Kolkata Current Affairs, GK & News

250th Birth Anniversary of Raja Ram Mohan Roy

On May 22nd, the ministry of culture held the inaugural ceremony to commemorate the yearlong celebrations of Raja Ram Mohan Roy’s 250th birth anniversary. What are the highlights of the inaugural ceremony? The inaugural ceremony was held at Raja Ram Mohan Roy Library Foundation, Kolkata, and at Science City Auditorium, Kolkata. The ceremony was organized ..

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UNEP ‘Annual Frontier Report, 2022’

In the UNEP Annual Frontier Report 2022 which is titled ‘Noise, Blazes and Mismatches’, Dhaka has been ranked as the noisiest city in the world which is followed by Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh. Overview: Five Indian cities have been ranked in this list of being among the noisiest cities of the world which are Asansol, Jaipur, ..

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Kolkata Biplobi Bharat Gallery

PM Modi inaugurated the Biplobi Bharat Gallery at Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata via video conferencing on 23rd March 2022. Overview: The Prime Minister also addressed the people who had gathered during the launch of this event. This gallery was inaugurated on the occasion of Shaheed Diwas. The Prime Minister also paid tributes to Bhagat Singh, ..

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Hurun Report on Dollar Millionaires

According to the Hurun Report, the rich families in India have grown by 11 per cent in the year 2021 with a net worth of Rs 7 crore being reported from 4,58,000 dollar-millionaire households. Overview: The Hurun Report has been released after a month of Oxfam’s ‘Inequality Kills: India Supplement 2022’ report, which found that ..

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Airports to get facial recognition from 2022

The air passengers can use a face scan as their boarding pass from 2022. The first airports to roll out the facility are Kolkata, Pune, Varanasi and Vijayawada. What is the plan? The NEC Corporation Private Limited has been chosen by the Airport Authority of India to implement the project. The details of face recognition ..

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Kolkata’s First Young Readers’ Boat Library

The West Bengal Transport Corporation has launched the First Young Readers’ Boat Library. The library has been launched in collaboration with a heritage book store.  It has been launched on a boat making it first of its kind initiative. Why this library has been launched? The boat library was launched with the motive that one ..

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