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

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  • Feb 15, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Summary of Mechanisms to Ensure the Quality of Education in GovT. Schools [ Education, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Central Government has developed many mechanism for the monitoring of quality of education in Government schools. These are discussed below. Through ShaGun, the data collection and reporting processes have been simplified; resulting in a totally transparent and efficient system.

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  • Feb 14, 2019
  • 1 Revision and Introduction of MSP for Minor Forest Produce Items [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Government has revised the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of 23 Minor Forest Produce (MFP) items and introduced MSP for 17 new MFP items. The 23 items whose MSP has been revised include those MFP items which have been covered under the scheme since its inception in the year 2013

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  • Feb 12, 2019
  • 1 Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana Explained [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Women/Minority Empowerment ]

    The Ministry is implementing Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana (AGEY), the sub-scheme under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) to facilitate transport facilities in the rural areas and also provide job opportunities to members of Self Help Gro

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  • 2 Bids for Setting Up of Wind Power Projects of Over 8000 MW Capacity Finalized [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Women/Minority Empowerment ]

    India has finalized bids for setting up wind power projects of over 8,000 Megawatt (MW) capacity through Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd (NTPC)

    • The wind power projec

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  • 3 Railway: a Key Driver for ‘Make in India’ Program [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Railways ]

    Railways’ procurement is compliant with Public Procurement Policy (Preference to Make in India) Order, 2017. Approximately more than 97 % of the Railways requirement is met from indigenous sources

    The following areas

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  • 4 Rs 1,660-Crore IIT-Bhubaneswar Campus & 1817 Paika Rebellion [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Prime Minister released a new stamp and coin to commemorate the Paika Rebellion (Paika Bidroha), which was fought against British rule in Odisha in 1817 & also inaugurated the new campus of IIT-Bhubaneswar.

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  • Feb 11, 2019
  • 1 Government of India Invites Nominations for Disaster Management Awards [ Awards, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Disaster Management ]

    The Government of India invites nominations for the “Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar” for excellence in the field of disaster management. Awards to be declared on: 23rd JAN, 2019 (the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose)

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  • 2 Study in India Programme Has Taken Off, Nearly 2000 Students Have Got Admission [ Education, International Relations/Organizations, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    No student will face any difficulty in getting scholarship amount on time, Union Human Resource Development Minister assured. Government has thoroughly reviewed the system and from the month of November, have started crediting each scholarship beneficiary account with the scholar

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  • 3 Promotion of Manufacturing Sector [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The growth of manufacturing sector as measured by the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) with base year 2011 - 12, has been consistently increasing over the past three years and the current year.

    Growth Rat

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  • 4 Industrial Corridor in Punjab [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Amritsar Kolkata Industrial Corridor (AKIC) Project planned by the Government of India covers seven States including Punjab. In consultation with State Government, Rajpura- Patiala has been identified as an Integrated Manufacturing Cluster (IMC) for development in the State of Pu

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  • 5 Difference Between NIMZs and SEZs: Establishment of National Investment & Manufacturing Zones [ Economy, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    National Investment & Manufacturing Zones (NIMZs) are one of the important instruments of National Manufacturing Policy, 2011. NIMZs are envisaged as large areas of developed land with the requisite eco-system for promoting excellent manufacturing activity.

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  • 6 NEID SCHEME [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    North East Industrial Development Scheme (NEIDS), 2017 will catalyse the industrial development in the North Eastern Region including Sikkim It has come into force from 01.04. 2017 and will remain in force up to 31.03. 2022.

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  • 7 CSMC 41st Meeting – 3.10 Lakh More Houses in Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Women/Minority Empowerment ]

    Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) sanctions 3.10 lakh more affordable houses for the benefit of urban poor under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Urban (PMAY-U). The approval was given in the 41st meeting of the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee held on 27 December

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  • Feb 9, 2019
  • 1 Government Plans to Make All Meters Smart Prepaid in 3 Years [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Central government planning to make all electricity meters smart prepaid in three years in a bid to cut transmission and distribution losses, an official statement said. The Power Ministry has decided to make all meters smart prepaid in three years beginning April 1,2019.

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  • 2 DIPP Swachch Bharat Grand Challenge Awards Presented [ Important Days, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    As part of the Swachhta Pakhwada held from First to Fifteen November, 2018, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) organized a Swachch Bharat Grand Challenge. This was organized to reward innovative solutions by DIPP recognized Start-ups in the country.

