Scheme for Financial Support for Project Development Expenses of PPP Projects – ‘IIPDF Scheme’

Source: The post is based on the article “Scheme for Financial Support for Project Development Expenses of PPP Projects – ‘IIPDF Scheme” published in PIB on 8th November 2022.  What is the News? The Department of Economic Affairs(DEA), Ministry of Finance notified the Scheme for Financial Support for Project Development Expenses of PPP Projects –… Continue reading Scheme for Financial Support for Project Development Expenses of PPP Projects – ‘IIPDF Scheme’

PM launches Rozgar Mela – recruitment drive for 10 lakh personnel

Source: The post is based on the article “PM launches Rozgar Mela – recruitment drive for 10 lakh personnel” published in PIB on 26th October 2022 What is the News? The Prime Minister has launched the Rozgar Mela.  What is Rozgar Mela? Rozgar Mela is a recruitment drive to hire 10 lakh personnel.  Under this… Continue reading PM launches Rozgar Mela – recruitment drive for 10 lakh personnel

PM inaugurated One Nation One Fertilizer Scheme

Source: The post is based on the article “PM inaugurated One Nation One Fertilizer Scheme” published in The Hindu on 18th October 2022. What is the News? The Prime Minister has inaugurated 600 Kisan Samridhi Kendras and launched One Nation One Fertilizer Scheme and Indian Edge magazine. What is One Nation One Fertilizer Scheme? One… Continue reading PM inaugurated One Nation One Fertilizer Scheme

Centre to help set up paddy straw pellet units to arrest stubble burning

Source: The post is based on the article “Centre to help set up paddy straw pellet units to arrest stubble burning” published in The Hindu on 14th October 2022. What is the News? The Union Environment Ministry announced a ₹50 crore scheme to incentivise industrialists and entrepreneurs to set up paddy straw pelletisation and torrefaction plants. What is… Continue reading Centre to help set up paddy straw pellet units to arrest stubble burning

Cabinet approves new Scheme “Prime Minister’s Development Initiative for North East Region (PM-DevINE) for the remaining four years of the 15th Finance Commission from 2022-23 to 2025-26

Source: The post is based on the article “Cabinet approves new Scheme “Prime Minister’s Development Initiative for North East Region (PM-DevINE) for the remaining four years of the 15th Finance Commission from 2022-23 to 2025-26” published in the PIB on 12th October 2022. What is the News? The Union Cabinet has approved a new Scheme, Prime… Continue reading Cabinet approves new Scheme “Prime Minister’s Development Initiative for North East Region (PM-DevINE) for the remaining four years of the 15th Finance Commission from 2022-23 to 2025-26

Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) notifies establishment of Credit Guarantee Scheme for Startups (CGSS)

Source: The post is based on the article “Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) notifies establishment of Credit Guarantee Scheme for Startups (CGSS)” published in the PIB on 7th October 2022. What is the News? The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry has notified the… Continue reading Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) notifies establishment of Credit Guarantee Scheme for Startups (CGSS)

Scheme for Special Assistance to States for Capital Investment for 2022-23

Source: The post is based on the article “Scheme for Special Assistance to States for Capital Investment for 2022-23” published in PIB on 23rd September 2022 What is the News? The government of India has launched a Scheme Special Assistance to States for Capital Investment for 2022-23.  What is Special Assistance to States for Capital… Continue reading Scheme for Special Assistance to States for Capital Investment for 2022-23

Doctors got just 20% of insurance money under PMGKP

Source: The post is based on the article “Doctors got just 20% of insurance money under PMGKP” published in The Hindu on 19th September 2022. What is the News? Dependents of doctors got just over 20% of the total money distributed under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP) insurance scheme for health workers who… Continue reading Doctors got just 20% of insurance money under PMGKP

National Metallurgist Award Scheme

Source: The post is based on the article “National Metallurgist Award Scheme” published in PIB on 12th September 2022. What is the News? The Ministry of Steel has given approval for the National Metallurgist Award 2022. What is the National Metallurgist Award 2022? National Metallurgists Day Awards was instituted in 1962 by the then Ministry… Continue reading National Metallurgist Award Scheme

Cabinet approves a new centrally sponsored Scheme – PM SHRI Schools (PM ScHools for Rising India)

Source: The post is based on the article “Cabinet approves a new centrally sponsored Scheme – PM SHRI Schools (PM ScHools for Rising India)” published in PIB on 7th September 2022 What is the News? The Union Cabinet has approved the PM SHRI Schools (PM ScHools for Rising India) Scheme.  What is the PM SHRI… Continue reading Cabinet approves a new centrally sponsored Scheme – PM SHRI Schools (PM ScHools for Rising India)

