Programmes

National Nutrition Mission

5/12/2017 | Social Issues | Health

Union cabinet has approved setting up of National Nutrition Mission (NNM) with a three year budget of Rs.9046.17 crore commencing from 2017-18. Featur ...

Sustainable Action for Transforming Human capital

3/12/2017 | Social Issues | Health

NITI Aayog’s prescription for the State — to bring private sector players in a big way into the functioning of public hospitals in districts — has bee ...

SAUBHAGYA Scheme

30/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

The Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (SAUBHAGYA) has been launched in Manipur. A total of approximately 1.75 lakh households (1.62 lakh rura ...

India Hypertension Management Initiative (IHMI)

29/11/2017 | Social Issues | Health

The India Hypertension Management Initiative (IHMI) is a collaborative project of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Ministry of Health and Fa ...

Umang app

28/11/2017 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

The government has launched a new all-in-one application called Umang which offers 100+ center and state government services under a one-single platfo ...

Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS)

28/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

The government has doubled the incentive for exporters of garments and made-ups under the Merchandise Export from India Scheme (MEIS) to support decli ...

Center of Excellence in Maritime and Ship Building (CEMS)

25/11/2017 | Geography | Infrastructure

Center of Excellence in Maritime and Ship Building (CEMS) is being set up by Ministry of Shipping in collaboration with Siemens and Indian Register of ...

Swachh Iconic Places

24/11/2017 | Social Issues | Sanitation

A two day National Consultation of Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) under Swachh Bharat Mission was held in New Delhi. Representatives from 20 Iconic Sites ...

Sub-schemes under “Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS)”

22/11/2017 | Social Issues | Health

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its approval for continuation of Anganwadi Services, Scheme for Adolescent Girls, Child Protection ...

‘Saubhagya’ Web-Portal

20/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | Rural Development

The government has launched the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana – ‘Saubhagya’ Web Portal. About Saubhagya Portal: The Saubhagya Dashboard i ...

Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat

19/11/2017 | Culture of India | Culture

Under ‘Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat’ Yojana, Madhya Pradesh has been made partner of Manipur and Nagaland. Objectives of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat: To ...

Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP)

14/11/2017 | Geography | Transport

The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has awarded a contract for technical support services for the Multi-Modal Terminal at Haldia and new Na ...

Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT)

13/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | Poverty

A comprehensive review of the delivery of its 461 schemes by the Centre showed that there has been a saving of Rs 1,557 crore due to implementation of ...

Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana

6/11/2017 | Social Issues | Education

The government has launched a Pan India scholarship program for school children called Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana to increase the reach of Philately. Ab ...

Increase in domestic budget for fight against tuberculosis

4/11/2017 | Social Issues | Health

According to a report from the World Health Organisation (WHO), India’s domestic budget for fighting tuberculosis showed a dramatic jump from about ?7 ...

Adopt a Heritage Scheme

30/10/2017 | Culture of India | Architecture

Seven shortlisted companies were given ‘Letters of Intent’ for fourteen monuments under ‘Adopt a Heritage Scheme’ of Ministry of Tourism at the closin ...

SAATHI

29/10/2017 | Geography | Industry

The Ministry of Power along with the Ministry of Textiles have launched its new initiative named Sustainable and Accelerated Adoption of efficient Tex ...

Start-up Programmes for entrepreneurs in Oil and Gas sector

27/10/2017 | Economic Affairs | Unemployment

The oil and gas PSUs have setup venture capital funds to encourage start-ups based on innovative ideas in the energy sector. Start-ups in the oil and ...

India’s first Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK)

25/10/2017 | Governance Issues | Skill Development

India’s first Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) has been set up under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana by National Skill Development Corporation ...

Universal social security plan

19/10/2017 | Social Issues | Social security

The government has drafted Rs 1.2 lakh crore plan to provide universal social security coverage for the poorest fifth of the country as part of a bigg ...

Sampoorna Bima Gram Yojana

18/10/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial Inclusion

Government has launched Sampoorna Bima Gram (SBG) Yojana and expanded the coverage of Postal Life Insurance (PLI). With this, apart from government em ...

APY subscribers to touch 1 crore: Finance Ministry

17/10/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial Inclusion

According to Finance ministry, subscriber base of Atal Pension Yojana (APY), a guaranteed pension scheme for unorganised sector, is expected to increa ...

SANKALP & STRIVE Schemes to boost Skill India Mission

15/10/2017 | Economic Affairs | Skill Development

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved two new World Bank supported schemes of Rs. 6,655 crore - Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awar ...

Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI)

12/10/2017 | Social Issues | Health

Prime Minister of India has launched the Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) at Vadnagar in Gujarat. Through this programme, Government of India ai ...

Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) is in poor health

12/10/2017 | Social Issues | Health

Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) was launched eight years ago with the main objectives to provide financial coverage (or risk protection) by redu ...

