PM-Kisan: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

PM-KISAN: Government initiated the process to identify illegal beneficiaries

Published: August 26, 2020

The government’s concern over illegal beneficiaries of the PM-KISAN scheme is going to cease very soon as it has decided to identify farmers who are illegally receiving benefits. What is the PM-KISAN scheme? Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi is a government initiative to provide minimum income support of Rs. 6,000 per year. It was announced ..

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Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana extended

Published: July 1, 2020

On June 30, 2020, PM Modi extended the free distribution of food grains scheme under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana till November 2020. Highlights The estimated cost of extension of the programme is Rs 90,000 crores. The extension will provide free food grains to 80 crore people. Free Food Grain Distribution Under Pradhan Mantri Garib ..

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42 Crore Citizens received Financial Aid of Rs 65,454 Crore under PMGKP

Published: June 20, 2020

As per the data provided by the Union Finance Ministry on 20th June 2020,  through Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP), a total of 42 crore citizens across the country have received financial aid of Rs 65,454 crore to date. The amount was distributed in the 3 forms, :(i) Through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) to ..

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India-World Bank: Social Protection Response Programme

Published: May 18, 2020

The World Bank and Government of India have signed agreement of 750 million USD recently. The World Bank has assured 1 billion USD assistance to accelerate India’s COVID-19 Social Protection Response Programme. It aims to protect vulnerable households that are impacted due to COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights The Social Protection Response Programme is to be implemented ..

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PM-KISAN Scheme: 17,793 crores released to 8.89 farmers

Published: April 21, 2020

On April 20, 2020, the Government of India released 17,793 crores of rupees to 8.89 crores of farmers under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme. Highlights The Government has credited the amount in order to help farmers during the lock down. Also, the GoI is distributing free pulses under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana. Under ..

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