06.06.18 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

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

03-04.06.18 West Bengal(WBPSC) Current Affairs

WEST BENGAL Despite Rera, West Bengal notifies its own real estate law The Centre’s target to bring all new and ongoing real estate projects under Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA) has received a setback as West Bengal government has notified its own law for the sector in the state. This surprised many considering the state … 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

08.02.18 West Bengal(WBPSC) Current Affairs

  WEST BENGAL   US envoy all for trade ties   The US has underscored the need for the right environment to promote trade and investment in Bengal and India.   US ambassador Kenneth I. Juster said removal of non-trade barriers would, in the long run, aid investment that depends on market, regulatory climate, governmental … Read more

1.02.18 West Bengal(WBPSC) Current Affairs

WEST BENGAL   West Bengal budget to do away with plan, non-plan distinction   The state government has decided to do away with plan and non-plan distinction in its budget from the 2018-19 financial year. The salaries, subsidies, loans and interest come under the non-plan expenditure head, while the plan expenditure is meant for development … Read more

30.01.18 West Bengal(WBPSC) Current Affairs

WEST BENGAL   Bengal heritage logo launched in London   The Bengali diaspora, which has been professionally very successful in the UK, has been driving corporate growth and public services over the years. What is unique is that it also is a community that has a strong cultural focus. This is best manifested through the … 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

25.01.18 West Bengal(WBPSC) Current Affairs

WEST BENGAL Bengal opposes Centre plan for backward districts   An integrated development plan for the 115 Most Backward Districts (MBD) in the country, of which five are from West Bengal, has hit a roadblock in the state. The Mamata Banerjee government doesn’t agree with PM Narendra Modi’s plan because the Centre proposes to engage a central government … Read more

23.01.18 West Bengal(WBPSC) Current Affairs

WEST BENGAL Government forms panel to fight rising air pollution in Kolkata   The state government has set up an inter-departmental committee, under the chairmanship of environment minister Sovon Chatterjee, for a concerted effort to combat air pollution. The committee will come up with a detailed road map — short-term and long-term — to maintain ambient … Read more

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