1.JANUARY 2018

Bhavantar Bharpayee Yojana

Government: Haryana

Aim/Purpose: With a view to protect the farmers interest and encourage them to resort to diversification of crops in which tomato, onion, potato and cauliflower have been included. To assure farmers of fair prices for their produce and emphasising on diversification of crops.

24×7 power supply

Government: Telangana

Aim/Purpose: To provide free power supply to agriculture sector

‘Electoral Bonds’ scheme (very important) read full information for this scheme 

Government: Central Government

Aim/Purpose: for increasing transparency in political funding. It makes India first country in the world to have such unique bonds for electoral funding.

In order to “cleanse the system of political funding in the country” and in keeping with the government’s desire to move to a cashless economy, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday expanded on some of the details of the electoral bonds scheme. The scheme, announced during the 2017 Budget, aims to account the donations made to all major political parties.
What is it?
An electoral bond is designed to be a bearer instrument like a Promissory Note — in effect, it will be similar to a bank note that is payable to the bearer on demand and free of interest. It can be purchased by any citizen of India or a body incorporated in India.
How do you use it?
The bonds will be issued in multiples of ₹1,000, ₹10,000, ₹1 lakh, ₹10 lakh and ₹1 crore and will be available at specified branches of State Bank of India. They can be bought by the donor with a KYC-compliant account. Donors can donate the bonds to their party of choice which can then be cashed in via the party’s verified account within 15 days.
What are the other conditions?
Every party that is registered under section 29A of the Representation of the Peoples Act, 1951 (43 of 1951) and has secured at least one per cent of the votes polled in the most recent Lok Sabha or State election will be allotted a verified account by the Election Commission of India. Electoral bond transactions can be made only via this account.
The bonds will be available for purchase for a period of 10 days each in the beginning of every quarter, i.e. in January, April, July and October as specified by the Central Government. An additional period of 30 days shall be specified by the Central Government in the year of Lok Sabha elections.
As explained by Mr. Jaitley, the electoral bonds will not bear the name of the donor. In essence, the donor and the party details will be available with the bank, but the political party might not be aware of who the donor is. The intention is to ensure that all the donations made to a party will be accounted for in the balance sheets without exposing the donor details to the public.
Will it be tax deductible?
During the Budget presentation in February 2017, the Finance Minister had proposed that the maximum amount of cash donation that a political party can receive be capped at ₹2,000 and that parties be entitled to receive donations by cheque or digital mode, in addition to electoral bonds.
In a press conference that followed, he had added that donations would be tax deductible. “A donor will get a deduction and the recipient, or the political party, will get tax exemption, provided returns are filed by the political party,” said Mr. Jaitley.

Integrated solar based micro irrigation scheme (ISBMI)

Government: Haryana

Aim/Purpose: Solar based micro irrigation system would not only save electricity and water considerably but also prove to be economical for the farmers. The farmers would not be required to install tubewells at their own level instead they just have to pay a nominal amount for water according the crops.

Mukhyamantri Kalakar Sahayata Yojana (MMKSY)

Government: Odisha

Aim/Purpose: To give financial assistance to artists. Under this scheme, male artists with minimum 50 years of age and female artists with minimum 40 years of age can avail the financial assistance under this scheme.

Balasaheb Thackeray Shaheed Sanmaan’ scheme

Government: Maharashtra

Aim/Purpose: The family members of the martyrs will be provided in the MSRTC (Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation). Under the Balasaheb Thackeray Shaheed Sanmaan scheme the widows of the martyrs will be given lifetime free MSTRC bus passes.

Rapid Reporting System for the Scheme for Adolescent Girls.

