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

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana: Government achieves 5 crore Free LPG Connections Target

Published: August 4, 2018

Union Government has announced that it has reached target of providing 5 crore free LPG connections under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) almost eight months ahead of schedule (i.e. in 27 months instead of 35 months) Key Facts Uttar Pradesh (87 lakh), West Bengal (67 lakh), Bihar (61 lakh), Madhya Pradesh (45 lakh), Rajasthan (37 ..

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Mukhyamantri Yuva Nestam: Andhra Pradesh Government launches unemployment allowance scheme

Published: August 3, 2018

Andhra Pradesh Government has approved Mukhyamantri Yuva Nestam, an unemployment allowance scheme to provide Rs 1000 per month unemployed youth in state. It was announced by Andhra Pradesh IT Minister Nara Lokesh who is also son of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu. Mukhyamantri Yuva Nestam Scheme The scheme aims to provide Rs 1000 per ..

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Cabinet approves Extension of Concessional Financing Scheme

Published: August 2, 2018

Union Cabinet has approved first extension of Concessional Financing Scheme (CFS) for another five years from 2018 to 2023 to support Indian Entities bidding for strategically important infrastructure projects abroad. The scheme also has been liberalized, allowing any Indian company, irrespective of ownership eligible to benefits of it. Implementation Under CFS, Ministry of External Affairs ..

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Government launches National Viral Hepatitis Control Programme

Published: July 28, 2018

Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare  in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched National Viral Hepatitis Control Programme to control viral hepatitis C on the occasion of World Hepatitis Day (July 28). The programme aims to combat viral hepatitis and reduce mortality and morbidity associated with it. National Viral Hepatitis Control Programme ..

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Government extends Prime Minister’s Research Fellows Scheme all potential researchers

Published: July 27, 2018

Union Government has announced that Prime Minister’s Research Fellows (PMRF) Scheme will be open to all potential researchers from 2019 and not limited to candidates from IISc, IITs, NITs, IIEST and IISERs. The decision was made after Government failed to find adequate number of candidates for PMRF this year. Only 135 fellowships were finally offered ..

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