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.


  • Aspirational District Programme – Achievements and Suggestions – Explained, Pointwise
    Introduction The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) India has released a report titled ‘Aspirational Districts Programme: An Appraisal’. The report calls the program a global example of leveraging local structures of governance and bureaucracy. It applauds the multi-stakeholder partnership for ensuring localization of the Sustainable Development Goals.  UNDP marks the Aspirational Districts ...
  • Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanization (SMAM)
    What is the News? The Government of India released funds for various activities to empower Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanization(SMAM). Various activities include the establishment of Custom Hiring Centres, Farm Machinery Bank and distribution of various agricultural machinery to different states. Note: Agriculture mechanization is the process of replacing human and animal labour with ...
  • NITI Aayog launches “Surakshit Hum Surakshit Tum Abhiyaan”
    What is the news? Surakshit Hum Surakshit Tum Abhiyaan’ has been launched by NITI Aayog and Piramal Foundation. About Surakshit Hum Surakshit Tum Abhiyaan: Surakshit Hum Surakshit Tum Abhiyaan has been launched in 112 aspirational districts. Aim: To assist district administrations in providing home-care support to COVID-19 patients who are asymptomatic or have mild ...
  • Haryana’s “Pran Vayu Devta Pension Scheme” and “Oxy Van” (Oxygen Forests)
    What is the News? Haryana Government has launched the Pran Vayu Devta Pension Scheme (PVDPS) and Oxy Van(Oxygen Forests) on the occasion of World Environment Day. About Pran Vayu Devta Pension Scheme(PVDPS): Read Also :-“Pradhan Mantri VAN DHAN Yojana” (PMVDY) Pran Vayu Devta Pension Scheme(PVDPS) is an initiative to honour all those trees which ...
  • Govt Launches “Seed Minikit Programme”
    What is the News? The Ministry of Agriculture has launched the Seed Minikit Programme. About Seed Minikit Programme: Seed Minikit Programme aims to distribute high yielding varieties of seeds of pulses and oilseeds to farmers. Nodal Agencies: The seed mini-kits are being provided by the following central agencies – National Seeds Corporation(NCS) NAFED Gujarat State Seeds Corporation Funding: ...
  • Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package Insurance Scheme for health workers fighting Covid-19
    What is the News? The government of India has introduced a new system for quick clearance of claims under the “Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package(PMGKP) Insurance Scheme for health workers Fighting Covid-19”. What is the New System for Quick Clearance of Claims? Under the New System, the District Collector will be certifying that ...
  • Kerala’s “Bell of Faith Scheme” for elderly
    What is the News? Kerala’s ‘Bell of Faith’ scheme will be expanded to the villages to reach senior citizens staying alone. Earlier, the scheme was successfully implemented in a number of urban households in Kerala. About Bell of Faith Scheme: Firstly, Bell of Faith Scheme was launched by the Kerala Police in 2018. ...
  • PM-CARES for Children scheme
    What is the News? The Prime Minister has announced a special PM-CARES for Children scheme. The scheme includes a comprehensive financial aid package for children orphaned during the pandemic. About PM-CARES for Children Scheme: The PM-CARES for Children Scheme will support children. It is for those who have lost both parents or surviving ...
  • “YUVA Scheme”- For Mentoring Young Authors Launched
    What is the News? The Ministry of Education has launched YUVA Scheme. It is the Prime Minister’s Scheme For Mentoring Young Authors.  About YUVA-  Prime Minister’s Scheme For Mentoring Young Authors: Firstly, the Department of Higher Education under the Ministry of Education launched the YUVA (Young, Upcoming and Versatile Authors) scheme. Secondly, it is ...
  • “Mid-Day-Meal Scheme” – Govt decides to provide monetary assistance through DBT
    What is the News? The Ministry of Education has approved the proposal to provide monetary assistance to students enrolled in Mid-Day-Meal Scheme. The cooking cost component amount will be provided through Direct Benefit Transfer(DBT) to all eligible children. About Mid Day Meal Scheme: Mid Day Meal Scheme is a centrally sponsored scheme launched ...
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