Prime Minister announces a new initiative – PM SHRI Schools on the occasion of Teachers Day

Source: The post is based on the article “Prime Minister announces a new initiative – PM SHRI Schools on the occasion of Teachers Day” published in PIB on 5th September 2022 What is the News? On the occasion of National Teachers’ Day, the Prime Minister has announced a new initiative – PM SHRI Schools. What… Continue reading Prime Minister announces a new initiative – PM SHRI Schools on the occasion of Teachers Day

Centre Grants ‘in-Principle’ Approval of three Bulk Drug Parks to Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh

Source: The post is based on the article “Centre Grants ‘in-Principle’ Approval of three Bulk Drug Parks to Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh” published in PIB on 1st September 2022. What is the News? The Department of Pharmaceuticals has granted ‘in-principle’ approval to the proposals of the three States Viz, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat and… Continue reading Centre Grants ‘in-Principle’ Approval of three Bulk Drug Parks to Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh

Nikshay Poshan Yojana: TB nutrition aid falls short

Source: The post is based on the article “Nikshay Poshan Yojana: TB nutrition aid falls short” published in Down To Earth on 25th August 2022. What is the News? Only two-thirds of people living with tuberculosis benefitted from the Nikshay Poshan Yojana scheme in 2021. What is the Nikshay Poshan Yojana? Launched in: 2018 by… Continue reading Nikshay Poshan Yojana: TB nutrition aid falls short

Explained: The One Nation One Fertilizer scheme, the Govt’s logic, and some immediate risks

Source: The post is based on the article “Explained: The One Nation One Fertilizer scheme, the Govt’s logic, and some immediate risks” published in Indian Express on 26th August 2022. What is the News? The Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers has decided to implement One Nation One Fertiliser by introducing a “Single Brand for Fertilizers… Continue reading Explained: The One Nation One Fertilizer scheme, the Govt’s logic, and some immediate risks

Union Cabinet approves interest subvention scheme for agriculture loans

Source: The post is based on the article “Union Cabinet approves interest subvention scheme for agriculture loans” published in TOI on 17th August 2022. What is the News? The Union Cabinet has approved the Modified Interest Subvention Scheme(MISS). What is the Modified Interest Subvention Scheme(MISS)? Background: Kisan Credit Card scheme was introduced by the Government… Continue reading Union Cabinet approves interest subvention scheme for agriculture loans

Depletion in Groundwater Levels

Source: The post is based on the article “Depletion in Groundwater Levels” published in PIB on 31st July 2022. What is the News? According to the analysis done by the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB), Groundwater levels in some parts of the country are declining. What is the status of Groundwater levels in India? CGWB… Continue reading Depletion in Groundwater Levels

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy implements Suryamitra Skill Development Programme to boost Green Jobs in the country

Source: The post is based on the article “Ministry of New and Renewable Energy implements Suryamitra Skill Development Programme to boost Green Jobs in the country” published in PIB on 26th July 2022 What is the News? The Minister for New and Renewable Energy has informed Lok Sabha about the Suryamitra Skill Development Programme. What… Continue reading Ministry of New and Renewable Energy implements Suryamitra Skill Development Programme to boost Green Jobs in the country

ECGC introduces new scheme providing enhanced export credit risk insurance cover up to 90% for small exporters

Source: The post is based on the article “ECGC introduces new scheme providing enhanced export credit risk insurance cover up to 90% for small exporters” published in PIB on 26th July 2022. What is the News? Export Credit Guarantee Corporation(ECGC) has introduced a new scheme to provide enhanced export credit risk insurance cover to the… Continue reading ECGC introduces new scheme providing enhanced export credit risk insurance cover up to 90% for small exporters

National Overseas Scholarship Scheme

Source: The post is based on the article “National Overseas Scholarship Scheme” published in PIB on 19th July 2022. What is the News? The Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment has informed Rajya Sabha about the National Overseas Scholarship Scheme for SCs and others. What is the National Overseas Scholarship Scheme? Nodal Ministry:… Continue reading National Overseas Scholarship Scheme

Atal Vayo Abhyuday Yojana(AVYAY)

Source: The post is based on the article “Atal Vayo Abhyuday Yojana(AVYAY)” published in PIB on 19th July 2022. What is the News? The Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment has informed Lok Sabha about the Atal Vayo Abhyuday Yojana(AVYAY). What is Atal Vayo Abhyuday Yojana(AVYAY)? Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Social Justice &… Continue reading Atal Vayo Abhyuday Yojana(AVYAY)

Govt of India to roll out Schemes for Strengthening Pharmaceuticals Industry with Focus on MSMEs and Clusters

