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Bihar government notified Bihar Prohibition and Excise Act, 2016

Oct 3, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The notification came two days after the Patna High Court quashed its order on banning alcohol consumption. The High Court quashed it by terming its provisions as ultra vires of the Constitution.

Patna High Court quashes Bihar Prohibition of Liquor Act

Sep 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The court in its verdict said that the notification is ultra vires to the Constitution, hence it is not enforceable.

Justice Iqbal Ahmed Ansari sworn-in as Chief Justice of Patna High Court

Jul 31, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Justice Ansari had worked twice as Acting Chief Justice of Patna High Court since December 2014 before being sworn in as its 39th Chief Justice. Justice Ansari retires on 29 October 2016.

ADB approved $500 million loan to build India’s longest river bridge across Ganga near Patna

Jun 25, 2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The 9.8 kilometer long bridge will provide vital transport links between the northern and southern parts of Bihar and with neighboring Nepal.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inaugurated Child Labour Tracking System

Jun 15, 2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Besides, CM Nitish Kumar also announced that he had in principle accepted the Charter of Demands submitted by the rescued child labour.

NBCC to launch Ganga cleaning project in Bihar

Jun 1, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

In December 2015, the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation hired NBCC to carry out the feasibility study and conditional assessment of the river for entry-level activities in Bihar.

Bihar imposed complete ban on alcohol sales

Apr 6, 2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The decision to ban sale and consumption of India Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) in municipal and town council areas with immediate effect was taken at a Cabinet meeting.

Bihar State Budget 2016-17 presented

Feb 27, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Budget lays special emphasis on Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s election promises of fulfilling seven resolutions.

Bihar became Sixth State to join discom revival scheme UDAY

Feb 23, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

An overall net benefit of approximately 9000 crore rupees would accrue to the State by opting to participate in UDAY.

Girls First initiative improved emotional & physical well-being of Bihar school children

Jan 21, 2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The initiative is a first of its kind project in the country as integrates evidence-based practices from the fields of social-emotional rearing, restorative justice, positive psychology and emotional intelligence.

Bihar Cabinet approved 35 percent reservation for women in government jobs

Jan 20, 2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The Bihar Government is already providing 35 percent reservation for women in recruitment as police constables and sub-inspectors and 50 percent reservation as primary school teachers and in the Panchayati Raj system.

NHRC issued notice to Bihar government over poor condition of prisons

Jan 7, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The Commission issued notices to the Chief Secretary and Director General of Prisons of Bihar Government based on the report titled Prisons of Bihar: Status Report 2015.

Toilets made mandatory to contest Panchayat polls in Bihar

Jan 5, 2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

This declaration means that no one can contest the Bihar panchayat elections scheduled in 2016 without having a toilet at their home.

Bihar Government banned 15-year-old diesel vehicles from plying on Patna roads

Dec 24, 2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The decision was made during the review meeting of the environment and forests department under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar approved Patna Metro Rail project

Dec 23, 2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the Patna Metro Rail project will be presented to the state cabinet for approval soon.

Vijay Kumar Choudhary elected as Bihar Assembly Speaker

Dec 3, 2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The pro-tem Speaker and Congress MLA Sadanand Singh announced the election of Chaudhary as the new Speaker.

Congress MLA Sadanand Singh took oath as Pro-tem Speaker of Bihar Assembly

Nov 30, 2015
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Kovind administered oath to Singh as pro-tem speaker at a function held at the Raj Bhawan, Patna.

Nitish Kumar sworn-in as Bihar Chief Minister

Nov 20, 2015
Important for Exam: 9 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

Nov 9, 2015
Important for Exam: 12 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

Sep 10, 2015
Important for Exam: 4 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

Sep 2, 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

Aug 11, 2015
Important for Exam: 36 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

Aug 10, 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

Aug 5, 2015
Important for Exam: 11 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

Jun 10, 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

May 22, 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

May 4, 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

Apr 24, 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

Apr 23, 2015
Important for Exam: 5 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

Mar 19, 2015
Important for Exam: 20 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.

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