Mudra Yojana promotions

7/10/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial Inclusion

The government has launched promotion campaigns for its flagship scheme Mudra Yojana. 50 promotion campaigns will be organised in different parts of t ...

Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhayay Vigyan Gram Sankul Pariyojana

28/9/2017 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

The government has launched “Pt Deen Dayal Upadhayay Vigyan Gram Sankul Pariyojana” which will experiment and endeavour to formulate and implement app ...

SATH- Sustainable Action for Transforming Human Capital

28/9/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Sustainable Development

SATH- Sustainable Action for Transforming Human Capital, a joint initiative of Government of Assam and NITI Aayog, has been launched. The programme ai ...

Pradhan Mantri LPG Panchayat

26/9/2017 | Economic Affairs | Energy

The Central government has launched a country-wide LPG Panchayat as a backup to the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana to distribute LPG connections among ...

Bharat ke Kaushalzaade and Kaushal Panjee

25/9/2017 | Economic Affairs | Rural Development

Rural Skills Division, Ministry of Rural Development has organized ‘Bharat ke Kaushalzaade’, an event honouring beneficiaries of its key skilling prog ...

Zero hunger program

22/9/2017 | Economic Affairs | Poverty

Three districts – Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, Koraput in Odisha and Thane in Maharashtra – will initiate India’s ambitious ‘Zero Hunger’ programme thr ...

Cabinet approves Extension of time period of Udaan

21/9/2017 | Economic Affairs | Unemployment

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Home Affairs for extension of time period of the Scheme "Specia ...

Khelo India programme

20/9/2017 | Governance Issues | Sports

The Union Cabinet has approved the revamped Khelo India programme at a cost of Rs.1,756 crore for the period 2017-18 to 2019-20. This marks a watershe ...

Gaon ki Ore campaign

19/9/2017 | Geography | Industry

Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL), is running a nation-wide campaign SAIL steel – Gaon ki ore which is aimed at boosting steel consumption in count ...

FAME-India scheme

11/9/2017 | Geography | Transport

The centre is considering the extension of FAME- India scheme to promote electric and hybrid vehicles by another six months. The scheme’s phase-I was ...

UJALA scheme launched in Melaka, Malaysia

10/9/2017 | Economic Affairs | Growth and development

Energy Efficiency Services Limited ( EESL) , under Ministry of Power, Government of India has launched UJALA (Unnat Jyoti by Affordable Lighting for A ...

Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana

4/9/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The government has released the Guidelines of Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana. This scheme is implemented by the Ministry of Women & Child Develop ...

Rohingyas

4/9/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

According to United Nation, in the last ten days, 87,000 Rohingya refugees have entered Bangladesh from Myanmar taking the total number of Rohingyas w ...

Atal Pension Yojana (APY)

2/9/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial Inclusion

The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) through its ‘One Nation One Pension’ Mobilization Campaign has sourced approximately 3.0 ...

UDAN 2

27/8/2017 | Economic Affairs | Transport

The civil aviation ministry has relaxed the norms for its flagship regional flying scheme called UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) to allow for greater co ...

Mentor India Campaign

27/8/2017 | Economic Affairs | Industry

NITI Aayog is all set to launch the Mentor India Campaign, a strategic nation building initiative to engage leaders who can guide and mentor students ...

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana

25/8/2017 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

The Cabinet Committee on Economic has approved the renaming of the new Central Sector Scheme - SAMPADA (Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Developm ...

Long Term Irrigation Fund

19/8/2017 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

Union Cabinet has approved raising Extra Budgetary Resources (EBR) by Rs 9,020 crore for Long Term Irrigation Fund (LTIF) for year 2018-19 through iss ...

GST composition scheme

2/8/2017 | Economic Affairs | Tax System

The composition scheme is an alternative method of levy of tax designed for small taxpayers whose turnover is up to Rs 75 lakh — Rs 50 lakh in the cas ...

National Mission for Clean Ganga

2/8/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The Executive Committee of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has approved seven projects worth Rs 425 crore in the sector of sewage infrastructu ...

Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana

23/7/2017 | Economic Affairs | Poverty

The Ministry of Rural Development is all set to launch a new sub-scheme under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRL ...

Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY)

22/7/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

PMVVY is a Pension Scheme announced by the Government of India exclusively for the senior citizens aged 60 years and above which is available from 4th ...

New Programme launched by Indian Railways

14/7/2017 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

Railway ministry has launched various initiatives to bring entire Railway system on Integrated digital platform. RailCloud Cloud Computing is the emer ...

e-Education

11/7/2017 | Social Issues | Education

President Pranab Mukherjee on the occasion of Guru Purnima launched four major digital initiatives in to push e-education. They are Swayam, Swayam Pra ...

