Policies and Programmes

The Madhya Pradesh Government is set to launch Mukhyamantri Seekho-Kamao Yojana’ (CM Learn and Earn Scheme). ABOUT LEARN AND EARN SCHEME The Scheme will be launched to teach employable skills to the youth. Under the scheme, unemployed youth will get a stipend of Rs 8,000 to 10,000 per month as financial assistance during the period of skill learning in various establishments. The government plans to offer training in around 703 different types of works across various sectors. These sectors include engineering, hotel management, tourism, travel, hospital services, ITI, software development, banking, insurance, accounting, chartered accountancy, financial services, industries, and MSME....Read More

Nyaya Vikas Portal was launched recently by Ministry of Law and Justice for monitoring the implementation of Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) Nyay Vikas. It provides four fast methods of logging in, providing stakeholders with easy access to information on funding, documentation, project monitoring, and approval. The portal provides a dashboard that shows the progress of the scheme on various parameters such as the number of court halls and residential units available, the number of projects sanctioned, the number of projects completed, the number of projects under construction and the number of projects pending. The portal also provides a map view....Read More

The Indian junior men’s hockey team maintained its continental supremacy by beating arch-rivals Pakistan 2-1 to become Asia Cup champions in Salalah, Oman. This was India’s fourth title having been crowned champions on three previous occasions in 2004, 2008 and 2015. Meanwhile, Pakistan has won the tournament in 1987, 1992 and 1996.Read More


The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) celebrated 3 years journey of PM SVANidhi. The government also launched a PM SVANidhi mobile app for street vendors, to ease the loan application process. ABOUT PRIME MINISTER STREET VENDOR’S ATMANIRBHAR NIDHI (PM SVANIDHI) SCHEME The PM SVANidhi is a micro credit scheme launched in 2020 to provide handholding support to street vendors, to tide over pandemic-induced economic stress. It is a Central Sector Schemee., fully funded by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs with the following objectives: To facilitate working capital loan; To incentivize regular repayment; and To reward digital transactions....Read More

The Maharashtra government has recently launched a new financial scheme aimed at providing support to farmers in the state. The scheme, known as Namo Shetkari Mahasanman Yojana, was approved at a Cabinet meeting recently. ABOUT THE SCHEME Under the Namo Shetkari Mahasanman Yojana, farmers in Maharashtra will receive an annual payment of Rs 6,000 in addition to the amount of Rs 6,000 that farmers already receive in instalments per year from the Centre’s Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana. More than 1 crore farmers in Maharashtra are expected to benefit from the scheme. By providing direct financial assistance, the scheme....Read More

REWARD Program

The Secretary, Department of Land Resources recently reviewed the Implementation Support Mission of World Bank Assisted Rejuvenating Watersheds for Agricultural Resilience through Innovative Development (REWARD) program. ABOUT REWARD REWARD is a World Bank assisted Watershed development program, being implemented from 2021 to 2026. Aim- to strengthen capacities of National and State institutions to adopt improved watershed management for increasing farmers resilience and support value chains in selected watersheds of participating States. The program is being implemented to introduce modern watershed practices in the Department of Land Resources in the Ministry of Rural Development and in the States of Karnataka and....Read More

Ministry of Minority Affairs has approved a grant of Rs. 45.34 Crores under Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram (PMJVK). Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM) has been sanctioned a total amount of Rs. 35.52 crores and National Institute of Unani Medicine (NIUM), Bengaluru has been sanctioned Rs. 9.81 crores. This will support the upgradation of Unani Medicine facilities at Hyderabad, Chennai, Lucknow, Silchar and Bengaluru. ABOUT PMJVK It is a centrally sponsored scheme (CSS) under Ministry of minority affairs. The erstwhile Multi-sectoral Development Programme (MsDP) has been restructured and renamed as Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram for effective....Read More


All the 23 police stations under the Visakhapatnam Police Commissionerate are likely to get e-Malkhana soon. e-Malkhana is a scientific way of storing property and evidence recovered from crime scene. The property seized and evidences collected from the crime scene can be stored in standard size cardboard boxes, which will be numbered with other details. A dynamic QR code will be generated and pasted on the box. A dedicated website is also hosted and all details pertaining to the case and property will be uploaded.Read More

Mega textile parks

PM has recently said that the new Mega Textile Park at Dhar district in Madhya Pradesh will strengthen Make in India and will create new job opportunities for the youth. The Centre has selected sites in Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh to set up new textile parks under the PM Mega Integrated Textile Regions and Apparel (PM MITRA) scheme. PM MITRA Park will be developed by a Special Purpose Vehicle which will be owned by the Central govt (49%) and State govt.(51%) and in a Public Private Partnership (PPP) Mode. It will offer the....Read More

Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) recently organised National Workshop on Inclusive Learning. ABOUT REHABILITATION COUNCIL OF INDIA RCI was initially set up as a registered society in 1986. In 1992, the Rehabilitation Council of India Act was enacted by Parliament, and it became a Statutory Body in 1993. It is under the purview of Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment. Functions To develop, standardize and regulate training programmes/ courses at various levels in the field of Rehabilitation and Special Education. Standardise the syllabus of special education. Maintain a Central Rehabilitation Register (CRR) of all qualified professionals and personnel working in....Read More

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