Government Schemes: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2018 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • Nov 12, 2018
  • 1 MoU Signed Between Lady Irwin College & MoRD for Roshni [ Edu., Policy-Governance, Schemes & Proj. ]

    Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY-NRLM), under Union Ministry of Rural Development signed MoU w/Lady Irwin College for establishing ROSHNI - Centre of Women Collectives led Social Action.

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    Image of NRLM

    Image of NRLM

    • ROSHNI is technically &

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  • Nov 9, 2018
  • 1 Petroleum Minister Laun. SATAT Initiative to Promote Compressed Bio-Gas as an Alternative [ Sci-Tech, Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas has launched Sustainable Alternative towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT) aimed at providing sustainable alternative towards affordable transportation.

    • Initiative was launched with PSU Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs i. e. IOC, BPCL, and

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  • Nov 5, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Summary of Projects & Achievements: 48 Months of Narendra Modi Government (Important) (Part - 26) [ Edu., Eco., Agri., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Modern Infrastructure for a growing India: Enhancing efficiency and quality of life - Calibrated marketing freedom to incentivize gas production from deep-water, ultra deep water and high pressure-high temperature areas.

    • Steps to revitalize PPPs:

    • Public Utility (Resolution of D

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  • 2 🌟 Summary of Projects & Achievements: 48 Months of Narendra Modi Government (Important) (Part - 25) [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Agri., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Empowering the Poor –Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Antyodaya Yojana: Making a holistic improvement in the lives of poor - Reach 8 - 9 crore rural poor households, Organize women in Self Help Groups (SHGs).

    • 59 lakh Households mobilized

    • 5.31 lakh SHGs formed

    • Rs. 363.71 Cr of financial ass

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  • 3 🌟 Summary of Projects & Achievements: 48 Months of Narendra Modi Government (Important) (Part - 24) [ Eco., Agri., Schemes & Proj., Railways ]

    Building infrastructure for a modern & futuristic India: Bringing light to every un –electrified village - Illuminating the length & breadth of India: Power Grid commissioned transmission projects worth Rs. 30,300 cr.

    Image of From Darkness to Light

    Image of From Darkness to Light

    Image of From Darkness to Light

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  • 4 🌟 Summary of Projects & Achievements: 48 Months of Narendra Modi Government (Important) (Part - 23) [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Government making all efforts to boost housing finance sector: Affordable Housing for all by 2022 - To encourage private investment service tax exemption on house up to 60 sq. metres.

    • Access to safe and affordable housing

    • Housing loans at an interest rate of 6.5 % for 15 years

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  • 5 🌟 Summary of Projects & Achievements: 48 Months of Narendra Modi Government (Important) (Part - 21) [ Policy-Governance, Schemes & Proj., Ranks & Indices, Railways ]

    India takes a historic step to fight corruption, black money, terrorism & counterfeit currency: All existing notes of Rs. 500 & Rs. 1000 ceases to be legal tender - This historic step will open up new opportunities for poor, neo middle class & middle class.

    • Real estate prices,

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  • Nov 4, 2018
  • 1 Train 18 Nears Completion – How Indian Railways’ First Engine-Less Train is Being Made [ Sci-Tech, Schemes & Proj., Railways ]

    Train 18- India’s 1st engine-less train for inter-city travel established under the PM’s “Make in India” scheme will be able to reach speeds of 160 kmph & will boast of an underslung force system. It has cool high-class exterior & plush interiors that would offer an experience di

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  • Nov 2, 2018
  • 1 2 Unique Projects Including Local Treatment of Urban Sewage Streams for Healthy Reuse Project [ Sci-Tech, Health, Schemes & Proj. ]

    Union Science & Technology ministry inaugurated 2 projects at Sun Dial Park in New Delhi to re-convert wastewater to clean water & contribute in cleanliness drive of Swachh Bharat.

