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

Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana: Government cuts minimum annual deposit requirement to Rs 250

Published: July 23, 2018

The Union Government has reduced minimum yearly deposit required under popular girl child savings scheme, Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana to Rs 250 from Rs 1,000 earlier. This has been lowered to enable more people to enjoy benefits of this scheme. In this regard, Government has amended Sukanya Samriddhi Account Rules, 2016. Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana It was ..

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Government selects 734 athletes for Khelo-India scholarships

Published: July 23, 2018

Sports Authority of India (SAI) under Union Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs has cleared 734 athletes for the scholarship under the Khelo India Talent Development Scheme. They were selected High Powered Committee of SAI. Through this programme, the athletes will get training at government-accredited residential academies. They will be provided with annual stipend of ..

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Government launches Student Police Cadet Programme

Published: July 21, 2018

Ministry of Home Affairs sponsored Student Police Cadet (SPC) Programme was launched nationally in Gurugram, Haryana. It was launched by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in the presence of Union Human Resources Minister Prakash Javadekar. The programme aims to build bridge between Police and larger community through school students by inculcating values and ethics in ..

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Haryana Government launches Paudhagiri Campaign for planting of saplings

Published: July 17, 2018

Haryana Government has launched ‘Paudhagiri campaign’, an unique program to increase green cover in the state. It was launched by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar by planting ‘maulsari’ sapling in Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex premises of Gurugram. The campaign aims increase green cover in the state, help in stabilising environment and improve overall climatic ..

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Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation launches Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2018

Published: July 14, 2018

Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS) has launched Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2018 (SSG 2018) in New Delhi, a rural cleanliness survey to rank all states and districts on basis of qualitative and quantitative evaluation. Key Facts The objective of SSG 2018 is to undertake ranking of states and districts on basis of their ..

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