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Important Current Affairs-17th Nov 2020-ORSP

Nitish Kumar has been elected as the Chief Minister of
Bihar for the seventh time.


● Tarkishore Prasad has been unanimously elected as the
leader of BJP legislature party while Renu Devi has been
elected as the deputy leader.
● Mr. Kumar along with his council of ministers took oath
of office and secrecy before the Governor Phagu
Chauhan.
● The NDA has secured an absolute majority by winning
125 seats in the recently held assembly elections.

Bihar


• Formation: 22 March 1912 (Bihar Diwas)
• Statehood: 26 January 1950
• Capital: Patna
• Number of District : 38
• Governor: Fagu Chauhan
• Chief Minister: Nitish Kumar
• Members of the Legislative Assembly: 243
• Lok Sabha Seats : 39
• Rajya Sabha Seats : 16

General Facts about Bihar
● Only 11.3% of the population of Bihar lives in urban areas, which is the lowest in India
after Himachal Pradesh.
● Additionally, almost 58% of Biharis are below the age of 25, giving Bihar the highest
proportion of young people of any Indian state.
● Three main regions converge in the state: Magadh, Mithila, and Bhojpur.
● Hindu Goddess Sita, the consort of Lord Rama is believed to be born in Sitamarhi
district in the Mithila region of modern-day Bihar.
● Gautama Buddha attained Enlightenment at Bodh Gaya, a town located in the modern
day district of Gaya in Bihar.
● Vasupujya, the 12th Jain Tirthankara was born in Champapuri, Bhagalpur.
● Vardhamana Mahavira, the 24th and the last Tirthankara of Jainism, was born in
Vaishali around the 6th century BC.

Important National Park and wildlife Sanctuaries in Bihar

● Valmiki National Park
● Barela Jheel Salim Ali Bird Wild Life Sanctuary
● Kaimur Wild Life Sanctuary
● Kusheshwar Asthan Bird Wild Life Sanctuary
● Valmiki Wild Life Sanctuary
● Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Wild Life Sanctuary

Bihar in Recent News

● In Bihar, Director General of Police (DGP) Gupteshwar Pandey took
voluntary retirement with immediate effect.
● The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched nine highway projects and
Ghar tak Fiber scheme in Bihar.
● Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the historic Kosi Rail Mahasetu to
the nation through video conference.
○ The 1.9 km long Kosi mega bridge has been completed at a total cost of 516 crore rupees.
● Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the Nation three key projects
related to the Petroleum sector in Bihar through video conferencing.
○ The projects include, the Durgapur-Banka section of the Paradip-Haldia-Durgapur Pipeline
Augmentation Project and two LPG Bottling Plants in East Champaran and Banka.

Minister of Environment, Forest and
Climate Change Prakash Javadekar has
expressed happiness that India has
added two more Ramsar sites.


● They are Lonar lake in Maharashtra
which is the only crater lake of the
country while the other is Sur Sarovar,
also known as Keetham lake in Agra of
Uttar Pradesh.

What is Ramsar site tag

The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of
International Importance especially as
Waterfowl Habitat is an international treaty
for the conservation and sustainable use of
wetlands.
• It is also known as the Convention on
Wetlands.
• It is named after the city of Ramsar in Iran,
where the Convention was signed in 1971.
• Wetlands declared as Ramsar sites are
protected under strict guidelines of the
convention

RAMSAR SITE

What is wetland
• A wetland is a place where the land is covered by water, either salt, fresh or somewhere in
between.

• Marshes and ponds, the edge of a lake or ocean, the delta at the mouth of a river, low-lying
areas that frequently flood—all of these are wetlands.

● Jharkhand, the ‘Land of Forest’ celebrates its State Formation
Day on November 15 every year.
● The state was carved out of Bihar in 2000 after the Parliament
passed the Bihar Reorganization Act, 2000.
● The state’s foundation day was made to coincide with the birth
anniversary of tribal leader Birsa Munda, who played an
important part in the history of the Indian independence
movement.

Basic Facts about Jharkhand
● Statehood: 15 November 2000
● Capital: Ranchi
● Number of District : 24
● Governor: Draupadi Murmu
● Chief Minister: Raghubar Das (BJP)
● High court: Jharkhand High Court
● Chief Justice: Harish Chandra Mishra
● Members of the Legislative Assembly: 81
● Lok Sabha Seats : 14
● Rajya Sabha Seats : 6

History of Jharkhand
● The region was ruled by many empires and dynasties
including Maurya, Gupta, Gauda, Pala, Nagvanshi,
Ramgarh Raj, Raksel and Chero.

