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Daily News Digest:14 July 2020

NHAI partners with IITs and NITs improve highways

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will partner with all NITs, IITs and other reputed Engineering Colleges to adopt neighbouring stretches of National Highways on a voluntary basis under their Institutional Social Responsibility. NHAI aims to utilise the intellectual wisdom of students and faculties for the enhancement of the ecosystem of road infrastructure in India.

15th meeting of India-EU Summit will be held virtually on 15 July 2020

The 15th meeting of the India-European Union Summit will be held virtually on 15 July 2020. The meeting will be held under the co-chairmanship of President of European Council Charles Michel, President of European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The topics of discussions will be COVID-19 pandemic, and how it has affected foreign trade and movement of people and what the future course of action should be, by the two sides.

Rs.75,000 crore will be invested in India by Google over the next 5 to 7 years

An investment of Rs.75 thousand crore has been announced by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Google, Sundar Pichai, which will be made through Google for India Digitisation Fund over the next 5 to 7 years. The investment by the search giant will focus on four primary areas of digitisation which are Facilitating affordable access to information for every Indian in their own regional language; Development of new products and services with relevance to the requirements of Indians; Supporting businesses in digital transformation; Use of Artificial Intelligence in the fields of Agriculture, Education and Health.

NATGRID to have access to database that links around 14,000 police stations

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) and National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) to gain access to the centralised online database on stolen vehicles and FIRs.

The project was first planned for implementation in 2009 and sought to make NATGRID as the one-stop destination for intelligence and security agencies for accessing databases that correspond to banking, telephone and immigration entry and exit, details of a suspected individual on a “secured platform”.

Registration of e-crops starts in Andhra Pradesh

The registration of e-crops has started in the state of Andhra Pradesh and will be done jointly by the officials of the Agriculture and Revenue Departments. The crops will be catalogued at the village level by the village agriculture assistants (VAAs) and the village revenue officers (VROs). Under the registration process, the name of the farmer will be enrolled by the staff and details of the farmer’s village, the extent of land, survey number, phone number, bank information and the crop being cultivated will be entered online.

Madhya Pradesh, the top state in implementing PM Svanidhi scheme

The state of Madhya Pradesh has become the top state in executing the Pradhan Mantri Street Vendors Atma Nirbhar Nidhi-PM SVANidhi scheme. The PM SVANidhi Yojana has been launched by the government to assist the beneficiaries in 378 urban bodies of the state.

New economic corridor projects worth Rs.20,000 crore to be started in Haryana

The Minister for Road Transport, Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari, will inaugurate several Highway projects in Haryana, as part of the construction of a new economic corridor worth more than Rs.20 thousand crore on 14 July 2020.

Indian Army to acquire US UAV and Israeli loitering bombs

The Indian Army is planning to acquire the state-of-the-art Israeli Spike Firefly “loitering” ammunition and the remotely controlled, hand-launched Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), Raven from the United States (US). The firefly ammunition is capable of delivering a precision strike on the troops of the enemy that are hiding under a range of 1 km.

Grant assistance of Rs 221.89 cr to Karnataka from NABARD

Grant assistance of Rs.221.89 crore, has been given by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) to the state government of Karnataka for the supporting 298 watershed projects that are spread over an area of three lakh hectares and benefit 66,500 families. NABARD has also released Rs.2200 crore in Karnataka to the Regional Rural Banks and Cooperative Banks under a special line of credit.

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