PM’s crop insurance scheme

11/7/2017 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

Supreme Court has given the central government six months’ time to demonstrate the gains of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana on the ground level. Expr ...

JIGYASA

9/7/2017 | Social Issues | Education

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has launched a student-scientist connect programme 'JIGYASA' in collaboration with Kendriya Vidy ...

Global Entry programme

4/7/2017 | India and the world | Indo US

The United States of America has started rolling out for Indian citizens its Global Entry programme which allows for expedited clearance of pre-approv ...

National Biopharma Mission

2/7/2017 | Science Affairs | Health

In order to accelerate discovery research to early development for biopharmaceutical, ministry of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Environment, ...

Kanyashree Scheme

1/7/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The West Bengal government is among the winners to receive the prestigious UN Public Service Award for its initiative to combat child marriage and ens ...

Municipal bonds programme

29/6/2017 | Geography | Urbanisation

To finance its 24×7 water supply project, the Pune Municipal Corporation has launched India’s biggest municipal bonds programme. The project looks to ...

Uttarakhand and Haryana declared 4th and 5th ODF States

29/6/2017 | Governance Issues | Sanitation

Under the Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin (SBM-G), rural Uttarakhand and rural Haryana have declared themselves as the 4th and 5th Open Defecation Free ( ...

Thirty more Smart Cities

27/6/2017 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

Thirty more cities from across the country have been added to the Centre’s Smart Cities Mission, with a proposed investment of Rs.57,393 crore in vari ...

VAJRA (Visiting Advanced Joint Research Faculty’) scheme

26/6/2017 | Social Issues | Education

In a bid to bring together the Indian scientists abroad and India-based researchers for conducting joint researches in India, the Department of Scienc ...

National Mission on Cultural Mapping of India

21/6/2017 | Culture of India | Culture

In the year of commemoration of the birth centenary of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay, Ministry of Culture, Government of India has launched the implement ...

Interest Subvention to banks on Short-Term crop loan to farmers

18/6/2017 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

The government has approved the Interest Subvention Scheme (ISS) for farmers for the year 2017-18. The salient features of the scheme are as follows: ...

Tele-Law

15/6/2017 | Indian Polity | Legal issues

In a path-breaking move to empower marginalised sections in rural India, the Union Government has launched the Tele-Law scheme. Under this, 1,000 trai ...

Inclusive India Initiative

14/6/2017 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The National Trust under Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment in collaboration with key partners organised the conference “Inclusive India Initiat ...

Street Light National Programme

9/6/2017 | Geography | Energy

Government of India, through the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) under the Ministry of Power, would be retrofitting 10 lakh conventional str ...

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao: No Cash transfer component

4/6/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme has no provision for individual cash transfer component by Government of India. Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme focuses ...

Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY)

27/5/2017 | Government Policy and programmes | Health

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for establishment of new AIIMS at Kamrup (North Guwahati Revenue circle). The cost of the project is Rs.1123 ...

Action plan for Pampa conservation

25/5/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

A seven-point action plan for the conservation of pampa has been chalked out. The document, named Pampa Declaration, delineates a comprehensive plan t ...

Cabinet approves Pan-India implementation of Maternity Benefit Program

21/5/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to Pan-India implementation of Maternity Benefit Program which now has been extended to all districts of the ...

Indian mission adopt UJALA scheme in UK

20/5/2017 | India and the world | Indo Europe

The Indian High Commission in London along with Vedanta Group will be among the first to adopt India’s UJALA scheme of replacing all their old lamps w ...

Pradhan mantri gram sadak yojana

19/5/2017 | Economic Affairs | Rural Development

The Centre will soon begin work on a Rs. 11,000-crore project to provide road connectivity to 44 Naxal-affected districts, including Sukma in Chhattis ...

Anti-pneumonia vaccine as part of Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP)

17/5/2017 | Science Affairs | Health

India has rolled out anti-pneumonia vaccine as part of the government’s Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP). The vaccine will protect children agai ...

eVIN Project

5/5/2017 | Social Issues | Health

India’s electronic vaccine intelligence network project also known as eVIN project has got the attention of five countries. Philippines, Indonesia, Ba ...

SAMPADA (Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters)

4/5/2017 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

The government has approved a new Rs6,000 crore central scheme ‘SAMPADA’ for the 2016-20 period with an aim to boost processing of marine and agricult ...

One IP- Two Dispensaries scheme And Aadhaar based Online Claim Submission scheme

3/5/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

Minister of State (I/C) for Labour and Employment has launched two schemes “One IP- Two Dispensaries” and “Aadhaar based Online Claim Submission” on t ...

Employment under PMEGP falls 9.5%

3/5/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

According to a study conducted by ASSOCHAM job opportunities under the Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) fell over 9.5% year-on ...

Recent Initiatives by the Government for urban rejuvenation

30/4/2017 | Geography | Urbanisation

The Fourteenth Finance Commission (FFC) has increased the grant to ULBs for 2015-2020 by 277 per cent. With the higher devolution of taxes to the stat ...

