19-20.08.18 (BPSC) Bihar Current Affairs

BIHAR Bihar relies on UP, Maha experiences to ban polybags   The state government will rely on experiences of Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra in imposing ban on polythene and single use plastics for management of non-biodegradable wastes.     Management of non-biodegradable waste has been a major issue for the state government in general and … Read more

18.08.18 (BPSC) Bihar Current Affairs

BIHAR New name for forest department   The environment and forest department will soon be renamed as the department of environment, forest and climate change.   To spread awareness and improve climate technologies, one event had been organised to distribute certificates among trainees of the Green Skill Development Programme who participated in the training on … Read more

17.08.18 (BPSC) Bihar Current Affairs

BIHAR State ready with plastic ban draft   The state government on Saturday made public the draft notification for a blanket ban on use of plastic carry bags of any shape or thickness to seek objections and suggestions from persons, institutions and stakeholders.   The state government is seriously considering the proposal to completely ban … Read more

16.08.18 (BPSC) Bihar Current Affairs

BIHAR Online push for govt certificates   The state government plans to introduce online delivery of caste, income and residence certificates shortly through the Right to Public Service Act.   The Act was introduced in Bihar in 2011.   At present, except for few services like caste certificate, residence certificate and income certificate for which … Read more

15.08.18 (BPSC) Bihar Current Affairs

BIHAR 2 more districts now open-defecation free   Bihar now boasts of three open-defecation free (ODF) districts. After Sitamarhi, which achieved the ODF status in July, Sheikhpura and Rohtas, too, have joined the list of such districts this month.   Till June this year, Bihar didn’t have a single district in the list of 400 … Read more

14.08.18 (BPSC) Bihar Current Affairs

BIHAR Ease of Living Index: Patna ranked 109th   Three prominent Bihar cities, including capital Patna, have featured in the bottom 10 cities of India in the Ease of Living Index released by the ministry of housing and urban affairs.   Incidentally, all the four Bihar cities figure in the smart city project of the … Read more

11.08.18 (BPSC) Bihar Current Affairs

BIHAR Student loan scheme re-launch amid fanfare   Chief minister Nitish Kumar launched the online transfer of education loan on Saturday to mark the beginning of the student credit card (SCC) scheme under the aegis of Bihar State Education Finance Corporation (BSEFC). He also distributed symbolical cheques and student credit cards to 10 beneficiary students … Read more

12-13.08.18 (BPSC) Bihar Current Affairs

BIHAR   Justice M R Shah sworn in as Chief Justice of Patna HC   Justice Mukesh R Shah was t sworn in as the Chief Justice of Patna High Court in Patna. Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik administered the oath of office to Justice Shah at the Raj Bhavan.   Justice Shah was a … Read more

10.08.18 (BPSC) Bihar Current Affairs

BIHAR Job scheme for liquor brewers rolls   Chief minister Nitish Kumar launched the Satat Jivikoparjan Yojana (graduation approach to sustainable livelihood), aimed at providing alternative employment to poor families that were dependent on the country liquor and toddy (fermented palm sap) trade for livelihood before prohibition was clamped on Bihar.   The scheme, conceptualised … Read more

09.08.18 (BPSC) Bihar Current Affairs

BIHAR Education shame data   Despite the state government’s various initiatives in the education sector, Bihar is still clubbed with states where the number of out-of-school children is more than the national average, underpinning the need for a holistic framework to eliminate anomalies in government schooling system.   According to government data, Uttar Pradesh has … Read more

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