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  • A Unique SPIN Scheme Launched By KVIC

    4 days ago
    Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) kick-started the (SPIN) Strengthening the Potential of India scheme to make potters self-sustainable. Highlights: ♦ Under SPIN, KVIC will help potters get easy loans from banks which helps to expand their activities and improve their income. ♦ It is directed at sustainable development by ....

    Niti Aayog Is Planning To Build 500 Healthy Cities

    6 days ago
    NITI Aayog released the "Building Urban Planning Capacity in India" Scheme on 16 September. Highlights: ♦India needs a Central sector scheme to make 500' healthy cities' over the following five years and as an intensive revamp of town-planning acts in states to fulfill future challenges of urbanization. ♦The Central ....

    Transport and Marketing Assistance Scheme Has Revised

    14 days ago
    The center revised the "Transportation and Marketing Assistance" (TMA) scheme for specific agricultural products. Highlights: ♦ Now, the scheme has been notified for the duration April 2021 to March 2022. In the revised scheme, the following modifications have been made: ♦ Dairy products, which have not been protected under ....

    New Central Sector Scheme for Industrial Development

    26 days ago
    The Union Home Minister has launched a portal for registering units under the "New Central Sector Scheme’" for industrial development in Jammu & Kashmir. Highlights: ♦ This scheme has an economic outlay of ₹28,400 crore is open for any eligible service sector enterprise registered business enterprise under GST or eligible ....

    Beneficiaries of Jan Aushadhi Sugam

    47 days ago
    About 11.74 lakh and more users are connected with the Jan Aushadhi Sugam App. About the Jan Aushadhi Sugam App: ♦ The government launched the Jan Aushadhi Sugam App in May 2020 to ensure the availability of quality generic medicines at affordable prices. ♦ The foremost purpose of the application is to provide information about the ....

    Pani Maah Launched in Ladakh

    52 days ago
    Pani Maah Campaign was launched in Ladakh to create awareness about clean water. Highlights: ♦ Pani Maah, or water month, has been launched in Ladakh to inform villagers about the significance of clean water. ♦ The Ladakh authorities have also introduced a reward of Rs 2.5 million for the first block in every district that achieves ....

    Funds for Janani Suraksha Yojana

    54 days ago
    under National Health Mission (NHM), the Allocation of funds for Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) is done as a part of the RCH Flexible Pool. Highlights: ♦ Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) is a secure motherhood intervention under the National Rural Health Mission (NHM). ♦ It is being carried out with the goal of reducing maternal and child ....

    Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Unnat Krishi Shiksha Yojana - PDDUUKSY Scheme

    61 days ago
    The Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Unnat Krishi Shiksha Yojana (PDDUUKSY) was established to promote human resource development in organic farming, natural farming, and cow-based economies for environmental sustenance and soil health. About PDDUUKSY: ♦ It began with the construction of 100 centers. During the course of the scheme's operation, ....

    PRASHAD Scheme in Varanasi

    73 days ago
    In Varanasi, the Prime Minister launched PRASHAD projects. About PRASHAD Scheme: ♦ PRASHAD is an acronym that stands for "National Mission on Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual, Heritage Augmentation Drive." ♦ This is a central sector scheme fully funded by the Government of India and established by the Tourism Ministry ....

    RoSCTL Scheme Has Been Approved

    73 days ago
    The government has approved the continuation of the Rebate of State and Central Taxes and Levies (RoSCTL) on Apparel/Garments and Made-ups Export. Highlights: ♦ The Centre has extended the RoSCTL Scheme on apparel and garment exports for another three years. ♦ The move significantly lowers the price of Indian products in the global ....

    Ghar Ghar Ration Program by IDFC FIRST Bank

    104 days ago
    IDFC FIRST Bank has announced the launch of ‘Ghar Ghar Ration’ Program, an employee-funded software for its low-income customers whose livelihoods are affected by using COVID-19. Highlights: ♦ The financial institution has also introduced a complete program for the families of employees who regrettably lost their lives due to ....

    PM-KISAN Eighth Instalment

    136 days ago
    The eighth instalment of financial benefits under PM-KISAN will be released by the PM. Highlights: ♦ The Government of India has launched the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana as a central sector scheme. This scheme was created to supplement the income of many small and marginal farmers. ♦ The following are the primary goals ....

