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  • 07-Mar-2019
  • IRDAI, NHA form working group to curb fraud in Ayushman Bharat scheme

    The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) and the National Health Authority (NHA) have formed a working group on the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY). The joint working group, to be chaired by Dinesh Arora, Deputy CEO of NHA, will have 10 members from both the organisations.
    In six months, it will submit a report on how to detect and deter fraud through a common repository and capacity-building.
  • 28-Feb-2019
  • HRD Ministry Launches SHREYAS Scheme

    Union minister Prakash Javadekar launched 'Scheme for Higher Education Youth in Apprenticeship and Skills' (SHREYAS) for providing industry apprenticeship opportunities to fresh graduates.
    This scheme is a programme basket comprising the initiatives of three central ministries, including the HRD, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, and the Ministry of Labour and Employment.
  • 26-Feb-2019
  • Madhya Pradesh Government Launched  'Mukhyamantri Yuva Swabhiman Yojana’

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath launched the State Government’s flagship scheme ‘Mukhyamantri Yuva Swabhiman Yojana’ that guarantees 100 days of employment every year to urban youth from economically weaker sections.
    Under the scheme, Rs 4,000 stipend per month during 100 days period, would be given to the youth and they will also be given skill development training in order to become independent. (Only those youths, whose family’s annual income is less than Rs 2 lakh and who are in the age group of 21-30 years, are eligible for the scheme). 
  • 23-Feb-2019
  • UP CM Launches Scheme For Adolescent Girls

    In Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched Scheme for Adolescent girls (SAG). The scheme focuses on girls aged between 11 to 14 years who have left studies and will take steps for proper nutrition and special care for them.
    The state government also decided to observe Adolescent girls day on 8th of every monthat Anganwadi centres across the state.
  • 16-Feb-2019
  • Amazon Launched ‘Amazon Pay UPI’ For Android Users In India

    Amazon launched "Amazon Pay Unified Payments Interface (UPI)" for Android users in partnership with Axis Bank to issue UPI IDs to its customers in India.
    With this, users would be able to use their Amazon Pay UPI ID to shop on Amazon.in, make payments for their daily purchases, including recharge and bill payments, without entering bank account or debit card credentials.


  • 15-Feb-2019
  • Universal Old Age Pension Scheme Announced By Bihar Government

    Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar announced a Universal Old Age Pension scheme, named Mukhya Mantri Vriddha Pension Yojana (MMVPY), irrespective for all caste, community, religion, except for those who are retired from government organizations.
    The scheme facilitates the amount of Rs. 400 monthly pension for all in the state above the age of 60 who are not getting a pension from the government. The Chief Minister also announced a pension of 6,000 rupees for journalists above 60 years of age.
  • 14-Feb-2019
  • AYUSH Ministry Launched e-AUSHADHI Portal

    Minister of State (IC) for AYUSH, Shripad Yesso Naik launched the e-AUSHADHI portal,for online licensing of Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathy drugs and related matters at New Delhi.
    This e-AUSHADHI portal is intended for increased transparency, improved information management facility, improved data usability and increased accountability. 
  • 11-Feb-2019
  • Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Lays Foundation Stone of Mega Food Park in Mathura

    Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal laid the foundation stone of a Mega Food Park at Chhata-Barsana road in Mathura. The Park will provide direct and indirect employment to five thousand persons and benefit about 25,000 farmers.
    The Mega Food Park is being set up in over 57 acre of land at a cost of around 121 crore rupees. The Centre has also approved financial assistance of 50 crore rupees to the project. 


  • Centre allocates Rs 59 crore for Asiatic Lion conservation in Gujarat's Gir

    The Ministry of Environment launched a three-year Asiatic Lion Conservation Projectin collaboration with the state of Gujarat. The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) allocated Rs 59 crores, which will focus on better management of the lion habitat, disease control and veterinary care for them.
    Gujarat government also implemented Rs 80 crore that will be spent on specialised veterinary hospitals and full-fledged ambulances for lions.
  • 06-Feb-2019
  • Maharashtra Sets Up Panel To Review Welfare Schemes For Tribals

    The Maharashtra government has set up a committee to review various schemes being implemented for the welfare of tribals in the state. 
    The 17-member committee, headed by former MLA and Shramjeevi Sanghatna president Vivek Pandit, will undertake the study of various works done for providing employment opportunities, minimum wages and proper livelihood to tribals.
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