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

SHe-box portal launched for both public and private sector

Published: November 8, 2017

The Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) launched comprehensive SHe-Box (sexual harassment e-box) online complaint Management System for women to lodge complaints of sexual harassment at workplace. It is mainly be for women working in both public and private organizations to ensure effective implementation of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and ..

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Government extends period of Coastal Berth Scheme

Published: November 4, 2017

The Union Ministry of Shipping has extended period of Coastal Berth scheme of flagship Sagarmala Programme for three years upto March, 2020. Besides, its scope was also expanded to cover capital dredging at Major Ports and preparation of detailed project report (DPR) for coastal berth project. India has high potential to use coastal shipping for ..

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Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana launched to promote philately

Published: November 4, 2017

The Union Ministry of Communications has launched Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana, a pan India scholarship program for school children to increase the reach of Philately. The SPARSH stands for Scholarship for Promotion of Aptitude & Research in Stamps as a Hobby. Key Facts Under the scheme, annual scholarships will be awarded to children of Standard ..

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CCEA approves continuation of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana till 2019-20

Published: November 2, 2017

The CCEA has approved continuation of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) as Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana- Remunerative Approaches for Agriculture and Allied sector Rejuvenation (RKVY-RAFTAAR) for three years i.e. 2017-18 to 2019-20. The RKVY-RAFTAAR Scheme’s objective is to make farming remunerative economic activity by strengthening farmer’s effort, risk mitigation and promoting agri­business entrepreneurship. Key Features ..

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Government makes use of Public Finance Management System mandatory for central schemes

Published: October 28, 2017

The Union Government has made use of Public Finance Management System (PFMS) mandatory for all central schemes to ensure that benefits of government schemes reach the last mile. It will help monitor the flow of funds to beneficiaries of different government welfare schemes. So far total of 613 Central Sector Schemes are covered under PFMS having ..

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