General knowledge and current affairs are very important subjects for scoring good marks in all SSC exams. Almost 60-80% questions are asked from these subjects under the GK section. GK sections of all SSC exams carry equal weight as other sections have. Therefore, preparation of GK section is very necessary. In this subject, you are not required to put extra efforts. If you know the answers, then you can easily attempt these questions without taking any extra time. The asked questions are very general in nature. With these questions, SSC wants to know, “Are you aware of the current/important events and facts?” In SSC exams, you will always find some questions based on the latest or important government schemes and the intent behind these questions is to confirm your basic knowledge on these schemes.
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In the following article, we will discuss about the various government schemes introduced by various ministries, which are very important from the exam’s point of view. Out of these schemes, you can easily find 2-4 questions in the SSC exams. Let us know about these schemes-
Operation green was announced in the Union Budget 2018-19 with an allocation of Rs. 500 crores. The idea behind this scheme is to double the income of farmers by the end of 2022. It focuses on the farmer’s production organizations, processing facilities, agri-logistics, and professional management.
Ayushman Bharat is a National Health Protection Scheme, which aims to cover the poor and vulnerable families providing coverage up to 5 lakh rupees per family per year for secondary and tertiary hospitalization. It was launched across the country on 25th September 2018.
This scheme is introduced under Union budget 2018 aimed at establishing the Eklavya schools for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes by 2022. These schools will be established in 50% tribal areas with a minimum population of 20,000 tribal.
Affordable Housing Fund
Finance minister Arun Jaitley announced that an Affordable Housing Fund will be established under the National Housing Bank funded from priority sector lending shortfall and fully serviced bonds authorized by the center.
RISE Scheme (Revitalising Infrastructure and systems in Education)
RISE scheme was announced in Union budget 2017-18. It aims at lending low cost funds to the government higher educational institutions including all centrally-funded institutes like IITs, IIMs, NITs, and IISERs. These institutions can borrow up to Rs. 1,00,000 crores over the next four years for building and expanding the new infrastructures.
Prime Minister Fellowship Scheme (PMFS)
The Prime Minister’s Fellowship Scheme for Doctoral Research is a public-private partnership (PPP) between Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB), which is an autonomous body under the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana
This scheme incorporates all ongoing schemes of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries. It includes schemes such as mega food parks, integrated cold chain and value addition infrastructure, creation/ expansion of food processing/ preservation capacities (unit scheme), infrastructure for agro-processing clusters, creation of backward and forward linkages, food safety and quality assurance infrastructure, and human resources and institutions.
Biotech-KISAN (Krishi Innovation Science Application Network) is introduced by the Ministry of Science & Technology in order to apply science for boosting the rural economy. Under this programme, a network of farmers and scientists / experts will be formed to find solutions.
Sampoorna Bima Gram (SBG) Yojana
It is an expanded coverage of postal life insurance to provide affordable life insurance services to the rural areas. It was launched by the minister of communications Shri Manoj Sinha.
Pradhan Mantri FASAL Bima Yojana (PMFBY)
It was launched by the Government of India in April 2016. This scheme is mandatory for farmers, who have taken institutional loans from banks and optional for the other farmers. The scheme covers the yield loss, poor-harvest loss, and localized calamities.
PMFSY supports the sustainable production in agriculture sector by the following ways-
It was launched by the union health minister J.P. Nadda on 25th December 2014. The aim of this scheme is to achieve full immunization coverage for all children and pregnant women at a rapid pace.
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