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.


  • Union Minister inaugurates 250mm Seer Water supply scheme in Kashmir and visited Martand Sun TempleUnion Minister inaugurates 250mm Seer Water supply scheme in Kashmir and visited Martand Sun Temple
    What is the News? The Union Commerce and Industry Minister has inaugurated a 250 mm seer water supply scheme in Kashmir. He also visited the Martand Sun Temple in Kashmir. About Seer Water Supply Scheme The scheme aims to benefit around 10000 people in Kashmir and will be completed under the ambit of ...
  • Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Promoting Telecom and Networking Products Manufacturing in India
    Source: This post is based on the article “Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Promoting Telecom and Networking Products Manufacturing in India” published in PIB on 16th October 2021. What is the News? The Minister of State for Communications has launched the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Telecom and Networking Products. What ...
  • Palk Bay scheme to get a fillip: MuruganPalk Bay scheme to get a fillip: Murugan
    What is the News? The Union Government is considering increasing the unit cost of deep-sea fishing vessels to make them more attractive to fisherfolk. At present, the Palk Bay scheme covers fishing vessels up to Rs 80 Lakh. The government is considering to increase this amount to Rs 1.3 Cr. What is ...
  • Government has approved setting up of 7 Mega Integrated Textile Region and Apparel (PM MITRA) ParksGovernment has approved setting up of 7 Mega Integrated Textile Region and Apparel (PM MITRA) Parks
    What is the news?   The government has approved the setting up of seven PM MITRA textiles parks, following the “Union Budget for 2021-22″ commitments, with a total outlay of Rs. 4,445 crores in a period of 5 years.  About “PM-MITRA” Scheme The scheme aims to realize the vision of building an Aatmanirbhar Bharat by positioning India strongly on ...
  • SAUBHAGYA completes Four years of successful implementation
    What is the News? SAUBHAGYA Scheme has completed four years of successful implementation. What is the Saubhagya Scheme? The SAUBHAGYA Scheme was announced by the Prime Minister in 2017.  Objective: To achieve Universal Household Electrification in the country through last-mile connectivity and providing access to electricity to all un-electrified households in rural areas and ...
  • Scheme for “Promotion of Medical Device Parks”, a key initiative to support the medical devices, notified
    What is the News? The Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers has notified the Scheme for “Promotion of Medical Device Parks”. What is the Scheme for Promotion of Medical Device Parks? Under the scheme, medical parks will be developed to provide common infrastructure facilities in one place thereby creating a robust ...
  • Government Notifies PLI Scheme for Automobile & Auto components
    What is the News? The government of India has issued notification regarding Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Automobile & Auto components.  What is the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Automobile & Auto components? Aim: To overcome the cost disabilities of the industry for the manufacture of Advanced Automotive Technology products in ...
  • IT Minister vision for startups takes shape of SAMRIDH Scheme
    Source: PIB What is the News? The Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology(MeitY) has launched the SAMRIDH Scheme. About SAMRIDH Scheme: Full-Form: Start-up Accelerators of MeitY for pRoduct Innovation, Development and growth (SAMRIDH). Aim: To create a conducive platform for Indian Software Product start-ups to enhance their products and secure investments for scaling their business. Implementation: ...
  • Pension scheme for informal workers hits stagnation point
    Source: Livemint What is the News? The number of people joining the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan (PM-SYM) scheme, has hit an all-time low. This is due to workers in the informal sector facing income and job loss following the two waves of the coronavirus pandemic. About Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan(PM-SYM) Scheme: Launched ...
  • High-speed Net comes to a deep jungle
    Source: The Hindu What is the News? The Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS), a Union government initiative for skill development in rural areas, has brought high-speed internet to some of the remotest tribal hamlets deep inside the Nilambur jungle in Kerala. About Jan Shikshan Sansthan(JSS) Scheme: The Scheme of Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS) was formerly ...
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