Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani announced the state’s Industrial Policy 2020. The earlier policy of 2015 had ended on 31st December 2019 and was further extended up until the date of the release of the new policy. The average annual outlay for the New Gujarat Industrial Policy, 2020 will be up to Rs.8 thousand crore.
Facebook Inc will allow employees to work from home until July 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will give them $1,000 for home office needs. With this, the company joins other big technology firms that has taken similar steps recently. While Google allowed employees to work from home until the end of June 2021, Twitter proposed remote work indefinitely for some of its employees.
In a year following the scrapping of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, 2,273 infrastructure projects worth Rs.5,979 crore, which have been pending for the past 5 to 10 years, were sanctioned and 506 completed. Some of the works done include strengthening of Panchayat infrastructure, creation of 10,000 jobs, opening up 50 new degree colleges, among others.