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Central Government Schemes News

Reading schemes and programs in the news is crucial for UPSC examination. Schemes and programs in the news have been asked frequently by UPSC in prelims examination and many questions are being asked directly on the effectiveness or issues in them.

On this page, we will provide you with a list of news articles and updates on the schemes and programs for your 2020-21 UPSC preparation.


  • “Swachh Iconic Places”-12 sites to be transformed into ‘Swachh Tourist Destinations’
    What is the News? The Ministry of Jal Shakti has announced 12 iconic sites. Sites will be covered under Phase IV of the Swachh Iconic Places(SIP) Initiative. Swachh Iconic Places(SIP) Initiative: It is an initiative of the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Jal Shakti under Swachh Bharat Mission(Grameen). Aim: It aims ...
  • “PLI Scheme for pharmaceuticals and IT hardware” Approved
    What is the News? Union Cabinet has approved the Production Linked Incentive(PLI) Scheme for the pharmaceuticals and IT hardware sectors. About PLI Scheme for Pharmaceutical Sector: Objective: It will promote the manufacturing of high-value products in the pharmaceutical sector. Duration: The duration of the scheme will be for nine years from 2020-21 till 2028-29. Category ...
  • Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund
    About Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development (AHIDF) is a Central Sector Scheme. It was launched by the Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, and Dairying. Aim: To facilitate incentivization of investments for Dairy processing and value addition infrastructure Meat processing and value addition infrastructure and Animal Feed Plant. Objectives: To help increase milk and ...
  • 100% tap water connections to schools under “100-day Special Campaign”
    What is the news? Telangana has achieved 100% tap water connections to all schools and Angan Wadi Centres (AWCs) under 100 day Special Campaign. The other states like Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Goa, Haryana and Tamil Nadu, also achieved this target. Centre’s 100-day Special Campaign: On 2nd October 2020, Ministry of Jal Shakti had ...
  • Govt releases new “Public Sector Enterprise Policy”
    What is the news? The Government of India has released a new ‘Public Sector Enterprise Policy’. About ‘Public Sector Enterprise Policy’: The policy classifies public sector commercial enterprises into the strategic and non-strategic sector: Strategic Sector: There would be a maximum of four public sector companies in strategic sectors. State-owned firms in other ...
  • Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme
    What is the News? The Union Cabinet has approved the production-linked incentive(PLI) scheme for the telecom sector. About the production-linked incentive(PLI) scheme for the telecom Sector Aim of the scheme: It will make India a global hub for manufacturing telecom equipment. Moreover, it will create jobs and reduce imports especially from China. Focus of ...
  • Six years of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme
    Why in News? During the last six years, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme has increased awareness and sensitized the masses on Gender Equality. Facts: Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) Scheme: It was launched by the Prime Minister in 2015 at Panipat in Haryana. Aim: To bring behavioural change in the society towards birth and ...
  • “Samarth Scheme” for Capacity Building in Textile Sector
    What is the News? The Ministry of Textiles has informed Rajya Sabha about the Samarth Scheme. Samarth Scheme: It was launched by the Ministry of Textiles. Aim: It will address the skill gap in the textile sector. It will supplement the efforts of the textile industry in providing gainful and sustainable employment to the ...
  • PM Aatmanirbhar Swasthya Bharat Yojana
    This scheme aims at developing the capacities of the primary, secondary, and tertiary health sector. Salient features of the scheme: Over 18,000 rural and over 11,000 urban health and wellness centers will be supported. Public health laboratories will be established in all districts. Critical care hospitals will be set up in 12 central institutions ...
  • KAPILA campaign
    What is the News? The Union Education Minister informed the Lok Sabha about the KAPILA campaign launched in October 2020. The campaign was launched on 89th birth anniversary of former President and Scientist Late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. Facts: KAPILA stands for Kalam Program for Intellectual Property Literacy and Awareness campaign. Nodal Ministry: Ministry ...