17.02.18 West Bengal(WBPSC) Current Affairs

WEST BENGAL   Kolkata Corporation officials collect packaged water samples for quality tests   A sudden diarrhea outbreak in Southern suburbs of Kolkata has scared citizens. Out of fear of water contamination, many citizens are buying packaged drinking waters but a recent sample test found bacteria in the packaged water. Kolkata Corporation officials on Friday … 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

14.02.18 West Bengal(WBPSC) Current Affairs

WEST BENGAL   Bengal first to opt out of Modi’s healthcare plan   Bengal has become the first state to opt out of the ambitious National Health Protection Scheme unveiled in the Union Budget — and dubbed ‘Modicare’ — with chief minister Mamata Banerjee announcing on Tuesday that the state will not “waste” its hard-earned resources … 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

11-12.02.18 West Bengal(WBPSC) Current Affairs

WEST BENGAL   West Bengal’s Chilkigarh to be declared ‘National Bio-Diversity Heritage Site’   A forested stretch around Chilkigarh’s Kanak Durga temple in Jhargram district of West Bengal will soon be declared a national bio-diversity heritage site by the government.   The popular tourist destination will be labelled a ‘plastic free zone’ and 61 acres of forest area … Read more

09.02.18 West Bengal(WBPSC) Current Affairs

WEST BENGAL Review of Kolkata Metro route extensions only after 2020   Much progress is unlikely on Metro projects in Kolkata or the suburbs that are not already under way till 2020, sources in the ministry of railways said. The ministry will evaluate the progress of the ongoing projects after 2020 and then decide on … Read more

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