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We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to Government Policies & Schemes Contemporary and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at YouTube@Examrace

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Expected Questions on Government Policies: UPSC IAS 2017

Dr. Manishika Jain in this video covers a variety of topics which are important for 2017. These include the expected questions on government policies.

Digi Yatra

  • Checking and boarding pass digital by Aadhar and Mobile Phone
  • No paperwork requirement
  • ’No fly list’: Government wants to ensure that the unruly passengers are not able to fly and are appropriately dealt with.

Lucky Grahak & DigiDhan Yojana

  • Winners by random draw By NPCI software
  • By Niti Ayog to promote digital transactions
  • Bring poor, small businessmen and middle class in digital era
  • Will cover transactions of USSD, UPI, RuPay & AEPS

Mission Fingerling

  • Holistic development of fisheries sector
  • Total expense – Rs. 52, 000 lakh
  • 20 states identified
  • Rearing and hatcheries - 426 crores fish fingerling, 25.50 crores Post Larvae of shrimp and crab
  • Achieve blue revolution
  • Pilot project on ornamental fishery – 400 marine & 375 freshwater fisheries – implemented by National Development Fisheries Board

Tejaswini Project

  • Socio-Economic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW)
  • World Bank’s first project in India focused on welfare of adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) aged between 14 - 24 years
  • Aim to complete their secondary level education and provide relevant skills for job market.
  • Life skills education includes 4 core elements: Resilience and soft skills, Rights and protection, Health and nutrition, Financial literacy.
  • Delivered in 17 districts of Jharkhand

Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram

  • Launched in 2014
  • 6 strategic priorities for adolescents: nutrition, sexual and reproductive health (SRH), non-communicable diseases (NCDs), substance misuse, injuries and violence (including gender-based violence) and mental health.
  • SAATHIYA resource kit and mobile app – peer to peer - developed by United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Population Foundation of India (PFI)

Ujjwala Yojana

  • Provide free of cost LPG connection to BPL household
  • Launched in May 2016 from Maldepur Morh, Ballia in Uttar Pradesh
  • Swachh Indhan, Behtar Jeevan
  • Empower women and protect their health
  • Adult woman member of a BPL will be given deposit-free LPG connection with financial assistance of Rs. 1, 600 per connection by the Centre
  • Identify beneficiaries by Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC)

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana

  • Launched in Nellore, AP
  • Physical aids and assisted living devices for senior citizens to BPL
  • 30 % beneficiary will be women
  • 2011 census: 10.38 crore Senior Citizens in India
  • 5.2 % of senior citizen are disabled due to old age

FAME Scheme

  • Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric vehicles in India
  • Launched in 2015 under National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP-2020) to promote eco-friendly vehicles
  • Mild hybrids are 7 - 15 % more fuel efficient
  • Administered by Heavy Industries Ministry
  • It will provide demand incentives to electric and hybrid vehicles from two-wheeler to buses
  • Withdrawn subsidy given to mild hybrid vehicles under FAME India

PowerTex India Scheme

  • To boost common infrastructure and modernisation of the powerloom sector
  • Pradhan Mantri Credit Scheme (PMCS) for powerloom weavers – margin money subsidy and interest reimbursement
  • Solar energy scheme (SEC) for powerlooms – installation of Solar Photo Voltaic Plants

Fund of Fund for Start Ups (FFS)

  • Enable greater flow of resources
  • Alternate Investment Funds (AIFs) supported by FFS shall invest at least twice the contribution received from FFS
  • Total corpus Rs. 10, 000 crore

Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES)

  • Developed export linked infrastructure to promote outbound shipment
  • Centre: State will be 50: 50; for NE states & Himalayan states it will be 80: 20
  • Bridge infrastructure gap
  • Promote forward and backward linkages

Revenue Insurance Scheme for Plantation Crops (RISPC)

  • Launched in 2016
  • Protect growers from pest attacks
  • Covers tea, coffee, cardamom, tobacco
  • Improved form of the Price Stabilization Fund (PSF) Scheme, 2003 which was closed 2013

Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA)

  • World’s largest digital literacy program
  • 25 lakh candidates will be trained in the FY 2016 - 17; 275 lakh in 2017 - 18; and 300 lakh in 2018 - 19
  • Ensure equitable geographical reach, each of 250, 000 Gram Panchayats will be expected to register an average of 200 - 300 candidates

B3P Scheme

  • Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (B3P) Scheme
  • Launched in January, 2015 at Panipat in Haryana
  • Promote gender equality & significance of educating girls
  • Improve child sex ratio
  • No provision for cash transfer component now

TOP Scheme

  • Target Olympic Podium
  • Identify potential medal prospects for 2020 and 2024
  • World class facility
  • Improve performance

Mission 41K Scheme

  • Save Rs. 41, 000 crore on Indian Railways’ expenditure on energy consumption over the next 10 years
  • Move 90 % traffic to electrification
  • Procure more and more electricity at cheaper rates through open market instead of sourcing it through DISCOMs
  • Reduce dependence on imported fuel, change energy mix, and rationalize energy cost for Railways

Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PKVY)

  • Skill development program targeted at Indian youth seeking overseas employment to make India the Skill Capital of the World
  • Implemented by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)

State/UT Agricultural Produce and Livestocks Marketing (promotion and facilitation) Act, 2017

  • Each state as single unified market area
  • Model act will curb role of APMC mandis
  • Agricultural marketing is state subject and is governed by respective Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) Acts
  • Put cap on mandi taxes at 1 % for foodgrain and 2 % for fruits and vegetables & commission agent’s levy at 2 % of total transaction

Samagra Gramya Unnayan Yojana

  • In Assam
  • Shift in village life
  • Implemented by ’saturation model’ to cover each revenue village through focused interventions in direct economic activities, logistic support including market linkages

Good Samaritan Policy

  • In Delhi
  • Help people in road accidents in emergency situation
  • Monetary incentive of Rs. 2, 000 and appreciation certificate

Deendayal Antyodaya Rasoi Yojana

  • By MP govt
  • Subsidized meal scheme for poor
  • 1st State – Tamil Nadu (Amma Canteens) followed by Rajasthan
  • Rate of subsidized meal – Rs. 5

Tirth Darshan Scheme

  • For senior citizens at govt. expense
  • By Haryana Govt.
  • Govt. to bear entire cost for BPL families
  • Senior citizens of non-BPL families – govt. would bear 70 % of cost
  • Selection by lottery system
  • Over 400 destinations can be visited
  • Maximum number of pilgrims will be only 250 every year.

Arogya Raksha Scheme

  • By Andhra Pradesh Govt.
  • Government to provide medical treatment to people Above Poverty Line at Rs. 1200 premium per annum
  • Treatment for 1044 diseases and ailments

Bet Dwarka Darshan Circuit

  • In Gujarat – 6 km long route
  • Under HRIDAY - Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana
  • Connect Dwarkadish Haveli and Hanuman Dandi (only temple housing Hanumanji and his son Makardhwaj) in Dwarka at cost of Rs. 16.27 crore
  • Water bodies along the circuit viz. , Shankhudhar Lake and Ranchod Talav
  • HRIDAY - 12 identified heritage cities: Ajmer, Amaravati, Amritsar, Dwarka, Badami, Gaya, Mathura, Puri, Kanchipuram, Varanasi, Velankanni and Warangal

- Published/Last Modified on: June 21, 2017

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