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India Pavilion at Food and Drink Technology Africa Trade Show in South Africa launched by TPCIKey Highlights:
The Food and Drink Technology Africa 2018 trade show concluded in Johannesburg, South Africa. On behalf of India, Trade Promotion Council of India (TPCI) with the support of Ministry of Commerce and Industry and delegation of 42 Indian businessmen related to food and beverages industry took part in it.
This provided a platform for them to explore export opportunities, joint ventures, technology transfers and marketing tie-ups with other nations including South Africa.
Food & Drink Technology Africa (FDT-Africa) – held biennially in Johannesburg – is the premier beverage and food event in Southern Africa.
India, US hold 2+2 dialogue concluded in New DelhiKey Highlights:
Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj and Minister of Defence Nirmala Sitharaman welcomed Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of Defence James N. Mattis to India for the inaugural India-U.S. Ministerial 2+2 Dialogue.
United States welcomed India’s accession to the Australia Group, the Wassenaar Arrangement, and the Missile Technology Control Regime.
US acknowledged India’s economic assistance to Afghanistan.
US decided to elevate India to STA Tier 1 status for access to advanced technologies, especially in the defence field.
Government launches National Mission on Government e Marketplace (GeM)Key Highlights:
National Mission on Government e Marketplace (GeM) was launched to enhance the adoption and use of GeM by major central Ministries, State Governments and their agencies.
The National Mission aims to promote inclusiveness, transparency and efficiency in public procurement and bring cashless, contact less and paperless transaction.
A 6-week special drive is conducted from 6th September to 15th October 2018, where the mission will be launched at state headquarters by Chief Ministers.
GeM offers online, end to end solution for procurement of commonly used goods and services for all Central Government Departments and State Governments, Public Sector Units and affiliated bodies. It completed 2 years on 26th of August 2018.
Continuation of Centrally Sponsored Umbrella Scheme of Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitats for 2017-20 approved by CabinetKey Highlights:
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved continuation of the Centrally Sponsored Umbrella Scheme of Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitats (CSS-IDWH)beyond the 12th Plan period from 2017-18 to 2019-20.
Under Project Elephant, 23 elephant range States would be benefitted whereas for Development of Wildlife Habitats (DWH) entire country comes in its coverage.
Rs. 80.37 Crores worth developmental projects sanctioned by Tourism Ministry under Swadesh Darshan in KeralaKey Highlights:
Minister of State for Tourism (I/C) Shri K.J. Alphons announced the sanction of Rs. 80.37 Crores for “Development of Rural Circuit: Malanad Malabar Cruise Tourism Project’ in Kerala under Swadesh Darshan Scheme.
‘Swadesh Darshan’ (tour of country) is a flagship scheme of the Ministry of Tourism for the development of thematic circuits of 13 cities in the country in a planned and prioritised manner.
The project would develop basic infrastructure facilities like: Passenger Terminals, Boat Terminals, Jetties, Boat Race Gallery, Restaurants, Food Courts etc.
India, France to collaborate on human space mission of ISROKey Highlights:
On September 6, 2018, India and France announced a working group for Gaganyaan, ISRO’s first manned mission at the sixth edition of Bengaluru Space Expo.
India plans to send three humans to space before 2022.
ISRO and CNES, the French space agency, will be combining their expertise in fields of space medicine, astronaut health monitoring, life support, radiation protection, space debris protection and personal hygiene systems for the mission.