Government Schemes: Point-Wise CA and GS Articles 2018 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • Jun 21, 2018
  • 1FAME India: Government Proposes Multi-Modal Public and Shared Transport in the Cities [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Government has announced the launch of public and shared transportation based on electric power train, through a system of Expression of Interest (EoI). FAME-I was focused more on private vehicles. The government is giving priority to public transport in the second phase of incen…

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  • 2Surya Mitra & Solar Study Lamp Scheme-One Million Solar Study Lamps Scheme Successfully Implemented [ Sci-Tech, Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy said today it has distributed one million solar study lamps under Solar Study Lamp Scheme for states including Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, and Uttar Pradesh.

    Image of Surya Mitra and Solar Study Lamp Scheme

    Image of Surya Mitra and Solar Study Lamp Scheme

    Image of Surya Mitra and Solar Study Lamp Scheme

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  • Jun 20, 2018
  • 1DigiGaons: CSC Reach 2.50 Lakh Gram Panchayats & 700 Digital Villages to Be Established by the 2018 [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Network of solar-powered Common Service Centres (CSCs), which act as access points for delivery of various digital services to villages in India, will be expanded to 2.50 lakh gram panchayats by year-end.

    Map of 6 adopted villages in country in pilot phase

    Map of 6 adopted villages in country in pilot phase

    Map of 6 adopted villages in country in pilot phase

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  • Jun 19, 2018
  • 1 Govt of India Launches I-Metros for Association of Indian Metro Rail Companies [ Schemes & Proj., Railways ]

    Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs launched “I-METROS”, an association of all Indian Metro Rail companies at a Conference on “Indian Metros: Collaborating for Excellence”. “I-METROS” will share or exchange ideas and experience among the metro railway projects in India.

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    Image of Metro Rail Advantages

    Image of Metro Rail Advantages

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  • Jun 18, 2018
  • 1Government Launches 2nd Swajal Yojana Project in Rajasthan [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation launched the second project of Swajal pilot project at Village Bhikampura, Karuli, Rajasthan. Ensures availability of clean drinking water to every household round the year and to generate employment.

    Map of 2<sup>nd</sup> Swajal Yojana Project in Rajasthan

    Map of 2nd Swajal Yojana Project in Rajasthan

    Map of 2nd Swajal Yojana Project in Rajasthan

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  • Jun 11, 2018
  • 1 National Academic Depository (NAD) - (Important) [ Edu., Policy-Governance, Schemes & Proj. ]

    Union Cabinet approved establishment of National Academic Depository (NAD). All degrees, certificates & awards in country will be made digitally available for verification on single spot under NAD.

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    Image of National Academic Depository

    Image of National Academic Depository

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  • Jun 10, 2018
  • 1Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 24) [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Schemes & Proj., Bills ]

    FoSCoRIS – FSSAI launches online platform: To bring in transparency in food safety inspection and sampling, food regulator Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has put in place a nationwide online platform called ‘FoSCoRIS’.

    • It has asked states to adopt this syst…

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  • 2Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 22) [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Youth Parliament Scheme: Shri S. S. Ahluwalia distributes Prizes for the: 29th National Youth Parliament Competition, 2016 - 2017 for Kendriya Vidyalayas, 51st Youth Parliament Competition, 2016 - 17 for Delhi Schools.

    • Aims: At inculcating among younger generations the spirit o…

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  • Jun 8, 2018
  • 1National Clean Energy Fund (NCEF) from NRDWP & Ministry of Finance to Help with Potable Water [ Eco., Schemes & Proj. ]

    There are 365050 ST dominated habitations in country, out of that 301858 (82.69%) habitations are covered w/provision of safe drinking water supply & 53090 (14.54%) are partially covered.

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    Image of Water Worries

    Image of Water Worries

    • Affected States with poor drinking water co…

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  • 2“Integrated Scheme for Development of Silk Industry” for Sericulture Sector [ Agri., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Central Sector Scheme “Integrated Scheme for Development of Silk Industry” is approved for next 3 years from 2017 - 18 to 2019 - 20. Scheme has 4 components: Research & Development (R&D), Training, Transfer of Technology and IT Initiatives, Seed Organizations and farmers extensio…

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  • Jun 7, 2018
  • 1Electoral Bond Scheme 2018 2nd Phase from 2nd April – 10th April [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Electoral Bond Scheme 2018 Phase 2 was from 2nd April – 10th April. In 2nd phase, SBI is authorised to issue & encash electoral bonds thru its 11 authorised branches. 11 specified branches are at New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Bhopal, Jai…

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  • Jun 1, 2018
  • 1 What are Nutrient Based Subsidy and City Compost Scheme? (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Nutrient based Subsidy & City Compost Scheme has been approved beyond 12th Five year plan. Scheme was forwarded by Department of Fertilizers. Expense will be on actual basis since national roll out of DBT lead to 100 % payment of subsidy to fertilizer companies.

