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Elecrama 2020 - Shanmugam IAS academy in coimbatore
Elecrama 2020


What’s in news?

Union Minister of Heavy Industries &Public Enterprises, Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Information & Broadcasting inaugurated ELECRAMA 2020, at India Expo Mart in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

Key data’s:

  • ELECRAMA is the flagship showcase of the Indian electrical industry and a platform to connect the world with Indian industry in respect of technology, new trends and innovation for future energy transition.
  • It is also a stage where all global leaders can meet and share their ideas to develop cost effective solutions for the world.
  • India is expected to become the fifth largest Economy in the world by the end of 2025 and we invite our global counterparts to be partner in our growth story.
  • This event is supported by ministry of new and renewable energy, ministry of power, ministry of heavy industries and public enterprises, ministry of micro, small and medium enterprises.



What’s in news?

A new initiative of paperless licensing process for road tankers for transportation of petroleum was launched.

Key data’s:

  • A paperless licensing process through the Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) for road tankers for transportation.
  • Launched by: The new licensing policy was launched by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) under the Petroleum Rules, 2002.
  • Advantage: The following are the various advantage of this initiative;
    • Significant in paperless and green India which boost Digital India
    • Simplifying mechanism for licensing process
    • Promote the ease of living and business
  • It added that the process will include filing the applications online, online payment of fees.
  • Applicants, at each stage of processing of the application, will be intimated through SMS and e-mail, whether discrepancy or grant of licence or approval.

Data to know:

Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT):

  • Erstwhile name: Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion. It was renamed to DPIIT after internal trade was added to its mandate.
  • Ministry: The department was under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
  • It is responsible for formulation and implementation of promotional and developmental measures for growth of the industrial sector, keeping in view the national priorities and socio-economic objectives. 

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