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

Ministry of Tourism approves Gandhi Encyclopedia

Published: December 11, 2019

The Union Minister of State(Independent Charge) for Culture and Tourism, Prahlad Singh Patel in a written reply to Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, 10th December 2019 informed that the Government is developing the ‘Gandhi Encyclopedia’ to spread awareness and for promotion of appropriate Gandhian philosophy among the citizens. The Ministry of Culture has approved a project ..

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Mongla and Chattogram declared as Ports of Call under Coastal Shipping Agreement

Published: December 6, 2019

The Minister of State (independent charge) for Shipping and, Chemical and Fertilizers, Mansukh Mandaviya in a written reply to Lok Sabha on Thursday, 5th December 2019 informed that Mongla Port and Chattogram Port are declared as Port of Call under the Coastal Shipping Agreement between India and Bangladesh. The Port of Mongla is declared as ..

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Appointments made on 1st December 2019

Published: December 2, 2019

1) Soma Roy Burman has been appointed as the New Controller General of Accounts(CGA). Soma Roy Burman, from 1986 batch of Indian Civil Accounts Services (ICAS) officer became the 24th CGA and the 7th women CGA of India. The Controller General of Accounts (CGA) heads the Department of Expenditure and is under the Ministry of ..

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Kolkata becomes first City to Install ‘Third Umpire’ RT-PCR Machines in India

Published: November 20, 2019

In a bid towards upholding state’s public health the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has installed first of its kind high-end Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) Machines in India for quick detection of diseases such as dengue, tuberculosis (TB) and swine flu. About RT-PCR Machines As the Kolkata city continues to record a sharp rise ..

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World Bank’s 300 million USD plan to Develop Kolkata

Published: November 18, 2019

The World Bank has submitted a master plan to develop logistics infrastructure of Kolkata metropolitan area. The bank is to invest 300 million USD in the project. The Government entities participating in the deal includes CII and the West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation. The focus of the project is to be on construction of rail, ..

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