Current Affairs 2019 - Current Affairs Today

National Rural Economic Transformation Project

The Union government has proposed a new rural Livelihood Scheme, the National Rural Economic Transformation Project under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM). ContentsNational Rural Economic Transformation ProjectDAY-NRLM National Rural Economic Transformation Project The features of the National Rural Economic Transformation Project (NRETP) are: The project would be undertaken with loan assistance Read More…

Govt clears Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transport System

The Union Government has cleared the construction of Rs 30,274 crore Regional Rapid Transport System (RRTS) to connect the national capital with Meerut through Ghaziabad. The RRTS would enable to cover the 82 kilometre-stretch in less than 60 minutes by high-speed and green public transit. The project would be undertaken by a Special Purpose Vehicle the Read More…

Odisha government launches KALIA Chhatra Bruti scholarship for Farmers Children

The government of Odisha has launched the KALIA Chhatra Bruti scholarship for the children of farmers. The Scholarship is under the KALIA, Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation, a scheme for financing farmers in Odisha. ContentsEligibility for the ScholarshipKrushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation Eligibility for the Scholarship Students should be the children Read More…

7th National Photography Awards

The 7th National Photography Awards were presented by Union Minister of State (IC) for Information & Broadcasting Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore. The seventh edition of National Photography Awards was organised at National Media Centre in New Delhi. The theme for the Professional category was “Women-led Development” and theme for Amateur category was “Fairs and Festivals of Read More…

Govt relaxes norms for Start-ups

The government has relaxed the norms under the definition of Start-Ups. The changes brought in are: The investment limit of angel investors to seek exemption under the Income Tax Act, 1961 has been increased to Rs 25 crore from 10 Crore. An entity shall be considered a start-up up to 10 years from its date of Read More…

New Initiative SWAYATT and GeM Start-up Runway launched

The Union Minister of Commerce and Industries Suresh Prabhu launched SWAYATT (Start-ups, Women and Youth Advantage Through eTransactions) and GeM Start-up Runway. ContentsObjectives of SWAYATTObjectives GeM Start-up Runway Objectives of SWAYATT SWAYATT will bring together the key stakeholders within the Indian entrepreneurial ecosystem to Government e-Marketplace the national procurement portal. The objectives of SWAYATT are: To Read More…

New company to be established under Department of Space

The government has approved setting up of a new company under the Department of Space to commercially exploit the research and development work carried out by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Centers and constituent units of DOS. Avenues for Commercialisation The following avenues provide opportunities for commercial exploitation of ISRO programmes: Small satellite technology transfer to industry. Read More…

Cabinet approves National Electronic Policy 2019

The Union Cabinet has approved a National Electronics Policy 2019. The Policy aims to position India as a global hub for Electronics System Design and Manufacturing – (ESDM) by encouraging and driving capabilities in the country for developing core components, including chipsets, and creating an enabling environment for the industry to compete globally. ContentsObjectives of Read More…