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Nitish Kumar sworn-in as Bihar Chief Minister

Published on: 20-NOV-2015
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Governor Ramnath Kovind administered the oath of office and secrecy to Nitish Kumar and other council of ministers belonging to RJD, JD(U) and Congress parties.

Grand Alliance won the 2015 Assembly Elections of Bihar with two-thirds majority

Published on: 09-NOV-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Grand Alliance of RJD, JD(U) and INC with thumping two-third majority emerged as the winner of the election.

Election Commission of India announced election dates for Bihar Assembly polls

Published on: 10-SEP-2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The election to be held in 5 phases will start from 12 October 2015 and counting will start from 8 November 2015.

Bihar to give 2% reservation to grand children of freedom fighters in government jobs

Published on: 02-SEP-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The cabinet also decided to grant a marriage assistance of 51 thousand rupees to the granddaughter of freedom fighter.

Telecom Ministry launched mobile app named Disha to promote digital literacy in Bihar

Published on: 11-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 35 people agreed

The app aims to help people learn about computers and Internet through self learning modules.

Ram Nath Kovind appointed as Governor of Bihar

Published on: 10-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 22 people agreed

He succeeds West Bengal Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi, who was holding additional charge of Bihar.

Bihar legislative Assembly passed the Bihar Public Grievance Redressal Bill, 2015

Published on: 05-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The Bill is aimed at empowering the people to seek redressal of their grievances by government servants in a time-bound manner.

Bihar launched campaign Badh Chala Bihar to produce Bihar@2025 vision document

Published on: 10-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

It is touted as world's largest campaign for participatory agenda through massive engagement of citizens.

World Bank approved 250 million dollar credit for Enhancing Teacher Effectiveness in Bihar

Published on: 22-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The credit is being provided from IDA, the World Bank’s concessionary lending arm, and the credit is on IDA terms with a maturity of 25 years, including a 5 year grace period.

BHEL commissioned 195 MW Thermal Unit of KBUNL in Bihar

Published on: 04-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

This was the first 195 MW unit to be commissioned by BHEL at the 2x195 MW Muzaffarpur Thermal Power Station (TPS) Plant of KBUNL. The second 195 MW unit is expected to be commissioned in the on-going 2015-16 financial year.

Nitish Kumar constituted panel on salary revision for fixed pay teachers

Published on: 24-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

The four member committee headed by Chief Secretary Anjani Kumar Singh has been asked to submit its report to the government in one month time.

Cyclonic storm struck the north-eastern border districts of Bihar

Published on: 23-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The storm with a wind speed of more than 150 kmph hit several districts of the state namely Purnia, Madhepura, Madhubani, Katihar, Sitamarhi, Darbhanga, Samastipur, Bhagalpur and Supaul.

Bihar Budget 2015-16: Highlights

Published on: 19-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

State Government of Bihar led presented the state budget for the financial year 2015-16 of 120685.32 crore rupees. The budget, has no new tax proposals.

Kirket, a film on former Indian cricketer Kirti Azad’s life launched

Published on: 04-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

Kirti Azad is the actor of the film that is based on his cricket journey and highlights the difficulties of Bihar cricket. It is story of talented but underprivileged young boys who can do wonders if given chance.

Nitish Kumar took oath as Chief Minister of Bihar

Published on: 23-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

He succeeds Jitan Ram Manjhi who resigned from his office on 20 February 2015. With this, Nitish took oath as the state’s chief minister for the fourth term.

Bihar Government decided to grant 35% reservation for women in Non-Gazetted jobs

Published on: 19-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

Government also hiked the MLA development fund from the existing 2 crore rupees in a year to 3 crore rupees from financial year 2016.

Bihar State Cabinet approved the inclusion of Dusadh caste in Mahadalit category

Published on: 18-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

The approval was granted on the proposal of state SC/ST welfare department which demanded categorisation of Dusadh (Dhari and Dhadi) caste in the Mahadalit category.

Bihar decided to provide free education to SC, ST and girl students till PG

Published on: 04-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 48 people agreed

Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and girl students of Bihar will be granted free education till Post Graduation in the state. The decision was made in meeting of the state cabinet of Bihar Government.

Bihar Government increased maternity leave period to 180 days from 135 days

Published on: 07-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

Bihar Government increased the duration of maternity leave to 180 days and also made provisions for 730 days of child care leave. These leaves will be allowed for two children during entire service period.

West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi appointed as Governor of Bihar

Published on: 25-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 51 people agreed

West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi has been given the additional charge of Bihar.

Bihar government recognised transgender as third gender

Published on: 11-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 45 people agreed

The Bihar cabinet recognised eunuch and transgender as third gender.

Bihar Mahostav began in Delhi

Published on: 26-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 36 people agreed

The Bihar Mahotsav started on 26 April 2014 amid strains of thumri, colourful folk performances and aroma of traditional cuisine.

NTPC signed MoU to Develop Kajra Thermal Project of 1320 MW in Bihar

Published on: 24-FEB-2014
Important for Exam: 63 people agreed

NTPC signed MoU with BSPGCL and LBCPL to develop a 1320 MW Thermal Power Project at Kajra in Lakhisarai district of Bihar.

Bihar announced New Surrender and Rehabilitation Policy for Maoists

Published on: 04-DEC-2013
Important for Exam: 86 people agreed

The Bihar government on 3 December 2013 approved a new surrender and rehabilitation policy for Maoists.

Bihar to get double food subsidy and foodgrain allocation under National Food Security Act

Published on: 07-OCT-2013
Important for Exam: 54 people agreed

Jairam Ramesh announced that the food subsidy and foodgrain allocation would be doubled for the state of Bihar.

Bihar Government Declared 33 Districts as Drought-Affected

Published on: 19-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

The Bihar Government on 18 September 2013 approved the proposal of Disaster Management department for declaring the 33 districts of Bihar as drought-hit.

300M US Dollars Additional ADB Financing to help Upgrade 254 km of State Highways in Bihar

Published on: 13-AUG-2013
Important for Exam: 34 people agreed

ADB and Union government signed an agreement for 300 million US dollars in additional loan to upgrade highways in Bihar

Rural Development Ministry approved 4130 Crore for Bihar under PMGSY

Published on: 06-JUL-2013
Important for Exam: 60 people agreed

 Rural Development Ministry on 6 July 2013 approved 4130 crore rupees for the construction of 5700 km of rural roads in Bihar.

Nitish Kumar won Vote of Confidence in Bihar Assembly with support of 126 MLAs

Published on: 20-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

Nitish Kumar won trust motion moved at the special session of Bihar assembly by securing 126 votes. He was supported by Congress and CPI members.

JD(U) parted away from NDA after breaking its Alliance

Published on: 18-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

JD(U) dumped BJP in Bihar after breaking its alliance from NDA after 17 years. Nitish Kumar will seek Vote of Confidence in the sate Cabinet on 19 June 2013.


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