Government eMarketplace completes work for creation of unified procurement system

 Government eMarketplace (GeM) has completed work towards creation of a Unified Procurement System by integrating GeM with the Central Public Procurement Portal (CPPP) and consolidating the entire public buying of goods and services onto a single platform.The 'custom bid' function is also built on the platform, which will allow a buyer to float the bid on GeM, even if the category of product or service that the person is viewing is not available on the GeM portal.

Bullet Points

  •  It has integrated GeM with the CPPP. Integration with Indian Railway Electronic Procurement System and the Defence Public Procurement Portal is underway.
  • This is expected to lead to significant improvements in procurement and sales experience and processes for ministries, departments and other agencies.
  • It will provide a single user experience to buyers and sellers.
  • The system aims to consolidate the scattered vendor bases on publishing portals onto GeM.
  • It would also lead to a better price discovery and dissemination of best practices in government or public procurement.
  • The portal comprises of advanced features including:
  •  Powerful search engine by using Natural Language Processing
  •  Advanced analytics using artificial intelligence that include machine learning
  • Revamped brand and product approval process and
  • Fast creation of categories for goods and services by analysing the tender.

Government eMarketplace 

It is an online platform, by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, for public procurement in India. The GeM initiative was launched on August 9, 2016. The primary objective of the platform was to create an open and transparent procurement platform for government buyers. It is managed by Special Purpose Vehicle and is 100% Government-owned non-profit company.The portal provides a wide range of products such as office stationery and Automobiles. Theportal lists the services including logistics, transportation, waste management, web casting and analytics. 6,04,468 sellers and service providers are registered with the portal so far.

MoCA and DGCA Allowed NTPC To Use Drones For Research & Inspection.


The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has given permission to the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) to use drones to do research and inspection. This decision was taken on October 24, 2020

Bullets Points

  • After this, NTPC would be able to carry out the research and inspection at its three power plants located in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
  • The NTPC has been granted the conditional exemption to deploy Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS).
  • The conditional exemption will be valid till December 31, 2020 or until the the Digital Sky Platform is fully operationalized.
  • The RPAS aircraft will be used for carrying out research and inspection activities.
  • The three plants selected for the purpose are:
  1. Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power Station, Madhya Pradesh
  2. Gadarwara Super Thermal Power Plant, Madhya Pradesh and
  3. Sipat Super Thermal Power Project, Chhattisgarh
  • The decision comply with the Government of India’s attempts to promote use of industrial drones in the sectors of infrastructure, mining, agriculture and disaster relief.

Daily Current Affair 24 October 2020 ! Online MCQ Quiz

Q1. Recently, the G20 held on Anti- Corruption meeting. which company hosted this meeting ?

... Answer is D)
Saudi Arbia become the first country to host the first ever meeting. The objective of the group is to maks suggestions on boosting international efforts in order to combat corruption.

Q2.Which district has got the first place in India for successfully implementing the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna?

... Answer is A)
Mandi (Himachal Pradesh) Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh has bagged the first possition among 30 districts of the country for successfully implemeting PMGSY.

Q3.Recently, who inaugurated the Regional Raw Drug Repository at All India Institute of Ayurveda, new Delhi?

... Answer is A)
Shri Shripad Yasso is from Ayurveda Ministry. Shri Shripad has inagurated the Regional Raw Drug Respository on oct 23 oct. 2020 at the All India Instute of Ayurveda, New Delhi.

Q4.Which school board has launched Facial Recognition system?

... Answer is A)
Central Board of Secoundry Eduction has launched the Facial Recgnistion System. The system has been launched for class 10th and 12th. The system has been launced amid the covid 19 situation in order to make things easier for students.

Q5. The Indian Navy deployed ist first batch of women pilots on Dornier Aircraft on which place?

... Answer is C)
The deployment was done by the southern Navel Command of Indian Navy

Daily Current Affair 23 October 2020 | Online MCQ Quiz

Q1.Recently in which state of India, the foundation stone of the first Multi Model Logistic Park has been laid ?

... Answer is A)
The logistc park will have road, rail, waterway and air connectivity. On 20th October 2020 Mr. Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation stone for this facility at Jogighopa in Assam

Q2.Who has become the Prime Minister of New Zeland in the recent election ?

... Answer is D)
Jacinda Ardern become Prime Minister of New Zeland for the secound time . She is belong from the Labour party

Q3.Recently DRDO has successfully conducted the fine trail of Anti- Tank missile. What is the missile name?

... Answer is C)
22 October 2020 DRDO has sucessfully conducted the final trail of Anti-Tank Nag Missile the test was counducted at the Pokhran test firing range located in Rajasthan. Missile was fired from Nag missile carrier . Range of Nag missile is 4 to 7km

Q4.Which ministry has launched e-Dharti Geo portal ?

... Answer is A )
Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry has launched the e-Dharti Geo Portal.That will integrate legacy draing such as maps and lease plans in the anagement information system

Q5. Recently, which ship will be included in the Indian Navy

... Answer is D)
Indian Navel ship Kavaratti will be included in Indian Navy. The INS Kavaratti is one of the four indigenosy built anti- submarine warfare stealth corvetter under project 28.

Daily Current Affair 22 0ct 2020 | Online MCQ Quiz

Q1. "National Police Commemoration Day" is observed in which day?

... Answer is A )
National Police Commemoration Day observed in 21 october in every year. The day is observed to pay homag to the CRPF personnel how lost their lives during an ambush by the Chinese troops in 1959 in the host spring area to Ladakh region.

Q2. Recently, India has held the fifth Joint Working Group on Coal with which country ?

... Answer is C )
On 5th November 2020 India and Indonesia are to hold the fifth joint working group on coal. the virtual meeting is to deliberate on Indian Coal Policy reform.

Q3.In which day is World Statistics Day celebrated?

... Answer is D)
On 20th October World Statistics Day celebrated. The Theme of this Year is "Connecting the world with data we can trust"

Q4.According to the report of Anemia Mukt India Index 2020, which state ranks first?

... Answer is B)
According to the report Haryana has got the top position in Anemia Mukt Bharat. Haryana state also achived 93% immunization in year 2019 to 2020 for the first time.

Q5. Who is the first state in the country to formally reject the central government Three farm Acts ?

... Answer is A)
Punjab is the first state in India to formally reject the central government three farm Acts. Punjab is also rejected the proposed electricity amendment bill