Mamta Banerjee Current Affairs, GK & News

West Bengal: CM- Governor Tussle

West Bengal witnessed a tussle between the Speaker and the governor, recently. What was the issue? On January 25, 2022, Governor of West Bengal Jagdeep Dhankhar visited the assembly premises for paying tributes to Dr B R Ambedkar. During his visit, he launched an attack against Vidhan Sabha Speaker Biman Bandyopadhyay. Since then, a continuous ..

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World Bank Loan to West Bengal

The World Bank recently approved a loan of thousand crores of rupees for the West Bengal government. The loan amount is to be used in implementing 400 programmes run by the state government. Programmes The loan is to be used to help the vulnerable and poor groups of the society. The loan is to be ..

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PM Modi on Time’s ‘100 most influential’ list

Prime Minister Narendra Modi have been named among 100 most influential people of 2021 by the Time Magazine. Key Points Apart from PM Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and CEO of Serum Institute of India, Adar Poonawalla have also been named among the world’s 100 most influential people. Time magazine unveiled its annual ..

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West Bengal presented Budget FY22

West Bengal government presented budget for Financial Year 2022. It was tabled by chief minister Mamata Banerjee in state assembly on July 7, 2021. Key Points Budget laid emphasis on social-sector expenditure and Covid reliefs. Size of budget for next financial year has been kept at Rs 2,78,727 crore. It has been increased by 28.5% ..

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West Bengal passes resolution to create a Legislative Council

Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) government passed a resolution in state assembly on July 6, 2021 for creation of a legislative council in state under Article 169 of Constitution. Highlights Government was able to pass the resolution with 196 votes in favour and 69 against it. Legislative Assembly in Bengal has a strength of 294 ..

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Narada Bribery Case: Ministers arrested in West Bengal

On May 17, 2021, the Central Bureau of Investigation arrested the Ministers of West Bengal, Subrata Mukherjee, Firhad Hakim, TMC MLA Madan Mitra and Sovan Chattopadhyay (former Kolkata Mayor). Background The Calcutta High Court had ordered a CBI probe against the sting operation in Narada Bribery case in March 2017. The Narada Bribery case in ..

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