Government: The Secretary of Ministry of Women and Child Development

Aim/Purpose: Scheme for Adolescent Girls — a web-based online monitoring to take corrective measures for their nutritional and health status through ensuring faster flow of information, accurate targeting of beneficiaries and reduction of leakages

Mahatma Gandhi Sarbat Vikas Yojana’

Government: Punjab

Aim/Purpose: This scheme is aimed at the inclusive growth of the distressed sections of the society. It will be on the line of Antyodaya principles (Antyodaya’ means rise of the last person) and will be implemented in the state’s rural areas.

The objective of scheme is to identify poor and distressed households which have been deprived of the benefits of the various welfare schemes launched by state government. It will give distressed sections much need socially or economically or psychologically help.

Saksham (Sanrakshan Kshamta Mahotsav)

Government: Central Government

Aim/Purpose: Aims at creating focused attention on fuel conservation through people centric activities and efficient use of petroleum products leading to better health and environment.

Khelo India School Games(very important) read full information for this scheme 

Government: Central Government

Aim/Purpose: To revive the sports culture in India at the grass-root level by building a strong framework for all sports played in our country and establishing India as a great sporting nation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared the inaugural of first edition Khelo India School Games (KISG) open at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi.

Key Facts

The first KISG were held under the Khelo India Programme to highlight India’s young sporting talent and showcase India’s sports potential. It was held across 16 disciplines in Under-17 age category. 5,000 school children from 29 states and seven union territories participated in mega sporting event held from January 31 to February 8, 2018. Total of 199 gold medals, 199 silver medals and 275 bronze medals were awarded at first KISG.

Khelo India Programme

The Khelo India programme was introduced by Ministry of Sports and Youth affairs to revive sports culture in India at grass-root level. Its objective is to build strong framework for all sports played in our country and establish India as great sporting nation. It is expected to help scout young talent from schools in various disciplines and groom them as future sports champions. Talented players will be identified under it in priority sports disciplines at various levels by High-Powered Committed and each will be provided annual financial assistance of Rs. 5 lakh for 8 years.

Cyber Surakshit Bharat Initiative

Government: MeitY

Aim/Purpose: To strengthen the cyber security ecosystem in India and it also aims to ‘Digital India’.

Stree Swabhiman Initiative

Government: MeITY

Aim/Purpose: Its aim is to create sustainable model for providing adolescent girls and women an access to affordable sanitary products by leveraging Common Service Centres (CSCs).

Teacher Associateship for Research Excellence (TARE) Scheme,

Overseas Visiting Doctoral Fellowship scheme, Distinguished Investigator Award and Augmenting Writing Skills for Articulating Research (AWSAR) scheme.Focus on youth to empower, recognise and motivate them.

Applications Launched in January 2018

NARI App: To empower women with easy access to information on government schemes and initiatives for women.

e-Samvad Portal: To facilitate a platform for NGOs and Civil Societies to interact with the Ministry of Women & Child Development.

Allied and Healthcare Professionals’ database Portal: Aims to ensure better systems and frameworks for the healthcare workforce of the country.

High Risk Pregnancy (HRP) Portal: Helps in early identification of high-risk pregnant cases up to the basic level and also ensures their timely referral to the civil hospitals for further management and delivery by specialists.

e-Sansad in Parliament and e-Vidhan in State Legislatures: To make the functioning of Parliament and State Legislatures paperless, participative, responsive, transparent, productive and more accountable.This environment friendly initiative is also in line with the Go Green initiative of the government.

Smart Freight Operation Optimisation & Real Time Information (SFOORTI) App: To plan the traffic flows and optimize freight operations. With this application, movement of freight trains on Geographic Information System (GIS) view can be tracked. Both passenger and freight trains can be tracked over through this application.

Odisha e-Hospital Management Information System (OeHMIS): To provide a computerized platform for online recording of clinical parameters of patients and reporting of performance criteria of hospitals. According to the system, patients can be registered online and can view and download their individual electronic health records at their doorstep through web portal or mobile application.

Management Information System (MIS) Portal: For Anganwadi Services Training Programme and to submitte applications/estimates by NGOs for carrying out Anganwadi Services (ICDS) Training through AWTCs/MLTCs.

