Kolkata Current Affairs - 2019

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Fact Sheet: India International Mega Trade Fair

The second edition of India International Mega Trade fair (IIMTF) was inaugurated on 15 June at Bidhannagar (or Salt Lake) city in Kolkata. It is a 10-day-long event which will continue till June 23. Key Highlights Objective: The event seeks to promote business and trade around the region as well as to encourage joint ventures, Read More…

Month:  Categories: Events & ObservancesPlaces in News

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Indian Army installs Air Quality Monitor at Fort Williams

The Indian Army has commissioned a “Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring System” (CAAQMS) at its Eastern Command headquarters in Fort William Military Station, Kolkata in West Bengal. The commission of air quality monitor is part of Army’s countrywide ‘Go Green’ initiative, which was started in April 2019. Key Features of The CAAQMS It will monitor Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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GRSE becomes first Indian shipyard to deliver 100 warships

State-owned Garden Reach Ship Builders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE) has become the “first Indian shipyard” to build and deliver 100 warships. The 100th warship ‘IN LCU L-56’ has been handed over to the Indian Navy. GRSE had handed over its 99th warship, ‘ICGS Priyadarshini’, an advanced ‘Fast Patrol Vessel’ to the Indian Coast Guard. Garden Reach Ship Builders and Engineers Read More…

Month:  Categories: Defence & Security

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Operation Sunrise

India has carried out Operation Sunrise to wipe out the insurgent camps planning to hit the Indian workers at the Kaladan Transit project. The Operation was reportedly carried between mid-February to early March. Operation Sunrise Operation Sunrise was a joint operation carried out by both Indian and Myanmar armies. During the operation, at least 10 camps of an insurgent Read More…

Month:  Categories: Defence & Security

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GSI Sets Up 22 GPS Stations across Country

The Geological Survey of India (GSI) has launched 22 permanent global positioning system (GPS) stations across India to identify seismically hazardous zones and encourage mapping activities. These 22 stations are part of the 35 stations planned by GSI to establish and maintain a network of continuously operating 35 permanent GPS stations. Fact Box: Bhuvisamvad Bhuvisamvad is an app launched by the Ministry of Mines to facilitate Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & Technology

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GST council reduces Tax rates on Housing

The GST council has decided to slash the tax rate on under-construction residential properties and the affordable housing projects category. Decision of GST council The GST council has reduced the GST rate for under construction from the present 12 per cent to 5 per cent. The GST rate for affordable housing category is now 1 Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & Banking

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Investigation Tracking System for Sexual Offences (ITSSO) and Safe City Implementation Monitoring Portal launched

The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister for Women and Child Development, Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi launched the Investigation Tracking System for Sexual Offences (ITSSO) and Safe City Implementation Monitoring Portal as part of the women safety initiatives. Investigation Tracking System for Sexual Offences (ITSSO) The Investigation Tracking System for Sexual Offences (ITSSO) is an online Read More…

Month:  Categories: Government Schemes & Projects

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