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    Image of Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs

    Image of Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs

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  • 2North-East Industrial Development Scheme (NEIDS) 2017 [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    North-East Industrial Development Scheme (NEIDS) 2017 was approved with financial outlay of Rs. 3000 cr. upto March, 2020. This Scheme is combination of incentives covered under earlier schemes with huge outlay.

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  • May 30, 2018
  • 1Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 19) [ Int. Rel & Org., Schemes & Proj., Bills, Culture ]

    Tele - Law: In its effort to make legal aid easily accessible to the marginalized communities and citizens living in rural areas. Government of India launched the ‘Tele - Law’. Available across the Common Service Centre (CSC) network.

    • This will connect the citizens to legal ser…

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  • 2Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 18) [ Int. Rel & Org., Schemes & Proj., ]

    SRISTI - SRISTI - Sustainable Rooftop Implementation for Solar Transfiguration of India is a proposed scheme by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. The proposed scheme will incentivize installation of roof top solar projects in India.

    • It aims to achieve a national solar ro…

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  • 3Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 17) [ Sports, Health, Awards, Schemes & Proj. ]

    National Commission for Denotified, Nomadic and Semi - nomadic Tribe: The National Commission for Denotified, Nomadic and Semi - nomadic Tribes has given its report in 2016. While some of these communities want recognition as SCs/STs and OBCs, others want recognition as DNTs/NTs.…

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  • 4Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 16) [ Policy-Governance, Eco., Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    Government released India Youth Development Index & Report 2017 - India has 65 % of the population less than the age of 35 years and 50 % below 25 years of age and it is expected to be youngest in the world by 2020 with median age of 29 years.

    • The National YDI value is 0.569 wit…

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  • 5Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 15) [ Int. Rel & Org., Health, Schemes & Proj., Yojana ]

    Biodiversity hotspots in Goa: Three new sites recognised - Bird Life International, a conservation organisation, has recognized three new sites in Goa as hotspots for protection. The sites have been added to their list of “Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas”.

    • The inclusion of…

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  • 6Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 14) [ Sci-Tech, Defense, Schemes & Proj., Yojana ]

    Intergovernmental Oceanographic commission: The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC/UNESCO) was established by a resolution adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO.

    • It assists governments to address their individual and collective ocean and coastal mana…

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  • 7Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 13) [ Env., Schemes & Proj., Yojana ]

    Bharatmala project - National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is set to get the power to approve projects with a construction cost of more than Rs. 1, 000 crore. Currently, all such highway projects need to be approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA).

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  • 8Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 5) [ Health, Env., Schemes & Proj., Yojana ]

    Yatri Mitra Sewa - A Yatri Mitra can either be a Sahayak or any other person provided by IRCTC or the service provider appointed by IRCTC for this purpose. IRCTC may provide this service ‘Free of cost’ through some NGO, PSUs etc under CSR.

    • Yatri Mitra shall provide Wheel chair c…

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  • 9Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 4) [ Schemes & Proj., Yojana ]

    Neeranchal National Watershed Project - To further strengthen and provide technical assistance to the Watershed. It is assisted by World Bank. Bring about institutional changes in watershed and rainfed agricultural management practices in India.

    • Build systems that ensure watersh…

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  • May 30, 2018
  • 1Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 3) [ Int. Rel & Org., Schemes & Proj., Bills, ]

    National Anthem in Cinema Halls - The Supreme Court has modified its earlier order regarding mandatory playing of national anthem in cinema halls. In its earlier order, the court ordered all cinema halls to play the anthem before screening a film.

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  • 2Amma Two Wheeler Scheme [ Schemes & Proj., ]

    Amma Two Wheeler scheme was launched in Chennai. It is a scheme for working women launched on the occasion of the 70th birth anniversary celebrations of late leader Jayalalithaa. The scheme was aimed at lowering the number of female foeticide and gender-based abortion.