    New Framework For Implementation Of The SVAMITVA Scheme

    144 days ago
    To commemorate the nationwide roll-out of the SVAMITVA Scheme, Union Minister for Panchayati Raj released a new system for its implementation. It lays out a comprehensive road map and set of guidelines for the different States in terms of the Scheme's goals, coverage, various components involved, year-by-year funding pattern, survey approach and ....

    Review on Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana

    144 days ago
    After the launch of the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY), banks, NBFCs, and MFIs have approved over 28.68 crore loans worth Rs. 14.96 lakh crore. About Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY): ♦ It was established by the government in 2015 to provide non-corporate, non-farm small/micro-enterprises with loans of up to Rs. 10 lakh. ♦ MUDRA ....

    SVAMITVA E-Property Cards Distributed

    155 days ago
    PM Narendra Modi launched the distribution of E-Property Cards underneath the Svamitva (Survey of Villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas) Scheme. Around 4.09 lakh property cards have been distributed. The cards were allotted on the side-lines of National Panchayati Raj Day celebrations. Highlights: ♦ Each and Every ....

    Revamping of Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for SC

    169 days ago
    The Post Matric scholarship program for scheduled castes has been revised. The funding method of the plan has been changed from the committed liability formula to a fixed sharing ratio between the center and the states of 60:40 (90:10 in the Northeastern State) This significantly increases the cost of the program. Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for ....

    Revamping of Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for SC

    169 days ago
    The Post Matric scholarship program for scheduled castes has been revised. The funding method of the plan has been changed from the committed liability formula to a fixed sharing ratio between the center and the states of 60:40 (90:10 in the Northeastern State) This significantly increases the cost of the program. Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for ....

    Achievements of Jal Jeevan Mission

    179 days ago
    Jal Jeevan Mission was initiated by PM Modi on August 15, 2019, and its goal is to provide tap water for everyone by 2024. Recently, this has achieved a new achievement, which is to provide tap water to 40 million rural households. Highlights: ♦ At present, more than one third of rural households with 72 million kronor obtain drinking water ....

    Nationwide Review of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana

    183 days ago
    The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare conducted a nationwide review of Pradhan Mantri's Fasal Bima Yojana. Highlights: ♦ Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) was launched in 2016 to provide comprehensive insurance for crop damage or loss caused by accidents, thereby helping to stabilize farmers’ income and encouraging ....

    PMFME Scheme - One District One Product

    187 days ago
    PMFME scheme to adopt the " One District One Product " approach to obtain scale gains from the procurement of inputs, provision of public services and product marketing. Highlights: ♦ Under the Pradhan Mantri Formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises Scheme (PM FME Scheme) initiated by the central government, the Ministry ....

    Key Facts of Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan

    188 days ago
    The information was provided by the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Shri Santosh Kumar Gondwar, Lok Sabha. Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan: This is the pension plan of the central department to ensure pension protection for unorganized workers. It was launched in March 2019. It is managed by the Ministry of Labor and Employment ....

    Review on Atal Pension Yojana

    188 days ago
    The government stated that as of February this year, more than 5.7 trillion rupees had been paid under the Attar Pension Yojana plan. Highlights: ♦ Atal Pension Yojana (APY) solves the problem of old-age income security for the working poor and solves the longevity risk of workers in the unorganized sector. ♦ It encourages workers in ....

    Schemes of WCD Ministry- Umbrella Schemes

    201 days ago
    All major schemes of the Ministry of Women and Child Development are classified as "3 Umbrella Schemes", ie. Mission Poshan 2.0, Mission Vatsalya and Mission Shakti. Highlights: Mission Poshan 2.0: ♦ The Government is merging the Supplementary Nutrition Program with Poshan Abhiyan to launch the Mission POSHAN 2.0. ♦ This ....

    Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan - RUSA

    209 days ago
    The Union Education Minister presided over a review meeting on Rashtriya Ucchatar Shiksha Abhiyan. About the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA): ♦ This is a scheme initiated by the central government and launched in 2013. ♦ It aims to provide strategic funding for qualified state higher educational institutions. ♦ Central ....

    Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension for BPL

    225 days ago
    Under the scheme, the widow’s pension will be provided to widows belonging to Below Poverty Line (BPL) households. Highlights: Under the scheme, the widow’s pension will be provided to widows belonging to Below Poverty Line households. This is a sub-scheme of the National Social Assistance Program (NSAP) of the Ministry of Rural Development. ....

