31.10.18 Assam (APSC) Current Affairs

ASSAM   Groundwater in 24 districts have arsenic   The groundwater of 24 districts of Assam has been contaminated by arsenic, while that in 13 districts affected by fluoride.   Fluoride has also been found across 930 areas in 13 districts.   The government has established 227 and 40 schemes for arsenic and fluoride free water respectively at various … Read more

30.10.18 Assam (APSC) Current Affairs

ASSAM   Poor irrigation facilities hit State agri sector   Of the total 30.40 lakh hectares cultivable land in Assam and the assessed irrigation potential of 27 lakh hectares, the State’s irrigation department could bring only around 8.23 lakh hectares under its schemes so far. ð  The irrigation potential available for utilisation at present is … Read more

29.10.18 Assam (APSC) Current Affairs

ASSAM   APW wants panel to oversee sample re-verification of NRC   Assam Public Works (APW), the organization on whose petition the Supreme Court undertook the supervision of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) update exercise appealed for the establishment of a panel to monitor the sample re-verification of included names.   The Supreme Court had on August … Read more

27-28.10.18 Assam (APSC) Current Affairs

ASSAM   SBI opens NE’s first wealth services branch in Guwahati   State Bank of India’s (SBI) started the first branch in the northeast which can provide SBI Wealth services. SBI Wealth offers personalized banking and investment services to clients of high net worth through a team of relationship managers.   SBI has recently roped … Read more

26.10.18 Assam (APSC) Current Affairs

ASSAM   DoNER Minister Dr Jitendra Singh laid foundation stone of Technology Facility Center at Jorhat, Assam   Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Dr Jitendra Singh laid the foundation stone of new Science Centre, the “Technology Facility Centre” (TFC) in Jorhat, Assam. For setting up the new Science Centre, the … Read more

25.10.18 Assam (APSC) Current Affairs

ASSAM   IIT Guwahati uses aloe vera to remove oil from water   Researchers have for the first time used a naturally occurring material — aloe vera gel — which inherently has superior oil repelling (oleophobic) property to separate oil from water   Using the membrane, the researchers were able to separate both light (kerosene) … Read more

24.10.18 Assam (APSC) Current Affairs

ASSAM     Country’s first methanol-based cooking fuel rolled out by APL   Signifying a paradigm shift towards the use of alternate cooking fuel technology, the Namrup-based Assam Petrochemicals Limited (APL) rolled out the country’s first methanol-based cooking fuel, which will be 30% cheaper than conventional LPG fuel, cleaner and greener and easily transportable.   The ‘Green and … Read more

23.10.18 Assam (APSC) Current Affairs

ASSAM   20km Assam bridge to cut travel by 200km India’s longest river bridge will be built across the Brahmaputra, connecting Dhubri in Assam to Phulbari in Meghalaya, and will cut road travel by 203km as also travel  time. The 19.3km, four-lane bridge will be built  by 2026-27 At present, vehicles take an over-200km-long detour … Read more

22.10.18 Assam (APSC) Current Affairs

ASSAM ·        Tezpur University inks MoU with CSIR-CIMAP for Aroma Mission ð  Tezpur University (TU) signed an MoU with the Lucknow-based CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatics Plants (CIMAP) to implement CSIR-Aroma Mission and rural technologies in the northeastern region during a recent one-day seminar at Tezpur University on ‘CSIR-Aroma Mission: Aroma Crops for Boosting … Read more

20-21.10.18 Assam (APSC) Current Affairs

ASSAM   ·        Rs 1,900-cr Central revival package for paper mills in State ð  The Centre has prepared a Rs 1,900 crore revival package for the Nagaon Paper Mill and the Cachar Paper Mill but a pending litigation in the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has put the process on hold.   ð  The State government … Read more