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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 ..

NPR Data collection in Odisha in April-May

The National Population Register (NPR) exercise will be initiated from 16th April to 31st May this year in Odisha under which some new features related to parents such as Date and Place of Birth of parents will be added. The National Population Register was previously recorded in 2010 under which enumerators had recorded data from ..

All India Police Judo Cluster Championship 2019 began in New Delhi

The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Nityanand Rai inaugurated the 4th edition of the All India Police Judo Cluster Championship on Friday 3rd January 2020 at New Delhi. The sporting event will conclude next Tuesday, 7th January 2020 is organized by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). Previous editions of the cluster have ..

First Silk Processing Plant of Gujarat in Surendranagar

The first Silk Processing Plant of Gujarat was inaugurated on Friday 3rd January 2020, at Surendranagar district of Saurashtra region under the initiative taken by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC). The plant is set up by a Khadi Institute for decreasing the production cost of silk yarn drastically that will result in an ..

State and City-wise Highlights from India Skills Report 2019

Top three states in terms of Hiring Activity in 2019- Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Delhi. Top three states in terms of Maximum Supply of Employable Talent- Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh. Top three states in terms of Highest Employability- Andhra Pradesh(1st), West Bengal (2nd), and Delhi (3rd). Top five cities with Highest Employability- Bengaluru (1st), ..

West Bengal celebrates ‘Rasogolla Day’

West Bengal celebrated ‘Rasogolla Dibas’ to mark second anniversary of granting of GI tag for  Banglar Rasogolla. On November 14, 2017, West Bengal received the GI tag for Rosogolla. A GI tag identifies a product as originating from a particular region. West Bengal and Odisha were involved in a tug-of-war to stake a claim to ..

West Bengal government to set up Kanyashree University to empower girls

The West Bengal government has decided to set up a Kanyashree University at Krishnagar in Nadia district and Kanyashree colleges across the state. The university would be only for women. Earlier, in 2013, CM Mamatat Banerjee started the Kanyashree scheme to improve the life and the status of the girls by helping economically backward families ..