1. Former Indian Cricket Captain Sourav Ganguly appointed President of Cricket Association of Bengal
Former Indian Cricket captain Sourav Ganguly was on 24 September 2015 appointed as the President of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB). The announcement regarding this was made by the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the state secretariat building in Kolkata.
He succeeded Jagmohan Dalmiya and at the time of appointment Ganguly was serving CAB in the capacity of Joint-Secretary.
2. EPFO won Skoch Award for Smart Governance Initiatives
Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) on 23 September 2015 won the Skoch Award for Smart Governance. It was awarded at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi for its initiatives on UAN Programme and Transformation of Social Security Agenda in India.
EPFO was also awarded two SKOCH Order-of-Merits, one for launching UAN for EPFO members and another for transformation of Social Security Agenda in India.
3. West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi got additional charge of Governor of Tripura
West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi was appointed as Governor of Tripura by the President Pranab Mukherjee on 24 September 2015.
He will discharge the functions of the Governor of Tripura, in addition to his own duties, during the absence of Tathagata Roy, Governor of Tripura who has gone on leave.
Keshari Nath Tripathi was appointed as the 22nd Governor of Bengal in July 2014. Earlier in November 2014, he was also appointed as Governor of Bihar to perform the tasks of Governor of Bihar in addition to his own duties of West Bengal.
4. Union Government announces Special Assistance of Rs 1000 crore to Andhra Pradesh
Union Government has announced Special Assistance of 1000 crore rupees to the Andhra Pradesh Government for development projects during the financial year 2015-16. The funds from Special Assistance will be utilised for the development of backward districts of Andhra Pradesh and creation of its new capital. The creation of new capital will include construction of Raj Bhawan, High Court, Secretariat, Legislative Assembly, Legislative Council and other essential infrastructure. Union Government has provided special assistance of 350 crore rupees for the development of 7 backward districts of Rayalaseema and North Coastal region. Additional 300 crore rupees have been allocated for the Polavaram Irrigation Project as per provisions of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 which had bifurcated the state and creating new state of Telangana on June 2, 2014.
5. Modi, Bangladesh PM express happiness over smooth implementation of LBA
India and Bangladesh have voiced satisfaction over the smooth implementation of the Land Boundary Agreement as Prime Minister Narendra Modi held “a very good” meeting with his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina.
Modi and Hasina had a “very good meeting” during which they reviewed the progress in bilateral relations since the time they had last met when the Indian leader had visited Bangladesh
She also voiced her full support to India’s position that “there must be reform of the UNSC and the 70th anniversary of the UN affords an excellent opportunity to the international community” to speed up efforts and complete the reforms process.