29-30.09.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

ASSAM   ·        Govt launches new pension scheme for elders ð  Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today launched the Swahid Kushal Konwar Sarbajanin Briddha Pension Achoni. ð   The scheme, which seeks to universalise the pension system in the State, has been designed by the government from its own resources with an annual financial involvement of Rs … Read more

28.09.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

ASSAM   Wage compensation scheme for pregnant women in TEs launched   Launching a Wage Compensation Scheme for Pregnant Women in Tea Garden areas of the State, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal termed this as a historic initiative of the State government which would be able to considerably bring down the mortality rate among the pregnant … Read more

27.09.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

ASSAM   Assam cabinet to launch the Universal Pension scheme on October 2   On the 150thbirth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Assam state government will launch the Universal Pension scheme in the state. Under the scheme, the pension will be given to citizens over 60 yearsof age. The Cabinet also approved the Aniruddhadev Sports University Bill and the Inland Water Transport … Read more

26.09.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

ASSAM   Govt to convert power lines into covered cable lines   The State government has made plans to convert power lines stretching 60,000 km into covered cable lines for durability, safety and prevention of transmission and distribution losses, even as it claimed that Assam will become self-sufficient in electricity production within the next 10 … Read more

25.09.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

ASSAM   Assam to roll out Aadhaar from Oct   Adhaar enrolment, which was delayed in Assam for over four years owing to “citizenship concerns”, will finally be rolled out early next month through 1,241 centres.   The enrolment process had been carried out in Golaghat, Nagaon and Sonitpur districts as a pilot project in … Read more

23-24.09.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

ASSAM   CM unveils mega health insurance scheme   Consequent upon Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s launch of the world’s largest government-funded healthcare programme named ‘Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana’, Chief Minister Sarbanadna Sonowal rolled out the Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission at a programme held at the Veterinary ground.   The programme aims to … Read more

22.09.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

ASSAM   Assam to host first basketball league   Assam’s basketball, which has so far lagged behind owing to lack of promotion, is set to get a shot in the arm with the introduction of the state’s first professional basketball competition — Basketball Challengers League (BCL).   The league, organised by Sportscraft Management in association … Read more

21.09.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

ASSAM   Bhutan commerce body keen on boosting trade with Assam   The Bhutan Chambers of Commerce and Industries (BCCI) is keen on boosting the trade relationship with India, with the cooperation of the Bodoland Regional Apex Weavers & Artisans Co-Operative Federation Ltd (BRAWFED).   The BCCI and BRAWFED recently organised a six-day exhibition and … Read more

20.09.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

ASSAM   Nangal Dhowa’ meet urges preservation of Alpinia plant   A dying tradition and a call to preserve a very common plant, now fast moving towards extinction, was the highlight of a village public meet in Dhakuwakhona sub-division of Lakhimpur district.   Organised by Wild Silk North East, an organisation promoting traditional agro-economic practices … Read more

19.09.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

ASSAM   ·        Assam NRC: SC orders restart of claims filing from Sept 25   ð  The Supreme Court ordered resumption of filing of claims and objections by about four million people who were left out in the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) of Assam.   ð  The final draft NRC list was published … Read more