26 Nov 2020: PIB Summary & Analysis

November 26th, 2020 PIB:- Download PDF Here


1. RE-Invest 2020
2. Honey FPOs
3. SDG Investor Map
4. Indian Navy refits Maldivian ship CGS Huravee
5. India – Finland MoU
6. National Digital Health Mission (NDHM)

1. RE-Invest 2020


PM inaugurates RE-Invest 2020.

About RE-Invest 2020:

  • The 3rd Global Renewable Energy Investment Meeting and Expo (RE-Invest 2020) is organised by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
  • The theme for RE-Invest 2020 is ‘Innovations for Sustainable Energy Transition’.
  • The event is showcased as India’s biggest renewable energy event.
  • The 3-day event includes conferences and exhibitions on renewables and future energy choices for manufacturers, developers, investors and innovators.
  • RE-Invest 2020 (which will be a digitally-enabled global platform) aims to accelerate the worldwide effort to scale up the development and deployment of renewable energy and connect the global investment community with Indian energy stakeholders.
  • The first such event was held in 2015 followed by a second one in 2018.

2. Honey FPOs


Inauguration of Honey FPOs under the “Formation & Promotion of 10,000 FPOs” Scheme.


  • The Honey FPO Programme of the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Limited (NAFED) has been inaugurated.
  • The Honey FPOs made by the Indian Society of Agribusiness Professionals (ISAP) under the aegis of the National Bee Board (NBB) and NAFED will help its members in:
    • Upgrading their skills in scientific bee keeping
    • Setting up state-of-the-art infrastructural facilities for processing honey and allied beekeeping products like bee’s wax, propolis, royal jelly, bee venom, etc., quality control laboratories, collection, storage, bottling and marketing centres.
  • NAFED, through its empanelled Cluster Based Business Organisation (CBBO), ISAP, has initiated the formation and promotion of FPOs of beekeepers and honey collectors in 5 states of India.

Read more on Farmer Producers Organisations (FPOs).

About NAFED:

  • NAFED is an agricultural cooperative organisation established with the objective of promoting cooperative marketing of agricultural produce to benefit farmers.
  • It was established in 1958 to promote the trade of agricultural products and forest resources.
  • With its headquarters in New Delhi, it is today one of the largest procurement as well as marketing agencies for agricultural products in India.
  • It is the nodal agency to implement price stabilization measures under Operation Greens. Read more about Operation Greens in BYJU’S CNA dated February 2, 2018 under the Economy Section, at the linked article.

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National Beekeeping and Honey Mission:

  • It is a central sector scheme for the overall promotion and development of scientific beekeeping in mission mode to achieve the goal of “Sweet Revolution” in the country.
  • It aims to achieve its goal by giving thrust on capacity building & trainings, specific focus on women, input support for promotion & production, setting up of Integrated Beekeeping Development Centres (IBDCs), other infrastructures, digitization/online registration, etc., processing, value addition, market support, etc. & R&D under 3 Mini Missions (MMs)-MM-1, MM-2 & MM-3.
  • The mission is carried out by the National Bee Board under the aegis of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare.

About National Bee Board:

  • The main objective of the National Bee Board (NBB) is the overall development of beekeeping by promoting scientific beekeeping in India to increase the productivity of crops through pollination and increase the honey production for increasing the income of the beekeepers/farmers.
  • The Small Farmers’ Agri-Business Consortium (SFAC) registered the National Bee Board as a society in 2000. The Board was reconstituted in 2006.

3. SDG Investor Map


UNDP and Invest India launch the SDG Investor Map for India.


  • The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Invest India have launched the SDG Investor Map for India, laying out 18 Investment Opportunities Areas (IOAs) in six critical SDG enabling sectors, that can help India push the needle forward on Sustainable Development.
  • SDG Investor Maps translate SDG-needs and policy priorities into actionable investment opportunities.
    • They identify concrete, investable solutions to increasingly pressing needs at the country level.
    • By mapping the overlaps and gaps between public sector priorities and private sector interest, the SDG Investor Map lays out pathways that can bring together private-sector investment and public sector support for six SDG-enabling sectors including Education, Healthcare, Agriculture & Allied Activities, Financial Services, Renewable Energy & Alternatives and Sustainable Environment.
  • Notable IOAs include ‘Online Supplementary Education for K12’ (Education), ‘Tech-Enabled Remote Care Services’ (Healthcare), ‘Digital Platforms to service input/output needs of farmers to enable easy access to markets’ (Agriculture) and ‘Access to credit by Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and Low-Income Groups especially through digital platforms for Income Generating Purposes’ (Financial Services).

Also read: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Invest India:

  • Invest India is a non-profit venture under the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.
  • As the national investment promotion and facilitation agency, Invest India focuses on sector-specific investor targeting and development of new partnerships to enable sustainable investments in India.
  • It was set up in 2009.

4. Indian Navy refits Maldivian ship CGS Huravee


Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam completed the refit of Maldivian Coast Guard Ship MNDF CGS Huravee.


  • Huravee was gifted to the Maldives by India in 2006 to strengthen the partnership between the two nations and to cooperate further for the maritime safety of the Indian Ocean Region.
  • It was originally INS Tillanchang and is an indigenously built Trinkat class patrol vessel.
  • It was constructed at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers, Kolkata in 2001.

5. India – Finland MoU


India and Finland sign MoU for developing cooperation in the field of environmental protection and biodiversity conservation.


  • The MoU is a platform to further advance Indian and Finnish partnership and support, exchange best practices in areas like prevention of air and water pollution; waste management; promotion of circular economy, low-carbon solutions and sustainable management of natural resources including forests; climate change; conservation of marine and coastal resources, etc.
  • The MoU will strengthen technological, scientific and management capabilities and develop bilateral cooperation in the field of environmental protection and biodiversity conservation on the basis of equality, reciprocity and mutual benefit with due respect to the promotion of sustainable development.

6. National Digital Health Mission (NDHM)


Union Health Minister reviews implementation of the National Digital Health Mission and Ayushman Bharat – PMJAY.

Read more about Ayushman Bharat – PMJAY and the National Digital Health Mission in the linked articles.

Read previous PIB here.

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