One Crore MGNREGA assets geotagged

23/4/2017 | Economic Affairs | Rural Development

Mahatma Gandhi NREGS has reached a new milestone by geotagging one Crore assets and putting them in public domain. Since the inception of the programm ...

SAUNI Yojana

22/4/2017 | Geography | Infrastructure

Phase I of SAUNI (Saurashtra Narmada Avtaran Irrigation) project was recently dedicated to the Nation. This is the second milestone in the Rs 12,000 c ...

Ultra Mega Solar Power Project

21/4/2017 | Geography | Energy

Madhya Pradesh government has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to supply 24% of electricity genera ...

Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) app and portal

21/4/2017 | Social Issues | Education

Union Minister of Human Resource Development has launched the unique portal and mobile app of Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), a body under ...

Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana

13/4/2017 | Geography | Human Aspects

The Union Cabinet has approved closure of the Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana (MGPSY) which was set up in 2012 to address the social security-r ...

Geotagging of assets created under RKVY

8/4/2017 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

The government has proposed to prepare inventory of the assets created in the last one decade (2007-2017) under RKVY through Geotagging technique. Nat ...

No of beneficiaries under Ujjwala Yojana crosses 2 cr mark

5/4/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The number of beneficiaries of PM Ujjwala Yojana for providing LPG connections to BPL households has crossed 2 crore mark in less than a year. About P ...

South Asia Sub regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) program

3/4/2017 | International Affairs | Asia

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a total of nine projects costing $2.42 billion as part of the Operational Plan (OP) 2016-2025 of the Sou ...

India’s temperature rose by 0.60 degree over last 110 years

31/3/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Climate

According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) all India mean temperatures have risen nearly 0.60 degree Celsius over the last 110 years. IMD ...

Soil Health Cards

31/3/2017 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

According to Indian government so far against the target of 14 crore cards distribution, 6 crore cards have been distributed and remaining cards are u ...

Uttarakhand Health Systems Development Project

29/3/2017 | Social Issues | Health

A financing agreement for IDA credit of US$ 100m for the “Uttarakhand Health Systems Development Project” was signed with the World Bank. The objectiv ...

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana

26/3/2017 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

“Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana”, a ‘Scheme for providing Physical Aids and Assisted-living Devices for Senior citizens belonging to BPL category’ will be ...

National Hydrology Project

20/3/2017 | Geography | Disasters

The World Bank has approved $175 million for India’s ambitious National Hydrology Project to improve its ability to forecast floods and reduce vulnera ...

Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES)

18/3/2017 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

The government has launched the Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES). The Scheme is focussed on addressing the needs of the exporters. About ...

Project on Ornamental Fisheries

13/3/2017 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, has envisaged a program to unlock the country ...

Jal Kranti Abhiyan

9/3/2017 | Geography | irrigation

National conference on Jal Kranti Abhiyan was recently held in Delhi. This conference was organized by Ministry of Water Resources, River Development ...

Aadhaar and midday meal Scheme

8/3/2017 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

Govt has linked Aadhaar to school midday meals, among several other schemes. About mid day meal Scheme: The Mid-day Meal Scheme (MDMS) is the largest ...

‘Tejaswini’ project

1/3/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Union Government has signed a Financing Agreement with World Bank for International Development Association (IDA ) credit of $63 million for the T ...

Development of Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects

27/2/2017 | Economic Affairs | Energy

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the enhancement of capacity from 20,000 MW to 40,000 MW of the Scheme for Development of Solar ...

HRIDAY

25/2/2017 | Culture of India | Culture

Ministry of Urban Development has approved development of 6 km long Bet Dwarka Darshan Circuit in Gujarat at a cost of Rs.16.27 cr under the Central S ...

Cloud Seeding Programme

19/2/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Climate

Maharashtra Government has approved Rs. 250 crore Cloud Seeding Programme during 2017 monsoon season to produce sufficient rain. Under this programme, ...

Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan

11/2/2017 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

The Union Cabinet has approved ‘Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan’ (PMGDISHA) to make 6 crore rural households digitally literate. Main ...

Aadhaar card is mandatory for PDS

11/2/2017 | Economic Affairs | Food Management

In a significant step to reform the Public Distribution System (PDS), the government has made Aadhar card mandatory for receiving subsidised foodgrain ...

Universal Immunisation Programme

24/1/2017 | Government Policy and programmes | Health

The basket of vaccines in India’s Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP) was static for many years — until the entry of the Pentavalent [which protect ...

ShaGun

20/1/2017 | Social Issues | Education

To put an innovative progress in elementary education sector of the country by continuous monitoring of the flagship scheme - Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (S ...

