Government Schemes: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Government notifies rules for unlocking Rs 66,000 crore compensatory afforestation funds

Published: August 14, 2018

Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has notified rules for utilisation of more than Rs 66,000 crore afforestation funds by states/UTs and for setting up authorities to monitor its use for afforestation and conservation. The rules have been framed two years after Compensatory Afforestation Fund (CAF) Act, 2016 to this effect was ..

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CCEA approves continuation of Post Matric Scholarship for OBC Students for studying in India scheme

Published: August 10, 2018

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved continuation and revision of Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Post Matric Scholarship for Other Backward Classes Students for studying in India (PMS-OBC) till 2020. PMS-OBC is flagship scheme of Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, in operation since 1998-99. It fully centrally sponsored scheme that aims to provide financial ..

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CCEA approves continuation of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana

Published: August 10, 2018

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved continuation of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) beyond 12th Five Year Plan period ((2012–2017)). It will help in connecting 38,412 habitations at estimated cost of Rs. 84,934 crore. For this, fund sharing pattern between centre and states will be same (Thus, central government share will be ..

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Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana: Government, NABARD and NWDA ink revised MoA for 99 projects

Published: August 8, 2018

Union Government, NABARD and National Water Development Agency (NWDA) have signed revised Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) for funding of central share of 99 prioritized irrigation projects under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) through Long Term Irrigation Fund (LTIF). Key Facts The revised MoA will enable Ministry of Water Resources to release Central Assistance to ..

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Government approves 122 new research projects under IMPRINT scheme

Published: August 6, 2018

Union Ministry of Hume Resource Development (MHRD) has approved 122 new research project proposals worth Rs 112 crore for funding under its IMPRINT-II (Impacting Research Innovation and Technology) scheme. These projects were approved at IMPRINT-II Apex Committee meeting chaired by HRD Minister Prakash Javddekar in New Delhi. Key Facts The 122 approved new research projects ..

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