Advance Infrastructure in Rural Areas

Advance Infrastructure in Rural Areas Good quality infrastructure is critical to sustainable growth, especially for rural areas. As over 60 per cent of the population lives in rural areas, with low levels of per capital income, there is need to impart greater attention in improving rural infrastructure. Currently the rural infrastructure is inadequate to support … Read more

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

08.06.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

ASSAM   28 groups protest against citizenship bill in Assam   The simmering discontent against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 once again came to the fore on Thursday as over ten thousand activists from 28 organisations staged a mass protest at the old high schoolfield in Dibrugarh in protest against the controversial bill.   Several prominent organisations, including … Read more

02.06.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

ASSAM   Assam girl ambassador of ‘promote science’ initiative in France   Assam’s Priyanka Das, working on satellite navigation for French major Safran, has been appointed ambassador for an initiative in France to encourage girls to follow scientific careers and take it to higher education levels. “For Girls and Science” initiative was launched in 2014 to promote … Read more

01.06.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

ASSAM   50,000 foreigners may not make it to NRC, says Hajela   Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) coordinator Prateek Hajela said the names of nearly 50,000 foreigners and their family members will not figure in the final draft of the NRC to be published on June 30.   This is in sharp contrast to the claims … Read more

31.05.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

ASSAM   NRC is a priority agenda: Assam CM   Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowalon the National Register of Citizens (NRC) is a primary and priority agenda of the state government. He also said the government was providing all logistic support for a complete and flawless NRC, the updation of which is going on under the supervision of the … Read more

30.05.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

ASSAM   Centre has pledged to protect Assam identity   The Centre conveyed to Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal that it would soon set up a committee to implement a key clause of the Assam Accord of 1985 which has remained on the back burner for the past 33 years.   The clause provides for constitutional, legislative and administrative … Read more

25.05.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

ASSAM   Scheme for dropout students launched   With the aim to help underprivileged and dropout students through education and skill-based training, the Union Government’s flagship initiative, Nai Manzil Scheme, was launched at the Education Research and Development Foundation (ERDF).   The Nai Manzil Scheme aims to provide educational intervention through bridge courses to trainees … Read more

23.05.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

ASSAM   Foundations of 19 cancer hospitals in Assam will be laid on June 17: Himanta Biswa Sarma   Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the foundations stone of 19 cancer hospitals will be laid in the state in presence of Tata Trust chairman Ratan Tata on June 17. Sarma told reporters here on Monday that the 19 cancer hospitals in … Read more

16.05.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

  Regional Conference on “Physical and Social Infrastructure for Regional Development”   The Governor of Assam, Prof. Jagdish Mukhi inaugurated the two day Seminar being organized by the Ministry of Finance on the theme of “Physical and Social Infrastructure for Regional Development” in Guwahati, Assam.   The Seminar is organized by the Ministry of Finance, … Read more