Measles-rubella vaccine

14/1/2017 | Science Affairs | Health

Measles-rubella vaccine (MR) vaccine is all set to be introduced from February, 2017 in five states and Union territories as a part of the basket of p ...

Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana

13/1/2017 | Governance Issues | Skill Development

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the sidelines of the 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention, has announced a scheme to skill Indian youth seeking jo ...

Japan to assist in making Chennai, Ahmedabad and Varanasi Smart Cities

8/1/2017 | Geography | Urbanisation

Japan has decided to be associated with the development of Chennai, Ahmedabad and Varanasi as smart cities. So far, leading countries have come forwar ...

Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme

6/1/2017 | Economic Affairs | Industry

The commerce and industry ministry is not in favour of extending concessions to US-based iPhone maker Apple for setting up manufacturing unit in India ...

New Projects under Namami Gange Programme

5/1/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

New projects under Namami Gange programme in Haridwar and Varanasi have been approved by National Mission for Clean Ganga. In Haridwar, 68 MLD sewage ...

AIRIA ties up with Tripura University for imparting rubber technology programmes

2/1/2017 | Economic Affairs | Industry

The All Indian Rubber Industries Association (AIRIA), the apex body of Rs 75000 crore rubber industries in India, has joined hands with Tripura Univer ...

Government meets PMUY targets

2/1/2017 | Governance Issues | Governance

The government has met the 1.5 crore target for LPG connections to be added in this financial year under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY). Wit ...

Swachh Swasth Sarvatra initiative

31/12/2016 | Governance Issues | Sanitation

‘Swachh SwasthSarvatra’, is an inter-ministerial joint initiative between the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation and the Ministry of Health and ...

Road Connectivity Project for Left Wing Extremism Affected Areas

30/12/2016 | Economic Affairs | Transport

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved a Centrally Sponsored Scheme namely "Road Connectivity Project for Left Wing Extremism (LWE) Affect ...

Centre sanctions action plan for AMRUT

28/12/2016 | Geography | Urbanisation

The Centre has decided to step down the usual practice of annually sanctioning the action plans under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Tran ...

First 2G (Second Generation) Ethanol Bio-refinery in India

28/12/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

First Second Generation (2G) Ethanol Bio-refinery in India has been set up at village Tarkhanwala, Bathinda (Punjab), with an approximate investment o ...

NITI Aayog announces schemes incentivising digital payment

16/12/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

NITI Aayog has announced the launch of the schemes Lucky Grahak Yojana and the Digi-Dhan Vyapar Yojana to give cash awards to consumers and merchants ...

Union Cabinet approves MoU between Rural Development Ministry & FAO

15/12/2016 | International Affairs | International Institutions

The Union Cabinet has approved MoU between Ministry of Rural Development and Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to improve effectiveness of rural ...

Vanjeevan

14/12/2016 | Social Issues | Tribes

Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs in collaboration with UNDP and National Scheduled Tribes Finance and Development Corporation (NSTFDC) is all set to l ...

Steps taken by government to improve Gender gap in India

8/12/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

As per the Global Gender Gap Report 2016 by World Economic Forum, India ranks at 87th in respect of Global Gender Gap Index (GGI) among 144 countries ...

North-East Region Textile Promotion Scheme (NERTPS)

30/11/2016 | Economic Affairs | Industry

The scheme was launched by the Union Textile Ministry. Under this intervention, each state now has one centre with three units having approximately 10 ...

PM Launches “Housing for All” in Rural Areas

23/11/2016 | Governance Issues | Rural Development

Indian Prime Minister has formally launched “Housing for All” in rural areas under which the Government proposes to provide an environmentally safe an ...

Pradhan Mantri YUVA Yojana

14/11/2016 | Economic Affairs | Unemployment

The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has announced launch of Pradhan Mantri Yuva Yojana to scale up an ecosystem of entrepreneurship ...

Free LPG connections under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana cross 1 Cr

14/11/2016 | Economic Affairs | Poverty

The number of rural households were distributed with free LPG connections under the Pradhan Mantri UjjwalaYojana (PMUY) has crossed the 1 crore. This ...

Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan

6/11/2016 | Government Policy and programmes | Health

Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA) is a new initiative of the Government of India. This scheme mainly aims at boosting the health care ...

Food Security Act implemented

6/11/2016 | Economic Affairs | Food Management

The National Food Security Act (NFSA), which envisages supply of subsidised foodgrains, has been implemented across the country. Kerala and Tamil Nadu ...

Swachh Bharat Mission(Gramin)

4/11/2016 | Governance Issues | Sanitation

Kerala has become the third State to be declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) under the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) (Gramin) after Sikkim and Himachal P ...

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban)

3/11/2016 | Governance Issues | Urbanisation

The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation has inked MoU with Common Services Centre (CSC), a SPV of Ministry of Information Technolo ...

