Economy of Uttar Pradesh Current Affairs, GK & News

UP plans to compensate daily-wage laborers’ income loss due to COVID-19

The most populous state of the country, Uttar Pradesh is planning to provide cash transfers to daily-wage labourers to protect them from income loss in economic slowdown due to COVID-19. The state has set up a panel to study the proposal for transferring cash directly to bank accounts of labourers. The report is expected to ..

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Over 14 lakh join Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana

The government had launched the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana to provide social security through pensions for small and marginal farmers. How did the enrolment go? The scheme was rolled out in the month of August and in a month about over 14 lakh farmers have registered under the scheme. Analysis of initial data ..

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PM Modi inaugurated an Indo-Russian joint venture (JV)

On March 3, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated an Indo-Russian joint venture (JV) that will manufacture the new 7.62×39 mm caliber Kalashnikov AK-203 rifle in Korwa near Amethi, Uttar Pradesh. The Indo-Russia Rifles Pvt Ltd is a joint venture between India’s Ordnance factory and a Russian firm. It will produce the last series of Kalashnikov ..

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MP government launches farm debt-waiver scheme ‘Jai Kisan Rin Mukti Yojana’

In Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Kamal Nath launched the Rs 50,000-crore farm debt-waiver scheme named ‘Jai Kisan Rin Mukti Yojana’ on January 16, 2019. It would benefit 55 lakh small and marginal farmers. Under this scheme, Farmers who have registered themselves to pay GST and are paying income tax cannot avail benefits.

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Agra-Lucknow Expressway: India’s longest greenfield expressway

The Agra-Lucknow expressway was inaugurated on November 21, 2016.  The 302-km long six lane Greenfield Agra-Lucknow expressway is India’s longest expressway till date. The expressway will reduce travel time between Delhi-Lucknow to 5-6 hours and further cut down the travel time between Agra and Lucknow to just 3.5 hours from the current 7 hours. The expressway ..

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