31.01.18 Bihar (BPSC) Daily Current Affairs

BIHAR 3 hydroelectric projects closed, eight transferred to Jharkhand   The state cabinet approved the closure of three hydroelectric power projects due to technical and financial unviability. It also cancelled the two proposed hydroelectric projects due to unavailability of land and decided to hand over its eight hydroelectric units in Jharkhand to the Jharkhand government. All these … Read more

30.01.18 Bihar (BPSC) Daily Current Affairs

BIHAR Centre to release special funds for six Maoist-hit districts in state   The Centre is to allocate special yearly funds to 35 different districts across seven states in India, including six districts in Bihar that are worst affected by Left Wing Extremism (LWE). The funds are meant for development of public infrastructure and services and to … Read more

28-29.01.18 Bihar (BPSC) Daily Current Affairs

BIHAR Government to provide science-based information to farmers in state   To strengthen linkage between scientists and farming community and provide science-based information at famers’ doorsteps, the Bihar Agricultural University (BAU) initiated ‘Kisan Chaupal’, which is now likely to be adopted across the country for disseminating scientific information to farmers. The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) … Read more

27.01.18 Bihar (BPSC) Daily Current Affairs

BIHAR Nitish bats for EBC quota in central jobs, varsities   Chief minister Nitish Kumar on pitched for separate reservation for the EBCs (extremely backward classes) in the central government’s appointments as well as admissions in central education institutions on the line of Bihar government’s Karpoori formula.   The Centre currently provides 27% reservation to OBCs (other backward classes), which include … Read more

26.01.18 Bihar (BPSC) Daily Current Affairs

BIHAR Bihar govt sanctions Rs 100 crore a year for minorities   The Bihar government allocated Rs 100 crore per annum for a scheme aimed at employment generation among people from minority communities belonging to families with a modest income.   Govt gave its nod for an amendment in the guidelines for “Mukhayamantri Alpasankhyak Rozgar Rin Yojana” … Read more

25.01.18 Bihar (BPSC) Daily Current Affairs

BIHAR 53 crore children to get deworming tablets on February 19   Over 5.53 crore children in the age group of 1-19 years will be administered Albendazole – a chewable tablet – in all government, government-aided and private schools to mark National Deworming Day (NDD) on February 19.   The state health department has drawn up a … Read more

24.01.18 Bihar (BPSC) Daily Current Affairs

BIHAR Bihar wins Kalam award for grievance redressal The state has won Kalam Innovation in Governance Award (KIGA) for exemplary implementation and monitoring of the Bihar Right to Public Grievance Redressal Act (BRPGRA).   The Act, first of its kind in the country, was introduced in 2015 to give legal right to citizens for time-bound hearing and redressal of their grievances. … Read more

23.01.18 Bihar (BPSC) Daily Current Affairs

BIHAR Bihar industry ready for spl status tradeoff with IDF   With the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) taking the steam out of longstanding special category status demand, trade and industry bodies are now pitching for announcement of an industrial development fund (IDF) in the Union budget 2018 to help industrially backward states, … Read more

21 & 22.01.18 Bihar (BPSC) Daily Current Affairs

BIHAR Biharsharif makes it to Smart City list   Union housing and urban affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has announced the name of nine more cities chosen in the latest round of the Centre’s flagship Smart Cities Mission.   The number of cities picked under the project now stands at 99. Under the scheme, each … Read more

20.01.18 Bihar (BPSC) Daily Current Affairs

BIHAR INS Vikramaditya Formally Affiliated to Bihar Regiment   Indian Naval Ship Vikramaditya, the Indian Navy’s largest ship, and its sole aircraft carrier were formally affiliated to the Indian Army‘s highly-decorated and battle-hardened Bihar Regiment and the Indian Air Force’s No 6 Squadron. It is tasked with maritime strike operations with its Jaguar fighter aircraft. A glittering … Read more

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