Kolkata: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

India’s first Underwater Metro to be launched by March 2022

Published: January 28, 2020

The country’s first underwater metro project, the East-West project of the Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation, passing through Kolkata’s iconic Hooghly river is set to be launched by March 2022. Connecting the twin cities Kolkata and Howrah, the 16.6 km route with six stations on the way is having its terminal stations at Salt Lake sector ..

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India’s first underwater Metro: To begin in March 2022 in Kolkata

Published: January 28, 2020

The first underwater Metro is being constructed in Hooghly river. The project is awaiting clearance of 2.8 million USD from the Indian Railways. Highlights The Hooghly Metro is one of the oldest Metro in the country. It was started in 1984. The new under water tunnel will carry 20% of city’s population and will cross ..

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Eminent Classical Singer Sunanda Patnaik passes away

Published: January 21, 2020

The 85-year old Veteran Indian classical singer of Gwalior Gharana, Sunanda Patnaik passed away on Sunday, 19th January 2020 at a private hospital in Kolkata following an illness. The singer was referred to as ‘Guruma’ by others in the music field in reverence. Known for her melodious voice, she is the recipient of various awards ..

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Kolkata International Children Film Festival began on 19th January

Published: January 21, 2020

The 9th edition of the ‘Kolkata International Children’s Film Festival’ is being conducted in Kolkata from January 19 to 26, 2020. The event is being organized by the Shishu Kishore Akademi, which is an institution under the aegis of the Information and Cultural Affairs Department, Government of West Bengal. First organized in 2001, the film ..

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Vigyan Samagam in New Delhi from 21st January

Published: January 17, 2020

The multi-venue mega science exhibition’s New Delhi edition, Vigyan Samagam will commence on 21st January 2020 at the National Science Centre (NSC) at Pragati Maidan and will run-up to the 20th of March 2020. The first of its kind exhibition was started in collaboration of the Department of Science and Technology and the Department of ..

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