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PIB Summaries 28 June 2023


  1. NANDI Portal
  2. CHAMPIONS 2.0 Portal

NANDI Portal

Focus: GS II: Polity and Governance

Why in News?

Recently, the Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying launched Nandi – NOC Approval for New Drug and Inoculation System portal, at Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi.

About the NANDI Portal:

The NANDI Portal is developed by the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying (DAHD) in collaboration with the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) through the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC).

Significance of the portal:
  • It aims to streamline the regulatory approval process for veterinary products.
  • The portal enhances transparency and efficiency in assessing and examining proposals for veterinary drugs and vaccines.
  • It is seamlessly integrated with the SUGAM portal of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization, making the process more streamlined.
  • The portal promotes the well-being of livestock and the livestock industry.
  • It enables quick and easy coordination between various government departments and institutes, fostering growth and innovation.

Key Facts about the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization:

  • It is the National Regulatory Authority (NRA) in India for the medical devices industry under the provisions of the Drugs & Cosmetics Rules.
  • It operates under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
  • The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) is the head of the CDSCO.
  • Headquarters: New Delhi.
    • Under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, CDSCO is responsible for:
    • Approval of New Drugs
    • Conducting Clinical Trials
    • Establishing standards for Drugs
    • Ensuring control over the quality of imported Drugs in the country

CHAMPIONS 2.0 Portal

Focus: GS II: Polity and Governance

Why in News?

Recently, on the occasion of International MSME Day, the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, MSME launched ‘CHAMPIONS 2.0 Portal.

About CHAMPIONS 2.0 Portal:

  • The CHAMPIONS 2.0 portal is a single-window grievance redressal portal for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
  • CHAMPIONS stands for the Creation and Harmonious Application of Modern Processes for Increasing Output and National Strength.
  • It was launched on June 1, 2020, by the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises.
  • The portal operates in a Hub & Spoke Model, with the Hub located in New Delhi at the Secretary MSME’s office, and the spokes in various offices and institutions of the Ministry located in different states.
  • The portal has expanded its scope by onboarding 25 ministries/departments/government institutions, 32 state governments, and 58 banks to cater to the operational requirements.
New Features:
  • The revamped CHAMPIONS 2.0 portal incorporates AI-driven chatbots to enhance user experience and provide efficient grievance redressal.
  • The portal is available in 11 languages, including Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali, and Kannada, to cater to a wider audience.
  • It includes a real-time feedback mechanism for analysis, allowing users to provide feedback on their experience with the portal.

December 2023