Government Schemes & Projects: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2020 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

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  • Mar 16, 2017
  • 1 Regional Conference of Labour Ministers of Southern States Held at Chennai [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Regional Conference of Labour Ministers of Southern States was held in Chennai. The conference was attended by labour ministers and principal secretaries of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Lakshadweep and Puducherry.

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  • 2 Amendment in Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme Approved by Union Cabinet [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Cabinet amended the Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (M-SIPS) to boost electronic manufacturing. Under the amended rules, companies that invest in manufacturing would get up to Rs. 10,000 crore as incentives. The plan is to make India a big hub in electronic manufac

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  • 3 Govt. Launches ‘ShaGun’ - a Web-Portal for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Shri. Prakash Javadekar, Hon’ble Minister of Human Resource Development has launched e-initiative a global democratic forum enabled by technology ‘ShaGun’ - a web-portal for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan. He highlighted that platform will give recognition to people, State governments, sc

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  • 4 Union Cabinet Approves the Exclusion of States from National Small Savings Fund [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Union Cabinet approved a loan of Rs. 45,000 crore to the FCI out of the National Small Savings Fund. As well as exempted most states and UTs from the mandatory investment norms for funds collected under the NSSF scheme.

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  • 5 India Innovation Index to Measure Performance of Indian States [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The World Economic Forum, NITI Aayog, World Intellectual Property Organization and Cornell University will work together to develop an India Innovation Index. Index will provide impetus to Indian states to drive innovative spirit. It will encourage states to compete with each oth

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  • 6 Jharkhand Annual State Budget 2017-18 Presented [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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.

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  • 7 Committee Constituted to Set Rules for Implementation of Disabilities Act, 2016 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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.

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  • 8 Union Cabinet Approves Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana 2017 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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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  • Mar 16, 2017
  • 1 Union Government Launched Rubber Soil Information System for Rubber Growers [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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.

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  • 2 Union Cabinet Approved Indian Institute of Management Bill, 2017 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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.

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  • 3 Union Government Releases National Action Plan for Children [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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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  • 4 Cabinet Approves New Scheme for Promotion of Rural Housing in Country [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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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  • 5 Income Tax Department (ITD) Launches Operation Clean Money [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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.

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  • 6 Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Presents 2016 National Entrepreneurship Awards [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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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  • 7 NEC and Union Ministry of Textiles Sign MoU to Harness Hidden Potential of Cane & Bamboo [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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.

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  • 8 Union Cabinet Gives Nod to Modify Scheduled Castes List in Odisha [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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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  • Mar 16, 2017
  • 1 NABARD Sanctions Rs 157 Crore Loan to Haryana for Drinking Water Project [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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.

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  • 2 Laws Approved by Parliament Take 261 Days to Be Enforced [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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.

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  • 3 Ministry of AYUSH Constitutes a 16-Member Committee to Prepare a Yoga Protocol for Diabetes Control [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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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  • 4 Telangana to Launch India’S First Social Innovation Hub [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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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  • 5 Payment of Wages (Amendment) Bill, 2017 Passed in Lok Sabha [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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.

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  • 6 SC Clears Plan to Verify Mobile Phone Users Through Aadhaar [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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.

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  • 7 Union Cabinet Approves Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan for Rural Digital Literacy [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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.

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  • 8 Railways Ministry Launches First Phase of Station Redevelopment Program [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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.

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  • Mar 16, 2017
  • 1 RBI to Set Up Separate Enforcement Department [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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.

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  • 2 Union Commerce Ministry Approves Revenue Insurance Scheme for Plantation Crops [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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.

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  • 3 RBI Announces Setting Up of Standing Committee on Cyber Security [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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.

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  • 4 Government to Open 56 Post Office Passport Seva Kendra [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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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  • 5 National Women’S Parliament Begins in Andhra Pradesh [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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.

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  • 6 Union Minister Launches New Service to Provide Employment to Unemployed Youth in Rural Areas [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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.

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