North East Circuit Project Current Affairs - 2020

World Tallest Pier Bridge in Manipur; 13 new Highway Projects in Manipur

The Indian Railways is constructing world’s tallest pier bridge in the state of Manipur. The bridge is 141 metres high. It has surpassed the record of 139 metres tall Mala-Rijeka bridge in Montenegro, Europe. Highlights The bridge is a part of the 111 km long Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal railway line project. The project is to have 45 Read More…

Bamboo Conclave held through video Conference

The Minister of State for North East Development held Bamboo Conclave through video conference to boost the economy of the country with the help of Bamboo resources. Highlights The Ministers of Agriculture and minister of development of North East participated in the conference. The making of Agarbatti and increasing its production was one of the Read More…

Cabinet approves North East Natural Gas Pipeline Grid

On January 8, 2020, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the North East Gas Pipeline Grid. The pipeline is to be constructed for around 1,656 km. Highlights The gas pipeline grid is to be developed in eight states of the North East Region namely Manipur, Meghalaya, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Sikkim, Nagaland and Tripura. Read More…

India-Japan meet to review Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement

On December 10, 2019, a Japanese delegation led by Japanese Minister Mr Hiroshi Kajiyama visited Minister of North Eastern Region Development. The ministers discussed different areas of cooperation that included nuclear power, technology and infrastructure. The Countries also renewed their Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement. Highlights The Joint Working Group meeting of India and Japan was Read More…

Ministry of Tourism sanctions 18 North East Development Project

The Ministry of Tourism on December 3, 2019 sanctioned 18 projects under the schemes PRASHAD and Swadesh Darshan. The Ministry has also allocated Rs 1456 crores for the projects. Highlights In order to develop the North Eastern region as a tourist destination several projects are being initiated. The Ministry has released television campaigns on private Read More…