Foreign Relations

INS Airavat arrives at Vietnam with supplies

As part of the ongoing Mission SAGAR, INS Airavat arrived at Ho Chi Minh City Port in Vietnam with COVID Relief Material on 30 August 2021. The ship is carrying 100 Metric Tons of Liquid Medical Oxygen in 05 ISO Containers and 300 Oxygen Concentrators of 10 LPM capacity each based on the requirement projected by the Government of Vietnam in its fight against the ongoing COVID19 pandemic. […]


India gets 5 medals in a day at Paralympics

Paralympics Medal glory continues for India winning Two gold, Two Silver and a Bronze Medal in a day
Avani Lekhara became the first Indian woman in history to win a Paralympic Gold medal in shooting
Sumit Antil won the gold medal in the men’s javelin throw (F64) event
Devendera,Sundar and Yogesh have been part of Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) […]


FDI equity inflow grows by 168% in Q1 2021

FDI equity inflow grows by 168% in the first three months of F.Y. 2021-22 (US$ 17.57 billion) compared to the same corresponding period last year (US$ 6.56 billion); Total FDI inflow of US$ 22.53 billion during first three months of 2021-22, i.e. April, 2021 to June, 2021 is much Higher as compared to US$ 11.84 billion in first three months of 2020-21; Total FDI inflow 90% higher in first three months of 2021-22, i.e. April, 2021 to June, 2021 as compared to first three months of 2020-21; ‘Automobile Industry’ emerges as the top sector during the first three months of F.Y. 2021-22 with 27% share of the total FDI Equity inflow followed by Computer Software & Hardware (17%) and Services Sector (11%) respectively […]


FTAs with several countries soon: Piyush Goyal

-“We are fast progressing on our discussions on FTAs with several countries like UK, UAE, GCC countries, Australia and European Union” – Shri Goyal
-India and US have agreed to aspire for $500 bn trade in near future – Shri Piyush Goyal
-Traders & Exporters are the twin pistons powering the economic growth engine of the Nation: Shri Goyal
-New India will be built on mantra of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas & Sabka Prayas’: Shri Piyush Goyal
-Every growth parameter is showing extremely exciting future for all of us: Shri Piyush Goyal
-Union Minister Shri Piyush Goyal addresses business and trade fraternity through the platform of Jain International Trade Organisation (JITO) […]


First Ever G20 Ministerial Conference On Women’s Empowerment held

Union WCD Minister Smt. Smriti Irani Addresses The First Ever G20 Ministerial Conference On Women’s Empowerment
Smt. Smriti Irani Reaffirms India’s Commitment Towards Addressing Gender & Women Centric Issues Through Mutual Cooperation
Union WCD Minister Conveys India’s Solidarity With The G20 For Promoting Gender Equality And Women’s Empowerment Amongst Partner Countries […]


AVGC growing at 9 % and expected to reach 3L Cr

Union Minister Shri Piyush Goyal addresses the valedictory session of CII’s 2ndedition of the Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics (AVGC) Summit
AVGC growing at 9 % and expected to reach ~Rs 3 lakh crore (US$ 43.93 bn) by 2024: Union Minister Shri Piyush Goyal
With the spirit of “Local goes Global”We must focus on making content that has a local flavour with an international appeal: Shri Piyush Goyal […]


QSim is the gateway for Indian scientists

QSim – Quantum Computer Simulator Toolkit launched today
QSim is the gateway for Indian scientists to take us in direction of future demands of computing power, MoS IT Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar
Toolkit to enable Researchers and Students to carryout research in Quantum Computing in a cost effective manner […]


Investors Meet on Opportunities in Indian Upstream Oil & Gas Sector

Government of India today organized a promotional event in Mumbaito showcase Upstream Oil & Gas opportunities in India,with the objective to market the portfolio of high-volume Oil and Gas assets of Indian Sedimentary basins, and to promote the Bidding Rounds of Hydrocarbon Exploration and Licensing policy, Discovered Small Field Policy and Production Enhancement Contract. […]


Finance Minister chairs 2nd BRICS Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting

Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman virtually chaired the second meeting of BRICS Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) along with Governor Reserve Bank of India, Shri Shaktikanta Das under Indian BRICS Chairship here today. This meeting is scheduled ahead of the BRICS Leaders’ Summit 2021 to discuss and finalise key outcomes of BRICS finance agenda this year. Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors of Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa were in attendance. […]


e-Shram Portal for registration of Unorganized Workers

Registration of Unorganized Workers begins across the Country as Government of India launches the e-Shram Portal.
Portal will help build a comprehensive National Database of Unorganized Workers (NDUW) in the country.
Portal will prove to be a huge boost towards last mile delivery of the welfare schemes for crores of unorganized workers: Shri Bhupender Yadav
Game changer in the history of the country, where more than 38 Crore workers would register themselves under one portal.
Registration is totally free and workers do not have to pay anything. […]


3 day Mega Ladakh Tourism begins

The three-day mega tourism event “Ladakh: New Start, New Goals” begins at Leh
Cultural and heritage tourism has enormous potential in Ladakh: Shri Radha Krishna Mathur
Community partnership is very important for places like Ladakh for tourism: Sh G. Kishan Reddy
“A Tourism Vision for Ladakh” document unveiled with focus on overall development of Ladakh Region […]


SAMRIDH Scheme for MEITY Startups

IT Minister Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw’s vision for startups takes shape of SAMRIDH Scheme;
Start-up Accelerators of MeitY for Product Innovation, Development and growth (SAMRIDH)” programme launched by MeitY today;
300 startups to be provided with mentorship, funding and other necessary support
Investment of up to ₹ 40 lakh is to be provided to the start-up […]

Health Care

Biotech Startups to get Special Incentives

Government to offer Special Incentives to support 75 Start-ups in areas of Telemedicine, Artificial Intelligence and Digital Health to coincide with ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’; Dr Jitendra Singh says this will give fillip to R&D in health sector in view of challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic […]


Ni-based super alloy to be used in aero-engine components

Indian Scientists have for the first time repaired aero-engine components through emerging additive manufacturing or 3D printing technique called Directed Energy Deposition process that can significantly reduce repair costs and overhaul time. They indigenously made powders suitable for the additive manufacturing process called the Directed Energy Deposition process.

Ni-based superalloys are widely used in aero-engine components. Despite having exceptional properties, they are prone to damage due to extreme operational conditions. Manufacturing defects during the casting or machining process are another major cause of rejection, and tons of such unused components are scrapped due to minor defects.

A team of scientists from the International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy & New Materials (ARCI), an autonomous R&D Centre of Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, indigenously developed powders suitable for additive manufacturing using inert gas atomizer available at ARCI by melting unused scrap material. Utilising this, ARCI is developing the Laser-DED process for the repair of aero-engine components made of Ni-based superalloy.

Furthermore, the ARCI team developed a technology to refurbish pinion housing assembly (critical component in helicopters used for power transmission to the main fan) by machining out the damaged layer and rebuilding it using laser cladding process followed by final machining. Laser cladding and Laser-DED (both processes) are the same. In general, for two-dimensional deposition (surface coating), the term laser cladding is used, and for the manufacture of three-dimensional parts, the term laser-DED is used. A patent (201911007994) has been filed for the same.

A post-clad heat treatment method was also designed to minimize microstructural inhomogeneity and ensure minimal substrate properties variation. These laser-clad repaired prototypes were found to be free from distortion and exhibited excellent performance. The team has also developed repair and refurbishment technologies for other industrial sectors, such as refurbishing diesel engine cylinder heads made of grey cast iron and refurbishing shafts used in the refinery. This work has been published in the journal ‘Transactions of The Indian Institute of Metals’.

