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

  • Sep 9, 2017
  • 1 150 Universities and 230 Colleges Initiated Gender Champions Scheme [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) Scheme addresses the declining Child Sex Ratio (CSR) and related issues of women empowerment- tri-ministerial effort of Ministries of Women and Child Development, Health & Family Welfare and Human Resource Development with emphasis on mindset change

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  • 2 Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP) with the financial assistance of the World Bank envisages repair and rehabilitation of 198 dams in seven states- Jharkhand (DVC), Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, and Uttarakhand (UJVNL). The number of dams h

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  • 3 Schemes for Welfare and Development of Textile Workers (Summary) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Government had also approved a special package for textile sector with an outlay of Rs. 6000 crore to boost employment generation and exports, particularly in Garmenting and Made-ups. Government is implementing various policy initiatives and schemes for the development of tex

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  • 4 Government Efforts to Developing Domestic Cruise Industry [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Cruise tourism is a high-end luxury tourist segment of tourism sector. India has a huge potential of hosting nearly 40 lakh cruise tourists. Government plans to promote the number of tourist ships visiting India up from the present 158 to about 955 per year.

    Advantages of Cruise Tourism

    Advantages of Cruise Tourism

    Advantages of Cruise Tourism

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  • 5 Update on UJALA Scheme & DDUGJY: 25.28 Crores LEDs Distributed by EESL in 36 States and UTs [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    This has resulted in estimated energy savings of more than 32.84 billion kWh per year and avoided peak demand of 6575 MW. The GHG emission reductions due to this are in tune of 26.60 Million tonnes CO2 per year.

    Image of UJALA Scheme

    Image of UJALA Scheme

    Image of UJALA Scheme

    Decentralized Dist

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  • Sep 7, 2017
  • 1 Reducing the Infant Mortality Rate (IMR): Schemes and Policies [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    IMR has reduced by 58 % in India during 1990 - 2015 more than the global decline of 49 % during the same period. Full immunization coverage improved from 43.5 % in 2005 to 62.0 % in 2015 and mortality due to tuberculosis reduced from 76 per 1, 00, 000 in 1990 to 32 per 1, 00, 000

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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 List of NABARD Schemes (Important) - NABARD E-Shakti [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    NABARD provides institutional credit for boosting rural economy. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) constituted a Committee to Review the Arrangements For Institutional Credit for Agriculture and Rural Development (CRAFICARD) on 30 March 1979, under the Chairmanship of Shri B. Sivaraman

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  • 2 🌟 3 Year Roadmap for Evergreen Revolution (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    NITI Aayog drafted three years action plan for all the sectors including agriculture. The details of the action plan may be obtained from the link http://niti.gov.in. The action plan on agriculture deals with remunerative prices for farmers and raising productivity through follow

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  • 3 🌟 New Crop Insurance Scheme Advantage (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Government of India has launched the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) with farmer friendly provisions providing farmers maximum financial protection against non-preventable natural risks.

    New Crop Insurance Scheme Advantage

    New Crop Insurance Scheme Advantage

    New Crop Insurance Scheme Advantage

    Simpli

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  • 4 🌟 Facilities to Farmers (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers’ Welfare (DAC&FW) has taken initiatives for agricultural extension like Support to State Extension Programmes for Extension Reforms popularly known as ATMA Scheme and Mass Media Support to Agricultural Extension and Kisan Cal

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  • 5 🌟 Prime Minister’S Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) is credit-linked subsidy program providing self-employment opportunities through micro-enterprises in the non-farm sector by helping traditional artisans and unemployed youth.

     Image of PM Employment Generation Programme

    Image of PM Employment Generation Programme

    Image of PM Employment Generation Programme

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  • 6 🌟 What is Assam Accord? Constitutional Safeguards Under Assam Accord (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Assam Accord (1985) was a Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) signed between Government of India and the leaders of the Assam Movement in 1985 paving way for the leaders to form a political party which formed the government in Assam soon after.

    Constitutional Safeguards under Assam Accord

    Constitutional Safeguards under Assam Accord

    Constitutional Safeguards under Assam Accord

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  • 7 🌟 Biotech Kisan and Cattle Genomics Schemes (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Department of Biotechnology has initiated two farmer-centric programmes Biotech Kisan and Cattle Genomics. Under the Biotech Kisan, eight Biotech Kisan hubs are to be setup in seven agro-climatic zones. The cattle genomics programme is being implemented by National Institute of A

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  • 8 🌟 Pradhan Mantri Matritva Vandana Yojana (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Pradhan Mantri Matritva Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) implemented by the Ministry of Women and Child Development subsumes Matritva Sahyog Yojana under which government would provide Rs. 5000 aid to pregnant and lactating mothers for the first live birth. The scheme was earlier named as

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  • 9 🌟 Welfare Schemes for Textile Workers (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The following welfare schemes for textile workers are being implemented by the Ministry of Textiles. Government compiling the fourth national census of handloom weavers and allied workers to tailor policies. Whole exercise to be completed by December this year.

    Welfare Schemes for Textile Workers

    Welfare Schemes for Textile Workers

    Welfare Schemes for Textile Workers

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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY)- Important [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana is a Government scheme to provide continuous power supply to rural India named in honor of Indian political philosopher Deen Dayal Upadhyaya.