Biotech- KISAN

29/10/2016 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology

Biotech-KISAN is a new programme that empowers farmers, especially women farmers. Cash crops and horticulture can be a major source of income but the ...

Safety concerns regarding Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY)

29/10/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), which envisages providing LPG connections to families below the poverty line (BPL), has run into trouble as ...

UDAN(Ude Desh ka Aam nagrik)

24/10/2016 | Economic Affairs | Transport

To boost air travel between smaller cities, fares for one-hour flights will be capped at Rs. 2,500 in the new UDAN scheme. The UDAN scheme (an acronym ...

Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Program (AIBP)

23/10/2016 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

The government has released the first installment of Rs. 1500 crore to the states as central assistance for 99 prioritized irrigation projects under A ...

Zero Defect, Zero Effect (ZED) scheme

20/10/2016 | Economic Affairs | Industry

Indian PM has launched the Zero Defect, Zero Effect (ZED) scheme for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). The ZED Maturity Assessment Model ha ...

Janani Suraksha Yojana

13/10/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

A new study conducted by India Human Development Survey (IHDS) brings in first conclusive evidence of the role played by Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) ...

Maharashtra becomes 17th State to join UDAY

10/10/2016 | Economic Affairs | Energy

Government of India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Government of Maharashtra and Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. L ...

Heritage Infrastructure Development and Augmentation Yojana

10/10/2016 | Culture of India | Culture

Ministry of Urban Development has approved projects worth Rs.114 cr under Heritage Infrastructure Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) for imp ...

National Mission on Bioeconomy

6/10/2016 | Economic Affairs | Sustainable Development

The National Mission on Bioeconomy has launched in Shillong, Meghalaya by the Institute of Bio-resources and Sustainable Development (IBSD). The missi ...

Mission Parivar Vikas

26/9/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The government is planning to launch Mission Parivar Vikas to improve family planning services in seven states where the combined total fertility rate ...

Smart City Misison

22/9/2016 | Governance Issues | Urbanisation

The government has selected 27 new smart cities in the latest round of ‘Smart City Challenge’ competition. The 27 smart cities announced are from 12 S ...

Direct Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme

17/9/2016 | Economic Affairs | Tax System

The government has extended the time period of the Direct Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme, 2016. Now the scheme can be availed up to 31st December, 2016 ...

Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP)

16/9/2016 | Social Issues | Education

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the proposal for initiation of the Third Phase of Technical Education Quality Improvement Progr ...

NABARD Will Raise Fund For Irrigation

10/9/2016 | Geography | irrigation

The National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) will raise in phases over Rs 77,000 crore from market to fund around 100 prioritised i ...

Cleanest Districts In India

9/9/2016 | Governance Issues | Sanitation

According to a survey released by Quality Council of India (QCI), Mandi in Himachal Pradesh and Sindhudurg in Maharashtra have emerged the cleanest di ...

Sabarimala spiritual circuit

6/9/2016 | Culture of India | religion

The centre has approved the Sabarimala spiritual circuit. The approval was given by the Union Ministry of Tourism. Under this 99.98 crores rupees will ...

Permanent Residency Status to Foreign Investors

4/9/2016 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

The Union Cabinet has approved the scheme for grant of Permanent Residency Status (PRS) to foreign investors subject to the relevant conditions as spe ...

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana extended to people of all Hilly States

3/9/2016 | Economic Affairs | Energy

Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has decided to extend the benefits under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana to the people of all Hilly States includi ...

Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for all (UJALA) scheme

1/9/2016 | Governance Issues | Energy

Under the Government of India’s Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for all (UJALA) scheme, Gujarat has become the first state to distribute 2 crore LED bu ...

Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign

29/8/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

India’s Olympic Bronze medalist Sakshi Malik was announced as the new brand ambassador of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign recently. Sakshi became th ...

Voluntary Vehicle Fleet Modernization Programme (V-VMP)

25/8/2016 | Governance Issues | Transport

The road transport and highways ministry released the concept paper for its proposed voluntary vehicle fleet modernization policy that aims to take of ...

Mega Food Park Scheme

20/8/2016 | Economic Affairs | Food Management

The government plans to set up 100 new cold chain projects at a cost of Rs. 12,000 crore to Rs.13,000 crore and has kicked off the process to invite i ...

MAA– a programme to promote breastfeeding

10/8/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

Government has launched National Breastfeeding Promotion Programme– MAA (mothers’ absolute affection) to ensure adequate awareness is generated among ...

Baristha Bunakar Sahayata Yojana

9/8/2016 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched ‘Baristha Bunakar Sahayata Yojana’, a pension scheme for weaver community in the state. Under this schem ...

New Guidelines For AYUSH

5/8/2016 | Social Issues | Health

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has released draft guidelines for conducting testing medicines from Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeop ...

