West Bengal Current Affairs - 2019

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ZSI to record climate change impact on animals in five Himalayan states

The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) has launched long-term monitoring studies project to document the effect of climate change on animal biodiversity in five Himalayan states. These five Himalayan states are Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh. Key Facts Under the project, ZSI will monitor indicators in species like butterflies, bees, fish Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity


Quiz master, educationist Neil O’Brien passes away

Neil O’Brien, a pioneer of quizzing in India and educationalist passed away in Kolkata, West Bengal. He was 82. He was also leader of the Anglo-Indian community and was former member of Lok Sabha. He is father of MP and TMC vice president Derek O’Brien. About Neil O’Brien He was one of the first quiz Read More…

Month:  Categories: Persons in News


Google, Tata Trusts launch ‘Internet Sathi’ in West Bengal to empower rural women

The Indian unit of search giant Google Inc and Tata Trusts have jointly launched ‘Internet Saathi’ program in Purulia district of West Bengal. The initiative has been launched as part of Google’s ‘Helping Women Get Online’ campaign, in order to create awareness about the benefits of Internet among women in rural India. Key facts The Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & TechnologyStates


Mamata Banerjee sworn-in as West Bengal Chief Minister for a second term

Mamata Banerjee was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of West Bengal for second successive five-year term at oath taking ceremony held on Red Road. State Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi administered her oath of office and secrecy along with the 42 ministers of her government. Mamata Banerjee is eighth chief minister of West Bengal and the Read More…

Month:  Categories: Persons in News


West Bengal Assembly Election 2016 Results

Ruling All India Trinamool Congress Party (TMC) under the leadership of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has emerged victorious in the 2016 West Bengal Assembly Election. TMC has won 211 seats i.e. two-third seats of total 295 seats. Coalition of Indian National Congress (INC) and Left combine has won 76 seats emerging as largest opposition front. Read More…

Month:  Categories: Persons in NewsStates


BHEL commissions 40 MW hydropower plant in West Bengal

Public Sector Power equipment manufacturer Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has commissioned the second 40 MW hydropower generating unit at the Teesta low dam hydroelectric project (HEP) stage IV in West Bengal. The hydropower generating unit was successfully installed at the Teesta low dam HEP, a run-of-the-river greenfield project, located in Darjeeling district of the Read More…

Month:  Categories: States


Lok Sabha passes The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2016

Lok Sabha has passed Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2016 to include certain communities in the list of Scheduled Castes (SC) from 4 states. The bill seeks to amend Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1950 to include certain communities from Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Kerala and West Bengal in the list. It also has provisions for exclusion Read More…

Month:  Categories: Constitution & Law