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List of Nationalised Banks in India 2019 [UPDATED]

According to the IMF (International Monetary Fund), Nationalisation is a process by which the government takes over private assets and brings them under public ownership. Nationalisation of banks came into existence on July 19, 1969. That day 14 banks were nationalised by the government of India. Most of the nationalised banks in India are ...

List of 8 Wonders of the World 2019

Great Wall of China, Petra, Christ the Redeemer, Machu Picchu, Chichen Itza, Taj Mahal, Great Pyramid of Giza are the eight wonders of the world. New 8 Wonders of the World were unveiled in 2007. More than 100 million votes were cast worldwide from a list of 21 finalists. The global project was spearheaded by […]

What is National Electronics Policy 2019

The Union Cabinet on February 19, 2019 approved the National Electronics Policy (NEP) 2019, which provides incentives to promote domestic manufacturing of electronics with a target turnover of $ 400 billion by 2025. Main features of the policy are following: • An ‘interest-subvention scheme’, under which the government intends to ...

New Initiative SWAYATT and GeM Start-up Runway Launched

Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu, launched SWAYATI in New Delhi on February 19, 2019. SWAYATT is an initiative to promote Start-ups, Women and Youth Advantage Through eTransactions on Government eMarketplace (GeM). This will bring together the key stakeholders within the Indian entrepreneurial ...

What is Annadata Sukhibhava Scheme AP 2019

Andhra Pradesh has taken the PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi portal a notch above by merging it with its own Annadata Sukhibhava Scheme : • The state government now promises Rs. 10,000 per annul to all farmers in the state, irrespective of the size of their land holding. The Annadata Sukhibhava, an investment support scheme, promises direct […]

What is Yuva Swabhiman Yojana Scheme MP 2019

Madhya Pradesh Government has launched “Yuva Swabhiman Yojana. It is a programme which is internally being termed as ‘urban MGNREGA’. The programme would not be a simple dole. The government has linked the programme to provision of state services. The YSY has the following salient features: • The state government would first ...

What is Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-Dhan Scheme

Finance Minister Piyush Goyal announced, in his maiden budget speech 2019-20, a mega pension scheme for the workers of unorganized sector. The mega pension scheme is known as Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan. This scheme is meant for workers in unorganised sector such as maids, drivers and so on whose monthly income does not exceed […]

What is Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme

In the interim Union budget 2019-20, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal announced direct income diretired income support of Rs. 6,000 per year to 12 crore small and marginal farmers holding cultivable land up to 2 hectare. The scheme was officially launched on February 24, 2019 in Gorakhpur by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, although, the scheme ...

Complete List of Oscar Winners 2019 – 91st Academy Awards

The 91st Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscar A wards, were conferred in different categories at a splendid and star-studded award ceremony in Los Angeles, the USA on February 24, 2019. Peter Farrelly’s ‘Green Book’ emerged the big winner of the prestigious Oscar awards this year, by sweeping three honours including ...

Uttar Pradesh Budget 2019 Highlights : Rs 4.79 Lakh Cr Budget

Yogi Adityanath-Ied Uttar Pradesh government on February 7, 2019 presented the state budget for 2019-20. The Rs. 4.79 lakh crore annual budget tabled by Finance Minister Rajesh Agarwal comes ahead of upcoming general elections and is 12 per cent higher than the 2018-19 budget of Rs. 4,28,384.52 crore. The third budget of the government ...