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  • 17-Jun-2019
  • ADB approves Rs 1,650 cr infra projects in Tripura

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a project worth Rs 1,650 crore to develop infrastructure in seven district headquarter towns of Tripura.

    The ADB will provide Rs 1,650 crore, out of which 80 per cent will be grant-in-aid and the state will have to repay 20 per cent loan in due course of time.

  • 12-Jun-2019
  • Arjun Munda Launches ‘E-Governance Initiatives For ST Welfare Schemes’

    Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda launched ‘e-governance initiatives for ST Welfare schemes’ at an event organised by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs. The Ministry has developed online portals, namely DBT Tribal and NGO Grants Online Application & Tracking System for bringing in greater e-Governance in implementation of welfare schemes for the Scheduled Tribes.

  • 03-Jun-2019
  • Telangana enhances Rythu Bandhu scheme

    The Telangana Government has issued a notification to extend the Rythu Bandhu scheme for 2019-20, while enhancing the amount from Rs 4000 to Rs 5000.

    The Rythu Bandu scheme ,Telangana CM K Chandrasekar Rao’s pet scheme, is aimed at providing income support to the agriculturists directly to back their crops.

  • Rajasthan government increases financial aid given to girls under ‘Aapki Beti’ scheme

    he Rajasthan government on Thursday, on May 30, 2019, increased the financial assistance given to school girls under the 'Aapki Beti' scheme and ex-gratia payment to the families of polling personnel who die during election duty.

  • 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.
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