North East Region Current Affairs - 2020

United Nations: India’s KHUDOL declared one of Top 10 Global Initiatives to fight COVID-19

On May 22, 2020, the United Nations listed the KHUDOL initiative of Manipur as one of the top 10 global initiatives to fight against COVID-19. Highlights KHUDOL is an initiative of a NGO called Ya_All. Under the initiative, the NGO provides food, hygiene and health of LGBTQ community, daily wage workers, people with AIDS. The Read More…

What is Lifeline UDAN?

The Lifeline UDAN was launched by the Ministry of Civil Aviation to help India fight against COVID-19. Under this initiative, flights were operated in transporting essential equipment and medicines all over the country. Highlights The Lifeline UDAN initiative was a huge success as in just 5 days of its launch, more than 15.4 tonnes of Read More…

APEDA signs MoU to set up a Liason Office in Guwahati, Assam

On February 3, 2020, APEDA (Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority) signed MoU with CSIR-CFTRI (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Central Food Technological Research Institute). According to the agreement, the CSIR-CFTRI will provide technical support to the food industries in the North East Region. Highlights APEDA will set up a Liason Office. A Read More…

Consultative Committee meeting chaired by Minister of North Eastern Region

The Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh chaired the Parliamentary Consultative Committee meeting of the North Eastern Region on December 12, 2019. The issues of development of North East was discussed at the meeting. Highlights At the meeting the issue of utilization of 10% of GBS in the North East Region was discussed. With Government of 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…