Thus the impact of repair and refurbishment technology developed by ARCI can be best realized in the aerospace sector due to expensive materials, manufacturing costs, and stringent quality checks. […]


India stands committed to working with the U.S. on Clean Energy

Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri BhupenderYadav today held a telephonic conversation with U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate (SPEC), Mr. John Kerry today, to discuss Climate Action and Finance Mobilization Dialogue (CAFMD) Track under India-US Climate and Clean Energy Agenda 2030 Partnership, and other related issues […]


BRICS National Security Advisers meet

National Security Adviser, Shri Ajit Doval, KC hosted the 11th Meeting of the BRICS High Representatives Responsible for National Security on Afghanistan, Iran, West Asia and the Gulf and emerging threats to national security, such as Cyber Security […]

Agriculture & Commodities

Industry Associations to play a key role in achieving target of $400B merc exports

Shri Piyush Goyal engages with Industry Associations to ensure all avail benefit of great growth opportunities.; says Industry Associations to play a key role in achieving target of $400 billion merchandise exports in 2021-22; India developing a SAFE ecosystem i.e. Sustainable, Agile, Futuristic & Efficient to make India a Global Hub of manufacturing […]


54 athletes to represent India at Tokyo Paralympics

54 Paralympics athletes to represent India and begin their journey for the medals at Tokyo Paralympics on 25th August; All 54 athletes are part of Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) ;This is the biggest-ever contingent India has sent to any Paralympics with 54 atheletes. […]

Agriculture & Commodities

Piyush Goyal Meets Export Community, sets target of $2 Trillion Exports By 2030

Union Commerce & Industry Minister Piyush Goyal Meets Export Community, Discusses Measures To Boost Exports; Minister Exhorts Exporters To Rise To The Ambitious Challenge Of $400 Billion Export Target For 2021-22.And Target $2 Trillion Exports By 2030; Commerce Minister says “We Can Sort Out Ftas Fairly Quickly, If The Areas Where We Have The Ability To Compete Internationally Can Be Identified. We are Working Towards Early Harvest Agreements With Uk And Australia” […]

Agriculture & Commodities

Surplus sugar finds export and ethanol markets

Sugar cane farmers get a big relief as Centre facilitates export of surplus sugar & diversion of sugar to ethanol to ensure timely payment of cane dues; Against the export target of 60 LMT, contracts of about 70 LMT have been signed, More than 60 LMT has been lifted from sugar mills as on 16.8.2021; Record value of sugarcane worth nearly Rs. 91000 crores purchased by sugar mills in 20-21. […]


Defence India Startup Challenge 5.0 launched

DISC 5.0 is a reflection of Government’s resolve to create a self-reliant defence sector
The challenge to take innovation, design & development to newer heights
iDEX playing a crucial role in building a strong military & ‘AatmaNirbhar’ defence industry
Government support to private sector in building ‘AatmaNirbhar Bharat’ […]


DRDO develops Advanced Chaff Technology for IAF

DRDO creates technology to safeguard fighter aircraft from hostile radar threats; Given to the industry for production in large quantities; Indian Air Force begins process of induction following completion of successful user trials; Raksha Mantri terms it another step of DRDO towards ‘AatmaNirbhar Bharat’ […]

Foreign Relations

New Exchange Rates w.e.f. 20th Aug 2021

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs hereby determines that the rate of exchange of conversion of each of the foreign currencies into Indian currency with effect from 20th August, 2021 for the purpose of the said section, relating to imported and export goods. […]

Agriculture & Commodities

Cabinet approves implementation of National Mission on Edible Oils – Oil Palm

A new Centrally Sponsored Scheme with a special focus on the North east region and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands; A financial outlay of Rs.11,040 crore out of which Rs.8,844 crore is the share of Government of India; Focus on increasing area and productivity of oilseeds and Oil Palm […]


TRIFED adds 75 new tribal products to Tribes India catalogue

On the occasion of India’s 75 years of Independence, 75 new tribal products launched by TRIFED and added to the already extensive, attractive Tribes India catalogue.
TRIFED GI Movement, has also identified 75 products of Tribal origin or source which will be registered for Geographical Indication (GI) Tag under the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999, India.
The Tribal products for GI Tagging have been identified from twenty Indian states.
Out of 75 identified GI Tribal products, 37 such products belong to eight states of North East.
From Tribal heartland states, 7 products from Jharkhand and 6 products from Madhya Pradesh have also been identified for GI Tagging. […]