Bengali people: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

World Heritage Centre (WHC) would be set up at Kolkata

The World Heritage Centre (WHC) housing ‘spiritual camps’ of 45 countries would be set up at Mayapur in Nadia district, Kolkata. The camp of each country would reflect its culture, dress, lifestyle, food and ambiance. The process for setting up the centre got momentum after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inquired about the project ..

2019 National Youth Day (NYD)

The 2019 National Youth Day (NYD) has recently celebrated in India on January 12 to mark the 156th birth anniversary of social reformer, philosopher and thinker Swami Vivekananda. Born in Kolkata on 12th January 1863 as Narendra Nath Datta, he was one of India’s most revered spiritual leaders. He was considered a major force in ..

Nirendranath Chakraborty, famous Bengali poet passes away

Nirendranath Chakraborty (94), the famous Bengali poet , has passed away in Kolkata, West Bengal on December 25, 2018. Born in 1924 at Faridpur in undivided Bengal, Chakraborty was a dominant figure in the modern Bengali literary field. His first book of poems ‘Nil Nirjone’ was published in 1954 when he was 30 years old. ..

Mamata Banerjee conferred Skoch Chief Minister of Year Award for 2018

Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal , has been conferred the Skoch Chief Minister of the Year Award for 2018 for her contribution in the overall development of the state and emerging as the best chief minister in the country. Banerjee has been conferred with the prestigious award on the basis of the ..

Punyasloke Bhaduri awarded as prestigious Swarnajayanti Fellowship by central government for 2017-18

Prof Punyasloke Bhaduri was awarded the prestigious Swarnajayanti Fellowship by the central government for 2017-18 in the discipline of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. Under this scheme, scientists are provided with generous support to pursue research in the frontier areas of science and technology. It is awarded for a period of 5 years. The Swarnajayanti Fellowship ..