West Bengal Current Affairs - 2019

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20th Meeting of Eastern Zonal Council held at Kolkata

Eastern Zonal Council: Comprises of States of Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal. The 20th meeting of Eastern Zonal Council recently held in Kolkata. The meeting was chaired by Shri Sushilkumar Shinde, Union Home Minister. Several key issues discussed amongst the participating states included:  domestic security, trouble of naxalism, communal harmony, security on the national Read More…

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Direct Benefits Transfer subsidy scheme to extended to 78 more districts in July 2013

Govt. announced that the Direct Benefits Transfer (DBT) subsidy scheme to be being extended to 78 more districts in July 2013. DBT: Rolled out in 43 districts in Phase I in January, 2013. LPG subsidy will be included in this as the scheme is expanded in a phased manner to cover 20 districts by May Read More…

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West Bengal Govt to start monthly stipend for Old Writers & Litterateurs

The West Bengal Government has planned to commence from next month a monthly stipend/pension for Old Writers and Litterateurs. In the first phase of this plan: 170 people will be awarded Rs 1,500 each. 100 theatre troops will be given an annual grant of Rs 3,500 each. 120 veteran Jatra Artists and 215 Folk Artists Read More…

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Renowned painter Ganesh Pyne passed away

Legendary painter Ganesh Pyne (76) passed away in Kolkata.  Described famously as ‘an artist’s artist, a philosopher’s philosopher and master fantasist of them all’, Pyne had received several awards and honors for his works. He blended romanticism, fantasy and free form and an inventive play of light and shade to create a world of ‘poetic Read More…

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Famous Bengali Painter Shanu Lahiri passed away

Famous painter of Bengal School, Shanu Lahiri (85) passed away. She was the winner of President’s Gold Medal.

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Haradhan Bandopadhyay passes away

Famous screen and theater actor Haradhan Bandopadhyay (86), who had starred in many films of legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray, passed away. Celebrated films in which he featured include ‘Mahanagar’, ‘Sakha Prashakha’, ‘Sonar Kella’ and ‘Jai Baba Felunath’, directed by Ray. Bandopadhyay, also appeared in the  recent Bollywood film ‘Barfi!’. He was honored with "Banga Vibhushan" Read More…

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Persons in News: Sunil Gangopadhyay

Eminent Bengali writer and poet Sunil Gangopadhyay passed away. He was Sahitya Akademi President. Known for his poems and novels in both West Bengal and Bangladesh. Used the pen names Nil Lohit, Sanatan Pathak, and Nil Upadhyay First poem: ‘Ekti Chithi’ (A letter) First novel: ‘Atmaprakash’ (Emergence) Other significant works: ‘Pratham Alo’ (‘First Light’), and Read More…

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