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Central Government Schemes

Govt gets 45 initial bids for more than 200 regional routes

i. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has received 45 initial proposals coming in from 11 bidders covering more than 200 regional routes under Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) said by Civil Aviation Minister P. Ashok GajapathiRaju on January 18, 2017.

ii. These proposals will cover 65 airports out of of which 52 are unserved and 13 are underserved 

Union Cabinet Approves to Launch Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana 2017

As a part of government’s commitment for financial inclusion and social security the Union Cabinet has given its post-facto approval to launch Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana 2017 (VPBY 2017) on January 24, 2017.

  • The Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) would be the implementing body of the scheme during the current financial year.
  • The scheme aims to provide social security to elderly persons aged 60 years during their old age.
  • Under the scheme, an assured pension with guaranteed rate of return of 8% per annum would be provided for a period of ten years. Besides, the nominee would have an option for pension on a monthly / quarterly / halfyearly and annual basis.

Telangana and Assam Joins UDAY Scheme 

i. Assam and Telangana signed a pact with the Power Minister, PiyushGoyal to join the UDAY scheme on January 4, 2017 in New Delhi in a bid to improve the performance of state run power distribution companies (DISCOM).

ii. Since the launch of the UDAY Scheme, the Power Ministry has signed Agreements with 18 states to join the Scheme.

Tamil Nadu Becomes 21st State to Join UDAY

The Tamil Nadu Government signed an MoU with the Ministry of Power on January 9, 2017 to join the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) scheme which aims at reviving the financial turnaround of debt stressed electricity distribution companies of India (DISCOMs). With the agreement Tamil Nadu has become the 21st state to join UDAY scheme.

Entrepreneurship Development Scheme inaugurated in Mizoram

The Entrepreneurship Development Scheme (EDS) was launched under the New Economic Development Policy (NEDP) by Lalmalsawma in Mizoram, Mizoram Chief Secretary on January 
19, 2017.

♦ The State government has allocated Rs.2 Crore for New Economic Development Policy (NEDP)

Civil Aviation Ministry Announces First Flight under UDAN Scheme to Take off in February 2017

i. The Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha, on January 19, 2017 announced that the under UDAN (Ude Desh Ke Aam Naagrik) Scheme is likely to take off in February 2017.

ii. Presently there are 75 operational airport in the country and after the implementation of UDAN scheme 43 new airports will be added.

Cabinet approves Amendment in Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (M-SIPS)

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved amendment in the Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (M-SIPS) to attract investment in electronics manufacturing.

  • The amendment aims to further incentivize investments in Electronic Sector and further move towards the goal of ‘Net Zero imports’ in electronics by 2020.

State Government Schemes

Kerala CM Inaugurates e-Health Kerala scheme at Peroorkada Hospital

i. The Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan launched the IT Project, e-Health Kerala which is named Jeevan Rekha on January 25, 2017 at Peroorkada Model Government Hospital.

ii. The project has been developed by the Health Department in association with the state IT Mission. It aims to create a centralized database that will have the complete healthcare records of all the citizens in the state through the digitization of government hospitals.

Arunachal launches ‘Dulari Kanya’ scheme to check infant mortality

i. Arunachal Pradesh launched ‘Dulari Kanya’, a special scheme to check infant mortality in 
the state.
ii. Governor V Shanmuganathan launched the scheme, under which the government will deposit Rs 20,000 in the bank account of a girl child, born in any government hospital.

iii. It would be paid along with the accrued interest after she attains 18 years of her age.

Madhya Pradesh Launches Digital Dakiya Scheme For Digital Literacy

i. Madhya Pradesh government inaugurated a first of its kind scheme of the country, “Digital Dakiya” in Indore on January 14, 2017 to encourage cashless transaction in the state.

ii .Under the scheme, a Digital Postman referred as Digital Dakiya would visit door to door in both urban and rural areas to train households specially women and elderly people about digitized transactions

Anandam Scheme Launched in Madhya Pradesh to Help Poor

i. Madhya Pradesh government lead by Shivraj Singh Chouhan has launched Aanandam programme of the newly-formed Aanand Department.

ii. Aim : To help the poor and the needed person.

iii. Aanandam scheme will help the poor people to get the daily needs like like jackets, sarees, blankets, utensils, school bags from the wealthy people. For this particular place is alloacted in each district to collect this items.

Chandrababu Naidu Launches ArogyaRaksha Scheme to cover APL Families

Chandrbabu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh launched a new health scheme, ArogyaRaksha Scheme on January 1, 2017 at TummalapalliKalakshetram in Vijayawada to provide the medical treatment to the people of the Above Poverty Line at Rs. 1200 premium per annum.
Aim:To achieve the ambitious target of making the state among top three best developed state in the country by 2020 and first best developed state by 2050.

Features of ArogyaRaksha Scheme

The ArogyaRaksha Scheme would provide health insurance coverage to about 35 Lakh Above Poverty Line families in the state.

  • Under the scheme, an end-to-end cashless service would be rendered to a total of 1044 diseases covered under the scheme. Unlike other insurance schemes pre existing disease will not be considered.
  • To avail the ArogyaRaksha scheme benefits, every individual of the family would be required to pay Rs. 100 per month or Rs. 1200 per annum as policy premium.
  • A total of 432 hospitals including 80 government general hospitals have been enrolled for the implementation of the scheme.
  • The scheme would provide an insurance coverage of up to Rs. 2 Lakh per annum and free treatment in any 432 corporate hospitals in the state.

The scheme is estimated to cost Rs 160.56 crore and the government would sanction the necessary allocations for the scheme in the budget session 2017-2018.

Telangana to Provide Monetary Help of Rs. 1000 to Single Women in State

i. The Telangana Government led by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, announced a new scheme on January 6, 2017, to provide financial assistance of Rs. 1000 per month to poor single women in the state.

ii. Making an announcement in the Legislative Assembly, the CM informed that the new scheme will be implemented from April 2017 and necessary funds will be allocated in the upcoming 

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