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Tarun Gogoi, Ex-Chief Minister of Assam passed away

On November 23, 2020, Tarun Gogoi, former Chief Minister of Assam passed away due to post covid-19 complications. Mr Gogoi was diagnosed with COVID-19 in August 2020. He was then administered with the plasma therapy. The blood plasma therapy is ..

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Assam wins best state award in fisheries sector

On November 18, 2020, Assam won four awards in fisheries sector from the National Fisheries Development Board operating under the Ministry of Fisheries. What are the four awards won by Assam in Fisheries sector? Assam received the best state award ..

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Snubbing Unit from Canada to control Assam Baghjan fire burning for 5 months

The Oil India Limited recently announced that a new technique snubbing unit is to be brought from Canada to control the oil well blowout in Assam’s Baghjan. Key Highlights The Oil India Limited owned Baghjan well erupted on May 27, ..

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Indo-Israeli Centre of Excellence for Vegetables Protected Cultivation

On November 2, 2020, the Chief Minister of Assam, Sabananda Sonowal laid the foundation stone of Indo-Israeli Centre of Excellence for vegetables Protected Cultivation in Khetri in the outskirts of Guwahati, Assam. Key Highlights The centre will provide exposure to ..

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Kati Bihu festival celebrated in Assam: Key Facts

Kati Bihu is celebrated in Assam and is one of the three Bihu festivals. The Kati Bihu is also called as Kangali Bihu, the festival of the poor (the word “Kongal” means “poor”). It is celebrated in mid-October when the ..

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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 ..

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