Anganwadi: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

116 Nodal Officers appointed for PM Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan

On June 24, 2020, the Government of India appointed 116 senior bureaucrats to achieve the objectives of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan. Highlights The scheme is a flagship programme of GoI. Through the programme, the GoI aims to help the migrant workers that are affected by COVID-19 lock down. The 116 officers roped in ..

Government provides smartphones for Anganwadi Workers under POSHAN Abhiyaan

ICDS-Common Application Software (CAS) is developed under the POSHAN Abhiyaan (Prime Minister’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nutrition). It is a flagship programme to improve nutritional outcomes for children, pregnant women and lactating mothers. Recently it was seen in news as the Women and Child Development Ministry announced that Anganwadi Workers are provided with Smart phone ..

‘Maternity scheme reaches only one-third of beneficiaries’, says RTI data

As per the recent data obtained under the Right to Information Act (RTI) Act, revealed that, almost 61% of beneficiaries registered under the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) between April 2018 and July 2019 received the full amount of Rs. 6,000 promised under the scheme. The RTI survey was conducted to assess the implementation ..

Odisha sets up task force to prevent Child Marriages

A task force has been set-up in the Koraput district of Odisha to check the practice of child marriage, common among the tribal communities in the region. Task-Force for Preventing Child Marriages The task force comprises of officials from 21 departments, including health, education, social welfare and police. The education department has been tasked to ..

Madhya Pradesh government to offer modern nursery education at anganwadis

The Madhya Pradesh government has decided to offer modern nursery education at anganwadis (or childcare centres ) on the lines of private nursery schools. Under this scheme, all the 97,000 anganwadis of the state would be covered. In the first phase, a nursery school has been opened at each anganwadi across 313 administrative blocks across ..