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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Government launches new Indian trade portal

Government has launched new user-friendly Indian Trade Portal- www.indiantradeportal.in.  It was inaugurated by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) Commerce and Industry Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman at a function held in New Delhi.

  • It is an initiative of the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry. The portal has been developed and maintained by Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO).
  • Objective: This portal aims to provide information related to the Most-Favoured Nation (MFN) and preferential tariffs, rules of origin, technical barriers to trade faced by Indian exporters and ensure better utilisation of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) at single point.
  • It will also facilitate the Indian industry’s integration into the regional value chain.
  • It will provide important data for use of exporters and importers at one place, in a user friendly manner. Thus contributing to ease of doing business for trade and industry.

Rashtriya Mahila Kosh (RMK) to cover 10 lakh women over the next 3 years

The Union Women and Child Development Ministry has set a new target to cover at least 10 lakh women under Rashtriya Mahila Kosh (RMK) over the next three years. The new target was announced by Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi at the 52nd Governing Board meeting of RMK which has been recently reconstituted to make it more effective.

About Rashtriya Mahila Kosh (RMK)

RMK is a national credit fund for women under the aegis of the Ministry of Women and Child Development. It was established in 1993 for socio-economic empowerment of women. It aims to provide financial services with backward and forward linkages for women in the unorganized sector through Intermediary Micro Finance Organizations (IMOs) and Women Self Help Groups (SHGs) and to augment their capacities through multi-pronged efforts. RMK also extends micro-credit to the women in the informal sector through a client friendly, without collateral and in a hassle-free manner for income generation activities.