West Bengal: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

World Bank sanctions Rs 32 Crore for Rural Electrification at Sagar Island in Sunderbans of West Bengal

Rs 32 Crore sanctioned by the World Bank for Rural Electrification at Sagar Island in Sunderbans of West Bengal. The project for house to house power connection will be inaugurated at Rudra Nagar in Sagar Island. Under the scheme 42 gram panchayats will be electrified. The entire project will be completed by next three years ..

Singur Land Rehab Act 2011 upheld by the Calcutta High Court

On June 20th 2011, the West Bengal governor M K Narayanan gave his consent to the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Bill, 2011.The bill was passed by the State Legislature on June 14. The Bill does not require the consent from President Pratibha Patil. The bill was brought to return land to the unwilling Singur ..

Only Bengal campaign

Only Bengal campaign has been recently launched by Times Of India to catalyse the process of dropping the “West” from the name of the state. They point out – Residents of West Bengal are called Bengalis and not West Bengalis; there language is Bangla not “West Bangla”; Bengal continues to drag along the prefix ‘West’ ..

Current Affairs : July 19, 2011

India, Sri Lanka to jointly find a Solution to the problems related to fishing communities India and Sri Lanka to work out a “practical arrangement” to help fishing communities of both sides to live peacefully During the last couple of years, several instances reported where fishermen from both sides have crossed into each others’ territory ..