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By admin: May 13, 2022

1. Over 18 crore Ayushman Cards issued under AB-PMJAY so far

Tags: National Government Schemes

According to the Health Ministry under Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB- PMJAY), more than 18 crore Ayushman cards have been issued so far.

  • This scheme has been implemented to provide health cover to the people.

  • This scheme has proved to be a boon for the poor people.

  • More than 3 crore 20 lakh people have availed the hospital facilities under the scheme.

  • About Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana ( AB- PMJAY)

  • launched in 2018 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

  • It has two components Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) and Health and Wellness Centres (HWCs).

  • Ayushman Bharat is the largest government funded healthcare program in the world.

  • It offers a sum insured of Rs5 lakh per family for secondary care as well as tertiary care.

  • Under the scheme cashless and paperless access to services are provided to the beneficiaries.

  • It is an entitlement-based scheme that targets the beneficiaries identified by the latest Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) data.

  • Funds for the scheme are shared between the Center and the states in a 60:40 ratio for all states.

By admin: May 10, 2022

2. PM-WANI based public WiFi scheme launched at 100 railway stations

Tags: Government Schemes National News

RailTel, a Mini Ratna PSU, has launched Prime Minister Wi-Fi Access Network Interface (PM-WANI) scheme across 100 railway stations in the country.

  • This public-friendly service was launched by RailTel chairman and managing director Puneet Chawla on 9 May. 

  • To access this WiFi network, Android users can download the mobile app 'Wi-Dot' available on Google Play Store.

  • This app is developed in collaboration with C-DOT.

  • This method is in addition to the existing method of accessing WiFi at these stations through the conventional method of selecting RailWire Service Set Identifier (SSID). 

  • RailTel's WiFi network is now spread across 6,102 railway stations across the country and has 17,792 WiFi hotspots.

  • About PM-WANI  Scheme

  • PM-WANI is an ambitious program of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to connect all silo Wi-Fi networks for ease of use and increase broadband usage for the public.

  • The main objective of this scheme is to provide Wi-Fi facilities at all public places.

  • The government plans to extend PM-Vani-based reach of RailTel's public Wi-Fi services to all 6,102 railway stations in a phased manner by the end of June 2022.

  • Through this scheme now every citizen of the whole country can be connected to the internet.

  • It will also be easy to do business through this scheme.

By admin: May 9, 2022

3. PMJJBY, PMSBY, and APY complete seven years of providing social security net

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Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMJJBY), Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMSBY) and Atal Pension Yojana (APY) completed seven years of providing social security on 9 May.

  • All these three schemes were launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 9th May 2015 in Kolkata, West Bengal. 

  • These schemes have been successful in providing affordable insurance and security to the people.

  • These three social security schemes are dedicated to the welfare of citizens, recognizing the need to secure human life from unforeseen risks or losses and financial uncertainties.

  • Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY)

  • It is a one year life insurance plan which is renewed year after year

  • It provides coverage for death due to any reason.

  • Persons in the age group of 18-50 years having a savings bank or post office account are eligible to enrol under this scheme.

  • Life cover of Rs 2 lakh in case of death due to any reason with a premium of Rs 330 per annum.

  • As on 27 april 2022, the cumulative enrolments under the scheme have been more than 12.76 crore and an amount of Rs 11,522 crore has been paid for 5,76,121 claims.

  • Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY)

  • It is a one year accident insurance plan which is renewed year after year.

  • It provides coverage for death or disability due to accidents.

  • Persons in the age group of 18-70 years having a savings bank or post office account are eligible to enrol under this scheme.

  • Accidental death cum disability cover of Rs 2 lakh (Rs 1 lakh in case of partial disability) for death or disability due to accident.

  • As on 27 april 2022, the cumulative enrolments under the scheme have been more than 28.37 crore and an amount of Rs 1,930 crore has been paid for 97,227 claims.

  • Atal Pension Yojana (APY)

  • It is open to all bank account holders in the age group of 18 to 40 years and the contribution varies depending on the pension amount chosen.

  • After joining the scheme, the subscribers will get a minimum monthly pension of Rs 1000 or Rs 2000 or Rs 3000 or Rs 4000 or Rs 5000 at the age of 60 years depending on the contribution made by the subscriber.