    Image of DBT-Netherlands Join Hand For Cleaning Barapulla Drain

    Image of DBT-Netherlands Join Hand For Cleaning Barapulla Drain

    Image of DBT-Netherlands Join Hand For Cleaning Barapulla Drain

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  • 2 🌟 PM to Launch Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana at Ranchi (Important) [ Health, Schemes & Proj. ]

    PM launched flagship scheme ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana’ (PMJAY), known as Ayushman Bharat or National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM) at Ranchi, Jharkhand. World’s largest health scheme will serve population that equals 27 - 28 European countries.

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    Image of World’s Largest Healthcare Programme

    Image of World’s largest healthcare programme

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  • Nov 1, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Summary of Projects & Achievements: 48 Months of Narendra Modi Government (Important) (Part - 28) [ Sci-Tech, Eco., Schemes & Proj. ]

    India rises by 13 places in Travels & Tourism Competitive Index 2015 under NDA govt: After remaining stagnant for 7 years under UPA Govt, NDA Govt’s boost to tourism helps improve India’s rankings.

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    Image of Competitive Index 2015 under NDA Govt

    Image of Competitive Index 2015 under NDA govt

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  • 2 🌟 Summary of Projects & Achievements: 48 Months of Narendra Modi Government (Important) (Part - 27) [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Empowering Lives through Jan Dhan Yojana: 19.72 crore Bank Accounts opened, Deposits of more than Rs. 28,699.65 crore, More than 1.26 lakhs Bank Mitras deployed, 131012 Mega Financial Literacy camps organized.

    • Around 12.24 crore people included in social security cover

    • Thousand

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  • 3 🌟 Union Home Minister Launches Two Portals to Strengthen Women Safety (Important) [ Schemes & Proj., Computers, Women and Minority Empowerment ]

    Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has launched Cyber Crime Prevention against Women & Children (CCPWC) portal (www.cybercrime.gov.in) to check objectionable online content. Portal will allow citizens to lodge complaints on objectionable online content related to child pornogra

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  • Oct 31, 2018
  • 1 Health Ministry Launches Sputum Sample Transportation Through Department of Post [ Health, Schemes & Proj. ]

    Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has launched pilot project for transport of sputum specimen for Tuberculosis (TB) Diagnosis by utilizing services of Dept. of Post in Karawal Nagar, New Delhi.

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    Image of Transporting Specimens

    Image of Transporting Specimens

    Learning

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  • 2 PM Inaugurates Jharsuguda Airport and Flags Off UDAN Flight Between Jharsuguda-Raipur Sector [ Sci-Tech, Schemes & Proj. ]

    PM inaugurated new airport in Jharsuguda – also known as powerhouse of Odisha. PM flagged off UDAN flight on Jharsuguda-Raipur sector. It is 1st airport in Odisha to provide necessary connectivity to Bhubaneswar, Raipur, & Ranchi under Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) -UDAN (Ud

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  • 3 PM Modi Inaugurates Sikkim’S First-Ever Airport [ Sci-Tech, Schemes & Proj., Geog. ]

    PM inaugurated Sikkim’s 1st-ever airport at Pakyong. Sikkim was only state in India remaining w/o functional airport. Pakyong airport is India’s 100th functional airport & one of country’s 5 highest airports.

    Map of airport at Pakyong & Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport

    Map of Airport at Pakyong & Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport

    Map of airport at Pakyong & Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport is an airport in Leh

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  • Oct 30, 2018
  • 1 Ministry of Culture Releases National Museum Research Bulletin [ Schemes & Proj., Culture ]

    Ministry of Culture has released National Museum Research Bulletin Number 10: Special issue. Bulletin was revived after gap of 16 years. It has released Sindhu Ghati Sabhyata: Ek Parichay, a Hindi version of An Introduction to Indus Valley Civilization which among bestsellers at

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  • Oct 29, 2018
  • 1 Petroleum Minister Launch SATAT Initiative to Promote Compressed Bio-Gas as Alternative [ Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Union Petroleum Minister will launch Sustainable Alternative towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT) initiative in New Delhi on penultimate day of ongoing Swachhta Hi Seva campaign.

