Banking and Finance terms in India What is a Repo Rate?A: Repo rate is the rate at which our banks borrow rupees from RBI. Whenever the banks have any shortage of funds they can borrow it from RBI. A reduction in the repo rate will help banks to get money at a cheaper rate. When the repo rate increases, borrowing from RBI becomes more expensive. What is Reverse Repo Rate?A: This is exact opposite of Repo rate. Reverse Repo rate is the rate at which Reserve Bank of India (RBI) borro..
EPMUY 2 scheme launched EPMUY 2 scheme launched
Hyderabad: Rahul Bhardwaj, Executive Director, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh State Office, Indian Oil Corporation Limited launched EPMUY 2 scheme and also sales promotional scheme here on Wednesday.
PMUY scheme launched in State on April 14 was intended to reach LPG to all the BPL households identified in SECC 2011 census. Subsequently EPMUY (Extended PMUY) was launched where BPL households under 7 classifications including SC/ST and AAY card ho..
Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana
The Government of India has launched the scheme “Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana” for rural electrification. The erstwhile Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) scheme for village electrification and providing electricity distribution infrastructure in the rural areas has been subsumed in the DDUGJY scheme. Rural Electrification Corporation is the Nodal Agency for implementation of DDUGJY.
Top 10 Best Gold Jewellery Brands in India 2018 – Most Trusted There are certain things that are loved by women all around the world. Their love for these things never fades away with passing times. These things remain on the top of fashion and desire list across all households. Irrespective of their cost and availability, the love for them remains constant. One such thing is the precious yellow metal called Gold. Gold has been in existence since times unknown. While during the olden days both men and women wore gold in forms of jewelry, gold has become the metal of..
State Society for Ultra Poor and Social Welfare-SSUPSW State Society for Ultra Poor and Social Welfare-SSUPSW, (brand name- ‘SAKSHAM’)is a society led by Department of Social Welfare, government of Bihar, registered under Societies Registration Act 1860. The General Body (GB) headed by Development Commissioner of Govt. of Bihar; is the apex body of the society for the policy decisions. Principal Secretary, Department of Social Welfare is the Chairperson of its Executive Committee. The society stands to provide technical support t..
Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana Rural women form the most productive work force in the economy of majority of the developing nations including India. More than 80% of rural women are engaged in agriculture activities for their livelihoods. About 20 per cent of farm livelihoods are female headed due to widowhood, desertion, or male emigration. Agriculture support system in India strengthens the exclusion of women from their entitlements as agriculture workers and cultivators. Most of the women-headed households are not able to access ex..
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana India is home to more than 24 Crore households out of which about 10 Crore households are still deprived of LPG as cooking fuel and have to rely on firewood, coal, dung – cakes etc. as primary source of cooking. The smoke from burning such fuels causes alarming household pollution and adversely affects the health of Women & children causing several respiratory diseases/ disorders. As per a WHO report, smoke inhaled by women from unclean fuel is equivalent to burning 400 cigarettes in an hour. I..
Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY)
Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) is one of the public distribution system schemes in India implemented from 2000. The main objective of the scheme is to ensure food security and to create hunger-freeee India. AAY scheme covers the poorest of the poor in India by supply of food and other important commodities for their daily needs on subsidized rates. In this article, we look at Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) scheme in detail.
DEENDAYAL ANTYODAYA YOJANA - NRLM Aajeevika - National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) was launched by the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Government of India in June 2011.
Aided in part through investment support by the World Bank, the Mission aims at creating efficient and effective institutional platforms of the rural poor, enabling them to increase household income through sustainable livelihood enhancements and improved access to financial services.
NRLM set out with an agenda to cover 7 Crore rural poor h..
Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana Social Security and healthcare assurance for all has been the motto of Government of India, and it has taken various steps in this regard. One of the most important policy milestones is the Unorganized Workers Social Security Act (2008) enacted by the Central Government to provide for the social security and welfare of the unorganized workers. This act recommends that the Central Government provide social security schemes to mitigate risks due to disability, health shocks, maternity and old age which all..
Bachat Lamp Yojana (BLY) CDM Based CFL Scheme Bachat Lamp Yojana CDM Based CFL Scheme
Individual CDM Project activities for CFL are also now eligible to participate in the BLY scheme in addition to the existing PoA with a view to broad base the BLY scheme.
The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), being the statutory body set up under the Energy Conservation Act, 2001 by the Government of India, will coordinate the Small-Scale CDM Project development and will facilitate implementation of the BLY pro..
Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation The scheme was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in June 2015 with the focus to establish infrastructure that could ensure adequate robust sewage networks and water supply for urban transformation by implementing urban revival projects. Rajasthan was the first state in the country to submit State Annual Action Plan under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT). The scheme Housing for All by 2022 and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) were launched..
Digital India Digital India is a campaign launched by the Government of India to ensure the Government's services are made available to citizens electronically by improved online infrastructure and by increasing Internet connectivity or by making the country digitally empowered in the field of technology. The initiative includes plans to connect rural areas with high-speed internet networks. Digital India consists of three core components, (a) development of secure and stable digital infrastructur..
Jobs Fair By National Career Service Jobs Fair By National Career Service
National Career Service is a Five Year Mission Mode Project launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister on 20th July, 2015. The project is being implemented by the Directorate General of Employment, Ministry of Labour & Employment. National Career Service (NCS) is a one-stop solution that provides a wide array of employment and career related services to the citizens of India. It works towards bridging the gap be..
Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) Ayushman Bharat
Ayushman Bharat, a flagship scheme of Government of India, was launched as recommended by the National Health Policy 2017, to achieve the vision of Universal Health Coverage (UHC). This initiative has been designed to meet Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and its underlining commitment, which is to "leave no one behind."
Ayushman Bharat is an attempt to move from sectoral and segmented approach of health service delivery to a compreh..
What is the difference between NPR and Population Census? What is the difference between NPR and Population Census?
The recent news about the Cabinet ministry’s fund approval for NPR Census has created confusion among people about these terms. Often used interchangeably, both the terms have completely different meanings. Let’s understand in detail through this article.
After the cabinet today approved an amount of Rs. 8700 crores for population census an Rs. 3900 crore for NPR (National Population Register), a lot o..
Insurance Related General Knowledge Practice Questions Insurance Related General Knowledge Practice Questions
1. National Agricultural Insurance Scheme replace Comprehensive Crop Insurance Scheme was introduced in the year–
(Ans : c)
2. Earlier it was thought safe to allow each financial institution to carry out only one type of finance service. But now Banks are selling ..
6 Cities rated 5 Star, 65 Cities rated 3 Star and 70 Cities rated 1 Star Shri Hardeep S, Puri, Minister of State (I/C) for Housing and Urban Affairs, hs informed that for the assessment year 2019-2020, a total of six cities have been certified as 5-Star (Ambikapur, Rajkot, Surat, Mysuru, Indore and Navi Mumbai), 65 cities as 3-Star and 70 cities as 1-Star. While announcing the results of the Star Rating of Garbage Free Cities, here today, Shri Puri also launched the revised protocol for the Star Rating of Garbage Free Cities at the event. The Star Rating Protocol was la..
Ayurveda - The 5000-year-old healing science The 5000-year-old healing science
Often called “the mother of healing science” is probably the oldest medical science known to mankind. The 5000-year-old sacred science means “The science of life” is also a way of life for complete positive health and spiritual attainments.
It is believed that the Hindu God of Ayurveda (Dhanvantar), He passed on this science to ..