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  • Jun 20, 2016
  • 1  10 Coastal Police Stations Notified by Union Home Ministry [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    For creating 10 coastal police stations across India’s coastline in 9 States and 4 UTs the Union Home Ministry has notified official gazette notification. With this polis station it will empower the register and investigate crimes committed within the country’s exclusive economic

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  • Jun 13, 2016
  • 1  ‘Internet Sathi’ Launched by Google and Tata Trusts in West Bengal to Empower Rural Women [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    ‘Internet Saathi’ program has been launched by the Indian unit of search giant Google Inc. and Tata Trusts have jointly launched in Purulia district of West Bengal. The initiative has been launched as part of Google’s ‘Helping Women Get Online’ campaign to create alertness about

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  • May 30, 2016
  • 1 🌟  Mamata Banerjee Takes Oath as West Bengal Chief Minister for a Second Term [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Mamata Banerjee has taken oath as the Chief Minister of West Bengal for second successive five-year term at oath taking ceremony which was held on Red Road and State Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi has administered her oath of office and secrecy with the 42 ministers of her governm

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  • 2 🌟 Women CMs' in India [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    In Indian History total sixteen women have served as the chief minister of an Indian state. And at the current time five are in office—Jayalalithaa, Anandiben Patel, Vasundhara Raje, Mamata Banerjee and Mehbooba Mufti. Total thirteen states of India have been headed by a female c

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  • May 25, 2016
  • 1  Union Government Shortlist 13 Cities in 2nd Phase of Smart Cities Mission [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    13 cities have been shortlisted by the Union Ministry of Urban Development for the list of second batch of Smart Cities based on scores obtained in Fast Track competition lead for 23 cities from as many States and Union Territories.

    • Lucknow in Uttar Prades has topped this compe

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  • May 23, 2016
  • 1  2016 Assembly Election Results: West Bengal [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Under the leadership of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ruling All India Trinamool Congress Party (TMC) has won the 2016 West Bengal Assembly Election with 211 seats (two-third seats) of total 295 seats.

    • Coalition of Indian National Congress (INC) and Left combine has won 76 sea

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  • May 18, 2016
  • 1  NTPC and Coal India Limited Made Partnership to Foray into Fertilizer Sector [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    State-run power producer National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and state-run miner Coal India Limited (CIL) has inked a joint venture agreement (JVA) to resuscitate plants of the Fertilizer Corporation of India Limited (FCIL).

    • The agreement will cover the way for NTPC to for

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  • May 9, 2016
  • 1  Biography of Shashi Kapoor ‘Shashi Kapoor – the Householder, the Star’ Released [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Shashi Kapoor – the Householder, the Star’ biography of veteran actor Shashi Kapoor was released which was authored by film journalist Aseem Chhabra and with forward by Karan Johar this discovers personal and professional life of actor.

    About Shashi Kapoor

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  • Apr 20, 2016
  • 1  Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme Protracted to More 61 Districts with Low Child Sex Ratio [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Union Government has protracted the Beti Bachao Beti Padho Scheme in supplementary 61 districts across 11 States and Union Territories with low Child Sex Ratio, the Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has announced it at New Delhi.

    About Beti Bachao, Beti Padh

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  • Apr 18, 2016
  • 1  Panagarh Airbase is Renamed After Former IAF Chief Arjan Singh [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Panagarh Air Force Base of Indian Air Force in West Bengal has renamed as ‘Air Force Station Arjan Singh’ in honour of the Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh by the Union Government on the occasion of 97th birthday of Arjan Singh.

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  • Apr 5, 2016
  • 1  First Ever White Tiger Safari of World Has Been Opened in Madhya Pradesh [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    First ever White Tiger Safari of World was inaugurated at Mukundpur in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh. It was inaugurated and opened for public by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The first of its kind safari is situated next to to the Mukundpur Zoological P

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  • Mar 29, 2016
  • 1  40 MW Hydropower Plant Has Been Commissioned by BHEL in West Bengal [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The second 40 MW hydropower generating unit has been commissioned at the Teesta low dam hydroelectric project (HEP) stage IV in West Bengal by the Public Sector Power equipment manufacturer Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL). At the Teesta low dam HEP, a run-of-the-river Gre

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  • Mar 23, 2016
  • 1 Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve of India Now Part of World Network of Biosphere Reserves of UNESCO [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve (ABR) of India was included in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) along with other 19 sited at the International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere (ICC

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  • Mar 22, 2016
  • 1  2014-15 Krishi Karman Awards Has Been Presented by PM Narendra Modi [ Awards ]

    At a ceremony held at New Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi had conferred 2014 - 15 Krishi Karman Awards to various states. The awards were presented in two different categories like: Total foodgrain production and Individual Crops.

    Winner of Krishi Karman Awards 2014 - 15:


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  • Mar 17, 2016
  • 1  Ustad Ali Ahmad Hussain Khan a Well-Known Shehnai Exponent is No More [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Ustad Ali Ahmad Hussain Khan well-known Shehnai exponent has passed away due to prolonged illness at the age of 77 years in Kolkata, West Bengal. After the legendary Bismillah Khan he was one of the best-known players of the instrument.

