Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana Current Affairs - 2020

Rajiv Kumar, former finance secretary appointed as Election Commissioner

On August 21, 2020, the former finance secretary was appointed as the Election Commissioner. The outgoing Election Commission Ashol Lavasa is to join the Asian Development Bank as its vice president. Highlights Mr Kumar has 30 years of experience in public policy and administration in several sectors. He holds LLB and BSc degrees along with Read More…

India-World Bank: Social Protection Response Programme

The World Bank and Government of India have signed agreement of 750 million USD recently. The World Bank has assured 1 billion USD assistance to accelerate India’s COVID-19 Social Protection Response Programme. It aims to protect vulnerable households that are impacted due to COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights The Social Protection Response Programme is to be implemented Read More…

Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana completes 4 years of success

The Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana was launched in May 2016. The scheme has successfully completed four years of its implementation. Highlights The scheme has so far helped more than 8 crore families. Around Rs 8,432 crores have been transferred through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) under the scheme. In order to mark the success, on May Read More…

Second Installment of Rs 500 deposited under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana

The Government of India recently approved the second installment of Rs 500 under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana. Highlights Under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, Rs 500 was to be provided in three installments. The second installment has been released under the scheme. More than 20 crore women were benefitted when the first installment was Read More…

Core Strategy Group formed in CSIR

On April 13, 2020, a core strategy group was formed in CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research). The group will work towards rapid and economical diagnostics, digital and molecular surveillance and repurposing of drugs. Concerns The GoI has not yet displayed list of dedicated hospitals for COVID-19. For now, when a person is suspicious Read More…