Below Poverty Line: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

‘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 ..

Rajasthan government increases financial assistance given to school girls under ‘Aapki Beti’ scheme

The Rajasthan government has recently increased the financial assistance given to school girls under the ‘Aapki Beti’ scheme and ex-gratia payment to the families of polling personnel who die during election duty. Under the Aapki Beti scheme, girls living under the Below Poverty Line (BPL) and whose mother or father or both have died get ..

Kerala is set to become India’s first smoke-free State

Kerala is now set to become the India’s first smoke-free State with public sector oil companies eyeing 100% LPG penetration here. It is estimated that one crore tonnes of emissions, from poisonous gases like firewood cooking, have been contained and 25 lakh trees have been saved with the introduction of LPG in villages. The target ..

Rajasthan government to provide free mobile phones to women of BPL families

In a bid to boost Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flagship ‘Digital India’ campaign, the Rajasthan government has decided to provide free mobile phones to women of Below Poverty Line (BPL) families under the Bhamashah Yojana. The aim of the scheme is to transfer financial and non-financial benefits of government schemes in a transparent manner. The ..

2018-CGS-21: Mains Revision-8: Government Schemes, Development Industry, NGOs

NGO’s Role in Addressing the Problems Aftermath Partition NGOs played a vital role in addressing the problems haunting the country aftermath partition like food security, illiteracy, vast population and depletion of resources etc. Role played by NGOs: Population control The Rockefeller foundation (RF) took steps to examine population growth rates and initiate a programme of human fertility ..

MP government launchs outstanding power bill waiver scheme ‘Sambal’ for labourers and poor families

The Madhya Pradesh government has launched an outstanding power bill waiver scheme and subsidised power scheme ‘Sambal’ for labourers and poor families. The purpose of the scheme is to make sure that all the households have power facility in the state. One crore 83 lakh workers registered under Sambal Yojana in the state till now. ..

News Today : August 7, 2011

US & South Korea to practice destroying North’s WMDs US and South Korean troops will practice destroying North Korean weapons of mass destruction during a yearly joint exercise this month They will form a combined unit called the Joint Task Force for Elimination when they begin a 10-day Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise on August 16, ..

National Social Assistance Programme

The National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) is a welfare programme being administered by the Ministry of Rural Development. This programme is being implemented in rural areas as well as urban areas. NSAP represents a significant step towards the fulfilment of the Directive Principles of State Policy enshrined in the Constitution of India which enjoin upon ..