22.05.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

ASSAM   Protests over Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in three northeastern states   Lending support to the voices of dissent over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, hundreds of student activists staged demonstrations across three northeast states.   The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was introduced in the Lok Sabha to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955. A key … 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

12.05.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

ASSAM   Assam deletes names of 10 lakh ‘ghost children’ beneficiaries of Anganwadi centres   The Assam government has saved Rs 150 crore by deleting names 10 lakh of ‘ghost children’ beneficiaries of supplementary nutrition from the state’s Anganwadi centres.   An estimated Rs 2250 cr of public fund meant for providing supplementary nutrition to children by the social welfare department has … Read more

11.05.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

ASSAM   CM Pema Khandu Inaugurates Arunachal Pradesh’s Biggest Solar Plant   Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu inaugurated the state’s biggest solar power plant at Energy Awareness Park in the presence of Power Minister Tamiyo Taga in Itanagar. The plant, with a capacity of 1 MW, was commissioned on April 1 at an estimated investment of … Read more

26.04.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

ASSAM   CM asks revenue dept to provide land rights to indigenous people of Assam   Chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal directed the revenue department to implement recommendations of the Committee on Protection of Land Rights of Indigenous People.   A government statement said the committee headed by former chief election commissioner Hari Shankar Brahmahas laid down 180 recommendations including … Read more

24.04.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

ASSAM   Assam CM to expand cabinet Chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal is all set to expand the 11-member ministry of two years in alliance with Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and Bodo People’s Front (BPF) on Thursday. He is also likely to reshuffle the portfolios of the existing ministers to accommodate the new entrants. Sonowal was given the nod to … Read more

13.04.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

ASSAM   Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal pledges to serve the farmers on priority under APART project   Enveloping Assam’s ‘agri-business’ by focusing on farmers income, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal directed to make farmers’ interests a priority. He advocated priority outlining and creation of adequate amenities for the farmers under the Assam Agri-business and Rural Transformation Project … Read more

01-02.04.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

ASSAM NE highly vulnerable to climate change, say experts         Climate change is happening and Himalayan mountain States particularly the Northeastern States are highly vulnerable considering the changes in temperature, rainfall patterns and other impacts on various sectors every year, according to experts.The experts were sharing their scientific data at State Directorate … Read more