Shakthi App: Quick police response cases of crimes against women.

Rail Yatri Guide’ Kiosk: A single point enquiry station for answering all the queries of passengers including guidance and navigation for accessing various facilities available at the station, read an official note.


Schemes Launched in February 2018

Kisan Urja Suraksha Utthaan Maha Abhiyaan KUSUM scheme

To incentivise farmers to run solar farm water pumps and to use baron land to generate solar power

Green deed Campaign

Union minister of Environment, Forest and climate change launched this scheme in this scheme  Students will give awareness about global warming and climate change

The Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) project

Launched by Governor of Himachal Pradesh, Mr Acharya Devrat To promote organic farming.

Green Good Deeds

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change To protect forest and climate


Uttar Pradesh State government in association with UNICEF To eradicate deadly Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) and Japanese Encephalitis (JE) disease in the state

Gobardhan Yojana(Galvanising Organic Bio Agro Resources) 

By Haryana government To provide organic manure and cow urine

National Deworming initiative

By The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare To deworm all preschool and school-age children

Asmita Yojana

Maharashtra government To supply and sale of sanitary pads and counselling the girls and women.

Atal Bhujal yojana

Central governmnet of India To tackle the country’s depleting groundwater level

Mission BUNIYAD 

Delhi Government has joined hand with Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD). To create a strong base in very initial studies ,


a scheme The Haryana government Designed to address various issues, including cleanliness and pollution

Baal Aadhaar’ card

The Unique Identification Authority of India Different for the children below the age of 5 years


Apps Launched in February 2018

Government e-Marketplace (GeM 3.0).

GeM is an Online Market platform The Ministry of Commerce & Industry To facilitate procurement of goods and services by various Ministries and agencies of the Government.To offer standardised and enriched catalogue management, powerful search engine, real time price comparison.

fly-ash mobile application

launched by Power Minister R K Singh To enable better management between ash producer and potential users.


an online agriculture market offering The union governmnet of India To offer best prices to farmers.


UDAY Scheme

The Government of India and the Union Territory of Lakshadweep To facilitate electricity power to each house

Viral Load testing for all People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV)”

Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare To provide free of cost viral load testing for 12 lakh PLHIV on treatment

24-hour helpline 14417

Tamil Nadu Government To provide information on education and offer guidance to students.

solar park Shakti Sthala

The Karnataka government To decrease dependence on traditional power sources and move to environmentally friendly ones to meet the growing power needs of the state.

AmaGaon, AmaVikas’ programme

The Odisha government To reach out to the people in rural areas and involve themselves in the developmental activities.

Arogya Karnataka’ scheme

The Karnataka government To provide quality primary, secondary and tertiary treatment to both BPL and APL families in the state.

National Medicinal Plants Board

The Himachal Pradesh government To provide inputs for conservation, cultivation, and technology up gradation, sale of medicinal plants, training and research, and development of region-specific planting material

scheme of fully computerised Driver Training Facilities

Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga RejuvenationShri Nitin Gadkari in New Delhi To make process of approving such as driving licenses will be made fully computerised.

Mukhyamantri Mahila Kosh’ scheme Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan To help women who aren’t married and are above the age of 50

Ayushman Bharat scheme(important)   

The central governmnet of India To ensure better healthcare facilities for the poor

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first Health and Wellness Centre in Bijapur, Chhattisgarh to mark the launch of Ayushman Bharat Yojana- National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM). The insurance scheme dubbed as Modicare was announced in Union Budget 2018 and was approved by Union Cabinet in March 2018 with budgetary support of Rs 10,500 crore. It is world’s largest government-funded healthcare programme.

Ayushman Bharat Yojana

It aims to target over 10 crore families belonging to poor and vulnerable population based on Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011 (SECC) database. It will cover of Rs. 5 lakh per family per year, taking care of almost all secondary care and tertiary care procedures. There will be no cap on family size and age in the scheme.

