12 July: ‘Save Water Day’ observed by West Bengal government

On 12 July 2019, West Bengal government observed Save Water Day across the state to spread the message of water conservation. This is the 1st time the day was observed. From now onwards it will be observed in state each year to create awareness among people to check misuse of water.

About ‘Save Water Day

On occasion of day West Bengal’s Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and eminent persons of different fields including writers, actors and directors of Bengali film and theatre industry and sports personalities, school students took part in Padayatra in Kolkata.

It was also observed in Districts and Blocks of State.

Padayatra: was undertaken in Kolkata which began from Jorashanko Thakurbari and ended at base of Gandhi Statue in city. All present took pledge for conservation of water was also taken on occasion.

On occasion of day Chief Minister urged prople to-

  • Save water and save life.
  • Come forward for joining such social programme
  • Take precautionary measures to save natural resource as water scarcity has become a major issue in world.

Steps Taken for Water Conservation in State

Since 2011, programme of digging ponds is being undertaken throughout state for conservation of water. About 3 lakhs ponds have been dug till now to deal with water scarcity.

State has water conservation programme: Jal dharo Jal bharo (Collect water, store water). To prevent floods and provide water during the period of scarcity, many check dams have been constructed and irrigation canals have been rejuvenated.

From now on state government would observe a Student Day to disseminate message of conservoing water in every sphere of society.

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SBI Managing Director Anshula Kant appointed World Bank’s MD and CFO

Anshula Kant, Managing Director of State Bank of India (SBI) has been appointed as Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of World Bank. She will be the 1st woman CFO of World Bank. Her appointment was announced by David Malpass, World Bank’s President.

Key Highlights

Since September 2018 she has been a Managing Director and member of the World Bank Board.

Role as CFO: While functioning her role as MD and CFO, Anshula Kant will be responsible for financial and risk management of World Bank Group and will report WB’s President.

Duties: Among other key management duties, her work will include risk management and oversight of financial reporting. She will also work closely with World Bank CEO on mobilization of International Development Association (IDA) and other financial resources. IDA is a member of World Bank Group. It is an international financial institution that offers concessional loans and grants to world’s poorest developing countries.

About Anshula Kant

She is a graduate in Economic Honours from Lady Shri Ram (LSR) College for Women, New Delhi and Post-Graduate in Economics from Delhi School of Economics.

Role in SBI:

She has held position of Chief Financial Officer of SBI. As SBI’s CFO she managed $38 billion of revenues and total assets of $500 billion.World Bank

She has more than 35 years of expertise in finance and banking sector. Stewarding SBI she greatly improved capital base and focused on long-term sustainability of organisation within her mandate.

She has held direct responsibility for SBI’s Risk, Compliance and Stressed Asset Portfolio and led creation of several investment opportunities while empowering risk management via bank.

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