Government Schemes & Projects Current Affairs - 2019

Latest Government Schemes Current Affairs 2019 for UPSC Exams, Bank Exams, Civil Services, SSC and other Competitive Exams. This category comprises current affairs related to various government schemes, government policies, projects, and government campaign launches such as portal, apps etc. also.

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Initiatives of GoI to promote Fit India Movement in schools

The Department of Higher Education operating under Ministry of Human Resource Development has developed actions on Fit India Programme. The operations have been sent to all the Higher Education Institutes.

The advisory has been circulated to Department of School Education and to Department of Sports at state levels.


  • Implement practices that will encourage students and staffs to participate in health and wellness activities
  • Pledging to maintain physical and mental fitness and to participate in sports activities regularly.
  • To encourage students and staffs to use bicycles inside the campus and to keep the campus clean.
  • Organize yoga and meditation events.
  • To organize regular heath-check up camps and medical fitness camps.

Abuse free Campus

  • To implement and tobacco free campus status
  • It is the responsibility of the educational institutes to bring in zero tolerance policy towards tobacco and substance abuse
  • To provide counselling services for stress management and mental health.

Fit India Movement

The Fit India Movement was launched by PM Modi in august 2019. It encourages Indians to include fitness activities in their daily lives. There is zero investment on the project. However, the reach and spread of the movement is big. The UGC and the CBSE board have asked the schools to encourage students and staffs to participate in the movement

ICMR inks agreement with NIAD and Gates Foundation for healthcare research collaboration

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has inked declaration of intent with National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAD) of National Institutes of Health, USA and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). The declaration of intent between ICMR and NIAD was exchanged in the presence of US Ambassador Kenneth I Juster and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation co-chair Bill Gates.

About ICMR, NIAD, Gates Foundation Collaboration

Its purpose is to take forward an ongoing collaborative healthcare research and training programme between the two countries. It will establish a research fellowship programme for young scientists from Untied States and India to expand healthcare research that will advance discovery to improve clinical practice and benefit public health in both countries. Its initial focus is intended to engage scientists in infectious disease and immunology research, with emphasis on diseases that affect women and children.

108th Foundation Day of ICMR

In event celebrating this foundation day, Bill Gates presented ICMR Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Achievement in Healthcare to three game-changers of country in field of health.

They are: Dr Cyrus S Poonawalla (Chairman and Managing Director, Serum Institute of India), Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (Chairman and Managing Director, Biocon India) and Dr Prakash Baba Amte (Director, Lok Biradari Prakalp).

They have been awarded in recognisation of their efforts in providing better health care to people in the country and globally through innovative diagnostics, cost-effective life-saving tools and increasing access to healthcare at the grassroots.

About Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

It is India’s apex scientific body for the formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research. It was established in 1911 as Indian Research Fund Association (IRFA) and renamed to its present name in 1948. This makes it one of the oldest and largest medical research bodies in the world. It functions under Department of Health Research, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. It is headquatered in New Delhi.