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Daily Current Affairs – 2020
Topic: For Prelims and Mains
Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana- PMMVY
The scheme has crossed 1.75 crore eligible women till financial year 2020.
It is a Maternity Benefit Programme that is implemented in all the districts of the country in accordance with the provision of the National Food Security Act, 2013.
Under PMMVY, pregnant women and lactating mothers (PW&LM) receive Rs.5,000 on the birth of their first child in three instalments, after fulfilling certain conditionalities.
It excludes those PW&LM who are in regular employment with the Central Government or the State Governments or PSUs or those who are in receipt of similar benefits under any law for the time being in force.
The direct benefit cash transfer is to help expectant mothers meet enhanced nutritional requirements as well as to partially compensate them for wage loss during their pregnancy.
The scheme was announced on December 31, 2016.
The eligible beneficiaries would receive the incentive given under the Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) for Institutional delivery and the incentive received under JSY would be accounted towards maternity benefits so that on an average a woman gets Rs 6000 / –
FACTS FOR PRELIMS
The Government has launched a campaign namely Kalam Program for Intellectual Property Literacy and Awareness Campaign (KAPILA)for Intellectual Property Literacy and creating patent awareness.
The objectives of the scheme include creating awareness regarding Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), enabling of IP protection of inventions originating from faculty and students of HEIs, development of Credit Course on IPR, training program etc.