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    Image of Anaerobic Digester

    Image of Anaerobic Digester

    Minister will launch initiative w/P

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  • 2 Finalization of National Artificial Intelligence Mission [ Sci-Tech, Eco., Schemes & Proj., Computers ]

    Task Force on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for India’s Economic Transformation was constituted on 24th August 2017. Task Force gave its report on 19th January 2018. NITI Aayog has identified 5 sectors that includes healthcare, agriculture, education, infrastructure, & transportat

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  • 3 Rupay Card, BHIM Users to Get Cashbacks for Digital Payments on GST [ Eco., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Ministerial panel led by Sushil Modi approved proposal for incentivizing digital payments thru Rupay card & BHIM app by way of cashbacks. Cashback would be credited to bank account when detailed modalities will be worked out once GST Council clears proposal.

    Rupay Card,BHIM Users to Get Cashbacks for Digital Payments

    Rupay Card, BHIM Users to Get Cashbacks for Digital Payments

    Image of Rupay Card, BHIM Users to Get Cashbacks for Digital Payments on GST

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  • 4 Multi Modal Terminal on Ganga at Varanasi Nearing Completion [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Varanasi river terminal under World Bank-aided Ganga Jal Marg Vikash Project will be completed this year, ahead of schedule. Bank expressed satisfaction at progress of ₹5,369-cr. project.

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    Image of Graphical Representation of Haldia Terminal

    Image of Graphical Representation of Haldia Terminal

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  • Oct 26, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Summary of Projects & Achievements: 48 Months of Narendra Modi Government (Important) (Part - 19) [ Eco., Agri., Schemes & Proj. ]

    PM Modi announces major decisions to benefit poor, neo –middle class & middle class -Interest subvention for loans of upto Rs. 12 lakhs. Rural houses under PMAY Increased by 33 %. Farmers who have taken loans for Rabi crop exempted from Interest for 60 days.

    • Government adds Rs.

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  • 2 🌟 Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Employee’s State Insurance (ESI) has rolled out Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana for unemployed. It was announced at 175th ESI Corporation meeting chaired by Union Labour Minister in New Delhi.

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    Image of Employee State Insurance Act, 1948

    Image of Employee State Insurance Act, 1948

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  • Oct 25, 2018
  • 1 What are Schemes to Support Khadi & Village Industries (KVI): Honey Tops Among Their Exports [ Eco., Schemes & Proj., Women and Minority Empowerment ]

    Sale of Khadi & Village Industries (KVI) products has increased during last 2 years registering sale of Rs. 52138.21 cr. in 2016 - 17 & Rs. 59098.04 cr. in 2017 - 18 Minister of State (I/C) for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) stated in Rajya Sabha.

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    Image of About KVIC

    Image of About KVIC

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  • 2 Scholarship Schemes for Women from Central Waqf Council [ Schemes & Proj., Women and Minority Empowerment, Scholarships ]

    Central Waqf Council (CWC) has decided to provide training to women for their empowerment in trades of: Tailoring & Knitting, Food Processing, Embroidery, Cloth Printing. CWC has decided to provide financial support for coaching of muslim students for competitive examinations for

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  • Oct 24, 2018
  • 1 Niti Aayog Launches Mobility Hackathon ‘Move Hack’ [ Schemes & Proj., Computers ]

    NITI Aayog launched ‘Move Hack’, global mobility hackathon to crowd source solutions aimed at future of mobility in India. Hackathon, which is envisaged to be one of largest globally, will be focused on 10 themes. It will be structured over 3 legs - online, followed by leg in Sin

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  • Oct 21, 2018
  • 1 HRD Minister Inaugurates More Than 3400 Test Practice Centres for Entrance Examinations [ Edu., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Union Minister for HRD inaugurated network of more than 3,400 Test Practice Centres (TPCs) spread across 622 Districts in country. 25 Test Practice Centres (TPCs) joined Minister of HRD thru Google Hangouts in this inauguration at New Delhi.

