Assam Current Affairs - 2019
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Assam government is considering introducing RhoDIS (Rhino DNA Indexing System), a DNA-based forensic tool to probe and prosecute suspects involved cases of rhino poaching. The tool will be used in the collection of each individual rhino’s unique DNA profile and developing a database which can be referenced when producing legal evidence in cases of rhino poaching.
It has been observed that poachers often go scot-free for want of irrefutable evidence. Poachers killed and dehorned 41 rhinos in Assam and about 1,000 rhinos in South Africa in 2013. In 2014, as many as 16 rhinos have been killed in Kaziranga, Assam. The Assam government is also mulling over the option of establishing fast-track courts to conduct speedy trials against poachers. The RhODIS would help provide concrete evidence, as required for conviction in poaching cases.
Itanagar becomes the 2nd state capital amongst the capitals in NE India to be put on Rail Map of India
Itanagar (Capital of Arunachal Pradesh) became the 2nd state capital after the Capital of Assam: Dispur (whose nearest Railway Station is Guwahati, distance: 5-7 km only), amongst the capitals in NE India to be put on Rail Map of India. The first passenger train which started from Dekargaon (Assam) at 7 am and covering a distance of 181 km arrived at Itanagar Railway Station 12:30 pm.
- North Eastern India comprises of Seven Sister States + Sikkim
- Seven Sister States also called “Paradise Unexplored” are Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura