Page-2 of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana Current Affairs, GK & News

Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana completes 4 years of success

The Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana was launched in May 2016. The scheme has successfully completed four years of its implementation. Highlights The scheme has so far helped more than 8 crore families. Around Rs 8,432 crores have been transferred through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) under the scheme. In order to mark the success, on May ..

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PM-KISAN Scheme: Rs 18,517 crores released

On May 14, 2020, the Agriculture Ministry released Rs 18,517 crores under PM-KISAN scheme. This will help benefit 9.25 crores of families. Highlights The Government of India has so far released Rs 18,517 crores under PM-KISAN scheme since the lock down. The funds were released as a part of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana. ..

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AIIB approves 500 million USD for India

On May 8, 2020, the AIIB (Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank) approved 500 million USD to COVID-19 to India. The funds were aimed to scale up the containment efforts and strengthen the health system. This will help manage future outbreaks. Highlights The funds are to be used for Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Project. The ..

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Massive Exercise to supply pulses and food grains to 80 crore people

On May 8, 2020, Union Minister for Food and Public Distribution Shri Ram Vilas Paswan announced that NAFED (National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Limited) is to provide free pulses for three months to more than 19.5 crore households for three months. Highlights On one side, the GoI is undergoing the procurement process on ..

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CMIE: Unemployment rate climbs to 27.1%

On May 5, 2020, the Centre for Monitoring of Indian Economy released unemployment data. According to the data, 121.5 million are without works. Highlights The data says that 91,3 million daily wage labourers were out of their jobs due to COVID-19 crisis. Also, 18.2 million entrepreneurs are without work as there are lack of labourers. ..

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