West Bengal Current Affairs, GK & News

Duare Ration Scheme declared void

The Calcutta High Court has recently held that West Bengal Government’s Duare Ration Scheme is illegal. Key facts A Division Bench of the Calcutta High Court held that the Duare Ration Scheme ultra vires the National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA). It called the scheme illegal as it coincides with the National Food Security Act, ..

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NGT fines West Bengal for waste management failure

Recently, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has imposed environmental compensation of Rs 3,500 crore on West Bengal for failing to manage solid and liquid waste. Key Points In the budget of the financial year 2022-23, the West Bengal government had made a provision to spend about Rs 12818 crore on matters related to urban development ..

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Vedic Planetarium : World’s largest religious monument

India is home to many architectural marvels. The Vedic Planetarium Temple in Mayapur, West Bengal will soon become the world’s largest religious monument. Currently, the largest religious monument in the world is Angkor Wat, a huge Buddhist temple complex located in northern Cambodia. Key Points The purpose behind the construction of this temple is to ..

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India’s Coastline Erosion

The Ministry of Earth Sciences has recently informed the Lok Sabha that out of the 6,907.18 km long Indian coastline in the mainland, around 34 per cent is facing erosion, 26 per cent of it is of an accreting nature, and the rest 40 per cent is in a stable state. Overview: Since 1990, shoreline ..

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Rajasthan: Gangaur festival

The Gangaur festival is celebrated in Rajasthan and some parts of Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and West Bengal. It is one of Rajasthan’s most important festivals and is observed with great fervour across the state. Overview: The women worship Gauri, the wife of Lord Shiva during the period of this festival which is from March to ..

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Cyclone Asani

The name of the new cyclone that is forming on the Bay of Bengal has been named ‘Asani’. The cyclone seems to be carrying thunderstorms for the eastern coast of India which includes West Bengal, Odisha, etc. Overview: Meteorologists have predicted that the cyclone will move towards the north. The name of the cyclone has ..

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