Kameng: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

India’s newest pit viper found in Arunachal Pradesh

A team of herpetologists led by Ashok Captain have described a new species of reddish-brown pit viper — a venomous snake with a unique heat-sensing system — from a forest in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh. The discovery makes the Arunachal pit viper (Trimeresurus arunachalensis) the second serpent to have been discovered after the ..

The Integrated Large Scale Eri Farming launched in Arunachal Pradesh

Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani has recently launched the Integrated Large Scale Eri Farming under North East Region Textile Promotion Scheme (NERTPS) in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh. It’s the centrally funded Scheme for Eri silk Farming that will initially cover five districts of the state, which are: Papumpare, East Kameng, Siang, East Siang and West Siang. ..

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 ..

Singchung Bugun Village Community Reserve win India Biodiversity Award 2018 in “Conservation of wildlife species” category

The Singchung Bugun Community Reserve (SBVCR), an NGO from West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh, has won the India Biodiversity Award 2018 in the “Conservation of wildlife species” category for its efforts in conserving rare wildlife resources in the area. The award was conferred by the National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) and presented by the Union ..

Selapass

The Sela pass is located between the Tawang and West Kameng districts of Arunachal Pradesh, an area China claims to be a part of south Tibet. In the union budget, Union Finance minister Arun jaitley announced government’s plan to build a tunnel through the Sela Pass located at an elevation of 13,700 ft which to ..