    Child Protection Services Scheme Supports the Children

    225 days ago
    The Ministry of Women and Child Development, implements the Centrally-sponsored Child Protection Services (CPS) scheme (formerly the Integrated Child Protection scheme) under the protection of the Integrated Child Development Services scheme, to provide support for children in difficult circumstances in all states/UTs. About the Integrated Child ....

    Institutional deliveries Under JSY Increased

    228 days ago
    Institutional deliveries under the Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) has increased. Janani Suraksha Yojana: ♦ Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) is a safe motherhood intervention of the National Rural Health Mission (NHM). ♦ The purpose of this scheme is to reduce maternal and infant mortality by promoting institutional delivery of pregnant women. ♦ ....

    Atmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana

    230 days ago
    The purpose of launching Atmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana (ABRY) is to incentivize employers to create new jobs as well as social security benefits and restore lost jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. About the Atmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana (ABRY): ♦ The Indian government will provide a two-year subsidy for new employees hired between October ....

    Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan - Affected by Covid

    230 days ago
    After the COVID-19 pandemic, Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan was established in June 2020 to increase employment and livelihood opportunities for returned migrant workers and citizens who are also affected in rural areas. About Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan: ♦ The large-scale rural public works scheme is launched to increase livelihood ....

    Beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana

    230 days ago
    According to reports from Public Sector Banks (PSBs) and 14 major Private Sector Banks, as of January 2021, a total number of 41.75 crore accounts have been opened under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY). This information is provided by Union MoS, a Finance and Corporate Affairs. About Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana: ♦ Pradhan Mantri ....

    Central Sector Scheme to Tackle Air Pollution And Manage Crop Residues

    230 days ago
    The Central Sector Scheme entitled "Promotion of Agricultural Mechanization to manage Crop Residues On-Site in the states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and NCT of Delhi" has been implemented in 2018-19 and 2019-20. Highlights: ♦ It was announced in the 2018 budget. ♦ The objectives of the scheme are: ♦ Protect the ....

    Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga Project Natural Gas Pipeline

    231 days ago
    PM is responsible for the 348 km Dobhi-Durgapur Natural Gas Pipeline section across the country, which is part of the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga project. About the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga Project: ♦ This is a natural gas pipeline project that aims to provide cooking gas to people. ♦ It was launched in Varanasi in 2016 and later expanded ....

    Hathkargha Samvardhan Sahayata (HSS) Yojana For Handloom Weavers

    232 days ago
    The government has introduced Hathkargha Samvardhan Sahayata (HSS) Yojana for the welfare of handloom weavers. About HSS Yojana: The government has introduced Hathkargha Samvardhan Sahayata (HSS) Yojana for the welfare of handloom weavers. The scheme was launched in 2015-16 and was renamed Hathkargha Samvardhan Sahayata Yojana in December 2016. ....

    Startup India Seed Fund Scheme Has Approved

    232 days ago
    The Startup India Seed Fund Scheme (SISFS) has been approved for a period of four years starting from 2021-22. Startup India Seed Fund Scheme: ♦ The scheme aims to provide financial assistance to start-ups for proof of concept, prototype development, product testing, market entry and commercialization. ♦ It will be effective from April ....

    ATMA Scheme by the Indian Government

    236 days ago
    The government has taken the following steps to educate/train farmers across the country to learn about the latest machinery and technology so as to improve the quality of crops and increase yield and income by adopting the latest farming technology. Highlights: ♦ Since 2005, a Centrally-Sponsored Scheme is being implemented, that is, " ....

    AB-PMJAY Merged with State Schemes

    236 days ago
    Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) was merged with the State Health Schemes. Highlights: States/UTs implementing AB-PMJAY can flexibly run their own Health Protection Schemes jointly with AB-PMJAY at their own expense. Under this arrangement, each state/UTs can use the "Health Benefit Packages", general IT platform, ....

    GoI Implemented the TARA Scheme

    236 days ago
    A group of female weavers in the northern buffer zone of the Dade Tiger Reserve in Terai, Uttar Pradesh, are very happy. The women of Tharu Hath Karga Gharelu Udyog of the Self-Help Organization (SHG) will see a significant increase in their merchandise sales income in 2020, thanks to technical intervention to improve the loom. Highlights: ♦ ....

