West Bengal Current Affairs, GK & News

West Bengal: 11th Edition of ‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav’ inaugurated

The Governor of West Bengal, Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar, inaugurated the 11th edition of ‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav’ on February 14, 2021. Key Facts The event was inaugurated in the presence of Minister of State (I/C) for Culture and Tourism, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel. It was inaugurated at Cooch Behar Palace in West Bengal. Ten editions of ..

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World Bank’s 105 million USD loan to improve Waterways in West Bengal

The World bank, Government of India and Government of West Bengal recently signed a 105 million US the agreement. The fund has been allocated to the West Bengal inland water transport, logistics and special development project. What are the key features of the agreement? According to the agreement the one hundred and five million USD ..

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Swasthya Sathi Scheme: Key Highlights

Swasthya Sathi scheme is a health insurance scheme of the West Bengal government. It was launched in 2016 and it has now been expanded to cover the state’s entire population. It provides basic health cover for secondary and tertiary care up to 5 lakh INR per annum per family. Both state-run and private hospitals are ..

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West Bengal Public Finance Management Investment Programme: Key Facts

The Government of India and the Asian Development Bank have recently signed an agreement under which the bank will provide 50 million USD of loan. It is a policy-based loan. The loan is to be utilised to improve financial management procedures, promote informed decision making, improve operational efficiencies that aim at achieving more fiscal savings ..

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Duare Sarkar: West Bengal New Public Outreach Campaign

‘Duare Sarkar” outreach programme was launched by the Bengal Government. Under the programme, camps are to be organised at local body levels. In cities the camps are to be organised by corporations and at village level it is to be organised by Gram Panchayats. The Local Bodies will host camps between December 1, 2020 and ..

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