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Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank launches SARTHAQ initiative for implementation of NEP

Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank launched an initiative SARTHAQ which will help in the implementation of the National Education Policy in the country.
The student’s and teachers’ holistic advancement through quality education, SARTHAQ has been initiated as a part of the Amrit Mahotsav celebrations.

ICICI Bank, PhonePe Tie Up For Issuance of FASTags

ICICI Bank and PhonePe announced their partnership for the issuance of FASTag using UPI on the PhonePe App. This integration allows over 280 million registered PhonePe users to order and track the ICICI Bank FASTag conveniently on the app.
ICICI Bank is the first bank to partner with PhonePe for the issuance of FASTag.

  • ICICI Bank Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • ICICI Bank MD & CEO: Sandeep Bakhshi.
  • ICICI Bank Tagline: Hum Hai Na, Khayal Apka.
  • CEO of Phonepe: Sameer Nigam
  • Headquarters location of Phonepe: Bengaluru, Karnataka.

TRIFED launches “Sankalp se Siddhi”- Village and Digital Connect Drive
TRIFED under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs has now launched “Sankalp se Siddhi” – Village and Digital Connect Drive.
It is a 100-day drive which was started on the 1st of this month.
The drive will entail 150 teams visiting ten villages each of which 10 in each region from TRIFED and State Implementation Agencies, visiting ten villages each.

Pradhan Mantri Formalisation scheme of Food processing Industry

Convergence between Ministry of Food Processing Industries and Ministry of Rural Development for the Pradhan Mantri Formalization of Micro Food Processing Enterprises Scheme.
The Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) has launched an all India “Centrally Sponsored Pradhan Mantri Formalization of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PM FME) Scheme” to be implemented over a period of five years from 2020-21 to 2024-25 with an outlay of Rs 10,000 crores.

Piyush Goyal Launches “e-SANTA”, an Electronic Marketplace For Aqua Farmers

Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal virtually inaugurated e-SANTA, an electronic marketplace providing a platform to connect aqua farmers and buyers.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Goyal said e-SANTA will raise income, lifestyle, self-reliance, quality levels, traceability, and provide new options for the aqua farmers.

  • Punjab National Bank launches digital initiative PNB@Ease
  • Punjab National Bank Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Punjab National Bank MD and CEO: S. S. Mallikarjuna Rao.
  • Punjab National Bank Founded: 19 May 1894, Lahore, Pakistan.

AIM PRIME Initiative launched by NITI Aayog

In a major push towards deep technology and driving the country to become a digitally transformed nation, Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog launched AIM-PRIME (Program for Researchers on Innovations, Market-Readiness & Entrepreneurship), an initiative to promote and support science-based deep-tech startups & ventures across India.
In this regard, AIM has joined hands with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) to launch this nationwide program.
It will be implemented by Venture Center – a non-profit technology business incubator.