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    Image of Amma Two Wheeler Scheme

    Image of Amma Two Wheeler Scheme

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  • May 16, 2018
  • 1NE Venture Fund for Startups [ Policy-Governance, Schemes & Proj. ]

    Union Minister of State (I/c) for Development of North Eastern Region has invited young Start-Ups from across the country to avail of the “Venture Fund” facility being provided by the ministry to anybody who wishes to set up an entrepreneurship in the region, particularly in frui…

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  • May 1, 2018
  • 1Overview of Smart Cities Mission- Aims to Improve Ease of Living for Poor and Women [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Ministery for Housing and Urban Affairs believes that smart cities mission is a step towards achieving vision of improving ease of living particularly for the poor, women, elderly and the differently-abled.

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    Image of Overview of Smart Cities Mission

    Image of Overview of Smart Cities Mission

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  • Apr 27, 2018
  • 1National Deworming Day- National Deworming Initiative: India Has the Highest Burden of Helminths [ Health, Schemes & Proj. ]

    India has the highest burden of soil-transmitted helminths–parasitic worms–in the world. The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare launched National Deworming initiative to protect more than 24 crore children in the age group of 1 - 19 years from intestinal worms, on the eve of the…

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  • Apr 24, 2018
  • 1Scheme for Harnessing & Allocating Koyala Transparently in India Revival of Thermal Power Plants [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Government approved a new policy for allocation of future coal linkages in a transparent manner for power sector consumers- ‘Scheme for Harnessing and Allocating Koyala (Coal) Transparently in India’ (SHAKTI).

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    Image of Scheme for Harnessing and Allocating Koyala

    Image of Scheme for Harnessing and Allocating Koyala

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  • 2Blue Economy: 14 Coastal Economic Zones Under Sagarmala [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    For promoting port-led industrialization, 14 Coastal Economic Zones (CEZs) covering all the Maritime States and Union Territories have been identified under National Perspective Plan of Sagarmala Programme.

    Image of Major port, Non-major port and Proposed CEZ

    Image of Major port, Non-major port and Proposed CEZ

    Image of Major port, Non-major port and Proposed CEZ

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  • Apr 22, 2018
  • 1 Schemes for ‘Brain Drain to Brain Gain’:Cabinet Approves PM’S Scheme for Research Fellows(Important) [ Edu., Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Union Cabinet approved ‘Prime Minister’s Research Fellows (PMRF) ’ scheme for a period of seven years from 2018 - 19 at a total cost of Rs. 1650 crore. The fellowship scheme was announced in the Budget Speech 2018 - 19.

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    Image of Schemes for ‘Brain Drain to Brain Gain’

    Image of Schemes for ‘Brain Drain to Brain Gain’

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  • Apr 20, 2018
  • 1Sagarmala Pariyojana for Blue Economy: Truck Parking Terminal at Chidambaranar Port [ Eco., Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation commissioned the container gantry cranes at Berth No. 8 (Dakshin Bharat Gateway Terminal) and inaugurated the Information Centre and Truck Parking Terminal a…

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  • 2 National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change & Its 8 Missions: Activities Under Climate (Important) [ Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    “The National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change (NAFCC) is a Central Sector Scheme which set up in the year 2015 - 16. Aim of NAFCC is to support concrete adaptation activities to mitigate the effects of climate change.

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    Image of Timeline of India’s Climate change Actions

    Image of Timeline of India’s Climate change Actions

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  • 3What is Startup India Learning Program? [ Edu., Schemes & Proj. ]

    This is in continuation of previous article on Startup India. Startup India Learning Program is a free online Entrepreneurship program by Startup India. Invest India in collaboration with UpGrad developed this program.

    Refer: Startup India and Start-Up Hubs

    • It aims to help entre…

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  • Apr 19, 2018
  • 1Detailed Overview of Startup India Plan-What is a Startup According to Start-Up India? (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Government of India announced ‘Startup India’ initiative for creating a conducive environment for startups in India. Various Ministries of the Government of India initiated a number of activities under the program.

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    Image of Start-up India Action Plan

    Image of Start-up India Action Plan

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  • 2Railways to Set Up Metro, Rail Coach Factory in Maharashtra’S Latur [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Indian Railways has decided to manufacture Metro coaches at a factory in Latur. The coaches manufactured at this plant are expected to be exported to other countries. This project is worth Rs. 600 crore.

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    Image of Railways to set up a coach factory in marathwada

    Image of Railways to set up a coach factory in marathwada

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  • Apr 17, 2018
  • 1What is India’S Fastest Train? Railways Plans 10,000km of High-Speed Corridors for Faster Journeys [ Schemes & Proj., Railways ]

    Railway Ministry is planning 10, 000 km of new high-speed corridors to allow overnight trains to run at speeds of up to 250kmph. Refer: Railways: Do You Know Mission Raftaar, Safoorti and Zero Accident Missions?

