THE HNDU WB Govt’s scheme won UN award


  • West Bengal government’s ‘Utkarsh Bangla’ scheme was awarded the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) award of the United Nations.
  • Out of 1062 nominations in 18 categories from all over the world, #UtkarshBangla emerged No 1 in the Capacity Building category.
  • The WB government had received another UN award in 2017 for its ‘Kanyashree’ project.
  • ‘Utkarsh Bangla’ is to provide skilled courses for unemployed youth in Bengal.

Jadhav bagged bronze: AAC

  • Asian Games gold medallist heptathlete Swapna Barman and the 4x400m mixed relay team clinched a silver each on the 3rd day of the Asian Athletics Championships.
  • Sanjivani Jadhav won a bronze in 10000m race on 23 April 2019.
  • Barman logged 5993 aggregate points from the seven events to finish second behind Ekaterina
  • Vornina (6198 points) of Uzbekistan.
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