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Use of radio for education in times of pandemic

The lockdown to curb the pandemic is threatening the education of many children across the world. In this context, governments are looking at radio as a medium for educating the children from the lower income families. Madhya Pradesh’s Radio School The Madhya Pradesh government is to launch a unique radio school. All the channels of ..

Assam to construct 33 stadiums under ‘Uttaran’ scheme

The Assam government is set to construct as many as 33 stadiums in the state under ‘Uttaran’ scheme. Rs.300 Crore is to be spent for the project of building the stadiums across the state. Moreover, the state is to provide a financial assistance of 50 thousand rupees to one thousand players and a grant of Rs. ..

Assam government announces subsidy for orthodox tea-growers

The Assam government recently announced a subsidy of Rs7/kg for orthodox tea-growers in the state during its budget presentation. The state government will also provide a subsidy on orthodox machinery for tea-manufacturing units and 3% interest subvention on all term and working capital loans for Orthodox tea growers. The state Budget has also allotted Rs.250 ..

SDG Conclave 2020 held in Assam

NITI Aayog recently organised ‘Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Conclave 2020: Partnerships, Cooperation and Development of North Eastern States’ in Guwahati, Assam. The conclave was organised in association with the North Eastern Council, Government of Assam, Tata Trust, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS). The three-day event commenced ..

Assam’s sitting MLA Pranab Kumar Gogoi passes away

The MLA of Sivasagar constituency in the state of Assam, Pranab Kumar Gogoi recently passed away. He had also served as the Speaker of the Assam state assembly. The noted legislator was born in 1936 and was an advocate by profession. He was a veteran member of the Congress Party and was first elected to ..

Historic Tripartite Agreement signed to resolve the Bodo issue

For a comprehensive solution to the Bodo issue, The Central Government and the State Government of Assam on Monday, 27th January 2020 signed a tripartite agreement with the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB). The Bodo tribal group was demanding a separate state of Bodoland from Assam for several years. The agreement was signed in ..

Sixth Schedule Area Status proposed for Ladakh

The Union Tribal Affairs Ministry of India in order to look after all the requirements that will be needed to preserve and enrich the legacy of the newly formed Union territory of Ladakh has proposed the Sixth Schedule Area status for Ladakh. The Union Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda on Friday, 24th January 2020 announced ..

Maharashtra Dominates 3rd Edition of Khelo India Youth Games

The Team of Maharashtra dominated the Khelo India Youth Games by clinching the overall trophy for the second time with a huge haul of 256 medals, including 78 gold and 77 silver. Maharashtra improves upon its last year’s performance when it topped the table with 228 medals. The trophy was presented to Maharashtra by the ..