Government Schemes & Projects: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2019 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • Jun 11, 2018
  • 1 🌟 National Academic Depository (NAD) - (Important) [ Education, Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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
  • 1 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 24) [ Policy/Governance, Economy, Govt. Schemes/Projects, 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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  • 2 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 22) [ Policy/Governance, Economy, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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
  • 1 National Clean Energy Fund (NCEF) from NRDWP & Ministry of Finance to Help with Potable Water [ Economy, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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 [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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
  • 1 Electoral Bond Scheme 2018 2nd Phase from 2nd April – 10th April [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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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  • 2 North-East Industrial Development Scheme (NEIDS) 2017 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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
  • 1 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 19) [ International Relations/Organizations, Govt. Schemes/Projects, 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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  • 2 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 18) [ International Relations/Organizations, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

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

    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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  • 4 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 16) [ Policy/Governance, Economy, Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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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  • 5 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 15) [ International Relations/Organizations, Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects, 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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  • 6 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 14) [ Science/Technology, Defense, Govt. Schemes/Projects, 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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  • 7 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 13) [ Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects, 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).

    • Main

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  • 8 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 5) [ Health, Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects, 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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  • 9 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 4) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, 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
  • 1 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 3) [ International Relations/Organizations, Govt. Schemes/Projects, 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.

    • The Supreme Court has modified

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  • May 16, 2018
  • 1 NE Venture Fund for Startups [ Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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
  • 1 Overview of Smart Cities Mission- Aims to Improve Ease of Living for Poor and Women [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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
  • 1 National Deworming Day- National Deworming Initiative: India Has the Highest Burden of Helminths [ Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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
  • 1 Scheme for Harnessing & Allocating Koyala Transparently in India Revival of Thermal Power Plants [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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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  • 2 Blue Economy: 14 Coastal Economic Zones Under Sagarmala [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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.

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    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) [ Education, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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
  • 1 Sagarmala Pariyojana for Blue Economy: Truck Parking Terminal at Chidambaranar Port [ Economy, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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) [ Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    “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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  • 3 What is Startup India Learning Program? [ Education, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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
  • 1 Detailed Overview of Startup India Plan-What is a Startup According to Start-Up India? (Important) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

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

    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
  • 1 What is India’S Fastest Train? Railways Plans 10,000km of High-Speed Corridors for Faster Journeys [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, 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?

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    Image of Delhi to Varanasi Bullet Train

    Image of Delhi to Varanasi bullet train

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