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

  • Oct 9, 2018
  • 1 Ministry of Culture Launches ‘Seva Bhoj Yojna’ [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Culture ]

    Union Ministry of Culture launched scheme to reimburse central share of CGST & IGST on food, prasad, langar or bhandara offered by religious & charitable institutions on 1st August, 2018. Scheme, Seva Bhoj Yojna, has total outlay of Rs. 325.00 cr. for financial years 2018 - 19 &

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  • 2 State Energy Efficiency Preparedness Index [ Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Country/State Ranks/Indices ]

    ‘State Energy Efficiency Preparedness Index’ was released by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) & Alliance for Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE) to assesses state policies & programmes related to energy efficiency.

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    Image of Working Towards an Energy Efficient India

    Image of Working towards an Energy Efficient India

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  • 3 🌟 Integrate to Innovate Programme for Energy Startups (Important) [ Economy, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Invest India under Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) in partnership w/energy companies has launched Integrate to Innovate Programme for startups in energy sector. It is 3-month programme for startups in power sector aims to foster collaboration b/w startups & lar

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  • Oct 8, 2018
  • 1 🌟 India Based Neutrino Observatory (Important) [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Space/ISRO ]

    Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF’s) has given environmental clearance to India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) project to be set up in Bodi West hills in Tamil Nadu. Neutrinos hold key to several imp. & fundamental questions on origin of Universe & energy production in st

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  • 2 Observatory for Gravitational Waves Study [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Space/ISRO ]

    Environment Ministry has allowed scientists to test suitability of land in Maharashtra’s Hingoli district to host India wing of ambitious Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) project.

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    Image of LIGO Interferometer

    Image of LIGO interferometer

    Background

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  • Oct 7, 2018
  • 1 SAATHI-Sustainable & Accelerated Adoption of Efficient Textile Technologies to Help Small Ind. [ Economy, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Ministries of Power & Textiles have joined hands under SAATHI (Sustainable & Accelerated Adoption of efficient Textile technologies to Help small Industries) initiative. Under this initiative, Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), PSU under Ministry of Power, will procure en

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  • 2 Promotion of Zero Budget Natural Farming [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Geography ]

    Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) under Network Project on Organic Farming (NPOF) & All India Coordinated Research Projects (AICRP) on Integrated Farming Systems, has initiated experiment on “Evaluation of zero budget farming practices in basmati rice-wheat system” a

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  • Oct 5, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Global Mobility Summit 2018 Organized by NITI Aayog (Important) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    PM inaugurated MOVE: India’s ever 1st Global Mobility Summit organized by NITI Aayog. Niti Aayog CEO said that mobility will be key driver of jobs in India & imports of oil should be reduced to reduce vehicular pollution & give electric mobility boost.

    Objective: To raise aware

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  • 2 Cyclone Warning Centre to Be Set Up in Thiruvananthapuram Within a Month [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Geography ]

    Union Ministry of Earth Sciences has announced to set up Cyclone Warning Centre in Kerala’s capital Thiruvananthapuram. It proposed to set up C-band Doppler weather radar at Mangalore, Karnataka. This comes in view of recent heavy rainfall & concerns over extreme weather activiti

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  • 3 India’S First ISTS Connected Wind Power Project Commissioned [ Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    126 MW wind power capacity, part of India’s 1st inter-state transmission system (ISTS) auction, was commissioned in Bhuj, Gujarat. It was part of India’s 1st ISTS auction was conducted by state-run Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd (SECI) in February 2017.

    Image of inter-state transmission system (ISTS) - Bhuj, Gujarat

    Image of Inter-state Transmission System (ISTS) - Bhuj, Gujarat

    Image of inter-state transmission system (ISTS) - Bhuj, Gujarat

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  • Oct 4, 2018
  • 1 Cabinet Approves Umbrella Scheme “Ocean Services, Technology, Observations, Resources Modelling [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Geography ]

    Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved implementation of umbrella scheme ‘Ocean Services, Technology, Observations, Resources Modelling, and Science (O-SMART) ’ during 2017 - 18 to 2019 - 20 at overall cost of Rs. 1623 cr.

