Government Schemes 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 welfare schemes of Government of India and State Governments.

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Improving Research Ecosystem in India

The central government has launched the following schemes to improve the research ecosystem in India:

Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship

To attract the bright and meritorious students into research within the country, the Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship has been initiated. Students selected for the fellowship are given fellowship for 5 years – Rs.70,000/- per month for the first two years, Rs. 75,000/- per month in the third year and Rs.80,000 per month in 4th and 5th year with an annual research grant of Rs. 2 lakh.

Setting up of Research Parks

The Government has approved setting up of Research Parks at IIT Kharagpur, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Gandhinagar and IISc Banglore.

Impacting research Innovation and Technology (IMPRINT)

IMPRINT India scheme aims to provide solutions to the most relevant engineering challenges and translating knowledge into viable technology (products or processes) in ten selected technology domains.

Uchhatar Avishkar Yojana (UAY)

Uchhatar Avishkar Yojana has been launched to promote innovation of a higher order that directly impacts the needs of the Industry and thereby improves the competitive edge of Indian manufacturing.

Smart India Hackathons

Smart India Hackathons are organized on yearly basis since 2017 to find out digital solutions to various problems faced by the people and gives hands-on working and research opportunity for engineering students.

Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC)

Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC) have been established in 960 Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) for promoting the innovation ecosystem within their campuses.

Trainee Teacher Scheme

A Trainee Teacher Scheme has been initiated in NITs with the objective to attract, motivate and sponsor best graduate engineers for part-time M.Tech and PhD programmes.

Further schemes like Colleges with Potential for Excellence (CPE), University with Potential for Excellence(UPE), Centre with Potential for Excellence in Particular Areas(CPEPA), Special Assistance Programme (SAP), Major Research Project (MRP) have been initiated by the government to boost the research ecosystem in the country.

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Health and Wellness Centres- Ayushman Bharat

The Ayushman Bharat scheme has two sub-components:

  • PM JAY- Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana which is a health insurance scheme for 10.74 crore families identified through SECC database.
  • Health and Wellness Centres: Delivery of the comprehensive Primary health care through Health and Wellness centres covering prevention, promotion and ambulatory care at the primary level.

Ayushman Bharat – Health and Wellness Centres

To expand access to Comprehensive Primary Health Care (CPHC), Health and Wellness Centres (HWCs), Sub Health Centres (SHCs) and Primary Health Centres (PHCs) are being strengthened as Health and Wellness Centres (HWCs) under the Ayushmann Bharat Scheme.

These Health and Wellness Centres aim to provide preventive, promotive, rehabilitative and curative care for an expanded range of services encompassing reproductive and child health services, communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases, palliative care and elderly care, oral health, ENT care, and basic emergency care.

The Health and Wellness centres provide comprehensive primary health care through:

  • Expended Service Delivery.
  • Continuum of Care – Telehealth/ Referral.
  • Expanding HR- MLHP & Multiskilling.
  • Medicines & Expanding Diagnostics.
  • Community Mobilisation and Health Promotion.
  • Robust IT System.
  • Infrastructure.
  • Partnership for Knowledge & Implementation.
  • Financing/ Provider Payment Reforms.

The services in HWCs will be provided through a Mid-level Health Care Provider (MLHP)/Community Health Officer (CHO) who is required to undergo a Certificate in Community Health through IGNOU or public university.

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