Below Poverty Line (BPL): Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

K-FON Project of Kerala to be implemented by December

Published: May 30, 2020

On May 30, 2020, the Kerala Government announced that the ambitious project of the state called the K-FON (Kerala Fibre Optic Network) project is to be implemented by December 2020. Key Features of the Project Under the K-FON project the Kerala Government aims to link all the houses and offices in the state with optical ..

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United Nations releases World Economic Situation and Prospects Report, 2020

Published: May 15, 2020

The United Nations recently released the World Economic Situation and Prospects Report, 2020. According to the report, the world economy is to shrink by 3.2% in 2020. The GDP growth in developed countries will decline to -0.5% in 2020. Highlights: India The report says that the growth rate of India in 2018 was 6.8% and ..

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Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana: Rs 5,000 crores transferred for free delivery of LPG

Published: April 13, 2020

The GoI has so far transferred Rs 5,000 crores to Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY). This has been done to provide free LPG cylinders to PMUY beneficiaries. What is the plan? The GoI under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan package had announced free delivery of LPG cylinders. Under this initiative, free LPG refills were to be ..

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GoI: 2200 Essential Kits created by “Kendriya Bhandar” distributed to the BPL

Published: April 9, 2020

On April 8, 2020, the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances distributed the essential kits to the needy families. The kits were produced by the Kendriya Bhandar. What is the Essential Kit? The Essential Kit consisted of 3 kgs of rice, 3 kgs of wheat, 2 kgs of dal, 1 litre of cooking oil, poha, salt, ..

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Amma Vodi scheme launched in Andhra Pradesh

Published: January 10, 2020

On January 9, 2020, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy launched Amma Vodi Scheme in Chittoor. It is one of the nine flagship programmes of the Andhra Government. The programmes are called Navratanalu. The scheme is first of its kind in the country. Key Features of the Programme The scheme aims at benefitting school ..

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