    Image of Delhi to Varanasi bullet train

    Image of Delhi to Varanasi bullet train

    Image of Delhi to Varanasi bullet train

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  • 2 Ramalingaswami Re-Entry Fellowship Programme and Ramalingaswami’S Research Formed (Important) [ Edu., Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship was conceived in the year 2006 - 07 for encouraging scientists (Indian Nationals) working outside the country to return. The Indian national scientists could pursue their research interests in Modern Biology, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, an…

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  • Apr 15, 2018
  • 1Overview of Steps Taken to Boost Railway Earnings [ Schemes & Proj., Railways ]

    Historical Overview of Steps Taken to Boost Railway Earnings - Government has taken following innovative measures to facilitate ticketing and boost the earnings: - Introduction of Premium Tatkal Quota with dynamic pricing: Dynamic fare component is increased with the subsequent b…

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  • Apr 4, 2018
  • 1Construction of 10 New PHWR [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    In a major decision to fast track India’s domestic nuclear power programme, union cabinet approved construction of 10 units of indigenous Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR) of 700 MW each.

    Map of Nuclear Power Plant

    Map of Nuclear Power Plant

    Map of Nuclear Power Plant

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  • Apr 3, 2018
  • 1Mukhya Mantri Anila Bhagya Yojane of Karnataka Government [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Union Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas asked Karnataka Government to implement Mukhya Mantri Anila Bhagya Yojane (MMABY) as a complementary Scheme of PMUY. The ministry also asked the Karnataka Government to follow the procedure of implementing the Scheme through Oil Marketing…

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  • Apr 2, 2018
  • 1Simplified Proforma for Incorporating a Company Electronically [ Eco., Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Ministry of Corporate Affairs notified a new e-form called Simplified Proforma for Incorporating Company Electronically (SPICe) for providing speedy incorporation similar to international best practices.

    Image of process of register private limited company in india

    Image of process of register private limited company in india

    Image of process of register private limited company in india

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  • Mar 30, 2018
  • 1Goa: New Project to Control Pollution in Sal River [ Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has sanctioned a new project to control pollution in River Sal at Navelim town in Goa. Project will be implemented under the National River Conservation Plan at the cost of Rs. 61.74 crore, with the Centre and the S…

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  • Mar 29, 2018
  • 1 Ayushman Bharat Scheme for a New India -2022- World’s Largest Government- (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Health, Schemes & Proj. ]

    Ayushman Bharat Yojna provides health insurance coverage of up to ₹5 lakh a family a year, and sets up of health and wellness centres- world’s largest government-funded healthcare programme.

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    Image of Ayushman Bharat Yojna

    Image of Ayushman Bharat Yojna

    Ayushman Bharat progr…

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  • Mar 22, 2018
  • 1📹 Expected Questions on Schemes and Projects – 2018 - Miscellaneous (Part – 2) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    National Academic Depository (NAD) - NAD is born out of an initiative to provide an online store house of all academic awards. It is an - 24×7 online store house of all academic awards viz: 1. certificates, 2. diplomas, 3. degrees, 4. Mark-sheets etc.

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  • 2📹 Expected Questions on Schemes and Projects – 2018 - Miscellaneous (Part - 1) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project (NATRIP) - Largest and one of the most significant initiatives in automotive sector so far. It represents a unique joining of hands between the Government of India, a number of State Governments and Indian Automotive Ind…

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  • 3📹 Expected Questions on Schemes and Projects – 2018 - Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    In this article we will discuss the schemes by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. The schemes discussed are: Mission XI Million, ‘I stand by my country’ campaign. and Ministry of Chemical and Fertilizers. The schemes discussed are: Jan Aushadhi Scheme, SUVIDHA.

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  • 4📹 Expected Questions on Schemes and Projects–2018 -Ministry of Tribal Affairs & Ministry of Textiles [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    In this article we will discuss the schemes by Ministry of Tribal Affairs. The schemes discussed are: National Resource Centre for Tribal Livelihood. and Ministry of Textiles. The schemes discussed are: Bunkar Mitra.

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  • 5📹 Expected Questions on Schemes and Projects – 2018 - Ministry of Rural Development [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    In this article we will discuss the schemes by Ministry of Rural Development. The schemes discussed are: Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (Gramin), Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY - NRLM), Road Connectivity Project for Left Wing Extremism (LWE) Aff…

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