    Image shows the Total Investment of DDUGJY

    Image Shows the Total Investment of DDUGJY

    Image shows the Total Investment of DDUGJY

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  • 2 🌟 Schemes and Steps to Enhance the Income of Farmers (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Government is taking several steps to enhance the income of farmers. The target for government is to double farmer’s income by 2022. In addition to government schemes below, other market interventions such as Price Stabilization Fund and Food Corporation of India operations will

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  • 3 🌟 National Agricultural Markets (E-Names) and Soil Health Card (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    In order to double farmers’ income by 2022 many schemes were launched. Two most important once are National Agricultural Markets and Soil Health Card. The following are most important pillars towards this goal:

    • Cost of production should be reduced and productivity should be incr

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  • 4 🌟 “Saur Sujala Yojana” Launched in Chhattisgarh- Important [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Saur Sujala Yojana was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Chhattisgarh on the occasion of the 16th foundation day celebration, under which solar powered irrigation pumps will be provided to farmers at a subsidized price.

    Image of Saur Sujala Yojana

    Image of Saur Sujala Yojana

    Image of Saur Sujala Yojana

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  • 5 🌟 Janani Suraksha Yojana Pays Dividends: Study- Important [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) has played important role in reducing ‘socioeconomic disparities’ existing in maternal care. The study was conducted by researchers from Delhi based National Council of Applied Economic Research.

    Image of Janani Suraksha Yojana

    Image of Janani Suraksha Yojana

    Image of Janani Suraksha Yojana

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  • Sep 2, 2017
  • 1 Launch of National Cyber Coordination Centre [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) has operationalized first phase of National Cyber Coordination Centre (NCCC). Scans internet traffic metadata coming into the country detecting cyber threat in real-time and alert various organizations, Also look at

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  • Sep 1, 2017
  • 1 Promoting Employment of Women and Girls in Government Organisations [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Government is making efforts to encourage the women to join Government service by providing following special facilities: Maternity leave, Childcare leave, Child adoption leave, Special allowance to women with disabilit,

     Women & Girls are at the Heart of Development

    Women & Girls Are at the Heart of Development

    Women & Girls are at the Heart of Development

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  • 2 Swachh Bharat New Initiatives: Swachh Survekshan Gramin 2017 [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    On third anniversary of Swachh Bharat Mission, the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation launched third party verification survey report on progress of Mission in rural India. The Quality Council of India (QCI) conducted a third-party assessment of rural sanitation in all Sta

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  • 3 Small Farmers Agri-Business Consortium [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Small Farmers’ Agri-Business Consortium (SFAC) was established as a society in 1994 to facilitate agri-business ventures by catalyzing private investment through Venture Capital Assistance (VCA). State level SFAC is a counterpart of Central SFAC.

    Small Farmers Agri-Business Consortium

    Small Farmers Agri-Business Consortium

    Small Farmers Agri-Business Consortium

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  • Aug 29, 2017
  • 1 Bharatmala Pariyojana: Road and Highways Project [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Bharatmala is an ambitious road and highways project with total investment estimated at Rs. 10 trillion largest ever outlay for a government road construction scheme garlanding the territory of India. Bharatmala subsumes all existing highway projects including National Highways D

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  • Aug 21, 2017
  • 1 TREAD Assistance Scheme Women Entrepreneurship Programme [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The focus of the Trade Related Entrepreneurship Development Assistance Scheme (TREAD) is to promote self-employment and income generation activities for women mostly from SHG groups in non-farm sector. TREAD envisages economic empowerment of women through grant upto 30 % of Loan

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  • 2 Measures to Protect Women Workers Abroad [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Indian Missions in the Emigration Check Required (ECR) countries including Gulf Countries report many atrocities on women working in foreign countries. To protect them government has taken several measures.

    Measures to Protect Women Workers Abroad

    Measures to Protect Women Workers Abroad

    Measures to Protect Women Workers Abroad

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  • Aug 17, 2017
  • 1 16,200 Trainees Sanctioned to the Project Implementing Agencies in the States Under USTTAD Scheme [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Under the USTTAD (Upgrading the Skills and Training in Traditional Arts Crafts for Development) scheme, 16, 200 trainees have been sanctioned to Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs) during 2016 - 17 for training in 34 traditional arts and crafts.

    Image of Social welfare scheme

    Image of Social Welfare Scheme

    Image of Social welfare scheme

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  • 2 Achievements Made Under Hamari Dharohar Scheme [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Ministry of Minority Affairs formulated “Hamari Dharohar” scheme for preservation of rich heritage and culture of minority communities of India in 2014 - 15. The scheme aims to support curation of iconic exhibitions, calligraphy, research and development, etc. Under this sche

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  • 3 Nai Roshni Scheme: Leadership Development of Minority Women in 2015-16 [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    “Nai Roshni” is a women empowerment and Leadership Development Programme for Minority Women in 2012 - 13. Scheme empowers and instill confidence among minority women, including their neighbors from other communities, by providing knowledge, tools and techniques for interacting wi

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