Assam Current Affairs, GK & News

Assam Achieves Zero Poaching of Endangered Rhinos

For the first time in nearly 45 years, Assam recorded zero poaching of endangered rhinos in 2022. These animals, known for their valuable horns, were poached 191 times in Assam between 2000 and 2021. The highest number of incidents occurred in 2013 and 2014, with 27 rhino deaths each reported. In 2020 and 2021, two ..

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Delimitation of Constituencies in Assam

The Election Commission of India (ECI) recently announced that it had commenced the process of delimitation of state assembly and parliamentary constituencies of Assam. The last delimitation in Assam happened in 1976. The current delimitation exercise is being conducted based on the 1971 Census. What is the delimitation exercise? Delimitation is the process of redrawing ..

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Sylhet-Silchar Festival

The inaugural edition of the Sylhet-Silchar Festival was organized recently in Assam’s Barak Valley to celebrate the cultural ties between India and Bangladesh. What is Sylhet-Silchar Festival? The Sylhet-Silchar Festival aims to strengthen the bilateral relations between India and Bangladesh. The two-day festival was jointly organized by the India Foundation (which comes under the aegis ..

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400th Birth Anniversary of Lachit Barphukan

Chief Minister of Assam recently released the theme song for 400th birth anniversary celebration of the Lachit Barphukan. Who is Lachit Barphukan? Lachit Borphukan, born on November 24, 1622, was a commander and Bophukan (councillor) in the Ahom Kingdom, which reigned present-day Assam for over 600 years while successfully resisting the Mughal Empire. Borphukan is ..

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What is “trees outside forests in India” programme?

The “trees outside forests in India (TOFI)” programme was jointly launched by the state government of Assam and the US Agency for International Development (USAID). Key facts The “trees outside forests in India (TOFI)” programme was jointly launched by the Assam Government and the USAID in Assam to expand tree coverage outside the traditional forest ..

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What is Kati Bihu?

Kati Bihu is being observed in Assam on October 18, 2022. Key facts Kati Bihu is one of the three Bihu celebrated in Assam, with the other two being Bhogali or Magh Bihu (celebrated on January 13 or 14) and Rongali or Bohag Bihu (celebrated on April 14 or 15). All three Bihu are agriculture-related ..

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