Districts of India: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Biyearly meeting b/w BSF and Pakistan Rangers commences

A 5-day biyearly meeting b/w the BSF (Border Security Force) of India and Pakistan Rangers, has started in New Delhi to sort out border related issues. The issues which are anticipated to be discussed during the meeting include motiveless firing in Jammu and Sialkot Sector and the death of one BSF personnel due to sniper ..

Calcutta High Court nullifies the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Act, 2011

Calcutta High Court junked the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Act, 2011 declaring it unconstitutional and invalid. The legislation helped the government claim back the disputed Singur land from Tata Motors, who took 997 acre of land on lease at Singur in Hooghly district during the regime of previous left front government in the state. ..

Corroding Howrah bridge to get a Fiber glass makeover

Howrah Bridge- The busiest cantilever bridge in the world connecting the twin cities of Kolkata and Howrah, set to undergo a major makeover and maintenance. The Kolkata Port trust (KoPT) — which is in charge of the bridge, is likely to spend more than Rs 20 lakh for this maintenance. KoPT is inviting bids for ..

Agreement signed for manufacture of Railways spare parts

An Agreement inked for manufacture of Railways spare parts. Objective: Manufacture Railways spare parts at Jalingham near Nandigram in West Bengal Main signatories: Indian Railways Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), State Government Burn Standard Company What will be manufactured? Railway coaches and couplings

Jan 16, 2012 troop movement was purely training drill: Govt

Discounting a media report on "non-notified" troop movement by army, the government informed Rajya Sabha that the exercise was undertaken for training purpose directed at refining mobilization drills and preparedness of the force. Defence Minister A K Antony held that the movement was purely for training purpose aimed at refining the mobilization drills and ascertaining ..

‘Nirmal Gram Puraskar’ for Dakshina Kannada

‘Dakshina Kannada’ became the first district in the Karnataka to be chosen for the Nirmal Gram Puraskar. The “Nirmal Gram Puraskar” award is instituted in 2003 by the Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. The award carries and incentive amount of Rs. 50 lakh for District Panchayats with population of above 10 Lakh. The ..

Persons in news : October 2011

Sultan bin Abdulaziz al Saud: Crown Prince of Saudi Arab passes away Saudi Crown Prince, Sultan bin Abdulaziz al Saud passed away. He was the heir to the Saudi throne. He died of an undisclosed illness and was in his mid 80’s. He was King Abdullah’s half brother. Saudi Arabia named a new crown prince ..

Jammu & Kashmir : India’s longest railway tunnel completed

11-km long tunnel through the Pir Panjal range was on Friday formally completed, removing the last hurdle to connect Kashmir to India’s vast railway grid for the first time and making train journey possible all the way to Srinagar. Built over seven years at 7,000 feet, it is India’s longest railway tunnel and the second ..