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

06.06.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

ASSAM   Strikes in Oil and Gas sector in Assam prohibited   The Assam government has banned strikes by employees in the Oil and Gas sector in the state under the Essential Services Maintenance (Assam) Act, 1980 for six months.   A notification to this effect was issued on March 13 prohibiting strikes in Assam by officers, workmen, … 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

Food bio technology

Food bio technology Biotechnology is defined in accordance with the Convention on Biological Diversity, i.e. “any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms, or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use” Biotechnology as applied to food processing in most developing countries makes use of microbial inoculants to enhance properties … Read more

26.05.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

ASSAM   India-Bangladesh border in Assam to be sealed by Dec: Sonowal   The India-Bangladesh border in Assam will be sealed by December employing technical solutions on the river part of the frontier and smart fencing on the land area, state chief minister Sonowal has said. The CM said the move was a part of … Read more

21.05.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

ASSAM   Centre yet to release Rs 893 crore   The Union Government is to release an amount of Rs 893.01 crore against the Flood Management Programme (FMP) schemes the State has executed during the Eleventh and Twelfth Five Year Plans. The State Government, on the other hand, is to release an amount of Rs … Read more

19.05.18 APSC (Assam) Current Affairs

ASSAM   Centre will open up restricted northeast areas to foreigners   The ministries of home, defence and tourism have agreed, in principle, to open up restricted areas of Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim for foreign tourists.   A formal announcement to this effect will come only after consultations with state governments involved that need to … 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