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Important government schemes for CDS (I) examination 2019

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Important government schemes for CDS (I) examination 2019

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We all know how essential CDS exam is for a defence aspirant. It is a golden opportunity to earn that olive green uniform for yourself. Therefore, we must not take any chance with the preparation for the exam. Multiple questions regarding schemes of government are seen in the CDS paper. In this post, we will see about some of the essential projects that may be asked in your CDS(I) EXAM 2019.

  1. Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY)
  • Launch Date-
  • This scheme was launched by the Prime Minister on 28th August 2014.
  • Slogan-
  • “ Mera Khata- Bhagya Vidhaata
  • Objective-
  • Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana is National Mission for Financial Inclusion to ensure access to financial services, namely, Banking/ Savings & Deposit Accounts, Remittance, Credit, Insurance, Pension in an affordable manner.
  • Zero Balance account.
  • RuPay debit card with an in-built accident insurance cover of Rs.1 lakh.
  • Life insurance cover of Rs. 30000/-.
  1. Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY)
  • Launch Date-
  • The scheme was launched by the Prime Minister on 8th April 2015.
  • MUDRA stands for Micro-Units Development and Refinance Agency.
  • Objective-
  • The primary purpose of the scheme is to provide financial support for the growth of micro-enterprises sector.
  • There are three categories under this scheme:
  • Shishu: Loan up to Rs. 50,000.
  • Kishore: Loan is ranging from Rs. 50,000  to Rs. 5 lakhs.
  • Tarun: Loan above Rs. 5 lakhs and below Rs. 10 lakhs.
  1. Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY)
  • Launch Date
  • The Prime Minister launched this scheme on 9th May 2015.
  • Objective-
  • The primary objective of the scheme is to provide life insurance cover to all Indian citizens.
  • The scheme is available to all Indian citizens between the age of 18 to 50 years.
  • All the Indian citizens between 18-50 years of age having a saving bank account are eligible for the scheme.
  • Under the scheme, a person gets a life insurance cover of Rs.2 Lakh with an annual premium of just Rs.330 excluding service tax.


  1. Atal pension Yojana
  • Launch Date-
  • The scheme was launched on 9th May 2015 by the Prime Minister.
  • Objective-
  • The main aim of the scheme is to increase the number of people covered under any pension scheme.
  • The scheme is available to all Indian citizens between the age of 18-40 years.
  • The scheme provides a fixed pension for the subscribers ranging between Rs.1000 to Rs.5000.
  • It is mainly targeted to unorganised sector workers.


  1. Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY)
  • Launch Date-
  • This Government Initiative was launched on 25th June 2015 by the Prime Minister.
  • Objective-
  • The government aims to provide about 5 Crore affordable homes to the people belonging to Economically Weaker Sections and Lower Income Group categories by the year 2022.
  • A subsidy ranging between INR 1 lakh and INR 2.30 lakh will be granted to lower income groups of the urban
  • The government will provide financial assistance to poor home buyers and also provide subsidy on home loans.


  1. Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)
  • Launch Date-
  • The scheme was launched on 18th February 2016 by Prime Minister as a part of Modi government
  •  Objective-
  • The main objective of the scheme is to provide insurance cover to Rabi and Kharif crops and also provide financial support to farmers.
  • Under this scheme, the farmers have to pay a uniform premium of 2% for all Kharif crops and 1.5% for all Rabi crops.
  • For the commercial horticulture crops, premium rate will be 5%.
  • The new scheme is implemented by the Agriculture Insurance Company of India Ltd with no participation of the private sector.
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  1. Ayushman Bharat Yojana
  • Launch date-
  • On 23rd September 2018, Ayushman Bharat Yojana was finally launched as Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyan
  • Objective-
  • Scheme of the Central government which focuses on the wellness of the poor families and providing medical benefits to them.
  • The scheme will include the on-going centrally sponsored schemes-Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) and the Senior Citizen Health Insurance Scheme (SCHIS).
  1. Transformation of Aspirational Districts programme
  • It is initiated by NITI Aayog.
  •  Objective-
  • Aims to quickly transform and uplift 101 backward districts in India regarding essential amenities, infrastructure facilities, health facilities, standards of living, etc.


  • The scheme was launched by Haryana’s Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Uma Bharti (Union Minister for Sanitation and Drinking Water) on April 30 this year.
  •  Objective-
  • GOBAR stands for “Galvanising Organic Bio-Agro Resources “
  • The GOBAR-Dhan scheme is an effort by the government to improve the living conditions in the Indian villages and make them open-defecation free.
  1. The Green Revolution-Krishonnati Yojana
  • This scheme comprises of 11 different programmes and missions under a single umbrella.
  • Objective-
  • The main aim of this scheme is the comprehensive development of the entire agriculture and allied sector. It is launched for the welfare of farmers and is a significant step towards “Doubling the Farmers Income by 2022”.
  1. The Samagra Shiksha Scheme
  •  Launched date-
  • was initiated by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) on May 24, 2018
  • Objective-
  • Given improving the quality of education at school level in India. It is an overarching program which will incorporate digital technology and introduce skill development in the school education system from pre-school to Class 12 level.


  1. Atal Bhujal Yojana
  • The scheme was launched in water-stressed states such as Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh.
  •  Objective-
  • The main goals of this scheme are to revitalize the groundwater level and create sufficient water storage for agricultural purposes and effective use by local people.


  1. Khelo India School Games (KISG)
  • Launch date-
  • The government started this scheme at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi from January 31 to February 8, 2018.
  • Objective-
  • The main goals behind KISG were to revive the sports culture in India at the grass-root level, to build a strong foundation of all the sports played in the country, and make India a great sporting nation.
  1. National Bamboo Mission
  • Objective-
  • To promote holistic development of bamboo production as an industry in the country. It will offer a continuous source of income to the bamboo farmers and communities owning bamboo groves.
  1. Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY)
  • The government’s flagship programme to provide free cooking gas (LPG) connections. The PMUY scheme targets to reach out to provide free LPG connections to 80 million families by 2020.
  • Objective
  • The scheme will ensure universal coverage of cooking gas in India, which will help in women empowerment and also will protect their health.

These are some of the crucial schemes that are not popular but important for exams.

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