Assam Current Affairs - 2020

Assam-Mizoram Boundary Issue.

The residents of Assam and Mizoram have clashed twice over territory recently. The recent clash was in the backdrop of the long-standing inter-state boundary issues between the two states.  The states have deployed security personnel in the areas near the Vairengte village, Mizoram and Lailapur, Assam. Highlights Vairengte in Kolasib district is the northern fringe Read More…

India’s first ever multi-modal logistics park – to be set up in Assam.

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari will lay down the foundation stone for India’s first multi-modal logistics park in Assam on October 20, 2020. This multi-modal logistics park have an estimated budget of ₹694 crore. Highlights This multi-modal logistic park will be developed under the Bharatmala Pariyojna. The project would provide direct connectivity through air, road, rail and Read More…

Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary to be upgraded into a National Park

After months of Controversy, the Assam State Government has decided for the up-gradation of the status of the Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary to National Park. The decision was taken on 6th July 2020 and was announced by the Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal. Controversy A protest campaign led by environmentalists was conducted through social Read More…

Unemployment Rate fell to 10.9 % in June from 23.5 % in May 2020

With Unlock 1 from 8th June 2020, economic activities have resumed in the country as a result of which after two months the unemployment rate has fallen significantly. As per the data for the month of June 2020 released by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), the unemployment rate in June 2020 was 10.9 Read More…

RMRC Dibrugarh becomes the 4th Laboratory in India to isolate COVID-19 Virus Strain

The Indian Council of Medical Research’s (ICMR’s) regional centre at Assam’s Dibrugarh- Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC) has successfully able to isolate the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) virus strain. This success will open up avenues to conduct COVID-19 related studies such as from the development of a potential vaccine to making other uses of cultures of the Read More…