Government Schemes in India Current Affairs - 2020
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.
The Lifeline UDAN was launched by the Ministry of Civil Aviation to help India fight against COVID-19. Under this initiative, flights were operated in transporting essential equipment and medicines all over the country.
The Lifeline UDAN initiative was a huge success as in just 5 days of its launch, more than 15.4 tonnes of essential supplies have been transported in 62 aircrafts. The products transported included masks and gloves, consumables, etc. In order help public to track Lifeline Udan flights, the status of the flights were uploaded in a portal. The portal was developed by National Informatics Centre.
The initiative provided a special focus to the north-eastern region and to the Ladakh region. For the ease of flight operation, the flight hubs were set up in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Bengaluru.
The UDAN initiative focused on the regional airport development. It aimed to make air travel widespread and affordable.
Tags: COVID-19 • Drugs • Essential Drugs • Essential Medicines • Ladakh
The Department of Science and Technology has set up a Centre for Augmenting WAR with COVID-19 Health crisis. The centre is to be established at Rs 56 crores.
The CAWACH is being established by the DST to support the start-ups. It is to be implemented by SINE, IIT Bombay. The initiative will help identify innovative solutions to address the country’s need in diagnostics, ventilators and therapeutics.
The Programme will also guide the startups if in need at various stages. The expertise of DST will be deployed to support the startups in order to fast track the journey and scale up across geographies.
Key Features of the Initiatives
The initiative will also help in fund deployment for the startups. It will identify 50 innovative startups based on factors such as novelty, cost, solutions for sanitizers, therapeutics, disinfectants, respiratory aids, informatics and protective gears.
What is SINE?
SINE is Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. It is an incubator for technology solutions at IIT Bombay and is supported by Department of Science and Technology.
Tags: CAWACH • COVID-19 • Department of Science and Technology (DST) • Health • IIT Bombay