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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 ..

West Bengal topped in Vegetable Production, Andhra Pradesh in Fruits

At a conference organized by the Ministry of Agriculture last week, the State-wise horticulture production data for the year 2018-19 was released. This the third advance estimate report, as per which, West Bengal was the top State in vegetable production with 29.55 million tonnes (mt) of vegetables last year. The state accounted for 15.9 % ..

USD 88 Million Loan Agreement signed with World Bank

To Modernize passenger ferry sector in Assam, the Government of India along with the Government of Assam has signed a USD 88 million loan agreement with the international financial institution, World Bank on Thursday, 16th January 2020 under which the Assam Inland Water Transport Project (AIWTP) will improve the passenger ferry infrastructure in Assam, as ..

96 Species of Wetland Birds recorded in Kaziranga

The home of the world’s most one-horned rhinos, Assam’s Kaziranga National Park which is about 220 Km to the east of the capital of Assam, Guwahati has recorded with a total of 19,225 birds from 80 families belonging to 96 species of wetland birds as one of the highest for any wildlife preserve in India ..