Source: The post is based on the article “Govt of India to roll out Schemes for Strengthening Pharmaceuticals Industry with Focus on MSMEs and Clusters” published in PIB on 19th July 2022. What is the News? The Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers is planning to roll out a series of initiatives under… Continue reading Govt of India to roll out Schemes for Strengthening Pharmaceuticals Industry with Focus on MSMEs and Clusters

Ministry of Women and Child Development issues Guidelines for Mission Vatsalya Scheme

Source: The post is based on the article “Ministry of Women and Child Development issues Guidelines for Mission Vatsalya Scheme” published in PIB on 7th July 2022 What is the News? The Ministry of Women and Child Development has issued Guidelines for Mission Vatsalya Scheme. What is Mission Vatsalya? Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Women and… Continue reading Ministry of Women and Child Development issues Guidelines for Mission Vatsalya Scheme

PM participates in ‘Udyami Bharat’ programme

What is the News? The Prime Minister has participated in the ‘Udyami Bharat’ programme. During this, he launched several initiatives like 1) Raising and Accelerating MSME Performance (RAMP) scheme, 2) Capacity Building of First-Time MSME Exporters(CBFTE) scheme, and 3) new features of the Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) to ramp up the MSME sector. … Continue reading PM participates in ‘Udyami Bharat’ programme

Drone Certification Scheme: Union Aviation Minister awards first Type Certificate under Drone Rules, 2021 to Gurugram-based IoTechWorld

What is the News? The Union Minister of Civil Aviation has awarded the first Type Certificate (TC) under Drone Rules, 2021 to IoTechWorld Avigation Pvt Ltd.  What are Drone Rules,2021? Click Here to read about it What is a Drone Certification Scheme? Launched in: January 2022 The scheme has been developed by the Quality Council… Continue reading Drone Certification Scheme: Union Aviation Minister awards first Type Certificate under Drone Rules, 2021 to Gurugram-based IoTechWorld

New Guidelines for Central Sector Scheme “Promotion of MSMEs in North Eastern Region and Sikkim” for enhancing productivity and competitiveness

What is the News? The Central Government has approved New Guidelines of Central Sector Scheme “Promotion of MSMEs in North Eastern Region(NER) and Sikkim”. What is the “Promotion of MSMEs in the North Eastern Region and Sikkim” Scheme? Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises(MSME) Type: Central Sector Scheme Aim: To provide financial… Continue reading New Guidelines for Central Sector Scheme “Promotion of MSMEs in North Eastern Region and Sikkim” for enhancing productivity and competitiveness

Commerce dept seeks ₹6k crore for ‘Districts as Export Hub’

What is the News? The Directorate General of Foreign Trade(DGFT) has sought ₹6,000 crores from the Finance Ministry for its proposed Districts as Export Hubs scheme. What is the “Districts as Export Hubs Scheme”? Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Type: Centrally Sponsored Scheme. Part of: The Scheme will be part of the new… Continue reading Commerce dept seeks ₹6k crore for ‘Districts as Export Hub’

Museum Grant Scheme: Andhra Pradesh Archaeology museum at Eluru to display 400 artifacts from early historic period

What is the News? The Ministry of Culture has granted Rs 3.75 crore under the ‘Upgradation of Museums Scheme’ as part of the Museums Grant Scheme for the Rs 5-crore project in Eluru town, Andhra Pradesh. What is the Museum Grant Scheme? Launched by: Ministry of Culture in 2013. Aim: To strengthen and modernize the… Continue reading Museum Grant Scheme: Andhra Pradesh Archaeology museum at Eluru to display 400 artifacts from early historic period

Union Minister launches MSME Sustainable(ZED) Certification Scheme

What is the News? The Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises has launched the MSME Sustainable(ZED) Certification Scheme. What is the MSME Sustainable(ZED) Certification Scheme? Nodal Ministry: Ministry of MSME. Aim: To create awareness amongst MSMEs about Zero Defect Zero Effect (ZED) practices and motivate and incentivise them for ZED Certification while also… Continue reading Union Minister launches MSME Sustainable(ZED) Certification Scheme

Union Minister inaugurates CSIR-IIIM’s BioNEST-Bioincubator in Jammu aimed at providing alternative sources of livelihood to thousands of youth in the region

What is the News? The Union Minister of Science & Technology has launched the BioNEST Scheme in Jammu. What is the BioNEST Scheme? Launched by: BIRAC Full-Form: BioNEST stands for Bio Incubators Nurturing Entrepreneurship for Scaling Technologies. Aim: To foster the biotech innovation ecosystem in the country by creating globally competent bioincubation facilities across the… Continue reading Union Minister inaugurates CSIR-IIIM’s BioNEST-Bioincubator in Jammu aimed at providing alternative sources of livelihood to thousands of youth in the region

