February 2017 Current Affairs
21 FEB
NEWS
20 FEB
NEWS
18 FEB
NEWS
17 FEB
NEWS
16 FEB
NEWS
15 FEB
NEWS

January 2017 Current Affairs
31 JAN
NEWS
30 JAN
NEWS
28 JAN
NEWS
27 JAN
NEWS
25 JAN
NEWS
24 JAN
NEWS

December 2016 Current Affairs
31 DEC
NEWS
30 DEC
NEWS
29 DEC
NEWS
28 DEC
NEWS
27 DEC
NEWS
26 DEC
NEWS

November 2016 Current Affairs
30 NOV
NEWS
29 NOV
NEWS
28 NOV
NEWS
26 NOV
NEWS
25 NOV
NEWS
24 NOV
NEWS

October 2016 Current Affairs
31 OCT
NEWS
27 OCT
NEWS
26 OCT
NEWS
25 OCT
NEWS
24 OCT
NEWS
22 OCT
NEWS

PM Narendra Modi announced pan-India expansion of Maternity Benefit Programme

PM Narendra Modi announced pan-India expansion of Maternity Benefit Programme
04 January 2017 Current Affairs: Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced pan-India expansion of Maternity Benefit Programme (MBP) to benefit pregnant and lactating mothers across the country. The announcement was made by the Modi in his address to the nation on 31 December 2016.

The expanded programme will come into force on 1 January 2017.

Maternity Benefit Programme : The programme was formulated by the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development as per the provisions of Section 4(b) of National Food Security Act, 2013.

The cash incentive of Rs 6000 is payable in three instalments for the first two live births.

The conditional cash transfer scheme provides cash incentives to pregnant and lactating women

For the wage loss so that the woman can take adequate rest before and after delivery

To improve her health and nutrition during the period of pregnancy and lactation

To breastfeed the child during the first six months of the birth

It is applicable to all pregnant women and lactating mothers (PW&LM), excluding the Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers who are in regular employment with the Central Government or State Governments or Public Sector Undertakings or those who are in receipt of similar benefits from the government.

Significance of the programme : A woman’s nutritional status has important implications for her health as well as the health and development of her children. An under-nourished mother almost inevitably gives birth to a low birth-weight baby.When poor nutrition starts in-utero, it extends throughout the life cycle, particularly in women.

Owing to economic and social distress many women continue to work to earn a living for their family right up to the last days of their pregnancy.

Furthermore, they resume working soon after childbirth, even though their bodies might not permit it.

In order to address these concerns, the Union Government formulated the Maternity Benefit Programme to address nutritional needs of vulnerable communities.


February 2017 Current affairs
21 FEB
NEWS
20 FEB
NEWS
18 FEB
NEWS
17 FEB
NEWS
16 FEB
NEWS
15 FEB
NEWS

January 2017 Current affairs
31 JAN
NEWS
30 JAN
NEWS
28 JAN
NEWS
27 JAN
NEWS
25 JAN
NEWS
24 JAN
NEWS




December 2016 Current affairs
31 DEC
NEWS
30 DEC
NEWS
29 DEC
NEWS
28 DEC
NEWS
27 DEC
NEWS
26 DEC
NEWS

November 2016 Current affairs
30 NOV
NEWS
29 NOV
NEWS
28 NOV
NEWS
26 NOV
NEWS
25 NOV
NEWS
24 NOV
NEWS

October 2016 Current affairs
31 OCT
NEWS
27 OCT
NEWS
26 OCT
NEWS
25 OCT
NEWS
24 OCT
NEWS
22 OCT
NEWS



FreshersLive - No.1 Job site in India. Fresherslive Current Affairs 2017 section offers informative quiz questions with answers regarding latest current affairs today for all sorts of competitive exams like UPSC, TNPSC , IFS, IAS, IPS, railway exams (RRB) and banking exams like IPBS PO, IPBS clerk, Federal Bank PO, ICICI, SBI, RBI legal officer & Grade officer posts and much more. Register with us to get latest Current Affairs Updates. Also get latest Current Affairs news and quiz Updates for free alerts daily through E-mail

Get Daily Current Affairs to your Email

You can Unsubscribe us at any time.

Get Daily Current Affairs to your Email

You can Unsubscribe us at any time.