Assam Current Affairs - 2020

Survey of Elephants in Captivity

The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has submitted the affidavit with the findings of the first Survey of Elephants in Captivity to the Supreme Court. Findings of the Survey The Survey was undertaken after the order of the Supreme Court which had asked the Union Government to identify elephants in captivity and whether Read More…

Constitutional Amendment to increase the powers of the Autonomous Councils

The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the constitutional amendment which seeks to increase the powers of the autonomous councils in the Sixth Schedule areas of the Northeast. What are the amendments proposed? The Sixth Schedule of the Constitution provides for decentralised self-governance and dispute resolution through local customary laws in Read More…

Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya celebrate 47th Statehood Day

The states of Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya celebrated their 47th Statehood Day on 21st January. The states of Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya became full-fledged states on January 21, 1972. State Reorganisation of North-East At the time of Independence, India’s North-East region composed of three kinds of entities mentioned below: Assam Province of British India.  Princely Read More…

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…

Haryana announces Shaurya Award for Students

The Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar has announced the Shaurya awards for students in the name of 71 state police martyrs. About the Shaurya Awards The Shaurya Awards with prize money of Rs 11,000 will be awarded to students in the name of 71 personnel of the state police forces who laid down their lives while protecting Read More…