15 Points Programme for Minorities Welfare Schemes

What is the News? The Ministry of Minority Affairs is implementing the Prime Minister’s New 15 Point Programme for the welfare of Minority Communities.  What is the PM 15 Point Programme for the welfare of Minority Communities? It is an overarching programme covering various schemes/initiatives of the participating Ministries/Departments and is implemented throughout the country.… Continue reading 15 Points Programme for Minorities Welfare Schemes

Bharatiya Prakritik Krishi Paddhati(BPKP) Scheme: Implementation of Zero Budget Natural Farming

What is the News? The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has informed Rajya Sabha about the Bharatiya Prakritik Krishi Paddhati(BPKP) Scheme. What is Bharatiya Prakritik Krishi Paddhati(BPKP) Scheme? Launched by: Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare during 2020-21 Parent Scheme: It is a sub-mission under the centrally sponsored scheme– Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana(PKVY). Aim: To… Continue reading Bharatiya Prakritik Krishi Paddhati(BPKP) Scheme: Implementation of Zero Budget Natural Farming

Ministry of Culture implements financial assistance for the Preservation and Development of Cultural Heritage of the Himalayas

What is the News? The Union Minister for Culture has informed Lok Sabha about the “Scheme of Financial Assistance for the Preservation and Development of Cultural Heritage of the Himalayas.” What is the Scheme of Financial Assistance for the Preservation and Development of Cultural Heritage of the Himalayas? Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Culture. Type: Central… Continue reading Ministry of Culture implements financial assistance for the Preservation and Development of Cultural Heritage of the Himalayas

Schemes administered by the Ministry of Culture to promote and disseminate the art & Culture

What is the News? The Union Minister of Culture has informed Lok Sabha about the ongoing schemes run by the Ministry of Culture to promote and disseminate art & Culture. What are the schemes implemented by the Ministry of Culture to promote and disseminate art & Culture? Centenaries and Anniversaries Scheme: The scheme commemorates centenaries… Continue reading Schemes administered by the Ministry of Culture to promote and disseminate the art & Culture

Ministry of Tribal Affairs revamps the schemes for comprehensive development of Tribals

What is the News? The Ministry of Tribal Affairs is implementing various schemes for the comprehensive development of Tribals. Pre- and Post-Matric scheme: It is a demand-based scheme. Under this, every ST student whose family income is up to Rs 2.5 lakhs is entitled to a scholarship for pursuing education from class IX to Post… Continue reading Ministry of Tribal Affairs revamps the schemes for comprehensive development of Tribals

Nav Bharat Literacy Programme

What is the News? The Minister of State for Education has informed Lok Sabha about the Nav Bharat Literacy Programme. What is the Nav Bharat(New India) Literacy Programme? Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Education Type: Centrally Sponsored Scheme Aim: To support the States and Union Territories in promoting literacy among non-literates in the age group of… Continue reading Nav Bharat Literacy Programme

Declining Parsi Population in the Country

What is the News? The Minister of Minority Affairs has informed the Lok Sabha about the Parsi Population in India. About Parsi Population As per the Census, the population of the Parsi (Zoroastrian) community decreased from 69,601 in the Census 2001 to 57,264 in the Census 2011. About Jiyo Parsi Scheme Nodal Ministry: Ministry of… Continue reading Declining Parsi Population in the Country

Beneficiaries Under PM-Daksh Yojana

What is the News? The Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment has informed Rajya Sabha about the  PM-Daksh Yojana. What is PM-Daksh Yojana? Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment Full Form: Pradhan Mantri-Dakshta Aur Kushalta Sampann Hitgrahi Yojana (PM-DAKSH)  Purpose: It is a National Action Plan for skilling marginalized persons covering SCs, OBCs,… Continue reading Beneficiaries Under PM-Daksh Yojana

Implementation of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana

What is the News? Union Minister of State for Rural Development has informed Lok Sabha about the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana. What is Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana(PMGSY)? PMGSY was launched as a one-time special intervention to provide rural connectivity by way of a single all-weather road to the eligible unconnected habitations… Continue reading Implementation of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana

Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers releases guidelines for the scheme “Strengthening of Pharmaceutical Industry (SPI)”

What is the News? The Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers has released the guidelines for the scheme “Strengthening of Pharmaceutical Industry (SPI)”. What is the Scheme for Strengthening of Pharmaceutical Industry(SPI)? Aim: To strengthen the existing infrastructure facilities in order to make India a global leader in the Pharma Sector.  Components of… Continue reading Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers releases guidelines for the scheme “Strengthening of Pharmaceutical Industry (SPI)”

