Current Affairs Government Schemes

  Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers launched the Phase-II of the Direct Benefit Transfer of Fertilizer Subsidy. DBT in fertilizer subsidy is a step in the direction of bringing ease of living in the lives of farmers through use of modern technology and plugging leakages, pilferages and black marketing.
Source: The Press Trust of India

 The Reserve Bank of India has set up a working group to review the regulatory and supervisory framework for core investment companies (CIC). The group will be headed by Tapan Ray, non-executive chairman, Central Bank of India. The panel will examine the current regulatory framework for CICs in terms of adequacy, efficacy and effectiveness.
Source: The Hindu

 Prime minister has constituted a high powered committee of chief ministers for transforming Indian agriculture and raising farmers’ income. Maharashtra chief minister will be the convenor of the committee. The committee has been asked to submit its report within two months.
The other members of the committee include:
  • H.D. Kumaraswamy, Chief Minister, Karnataka
  • Manohar Lal Khattar, Chief Minister, Haryana
  • Pema Khandu, Chief Minster, Arunachal Pradesh
  • Vijay Rupani, Chief Minster, Gujarat
  • Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh
  • Kamal Nath, Chief Minister, Madhya Pradesh
  • Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister, Agriculture Rural Development and Panchyati Raj.
  • NITI Aayog member Ramesh Chand will be the member secretary of the committee.
Source: The Live Mint

  University Grants Commission has approved a ‘Scheme for Trans-disciplinary Research for India’s Developing Economy’ to boost research culture in India. It will provide support to research projects that are socially relevant, locally need-based, nationally important and globally significant. An Advisory Committee has been set up by the UGC under the chairmanship of Prof Bhushan Patwardhan to oversee the entire scheme.
Objectives of STRIDE:
  • To identify young talent, strengthen research culture, build capacity, promote innovation and support trans disciplinary research for India’s developing economy and national development.
  • To fund multi institutional network high impact research projects in humanities and human sciences.
Source: The Press Information Bureau

The Minister of State for Tribal Affairs launched the following campaigns for the Tribes of India in New Delhi:
  • ‘Go Tribal Campaign’ of Tribes India launched to promote the use of tribal handicrafts, handicrafts and natural products.
  • ‘Tribes India’ launched globally through Amazon Global Selling to step up Exports of Tribal Products.
Source: The Press Information Bureau

  ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ scheme will be available across the country from July 1, 2020. The scheme will allow portability of food security benefits according to which the poor migrant workers will be able to buy subsidised rice and wheat from any ration shop in the country as long as their ration cards are linked to Aadhaar.
Source: The Hindu

  The GoI has reduced interest rates for small savings schemes by 10 basis points for the July-September quarter of the 2019-20 financial year. Some schemes that will fetch lower interest rates are Kisan Vikas Patra (7.6%), Public Provident Fund (7.9%), Sukanya Samriddhi Account (8.4%).
Source: The Live Mint

  Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced an annual financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh to “loktantra senanis” or their spouse. Under this, they will be provided treatment at private or government hospitals. The term “emergency victim” on their identity cards would be replaced with “loktantra senani”. “Loktantra senanis” are those people who were imprisoned during the 1975-77Emergency under preventive detention laws.
Source: The Business Standard

  Samagra Shiksha, an Integrated Scheme for School Education has been launched by Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development. Self Defence training will be imparted to girls of class VI to XII belonging to Government Schools to ensure their safety and security.
Source: The Press Information Bureau

  A Standing Group of Secretaries (GoS) has been constituted on e-Commerce by Ministry of Commerce and Industry. GoS under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) is constituted to ensure inter-ministerial/inter-departmental coordination on resolving issues, cutting across Ministries and Departments of Government of India in e-Commerce.
Source: The Hindu


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