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

Health sector in Bihar

The major health and demographic indicators of the State like infant mortality rate (IMR), maternal mortality ratio (MMR), total fertility rate (TFR), etc. are much higher than the all-India level and reflect a poor health status in the State. The Human Development Index (HDI), a composite of literacy, life expectancy and per capita income, has … Read more

09-12-2017 Bihar (BPSC) Daily Current Affairs

BIHAR   95,000 tuberculosis cases reported in Bihar last year   Additional executive director of State Health Society Sanjay Kumar Singh on expressed concern over lack of tuberculosis test facility at integrated counselling and test centres (ICTCs) and antiretroviral therapy (ART) centres where HIV patients co-infected with multi-drug resistant (MDR) TB visit.   In 2016, nearly 65,000 TB cases … Read more

07-12-2017 Bihar (BPSC) Daily Current Affairs

BIHAR   Bihar discoms file power tariff petition for next fiscal   The North Bihar Power Distribution Company and the South Bihar Power Distribution Company on Tuesday evening filed their electricity tariff petition for the next fiscal (2018-19) with the Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC).   The BERC will take at least three months to take a call on the … Read more

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