West Bengal: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

West Bengal government to bring legislation for ensuring Journalists’ job security

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee led West Bengal government has decided to bring legislation in the Assembly for ensuring the job security of Journalists in the State. The legislation aims at social security of Journalist. Besides, it will deal with the issues of retrenchment of Journalists and closure of TV channels and Newspapers publication houses.

Keshav Dutt chosen for 2019 Mohun Bagan Ratna

Two-time Olympic gold medal winning Hockey Player Keshav Dutt and former India Football Captain Prasun Banerjee has been chosen for 2019 Mohun Bagan Ratna. This is the first time that the club is conferring the award on a sportsperson from a discipline other than football. Dutt (93) was part of the team that won gold ..

2019 Durand Cup to be held in Kolkata

The 2019 Durand Cup will be the 129th edition of the Durand Cup, which will be held at Kolkata in West Bengal from August 2 to 23. This will be for the first time that the tournament will be played outside New Delhi, its traditional venue. The matches will be played across three locations in ..

KUSUM and Irrigation Economy

The Cabinet has approved the extension of the Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) scheme. The scheme has three components: 10,000 megawatt (MW) of decentralised ground mounted grid-connected renewable power plants (Component-A). Installation of 17.50 lakh standalone solar-powered agriculture pumps (Component-B). Solarisation of 10 lakh grid-connected solar-powered agriculture pumps (Component-C). Component-A and Component-C will ..

Expanding the Internet Saathi Initiative

Google India and Tata Trusts have decided to expand their Internet Saathi initiative to villages in Punjab and Odisha. About the Initiative The initiative is aimed at facilitating digital literacy among women in rural India. Under the Internet Saathi programme Launched in July 2015, 70,000 ‘Internet Saathi’s’ are trained, who have in turn impacted 2.6 ..