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    Image of National Testing Agency

    Image of National Testing Agency

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  • 2 🌟 Overview of Schemes for Dairy Developent: NDDB in Implementation of NDP & Dairy Proce.(Important) [ Eco., Agri., Schemes & Proj., Committees & Bodies ]

    National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) plays crucial role in implementation of National Dairy Plan (NDP) & Dairy Processing & Infrastructure Development Fund (DIDF). Indigenous breeds are being promoted to reduce risks in production. For improving breed of milch cattle, especial

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  • 3 India Post Payments Bank – a Major Initiative Towards Financial Inclusion [ Eco., Schemes & Proj. ]

    PM launched India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi. Function was witnessed at over 3000 locations across country, which was connected to main event in Delhi.

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    Image of India Post Payments Bank

    Image of India Post Payments Bank

    • India Post Payments Ba

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  • 4 Apsara – U Reactor Becomes Operational at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay [ Sci-Tech, Schemes & Proj. ]

    Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Trombay has recommissioned India’s oldest nuclear research reactor named ‘Apsara’, which was shut down permanently in 2009 for repair. Refurbished version of this reactor is named as ‘Apsara-upgraded’ (Apsara-U) & has double capacity compared

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  • Oct 18, 2018
  • 1 PM Modi, Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina, CMs of West Bengal & Tripura, Jointly Dedicate Three Projects [ Int. Rel & Org., Schemes & Proj. ]

    India, Bangladesh jointly inaugurated 3 projects related to power supply rehabilitation of existing railway section. These projects were jointly inaugurated PM & Bangladesh PM thru video conference.

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    Image of 15 - KM RAIL LINK

    Image of 15 - KM RAIL LINK

    Rehabilitation of Kula

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  • 2 🌟 Continuation of Pradhan Mantri JanDhan Yojana Approved with Key Changes in OD Facility (Important) [ Eco., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Union Cabinet approved continuation of National Mission for Financial Inclusion - Pradhan Mantri JanDhan Yojana (PMJDY) w/changes: - National Mission for Financial Inclusion (PMJDY) to continue beyond 14th Aug. , 2018.

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    Image of Pradhan Mantri JanDhan Yojana

    Image of Pradhan Mantri JanDhan Yojana

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  • 3 🌟 What is Swadhar Greh Scheme? Krishna Kutir, a Home for 1000 Widows Ina at Vrindavan (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Union Ministry of Women and Child Development inaugurated widows’ home ‘Krishna Kutir’ at Vrindavan in Mathura, UP. Krishna Kutir is special home for 1000 widows set under Swadhar Greh scheme.

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    Swadhar Greh Scheme Image

    Swadhar Greh Scheme Image

    Swadhar Greh Scheme

    • Launched

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  • Oct 17, 2018
  • 1 Government of India & ADB Sign $375 Million Loan to Improve Irrigation Efficiency in Madhya Pradesh [ Eco., Agri., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Union Govt. has signed $375 million loan agreement w/Asian Development Bank (ADB) for MP Irrigation Efficiency Improvement Project. Project will contribute to double farming incomes in MP by expanding irrigation networks & system efficiency.

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    Image of Drip Irrigation

    Image of Drip Irrigation

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  • 2 NITI Aayog, Intel & TIFR Collaborate to Set Up a Model Inter. Center for Transformative AI (ICTAI) [ Sci-Tech, Schemes & Proj., Computers ]

    NITI Aayog, Intel, & Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) are collaborating to set up Model International Center for Transformative Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI) in Bengaluru.

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    Image of Artificial Intelligence Strategies

    Image of Artificial Intelligence Strategies

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  • 3 Cabinet Approves Continuation of Capacity Development Scheme for the Period 2017-18 to 2019-20 [ Edu., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved continuation of Capacity Development Scheme for period 2017 - 18 to 2019 - 20. It is ongoing Central Sector Scheme of Ministry of Statistics & Program Implementation (MoSPI).

