13.06.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

ASSAM   Centre plans to set up coach maintenance facility in State   The Railway Ministry is considering setting up a coach maintenance facility in Assam.   It is noteworthy that a Coach Refurbishment Unit was approved at Bongaigaon last year with an investment of Rs 150 crore for daily upkeep of new-generation LHB coaches. … Read more

Diseases – Communicable diseases, Endemic diseases

Diseases – Communicable diseases, Endemic diseases Top 10 Causes of Death (Source: WHO World Health Statistics 2012) Ischemic heart disease 12 % Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 11% Stroke 9% Diarrheal disease 6% Lower respiratory infections 5% Preterm birth complications 4% Tuberculosis 3% Self-inflicted injuries 3% Falls 3% Road injuries 2% Communicable diseases Communicable diseases continue … Read more

Allopathic, Indian System of Medicine, Naturopathy and Yoga (AYUSH)

`Allopathic, Indian System of Medicine, Naturopathy and Yoga (AYUSH) An AYUSH system of medicine includes Indian systems of medicine and Homeopathy. AYUSH is an acronym for Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha & Sowa Rigpa, and Homoeopathy. Ayurveda is the oldest system with documented history of its practice since more than 5000 years whereas Homeopathy … Read more

18.05.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

ASSAM   Centre for CBI probe into serious cybercrime cases   Assam Police may refer specific cases of cybercrimes having inter-state or international ramifications to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), following an advisory sent by the Union home ministry to the state government after a spike in the number of cybercrime cases. Assam has earned the fifth position in the … Read more

17.05.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

ASSAM   Government staff join Aasu to oppose citizenship bill   Assam government employees have joined hands with the All Assam Students’ Union (Aasu) to intensify their protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 with the slogan ‘Job not above motherland’. The most influential association of the employees-Sodou Asom Karmachari Parishad (SAKP)-which enjoys the support of over 3.5 … Read more

15.05.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

ASSAM   Citizenship bill faces stiff opposition in Northeast   The Modi government’s Citizenship(Amendment) Bill, 2016 — proposing citizenship to religious minorities fleeing Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan because of persecution — has run into opposition in the Northeast.   While Assam’s BJP government wants a Joint Parliamentary Committee currently touring the region to hold public hearings to defer … Read more

17.04.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

ASSAM   India Signs Loan agreement with World Bank for usd 48 million for Meghalaya   A Loan Agreement for IBRD loan of USD 48 million for the “Meghalaya Community – Led Landscapes Management Project (MCLLMP)” was signed with the World Bank.   The Objective of the Project is to strengthen community-led landscapes management in … Read more

11.04.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

ASSAM   Integrated farming can double NE farmers’ income: Experts   Integrated farming system (IFS) with scientific inputs can play a vital role to meet food security and bring about livelihood improvement besides realising Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to double farmers’ income by 2022 in the North East, agricultural experts have observed.“IFS can be … Read more

30.03.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

ASSAM Assam government introduces bills to repeal 2 Acts   The Assam government introduced two bills in the Assembly to repeal The Assam Junior Colleges (Provincialisation) Act, 2012 and The Assam Secondary Education (Provincialisation) Act, 1977, as the two Acts have become redundant.   The bills were introduced by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary on behalf of Education Minister … Read more

24.03.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

ASSAM AAI Signs MoU With Assam Government   The Airport Authority of India (AAI)signed an MoU with Assam government under its Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) initiative for the sustainable development of human settlements at villages in Kamrup district. AAI would provide financial assistance under its CSR initiative of 4.58 crore Rupees for the Kamrup district as … Read more

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