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

  • Jan 7, 2018
  • 1 📹 Ministry of Tourism - Year End Summary, PIB, Major Schemes, Achievements 2017 [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Ministry of Tourism is the nodal agency to formulate national policies and programmes for the development and promotion of tourism: India’s rank in Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index 2017 shows a 25 places jump from 2013, Ministry of Tourism launches “Incredible India 2.0 Cam

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  • 2 📹 Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas - Year End Summary, PIB, Major Schemes, Achievements 2017 [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    I. Exploration & Production: 1. HELP: The new Hydrocarbon Exploration Licensing Policy (HELP) for award of Hydrocarbon Acreages in the Upstream Sector of India, 2. Discovered Small Field Policy: The Union Cabinet approved 69 marginal fields for offer under Discovered Small Fie

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  • 3 📹 Ministry of Home Affairs - Year End Summary, PIB, Major Schemes, Achievements 2017 [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Following are the highlights of the activities of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) during the year 2017: Umbrella scheme of Modernisation of Police Forces, Digital Police Portal under CCTNS project, enable citizens to register FIRs online and the portal will initially offer seven P

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  • 4 📹 Ministry of Earth Science - Year End Summary, PIB, Major Schemes, Achievements 2017 [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Government also approved the setting up of Earth Commission on the pattern of Space Commission and Atomic Energy Commission: Commissioning of Air Quality & Weather Monitoring Stations at Ahmedabad: I. Open sea cage culture: A Foundation Stone for the Marine Finfish Hatchery

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  • 5 📹 Department of Posts - Year End Summary, PIB, Major Schemes, Achievements 2017 [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    1. Implementation of Core Banking Solutions in the Department of Post: Overview: Post Office Savings Bank (POSB) was started in 1882 to facilitate small savings in the country, Many value added services like ATMs, inter branch banking, Internet and mobile banking, DBT etc were n

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  • 6 📹 Ministry of Communications - Year End Summary, PIB, Major Schemes, Achievements 2017 [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    1. Launch of National EMF Portal: Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has launched Tarang Sanchar. A web portal of information sharing on Mobile Towers and EMF Emission Compliances, with a view to generate confidence and conviction with regard to safety and harmlessness from m

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  • 7 Central Sector Scheme of Assistance for Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment is implementing “Central Sector Scheme of Assistance for Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drug) Abuse” providing financial assistance to Non-Governmental Organisations, Panchayati Raj Institutions, and Urban Local Bodies for Integra

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  • Jan 4, 2018
  • 1 What are Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups? Scheme of Development of Vulnerable Tribal Groups [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Ministry of Tribal Affairs is implementing “Scheme of Development of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) ” for their comprehensive socioeconomic development while retaining culture and heritage.

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    Map of Population Scheduled Tribes

    Map of Population Scheduled Tribes

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  • Jan 2, 2018
  • 1 📹 Bharatmala Pariyojana (Current Affairs / GS 2017-18) - WW.52 [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Next Week! ! Ministerial Summary of 2017. 📝 Key Aspects: Bridge critical infrastructure gaps, Optimize efficiency of road traffic movement, Macro approach for planning expansion, Corridor approach rather than packet-based approach, Corridor approach rather than packet-based appro

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  • Jan 1, 2018
  • 1 NHAI Creates National Highways Investment Promotion Cell (NHIPC) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The National Highways Authority of India created a National Highways Investment Promotion Cell (NHIPC) for attracting domestic and foreign investment for highways projects. The cell will focus on engaging with global institution investors, construction companies, developers and f

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  • Dec 31, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Scheme DARPAN in Post Offices for Financial Inclusion (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Ministry of Communications launched DARPAN “Digital Advancement of Rural Post Office for A New India” Project to improve the quality of service, add value to services, and achieve “financial inclusion” of un-banked rural population.

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    Image of Facilities Post Office India

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  • Dec 26, 2017
  • 1 Importance of Ken-Betwa River Linking- Government Merging 2-Phases of Ken-Betwa River Linking [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Ken-Betwa ILR project transfers surplus water from the Ken River to the Betwa basin through concrete canal to irrigate India’s worst drought-prone Bundelkhand region. Union Government is clubbing phase I and phase II of Ken-Betwa inter linking river (ILR) project resulting i

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  • 2 Schemes for Promotion of Cottage and Coir Industries [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Cottage Industries play important role in the Indian Economy by providing employment opportunities reducing the regional imbalance, assuring more equitable distribution of national income and wealth.

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    Image of Coir Products

    Image of Coir Products

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  • Dec 25, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Summary of Health Schemes, Bills and Policies for Achieving Universal Health Coverage (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Health coverage in India is still very poor. Health expenditure is also very small portion of GDP. Following are the details of important government policies and schemes for achieving goal of Universal Health Coverage.

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    Image of Health Coverage in India Data

    Image of health coverage in india data

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  • 2 🌟 ECourts Mission Mode Project Launches E-Filing. What is National Judicial Data Grid? (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The eCourts Mission Mode Project (Phase I 2010 - 15; Phase II 2015 - 19) is a national eGovernance project for ICT enablement of district and subordinate courts of the country. It is being implemented by the Government of India with a total outlay of 1670 crores (Phase II).

