YOUTH CO:LAB -NATIONAL INNOVATION CHALLENGE

Why in news? Atal Innovation Mission & UNDP hosts 3 day Youth Co:Lab National Innovation Challenge Details: Youth Co: Lab launched in collaboration by AIM and UNDP in India, aims at fostering technology, promoting youth leadership and social entrepreneurship in India Co-created in 2017 by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Citi Foundation, […]

ALL BENEFITS REACHING RIGHT PERSONS: PM

Why in news? Every penny dispatched from Delhi was reaching its rightful beneficiary said the Prime Minister in Bundelkhand, where he had been to lay the foundation stone for the Bundelkhand Expressway. Details of the announcement Over 50,000 crore had been directly deposited into the bank accounts of around 8.5 crore farmer families in the […]

BLUE REVOLUTION

India, one of the major fish producing nations in the world stands 2nd in aquaculture production in the world. The Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying is implementing various schemes/programmes for development of fisheries sector with a view towards enhancement of fish production. The schemes and facilities provided to small and medium farmers for […]

NATIONAL AYUSH MISSION

Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched the National Ayush Mission (NAM), a centrally sponsored scheme in 2014. It was launched with the basic objective of promoting Ayurveda, Yoga, Siddha & Unani and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) medical system through cost effective services, strengthening of educational systems, sustainable availability of ASU & H raw-materials […]

Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana

Why in news: Pharmacists, popularly known as “Swasth ke Sipahi”, of Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Kendra , are deliverying essential services and medicines at doorstep of patients and elderly under Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) Details:   PMJKs are being run by Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India(BPPI) under Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of […]

NEED TRANSPARENT UDAN: AIR PASSENGER’S ASSOCIATION

Why in News? The Air Passengers Association of India (APAI) wants the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) – Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) — to be fine tuned and recalibrated Details: In his outlook for 2020, APAI president D. Sudhakara Reddy said there was a growing cacophony of claims by airlines about poor bottom lines […]

171 HOSPITALS DELISTED FROM PM-JAY

Why in News? The Centre’s healthcare Insurance Scheme – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana(PM-JAY) has de-empanelled 171 hospitals of the 19,000+ empanelled hospitals. The National Anti-Fraud Unit (NAFU) at the NHA detected the frauds. Background The National Health Authority (NHA) has joined hands with international giant Google to collaborate as well as strengthen the implementation […]

GOVERNMENT TO MOVE CUT CROP COVER PREMIUM

Why in  news? Recently the Centre has decided to reduce its subsidy share in the case of high premium crops in PMFBY Details: The scheme, which has so far been mandatory for farmers with crop loans, is becoming optional from April and is expected to see a 30% drop in enrolment Centre had capped its […]

VIVAD SE VISHWAS SCHEME

Introduction of the Vivad Se Vishwas scheme during budget speech with a view to “provide for resolution of pending tax disputes.” The scheme was introduced after the success of the “Sabka Vishwas Scheme,” which was introduced to reduce indirect tax disputes. It provides waiver from interest and penalty. The bill shall apply to all the […]

RAIL, FLIGHT SERVICES TO TRANSPORT FARM PRODUCE

Why in news? FM has announced ‘Kisan Rail’ Programme Details The Centre has raised the target for agricultural credit by 11% to ₹15 lakh crore in 2020-21 and proposed to begin special rail and flight services to transport farm produce as part of a 16-point action plan for the agriculture sector announced in the Union […]