Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana: The Union Cabinet has approved the continuation of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY)-I, PMGSY-II, and Road Connectivity Project for Left-Wing Extremism Affected Areas (RCPLWEA). The CCEA approved the continuation of RCPLWEA up to March 2023. Areas that were not covered for road connectivity under phases one and two of […]

Rashtriya Gokul Mission Review Meeting

Rashtriya Gokul Mission: A review meeting on the performance of the Rashtriya Gokul Mission was held recently. ‘Rashtriya Gokul Mission’ was launched in 2014 to conserve and develop indigenous bovine breeds, under the National Programme for Bovine Breeding and Dairy Development (NPBBD). Key objectives of the mission: Development and conservation of indigenous breeds. Undertake breed […]

SMILE Scheme

SMILE Scheme: The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has formulated this scheme for Support for Marginalized Individuals. “SMILE stands for Support for Marginalized Individuals for Livelihood and Enterprise”. Focus of the scheme is on rehabilitation, provision of medical facilities, counseling, basic documentation, education, skill development, economic linkages etc. It includes sub scheme – ‘Central […]

Introducing Millets In The Mid-Day Meal Scheme

Introducing Millets In The Mid-Day Meal Scheme: Flagging “critical” levels of malnutrition and anaemia among children, the Union Government has urged the states to explore the possibility of introducing millets in the mid-day meal scheme, now known as PM Poshan. Millets or nutri-cereals, which include Jowar, Bajra, and Ragi, are rich in minerals and B-complex […]

Swarna Jayanti Fellowship: DST

Swarna Jayanti Fellowship: DST Seventeen scientists from scientific institutions across India have been awarded the Swarnajayanti Fellowships for their innovative research ideas and the potential of creating impact on R&D in different disciplines. Scientists selected for the award will be allowed to pursue unfettered research with a freedom and flexibility in terms of expenditure as […]

Whistle Blower Portal: IREDA

Whistle Blower Portal: IREDA The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) has launched a ‘whistle-blower Portal’, as a part of ‘Vigilance Awareness Week 2021’. It is a part of IREDA’s “zero tolerance” of corruption. Through this portal, IREDA employees can raise concerns related to fraud, corruption, abuse of power etc. IREDA is a Mini Ratna […]