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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CLAP: Credit-linked Subsidy Services Awas Portal launched by governmnet

Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri launched the Credit Link Subsidy Scheme (CLSS) Awas Portal (CLAP). Along with portal, the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MHUA) also launched Global Housing Technology Challenge (GHTC)-India to accomplish ‘Housing For All Mission’. MHUA also signed agreements with certain state governments for the construction of LightHouse projects under GHTC-India. GHTC-India seeks to get globally acclaimed, proven and alternate construction technologies for speedier as well as cost-effective construction of affordable housing.

About CLSS Awas Portal (CLAP)

The CLAP aims to provide a transparent and robust real-time web-based monitoring system for the beneficiaries of the Credit-linked Subsidy Services (CLSS) as through the portal people seeking to avail housing subsidy under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY)-Urban will be able to track their applications.

The CLSS Awas Portal also seeks to address grievances of beneficiaries in a much comprehensive and organised manner as well as to help other stakeholders to work in synergy for release of subsidy to beneficiaries on time. Under CLSS, the Centre provides interest subsidy of up to around Rs.2.67 lakh on home loans to individuals, which reduces principal outstanding amount of loan.

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban)

PMAY-Urban aims to address the housing needs of Urban population of country. The Credit-linked Subsidy Services (CLSS) covers the MIG (middle income group) segment for first time. The mission is expected to benefit young professionals having an income of up to Rs.18 lakh/annum.  At present, among the 4 verticals of PMAY(Urban), the government has managed to reach more than 8 lakh beneficiaries under CLSS.

PM Modi launches Fit India School grading system in schools across India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the Fit India School grading system in schools across the country. The grading will be in 3 categories. During the launch PM Modi also appealed all schools to enroll in Fit India raking system to make it a mass movement and spread awareness. He also urged students and teachers to participate in ‘Fit India Week’ to be organized by as many as 22,000 Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) schools across the country. The initiative taken by CBSE will include fitness programme and indigenous games from every state and will be held in first week of December.

About Fit India School grading system

In Fit India Movement, schedules have been drawn for ranking schools in accordance with fitness and the schools that achieve this ranking will also be able to use Fit India logo and flag.

Ranking system: Schools can declare themselves as fit by visiting the Fit India portal and the rankings will be assigned after survey. Fit India School rankings are divided into 3 categories-

  • Fit India Schools, which is the first level of ranking
  • Fit India School three star (3 star)
  • Fit India School five star (5 star)

However, the level of rankings will depend on how much importance a school gives towards inculcating fitness among its students as well as teachers.