Assam: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

What is the Assam Mizoram border dispute?

In early October, 2020, the residents of Assam and Mizoram fought over territory and injured at least 8 people. This is mainly due to the dispute between the states over the interstate boundary.  What is the issue? The dispute between Assam and Mizoram began after the notification of 1875 that differentiated plains of Cachar and ..

India’s first Multi-Modal Logistics park in Assam

On October 20 2020 the Union Minister Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation stone of the first multi modal Logistic Park of India in Assam. The park is being developed under the ambitious bharatmala pariyojana. Highlights The park is to be constructed at Rs 690 3.97 crores. It will provide direct connectivity through rail, road, air ..

What are Hydrocracies, Hubris and Hazardscapes, the man-made factors that lead to floods in Brahmaputra?

Floods are perennial problems of the North Eastern States. The flood situation due to Brahmaputra river keeps affecting more than 40 lakh residents in Assam. Brahmaputra Floods Due to floods in Brahmaputra river, tea plantations get hit, more than 100 animals of Kaziranga National Park get killed. This happens every rainy season. Most of the ..

Assam to expand Kaziranga National Park

The Assam government has approved to expand the Kaziranga National Park by 3053 hectares. Key Facts This would make the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve to grow to 1085.53 sq km. Currently, the core area of the park is 430 sq km. Benefits These additions are habitat corridors It would help to provide connectivity ..

Assam re-launches SVAYEM Self-employment scheme worth Rs 1,000 crore

The Assam government on Friday re-launched an old scheme, SVAYEM Scheme. It aims of providing self-employment to around 2 lakh youths of the state. About the Scheme It is called as Swami Vivekananda Assam Youth Empowerment (SVAYEM) yojana The scheme announced by the Hon’ble Finance Minister of Assam in his budget speech on 7th February, ..