Northeast Current Affairs - 2019

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Constitutional Amendment to increase the powers of the Autonomous Councils

The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the constitutional amendment which seeks to increase the powers of the autonomous councils in the Sixth Schedule areas of the Northeast. What are the amendments proposed? The Sixth Schedule of the Constitution provides for decentralised self-governance and dispute resolution through local customary laws in Read More…

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IIM Calcutta Innovation Park, ICC sign MoU for energising startup ecosystem in East and Northeast India

IIM Calcutta Innovation Park and Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for energising start-up ecosystem in East and Northeast India. The MoU will bring incubator and industry toghether in more formal way. IIM Innovation Park is currently incubating 40 start-ups with almost half from West Bengal. Key Facts ICC has wide Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & Technology

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Four new horned frogs discovered in Northeast Himalayas

Team of biologists has discovered four new species of Indian horned frogs from Himalayan regions of Northeast India. The team also comprised S D Biju, famously known as the ‘Frogman of India’. Horned frogs get their name from fleshy horn-like projection on upper eyelids of some species Four new species of horned frogs They were Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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Swadesh Darshan Scheme: Two North East Circuit Projects inaugurated in Arunachal Pradesh

Union Ministry of Tourism has inaugurated two important projects as part of Development of North East Circuit under Swadesh Darshan Scheme in Arunachal Pradesh. The projects were jointly inaugurated by Union Minister of State (IC) Tourism,K J Alphons, and Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu. Key Facts Bhalukpong- Bomdila – Tawang Project: It was sanctioned Read More…

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IWAI launches Ro-Ro service from Neamati to Manjuli Island in Assam

Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) in collaboration with Assam Government has launched new Roll on-Roll off (Ro-Ro) facility connecting Neamati to Manjuli Island in Assam. The Ro-Ro facility will cut down circuitous road route of 423 km that trucks take from Neamati to Majuli Island via Tezpur Road Bridge. It will limit distance between Read More…

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NITI Aayog calls for clear policy on shifting cultivation

NITI Aayog in its recently report has recommended that Ministry of Agriculture to take up mission on shifting cultivation to ensure inter-ministerial convergence between different ministries. The report was titled “Mission on Shifting Cultivation: Towards a Transformational Approach”. Key Highlights of report Central, State government departments of forests and environment, agriculture and allied departments have Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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Digital North East Vision 2022 released in Guwahati

The Digital North East Vision 2022 was released in Guwahati, Assam by Union Minister for Electronics & Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad. It was released in presence of Chief Ministers and IT Ministers of North East States and senior officials of Central Government Ministries including DoT and DoNER etc. First electronics manufacturing cluster in northeastern Read More…

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