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637. 

How many schemes of West Bengal government won WSIS awards of the United Nations?

[A]. 4
[B]. 3
[C]. 2
[D]. 5

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Two schemes, Utkarsh Bangla and Sabooj Sathi, of the West Bengal government for skill development and distribution of bicycles to students have won the prestigious World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) awards of the United Nations. The announcement was made by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Utkarsh Bangla Scheme is to give vocational training to school dropouts by providing training ranging from 400 to 1200 hours free of charge. And Sabooj Sathi scheme s to empower the students, especially the girls and reduce drop-outs in higher education.

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