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    Image of Capacity Building

    Image of Capacity Building

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  • Oct 15, 2018
  • 1 First Tribal Circuit Project Under Swadesh Darshan Scheme to Be Inaugurated in Chhattisgarh [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Union Ministry of Tourism has inaugurated India’s 1st tribal circuit project connecting 13 tourism sites in Chhattisgarh under Swadesh Darshan Scheme. Tourism Ministry has sanctioned 74 projects worth Rs. 5997.47 cr. to 31 states & UTs under this scheme.

    Map of 13 tourism sites in Chhattisgarh

    Map of 13 Tourism Sites in Chhattisgarh

    Map of 13 tourism sites in Chhattisgarh

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  • 2 CSIR Laboratory to Manufacture Critical Composite Air-Frame Components for LCA Tejas [ Sci-Tech, Defense, Schemes & Proj. ]

    CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories (CSIR-NAL) received order of more than Rs. 100 cr. for delivering critical composite airframe components to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), for LCA-Tejas Full Operational Capability (FOC) standard aircraft.

    CSIR Laboratory to Manufacture Critical Composite Air-Frame

    CSIR Laboratory to Manufacture Critical Composite Air-Frame

    Image of CSIR Laboratory to Manufacture Critical Composite Air-Frame Components for LCA Tejas

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  • 3 🌟 Unnat Bharat Abhiyan 2.0 (Important) [ Edu., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Higher Education Institutions of Human Resource Development Ministry under its flagship program – Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA) 2.0 will participate in Gram Sabhas. IIT Delhi is designated to function as National Coordinating Institute for this program.

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    Image of Unnat Bharat Abhiyaan 2.0

    Image of Unnat Bharat Abhiyaan 2.0

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  • Oct 14, 2018
  • 1 🌟 National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme 2018 (Important) [ Edu., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Central Govt. launched National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme 2018 (NAPS) for youths. NAPS is national scheme for providing skill training to ITI students/Freshers/MES Pass-outs/PMKVY candidates.

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    Image of National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme 2018

    Image of National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme 2018

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  • Oct 11, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Self Employment Scheme for Rehabilitation of Manual Scavengers (Important) [ Schemes & Proj., Women and Minority Empowerment ]

    Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment is implementing Central Sector Scheme, ‘Self Employment Scheme for Rehabilitation of Manual Scavengers’ (SRMS). This Act replaced Employment of Manual Scavengers and Construction of Dry Latrines (Prohibition) Act, 1993.

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    Image of Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

    Image of Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

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  • 2 🌟 Visvesvaraya PhD Schm. Aims to Increase Research & Devt. in Electronics & Information Tech.(Imp.) [ Edu., Schemes & Proj., Scholarships ]

    Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology has initiated “Visvesvaraya PhD Scheme for Electronics & Information Technology (IT) “. Scheme is expected to encourage working professionals & non-PhD faculty members to pursue PhD.

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    Image of Visvesvaraya PhD Scheme Aims to Increase Research

    Image of Visvesvaraya PhD Scheme Aims to Increase Research

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  • 3 Cage Farming in Karnataka Under Blue Revolution: Integrated Development & Management of Fisheries [ Agri., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) on Blue Revolution: Integrated Development & Management of Fisheries approved by Govt. in December 2015. Scheme provides financial assistance for: Open sea cage culture, Installation of cages/pens in reservoirs & other open water bodies.

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    Image of Aquaculture Cage Systems

    Image of Aquaculture cage systems

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  • Oct 10, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Implementation of Central Sector Scheme of IPSRC (Important) [ Schemes & Proj., Women and Minority Empowerment ]

    Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment is implementing Central Sector Scheme of Integrated Programme for Senior Citizens (IPSrC). Under Scheme of Integrated programme for Senior Citizens (IPSrC), grant is given to Implementing Agencies for running & maintenance of Senior Citize

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