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PIB Summaries 03 May 2022


  1. India Semiconductor Mission
  2. National Open Access Registry

India Semiconductor Mission

Focus: GS III- Science and Technology

Why in News?

Recently, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology has inaugurated the first ever Semicon India 2022 Conference under India Semiconductor Mission in Bengaluru.

About Semicon India – 2022

  • Semicon India – 2022 has been organized to take forward the vision of the Prime Minister to make India a leader in the electronics manufacturing, semiconductor design, manufacturing & innovation.
  • Theme of the Conference: Catalyzing India’s Semiconductor Ecosystem.

Click Here To Read More: India Semiconductor Mission

National Open Access Registry

Focus: GS II- Government policies and Interventions

Why in News?

National Open Access Registry (NOAR) has successfully gone live from 1st May 2022.

What is NOAR?

  • NOAR is a centralized online platform through which the short-term open access to the inter-state transmission system is being managed in India.
  • It is an integrated platform accessible to all stakeholders in the power sector, including open access customers (both sellers and buyers), power traders, power exchanges, National/Regional/State LDCs and others.
  • The platform provides automation in the workflow to achieve shorter turnaround time for the transactions.
  • NOAR platform also has a payment gateway integrated for making payments related to interstate short-term open access transactions.
  • NOAR platform provides transparency and seamless flow of information among stakeholders of open access.

Key features

  • Single point electronic platform for all the stakeholders
  • Automated administration process of the short-term open access
  • Interface with the RLDCs scheduling applications and Power Exchanges (s)
  • Make payments related to STOA transactions

June 2024