West Bengal Current Affairs, GK & News

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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West Bengal approves Student Credit Card scheme

West Bengal Cabinet approved the “Student Credit Card scheme” on June 24, 2021. Trinamool Congress had promised to launch this scheme in its election manifesto. Students Credit Card Scheme This scheme will be implemented and launched on June 30, 2021. Under the scheme, student can get a soft loan of up to ₹10 lakh with ..

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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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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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