Category: West Bengal Current Affairs

West Bengal Becomes First State to Opt Out of ‘Modicare’

West Bengal has become first state of India to withdraw from center government’s National Health Protection scheme “Modicare”. The Modicare scheme was unrelieved in Union Budget by finance minister Arun Jaitley. While announcing about the decision to opt out the scheme, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee told that they already has this kind of […]

West Bengal Government decided to renovate rural rods ahead of Panchayat elections in state

It seems that West Bengal government is also planning to win rural people heart in order to register victory in upcoming panchayat elections in state. So the government has decided to provide Rs 2,700 crore to widen and renovate 3,000km of rural roads. Rural connectivity in the state is in bad conditions in most parts […]

India’s first Advanced Homeopathy Virology lab at Kolkata

Indias first Advanced Homeopathy Virology lab

AYUSH Minister Shripad Yesso Naik inaugurated India’s first advanced Homeopathy Virology lab at Kolkata. The lab is established at a total expenditure of Rs. 8 Crore. It is the first lab in India where basic and advance level homeopathic researches will be done related to deadly diseases such as influenza, Japanese encephalitis, dengue, chikungunya, and […]

Gobindobhog Rice Gets Geographical Indication Status

gobindobhog-rice

A special rice variety of West Bengal named as Gobindobhog rice has got the status geographical indication (GI) by The Geographical Indications Registry (GIR). This variety of rice is specially grown in Burdwan District of West Bengal. It was back in August 2015 when the state government had applied for geographical indication (GI) status for […]

Kolkata to get India’s first underwater metro at Hoobly

kolkata underwater metro hoobly

Kolkata is going to get India’s first underwater metro at Hoobly. It will be constructed 30 metres below the riverbed. The tunnel work is almost complete with some work of second one pending. The tunnel is just a few metres away from the Howrah bridge connecting Howrah and Kolkata. The tunnel is even more special […]

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