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GoI constitutes committee to decide modalities of Kisan Rail


The Union Government of India has constituted a committee to finalize modalities of Kisan Rail. This committee has been made under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare along with representatives of the Indian Railways. “Kisan Rail” is planned to be set up through the public-private-partnership (PPP) mode and will facilitate a cold supply chain to transport the perishable goods. It was proposed by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during her budget speech of 2020-21 to set up a seamless National Cold Supply Chain for perishables like fish, milk and meat.

‘GOAL’ programme started for Digital Skilling of Tribal Youth

‘GOAL’ programme
  • GOAL (Going Online As Leaders)” programme has been released by the Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Shri Arjun Munda for Digital Skilling of Tribal Youth.
  • The Going Online As Leaders (GOAL) is a mutual initiative of Facebook India with the Ministry of Tribal affairs.

Defence Minister allows Defence Testing Infrastructure scheme

Rajnath Singh
  • A Defence Testing Infrastructure Scheme (DTIS) has been recommended by the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh with an expense of Rs 400 crore.
  • The scheme has been accepted to contribute private-sector defence and aerospace companies affordable facilities to test as well as validate the weaponry designed by them.

Webinar on “Van Dhan Scheme: Learnings for post-COVID-19”

Department of Science and Technology, Government of Rajasthan
  • A Webinar under Know Your Scheme-Lecture Series on “Van Dhan Yojana: Learning For Post Covid-19” was launched by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of Rajasthan in agreement with Trifed, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India.

Centre started three new schemes to support electronics manufacturing in India

Electronics manufacturing
  • Central Government on 2nd June has declared three schemes worth Rs 50,000 crore. The schemes are Production Linked Incentive Scheme, Component Manufacturing Scheme, and Modified Electronics Manufacturing Clusters Scheme – will be executed from June 2 for the growth of the electronics manufacturing sector in India.

Govt starts “TULIP” portal to provide internships to graduates, engineers

Govt starts “TULIP” portal to provide internships to graduates, engineers
  • Union human resource development (HRD) minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and minister of housing and urban affairs (MoHUA) Hardeep Singh Puri on 4th June together initiated The Urban Learning Internship Programme (TULIP) to give internship opportunities to thousands of fresh graduates and engineers of the county under the ‘Smart City’ projects.

Power Minister starts the ‘#iCommit’ initiative on World Environment Day

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar started the “Nagar Van” scheme
  • Shri R. K. Singh, the Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy,  started the ‘#iCommit’ campaign, on the occasion of World Environment Day. The initiative is a clarion call to all stakeholders and individuals to keep moving towards energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability to make a robust and resilient energy system in the future.

Maximum ever allocation of fund worth Rs 1,01,500 crore in MGNREGS for FY 2020-21

MGNREGS for FY 2020-21
  • A plan of Rs 1,01,500 crore has been presented under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) in the present financial year 2020-2021.
  • For the financial year 2020-21, a total of Rs 31,493 crore has already been released which is more than 50 percent of the budget calculation of the current Financial Year.

Govt starts Aarogya Path portal for healthcare supply chain

PM Modi
  • The central government digitally started AarogyaPath on June 12, 2020. It is a web-based solution for the healthcare supply chain portal. It will give real-time availability of significant healthcare supplies for manufacturers, customers, and suppliers.

Minister of State for Home Affairs Kishan Reddy starts “GermiBAN” in Hyderabad

Minister of State for Home Affairs Kishan Reddy starts “GermiBAN” in Hyderabad
  • Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, G Kishan Reddy started GermiBAN at AIC ALEAP We-Hub, here, on 14th June.
  • The device begun has UV C and other B, C, D components, the patenting technology that destroys surface and air microbes at 99.9 percent, useful for quarantine wards, hospitals for killing viruses like Corona.

Central Govt approved Rs 156.61 Crore for FY20-21 to Tripura for implementation of JJM in State

Jal Jeevan Mission
  • For the year 2020-21, the fund allocation for the implementation of JJM in Tripura has been enhanced from Rs 107.64 Crore to Rs 156.61 Crore. With an initial balance of Rs 136.45 Crore available with the State and along with this year’s allocation of Rs 156.61 Crore, and considering the State matching share, a total of Rs 320.16 Crore will be available with the state.

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