Self-Help Groups: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Andhra Pradesh Launches YSR Zero Interest Loan Scheme

Published: April 28, 2020

The Andhra Pradesh government recently re-launched the YSR Zero Interest Loan Scheme for women SHGs in times of the COVID-19 crisis. About the Scheme The YSR Zero Interest Loan Scheme seeks to provide bank loans at a 0% interest rate to women self help groups in the state. 1,400 crore INR has already been credited ..

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Odisha CM launches ‘Jal Sathi’ initiative

Published: December 20, 2019

The Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik launched the initiative ‘Jal Sathi’ on Wednesday, 18th December 2019 under which for consumer management and water distribution, women from self-help groups(SHGs) will be employed that will also lead to women empowerment in the state. The Chief Minister at the launch event said that the initiative will provide ..

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Labour Ministry is celebrating Pension Week

Published: December 3, 2019

The Labor Ministry is celebrating pension week from November 30, 2019 to December 6, 2019 in order to increase enrolments under National Pension Scheme (NPS) for traders and Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan (PM-SYM). The aim of the celebration is to enroll 1 crore beneficiaries under PMSYM and 50 lakh beneficiaries under NPS-traders. Highlights The ..

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India International Trade Fair Begins

Published: November 13, 2019

The 39th India International Trade Fair is to begin in New Delhi on November 14, 2019. Around 25,000 people are expected to visit the fair. Theme: “Ease of Doing Business” The theme is inspired from India’s 63rd rank in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business. Highlights The Fair is to serve as a convergence ..

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India’s First Garbage Café to open in Chhattisgarh

Published: September 1, 2019

India’s first ‘Garbage Café’ will soon be opened in Ambikapur city in north Chhattisgarh. It is initiative of Ambikapur municipal corporation. It aims to make Ambikar city plastic-free. India’s first ‘Garbage Café In this unique Café, poor people and rag pickers will get free food in exchange for one kilogram of plastic. Besides they will ..

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