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

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  • Oct 9, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Integrate to Innovate Programme for Energy Startups (Important) [ Economy, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Invest India under Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) in partnership w/energy companies has launched Integrate to Innovate Programme for startups in energy sector. It is 3-month programme for startups in power sector aims to foster collaboration b/w startups & lar

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  • Oct 8, 2018
  • 1 Observatory for Gravitational Waves Study [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Space/ISRO ]

    Environment Ministry has allowed scientists to test suitability of land in Maharashtra’s Hingoli district to host India wing of ambitious Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) project.

    Background on

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  • 2 🌟 India Based Neutrino Observatory (Important) [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Space/ISRO ]

    Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF’s) has given environmental clearance to India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) project to be set up in Bodi West hills in Tamil Nadu. Neutrinos hold key to several imp. & fundamental questions on origin of Universe & energy production in st

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  • Oct 7, 2018
  • 1 Promotion of Zero Budget Natural Farming [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Geography ]

    Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) under Network Project on Organic Farming (NPOF) & All India Coordinated Research Projects (AICRP) on Integrated Farming Systems, has initiated experiment on “Evaluation of zero budget farming practices in basmati rice-wheat system” a

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  • 2 SAATHI-Sustainable & Accelerated Adoption of Efficient Textile Technologies to Help Small Ind. [ Economy, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Ministries of Power & Textiles have joined hands under SAATHI (Sustainable & Accelerated Adoption of efficient Textile technologies to Help small Industries) initiative. Under this initiative, Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), PSU under Ministry of Power, will procure en

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  • Oct 5, 2018
  • 1 India’S First ISTS Connected Wind Power Project Commissioned [ Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    126 MW wind power capacity, part of India’s 1st inter-state transmission system (ISTS) auction, was commissioned in Bhuj, Gujarat. It was part of India’s 1st ISTS auction was conducted by state-run Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd (SECI) in February 2017.

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  • 2 Cyclone Warning Centre to Be Set Up in Thiruvananthapuram Within a Month [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Geography ]

    Union Ministry of Earth Sciences has announced to set up Cyclone Warning Centre in Kerala’s capital Thiruvananthapuram. It proposed to set up C-band Doppler weather radar at Mangalore, Karnataka. This comes in view of recent heavy rainfall & concerns over extreme weather activiti

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  • 3 🌟 Global Mobility Summit 2018 Organized by NITI Aayog (Important) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    PM inaugurated MOVE: India’s ever 1st Global Mobility Summit organized by NITI Aayog. Niti Aayog CEO said that mobility will be key driver of jobs in India & imports of oil should be reduced to reduce vehicular pollution & give electric mobility boost.

    Objective: To raise aware

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  • Oct 4, 2018
  • 1 Cabinet Approves Umbrella Scheme “Ocean Services, Technology, Observations, Resources Modelling [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Geography ]

    Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved implementation of umbrella scheme ‘Ocean Services, Technology, Observations, Resources Modelling, and Science (O-SMART) ’ during 2017 - 18 to 2019 - 20 at overall cost of Rs. 1623 cr.

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  • Oct 3, 2018
  • 1 Development of Waterways Transport: Directions to Major Port Trusts [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Govt. has been issued directions under Section 111 of Major Port Trusts Act, 1963 to 5 Major Port Trusts on 18th April 2018. These 5 major ports are: Paradip Port Trust, Mormugao Port Trust, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, New Mangalore Port Trust, Deendayal Port Trust.

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  • Oct 1, 2018
  • 1 CIPET: (CSTS)- Foundation Stone Laid for New CIPET Building at Doiwala, Dehradun [ Education, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    CIPET: Centre for Skilling & Technical Support (CSTS) was inaugurated at ITI Building. Foundation stone of new Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology (CIPET) Building at Doiwala, Dehradun was also laid.

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  • Sep 30, 2018
  • 1 Atal Innovation Mission and MyGov Jointly Launch ‘Innovate India Platform’ [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission & MyGov platform jointly launched ‘#InnovateIndia Platform’, collaboration b/w both platforms. #InnovateIndia was launched by R Ramanan, Mission Director of Atal Innovation Mission & Arvind Gupta, CEO of MyGov.

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  • 2 Ethics in Public Governance Case Study: Indian Railways Launches ‘Mission Satyanishtha’ [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Ethics, Railways ]

    Indian Railways organized programme on Ethics in Public Governance & launched “Mission Satyanishtha” at National Rail Museum in New Delhi. This mission is 1st of its kind event held by any govt. organization.

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  • 3 Aspirational District Programme: NITI Aayog Signs SoI with Lupin Foundation for Collaborating [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    NITI Aayog & Lupin Foundation signed Statement of Intent (SoI) to collaborate in Aspirational Districts Programme. Economic empowerment – It will focus on interventions in spheres of agriculture, animal husbandry & skill enhancement.