INSPIRE Renamed as MANAK

31/7/2016 | Science Affairs | Science and Technology

The INSPIRE Awards (Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research) is now as MANAK (Million Minds Augmenting National Aspirations and Knowledge) ...

India-US Launch Innovative Agriculture Programme

28/7/2016 | India and the world | Indo US

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the second phase of the” Feed the Fu ...

Model Village Scheme

26/7/2016 | Economic Affairs | Rural Development

“Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana”( SAANJHI) of the Central Government aims to involve MPs more directly in the development of model villages. By adopting a ...

Atal Pension Yojana

20/7/2016 | Social Issues | Social security

The Centre has released nearly 100 crore rupees as its share of contribution for members of the Atal Pension Yojana. The fund has been released throug ...

Steps taken by Government to help Farmers

18/7/2016 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

Farmers Portal The Farmers' Portal of the Department of Agriculture & Cooperation is a platform for farmers to seek any information related to agricul ...

Cabinet improve fresh changes in Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)

16/7/2016 | Social Issues | Skill Development

The Union Cabinet approved the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) with an outlay of Rs 12000 crore to impart skill training to one crore peop ...

‘Clean Ganga’ project

10/7/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The Central government has launched 231 projects under the ‘Namami Gange’ project which would take it closer to achieving its Clean Ganga objective. 4 ...

Interest subvention For Farmers

8/7/2016 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

The Union Cabinet has approved the Interest Subvention Scheme for farmers for the year 2016-17. The Government has sanctioned a sum of Rs. 18,276 Cror ...

Port-Rail Connectivity Projects approved under Sagarmala Programme

6/7/2016 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

Indian Railways is all set to provide a Rs 20,000 crore connectivity to boost to ports under the Sagarmala programme Railways will take up 21 port-rai ...

Swadesh Darshan Scheme

27/6/2016 | Governance Issues | Tourism

The 1st Meeting of National Committee on Ramayan Circuit and National Committee on Krishna Circuit under Swadesh Darshan Scheme of Ministry of Tourism ...

Cabinet extends UDAY scheme deadline

25/6/2016 | Economic Affairs | Energy

The Cabinet has approved an extension in the deadline for implementing the Ujjwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) by a year to March 31, 2017. The Cabi ...

AYUSH(Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy)

23/6/2016 | Governance Issues | Health

Indian government has decided to popularize AYUSH internationally by sending out experts to all the members countries of United Nation. About AYUSH AY ...

NRIs can now apply online for National Pension Scheme

21/6/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial Inclusion

The Government has announced that non-resident Indians (NRIs) can now open National Pension Scheme (NPS) accounts online. India has the second-largest ...

PMJDY(Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana) and Business Correspondens

17/6/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial Inclusion

PMJDY is launched with the ambition to ensure universal coverage of all households by financial institutions. About PMJDY: The primary aim of this sch ...

Rotavirus Vaccine

17/6/2016 | Science Affairs | Health

Union health ministry has launched indigenous vaccine Rotavac to prevent diarrhea. This vaccine is launched under universal immunization programme. Th ...

Gyps Vulture Reintroduction Programme

6/6/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

The Haryana government on launched Asia's First 'Gyps Vulture Reintroduction Programme' at Jatayu Conservation Breeding Centre, Pinjore. The exercise ...

Assessment of MGNREGA

2/6/2016 | Economic Affairs | Unemployment

In the financial year 2015-16, Rs.42,084 crore was spent on MGNREGA. Tripura was able to provide 95 days of employment on average. Manipur and Goa wer ...

Mission Indradhanush

1/6/2016 | Government Policy and programmes | Health

The health ministry is planning to revamp its flagship immunisation programme ‘Mission Indradhanush‘ to include four new vaccines. The mission, curren ...

AMRUT

29/5/2016 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

The Centre has approved an investment of over Rs 5,530 crore for providing basic infrastructure in over 110 cities across six states under AMRUT schem ...

Health Protection Scheme (HPS)

17/5/2016 | Government Policy and programmes | Health

The Health Protection Scheme (HPS) was announced in the Union Budget 2016 . With this, the government has announced its plans to roll out a health pro ...

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

17/5/2016 | Economic Affairs | Poverty

The Centre has launched the second phase of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) for three states — Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. This scheme ...

Jan Aushadhi Scheme

11/5/2016 | Government Policy and programmes | Health

Jan Aushadhi, the government scheme to make quality drugs available at affordable prices, was relaunched with private participation. Non-governmental ...

UDAY bonds

25/4/2016 | Economic Affairs | Energy

Eight states have issued bonds worth over Rs 98,959.96 crore under UDAY Bonds scheme in 2015-16, which is aimed at improving operational and financial ...

Annual Target of Electrifying 7000 Villages Achieved

27/3/2016 | Governance Issues | Infrastructure

The government has achieved its annual target of electrifying 7000 villages during this (2015-16) fiscal year under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yo ...

