05.06.18 West Bengal(WBPSC) Current Affairs

WEST BENGAL   West Bengal government hikes bus fare by Re 1   West Bengal government has decided to increase the transport fare by Re 1 in each stage.   The initial fare for private buses will be Rs 7 and that for mini bus will be Rs 8. Adhikari said that the bus fare for state owned … Read more

16.02.18 West Bengal(WBPSC) Current Affairs

WEST BENGAL   Kolkata to get real-time pollution study devices   The World Bank will fund the environment department’s multipoint real-time air quality monitoring system and the methods to counter pollution. Apart from a few stationary air-quality monitoring devices, around 10 others mounted on government buses will generate area-specific real-time air quality data. This information … Read more

15.02.18 West Bengal(WBPSC) Current Affairs

WEST BENGAL   Historic blue plaque to make a comeback in West Bengal   The historic blue plaque is going to make a comeback in Bengal after a gap of five years. Since the British period, Bengal has had a tradition of blue enamel plaques being installed to honour names of lanes and buildings of historic importance.   The … Read more

13.02.18 West Bengal(WBPSC) Current Affairs

WEST BENGAL Assign specific drivers for a bus: West Bengal   The state transport department is making bus drivers more accountable and bringing in certain changes in the certificate of fitness (CF) and permit conditions. The transport department and Kolkata Police are also making each bus driver-specific so that accountability could be fixed.   Kolkata Police is procuring … Read more

28-29.01.18 West Bengal(WBPSC) Current Affairs

WEST BENGAL Veteran Bengali Actress Supriya Devi Passes Away   Veteran Bengali film actress and Padmashri awardee, Supriya Devi,passed away in Kolkata, following a severe cardiac arrest. She was 83. Supriya Devi made her debut in the Uttam Kumar-starrer Basu Parivar in 1952. She was also awarded the Banga Vibushan – the highest-ever civilian award given … Read more

19.01.18 West Bengal(WBPSC) Current Affairs

WEST BENGAL   West Bengal is fast emerging as an all-weather tourist destination   West Bengal is fast emerging as an all-weather destination welcoming tourists on business, social, and leisure trips throughout the year, and in terms of variety of products, the State can be matched by few States, according to Indranil Sen, Minister of State for … Read more

Soils in West Bengal

Soils in West Bengal The soils of Bengal have been studied widely by different scholars. The studies carried out so far lead to the convenient grouping of soils as (i) Laterites, (ii) Red Earths, (iii) Tarai soils, (iv) Alluvial soils and (v) The Coastal soils   To attain scientific management of regional resources and sustainable … Read more

Urban spheres of influence and rural urban fringe

Urban spheres of influence and rural urban fringe Urban spheres of influence Urban spheres of influence reflect centre-to-hinterland relationship, compared with the non-central region, the centre assumes more complex economic functions, and provides more economic activities. Famous theoretical contributions to this research field are the Central Place Theory (Christaller, 1933), the extension to the Central … Read more

Quality of life, life expectancy, literacy, standard of living and migration in India

Quality of life, life expectancy, literacy, standard of living and migration in India Human development—a comprehensive approach Human development is a process of enlarging people’s choices. But human development is also the objective, so it is both a process and an outcome. Human development implies that people must influence the processes that shape their lives. … Read more

West Bengal: Planned Development

WEST BENGAL PLANNED DEVELOPMENT West Bengal has the fifth-highest GSDP in India in 2015 , registering a growth rate of 17.11% in 2013–2014 and 13.35% in 2014–2015. Agriculture is the leading economic sector in West Bengal. The state has been observed that there has been a slow but steady decline in the percentage share of industry … Read more

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