15 & 16.09.17 APSC (Assam) Daily Current Affairs

ASSAM   Assam to stop naming colleges after Deendayal Upadhyaya   The state is setting up model colleges, with central assistance, in districts where the gross enrolment ratio in higher education was lower than the national average in 2008-09. Last month, Himanta had announced that all 22 proposed model colleges will be named after Upadhyaya, … Read more

13 & 14.09.17 APSC (Assam) Daily Current Affairs

ASSAM   Sonowal govt in Assam scores high on fighting graft: Survey   According to a survey conducted by the BJP-led state government to gauge its performance in its first year in power, more than half of the people who participated in the poll feel that the ‘overall development’ by the new dispensation is just average and … Read more

11 & 12.09.17 APSC (Assam) Daily Current Affairs

ASSAM   Fresh floods in 5 Assam districts, 72,000 people hit   A fresh wave of flood inundated several places in five districts of the state, affecting thousands of people. According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), nearly 72,000 people in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Sonitpur, Morigaon and Nagaon districts have been hit by the … Read more

09 & 10.09.17 APSC (Assam) Daily Current Affairs

ASSAM     SpiceJet  launched its new domestic destination – Dibrugarh — by introducing daily flight services on the Silchar – Guwahati – Dibrugarh route from October 3, 2017. SpiceJet is the first airline to offer daily direct air connectivity between Guwahati and Dibrugarh.   This is in perfect sync with the airline’s agenda to connect smaller … Read more

08.09.17 APSC (Assam) Daily Current Affairs

ASSAM   Assam mulls medical quota for Myanmar, Bhutan students.   Assam health and education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma  said the state government is working on a plan to reserve seats for students from Myanmar and Bhutan in state’s medical colleges to boost ties with the two neighbouring countries.   The minister said about 20 to 25 seats in state’s … Read more

22:08:2017 APSC (Assam) Daily Current Affairs

ASSAM   Assam floods: Twin embankment plan to check erosion.   The double embankment model is a little expensive but the concept can end the annual issue of erosion to a large extent. Designed by a young Innovator, the model works on building two embankments at a certain distance from each other. The space between … Read more

20:08:2017 APSC (Assam) Daily Current Affairs

ASSAM   Assam seeks help; plans to dredge Brahmaputra bed.   Since the middle of June, the floods have wreaked havoc with 144 people killed, 2,970 villages submerged, 3.3 million people displaced and crops across 1.43 lakh hectares damaged.   Pointing out the scale of the devastation, Governor Purohit requested Mr. Modi to send a … Read more

17:08:2017 APSC (Assam) Daily Current Affairs

ASSAM   Assam, Manipur can now decide on AFSPA   The Union Home Ministry is set to give up its power to impose the ‘disturbed areas’ tag on Assam and Manipur, both ruled by the BJP. The move effectively means it will be the States’ decision to either continue the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act … Read more

14:08:2017 APSC (Assam) Daily Current Affairs

ASSAM   Assam floods: Bihar flood stops trains to Assam.   The flood at Krishanganj and its surrounding stations in north Bihar forced Northern Railway to cancel the trains to Dibrugarh in Assam for August 13 and 14 and close the bookings.   For the convenience of passengers, Northern Railway has added a stoppage at Arsikere on … Read more

12:08:2017 APSC (Assam) Daily Current Affairs

ASSAM Assam to veto partial withdrawal of AFSPA.   Assam has told the ministry of home affairs (MHA) that it will not recommend withdrawal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) of 1958 from a few areas, at least till August 31, because of the possibility of subversive activities by the anti-talks Ulfa (Independent) … Read more