Punjab Government Current Affairs, GK & News

Punjab to launch scheme to distribute smartphones

The Punjab government has decided to start distribution of smartphones to students free of cost, on August 12. In order to avert any kind of large gatherings, the government has decided to launch the scheme at 26 different locations in Chandigarh and Punjab. All the district headquarters and also some major towns will be covered ..

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Punjab to Provide Plasma to the Private Hospitals

The Punjab Government has decided to provide plasma to private hospitals as well from its plasma bank at a cost of Rs 20000 per unit. It is part of the ‘Mission Fateh’ being carried out in Punjab in order to combat the deadly COVID 19 infection in the state. Since the inception of the government ..

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Rs 2130 Crores Worth of Water Supply Projects Sanctioned in Punjab

The Punjab Government has sanctioned two water supply projects in the state for $285 million or approximately Rs 2130 crores. The project, being aided by World Bank, is aimed for the supply of water in Amritsar and Ludhiana in the state. The meeting of the cabinet approving the decision was chaired by the Chief Minister ..

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Ordinance on Water Issues

The Punjab Government approved the legislation of “The Punjab Water Resources (Management and Regulation) Ordinance 2019”. This has come against the backdrop of Overutilization of groundwater for the purpose of agriculture and other requirements. Another cause is due to urbanization and industrialization of the area. This problem has affected the creatures and people living in ..

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Punjab govt. launches ‘Mahatma Gandhi Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana’ health insurance scheme

State government of Punjab launched a mega health insurance scheme title ‘Mahatma Gandhi Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana’ (MGSSBY) for poor by clubbing Centre’s Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) plan with its own. The PMJAY was unveiled in September 2018 by the Centre and kept on hold so far by Punjab government. The scheme was ..

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