10-11.06.18 West Bengal(WBPSC) Current Affairs

WEST BENGAL   West Bengal all set to get its first organ transplant registry   The state is all set to get an organ sharing registry that will list potential recipients for different organs. The step is critical for streamlining organ donation and giving the movement a new impetus. The Regional Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (ROTTO) … Read more

02.03.18 West Bengal(WBPSC) Current Affairs

WEST BENGAL   Kolkata Metro Station to get a tech savvy remodeling with advanced mechanization and safety   Kolkata metro station are all set to get the much needed modern makeover. The East-West metro will debut its new makeover with new rakes and will be outfitted with the latest state of art technology this year. There … Read more

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

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

10.02.18 West Bengal(WBPSC) Current Affairs

WEST BENGAL KISS to start innings in Kolkata from next year   The Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), that provides free education from kindergarten to Post-graduation to 37,000 tribal students in Odisha, would run a similar centre in Kolkata for poor children. The KISS has entered into an agreement with a Kolkata based NGO to run … 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

04-05.02.18 West Bengal(WBPSC) Current Affairs

WEST BENGAL   Kolkata airport to go green with 15 MW solar power plant   The Kolkata airport is all set to start using clean and green energy for its day to day operations, as its ground mounted grid connected solar plant is ready for commissioning.   The 15 MW plant, capacity wise the largest … 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

27.01.18 West Bengal(WBPSC) Current Affairs

WEST BENGAL   Kolkata becomes first Indian metro to get a floating market   Kolkata is now witness to a floating market, the first of its kind across any metro.   The market, as the name suggests, will be located on a water-body with boats doubling up as shops.   The market, located on the … Read more

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