Under it, the government aims to set up 1.5 lakh wellness centres by 2022 that will leverage on comprehensive primary health care for preventive, promotive and curative care. Benefits covered under it include pre and post-hospitalisation expenses. It will also cover all pre-existing conditions from beginning of policy. It will also pay defined transport allowance per hospitalization to beneficiary.

POSHAN Abhiyaan

The Ministry of Women and Child Development To strengthen and empower women and child

KHUSHI’ Scheme

The Odisha government To Provide Free Sanitary Pads

LaQshya scheme

The Ministry of Women and Child Development To Improve Quality Of Maternity Care

Videsh Aaya Pradesh ke Dwaar

The Ministry of External Affairs To strengthen public diplomacy and to enhance the commitment to take mandates of our foreign policy to the all the people




LaQshya’ Scheme.

To improve the quality of care in labour room and maternity Operation Theatre (OT).


Employment Generation Programme.

To create sustainable estimated employment opportunities for 15 lakh persons in three financial years.

this program launched by Cabinet Committee.


RISE(Revitalising Infrastructure and Systems in Education)Scheme.

To mobilise funds from the market and offer 10-year loans to centrally-run institutes.

Parivartan Scheme.

To addressing major 10 issues including cleanliness and pollution.

launched by State government of Haryana.

Asmita Yojana.

To remove the taboo associated with the topic of menstrual hygiene with increased awareness.

by-Maharashtra government.


Anti-Narcotics Scheme.

To combats illicit trafficking in drugs and psychotropic substance.

by-The Government of India.


Prakash hai to Vikas hai.

To provide free household power connection for the poor.

by-Uttar Pradesh government.


Kisan Uday Yojana.

For saving the power consumption.

by-Uttar Pradesh government.


High purity gold reference standard.

To the consumers and public at large to ensure purity of gold.

by-The Bharatiya Nirdeshak Dravya.


Saubhagya Scheme.

To provide free electricity connections to poor people in the jammu & Kashmir.

by-P.M. Narendra Modi’s Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojona.


“Rural Livelihood” scheme.

It will benefit the tribals and the lower socioeconomic groups.

‘Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra’ Scheme.

To empowering rural women through community participation to create an environment in which they realize their full potential.

by-The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs.


Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana.

To increase the reach of Philately.

Minister of Communications Shri Manoj Sinha today launched a Pan India scholarship program for school children called Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana to increase the reach of Philately. Under the scheme of SPARSH (Scholarship for Promotion of Aptitude & Research in Stamps as a Hobby), it is proposed to award annual scholarships to children of Standard VI to IX having good academic record and also pursuing Philately as a hobby through a competitive selection process in all postal circles.

Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY).

To make farming as a remunerative economic activity through strengthening the farmer’s effort, risk mitigation and promoting agri¬business entrepreneurship


“Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana”

To provide the compensation for agriculture products whenever its price fall below the announced minimum support prices (MSP) by the central government.

by-madhya Pradesh govt


Name of the portal or Apps launched in April 


Rupashree scheme

by West Bengal State Government for marriage of poor girls


Mother’s Absolute Affection (MAA) programme

Himachal Pradesh Health Minister Vipin Parmar to promote breastfeeding


Delhi-Pathankot flight under UDAN scheme

Suresh Prabhu to improve regional connectivity as per the UDAN


Gobardhan Yojana

Government managing and converting cattle dung and solid waste into manure and biogas

Ganga Hariteema Yojana (Ganga Greenery scheme)

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to enhance green cover in the catchment areas of the river Ganga , also control the land erosion

Water ATM policy

Haryana State Government to provide clean drinking water to people at public places.

e-FRRO scheme

Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh foreigners in India would be able to get as many as 27 Visa and Immigration related services from the comfort of their place of stay, through email/post without appearing in person at the FRRO office.