Swachh Bharat Mission

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: A World Bank paper has highlighted a concerning trend of declining regular toilet use in rural India since 2018-19, despite significant improvements in toilet access due to the Swachh Bharat Mission – Gramin (SBM-G) launched in 2014-15. While the program led to substantial increases in toilet access …

Kisan Rin Portal

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: Business Standard  Context: The Indian government has launched the “Kisan Rin Portal” as part of the Kisan Credit Card (KCC) scheme to revolutionize the agriculture sector. Additionally, the government launched the Weather Information Network Data Systems (WINDS) portal and initiated a door-to-door KCC campaign.   About Kisan Rin Portal: …

SHREYAS scheme

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB  Context: The “SHREYAS” scheme, consisting of four central sector sub-schemes, has played a significant role in empowering students from Scheduled Castes (SC) and Other Backward Classes (OBC) in India since 2014-15. The sub-schemes are as follows: Free Coaching Scheme for SCs and OBCs Top Class Education for SCs …

AYUSHMAN BHAV CAMPAIGN

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: PIB  Context: The President of India, virtually launched the Ayushman Bhav Campaign, emphasizing its goal of ultimately achieving Universal Health Coverage.    Features: Successful gram panchayats will be declared as Ayushman Gram Panchayats. The campaign aims to facilitate access to Ayushman cards, generate ABHA IDs, and raise awareness about health …

Vidya Samiksha Kendras

   Source: TH   Context: The Ministry of Education is urging states to establish Vidya Samiksha Kendras (VSKs), which are data repositories under the National Digital Education Architecture. These centres will collect data from various educational schemes run by the Ministry of Education, including mid-day meal programs, teacher training, textbook content, school attendance, students’ learning …

PM-DAKSH

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB  Context: The Pradhan Mantri Dakshata Aur Kushalata Sampanna Hitgrahi (PM-DAKSH) Yojana is a Central Sector Scheme launched in 2020-21 with the goal of enhancing the competency levels of specific target groups to make them employable, whether for self-employment or wage-employment, thereby contributing to their socio-economic development. The scheme …

SVAMITVA Scheme

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB  Context: The SVAMITVA Scheme, initiated by the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, has been awarded the prestigious National Award for e-Governance 2023 (Gold) for its innovative use of emerging technologies to provide citizen-centric services. The award was presented at the 26th National Conference on e-Governance (NCeG). The scheme employs …

Project ‘AMBER’

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: PIB  Context: The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), in partnership with Generation India Foundation (GIF) and Amazon Web Services India Private Limited (AWS India), is implementing project AMBER to provide cloud skills training to 1,500 learners.   About Project Amber:  PROJECT AMBER (Accelerated Mission for Better Employment …

PM-WANI

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: IE  Context: The Digital India programme has three main vision areas: digital connectivity, software and services on demand, and digital empowerment of citizens. To achieve this, the creation of inter-operable public Wi-Fi hotspots called PM-WANI (Wi-Fi Access Network Interface) was proposed to provide affordable internet access to the common people, …

VAIBHAV Fellowship Programme  

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: PIB  Context: The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology, is launching the Vaishvik Bhartiya Vaigyanik (VAIBHAV) fellowships program. This program aims to recognize outstanding scientists and technologists of Indian origin residing in other countries (NRI/OCI/PIO) who are engaged in research. The program will award fellowships …

Biotech-KISAN scheme

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: PIB   Context: The Government said that over 1 lakh 60,000 farmers have received benefits during the Biotech-KISAN scheme in the last one year.   About Biotech – KISAN:

The dismal case of slashing schemes and cutting funds

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Indian Economy   Source: The Hindu  Directions: This Editorial article has been taken from the Hindu and it majorly talks about the rationalisation of government schemes. Here we are only providing only important points.   Context:  The Union government has discontinued, subsumed, revamped or rationalised over 50% of existing central government-sponsored …

More than half the funds for POSHAN Abhiyaan are unutilised

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Government intervention   Source: down to earth, PIB  Directions: Important for prelims and mains, can be used as the reason for issues faced by for better delivery of schemes  Context: More than half the funds for POSHAN Abhiyaan unutilised: 4th progress report released by the NITI Aayog Key findings: Utilization of …

MGNREGS

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Government Policies and Interventions   Source: Factly Direction: A few recommendations can be incorporated into your Mains notes. It is an important scheme. Do know basic facts about it.   Context: Parliamentary Standing Committee on Rural Development and Panchayati Raj’ released an action taken report on MGNREGA. The government has accepted …

Union Minister for Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports launches revised schemes of Cash Awards, National Welfare and Pension to sportspersons

 GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of society, mechanism, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these schemes etc   Context: Union Minister for Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, launched revised schemes of Cash Awards, National Welfare and Pension to sportspersons, Web Portal for Schemes of Department …