KEY TO BUDGET DOCUMENTS (BUDGET 2018-2019)

Annual Financial Statement (AFS) The Annual Financial Statement (AFS), the document as provided under Article 112, shows the estimated receipts and expenditure of the Government of India for 2018-19 in relation to estimates for 2017-18 as also actual expenditure for the year 2016-17. The receipts and disbursements are shown under three parts Read More …

World Wetlands Day

Context: The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) in collaboration with Department of Forests, Assam government is organising the national-level celebration of World Wetlands Day (WWD), 2018 at Deepor Beel, a Ramsar Site in Guwahati, today. The 2018 theme ‘Wetlands for a sustainable urban future’ marks the role of healthy wetlands Read More …

What is ‘Modicare’ and how will it affect you?

Context: The Union Budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on February 1, saw the unveiling of a mega healthcare project that is being touted as the world’s largest such scheme, in both extent, and expense. The National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS), which has been dubbed ‘Modicare’ by Mr. Jaitley, Read More …

Ayushman Bharat programme

National Health Protection Scheme to provide hospitalisation cover to over 10 crore poor and vulnerable families News Summary: • The Government announced two major initiatives in health sector, as part of Ayushman Bharat programme.  • ‎This is aimed at making path breaking interventions to address health holistically, in primary, secondary Read More …