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

Agriculture Ministry unveils model APMC Act

Published: April 25, 2017

In order to give more freedom to farmers to sell their produce, the agriculture ministry has unveiled “The State/UT Agricultural Produce and Livestocks Marketing (promotion and facilitation) Act, 2017” which has defined each state/UT as a single unified market area. The draft law is proposed to overhaul the existing laws. So far 26 states and ..

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Cows to have Aadhaar like ID

Published: April 25, 2017

The central government has informed the Supreme Court that it intends to provide unique identification number for cows as suggested by an expert committee to track cattle and prevent their trafficking. According to the August 2016 report submitted by the committee constituted by the home ministry, the unique ID will have the details like cattle’s ..

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One crore assets geotagged under GeoMGNREGA initiative

Published: April 22, 2017

MGNREGA has reached a major milestone by geotagging one crore assets created under it. The geotagged assets have been put in public domain. The scale of assets created under MGNREGA is massive and is estimated to be about 2.82 crore assets since the financial year 2006-07. On an average, it works out to a creation of ..

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Government launches programme for capacity building of Elected Women Representatives (EWRs) of Panchayats

Published: April 17, 2017

The Ministry of Women and Child Development in collaboration with the Ministry of Panchayati Raj has launched a nationwide programme for capacity building of Elected Women Representatives (EWRs) of Panchayats and a training program for Trainers of women panchayat leaders at Ranchi, Jharkhand. The Ministry of Women and Child Development has launched the programme representatives ..

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Government covers 14 SC, ST, OBC and DNT scholarship schemes under Digital Payments

Published: April 17, 2017

The Government has stated that 14 scholarship schemes for Scheduled Castes and Other Backward Classes (OBCs) / Denotified, Nomadic and Semi-nomadic Tribes (DNTs) students come under Digital Payments Initiatives. This is expected to benefit 3.54 crore students across the country. As per the modalities of this initiative, all scholarship amount will be deposited in the ..

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