Employment generation Current Affairs - 2020

What is U-RISE Portal Launched in UP?

The Uttar Pradesh government has launched a unified portal called ‘U-Rise’- Unified Re-imagined Innovation For Student Empowerment. The portal will guide students in learning, career counselling, and getting employment in the state. The portal has been developed by Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam Technical University. Key Facts Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched the portal Read More…

27 Integrated Cold Chain Development Projects approved under Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPDA Yojana

On September 1, 2020, the Government of India approved 27 projects under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana. Under the project, integrated cold chains are to be developed. Highlights The new projects will generate direct and indirect employment for 16,000 people. It will benefit 2,57,000 farmers. These projects will help to boost farmer income and Read More…

Average Monthly Income of workers under MGNREGA doubled during lock down

The CRISIL report says that the average income of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) has doubled during COVID-19 lock down. Key Findings of the report The period of April-July witnessed 46% growth in work execution under the scheme. The average per day wage increased by 12% according to the report. The push Read More…

ESIC extends Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana

On August 21, 2020, the Employee State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) extended the unemployment benefit scheme Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana till June 2021. Highlights The Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana is being implemented by Employee State Insurance Corporation. The scheme was approved under the Employees State Insurance Act, 1948. The scheme aims to support the Read More…

Actor Sonu Sood launches “Pravasi Rojgar App”

On July 22, 2020, actor Sonu Sood launched “Pravasi Rojgar App”. The application provides all necessary information to find jobs and offer specific job training programmes. Highlights The actor has been helping migrant workers reach their homes during lock down. The application “Pravasi Rojgar” will act as a platform for the workers to find right Read More…