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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Rozgar Mela in Bikaner concludes

The Skill India Rozgar Mela is conducted by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) under Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. It was recently organized on 12th and 13th October, 2019. 100+ corporate participated in the event and 2000 youths were shortlisted.

Significance

The Mela is one of the largest job fairs organized by the NSDC. The job fair also included Kaushal Mela. Under Kaushal Mela, counselling is provided for candidates and parents as well. It helps them understand the various opportunities that are available in the skill development ecosystem.

At the mela, the aspirants have opportunities to register with PMKVY – Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana and PMKKY – Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra Yojana.

About Rozgar Mela

The program is one of the key initiatives of the NSDC. NSDC intends to provide vocational training and job opportunities to the youth through the program. In the last 18 months more than 1088 Roz Melas have been organized.

PMKVY

It is a flagship program of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. The program is implemented by the NSDC. The main objective of the program is to increase productivity and align training and certifications according to the requirement of the country. The scheme was launched in 2016 and is planned to operate till 2020. Under the scheme, around 10 million youths are aimed to be trained by 2020. The budget allocated to the scheme is Rs 12,000 crores.

West Bengal govt. to set up Kanyashree University in Nadia district to empower girls

The state government of West Bengal is setting up Kanyashree University in Nadia district and Kanyashree colleges across the state so as to empower girls. The Kanyashree university would be only for women.

Earlier in January 2019, the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee laid the foundation stone of new Kanyashree university at Krishnagar in Nadia district.

About Kanyashree scheme

Background: The Kanyashree scheme was started by state government to empower girls in 2013. In 2017, the Kanyashree scheme won the first prize in UN award and the state government was awarded by United Nations for Public Service for its Kanyashree scheme. So far the scheme has been allocated a budget of Rs 7,000 crore and has empowered over 60 lakh girl students.

Objective:

  • To ensure that girls study in schools and delay their marriages until they attain 18 years of age.
  • To empower girls from school to university level so that they can become independent women.
  • To improve the status and well-being of girls, particularly those from socio- economically disadvantaged families through conditional cash transfers.

Cash transfer components of Scheme

An annual incentive of Rs.750 is given to girls in age group 13 to 18 years and studying in Class 8 for every year till they continue their education, the only condition being that they are unmarried at the time.

One-time grant of Rs.25,000 is also given to girls once they attain 18 years of age, provided they are engaged in an academic/occupational pursuit and unmarried.