Labour Ministry launches ‘donate a pension’ scheme

What is the News? Ministry of Labour and Employment has launched the “Donate a Pension” Scheme. What is a Donate a Pension Scheme? It has been launched under the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-Dhan Scheme(PM-SYM). Under this scheme, any citizen can donate the premium contribution under PM-SYM of their immediate support staff such as domestic workers,… Continue reading Labour Ministry launches ‘donate a pension’ scheme

NPS to include assured returns; new products likely to come in August

What is the News? Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority(PFRDA) is preparing to launch “Minimum Assured Return Scheme (MARS)” which will provide savers and people from the salaried class an option for their investments. Note: PFRDA currently operates the National Pension System(NPS). What is the Minimum Assured Return Scheme(MARS)? Aim: To have a separate scheme… Continue reading NPS to include assured returns; new products likely to come in August

Govt has approved continuation of the Immigration Visa Foreigners Registration Tracking (IVFRT) Scheme till 2026

What is the News? The government has approved the continuation of the Immigration Visa Foreigners Registration Tracking (IVFRT) Scheme till 2026. What is Immigration Visa Foreigners Registration Tracking(IVFRT) Scheme? Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Home Affairs Aim: – To modernize and upgrade Immigration and Visa services.  – To provide a secure and integrated service delivery framework… Continue reading Govt has approved continuation of the Immigration Visa Foreigners Registration Tracking (IVFRT) Scheme till 2026

Government approves the continuation of National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMSS) for a period of five years

What is the News? The government has approved the continuation of the National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMSS) for a period of five years i.e. from 2021-22 to 2025-26. What is the National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme(NMMSS)? Nodal Ministry: Launched in 2008-09 by Ministry of Education Type: Central Sector Scheme Aim: To award scholarships to meritorious students of economically… Continue reading Government approves the continuation of National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMSS) for a period of five years

PM CARES for Children Scheme Extended up to 28th February, 2022

What is the News? Government of India has extended the PM Cares for Children Scheme till 28th February, 2022. What is the PM Cares for Children Scheme? Implementing Ministry: Ministry of Women and Child Development in 2021 Objective: To ensure comprehensive care and protection of children who have lost their parent(s) to the COVID pandemic… Continue reading PM CARES for Children Scheme Extended up to 28th February, 2022

Govt has decided to continue the Umbrella scheme of Border Infrastructure & Management (BIM) from 2021-22 to 2025-26

What is the news? Government has approved the continuation of the “Border Infrastructure and Management” (BIM) Scheme over the 15th Finance Commission Cycle from 2021-22 to 2025-26. What is the Border Infrastructure and Management (BIM) Scheme?  Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Home Affairs Type: Central Sector Scheme Aim: To strengthen the border infrastructure for improving border… Continue reading Govt has decided to continue the Umbrella scheme of Border Infrastructure & Management (BIM) from 2021-22 to 2025-26

Govt extends capacity development scheme till March 2026

What is the news? The Union Cabinet has approved the continuation of the capacity development (CD) scheme till March 2026. What is Capacity Development Scheme? Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation Type: Central Sector Scheme Aim: To augment infrastructural, technical as well as manpower resources for enabling availability of credible and timely official… Continue reading Govt extends capacity development scheme till March 2026

Government approves ‘ New India Literacy Programme, a new scheme of Adult Education for FYs 2022-27”

What is the news? Government-approved a new scheme “New India Literacy Programme” for the period FYs 2022-2027 to cover all the aspects of Adult Education to align with National Education Policy 2020. Further, as a progressive step, the government has also decided to use the term “Education For All” in place of “Adult Education.” This… Continue reading Government approves ‘ New India Literacy Programme, a new scheme of Adult Education for FYs 2022-27”

Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment launches “SMILE” scheme

What is the News? The Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment has launched the SMILE Scheme. What is a SMILE Scheme? SMILE stands for Support for Marginalised Individuals for Livelihood and Enterprise. Type: It is a Central Sector Scheme. Aim: To provide welfare and rehabilitation to the Transgender community and the people engaged in… Continue reading Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment launches “SMILE” scheme

Centre extends Police modernization Scheme

What is the News? The government has approved the continuation of the umbrella scheme of Modernisation of Police Forces (MPF). The approval is for the period 2021-22 to 2025-26. What is the Modernisation of Police Forces (MPF) Scheme? The Ministry of Home Affairs has been implementing the Scheme for Modernisation of Polices Forces (MPF Scheme)… Continue reading Centre extends Police modernization Scheme