PM CARES Fund: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Rs 2000 Crore from PM CARES Fund allocated for 50,000 Made-in-India Ventilators

Published: June 23, 2020

The Government of India on its way to create an AtmaNirbhar Bharat had allocated Rs 2000 crore for 50,000 Made-in-India ventilators. The entire sum of Rs 2000 crore was allocated from PM CARES Fund Trust. These ventilators will be supplied to various government-run COVID hospitals based on priority across the country. To date, a total ..

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COVID-19: Rs 3,100 crores allocated from PM CARES Funds

Published: May 14, 2020

The PM CARES Fund trust was created on March 27, 2020. It was headed by Prime Minister Modi. The other members include Home Minister, Defence Minister and Finance Minister. Ventilators The allocated funds are to be used to buy 50,000 ventilators. The ventilators are to be purchased at a cost of Rs 2,000 cores. These ..

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What is Team Mask Force?

Published: April 22, 2020

The “Team Mask Force” was created by the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India). It features India’s most revered cricketers such as Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Saurav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid. Highlights The Team Mask Force intends to spread awareness of the importance of wearing face masks in public places. Under the initiative, ..

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Ordinance passed for 100% Tax Exemption on donations to PM Cares Fund

Published: April 1, 2020

On March 31, 2020, the Government of India passed an ordinance to allow 100% exemption on donations made on PM Cares Funds. The ordinance has also extended the time limit of direct and indirect tax filings to June 30, 2020. Key Features on Direct Taxes The last date for filing Income Tax returns has been ..

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Tamil Nadu Governor allocates 1 Crore to PM-CARES Fund

Published: March 30, 2020

On March 30, 2020, the Governor of Tamil Nadu Banwarilal Purohit allocated 1 crore rupees to PM Cares Fund and another 1 crore towards the Tamil Nadu CM Public Relief Fund (CMPRF). The funds were released from the Governor’s Discretionary Grant. Highlights In Tamil Nadu, the number of COVID-19 infected cases suddenly increased by 17 ..

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