With high returns, Senior Citizens Savings Scheme (SCSS) is the simplest investment options for those who are above the age of 60. Designed to benefit the senior citizens, the scheme was launched in 2004. Available through several public and private sector banks and India Post offices, Senior Citizens Savings Scheme offers an interest rate of 8.6% per […]Continue Reading..
Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY) is a non-inked and non-participating one-year life insurance scheme. It is a renewal term insurance policy that provides a yearly life insurance coverage of Rs 2 lakh in case of the demise of the insured person, at a premium rate of Rs 330 per annum. It may be […]Continue Reading..
The Modi Government has made some adaptation to the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana. Now, the farmers in any part of India can directly enroll with a single click at the official website of the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojna. This move of the Narendra Modi government would enable farmers of even those states where […]Continue Reading..
Introduction Government of India has launched the Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakaram (JSSK) on 1st June, 2011. The scheme is to benefit pregnant women who access Government health facilities for their delivery. Moreover it will motivate those who still choose to deliver at their homes to opt for institutional deliveries. All the States and UTs have […]Continue Reading..
Gender Based Violence (GBV) is a global health, human rights and development issue that transcends geography, class, culture, age, race and religion to affect every community and country in every corner of the world. The Article 1 of UN Declaration on the Elimination of Violence 1993 provides a definition of gender – based abuse, calling […]Continue Reading..
The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), which won the BJP-led NDA government a lot of rural women votes in the just concluded general elections, is expected to be further expanded under the incoming government with a focus on delivery and use of smaller 5 kg LPG gas cylinders. Under PMUY, gas connections are provided to […]Continue Reading..
To expand the scope of the flagship LPG-for-cooking scheme, the government has decided to extend it to all ration-card holding households. An announcement to this effect is likely early this week. The new beneficiaries will be those among holders of both ration cards and Aadhaar who will identify themselves as poor through self declaration, according […]Continue Reading..
‘Seva Bhoj Yojna’ is a Central Sector Scheme of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. It envisages to reimburse the Central Government share of Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) and Integrated Goods and Service Tax (IGST) so as to lessen the financial burden of such Charitable Religious Institutions who provide Food/Prasad/Langar (Community Kitchen)/Bhandara free […]Continue Reading..
The interest rates on Post Office schemes have been cut by 0.1 per cent in the second quarter of 2019. However, the Post Office Small Savings Schemes still offer high rates compared to similar products offered by other financial institutions, and that too with Sovereign guarantee from the Government of India. Along with the Sovereign […]Continue Reading..
The world is grappling with the issue of climate change. Newspapers are brimming with reports of losses in agricultural income, the melting of glaciers, deaths due to heat waves, city lanes clouded with toxic smoke, a rise in sea levels, etc. all thanks to this global warming menace, which is only expected to get worse. […]Continue Reading..