Category PIB

EASE 4.0

• Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman today unveiled the fourth edition of the Public Sector Bank (PSB) Reforms Agenda ‘EASE 4.0’ for 2021-22 – tech-enabled, simplified, and collaborative banking. About: : • She also unveiled…

India-Vietnam Military exercise

• The navies of India and Vietnam undertook a bilateral exercise in the South China Sea. • INS Ranvijay and INS Kora undertook bilateral maritime exercises with Vietnam People’s Navy (VPN) frigate VPNS Ly Thai To (HQ-012). Significance: • The…

RoDTEP Scheme

• Centre has notified RoDTEP Scheme Guidelines and Rates (Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products). About: • The scheme for zero rating of exports will boost our exports and competitiveness in the global markets. The rates of RoDTEP…

Amrit Mahotsav Shri Shakti Challenge 2021

• On the occasion of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, MyGov under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, and UN Women jointly launched the Amrit Mahotsav Shri Shakti Innovation Challenge 2021, to encourage technology solutions developed by Women Entrepreneurs that…

Defence Testing Infrastructure Scheme

• In order to boost domestic defence and aerospace manufacturing, Ministry of Defence (MoD) has launched Defence Testing Infrastructure Scheme (DTIS) with an outlay of Rs 400 crore for creating state-of-the-art testing infrastructure in partnership with the private industry. About:…

Draft Electricity Rules 2021

• The Ministry of Power has circulated the “Draft Electricity (promoting renewable energy through Green Energy Open Access) Rules, 2021”. About: • These rules are proposed for purchase and consumption of green energy including the energy from Waste-to-Energy plants. •…

Open Network for Digital Commerce

• The Union Minister of Commerce and Industry chaired a meeting for the review of the Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) initiative of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT). About: • ONDC is globally first-of-its-kind…

World Elephant Day

• World Elephant Day was celebrated on August 12 to raise awareness on the preservation and protection of the world’s elephants. About Elephants: • There are two species of elephants, African and Asian, and while they are similar in physiology,…