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  • 4 Unnat Bharat Abhiyan 2.0 Successfully Launched for Transformational Change in Rural Devt. Processes [ Education, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Human Resource Development Ministry launched 2nd edition of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan. Students from 750 higher educational institutions from across country will adopt nearby villages & visit them to get acquainted w/regular lifestyle of village people & problems faced by them i

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  • Sep 27, 2018
  • 1 Special Package for Irrigation Projects in Vidarbha, Marathwada [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved implementation of Centrally Sponsored-Scheme for completion of 83 minor irrigation projects & 8 major or medium irrigation projects in Maharashtra’s drought prone areas of Vidarbha, Marathawada regions.

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  • 2 🌟 Setting Up of Ten Indigenous Nuclear Power Reactors (Important) [ Economy, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Government gave administrative approval & financial sanction to establish 10 indigenous Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) of 700 MW each in fleet mode. For other sites, Environmental Clearance is in process. Procurement of long manufacturing cycle equipment, human resource

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  • 3 1st Ever Multipurpose ‘Van Dhan Vikas Kendra’ in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Ministry of Tribal Affairs approved establishment of 1st ever multipurpose ‘Van Dhan Vikas Kendra’ on pilot basis in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh for providing skill upgradation & capacity building training & setting up of primary processing & value addition facility.

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  • Sep 26, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Ayushman Bharat Health Insurance: Entitlement and Eligibility (Important) [ Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Prime Minister, in his Independence Day speech of 2018, announced launch of Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Scheme (AB-NHPS). National health insurance scheme will be rolled out on pilot basis in some states.

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  • Sep 25, 2018
  • 1 Road Transport Ministry Approves Digi Locker- Drive Without Carrying Your Driving License [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Computers & ICT ]

    Ministry of Road Transport has made digital driving license & vehicle’s RC papers stored in Digi Lockers are now legally recognized at par w/original documents as per IT Act 2000 & is valid under Motor Vehicles Act 1988.

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  • Sep 24, 2018
  • 1 Sagarmala Initiative: Hi-Tech Labs in CEMS, Visakhapatnam [ Economy, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Centre of Excellence in Maritime & Shipbuilding (CEMS) has said that, its hi tech labs at Visakhapatnam are in ready state to commence orientation programmes for trainees. CEMS is well-funded startup in skill development for maritime & shipbuilding sector.

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  • 2 Cabinet Approves Establishment of Medical College, Salempur at Deoria, Uttar Pradesh [ Education, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved proposal for establishment of new medical college at Deoria on 18th July, 2018. This college would be built at cost of Rs. 250 cr. under Phase-II of Centrally Sponsored Scheme.

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  • 3 Continuation of Schemes of Pre-Matric, Post Matric and Merit-Cum-Means Based Scholarship Schemes [ Education, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved continuation of following schemes: Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme, Post Matric Scholarship Scheme, Merit-cum-Means based Scholarship Scheme.

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  • Sep 19, 2018
  • 1 Watershed Development Projects and Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana: in Detail [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    According to Parliamentary Standing Committee (PSC) report on Rural Development, watershed development projects lagging behind badly (only 10 % of projects complete). At the same time watershed development is vital component of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY).

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  • Sep 18, 2018
  • 1 Union Government Launches India Smart Cities Fellowship and Internship Program [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Ministry of State for Housing & Urban Affairs, launched several new initiatives under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation & Urban Transformation (AMRUT) & Smart Cities Mission on 9th July, 2018.

    • These included India Smart Cities Fellow

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  • 2 Bansagar Canal Project Dedicated to the Nation [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Bansagar Canal Project was launched in Mirzapur on 15th July, 2018. It is irrigation project which will be beneficial for farmers of Mirzapur & Allahabad districts of UP. Project aims to provide big boost to irrigation in region. It promises to be greatly beneficial for farmers o

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  • Sep 11, 2018
  • 1 SAIL Steel for World’S Tallest Girder Rail Bridge [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Railways ]

    Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) is supplying 60,000 tonnes of steel for world’s tallest girder rail bridge set to be built on new Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal broad gauge railway project in Manipur. Project was taken up in 2008 & declared National Project. Estimated expenditure for p

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  • 2 PM in Madhya Pradesh: Dedicates Mohanpura Irrigation Project to the Nation [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Personalities ]

    PM dedicated Mohanpura Project to Nation. This project will facilitate irrigation of agricultural land in Rajgarh district on 23rd June. It will provide drinking water to villages in area on death anniversary of Dr. Syama Prasad Mukherjee.

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  • Sep 10, 2018
  • 1 Report on ‘Women in Prisons’ Launched by the Ministry of Women and Child Development [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Women/Minority Empowerment ]

    Union Minister for Women & Child Development launched report ‘Women in Prisons’. Report throws light on condition of women in prisons & their entitlements; issues faced by them & possible methods for resolution of same.

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  • Sep 9, 2018
  • 1 National Generic Document Registration System Adopted in Punjab and Andaman& Nicobar Islands [ Economy, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Ministery for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj & Mines inaugurated National Generic Document Registration System (NGDRS) in all sub-registrar offices in Andaman & Nicobar Islands & Punjab from New Delhi thru Video-Conferencing.

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