West Bengal [WBPSC] Current Affairs - 2020

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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.

West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC Supremo Mamta Banerjee has won from Bhabanipur Assembly Constituency.

Party wise Result

  • All India Trinamool Congress (TMC): 211 seats.
  • Indian National Congress (INC): 44 seats.
  • Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M): 26 seats.
  • Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP): 3 seats.
  • Revolutionary Socialist Party: 3 seats.
  • Gorkha Janmukti Morcha: 3 seats.
  • Communist Party of India (CPI): 1 seat.
  • Independent: 1 seat.


West Bengal legislative assembly election was held for the 294 seats (out of 295 seats). The Election Commission of India had conducted election in six phases between 4 April 2016 and 5 May 2016. The first phase was held in Naxalite-Maoist affected Red corridor areas with two polling dates, April 4 and April 11, 2016.

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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 West Bengal.

Key facts

  • Teesta low dam HEP is being set up by National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC).
  • BHEL’s Bhopal, Jhansi, Rudrapur, Mumbai and Bengaluru facilities had supplied equipment for the project and execution of work was undertaken on site is being.
  • The estimated annual energy (power) generation from the project is around 720 million units.
  • It is expected to reduce green-house gas (GHGs) emissions and will help in achieving a low carbon development path for the state as well as the nation.

So far, BHEL has commissioned nearly 400 hydro generating sets of various ratings with a cumulative capacity of around 20,000 MW in the country.

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