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

  • Aug 12, 2017
  • 1 Indian Cultural Centers Abroad [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    ICCR has 36 Indian Cultural Centres and one Sub-Centre. ICCR plans to establish new Indian Cultural Centres in Washington, Israel and Paris. Foster and strengthen cultural relations and mutual understanding between India and other countries.

    Indian Cultural Centers Abroad

    Indian Cultural Centers Abroad

    Indian Cultural Centers Abroad

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  • 2 Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana Crosses Loan Targets [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Loans which were disbursed under the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY) have crossed its target of Rs. 1.8 lakh crore in the financial year 2016 - 17. Loans extended currently stands at Rs. 1.80, 087 crore. Of this, a majority of the loans were awarded by banks (Rs 1.23 lakh cror

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  • 3 Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill 2016 Passes by Parliament [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The government has passed a total of 119 amendments to the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014. India became a participant of United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities in year 2007. The Bill will replace the existing PwD Act, 1995, which was enac

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  • Aug 9, 2017
  • 1 PMVVY- Senior Citizen Pension Scheme [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana is the Senior Citizen Pension Scheme. It will provide an assured return of 8 per cent per annum payable monthly. The scheme is exempted from GST or goods and services tax. The scheme provides the government an opportunity to decrease the interes

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  • Aug 1, 2017
  • 1 Skill India and SANKALP- Biggest Global Skill Park to Be in Bhopal [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    India’s biggest Global Skill Park will come up on 37 acre land allotted in Bhopal. It will be established with the support of Singapore’s Institute of Technical Education and Education Services (ITEES).

    Image of Skill India

    Image of Skill India

    Image of Skill India

    About Global Skill Park

    • Prepar

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  • Jul 24, 2017
  • 1 Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY): Now Covers 97% of Discom Debt [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY). The total debt of all state-owned discoms was Rs. 3.95 lakh crore. 26 states and 1 UT to have joined UDAY scheme have total outstanding debt of Rs. 3.82 lakh crore amounting to 97 % of the total outstanding debt.

    Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana

    Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana

    Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana

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  • Jul 21, 2017
  • 1 First Gharib Nawaz Skill Development Centre in Hyderabad [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Gharib Nawaz Skill Development Centres will provide short term job oriented skill development course for youths belonging to minority communities. Besides providing various job-oriented skill development courses, Gharib Nawaz Skill Development Centres of Ministry of Minority Affa

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  • Jul 9, 2017
  • 1 Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanization (SMAM) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare started the Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanisation in the year 2014 - 15 with an objective to promote agricultural mechanisation among small and marginal farmers and in the areas where the level of mechanisation is very low. In addit

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  • Jul 7, 2017
  • 1 Aji Dam Under Sauni Yojana [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    PM Modi inaugurated the filling of Aji Dam near Rajkot under Sauni Yojana. Aji River is one of the main rivers of saurashtra (region), Gujarat State. It is called the lifeline of Rajkot City and separates Rajkot in east-west parts. There are four dams on Aji River, the water from

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  • Jul 4, 2017
  • 1 Kanyashree Prakalpa Scheme of West Bengal Bagged UN Public Service Award [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    United Nations Public Service Award has been honoured to the Mamata Banerjee a Chief Minister of West Bengal for Kanyashree Prakalpa (Girl Child) scheme in The Hague, Netherlands. It is the highest prize of the United Nations Public Service.

    • Total 552 projects of 62 different co

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  • Jun 26, 2017
  • 1 Uttarakhand and Haryana Becomes 4th and 5th ODF States [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    More two state of India have declared themselves as Open Defecation Free (ODF) States which are rural Uttarakhand and rural Haryana of India under the Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin (SBM-G) and become 4th and 5th state after Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala to be declared ODF.

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  • 2 70,784 More Houses Approved to UP for Urban Poor Under PMAY (Urban) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    70, 784 more affordable houses have been approved by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation for the benefit of urban poor in Uttar Pradesh under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban). These houses will be constructed at the investment of Rs. 3, 528 crore for which

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  • Jun 21, 2017
  • 1 Interest Subvention Scheme on Short-Term Crop Loan for Farmers Get Green Signal [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Interest Subvention Scheme (ISS) has get green signal after Union Cabinet meeting which was chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on short term crop lone up to Rs. 3 lakh for farmers for the year 2017 - 18.

    • This crop loan will be payable within one year at only 4 % per ann

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  • May 29, 2017
  • 1 Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Sanchar Kaushal Vikas Pratisthan Scheme Launched [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Minister of State for Communications Manoj Sinha has launched three new initiatives, namely, BSNL’s satellite phone service, Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Telecom Skill Excellence Award Scheme, Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Sanchar Kaushal Vikas Pratisthan Scheme.

    Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha

    Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha

    Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha

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  • May 22, 2017
  • 1 Government Launches‘Operation Clean Money’ Website [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Continuing its fight against black money, the government launched a website Operation Clean Money. The new website will help honest taxpayers. Deptt of Revenue & CBDT at launch of Operation Clean Money Portal. 91 lakh persons have come under the tax net as unaccounted cash lost a

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  • May 18, 2017
  • 1 PM Modi Launches Integrated Case Management System of Supreme Court [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Supreme Court’s Integrated Case Management System in the presence of Jagdish Singh Khehar Chief Justice of India and Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union law and IT Minister.

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    Image of the Launches Integrated Case Management System

    Image of the launches integrated case management system

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  • 2 Fact Box: SAMPADA Scheme [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has given its approval for re-structuring the schemes of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) under new central Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters (SAMPADA) for the period 20

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  • May 15, 2017
  • 1 Government Launches Test and Treat Policy for HIV [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Union Health Minister JP Nadda launched the Test and Treat policy for providing treatment to patients suffering from Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). The government will provide Anti- Retroviral Therapy (ART) treatment to the patients free of cost.

    Image of the HIV AIDS

    Image of the HIV AIDS

    Image of the HIV AIDS

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  • Apr 21, 2017
  • 1 BS-IV grade fuels launched by the Government [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Bharat Stage-IV has been formally launched by the government across the country to keep carbon emission in check. Post the banning of sale and registration of BS-III vehicales by the Supreme Court this was launched. It sets target of ushering in BS-VI fuel by April 2020 by skippi

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  • 2 Haryana Launches Operation Durga [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Post the launch of Anti-romeo squad in UP, the Haryana government has launched ‘Operation Durga’ to ensure women safety in the state. The teams made by the Chief Minister have visited places like places such as schools, colleges, bus stands and railway stations and caught persons

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  • Apr 18, 2017
  • 1 New Scheme Launched by Union Ministry of Food Processing [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The scheme has been launched by the Union Ministry of Food Processing namely Agro-Marine Produce Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters (SAMPADA) for food processing sector. This scheme had been made to reduce the wastage of food and will aim at doubling farmer in

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  • Apr 9, 2017
  • 1 Government Withdraws Subsidy to Mild Hybrid Vehicles Under FAME Scheme [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Government has withdrawn subsidies given to mild hybrid vehicles under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric (FAME) Vehicles in India scheme. The Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises has issued a notification in this regard.

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    Image of FAME India

    Image of FAME India

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  • Apr 6, 2017
  • 1 Government Announces Regional Aviation Routes and Airlines Under UDAN Scheme [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Government announces regional aviation routes and airlines under UDAN scheme. It selected 27 proposals from five companies to operate flight services on 128 routes that will connect 70 airports under the scheme - UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) that seeks to make flying more affor

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  • Apr 2, 2017
  • 1 Union Government to Launch Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment proposed launch of Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana scheme for providing physical aids and assisted-living devices for senior citizens belonging to BPL category.

    Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana for Senior Citizens

    Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana for Senior Citizens

    Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana for Senior Citizens

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  • Mar 20, 2017
  • 1 Government Launches Web Portal for Obtaining CRZ Clearances [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    A web portal for obtaining CRZ clearances was launched by Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave. The launch of the portal is an example of ease of doing business. Portal launched is a web-based system for obtaining clearances required from the ministry under the CRZ by the projec

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  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 Delhi Government Approves 37 Percent Hike in Minimum Wages [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The government’s decision to hike by 37 % the minimum wages of unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled workers, Dubbing the 37 % hike in minimum wages for the Delhi as “historic” and “highest” in Independent India.

    Highlights

    • The Delhi Cabinet’s decision:

      • An unskilled worker min

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  • 2 RAHAT Medical Project Launched in Rajasthan [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Medical project Rajasthan Heart Attack Treatment programme (RAHAT), launched by a private hospital in Rajasthan. It is to provide people timely treatment during heart attacks in remote as well as rural areas.

    Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje launched Medical Project RAHAT

    Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje Launched Medical Project RAHAT

    Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje launched Medical Project RAHAT

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  • 3 Government Launches “Cyber Swachhta Kendra”(CSK) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has launched Cyber Swachhta Kendra. It is for Botnet cleaning and Malware analysis. It is part of Union Government’s ambitious digital India initiative to create a secure cyber space by detecting botnet infections.

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  • 4 SAATHIYA’ Resource Kit and ‘SAATHIYA SALAH’ Mobile App for Adolescents [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched SAATHIYA Resource Kit and SAATHIYA SALAH mobile app. It is for adolescents as part of Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK) programme. This Resource Kit and Mobile App connect RKSK with adolescents.

    Launch of Saathiya Resource Kit

    Launch of Saathiya Resource Kit

    Launch of Saathiya Resource Kit

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  • 5 Bihar Government Prohibits State Officials from Consuming Liquor Anywhere in World [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has taken his policy to a whole new level. He acquired a new rule, according to which, no officials of state government are allowed to consume liquor outside the state or country. Bihar is only state to have passed rule.

    Nitish kumar announces liquor ban

    Nitish Kumar Announces Liquor Ban

    Nitish kumar announces liquor ban

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