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  • 3 NACIN Bengaluru: Swachhta & Sustainability in Thought, Words & Action [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Documentary Film entitled “Green Footprints on the Sands of Time” has been released by central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC) and other senior officials of CBIC. The Film showcases the State of the Art, Environmental friendly and Sustainable Training facilities of Natio

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  • Feb 8, 2019
  • 1 Website of Cyber Coordination Centre During DGP Conference Launched [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Computers & ICT ]

    The website of the Cyber Coordination Centre launched on the concluding day of 3-day DGP Conference The Conference of Director Generals of Police was organized at Kevadia in Narmada district of Gujarat, under the shadow of the Statue of Unity.

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  • Feb 6, 2019
  • 1 Centre of Excellence for Genetic Blood Disorders at Prathima Institute Started in Karimnagar [ Education, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Centre of Excellence for Sickle Cell Anaemia, Thalassemia and Other Genetic Blood Disorders at the Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences in Karimnagar, Telangana. The country has made significant strides in the field of healthcare.

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  • Feb 5, 2019
  • 1 Cabinet Approves Establishment of Two New AIIMS at Tamil Nadu & Telangana [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister approved establishment of two new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Madurai, Tamil Nadu at a cost of Rs. 1,264 crore & Bibinagar, Telangana at a cost of Rs. 1,028 crore.

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  • 2 President of India Lays Foundation Stone of Kevadia Railway Station in Narmada, Gujarat [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Railways ]

    The President of India, laid the foundation stone of the Kevadia Railway Station in district Narmada, Gujarat (December 15,2018). Earlier in the day, the President visited the Statue of Unity and paid his respects to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his death anniversary.

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  • Feb 4, 2019
  • 1 Government Moves Enhance Bank Recapitalisation Outlay Rs. 1, 06, 000 Crore Current Financial Year [ Policy/Governance, Economy, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The government will infuse an additional Rs. 41,000 crore into cash-starved public sector banks (PSBs). The outlay will go up from Rs. 65,000 crore to Rs. 1,06,000 crore in the current financial year to propel economic growth, cementing India’s position as the fastest growing eco

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  • 2 Union Minister of State Development of North Eastern Region Launches iGOT [ Education, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Minister of State Development of North Eastern Region, launched “Integrated Government On-line Training” (iGOT) courses facility for officers in Government of India. The new hi-tech mechanism developed by the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) will further supplement

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  • Jan 31, 2019
  • 1 National Challenge for Youth-”Ideate for India- Creative Solutions Using Technology” [ Education, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The challenge aims to give school students across the country a platform and opportunity to become solution creators for the problems they see around them and their communities. To make the young students understand the importance of technology and give them a platform, where the

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  • 2 Kolkata-Patna Becomes India’S Second Container Cargo Sector on Inland Waterways [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Kolkata-Patna is India’s new Inland Water Transport (IWT) origin-destination pair for cargo container movement on the National Waterway-1. After the successful shipping of container cargo from Kolkata to Varanasi earlier, Patna (Capital of Bihar) will be witness to a new landmark

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  • Jan 30, 2019
  • 1 CSIR to Establish a High-End Skill Development Centre in Chandigarh [ Education, Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    National Research Laboratory CSIR-IMTECH (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research-Institute of Microbial Technology) announced a new partnership w/Merck, a leading German Science & Technology Company, to establish a ‘High End Skill Development Centre’ in CSIR-IMTECH, Chandiga

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  • Jan 29, 2019
  • 1 🌟 What is Embryo Transfer Technology? What is Pashuhaat Portal? [ Science/Technology, Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    E-Pashuhaat Portal is playing an important role in connecting farmers & breeders to trade in disease-free germplasm; an app is being created & integrated w/UMANG (Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance). Embryo Transfer Technology gives better exploitation of female ge

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  • 2 🌟 Bogibeel, India’S Longest Rail-Road Bridge [ Defense, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Bridge opened to traffic on 25th Dec. , 2018,16 years after it was announced by then PM, Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Inauguration ceremony of bridge coincides w/94th birth anniversary of Vajpayee, who died in August, 2018. Foundation stone for Assam’s Bogibeel Bridge may have been laid

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  • 3 Technology and Financial Innovation to Drive the Ganga Cleaning Mission [ Science/Technology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India Water Impact Summit-2018 was held in New Delhi. It was jointly organized by National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) & Centre for Ganga River Basin Management & Studies (cGanga).

    Key Facts of Ganga Cleaning Mi

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  • 4 1st International Conference on Sustainable Water Management at Mohali [ Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    1st International Conference on ‘Sustainable Water Management’ began on 10th Dec. , 2018 at Indian School of Business (ISB) in Mohali, Punjab. Conference is being organised by Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) under aegis of National Hydrology Project of Union Ministry of Water

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  • 5 Streamlining of National Pension System (NPS) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Cabinet approved proposal to streamline National Pension System (NPS). NPS was implemented in May 2009 to provide pension option to 360 million informal sector workers & provide them w/old-age income security.

    NPS is being

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