Assam Accord Current Affairs - 2019

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Manipur filmmaker to return Padma Shri in protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill

Renowned Filmmaker from Manipur Aribam Syam Sharma has decided to return his 2006 Padma Shri award in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016. Why the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 has become controversial? The citizenship amendment bill 2016 aims to amend the Citizenship Act of 1955. The controversial features of the bill are The bill Read More…

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Union Cabinet approves expansion of Numaligarh refinery in Assam

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its approval for the capacity expansion project of Numaligarh Refinery from 3 MMTPA (Million Metric Tonne Per Annum) to 9 MMTPA. The expansion project involves setting up a crude oil pipeline from Paradip in Odisha to Numaligarh and product pipeline from Numaligarh to Siliguri in West Bengal. Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & Banking

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Citizenship Amendment Bill passed in Lok Sabha

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed in Lok Sabha. The protests have erupted in Assam against the passage of the bill. The people of Assam fear that the amendment bill undermines the Assam Accord of 1985. Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 seeks to amend the citizenship Act, 1955.  The features of Read More…

Month:  Categories: Constitution & Law

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Centre sets up Bezbaruah committee to review the implementation of clause 6 of Assam Accord

As per the announcement made to set up a high-level committee to review the implementation of clause 6 of the Assam Accord, the government has set up a committee headed by former Union tourism secretary M.P. Bezbaruah. Terms of Reference of the committee Clause 6 of the Assam Accord provides for Constitutional, legislative and administrative Read More…

Month:  Categories: Defence & Security

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High-level committee for the implementation of clause 6 of the Assam Accord

The Union cabinet has approved the setting up of a high-level committee for the implementation of clause 6 of the Assam Accord. The committee is formed to address the sense of feeling that clause 6 has not been fully implemented even almost 35 years after the accord was signed. What the committee will look into? The Read More…

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CCEA approves revised cost estimates for updation of National Register of Citizens in Assam

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved Revised Cost Estimates (RCE) of scheme of Updation of National Register of Citizens (NRC), 1951 in Assam. The NRC scheme is specific to Assam only and covers about 3.29 crore applicants. Key Facts The revised cost estimates exercise will help Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics

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