Government Committees, Schemes & Bills - Current Affairs for February, 2015

Government Committees, Schemes & Bills Current Affairs for February, 2015

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▼ NSFA implemented in 11 states   [02-27-15]

Allocation of foodgrains to 11 States/Union Territories (UTs) namely, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab and Rajasthan has started under the Act based on the preparedness and identification of beneficiaries for coverage under the Act, reported by them. NFSA provides for coverage of upto 75% of the rural population and upto 50% of the urban population of the country for receiving foodgrains at subsidized prices under Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS), corresponding to which State-wise coverage has been determined by the Planning Commission.

▼ Kayalkalp, Railway Council set up for business re-engineering in India   [02-27-15]

The Union Railway Minister Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu announced the Railways intention to set up an innovation council called “Kayakalp” for the purpose of business re-engineering and introducing a spirit of innovation in Railways in accordance with the vision of Hon’ble Prime Minister for Innovation, Technology Development and Manufacturing.

▼ NE Region Textile Promotion Scheme- Full form of NERTPS   [02-27-15]

NERTPS is an umbrella scheme for the development of various segments of textiles i.e; Silk, handlooms, handicrafts and apparels & garments. The scheme has a total outlay of Rs. 1038.10 crore in the 12th Five Year Plan.

▼ NABARD gets special INR 2000 crore fund for financing Food Park entrepreneurs   [02-27-15]

Loan is extended by NABARD from the Fund to various categories of promoters in food processing sector, such as Individual entrepreneurs, State Governments, State Government Agencies, cooperatives, Farmers Producer Organizations (FPOs), corporate, companies etc.

▼ Nationwide Soil Health Card Scheme launched on 19thFebruary 2015 to assess soil health and fertility   [02-24-15]

The Soil Health Card scheme will be launched at a rally in Suratgarh town in Sriganganagar district of Rajasthan. The scheme is aimed at providing soil health cards to over 14 crore farmers in the next three years to check overuse of fertilisers in farm lands. Under the scheme, farmers will be issued a card after scientific analysis of the soil of their farms.

▼ Udaan Scheme launched for training J&K Youth   [02-24-15]

The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and the Ministry of Home Affairs are undertaking a special recruitment drive in Kupwara area of Jammu and Kashmir. Over 10 corporates from across India will be visiting Kupwara for a two day recruitment drive on 18th and 19th February 2015. The corporates from various sectors including Finance, Tourism, Human Resource, Construction, Automation and Information Technology & IT Enabled Services will be scouting for fresh talent from the border district of Kupwara.

▼ PAHAL Yojana- largest cash transfer scheme in the world   [02-23-15]

Till now over 10 crore citizens have been registered as a part of the PAHAL Yojana. PAHAL Yojana will bring an end to black-marketeering and subsidy will reach people more effectively.

▼ Bihar promotes free education for SC, ST and girls till post graduation   [02-23-15]

The government would reimburse the financial loss to such universities/colleges after gathering the actual information about it. This will cost the state exchequer Rs 29 crore annually.

▼ COD scheme launched by IRTC for booking rail tickets   [02-23-15]

This facility is available in more than 200 cities. Main aim is to make the bookings faster. New Website launched for this purpose is

▼ JNNURM renamed Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation   [02-23-15]

The Narendra Modi government has plans to renew the 10-year old Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) and name it after the first BJP prime minister. The renewed scheme will now be known as Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT).

▼ DLCS for Defence Pensioners Jeevan Praman was launched in Puducherry   [02-23-15]

The scheme introduced by the city Sainik Welfare Office aims to empower the pensioners’ by providing an additional option to submit life certificate using the information technology at his/her convenience including the option of submitting from individual’s home through bio-reader enabled personal computer or mobile.