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Indian Rhino Vision – 2020

Indian Rhino Vision 2020 is a partnership among the Government of Assam, the International Rhino Foundation, and the World Wide Fund for Nature, the Bodoland Territorial Council, and the U.S. Fish & World Wildlife foundation that aims to attain a population of 3,000 wild greater one-horned rhinos in seven of Assam’s protected areas by the ..

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Bimal Gurung sworn in as the Head of GTA

Bimal Gurung sworn in as the head of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA). What is GTA? It a 50-member semi-autonomous body for trouble-torn Darjeeling hills in West Bengal. GTA will consist of 45 elected candidates and 5 nominated candidates. The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) had emerged victorious on all 45 seats in the Gorkha Territorial ..

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Meghalaya: ”Bank on Wheels” launched

The State Bank of India introduced Bank on Wheels in Meghalaya to provide banking facilities to its customers and especially to 4,500 unbanked villages in the state. The programme is part of financial inclusion plans of the Central Government and RBI. Meghalaya Rural Development Society (MRDS) will operate the Bank on Wheels for SBI in ..

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Assam: Agreement signed among Centre, Assam and UPDS

A tripartite Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) was signed among the Centre, Assam Government and United People’s Democratic Solidarity (UPDS). The MoS provides for enhanced autonomy for Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council in Assam and also a special package for speedier socio-economic and educational development of the area for which the Council has been set up. The ..

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Current Affairs: January 5, 2012

Prof Trinh Xuan Thuan gets ‘Kalinga Chair’ award Eminent scientist, Prof Trinh Xuan Thuan, of Vietnam has been conferred with the prestigious ‘Kalinga Chair’ award at the 99th Indian Science Congress at Bhubaneswar. The award was conferred marking the 60th anniversary of the prestigious UNESCO Kalinga Prize. Kalinga Prize is given by United Nations Educational, ..

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