31.08.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

ASSAM   5 book fairs across state from Nov   The Publication Board, Assam, (PBA) has lined up five book fairs in different parts of the state.   The PBA is a literary institution, established by the Assam government in 1958. Its management is vested with a governing body with state education minister Himanta Biswa … Read more

30.08.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

ASSAM   Assam & Arunachal face green cover loss   A study carried out by the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing has predicted a depletion of 9,007.14 square km (2.94 per cent) of forests in parts of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh by 2028.   The study, Forest Cover Monitoring and Prediction in a Lesser Himalayan … Read more

29.08.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

ASSAM   Hong Kong prize for Assam tea   Encouraged by the Champion Award for CTC (crush, tear and curl) tea in an international tea fair in Hong Kong, a bought leaf factory of Assam is looking towards the China tea market.   Assam CTC tea is slowly making a foothold in the black tea … Read more

28.08.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

ASSAM   Staff plan agitation over pension scheme   Nearly 1.5 lakh Assam government employees recruited after 2006 would launch an agitation soon for reverting to the old pension scheme instead of the National Pension Scheme (NPS) stating it was less beneficial.   All Assam NPS Government Employees’ Association – which would join the nationwide … Read more

26-27.08.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

ASSAM   APART comes to Assam   The Assam fisheries department will implement the fishery sub-component of the Word Bank financed Assam Agriculture and Rural Transformation Project (APART) in the next five years in support of WorldFish.   WorldFish, also known as the International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management, is an international, non-profit research … Read more

25.08.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

ASSAM   Second phase of Gunotsav from Oct 31 The three-day second phase of Gunotsav will be held in Hailakandi district from October 31 next. Altogether 1359 primary, upper primary and secondary schools will be covered in this phase. Altogether 84,891 students of class II to IX will be covered during the evaluation. The preparation … Read more

24.08.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

ASSAM   Indo-Bhutan border along Assam to be laser-mapped   In a significant and strategic move, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has given the go-ahead for a laser-based aerial mapping of the 267-km stretch of the Indo-Bhutan border along Assam, which could aid security agencies to pinpoint militant hideouts through remote sensing.   The … Read more

23.08.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

ASSAM   Guidelines for implementation of SC & ST Act   The State government has directed all the district administrations across Assam to take steps for proper implementation of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, and laid down certain guidelines for that purpose.   The government has directed that District … Read more

22.08.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

ASSAM   ·        GMC lacks efficient waste collection system: report   ð  The Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) is expending about 60 to 70 per cent budget of Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM) on the MSW collection system, but they don’t have an efficient collection system.   ð  The report said that due to lack of … Read more

21.08.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

ASSAM   UN concern over spurt in human trafficking cases     Illegal migration from Bangladesh to India is now a well established fact, but incidents of human trafficking, particularly trafficking of children from Bangladesh to India and vice versa has become a major cause of concern. The United Nations office of Drugs and Crime … Read more

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