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    Image of 0-SMART Benefits

    Image of 0-SMART Benefits

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  • Oct 3, 2018
  • 1 Development of Waterways Transport: Directions to Major Port Trusts [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Govt. has been issued directions under Section 111 of Major Port Trusts Act, 1963 to 5 Major Port Trusts on 18th April 2018. These 5 major ports are: Paradip Port Trust, Mormugao Port Trust, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, New Mangalore Port Trust, Deendayal Port Trust.

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    Image of 5 Major Ports

    Image of 5 major ports

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  • Oct 1, 2018
  • 1 CIPET: (CSTS)- Foundation Stone Laid for New CIPET Building at Doiwala, Dehradun [ Education, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    CIPET: Centre for Skilling & Technical Support (CSTS) was inaugurated at ITI Building. Foundation stone of new Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology (CIPET) Building at Doiwala, Dehradun was also laid.

    CIPET:(CSTS)- Foundation Stone Laid for new CIPET Building

    CIPET: (CSTS) - Foundation Stone Laid for New CIPET Building

    Map of CIPET: (CSTS) - Foundation Stone Laid for new CIPET Building

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  • Sep 30, 2018
  • 1 Unnat Bharat Abhiyan 2.0 Successfully Launched for Transformational Change in Rural Devt. Processes [ Education, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Human Resource Development Ministry launched 2nd edition of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan. Students from 750 higher educational institutions from across country will adopt nearby villages & visit them to get acquainted w/regular lifestyle of village people & problems faced by them i

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  • 2 Aspirational District Programme: NITI Aayog Signs SoI with Lupin Foundation for Collaborating [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    NITI Aayog & Lupin Foundation signed Statement of Intent (SoI) to collaborate in Aspirational Districts Programme. Economic empowerment – It will focus on interventions in spheres of agriculture, animal husbandry & skill enhancement.

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    Image of Private Role

    Image of Private Role

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  • 3 Ethics in Public Governance Case Study: Indian Railways Launches ‘Mission Satyanishtha’ [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Ethics, Railways ]

    Indian Railways organized programme on Ethics in Public Governance & launched “Mission Satyanishtha” at National Rail Museum in New Delhi. This mission is 1st of its kind event held by any govt. organization.

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    Image of Public Administration Ethics Model

    Image of Public Administration Ethics Model

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  • 4 Atal Innovation Mission and MyGov Jointly Launch ‘Innovate India Platform’ [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission & MyGov platform jointly launched ‘#InnovateIndia Platform’, collaboration b/w both platforms. #InnovateIndia was launched by R Ramanan, Mission Director of Atal Innovation Mission & Arvind Gupta, CEO of MyGov.

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    Image of Objectives of AIM

    Image of objectives of AIM

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  • Sep 27, 2018
  • 1 1st Ever Multipurpose ‘Van Dhan Vikas Kendra’ in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Ministry of Tribal Affairs approved establishment of 1st ever multipurpose ‘Van Dhan Vikas Kendra’ on pilot basis in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh for providing skill upgradation & capacity building training & setting up of primary processing & value addition facility.

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    Image of 1st Ever Multipurpose ‘Van Dhan Vikas Kendra’ -Bijapur

    Image of 1st Ever Multipurpose ‘Van Dhan Vikas Kendra’ -Bijapur

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  • 2 🌟 Setting Up of Ten Indigenous Nuclear Power Reactors (Important) [ Economy, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Government gave administrative approval & financial sanction to establish 10 indigenous Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) of 700 MW each in fleet mode. For other sites, Environmental Clearance is in process. Procurement of long manufacturing cycle equipment, human resource

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  • 3 Special Package for Irrigation Projects in Vidarbha, Marathwada [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved implementation of Centrally Sponsored-Scheme for completion of 83 minor irrigation projects & 8 major or medium irrigation projects in Maharashtra’s drought prone areas of Vidarbha, Marathawada regions.

