North East Current Affairs - 2020

22 Bamboo Clusters adopted in nine states

On September 8, 2020, the Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar launched 22 bamboo clusters in nine states. They are Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Nagaland, Assam, Uttarakhand, Odisha, Tripura and Karnataka. Highlights Six of the 22 clusters are located in Maharashtra, five in Tripura, two each in Madhya Pradesh and Nagaland, three in Odisha and Read More…

AFSPA extended for six more months in Assam

The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 is to be extended for six more months in the state of Assam. Why is AFSPA extended? The recent insurgent attacks on security forces is the main reason for AFSPA being extended in the state. Several illegal arms and ammunition have been recovered from many places in the Read More…

Nuakhai Juhar Festival celebrated in Chhattisgarh and Odisha

On August 23, 2020, Nuakhai Juhar festival was celebrated in Odisha, Chhattisgarh and other neighbouring states. It is celebrated to welcome the new crop of the season. It is also called Nuakhai Parab or Nuakahi Bhetghat. Highlights During the festival, food grains are worshipped. The locals organize dances and folk songs in their districts displaying Read More…

India’s longest ropeway on Brahmaputra to open for public in Guwahati

On August 24, 2020, the State Minister of Assam, Siddhartha Bhattacharya inaugurated India’s longest ropeway across river Brahmaputra. Highlights The ropeway is to cut short the travel time by almost an hour. It is 2 km long and the distance is covered in 7 minutes. One-way ride is to cost Rs 60. The ropeway has Read More…

Naga Independence Day celebrated in Nagaland and Manipur

On August 14, 2020, the 74th Naga Independence Day was celebrated in the states of Nagaland and Manipur. Highlights In Nagaland, the day was celebrated by the students by hoisting Naga National Flag. Nagaland became a state in 1963. However, a section of Naga leaders are continuing the movement claiming for sovereignty. Nagaland Statehood Day Read More…