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Highest Allocation to MGNREGA

The Government of India has allocated Rs 1,01,500 crores under the MGNREGA programme in the year 2020-21 so far. This is the highest provision of funds allocated for the scheme since its launch. Highlights The Government of India has already released Rs 31,493 crores. So far 6.69 crore persons have been offered work under the ..

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GoI launches three new schemes to boost Electronics sector

On June 2, 2020, the Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad launched three new schemes to bbost electronics sector. They are Production linked incentive scheme, cluster scheme (EMC 2.0) and component manufacturing scheme (SPECS). The schemes were approved by the Union Cabinet in March 2020. About the schemes The schemes are expected to attract investments. They ..

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Free Online Career Skills Training under National Career Service Project

The Ministry of Labour and Employment is to provide Career Skills Training under its National Career Service Project in partnership with TCS. Highlights The National Career Service Project will provide employment related services to career counselling, job matching, vocational guidance, job search, information on skill development courses, etc. Around 1000 employment exchanges are integrated with ..

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Rs 170 crores disbursed to MNREGA

On May 21, 2020, the Government of India disbursed RS 170 crores to MNREGA workers. The amounts were disbursed to the beneficiaries through the Deaprtment of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj. Highlights The Department has taken up more than 14,000 development projects under MNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Act) since April 20, 2020. This ..

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Khadi Masks gain Global recognition and demand

The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) explore the possible option of exporting silk and cotton face masks to foreign countries. This is being done to promote “Vocal for Local”, that was initiated under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. Highlights So far, the KVIC has received 8 lakh orders of masks and has supplied 6 lakhs ..

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