Permanent Residency Status Scheme

Context: Recent report by the government shows that even after two years after it was launched, the Permanent Residency Status (PRS) scheme providing a host of facilities for foreigners who invest at least ₹10 crore under the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) route has not found a single applicant. About the Read More …

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana or Ujjwala Scheme

Context: Prime Minister’s initiative to provide a shield to women and children from smoke, the Ujjwala Scheme, has been much admired in the new WHO pollution report. “Countries are taking measures to tackle and reduce air pollution from particulate matter. For example, in just two years, India’s Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Read More …

Swachh Bharat Mission launched GOBAR-DHAN scheme

Context: Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation launched the GOBAR (Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources – DHAN scheme at the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) Auditorium, Karnal in Haryana. Other details: The scheme aims to positively impact village cleanliness and generate wealth and energy from cattle and organic waste. The Read More …

Visiting Advanced Joint Research Faculty Scheme

The Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), a Statutory body of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) has recently launched a ‘Visiting Advanced Joint Research (VAJRA) Faculty Scheme’ to connect the Indian academic and research and development (R&D) systems to the best of global science and scientists for a Read More …

National Council on Nutrition & National Nutrition Mission

National Council on Nutrition: The Government has recently approved the setting up of new National Nutrition Mission (NNM) to address the problem of malnutrition in the country. There is a provision for setting up of a National Council on India’s Nutritional Challenges under the Chairmanship of Vice-Chairman NITI Aayog.  The Council Read More …

Van Dhan Scheme

The Prime Minister of India launched the Van Dhan Scheme of Ministry of Tribal Affairs and TRIFED on 14th April, 2018 during the celebrations of Ambedkar Jayanti at Bijapur, Chattisgarh.  Emphasizing the important role of value addition in increasing tribal incomes, he stated that Van Dhan, Jan Dhan and Gobar-Dhan Read More …

Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS)

Context: The Reserve Bank has tightened reporting norms for the Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS). Now banks will be required to upload daily transaction-wise information undertaken by them under LRS. Other details: The Reserve Bank on Thursday tightened reporting norms for the Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS) under which an individual can transfer up to USD Read More …