Month: February 2019

SATH-E Project and KUSUM Scheme

PIB Summary SATH-E Project Sustainable Action for Transforming Human Capital in Education (SATH-E) Project implemented by NITI Aayog. The SATH-E: An initiative in based on formal agreements with the States and will be funded through a cost-sharing mechanism between NITI Aayog and the participating states. The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Piramal Foundation for Education [...]

Use of Space Technology for Border Management

PIB Summary Use of Space Technology for Border Management Union Government has formed a Task Force for identifying areas for use of space technology in improving border management headed by Joint Secretary (Border Management) with members from Border Guarding Forces (BGFs) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Highlights: The project will strengthen island and border [...]

Banking Sector Reforms

PIB Summary Banking Sector Reforms To strengthen banks and foster a culture of clean and responsible banking, the Government has followed a comprehensive 4 R’s approach of recognition, resolution, recapitalization and reforms. Steps taken: Reforms, as per the public sector Banking reforms agenda adopted by PSBs:- increasing access to banking services from home and mobile [...]

Development of Space Technology

PIB Summary Development of Space Technology Some of the new developments made in the last three years are as listed below : Development of highly polished optical mirrors – for a solar coronographic mission – Aditya-L1 Development of large, light-weight collimators with non-cylindrical aperture – for x-ray polarimetric applications – XpoSAT mission Development of indigenous [...]

Categorisation of Farmers

PIB Summary Categorisation of Farmers As per the results (provisional) of latest Agriculture Census 2015-16, the operational holdings are categorised in five size classes as follows:- Sl. No. Category Size-Class       1 Marginal Below 1.00 hectare       2 Small 1.00-2.00 hectare       3 Semi- Medium 2.00-4.00 hectare     [...]

Jan Dhan Darshak

PIB Summary Jan Dhan Darshak Department of Financial Services (DFS), Ministry of Finance and National Informatics Centre  (NIC) has jointly developed a mobile app called Jan Dhan Darshak as a part of financial inclusion (FI) initiative . About the App: As the name suggests, this app will act as a guide for the common people [...]

Kisan Credit Cards

PIB Summary Kisan Credit Card (KCC) is a credit scheme prevalent in India, which was introduced in August 1998 all over the country. Highlights: The prime motive of this credit scheme is to enable farmers in having quick and timely access to affordable credit. The plan was launched by the NABARD and Reserve Bank of [...]

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN)

PIB Summary To provide an assured income support to the small and marginal farmers, Government is launching a historic programme namely “Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN)”. Highlights: Under this programme, vulnerable landholding farmer families, having cultivable land upto 2 hectares, will be provided direct income support at the rate of Rs 6,000 per year. [...]

Highlights Of Interim Budget 2019-20

PIB Summary The key highlights of the Interim Budget 2019-20 presented by the Union Minister for Finance. New Announcements Farmers 12 crore small and marginal farmers to be provided with assured yearly income of Rs. 6000 per annum under PM-KISAN.Outlay of Rs. 75,000 crore for FY 2019-20 with additional Rs. 20,000 crore in RE 2018-19 [...]

What is CORSIA?

PIB Summary Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation, or CORSIA, is an emission mitigation approach for the global airline industry, developed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Highlights: It addresses emissions from international air travel. Through CORSIA, the aviation industry is aiming for a carbon neutral growth from 2020. It has three [...]