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‘Forest Man’ wins 128th Commonwealth Points of Light Award

Environmental activist Jadav Payeng, also called the ‘Forest Man’, was named as the winner of the 128th Commonwealth Points of Light Award. Payeng is a 57-year-old activist, who had transformed a treeless sandbar along the Brahmaputra river into a vast wildlife shelter. The award recognises people across the 53 Commonwealth nations for their exceptional contributions ..

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 ..

Successful launch of Two BrahMos Missiles from Land and Air Platforms

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Indian Air Force (IAF) and the BrahMos Aerospace Limited have successfully conducted the tests for two BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles, one each from air and land platforms. The first missile launch test was conducted from a land-based mobile launcher, while the second one was carried out by the ..

Climate Change affects children’s life in Bangladesh

Over 19 million children lives are at stake due to environmental disasters. The UNICEF said on Friday that the climate change is deepening its roots in the poorest communities. In Bangladesh, climate change has the potential to destroy the efforts made by the government to protect its people in seconds. As many children live in ..

DD Arun Prabha Channel Among Other Programmes Launched

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the DD ‘Arun Prabha’ Channel in Itanagar on 9th February. It is a 24×7 satellite television channel for Arunachal Pradesh. It is also Doordarshan’s second channel for the north-eastern region, after DD North East. Other Launches Several projects worth over Rs. 4000 crore were inaugurated by Prime Minister Modi, the ..

PM Modi inaugurats India’s longest rail-cum-road bridge “Bogibeel” over Brahmaputra

On the occasion of Good Governance Day (GGD-2018 ), Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s longest rail-cum-road bridge “Bogibeel” over the Brahmaputra in the Dibrugarh district of Assam. The 4.94km long double-decker bridge, which begins at Dibrugarh and ends at Dhemaji districts of Assam, will connect parts of Arunachal Pradesh by road as well as ..

PM Modi to inaugurate India’s longest rail-road bridge – Bogibeel Bridge

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the India’s longest rail-road bridge – Bogibeel Bridge on December 25, which is also marked as the Good Governance Day (GGD). The 4.94 km long bridge connects the north and south banks of the Brahmaputra & falls in the eastern part of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. The bridge, which ..

Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) launches a Roll on-Roll off (Ro-Ro) service in Assam from Neamati to Majuli

On October 11, the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) launched a Roll on-Roll off (Ro-Ro) service in Assam from Neamati to Majuli island. This service will reduce the road route distance of 423 km that trucks take from Neamati to Majuli Island via Tezpur Road Bridge to only 12.7 km with the use of ..