Immunisation Programmes in India

23/3/2016 | Governance Issues | Health

India has achieved major public health achievements with the help of safe and effective vaccines delivered through quality programmes.like there is el ...

Government Nod For UDAY Bonds

8/3/2016 | Economic Affairs | Energy

The Finance Ministry has approved the issuance of Ujjwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) bonds by four states. They are Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jhark ...

Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY)

22/2/2016 | Government Policy and programmes | Health

A report conducted by Council for Social Development concluded that RSBY has made very less impact on the medical impoverishment in India. Topic Map W ...

Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission (SPMRM)

17/2/2016 | Economic Affairs | Rural Development

This scheme is launched with an ambition to transform rural areas to economically, socially and physically sustainable spaces. About Scheme: The Missi ...

Madhya Pradesh Gets Its First Mega Food Park

16/2/2016 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

In order to give an impetus to the growth of the Food Processing Sector in Madhya Pradesh, the first Mega Food Park in Khargone(M.P) is launched by M/ ...

Plan To Eliminate Malaria By 2030

14/2/2016 | Science Affairs | Health

Government has launched a plan to eliminate malaria by 2030. According to the National Malaria Strategic Plan, the government gives special attention ...

National Deworming Initiative

12/2/2016 | Governance Issues | Health

Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare has launched National Deworming initiative to benefit more than 270 million children. This was launched b ...

Sehat(Social Endeavour For Health And Telemedicine)

11/2/2016 | Government Policy and programmes | Health

SEHAT(Social Endeavour for Health and Telemedicine) is launched in line with Digital India vision. This initiative will boost the telemedicine mission ...

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana

11/2/2016 | Economic Affairs | Skill Development

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), the flagship of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, has completed 10 lakh enrolments. The ...

Project Sunrise

10/2/2016 | Social Issues | Health

Government of India has launched Project Sunrise for prevention of AIDS in the eight North-Eastern states. Government is working towards bringing the ...

RBI Simplifies Gold Monetization Scheme

28/1/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

Interest earned on deposits under the central government’s Gold Monetisation Scheme will not attract any tax; gain through trading or redemption will ...

Pradhan Mantri Nai Manzil Scheme Yojana

26/1/2016 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The scheme “Nai Manzil” scheme is launched to address the educational and livelihood needs of minority communities in general and Muslims in particula ...

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana

16/1/2016 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

The Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), announced on the eve of harvest festivals across the country, is to be rolled out during the kharif crop ...

Ganga Gram Yojana

10/1/2016 | Economic Affairs | Rural Development

The union government recently launched Ganga Gram Yojana at a village in Hapur district of U.P. 1600 villages situated along the banks of river Ganga ...

Accessible India Campaign

5/12/2015 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

For Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) universal accessibility is critical for enabling them to gain access for equal opportunity and live independently ...

Zero TB Cities project

24/11/2015 | Science Affairs | Health

This project was formed in 2014 with the aims to bring the global tuberculosis epidemic to an end by fighting the disease at the community level in hi ...

Interest Subvention Scheme for Exporters

19/11/2015 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

Interest Rate Subvention Scheme on pre-shipment and post-shipment schemes has been approved by the Cabinet Committee. It will be implemented with retr ...

BRICS nations signed Moscow Declaration

3/11/2015 | India and the world | Multilateral Issues

BRICS countries(Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) haveagreed for co-investment of resources for supporting multilateral R&D Projects ...

Gold Monetisation Scheme- Guidelines

26/10/2015 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has allowed banks to fix their own interest rates on gold deposits under the Gold Monetisation Scheme. In this regard RBI ...

National Watershed Management project Neeranchal gets approval

12/10/2015 | Geography | Hydrology

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by the Prime Minister, has given its approval to implement the World Bank assisted National ...

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana

28/7/2015 | Governance Issues | Rural Development

The BJP-led NDA government’s flagship programme Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) meant to provide round the clock power would be ...

Digital India Project

7/7/2015 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

The Digital India Project, a pet scheme of the Modi government, aims to connect all gram panchayats by broadband internet, promote e-governance and tr ...

Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY)

5/7/2015 | Geography | irrigation

Aiming at reducing India’s dependence on monsoon and improving farm productivity, the government has decided to amalgamate all ongoing irrigatio ...

New Urban Development Schemes

30/6/2015 | Geography | Urbanisation

The Centre has launched three initiatives for urban development — Smart Cities Mission, Housing for All and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Ur ...

Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Scheme

15/1/2015 | Social Issues | Gender issues

After Swachh Bharat and Make In India, the Modi government's big bang flagship scheme will be "Beti bachao, beti padhao'' that will b ...

Mission Indradhanush

3/1/2015 | Social Issues | Status of Children

The government has launched “Mission Indradhanush” depicting seven colours of the rainbow, aiming to cover all those children by 2020 who are either u ...

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