Eastern States Current Affairs - 2020

Indian Army observes “No Movement”; Special train to ferry soldiers

On April 16, 2020, the Indian Army chief Lt General Manoj Naravane issued directives to all the military cantonments, headquarters, establishments to strictly ensure no movement of forces till April 19, 2020. This is being done to fight COVID-19 during extended lock down. Highlights The army headquarters are to function with 50% man power. The Read More…

GoI to launch Purvodaya to accelerate Eastern India Development

On January 10, 2020, the Ministry of Steel announced that it will launch “Purvodaya”, a world class steel hub. The hub aims at an accelerated development programme of eastern states. The Ministry will be joined by CII (Confederation of India Industries) in the implementation of “Purvodaya”. Highlights The initiative aims at developing the eastern states Read More…

First regional conference of eastern states on Water Resources held in Kolkata

The first regional conference of eastern states on Water Resources was held in Kolkata, West Bengal in bid to address outstanding water resources issues. It was conveyed by Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation. Key Facts The conference was aimed at addressing outstanding water resources issues, inter-state issues, intra and inter-basin issues Read More…