सामयिक विषय: Planning & Project

L-G approves Delhi government education loan scheme

Higher Education and Skill Development Guarantee Scheme

Question: When was the Higher Education and Skill Development Guarantee Scheme launched by the Delhi Government?
(a) September, 2015
(b) October, 2016
(c) September, 2017
(d) October 2, 2017
Answer- (a)
Related Facts:

  • Delhi Government’s High Education and Skill Development Guarantee Scheme was approved by Lt Governor Anil Baijal on October 4, 2017.
  • The scheme was started 2 years ago (in September, 2015) to provide loans to students for higher education by the Delhi Government.
  • Under this scheme, loans upto Rs 10 lakh will be provided to the students.
  • The guarantor of this amount will be the state government.
  • The purpose of the scheme is to help the students to achieve higher education.
  • This year, this scheme has also been extended to the students of Delhi who want to get higher education in any part of the country.

Reference:
https://www.ndtv.com/delhi-news/lieutenant-governor-approves-delhi-governments-education-loan-scheme-1758724
http://www.livemint.com/Politics/TIcSfQ3BRK07xrFJ10SZqI/Delhi-govt-launches-higher-education-guarantee-scheme.html

Health Insurance Scheme to be launched in Jharkhand on Nov 15

Mukhya Mantri Swasthya Bima Yojana

Question: Recently, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghuvar Das announced to start of the Mukhya Mantri Swasthya Bima Yojana (Chief Minister Health Insurance Scheme) in the state soon. Which of the following is not correct in this regards?
(a) This announcement was made by the Chief Minister on October 8, 2016.
(b) The scheme will be started from Ranchi district on November 15, 2017.
(c) The entire scheme will be implemented from December 28, 2017.
(d) 57 lakh families will beneficiary under this scheme.
Answer- (a)
Related Facts:

  • On October 6, 2017, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghuvar Das announced the start of the Chief Minister’s Health Insurance scheme shortly in the state.
  • The scheme will be started from Ranchi district on November 15, 2017.
  • This plan will be implemented in full state till December 28, 2017.
  • 57 lakh families benefiting under the National Food Security Act of the State will get the benefit of this scheme.
  • Under the scheme provision of 50,000 rupees secondary care, 2 lakh rupees special care and besides an additional Rs 30,000 for health of elderly persons.
  • Under this scheme, poor beneficiaries will not have to spend any expenditure on their health check and treatment.
  • The government will provide a card to the beneficiaries.

Reference:
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ranchi/health-insurance-scheme-to-be-launched-in-jharkhand-on-november-15/articleshow/60981580.cms
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/health-insurance-scheme-to-be-launched-in-jharkhand-on-nov-15/1/1063096.html

NMCG Approves Eight Projects worth over Rs 700 Crore Under Namami Gange Programme

Approval of 8 projects under Namami Gange program

Question: Recently, the National Mission for Clean Ganga has approved eight projects under Namami Gange program. What is the estimated cost of these projects?
(a) More than 700 crores
(b) Up to 500 crores
(c) Up to 350 Crore
(d) More than 50 crores
Answer: (a)
Related Facts:

  • National Mission for Clean Ganga has approved eight projects under Namami Gange program worth Rs. 700 crore.
  • Of these, four pertain to sewage management in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal.
  • Three are related to treatment of drains through bio-remediation at an estimated cost of Rs 4.29 crore and one of inventorization and surveillance of river Ganga.
  • Project for pollution inventorization, assessment and surveillance on river Ganga has an estimated cost of Rs 42.9 crore.
  • Its purpose is to monitor the environmental regulation and water quality in the River Ganges.
  • In Uttar Pradesh, sewage treatment related works at an estimated cost of Rs 213.62 crore have also been approved that includes construction of two STPs (28 MLD + 05 MLD) in Farrukabad and one 2 MLD STP at Bargadiya drain in Fatehpur.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintHindiRelease.aspx?relid=67552
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=171519
http://www.jagran.com/news/national-projects-worth-rs-700-crore-sanctioned-for-namami-gange-programme-16840250.html

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