Pradhan Mantri Shram-Yogi Maandhan Yojana

Context: The scheme announced in the Budget 2019 has proposed to launch the scheme for the unorganised sector workers with monthly income upto Rs 15,000. The Government will deposit equal matching share in the pension account of the worker every month. It is expected that at least 10 crore labourers Read More …

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi

Context: The Government is launching the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) to provide an assured income support to the small and marginal farmers,  About Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Under this programme, vulnerable landholding farmer families, having cultivable land upto 2 hectares, will be provided direct income support at the Read More …

Parivesh

Context:  An ambitious web-based single-window system ‘Parivesh’ will be rolled-out at state levels by January 15, bringing an end to the clearance nightmare for entrepreneurs. The automated system for submission, clearance and monitoring has already been implemented at the Central level. About it: It is an environmental single window hub Read More …

National Pension System

The Central Government has introduced the National Pension System (NPS) with effect from January 01, 2004 (except for armed forces). NPS is being implemented and regulated by Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority in the country. National Pension System Trust (NPST) established by PFRDA is the registered owner of all assets under NPS. NPS is Read More …

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana

Under Skill India Mission, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship is implementing a flagship scheme known as Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) with an objective to provide skilling to one crore people under Short Term Training (STT), Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Special Project (SP) across the country Read More …

Minimum Pension

As regards Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS), 1995, a minimum pension of Rs. 1,000/- per month has been prescribed with effect from 01.09.2014 for the pensioners under Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS), 1995. In the case of Atal Pension Yojana (APY), depending upon the pension plan selected, each subscriber under APY shall receive Read More …

Unnat Bharat Abhiyan

Context: The Government has launched Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA) on 11th November, 2014. In this initial phase of “Unnat Bharat Abhiyan” 143 Institutes were selected on challenge mode. Subsequently UBA 2.0 has been launched on 25th April, 2018 and till now 1832 institutes are part of UBA. About UBA: Unnat Bharat Read More …

e-Education in the country

The key e-Learning Projects being run by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) are as follows: ICT in Education Curricula for School system: ICT in Education Curricula for students, teachers and teacher educators has been developed at the national level and being implemented across the country. 805 MRPs/ KRPs Read More …

Scholarship Schemes for North-East Students

Ishan Vikas and Ishan Uday schemes are being implemented for the students of North Eastern region. Ishan Vikas: coordinated by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati and under the programme, selected school children from North Eastern States  are  brought in close contact with the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs), Indian Read More …

IMPRESS scheme

Context: The Government has approved “Revitalising Infrastructure and Systems in Education by 2022”, as per which the scope of institutions to be funded through Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) has been enlarged to encompass School Education and Medical Education institutions, apart from Higher Education.  The Government of India, in August Read More …