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    Image of Mission Mode Project

    Image of Mission Mode Project

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  • Dec 21, 2017
  • 1 Power Reforms to Achieve Vision of ‘24x7 Power for All’ States for Achieving Target by March 2019 [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Following are the main reforms to decrease the losses of the DISCOMs and make them viable ultimately achieve the 24x7 power for all. Power Utilities must devise strategy to reduce their losses without burdening the consumer with high power tariffs irrationally.

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    Image of 24x7 Power for All

    Image of 24x7 Power for All

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  • 2 🌟 Urban Missions: AMRUT and Smart Cities Understanding Them as Inter-Linked Programmes (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The AMRUT and Smart Cities Missions are inter-linked programmes where AMRUT follows a project-based approach and Smart Cities Mission an area-based strategy. The Union Ministry of Urban Development is responsible for implementing the mission in collaboration with the state govern

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  • Dec 18, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Union Cabinet Approved National Nutrition Mission (NNM) (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Union Cabinet approved National Nutrition Mission (NNM) with a three year budget of Rs. 9046.17 crore from 2017 - 18. Set up Nutrition Resource Centres, involving masses through Jan Andolan for their participation on nutrition through various activities, among others.

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    Image of National Nutrition Mission

    Image of National Nutrition Mission

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  • Dec 17, 2017
  • 1 Project Swarna of Ministry of Railways 1st Swarna Rajdhani Plies from New Delhi – Sealdah [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Project Swarna aims to make major leap in improving passenger experience on Rajdhani trains. 14 Rajdhani Trains & 15 Shatabdi Trains are planned to be upgraded under Project Swarna. Earlier New Delhi- Kathgodam Shatabdi Express was launched under Project Swarna.

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    Image of Swarna of Ministry of Railways

    Image of Swarna of Ministry of Railways

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  • Dec 14, 2017
  • 1 Safe City Plan Launched for Women in Eight Cities [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Government initiated a comprehensive ‘safe city’ plan for women in eight cities of the country- Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Lucknow, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad. Women involvement of educational institutions.

    Decision Taken in Women Safety Steering Committee Meeting

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  • 2 Government Plans to Transform 115 Backward Districts by 2022 [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Using the concept of prabhari officers, Union Government has selected 115 backward districts for rapid transformation by 2022 which include: 35 districts affected by Left Wing Extremists (LWE) violence. 55 districts just affected by LWE. 15 including districts in Jammu and Kashmi

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  • Dec 12, 2017
  • 1 Training Elected Women Representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Minister of Women and Child Development plans to train around 20, 000 Elected Women Representatives (EWRs) of Panchayati Raj Institutions and Master Trainers by March 2018. First such historic step of this scale to train EWRs who would then go out and administer the villages

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  • Dec 11, 2017
  • 1 Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs Provided Grants-in-Aid Beyond the 12th Plan Period [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Union Cabinet gave approval for continuation of scheme on Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) for another three financial years (FYs 2017 - 18 to 2019 - 20) and providing Grants-in-aid of Rs. 18 crore. The plan is to make the Institute self-sustainable by the end of

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  • 2 DoNER Launches Exclusive ‘Rural Livelihood’ Scheme for Northeast [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER) has launched exclusive “Rural Livelihood” scheme for the Northeast under the title “North East Rural Livelihood Project” supported by the World Bank. The scheme will primarily benefit tribals and the lower socioeconomic groups, includin

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  • Dec 10, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra (PMMSK) (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Cabinet approved a new Mahila Shakti Kendra Scheme to empower rural women through community participation for targeting declining child sex ratio and providing rural women an interface to approach the government for availing entitlements.

    Image of Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra

    Image of Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra

    Image of Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra

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  • Dec 9, 2017
  • 1 SANKALP & STRIVE Schemes to Boost Skill India Mission [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved two new World Bank supported schemes of Rs. 6, 655 crore Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP) and Skill Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement (STRIVE).

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    Image of SANKALP & STRIVE Schemes

    Image of SANKALP & STRIVE Schemes

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  • Dec 7, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY) - (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    PMKSY was started to provide a permanent solution from drought. Three ministries are implementing this scheme in mission mode and the Ministry of Water Resources is leading the project.

    Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana

    Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana

    Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana

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  • Dec 6, 2017
  • 1 What is Land Value Capture Policy? [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Value Capture as practiced widely in the world is based on the principle that private land and buildings benefit from public investments in infrastructure and policy decisions of Governments (e. g. change of land use or FSI).

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    Image of Three-Stage Value Capture Process

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  • 2 🌟 Project CHAMAN (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    CHAMAN project seeks to provide strategic development to the horticulture sector, to increase farmer’s income. It was launched three years back by the Ministry of Agriculture. Under mission of Integrated Horticulture Development (MIDH).

    Chart of Production of Food Grains And Horticulture

    Chart of Production of Food Grains And Horticulture

    Chart of Production of Food Grains And Horticulture

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  • 3 🌟 SAATHI to Help Small Industries (Important) [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Under the new Sustainable and Accelerated Adoption of Efficient Textile Technologies, EESL will provide energy efficient powerlooms equipment to small and medium units at no upfront cost.

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    EESL Technology Image

    EESL Technology Image

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