  • More than 4 crore persons have subscribed to this scheme till 27th April 2022.

By admin: May 7, 2022

4. Telangana govt extends insurance coverage to handloom & power loom weavers under ‘Nethanna Bima’ scheme

Tags: Government Schemes State News

Telangana State Government has announced the extension of insurance coverage for handloom and power loom weavers under the 'Nethanna Bima' (Weaver's Insurance) scheme.

  • The Telangana government has issued orders to increase the insurance coverage for weavers to Rs 5 lakh under the insurance scheme.

  • Under the Scheme

  • More than Rs 29 crore have been sanctioned for implementing the scheme during this year. The cabinet sub-committee had proposed to cover more than 55 thousand handloom and powerloom and allied weavers in the state.

  • The insurance coverage will be extended to weavers in the age group of 18 to 59 years. The insurance benefit will be given to the family on the death of the weaver or ancillary worker. This scheme is likely to start in June 2022.

  • About Telangana State

  • Telangana is the 29th state of India, carved out of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

  • Formation- 02 June 2014

  • Capital- Hyderabad

  • Governor- Tamilisai Soundararajan

  • Chief Minister- K. Chandrashekhar Rao

  • Assembly seats - 119

  • Lok Sabha seats - 17

By admin: May 5, 2022

5. Mukhyamantri Mitan Yojana 2022

Tags: Government Schemes State News

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has launched 'Mukhyamantri Mitan Yojana', which will be implemented on a pilot basis in 14 municipal corporations including cities like Raipur, Durg, Bilaspur and Rajnandgaon in Chhattisgarh.

  • Through this scheme, all government services such as citizen's caste certificate, residence certificate, ration card, etc. documents will be delivered directly to the homes of citizens by the government.

  • Under the Mukhyamantri Mitan Yojana, assistant friends will be deployed by the government. Who will go to the house of the people and complete all the formalities.

  • An initial provision of Rs 10 crore has been made by the government for the operation of this scheme.

  • To get the benefit of this scheme, citizens have to contact a helpline number 14545.

  • About Chhattisgarh State

  • Formation - 1 November 2000

  • Capital- Raipur

  • Governor- Anusuiya Uikey

  • Chief Minister- Bhupesh Baghel

  • Assembly seats- 90

  • Lok Sabha seats- 11

By admin: May 5, 2022

6. Jeevala scheme for prisoners

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The Prisons Department of the Government of Maharashtra has launched a first of its kind credit scheme called 'Jeevala' for prisoners lodged in jails across the state.

  • The loan scheme called 'Jivhala' has been introduced by the Maharashtra State Co-operative Bank for prisoners who are serving jail terms for more than three years.

  • The pilot project of this scheme was presented at Yerwada Central Jail in Pune.

  • This scheme will be extended to around 60 jails by the Maharashtra government.

  • The loan from this scheme can be used by the prisoners for the education of their children, medical treatment of family members, legal fees or other expenses.

  • About Maharashtra State

  • Formation - 1 May 1960

  • Capital- Mumbai (Summer), Nagpur (Winter)

  • District- 36

  • Governor- Bhagat Singh Koshyari

  • Chief Minister- Uddhav Thackeray

  • Deputy Chief Minister- Ajit Pawar

  • Legislative Council seats- 78

  • Assembly seats - 288

  • Lok Sabha seats- 48

  • Other Schemes - Mission Kabach Kundal, Mission Oxygen Self Response Scheme, Swadhar Yojana

By admin: May 3, 2022

7. Design Linked Incentive (DLI) Scheme

Tags: National Government Schemes

The government will review the norms of the Design Linked Incentive (DLI) program, which is envisaged to support 100 companies involved in product design in the semiconductor space, as part of the Rs 76,000 crore plan for development of the electronic chip ecosystem in the country.

  • About Design Linked Incentive (DLI) Scheme

  • This was announced by MeitY in December 2021.

  • Aims - to provide financial and infrastructural support to companies setting up fabs or semiconductor making plants in India.

  • The scheme is expected to provide a globally competitive incentive package to companies in semiconductor and display manufacturing as well as design.

  • Chip Design infrastructure support,The Product Design Linked Incentive,The Deployment Linked Incentive are the components of the scheme.