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  • Mar 16, 2016
  • 1  Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2016 Has Been Passed by Lok Sabha [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2016 has been passed by Lok Sabha to include certain communities in the list of Scheduled Castes (SC) from 4 states. The bill aims to amend Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1950 to include certain communities from

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  • Mar 7, 2016
  • 1 2015 Krutitava Smagra Samman Award Has Been Honored to Dogri Poetess Padma Sachdev [ Awards ]

    Prominent Dogri poetess and writer Padma Sachdev has been awarded with the prestigious Krutitava Smagra Samman 2015 for her fabulous contribution in literature and great service to Dogri Language. West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi has presented this award to her.

    The Ko

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  • Feb 23, 2016
  • 1 Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan a Veteran Singer is No More [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan a Veteran singer has passed away in Kolkata, West Bengal due to old-age related ailments at the age of 107 years. He was a most commended Hindustani classical singer of Gwalior Gharana.

    • He had created around 2,000 compositions and also a prolific writer

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  • 2 New Chairman of Gst Committee of State Fms is Amit Mitra [ Bills ]

    New Chairman of the Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers on Goods and Services Tax (GST) is West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra. This design was taken at the meeting of State Finance Ministers that was also attended by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

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  • Feb 22, 2016
  • 1 Four Bengali Sweets Will Get Gi Tag Soon [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    For four traditional sweet delicacies of the state, West Bengal government is planning to get Geographical Indication (GI) tag. These four traditional sweet delicacies are: Moa of Jainagar, Sarpuria of Krishnagar, and Mihidana of burdwan and Sitabhog of Burdwan.

    Key facts:

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  • Feb 19, 2016
  • 1 Utkarsh Bangla Scheme Has Been Launched by the West Bengal Government [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Utkarsh Bangla Scheme has been launched by the West Bengal Government. Main aim behind this launch is to provide vocational training to school dropouts. The Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has launched this scheme in Kolkata and book on Utkarsh Bangla.

    Key features of scheme:

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  • Feb 16, 2016
  • 1 Nidar - First Lightest Gun of India Launched [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    First indigenously developed lightest revolver (gun) Nidar of India has been launched successfully. It’s worthily weighted 250 grams. The state-run Rifle Factory Ishapore has designed and manufactured this gun which located in West Bengal giving improvement to the ‘Make in India’

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  • Feb 11, 2016
  • 1 Aurobindo Mukherjee a Veteran Director is No More [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Veteran film director Aurobindo Mukherjee a topmost film director has passed away in Kolkata, West Bengal due to geriatric problems at the age of 97 years. He has made many beautiful moves mostly cult Bengali classics with starred matinee idol Uttam Kumar in the early 1970s:

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  • Jan 26, 2016
  • 1 2016 Padma Awards [ Awards ]

    The names of recipients of year 2016 for 112 Padma awards have been announced by President Pranab Mukherjee. Padma Awards is the highest civilian awards of Country. This Awards are conferred in three Categories: Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.

    And this year list i

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  • Jan 25, 2016
  • 1 Tabla Gnius Pandit Shankar Ghosh is No More [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Pandit Shankar Ghosh a well-known Tabla player passed away in Kolkata, West Bengal due to a prolonged illness at the age of 80 years. He was the most famous tabla player in the country and belongs to the Farukhabad gharana of Hindustani classical music.

    About Pandit Shankar Ghos

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  • Jan 21, 2016
  • 1 NFHS 4: Sex ratio down, knowledge rate up in women [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    As per National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 4- first phase which is released recently the sex ratio in many states in India has significantly decreased and knowledge rate has increased in women’s. Mumbai based International Institute has started the conducted this first phase of

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  • Jan 19, 2016
  • 1 2014-15 Krishi Karman Award has been rewarded to Madhya Pradesh [ Awards ]

    For 4th successive time the Union Government’s prestigious Krishi Karman Award in maximum food grains production category has been conferred to Madhya Pradesh for year 2014 - 15. For the Integrated Agri Production category MP has been shortlisted for the award in the year 2014 -

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  • Jan 18, 2016
  • 1 HRD Minister Smriti Irani initiates permanent campus of IISER in Thiruvananthapuram [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About IISER: IISER stands for Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research. It is a group of most leading science education and research institutes in India. These institutions have been declared asinstitutions of national importance by Act of Parliament.

    • The institutes w

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  • 2 5,000 MW a remarkable capacity has been crossed by Grid-linked solar generation of India [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy have announced that the 5,000 Mega Watt (MW) mark capacity has been crossed by the grid-connected solar power generation of India. At the moment, Government has set aspiring plan to achieve 175 Giga Watt (GW) of power generation capacity

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  • Dec 29, 2015
  • 1 Atal Setu North India’s first cable bridge has been inaugurated in Jammu and Kashmir [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Atal Setu North India’s first cable-stayed bridge was inaugurated on Dunera-Basohli-Bhadharwah road in Basohali town in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh and Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag ha

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