Page-3 of March 2013 Current Affairs, GK & News

West Bengal Govt to start monthly stipend for Old Writers & Litterateurs

The West Bengal Government has planned to commence from next month a monthly stipend/pension for Old Writers and Litterateurs. In the first phase of this plan: 170 people will be awarded Rs 1,500 each. 100 theatre troops will be given an annual grant of Rs 3,500 each. 120 veteran Jatra Artists and 215 Folk Artists ..

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Arunachal Pradesh becomes the first state to introduce e-GPF facility

Arunachal Pradesh became the first state to introduce e-GPF. The state Finance department of Arunachal Pradesh will facilitate online access to 34,000 General Provident Fund (GPF) accounts via its redesigned website www.arunachalfinance.in. Objective: Transparency and accountability of the government Now, citizens and government employees will not have to make rounds of the Finance office.

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2013 designated as the UN International Year of Water Cooperation by UNGA

Subsequent to a proposal initiated by Tajikistan, in 2010 UN General Assembly (UNGA) declared 2013 as the UN International Year of Water Cooperation via its resolution : A/RES/65/154. UN-Water has asked UNESCO to lead the initiative keeping in view of the UNESCO’s multi-dimensional potency in the region of natural and social sciences, culture, education and ..

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Babasaheb Neelkanth Kalyani nominated as the Chairman of IJBLF

The Govt of India has nominated Babasaheb Neelkanth Kalyani (the Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Forge Limited) as the Chairman of the India-Japan Business Leader’s Forum (IJBLF). India-Japan Business Leader’s Forum (IJBLF) Objective: Leveraging the trade and investment between India and Japan. Thus, guiding business developments between the two nations. The forum has 15 members ..

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Two-time Pulitzer winner Anthony Lewis passes away

Two-time Pulitzer winner Anthony Lewis (85) passed away. Anthony Lewis was a longtime New York Times columnist. He took up such causes as free speech, human rights and constitutional law. In 1955, Anthony won his first Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for his report on a civilian employee of the U.S. Navy, who had been dismissed from his job on the ..

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