Assam Current Affairs - 2019

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SC extends deadline for publication of final draft of Assam’s National Register of Citizens

Supreme Court has extended deadline for publication of final draft of Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) from earlier June 30, 2018 to July 31, 2018. This extension comes after Central Government and the state coordinator of NRC agreed to publish it within the new time limit. Key Facts The NRC is being prepared to Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics

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Assam Spring Festival organised at Manas National Park

The two-day Assam Spring Festival was held at Manas National Park. It was organised by Indian Weavers’ Association and Swankar Mithinga Onsai Afat, an association of reformed poachers in Manas who are now engaged in wildlife conservation and preservation. Key Facts The aim of the festival was to promote local food and culture of fringe Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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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…

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Kaziranga National Park: Rhino population rises marginally

The recent census carried out in Kaziranga National Park, Assam has revealed that there was a marginal increase in the population of the one-horned rhinoceros here. As per census report, currently there are 2,413 rhinos in Kaziranga National Park registering a marginal increase of 12 rhinos compared to last census. Out of the rhinos spotted, 642 Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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AAI signs MoU with Assam Government to develop villages in Kamrup district

The Airport Authority of India (AAI) has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Assam government for sustainable development of human settlements at villages in Kamrup district. Key Facts As per terms of MoU, AAI will provide financial assistance of Rs. 4.58 crore for Kamrup district under its Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) initiative. The estimates of Read More…

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Assam will mark September 22 as Rhino Day

The Assam government will be observing September 22 as Rhino Day to generate public awareness on protection of one-horned rhinoceros (pachyderm) — the pride of the state. It was announced at the 10th meeting of State Board for Wildlife chaired by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. The day will be dedicated to approximately 2,500 rhino population Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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Government launches scheme for protection of Majuli Island in Assam

The Union Government has launched new scheme for protection of Majuli Island in Assam from flood and erosion. The scheme was sanctioned by Government in March, 2017 and funding for it will be from Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER). The scheme has been framed by Brahmaputra Board based on recommendations of the Read More…

Month:  Categories: Government Schemes & Projects

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