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Bihar imposed complete ban on alcohol sales

Published on: 06-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 9 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

Published on: 27-FEB-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

Published on: 23-FEB-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

Published on: 21-JAN-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

Published on: 20-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 8 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

Published on: 07-JAN-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

Published on: 05-JAN-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

Published on: 24-DEC-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

Published on: 23-DEC-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

Published on: 03-DEC-2015
Important for Exam: 3 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

Published on: 30-NOV-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

Published on: 20-NOV-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

Published on: 09-NOV-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

Published on: 10-SEP-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

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: 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

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: 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

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: 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

Published on: 19-MAR-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.

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: 18 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: 18 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: 49 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: 30 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.

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