BIHAR CURRENT AFFAIRS TILL APRIL 2018
FOR BPSC BIHAR , BSSC BIHAR , SI BIHAR , CONSTABLE BIHAR , SSC
AND OTHER COMPETITIVE EXAMS OF BIHAR

Bihar Introduces Third Gender Category in Board Exams

  1. The Bihar government has introduced the transgender as a third category to opt for and appear in the Board exams conducted by the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB).
  2. It is for the first time that the Board will conduct the exams for the transgender category in 2017 after it was recognized by Supreme Court in

 

Bihar Government Prohibits State Officials from Consuming Liquor Anywhere In The World

  1. The Bihar Cabinet under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has ruled out a newrule under which the no officials of the state government would be allowed to consume liquor either in the state or outside the state and not even
  2. This makes Bihar the first state to have such restrictions for officials and
  • The cabinet amended the Bihar Government Servants’ Conduct Rules 1976 and approved the Bihar Judicial Officers Conduct Rules,

 

Bihar State Government Presents Rs 1.60 lakh crore Budget for 2017-18

  1. The Bihar State finance minister Abdul Bari Siddiqui presented the Rs 1.60 lakh crore budget for 2017-18 with no proposals of any fresh tax on February 27,
  2. A Rs 14,555 crore revenue surplus budget of Rs 1,60,085.69 crore is Rs 15389.42 crore more than 2016-17 budget estimate of Rs 1,44,696.27
  • The state’s fiscal deficit has been estimated at Rs 18,112 crore which is 87 percent of the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) estimated at Rs 6.32 lakh crore.

iv .Of an estimated revenue receipt of Rs 1,37,158.41 crore of the state government in 2017-18, state’s own tax revenue is estimated at Rs 32,001.12 crore which is Rs 2,270.85 crore more than Rs 29,730.27 crore in 2016-17.

  1. The state plans to borrow Rs 23,862 crore in 2017-18 and expects a share of Rs 65,326.37 crore in central taxes and Rs 36,956 crore in the form of grants-in-aid.

Allocations under Different Sectors

  • Education Sector (Highest Allocation): Rs 14,217 Crore
  • Rural Development: Rs 9,725 Crore
  • Rural Works: Rs 8,516 Crore
  • Energy: Rs 6,795 Crore
  • Social Welfare: Rs 5,949 Crore
  • Road Construction: Rs 5,703 Crore
  • Health: 3,567 Crore
  • Urban Development: Rs 2,734 Crore