched by militancy affected women of J&K

Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Nitin Gadkari launched the sale of ‘Khadi Rumal’ stitched by militancy affected women of Nagrota town of Jammu and Kashmir. The aim is to provide employment to the women in the terrorist affected areas as  well as create employment opportunities for militancy affected families of J&K.

Key Highlights

Iin 2016, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) started a napkin stitching centre at Nagrota for the families of militancy-affected areas in Valley, with a view that if people living in rural areas are provided job opportunities then they would not need leave their homes in search of jobs.

In the initial phase a ‘Rumal’ costs Rs.50, and the plan is to do production of 5 crores such Rumals. Currently, the turnover of village industries in India is Rs.75000 crore and by March 2020, the aim is to increase this turover by Rs.1,00,000 crore.

At the event, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) also signed an agreement with Paytm to facilitate the sale of 2 crore pieces of Rumals through their portal. MSME Ministry also annnouced 50% increase in remuneration of women workers to Rs 3 per piece from Rs 2 per piece presently.

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NuGen Mobility Summit 2019 to be held in Manesar, Haryana

The three-day NuGen Mobility Summit 2019 will be held in Manesar, Haryana from November 27 to 29, 2019. It will be organized by International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT), Manesar based on the theme “Smart & Green Mobility” to find alternative mobility solutions to problems like pollution emanating from vehicular emissions. It will be inaugurated by Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) Nitin Gadkari.

About NuGen Mobility Summit, 2019

Organized by: International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) in association with SAENIS, SAE INDIA, SAE International, NATRiP, DIMTS, Department of Heavy Industry, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, SIAM and ACMA. 

Objective: To provide a platform for sharing new ideas, learnings, global experiences, innovations and future technology trends for faster adoption, assimilation and development of advanced automotive technologies for a smarter and greener future.

Key Features of Summit: It aims to bring together the automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), professionals, researchers, academic experts, vehicle system suppliers, test equipment supplier, quality managers, product planners, component developers, SAE members and students from all over the world.

It will aim to identify trends and roadmap for the future of sustainable mobility in the country and to address the challenges faced by various stakeholders. It seeks to build a platform for bringing together all stakeholders in the automotive industry to understand global advancements in technologies.

Participation: More than 2,500 participants and over 250 exhibitors from 14 countries apart form India are expected to take part in the summit.

About International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT), Manesar

It is division of NATRIP Implementation Society (NATIS) under the Department of Heavy Industries, Government of India. It was established in 2006 at Manesar, Haryana.

Mandate: (i) Provide leading world class services for testing, validation, design and homologation of all categories of vehicles (ii) To assist the automotive industry in adopting cutting edge technologies in vehicle evaluation and component development. (ii) To support automotive industries for ISO/IEC 17025:2005 implementation and NABL accreditation of their laboratories.

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