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

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  • Sep 13, 2017
  • 1 SAMPADA Scheme Renamed to Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    SAMPADA (Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters) was renamed “Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY) ” for 2016 - 20 coterminous with the 14th Finance Commission cycle.

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  • 2 What are Common Services Centres (CSC) and Their New Schemes [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    CSCs work on multiple-services-single-point model for providing facilities for multiple transactions at a single location. They were approved in September 2006. Forms a strategic component of the National eGovernance Plan.

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  • Sep 8, 2017
  • 1 Update on UJALA Scheme & DDUGJY: 25.28 Crores LEDs Distributed by EESL in 36 States and UTs [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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.

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  • 2 Government Efforts to Developing Domestic Cruise Industry [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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.

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  • 3 Schemes for Welfare and Development of Textile Workers (Summary) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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 Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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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  • 5 150 Universities and 230 Colleges Initiated Gender Champions Scheme [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 Reducing the Infant Mortality Rate (IMR): Schemes and Policies [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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 in

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  • 2 🌟 Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh’S Urban Areas Declared Open Defecation Free- Important [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh’s urban areas are declared open defecation free (ODF) by the Union Urban Development Ministry on second anniversary of the Swachh Bharat Mission and 147th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2,2016. These two states are first to become open

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  • 3 🌟 Jharkhand: First State Implementing DBT in Kerosene PDS (Public Distribution System) - Important [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Jharkhand is India’s first state to implement Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) Scheme for Kerosene Public Distribution System. Four districts are selected under the scheme given below it:

    1. Chatra
    2. Hazaribagh
    3. Khunti
    4. Jamtara

    The scheme will be implemented from 1st October 2017.

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  • 4 🌟 UR Rao: First Indian Inducted into IAF Hall of Fame- Important [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Udupi Ramachandra Rao a former ISRO Chairman and space scientist was inducted in the Hall of Fame of International Astronautical Federation (IAF) at the closing ceremony of the 67th IAF Congress 2016 held at Guadalajara, Mexico. He is renowned for his remarkable contribution to t

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  • 5 🌟 Murga: Winner of First Prize at Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival- Important [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Murga has won the first prize at the Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival (SBSFF). Directed by young filmmaker Katyayan Shivpuri from Maharashtra. Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu honored Katyayan with award, certificate and cash prize of 10 lakhs rupees.

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  • 6 🌟 MS Sahoo is Chairman of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India- Important [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    MS Sahoo a Financial markets expert was appointed as the Chairman of Union Finance Ministry constituted four-member Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI). Serve as chairperson of IBBI for five years till 2021.

    • Was previously a membe

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  • 7 🌟 2016 Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction in India - Important [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The 2016 Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) will be hosted by India in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) at New Delhi from November 3 to 5,2016. India is hosting this conference for the second time.

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  • 8 🌟 India-Pakistan Border to Be Sealed Completely by 2018- Important [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh announced that India-Pakistan border will be completely sealed by December 2018. It is an extensive plan to monitor India’s frontier security. Union Home Minister held meeting with representatives of 4 states sharing border with Pakistan in Jaisa

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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Janani Suraksha Yojana Pays Dividends: Study- Important [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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.

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  • 2 🌟 Terrorists Attack in Shopian J&K- Important [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Terrorist activity targeted Shopian Paramilitary Convoy in Kashmir on 10th October 2016. Three Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldiers and five civilians were injured in this attack at a CRPF convoy in the Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir.

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  • 3 🌟 “Saur Sujala Yojana” Launched in Chhattisgarh- Important [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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.

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  • 4 🌟 National Agricultural Markets (E-Names) and Soil Health Card (Important) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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 inc

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  • 5 🌟 Schemes and Steps to Enhance the Income of Farmers (Important) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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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  • 6 🌟 Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY)- Important [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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.

    • Government

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  • 7 🌟 Welfare Schemes for Textile Workers (Important) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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.

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  • 8 🌟 Pradhan Mantri Matritva Vandana Yojana (Important) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Biotech Kisan and Cattle Genomics Schemes (Important) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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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  • 2 🌟 What is Assam Accord? Constitutional Safeguards Under Assam Accord (Important) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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.

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  • 3 🌟 Prime Minister’S Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) (Important) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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.

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  • 4 🌟 Facilities to Farmers (Important) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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 🌟 New Crop Insurance Scheme Advantage (Important) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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.


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  • 6 🌟 3 Year Roadmap for Evergreen Revolution (Important) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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 The action plan on agriculture deals with remunerative prices for farmers and raising productivity through follow

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  • 7 🌟 List of NABARD Schemes (Important) - NABARD E-Shakti [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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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