Bihar [BPSC] Current Affairs - 2020
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Bihar Government has banned the sale of country-made liquor and spiced liquor throughout the state in the first phase.
Person found indulging in manufacturing trade, transportation, sale and consumption of country-made and spiced liquor across the state will be punished under the stringent provisions of the Bihar Excise (Amendment) Act, 2016.
The Act has various stringent provisions including awarding ‘capital punishment’ for those who manufacture and sell illicit liquor that causes death.
However this ban will be not valid to Indian Manufactured Foreign Liquor (IMFL) sold in Municipal and Town Council areas through retail outlets of the Bihar State Beverage Corporation Limited. However state government is also planning to ban the sale of foreign liquor in the second phase.
SHOs across the State would be only responsible for ensuring total ban on production, sale and consumption of country-made liquors. In case of violation, SHOs would be immediately suspended and even its revocation may not guarantee posting on the same job for six months.
Tags: Alcohol Ban • Bihar [BPSC] • Current Affairs 2016 • Nitish Kumar
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated three major railway projects in Bihar at an estimated cost of 7000 crore rupees.
Three projects are
- Rail-cum-road bridge at Patna over the River Ganga: It is 4.56 km long.
- Rail-cum-road bridge at Munger.
- Additional bridge at Mokama over the River Ganga: It is double line Railway Bridge.
These three bridges will provide connectivity to north and south Bihar and further help in development of North Bihar.
Currently there are three bridges over the entire 460 km length of the river Ganga in Bihar. They are road bridge at Naugachia, a rail-cum-road bridge at Mokama and road bridge Mahatma Gandhi Setu at Patna.
The inadequate number of bridges had become one of the reasons hindering the development of Bihar which is one of the most populous state in the country.
Tags: Bihar [BPSC] • Current Affairs 2016 • Indian Railways • Narendra Modi • States