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.
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.
Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), a GMR Group-led consortium, announced that it has developed AIR SUVIDHA, a first-of-its-kind portal that enables filling of mandatory self-declaration form and provides for online application for exemption from mandatory institution quarantine process for India-bound international arriving flyers. This facility would help in making passengers’ journey more convenient and confortable in a contactless way.