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Steeling India 2019

Current context: Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of Steel delivered the inaugural address at "Steeling India 2019".
Steeling India 2019 
  • The "Steeling India 2019" was held in New Delhi on 16th Dec 2019.
  • The event was organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) with the theme 'Driving Metal Intensity in key Sectors'.
  • The event was focused on the opportunities in steel sector of India, growing steel demand and how technology and innovation can make the Indian steel sector more vibrant.
  • A collaborative campaign 'Ispati Irada' has been launched by the Ministry of Steel to increase appropriate usage of steel in the country.
  • The Minister said that there is a huge potential for increasing steel intensity in key user sectors like housing, infrastructure, automobiles, railways and defence etc. Govt. schemes like Har Ghar Jal Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana etc. will drive the consumption of steel in rural areas.
  • India has recently replaced Japan as the world's second largest steel producing country, while China is the largest producer of crude steel in the world.


Q.1 India ranks _______ in the world in terms of largest steel producing country? 
a. 1st
b. 2nd
c. 3rd
d. 4th
Steeling India 2019 Steeling India 2019 Reviewed by Neha Verma on December 17, 2019 Rating: 5

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