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17th JULY 2020


Madhya Pradesh tops in implementing PM Svanidhi scheme

PM-SVANidhi:PM Street Vendor’s Atmanirbhar Nidhi. It is a Special Micro-Credit Facility for Street Vendors to help them in continuing their business. It also offers interest free working capital of Rs 10,000 for one year. Under the scheme, interest subsidy of 7% on loan amount will be borne by the Central Government while the remaining amount will be borne by the State Government.

Till now 8,70,330 street vendors have registered under the scheme, out of which 1,76,000 street vendors have been issued the identity cards and vending certificates. Part from this, 15,500 cases have been approved in the state along with interest free loan of around 15 crore 50 lakh.

Ved Parkash Dudeja honoured with ‘Infra Business Leader of the Year’

Rail Infra and Mobility Business Digital Awards (RIMBDA) has awarded Ved Parkash Dudeja with the ‘Infra Business Leader of the Year’ award for 2020.

He is the vice chairman of Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA)

HRD Minister releases ‘Pragyata’ guidelines for online education

Union Human Resource Development Ministry Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has released ‘Pragyata’ guidelines for Digital Education. 

PRAGYATA : Plan, Review, Arrange, Guide, Yak(talk), Assign, Track, and Appreciate

As per the guidelines, online classes for pre-primary students should not be for more than 30 minutes. It further mentions that two online sessions of up to 30-45 minutes each should be conducted for classes 1 to 8 and four sessions for classes 9 to 12.

ADB appoints Ashok Lavasa as new Vice President

Election Commissioner, Ashok Lavasa has been appointed the vice-president Asian Development Bank (ADB). He will succeed Diwakar Gupta, whose term will end on 31 August

Vidhu Nair appointed as Ambassador of India to Turkmenistan.






AAI and BEL signs MoU for co-operation in civil aviation sector

Airport Authority of India and Bharat Electronics limited.

The MoU aims to tap the emerging global markets in the airport business, including the ones in the Asia-Pacific region

The Mou will give a major lift to the civil aviation industry in the future.

Former Australian bowler Brett Lee becomes brand ambassador of SportsAdda

SportsAdda is an Indian news and information platform that provides all updates, insights and statistics for cricket, football, and kabaddi.

Prime Minister of Tunisia, Elyes Fakhfakh resigns from his post





Minister of State for Defence, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik inaugurates the 5th edition of the conference on “Aerospace and Defence Manufacturing Technologies“.

Theme of conference: Empowering India with ‘Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Mission'

CCI approves acquisition of HCG ltd (HealthCare Global Enterprises Limited) by Aceso Company Pte. Ltd

CCI has approved acquisition under Section 31(1) of the Competition Act, 2002.

HealthCare Global Enterprises Limited (HCG) is engaged in the business of offering services via cancer treatment clinics, multi-specialty hospitals, and fertility treatment centres.

Defence Ministry entrusts capital procurement powers to Armed Forces

the Armed Forces will now be able to progress urgent Capital Acquisition Cases upto Rs 300 crores to fulfil their emergent operational requirements.

GMR Hyderabad International Airport (GHAIL) gets India’s 1st contactless car parking

GHIAL has also scaled up its  National Electronic Toll Collection FASTag Car Parking in collaboration with NPCI (National Payments Corporation of India).

Reloadable Electronic Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag linked to a prepaid account which enables the automatic deduction of the parking charges.



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