West Bengal: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Indian Railways launches its first ‘Restaurant on Wheels’ at Asansol Railway station

Indian Railways recently launched its first ‘Restaurant on Wheels’ at Asansol Railway station, located in the state of West Bengal. The restaurant, which is to serve both the passengers and general public, is developed by refurbishing two over aged MEMU coaches. This addition in infrastructure is expected to generate non-fare revenue earnings of approximately Rs ..

West Bengal topped in Vegetable Production, Andhra Pradesh in Fruits

At a conference organized by the Ministry of Agriculture last week, the State-wise horticulture production data for the year 2018-19 was released. This the third advance estimate report, as per which, West Bengal was the top State in vegetable production with 29.55 million tonnes (mt) of vegetables last year. The state accounted for 15.9 % ..

Kolkata International Children Film Festival began on 19th January

The 9th edition of the ‘Kolkata International Children’s Film Festival’ is being conducted in Kolkata from January 19 to 26, 2020. The event is being organized by the Shishu Kishore Akademi, which is an institution under the aegis of the Information and Cultural Affairs Department, Government of West Bengal. First organized in 2001, the film ..

Prime Minister attends 150th Anniversary Celebrations of Kolkata Port Trust

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi during his 2-day visit to the capital city of the state of West Bengal, Kolkata on Sunday 12th January 2020 unveiled a plaque at the site of original Port Jetties to commemorate 150 years of the Kolkata Port Trust and also participated in the grand sesquicentenary celebrations during ..

Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) came into effect from 10th January

On 11th December 2019, the Parliament of India passed the Citizenship Amendment Act followed by which thousands of citizens including students protested across various parts of the country against the Act despite the continuous assertion of the Central Government that no Indian citizen needs to worry about the new Act, On Friday, 10th January 2020 ..