    Ayushman CAPF (Central Armed Police Forces) Scheme Launched

    244 days ago
    The “Ayushman CAPF” scheme was launched to extend the benefits of the central health insurance program to all members of the Country’s Armed Police Forces. Highlights: ♦ According to this scheme, approximately 28 lakh personnel of CAPF, Assamese rifles and the National Security Guard (NSG) and their families will be covered ....

    Beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana Gramin

    250 days ago
    The Prime Minister will provide financial assistance to the 6 lakh beneficiaries of UP under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin. Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G): ♦ The PMAY-G scheme was launched in 2016, and its goal is to provide pucca houses with basic facilities for all homeless households and families living ....

    PCRA Launched SAKSHAM Campaign

    253 days ago
    PCRA has launched a one-month mass awareness campaign "SAKSHAM" to spread awareness about "Green and Clean Energy". About SAKSHAM: ♦ The SAKAHAM (Sanrakshan Kshamta Mahotsav) is a campaign launched by Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA). ♦ The main aim of this campaign is to make the public aware of ....

    UJALA and SLNP completes six years of Illuminating India

    264 days ago
    Govt of India’s UJALA (Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All) and SLNP (Street Light National Programme) completes six years of Illuminating India efficiently. Both plans were first implemented by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a PSU joint venture under the Ministry of Electricity of the Government of India. UJALA: The plan was ....

    Swachh Swasth Sarvatra - Kayakalp Winner

    267 days ago
    Swachh Swasth Sarvatra is a joint venture of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. Highlights: ♦ Swachh Swasth Sarvatra is a joint venture of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. ♦ The program was launched in 2016 and aims ....

    New Route Under UDAN Scheme

    278 days ago
    The new route under the UDAN scheme has been labeled Belgaum – Surat – Kishangarh. UDAN, which stands for ‘Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik’, aims to make air travel affordable and widespread. UDAN Scheme: The scheme is a part of the National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP) and is jointly funded by the Government of India and State Governments. ....

    Jal Jeevan Mission - Visit Andhra Pradesh

    295 days ago
    A team from the National Jal Jeveen Mission (NJJM) will visit Andhra Pradesh to provide technical assistance to the state to achieve the goal of "HarGhar Jal" under the flagship program "Jal Jeveen Mission", And identify different issues and challenges, and document good practices. Key Facts: ♦ This is a flagship program ....

    PM-KUSUM Scheme Guidelines Were Issued

    295 days ago
    MNRE (Ministry of New and Renewable Energy) issued guidelines for the implementation of feeder-level Solarisation under component C of the PM-KUSUM scheme. Highlights: ♦ The KUSUM program consists of three parts. - Component A includes the installation of distributed ground-mounted renewable energy power plants. - Component B includes ....

    PLI Schemes for Pharma Sector

    302 days ago
    According to government regulations, the production-related incentive (PLI) program for bulk drugs and medical devices has shown an encouraging response from the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Highlights: ♦ The plan provides production-related incentives to promote domestic manufacturing and attract substantial investment, including ....

    National Digital Health Mission (NDHM) Review By Union Health Minister

    304 days ago
    Union Health Minister reviews implementation of the National Digital Health Mission and Ayushman Bharat – PMJAY. The National Health Mission (NHM) was launched by the government of India in 2013. National Health Mission: The National Health Mission (NHM) was launched by the government of India in 2013 subsuming the National Rural Health Mission ....

    Micro-irrigation Fund Released Under PMKSY

    309 days ago
    Release interest subsidy loans from the Micro Irrigation Fund (MIF). Highlights ♦ The micro-irrigation fund created by NABARD with a scale of Rs 5000 crore was put into operation in 2019-20. ♦ The purpose of the fund is to promote the use of discount loans to expand the coverage of micro-irrigation by developing special and innovative ....

    Union Education Minister Holds A Review Meeting On UBA

    309 days ago
    The Union Education Minister held a review meeting on the progress of the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan Plan (UBA) via video conference. Unnat Bharat Abhiyan is inspired by the vision of transformative change in the rural development process, and it uses knowledge institutions to help build an inclusive Indian architecture. Highlights: ♦ The Ministry ....

    Getting MGNREGS Wages Harder than the Labour

    312 days ago
    The problems faced by rural workers who rely on the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Program (MGNREGS). Highlights: ♦ According to a study by the Indian company LibTech, many workers are forced to go to the bank multiple times, increasing travel costs and loss of income, and face the trouble of repeated refusal to pay, biometric ....

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