24-25.03.19 Bihar (BPSC) Current Affairs


  • Bihar History : Former Princely States of Bihar


DUMRAON (Shahabad Dist.)


  • Maharaja Bahadur KAMAL SINGH, 15th Maharaja of Dumraon since 13th November 1949 and were belong to Parmar dynasty. Horilshah founded this town, and so it was earlier known as Horilnagar. Horilshah was a descendant of “Raja Bhoj of Dhar” and came from Ujjain. As a princely state its boundaries were the rivers Ganges & Son and included part of Uttar Pradesh. Dumraon royal Palace belongs to Rajput Panwar (parmar) ujjaini Royal Rajputs in Bihar.


  • Maharaja of Dumraon KAMAL SINGH established Maharaja Bahadur Ram Ran Vijay Prasad Singh College (now Maharaja College) at Arrah and donated land for educational institutions in Shahbad and Ballia in 1954; that same year the Maharani Usha Rani Girls School was founded at Raj Garh Dumraon by the Maharani Saheba, it was the first Girls School in the Area; he donated 15 acres of land to the Methodist Church for the T.B. Hospital, Pratap Sagar. Maharaja of Dumraon Kamal Singh was elected to Parliament in 1952 and again in 1957 from Buxar Lok Sabha Constituency.



  • Finland tops Global Happiness Index for the second straight year
  • Finland has been ranked as the happiest country in the world for the second year.


  • Indian figures at 140th place, seven spots down from last year, on this year’s UN World Happiness Report.


  • The report was released by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the United Nations on March 20 which was declared as World Happiness Day by the UN General Assembly in 2012.


  • The report ranks countries on six key variables that support well-being: income, freedom, trust, healthy life expectancy, social support and generosity.


  • World Tuberculosis Day is observed on 24 March


  • World Tuberculosis Dayis observed on 24 March each year. World TB Day is marked by the World Health Organization (WHO). It is designed to build public awareness about the global epidemic of tuberculosis (TB) and efforts to eliminate the disease. The theme of World TB Day 2019  is ‘It’s time’. 
  • The date marks the day in 1882 whenRobert Kochannounced that he had discovered the bacterium that causes TB, Mycobacterium tuberculosis. His discovery opened the way towards diagnosing and curing this disease.


  • Italy to join China’s Belt and Road Initiative


  • Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte pledged to make Italy the first Group of Seven nation to join China’s ambitious Belt and Road initiative (BRI).
  • This move will help rebalance Italy’s trade with the Asian nation.
  • Four Italian ports could reportedly be opened to Chinese investments for BRI.
  • The US has warned Italy against joining the Chinese initiative.



  • RBI Governor called for permanent status to Finance Commission


  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Shaktikanta Dascalled for permanent status to Finance Commission. RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das is also the member of the fifteenth finance commission. 
  • The permanent status will ensure consistencies between finance commissions so that there is some certainty in the flow of funds to states. The permanent status will also provide for continuity between the successive finance commissions. The establishment of the finance commission through permanent status will also enable it toaddress issues arising from the implementation of the recommendations of the finance commission during the intervening period.
  • The RBI governor also called on for a robust expenditure planning without compromising on fiscal consolidation as fiscal federalism gathers momentum in the era of uniformgoods and services tax (GST). The planning is to address the socio-economic challenges without diluting the goals of fiscal consolidation.


  • Advanced electronic intelligence satellite to be launched on Apr 1: ISRO


  • India on April 1 will launch an advanced electronic intelligence satellite – EMISAT, along with 28 other international satellites.


  • India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), in its 47th mission (PSLV-C45), will launch EMISAT.


  • The satellite is slated for liftoff at 0930 Hrs on April 1.


  • EMISAT is a primary satellite jointly by developed ISRO and the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and weighs around 436 kilograms.


  • It will measure the electromagnetic spectrum in space.


  • The 28 international customer satellites are from four countries – Lithuania, Spain, Switzerland and the United States.


  • Navin Chawla’s new book titled ‘Every Vote Counts’ islaunched


  • Former Chief Election Commissioner of India Navin Chawla’s book ‘Every Vote Counts’ was launched by former Vice President of India, Hamid Ansari in New Delhi.


  • This book is about how the electoral machinery works in India.


  • The book explains about India is on the cusp of change, and with its parliamentary elections coming up.


  • 64th Filmfare Awards 2019


  • The 64th Vimal Filmfare Awards 2019 kicked off at the Jio Garden in BKC, Mumbai.

Best Actor: Ranbir Kapoor for Sanju

Best Actress: Alia Bhatt for Raazi

Best Film: Raazi

Best Director: Meghna Gulzar for Raazi

Best Playback Singer (Male): Arijit Singh for Ae Watan – Raazi

Best Playback Singer (Female): Shreya Ghoshal for Ghoomar – Padmaavat

Best Music Album: Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Padmaavat


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