    Map Maharashtra’s drought prone areas's Vidharbha, Marathawada

    Map Maharashtra’s Drought Prone Areas’s Vidharbha, Marathawada

    Map of Maharashtra’s drought prone areas of Vidharbha, Marathawada regions

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  • Sep 26, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Ayushman Bharat Health Insurance: Entitlement and Eligibility (Important) [ Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Prime Minister, in his Independence Day speech of 2018, announced launch of Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Scheme (AB-NHPS). National health insurance scheme will be rolled out on pilot basis in some states.

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    Image of National Health Protection Scheme (AB-NHPS)

    Image of National Health Protection Scheme (AB-NHPS)

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  • Sep 25, 2018
  • 1 Road Transport Ministry Approves Digi Locker- Drive Without Carrying Your Driving License [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Computers & ICT ]

    Ministry of Road Transport has made digital driving license & vehicle’s RC papers stored in Digi Lockers are now legally recognized at par w/original documents as per IT Act 2000 & is valid under Motor Vehicles Act 1988.

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    Image of How to Use the DigiLocker

    Image of How to use the DigiLocker

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  • Sep 24, 2018
  • 1 Continuation of Schemes of Pre-Matric, Post Matric and Merit-Cum-Means Based Scholarship Schemes [ Education, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved continuation of following schemes: Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme, Post Matric Scholarship Scheme, Merit-cum-Means based Scholarship Scheme.

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    Image of Scholarship Schemes for Minority

    Image of Scholarship Schemes for Minority

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  • 2 Cabinet Approves Establishment of Medical College, Salempur at Deoria, Uttar Pradesh [ Education, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved proposal for establishment of new medical college at Deoria on 18th July, 2018. This college would be built at cost of Rs. 250 cr. under Phase-II of Centrally Sponsored Scheme.

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    Map of Cabinet Approves Est. of Medical College, Salempur

    Map of Cabinet Approves Est. of Medical College, Salempur

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  • 3 Sagarmala Initiative: Hi-Tech Labs in CEMS, Visakhapatnam [ Economy, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Centre of Excellence in Maritime & Shipbuilding (CEMS) has said that, its hi tech labs at Visakhapatnam are in ready state to commence orientation programmes for trainees. CEMS is well-funded startup in skill development for maritime & shipbuilding sector.

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    Image of Vision of Sagarmala

    Image of vision of sagarmala

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  • Sep 19, 2018
  • 1 Watershed Development Projects and Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana: in Detail [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    According to Parliamentary Standing Committee (PSC) report on Rural Development, watershed development projects lagging behind badly (only 10 % of projects complete). At the same time watershed development is vital component of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY).

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    Image of Watershed Development Projects

    Image of Watershed Development Projects

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  • Sep 18, 2018
  • 1 Bansagar Canal Project Dedicated to the Nation [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Bansagar Canal Project was launched in Mirzapur on 15th July, 2018. It is irrigation project which will be beneficial for farmers of Mirzapur & Allahabad districts of UP. Project aims to provide big boost to irrigation in region. It promises to be greatly beneficial for farmers o

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  • 2 Union Government Launches India Smart Cities Fellowship and Internship Program [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Ministry of State for Housing & Urban Affairs, launched several new initiatives under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation & Urban Transformation (AMRUT) & Smart Cities Mission on 9th July, 2018.

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    Image of Amrut’s Attribute

    Image of Amrut’s attribute

    • These included India Smart Citie

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  • Sep 11, 2018
  • 1 PM in Madhya Pradesh: Dedicates Mohanpura Irrigation Project to the Nation [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Personalities ]

    PM dedicated Mohanpura Project to Nation. This project will facilitate irrigation of agricultural land in Rajgarh district on 23rd June. It will provide drinking water to villages in area on death anniversary of Dr. Syama Prasad Mukherjee.

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    Map of Mohanpura Project

    Map of Mohanpura Project

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  • 2 SAIL Steel for World’S Tallest Girder Rail Bridge [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Railways ]

    Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) is supplying 60,000 tonnes of steel for world’s tallest girder rail bridge set to be built on new Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal broad gauge railway project in Manipur. Project was taken up in 2008 & declared National Project. Estimated expenditure for p

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