States Current Affairs - 2019

Current Affairs 2019-2020 of all States with latest updates. Current Affairs will list latest developments, issues in all states and may be useful for State PCS / Civil services examinations of various states of India.

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Nagaland govt launches Ex-gratia Scheme for Students

The state government of Nagaland has launched an ex-gratia scheme for students studying outside Nagaland, called ‘Nagaland Government Ex-gratia Scheme for Students Studying outside Nagaland’ (NGESSO). The scheme is the initiative of Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio.

Key Features of NGESSO Scheme

It is a scheme initiated and sponsored by Government of Nagaland under which state government will provide a financial assistance of Rs.5 lakhs as one-time payment to parents/families of students in case of unfortunate death of any student while studying outside state. The sum is to enable distressed families to bring mortal remains of deceased students.

Beneficiary: NGESSO scheme would benefit Naga students belonging to any recognized scheduled tribes (ST) and indigenous inhabitants of state. It is targeted for students who die outside state while pursuing secular, technical, professional, diploma as well as theology courses. The nominee can claim ex-gratia amount within a period of 2 (two) months after the death of the students by furnishing the required documents.

Scheme Implementation:

The scheme will be implemented by department of higher education with effect from year 2019-20. The advertisement for scheme will be issued from 1 November 2019. Last date for submission of NGESSO registration form is March 30, 2020 and uploading of NGESSO registration number in the department website will be done by August 2020.

The state government has earmarked a Corpus Fund of Rs.5 crore in a fixed deposit and the interest accruing from deposit will be utilized for payment of ex-gratia amounting to Rs.5 lakh to nominee of deceased students.

The payment will be made through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) by the state finance department to bank account of nominee within a period of one month.

Biswa Bangla Sharad Samman 2019

On the occasion of Durga Puja, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee presented Biswa Bangla Sharad Samman 2019 to 79 community Durga Pujas that received awards in different categories.

The Durga Puja festival helps in community development, building relations among people to people besides generating income. From past your years the state government of West Bengal is organizing Durga Puja Carnival that has created a good impact among people. UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has also agreed to recognize Durga Puja as World Cultural Heritage.

About Biswa Bangla Sharad Samman (BBSS)

On the occasion of Durga Puja, West Bengal Government has come up with a unique initiative called ‘Biswa Bangla Sharad Samman’. The initiative was started in 2013 and is in its 7th year.

Objective: To recognise and appreciate the brilliance and innovation in organising Durga Puja.

Organised by: Information and Cultural Affairs Department of Government of West Bengal.

It is a unique event which annually attracts local, national and international participation in an immensely healthy competition for excellence.

This initiative involves Baroari (or Community) pujas from Kolkata, districts of West Bengal, other Indian states as well as from foreign countries to participate and get honoured for their innovative ideas about idols, ambience, pandals, environment and artistry.

Award Zone Categories:

  • Kolkata
  • Rest of West Bengal
  • Rest of India
  • Rest of World