Senior Citizens Current Affairs, GK & News

Elder Line 14567- Key Facts

Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment has launched India’s First Pan-India helpline for Senior Citizens, called “Elder Line” having a Toll-Free No. 14567. This line will extend support to senior citizens in the challenges and problems they face. Highlights Elder Line will help senior citizens in providing free information and guidance on pension issues, legal ..

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Senior Care Ageing Growth Engine (SAGE) Project

Social Justice and Empowerment Minister, Thaawar chand Gehlot, will launch Senior care Ageing Growth Engine or SAGE project on June 4, 2021. What is SAGE project? SAGE project will be launched to select, support and create “one-stop access” of elderly care products and services provided by credible start-ups. Project was formulated following the recommendations of ..

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Panchvati Yojana launched

The Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur recently launched the Panchvati Yojana for senior citizens in the rural areas of the state. Around 100 parks are to be developed in the state under the scheme. The scheme aims to help the senior citizens spend their leisure time in these gardens and parks. Key Features ..

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Food Processing Industries to remain open during extended Lock Down

On April 21, 2020, Government of India announced that food processing industries, caregivers of senior citizens and prepaid mobile charging units are to remain open during extended lock down. Highlights The Ministry of Home Affairs recently issued guidelines for the categories to remain open during extended lock down. According to the guidelines, the states were ..

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PM Modi launches “Saptapadi” to fight against COVID-19

On April 14, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched “Saptapdi” to fight against COVID-19. Saptapadi is seven mantras to fight against the virus. Highlights PM Modi extended the lock down till May 3, 2020. This has been done after demarcating the country into red, orange and green zones based on the spread of the virus. ..

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