22:08:2017 APSC (Assam) Daily Current Affairs

ASSAM   Assam floods: Twin embankment plan to check erosion.   The double embankment model is a little expensive but the concept can end the annual issue of erosion to a large extent. Designed by a young Innovator, the model works on building two embankments at a certain distance from each other. The space between … Read more

21:08:2017 APSC (Assam) Daily Current Affairs

ASSAM   Assam Government to launch Scheme for Compassionate Family Pension in lieu of Compassionate Appointment.   In Assam, State government launching a new Scheme called, Scheme for Compassionate Family Pension (CFP)in lieu of Compassionate Appointment. According to officials, where the employee dies before superannuation, the family pension equal to 100 percent of the last pay … Read more

20:08:2017 APSC (Assam) Daily Current Affairs

ASSAM   Assam seeks help; plans to dredge Brahmaputra bed.   Since the middle of June, the floods have wreaked havoc with 144 people killed, 2,970 villages submerged, 3.3 million people displaced and crops across 1.43 lakh hectares damaged.   Pointing out the scale of the devastation, Governor Purohit requested Mr. Modi to send a … Read more

18:08:2017 & 19.8.2017 APSC (Assam) Daily Current Affairs

ASSAM   Job scam: Ex-Assam PSC chief gets bail.   The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted bail to former Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) chairman Rakesh Kumar Paul who was arrested in November last year for his alleged involvement in a cash-for-jobs scam.   As per police investigation, Paul engaged a number of persons for collecting bribe from candidates seeking … Read more

17:08:2017 APSC (Assam) Daily Current Affairs

ASSAM   Assam, Manipur can now decide on AFSPA   The Union Home Ministry is set to give up its power to impose the ‘disturbed areas’ tag on Assam and Manipur, both ruled by the BJP. The move effectively means it will be the States’ decision to either continue the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act … Read more

14:08:2017 APSC (Assam) Daily Current Affairs

ASSAM   Assam floods: Bihar flood stops trains to Assam.   The flood at Krishanganj and its surrounding stations in north Bihar forced Northern Railway to cancel the trains to Dibrugarh in Assam for August 13 and 14 and close the bookings.   For the convenience of passengers, Northern Railway has added a stoppage at Arsikere on … Read more

13:08:2017 APSC (Assam) Daily Current Affairs

ASSAM   NGT directs Assam to improve sensor barriers in Kaziranga.   Concerned over death of animals in road accidents near the Kaziranga National Park, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Assam government to improve sensor-operated automated traffic barriers installed in the animal corridor.   The Assam government told the green panel that … Read more

12:08:2017 APSC (Assam) Daily Current Affairs

ASSAM Assam to veto partial withdrawal of AFSPA.   Assam has told the ministry of home affairs (MHA) that it will not recommend withdrawal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) of 1958 from a few areas, at least till August 31, because of the possibility of subversive activities by the anti-talks Ulfa (Independent) … Read more

11.08.17 Assam (APSC) Current Affairs

ASSAM   Kaziranga in grip of fresh floods.   Even before the Kaziranga National Park could recover from the devastating floods that hit the sanctuary last month, it’s in the grip of a fresh deluge. With the Brahmaputra in spate in the upper Assam districts, floodwaters started entering the 430-sq km world heritage site park, about 250 km … Read more

10.08.17 Assam (APSC) Current Affairs

ASSAM   150 families evicted from Namphai reserve forest.   The forest department evicted 150 families and cleared about 25 hectares of illegally occupied land at the Namphai reserve forest under Digboi forest division in Tinsukia.   According to forest officials, most of the evicted people were new settlers who had come from the flood-hit Laika-Dodhia forest villages situated … Read more