Current Affairs

Invest India wins UN Award for excellence in promoting investments

Invest India, the country's investment promotion body, has won United Nations (UN) Award for excellence in promoting investments in sustainable development.
Invest India wins UN Award for excellence in promoting investments
  • The award was presented by Armenian President Armen Sarkissian to CEO of Invest India Deepak Bagla at the World Investment Forum, Geneva.

Details:

  • Invest India received this award for excellence in servicing and supporting a major global wind turbines company in establishment of blade manufacturing plant in India while committing to train local staff and produce 1 gigawatt (GW) of renewable energy.
  • Implementation of this project is expected to reduce India's wind energy cost significantly.
  • Apart from Invest India, agencies from Lesotho (Lesotho National Development Corporation -LNDC), Bahrain (Bahrain Economic Development Board-EDB Bahrain) and South Africa (Invest South Africa) also won top honours at UN Investment Promotion Awards for excellence in boosting investment into sectors having social and economic benefits and will help meet Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

About UN Investment Promotion Award:

  • The awards are given annually by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) since 2002 as part of its investment promotion and facilitation programme.
  • It honours investment promotion agencies (IPAs) and their governments for their achievements.
  • It also seeks to showcase best practices in attracting investment into Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)-related projects that can inspire investment promotion practitioners in developing and developed countries.
  • The 2017 winners were Ethiopian Investment Commission, COFIDES of Spain, and Board of Investment of Mauritius.

About Invest India:

  • It is the official Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency of Central Government. 
  • It is mandated to facilitate investments in the country.
  • It is the first stop for potential global investors in country.
  • It has been set up as a non-profit venture under Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce and Industries.
  • It provides sector and state-specific inputs and other supports to investors through entire investment cycle.
  • Moreover, all efforts like hand-holding and facilitation support are made by Invest India under the Make in India programme.

Question:

Q. Which investment promotion body of the country, has won United Nations (UN) Award for excellence in promoting investments in sustainable development?
a. Nivesh Bharat
b. Invest India
c. Make in India
d. None of the above
Invest India wins UN Award for excellence in promoting investments Invest India wins UN Award for excellence in promoting investments Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on October 26, 2018 Rating: 5

No comments: