Government Schemes Current Affairs - 2020

Rajasthan Government inks MoU with NHM, UNICEF and GAIN to counter malnourishment

Rajasthan Government has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Health Mission (NHM), UNICEF and Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) to tackle the severe problem malnourishment in the state.

This MoU will help to implement the state government programme which was announced during the state budget. In this budget the state government had announced that special attention will be given to the children falling out of medical reach in state.

This programme will be initially implemented in thirteen districts of state. In these districts more than 10, 000 children have been identified as malnourished. For this, a special management programme will be organised on the community basis so that malnourishment can be dealt.

Currently, Rajasthan has 40 malnourishment treatment centres, which are equipped with ten thousand beds. It is also facilitated with 107 centres with six beds each.

During the year 2014-15, around 9,891 were treated in these centres. With this kind of programme the state government has adopted the community-wise strategy to deal with the malnourishment menace.

Andhra Pradesh and Telangana introduce 5 lakh rupees Accident Insurance Scheme for transport drivers

Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states have jointly launched a new five-lakh rupees Accident Insurance Scheme for transport drivers.

The scheme came into on 1 May 2015 coinciding with the May Day (International Labour Day).

It was formally launched by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu at Rajhamundry while Telangana Chief Minister Chandrasekhara Rao made the announcement in Hyderabad.

Under the Accident Insurance Scheme

  • The registered transport drivers will get a Rs 5 lakh insurance cover.
  • The enrolled will get an accident death insurance of Rs 2 lakh under the Pradhan Mantri Bima Suraksha Yojana by opening a Jan Dhan Yojana account.
  • While the insurer will give Rs 3 lakh for which both states government will ink a MoU.
  • This scheme apart from providing monetary insurance will also cover education of two children of the beneficiary.

The Transport drivers have to register their names on a specified portal named labour.ap.gov.in to facilitate the initiatives. The Labour Department will issue Smart cards to all those who are registered under the scheme.

Under this programme, about 11 lakh transport drivers and journalists in the two Telugu states will be benefited. About 16 thousand Home Guards in Telangana will also be benefited by the scheme.