By admin: May 3, 2022

8. Linkage of e-Shram portal with the Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana

Tags: Government Schemes National News

Discussions are going on to link the e-Shram portal with the Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana.

The government is working on a mechanism to process accident insurance claims by unorganised workers registered on the e-shram portal, which has seen over 27 crore registrations so far.

  • In the Budget Speech 2022-2023, the Finance Minister had announced the linking of four portals - National Career Service, e-Shram, Udyami (for those interested in starting MSMEs) and Aseem (Atmanirbhar Skilled Employer Employer Mapping).

  • The inter-linking of the NCS and e-Shram portals had been completed recently.

  • So far more than 26,000 e-shram beneficiaries have registered on NCS and are benefiting from this linkage.

  • About e-Shram portal-

  • The Ministry of Labor and Employment has developed an eSHRAM portal to create a national database of unorganised workers.

  • It was launched in 2021.

  • Its aim is to welfare of workers in the unorganised sector who are not members of the EPFO or ESIC.

  • Registered members will be eligible for a range of benefits after signing up for Shramik Yojana and getting the e-Shram Card.

  • This will allow workers to receive Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) through e-Shramik Unique ID Number.

By admin: April 30, 2022

9. Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0 launches National Behaviour Change Communication Framework for Garbage Free Cities

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Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0, under the aegis of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, has launched the 'National Behaviour Change Communication Framework for Waste Free Cities' to strengthen the ongoing mass movement for 'Garbage Free Cities'.

  • A social revolution has taken place in the field of cleanliness in urban India, in which one hundred and thirty crore citizens have come together in support of the Prime Minister's call for 'Clean India'.

  • In the last seven years, this government policy for cleanliness has become the world's largest behaviour change programme.

  • It works on the principles of sustainable urbanisation, circular economy, Reuse, Reduce, Recycle and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the second phase of the 'Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban' on October 2, 2021, on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.

  • It has been designed to make all cities garbage free and achieve the goal of water conservation.

  • In this, a provision has also been made to store and filter waste water by adopting a complete liquid waste management system in cities with a population of less than 1 lakh.

  • Under this, 3.5 lakh individual, community and public toilets will be constructed for the population going to urban areas for employment in the next 5 years.

  • Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) was launched on October 2, 2014 with the objective of promoting 'cleanliness and Sanitation' in the society and the country.

By admin: April 29, 2022

10. MSME Ministry launches MSME Sustainable Certification Scheme (ZED)

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Union Minister for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises Narayan Rane launched the MSME Sustainable (ZED) Certification Scheme.

  • The scheme is a comprehensive campaign to motivate and encourage MSMEs for ZED certification by adopting Zero Defect Zero Impact (ZED) practices and encouraging them to become MSME champions.

  • ZED has the potential to become a national movement and aims to provide a roadmap for global competitiveness for India's MSMEs.

  • Not only will ZED strive to improve productivity and performance, but it has the potential to change the mindset of manufacturers and make them more environmentally conscious.

  • Through this scheme MSMEs can reduce wastage to a great extent, increase productivity, environmental awareness, save energy, make optimum use of natural resources and expand their markets.

  • Subsidy Under the Scheme

  • Under the Scheme, MSMEs will get subsidy as per the following structure, on the cost of ZED certification:

1.  Micro Enterprises: 80%

2. Small Enterprises: 60%

3. Medium Enterprises: 50%

  • Additional subsidy

  • There will be an additional 10% subsidy for MSMEs owned by women/SC/ST entrepreneurs in NER/Himalayan/LWE/Island areas/Aspirational Districts.

  • In addition to above, there will be an additional subsidy of 5% for MSMEs which are also a part of the SFURTI OR Micro & Small Enterprises - Cluster Development Programme (MSE-CDP) of the Ministry.

  • Further, a limited purpose joining reward of Rs 10,000/- will be offered to each MSME once they take the ZED Pledge

  • Role of Ministry of MSME

  • It works to promote, develop and support MSMEs in all regions and states.

  • The Ministry runs more than 20 different schemes such as PMEGP, SFUTI, MSE-CDP, RAMP Scheme, ATI, Udyam Registration, etc.

  • These schemes offer support and strength in the areas of access to finance, market linkages, technology upgradation, capacity building, innovation/ideation and industrial infrastructure development etc.