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

  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 Oriental Bank of Commerce Launches Mobile Wallet ‘Batuaa’ [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    On occasion of its 75th Foundation Day, Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) has come up with several digital offerings including launch of mobile wallet ‘Oriental Batuaa’. OBC has also launched two new cards.

    OBC Launches Mobile Wallet

    OBC Launches Mobile Wallet

    OBC Launches Mobile Wallet

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  • 2 CCEA Approves Contract Awards for 44 Small Oil and Gas Fields [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved to award contract in 31 contract areas of small oil and gas fields belonging to ONGC and Oil India Limited (OIL). It will be awarded under Discovered Small Field Policy bid round - 2016.

    Small oil and gas fields

    Small Oil and Gas Fields

    Small oil and gas fields

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  • 3 Government Launches TAMRA Portal and Mobile App [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Ministry of Mines has launched Transparency, Auction Monitoring and Resource Augmentation (TAMRA) Portal and Mobile Application. Its aim is to ensuring transparent award of statutory Clearances for mining operations. It is an interactive platform to speed up mining activity.

    Image shows Flowchart of TAMRA

    Image Shows Flowchart of TAMRA

    Image shows Flowchart of TAMRA

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  • 4 Centre Allocates Rs. 500 Crore to India Post Payments Bank [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Government allocated an amount of Rs. 500 crore to India Post Payments Bank for financial year 2017 - 18. It is to help in setting up several branches across country. Government is setting up 246 offices and 200 outlets for providing better access to communication and financial s

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  • 5 FSSAI Sets Up Panel to Finalize Laws on Food Fortification [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Food regulator FSSAI has set up a scientific panel to frame final regulations on fortification of foods and prepare strategies to address malnutrition problem. FSSAI has already issued draft guidelines on fortification for five food items.

    FSSAI introduced panel to finalize laws on food fortification

    FSSAI Introduced Panel to Finalize Laws on Food Fortification

    FSSAI introduced panel to finalize laws on food fortification

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  • 6 Union Minister Launches New Service to Provide Employment to Unemployed Youth in Rural Areas [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Labour and Employment Minister launched National Career Service (NCS) and JeevanPraman facility to the EPFO pensioners. Current Union Labour and Employment Minister is Bandaru Dattatreya. The facility was launched for 95 Head Post offices.

    National Career Service and JeevanPraman facility

    National Career Service and JeevanPraman Facility

    National Career Service and JeevanPraman facility

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  • 7 National Women’S Parliament Begins in Andhra Pradesh [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Three day National Women’s Parliament (NWP) being organized by Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly. It has theme of ‘Empowering Women - Strengthening Democracy’. Main objective is to generate new ideas, concepts, theories and ideologies for women empowerment.

    Image of National Women's Parliament

    Image of National Women’s Parliament

    Image of National Women’s Parliament

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  • 8 Government to Open 56 Post Office Passport Seva Kendra [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Government has decided to open 56 Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSK) at different locations in various states. It is for delivering passport related services to people. States include Assam, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi (UT), Odisha, Rajasthan, Telangana and West Bengal.

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  • 9 RBI Announces Setting Up of Standing Committee on Cyber Security [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to set up a Standing Committee on Cyber Security. The priority of committee is to examine various threats and to suggest measures to deal with. RBI instructed banks to mandate cyber security preparedness for addressing all cyber risks.

    RBI to set up committee on strengthening cyber security

    RBI to Set up Committee on Strengthening Cyber Security

    RBI to set up committee on strengthening cyber security

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  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 Union Commerce Ministry Approves Revenue Insurance Scheme for Plantation Crops [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry has launched pilot Revenue Insurance Scheme for Plantation Crops (RISPC). It is for protecting growers from risks such as pest attacks, yield loss and income decline caused by fall in prices.

    Revenue Insurance Scheme for Plantation Crops RISPC

    Revenue Insurance Scheme for Plantation Crops RISPC

    Revenue Insurance Scheme for Plantation Crops RISPC

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  • 2 RBI to Set Up Separate Enforcement Department [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Reserve Bank of India has decided to set up an enforcement department to speed up regulatory compliance. Department will be operational from next financial year. It will mainly deal on penalties imposed on banks for violation of norms.

    RBI is setting up separate Enforcement Department

    RBI is Setting up Separate Enforcement Department

    RBI is setting up separate Enforcement Department

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  • 3 Railways Ministry Launches First Phase of Station Redevelopment Program [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has launched first Phase of Station redevelopment Program. Program comprises 23 major Railway Stations of Indian. The Ministry of Urban Development is collaborating with the Ministry of Railways to develop smart stations.

    Phases of station redevelopment programme

    Phases of Station Redevelopment Programme

    Phases of station redevelopment programme

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  • 4 Union Cabinet Approves Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan for Rural Digital Literacy [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Union Cabinet chaired by PM Narendra Modi has approved ‘Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan’ (PMGDISHA). It is to make 6 crore rural households digitally literate. Intent of government is to usher in digital literacy in rural India by March 2019.

    Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan

    Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan

    Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan

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  • 5 SC Clears Plan to Verify Mobile Phone Users Through Aadhaar [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Supreme court approved government’s plan to record identification details of mobile subscribers through an e-KYC (Know Your Customer) mechanism linked to Aadhaar. It is in a bid to enhance national security and prevent fake users.

    UNIQUE IDENTIFICATION AUTHORITY OF INDIA

    UNIQUE IDENTIFICATION AUTHORITY OF INDIA

    UNIQUE IDENTIFICATION AUTHORITY OF INDIA

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  • 6 Payment of Wages (Amendment) Bill, 2017 Passed in Lok Sabha [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Lok Sabha passed Payment of Wages (Amendment) Bill, 2017. It seeks to enable employers to pay wages to workers through cheque or directly crediting to their accounts. Bill is moved by Labour and Employment Minister Bandaru Dattatreya in House.

    Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya

    Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya

    Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya

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  • 7 Telangana to Launch India’S First Social Innovation Hub [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Telangana government launched Kakatiya Hub for Social Innovation in Nizamabad. It will function like a rural incubator to encourage entrepreneurship at grassroots level. Rural entrepreneurs need structured guidance and an incubator is best way of providing a necessary ecosystem a

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  • 8 Ministry of AYUSH Constitutes a 16-Member Committee to Prepare a Yoga Protocol for Diabetes Control [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Ministry of AYUSH has constituted a 16-member committee under chairmanship of H. R. Nagendra, to prepare a Yoga Protocol for Diabetes Control. Yoga is a part of adjuvant therapy. In addition to this Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy (CCRYN) has opened 08 OPDs i

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  • 9 Laws Approved by Parliament Take 261 Days to Be Enforced [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    It takes an average of 261 days for a parliamentary law to be enforced. It is a source from report by Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy. After receiving presidential assent, implementation of law requires two more steps. Half of laws analyzed entered into force within six months.

    Parliament House in New Delhi

    Parliament House in New Delhi

    Parliament House in New Delhi

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  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 NABARD Sanctions Rs 157 Crore Loan to Haryana for Drinking Water Project [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned Rs. 157crore loan to Haryana government. It is to implementation of a project for augmentation of drinking water supply scheme in 84 villages of districts Palwal and Faridabad.

    NABARD: National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development

    NABARD: National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development

    NABARD: National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development

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  • 2 Union Cabinet Gives Nod to Modify Scheduled Castes List in Odisha [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Union cabinet approved the amendments in Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1950, to modify the list of SC in Odhisha. Cabinet, chaired by PM Narendra Modi, also approved amending Constitution (Pondicherry) Scheduled Castes Order, 1964, to change name of union territory from

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  • 3 NEC and Union Ministry of Textiles Sign MoU to Harness Hidden Potential of Cane & Bamboo [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The North Eastern Council (NEC) and Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Ministry of Textiles signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). It is to harness hidden potential of Cane and Bamboo of North Eastern Region.

    NEC, Textile Ministry Signs MoU for Bamboo Development

    NEC, Textile Ministry Signs MoU for Bamboo Development

    NEC, Textile Ministry Signs MoU for Bamboo Development

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  • 4 Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Presents 2016 National Entrepreneurship Awards [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MoSDE) has instituted National Entrepreneurship Awards” to encourage a culture of entrepreneurship across country. The Awards system has been created through a partnership between MSDE and a number of reputed institutions ac

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  • 5 Income Tax Department (ITD) Launches Operation Clean Money [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Income Tax Department (ITD) has initiated Operation Clean Money (Swachh Dhan Abhiyan). Some of whose income profiles did not match amounts deposited. 18 lakh account holders will be asked to explain the source of their funds.

    ITD has initiated Operation Clean Money

    ITD Has Initiated Operation Clean Money

    ITD has initiated Operation Clean Money

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  • 6 Cabinet Approves New Scheme for Promotion of Rural Housing in Country [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved a new scheme for promotion of Rural Housing in country. Government provide interest subsidy under scheme. Interest subsidy would be available to every rural household who is not covered under Pradhan Mantri Aawas

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  • 7 Union Government Releases National Action Plan for Children [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    National Action Plan for Children, 2016 (NPAC) was launched on the National Girl Child Day in New Delhi. The NPAC has been developed by the Ministry of Women & Child Development. It aims to ensure optimum health, education and success of children as well as to contribute to devel

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  • 8 Union Cabinet Approved Indian Institute of Management Bill, 2017 [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Cabinet has approved the IIM Bill that grants statutory powers to prestigious Indian Institutes of Managements. It enables institutes to give degrees. At present India has 19 IIMs. The Boards of Governors of IIMs would evaluate performance of institutes after some years.

    Cabinet Passes IIM Bill 2017

    Cabinet Passes IIM Bill 2017

    Cabinet Passes IIM Bill 2017

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  • 9 Union Government Launched Rubber Soil Information System for Rubber Growers [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Union Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched the Rubber Soil Information System (RubSIS). RubSIS will lead to reduction in the cost of production of rubber, increase in productivity and reduction in environmental pollution.

    Union Government launched Rubber Soil Information System

    Union Government Launched Rubber Soil Information System

    Union Government launched Rubber Soil Information System

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  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 Union Cabinet Approves Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana 2017 [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Union Cabinet gave its approval for e launch of Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana 2017. The scheme will be implemented through Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) during current financial year. it is to provide social security during old age and protect elderly persons aged

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  • 2 Committee Constituted to Set Rules for Implementation of Disabilities Act, 2016 [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    A committee has been constituted by the Centre. It is to frame uniform rules for the states to avoid delay in proper implementation. Implementations are for Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act across country. It will submit its report within three months.

    Committee constituted for implementation ofDisabilities Act2016

    Committee Constituted for Implementation OfDisabilities Act2016

    Committee constituted for implementation ofDisabilities Act2016

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  • 3 Jharkhand Annual State Budget 2017-18 Presented [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Chief Minister of Jharkhand Raghubar Das presented state’s annual budget for 2017 - 18. This year’s theme is Garib Kalyan Varsh. Budget is 19.17 per cent more than previous budget. Gender budget has been increased up to 30.05 per cent.

    Raghubar Das, Jharkhand annual state Budget 2017-18

    Raghubar Das, Jharkhand Annual State Budget 2017 - 18

    Raghubar Das, Jharkhand annual state Budget 2017 - 18

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