● During the age of Mahajanpadas around 500 BC, Jharkhand
state was a part of Magadha and Anga
● It was carved out of the relatively underdeveloped southern
part of Bihar on 15 November 2000.
● First CM of Jharkhand : Babulal Marandi
● First Governor of Jharkhand : Prabhat Kumar

● India Post Payments Bank, IPPB have successfully launched the initiative of doorstep service for
submission of Digital Life Certificate through Postman.
● The facility to submit life certificates online through Jeevan Pramaan Portal was launched by Prime
Minister Narendra Modi in November, 2014 with the objective to provide a convenient and transparent
facility to pensioners for submission of Life Certificate.

India Post Payments Bank

India Post Payments Bank is a state-owned
entity, under the department of posts, with
100% government equity and is governed by
the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
● It was launched by Prime Minister Narendra
Modi in September, 2018 to offer doorstep
banking to customers, mainly in rural areas.
● The payments bank offers services such as
savings and current accounts, money transfer,
direct benefit transfer, bill and utility payments,
merchant payments, but cannot issue loans.
● It deploys postmen, gramin dak sewaks,
equipped with cell phones and biometric
devices, to offer banking services in rural areas.

● A Bangladeshi teen Sadat Rahman has been awarded the International Children’s Peace Prize for his work
to stop cyber bullying of teens.
● The award was given away by the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai during a ceremony in the
Netherlands.
● The prize is given away by the international children’s rights organization KidsRights to a child who fights
courageously for children’s rights.

The world’s longest serving Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa of Bahrain, passed
away. He was 84.
● Prince Khalifa, who took office after Bahrain gained independence in 1971, had been receiving
treatment at a hospital in the US, the state media said.

Bahrain
• Bahrain, officially the Kingdom of Bahrain, is a
sovereign state in the Persian Gulf.
• The island nation comprises a small archipelago
made up of 33 natural islands and an additional
51 artificial islands.
• Capital: Manama
• Monarch: Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
• Crown Prince: Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa
• Prime Minister: Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa
• Currency: Bahraini dinar

● National Press Day is observed on 16th November every year
to celebrate free and responsible press in India.
● On this day the Press Council of India started functioning as a
moral watchdog to ensure that the press maintains high
standards and is not constrained by any influence or threats.

 

● Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Great Britain) has won the Turkish Grand Prix 2020 at Istanbul Park,
Turkey.
● With this win, he claimed the seventh Formula One championships title of his career to equal the
record of Michael Schumacher.

● The United Nations observes “International Day for
Tolerance” on 16th November every year.


● The United Nations is committed to strengthening tolerance
by fostering mutual understanding among cultures and
peoples.

 

 

 

On the occasion of Children’s Day, a first-of-its-kind in
the world, library on the tram for children was launched
in Kolkata, West Bengal.


● A tram is a rail vehicle that runs on tramway tracks along
public streets.

Basic Facts about West Bengal
● Statehood: 26 January 1950
● Capital: Kolkata
● Number of District : 23
● Governor: Jagdeep Dhankhar
● Chief Minister: Mamata Banerjee
● Members of the Legislative Assembly: 295
● Lok Sabha Seats : 42
● Rajya Sabha Seats : 16

Important National Park and Wildlife Sanctuaries in West Bengal

● Buxa National Park
● Gorumara National Park
● Neora Valley National Park
● Singalila National Park
● Sunderban National Park
● Jaldapara National Park
● Bethuadahari Wildlife Sanctuary
● Bibhuti Bhusan Wildlife Sanctuary
● Jorepokhri Salamander Wildlife Sanctuary
● Lothian Island Wildlife Sanctuary
● Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary
● Ramnabagan Wildlife Sanctuary

Major Dams
● Damodar Valley Corporation: The Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) is an Indian governmental
organization which operates in the Damodar River area of West Bengal and Jharkhand states of India.
● Durgapur Barrage: Durgapur Barrage is built across the Damodar River at Durgapur in Bankura district and
partly in Paschim Bardhaman district.
● Farakka Barrage: Farakka Barrage is a barrage across the Ganges River, located in Murshidabad district.
● Mukutmanipur Dam: The Mukutmanipur Dam is a dam in Bankura district on the Kangsabati River

General Facts
● Kolkata is known as the “cultural capital of India”.
● The main river in West Bengal is the Ganges, which divides into two branches. One branch
enters Bangladesh as the Padma, while the other flows through West Bengal as the
Bhagirathi River and Hooghly River.
● The Kolkata metro is the country’s first underground railway.
● Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport at Dum Dum, Kolkata, is the state’s
largest airport.
● Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport, India’s first private sector airport, serves the twin cities of
Asansol-Durgapur at Andal, Bardhaman.
● Kolkata is one of the major centres for football in India and houses top national clubs such as
Mohun Bagan Athletic Club, East Bengal Club and Mohammedan Sporting Club.

Festivals & Fairs of West Bengal
● Durga Puja
● Rasa Jatra
● Charak
● Gangasagar Mela
● Kenduli Mela
● Jalpesh Mela
● Rash Mela
● Poush Mela

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