Karbi Anglong district Current Affairs, GK & News

Centre set to sign a tripartite ‘Karbi Peace Accord’

The Centre is set to sign a tripartite “Karbi Peace Accord” on September 4, 2021. Highlights This accord is significant because insurgency by Karbi group has a long history in Assam which is marked by killings, ethnic violence, abductions and taxations since 1980s. Karbi is a major ethnic community in Assam and are dotted by ..

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India’s first dragon blood-oozing tree discovered in Assam

The research team led by Assam forest officer Jatindra Sarma has discovered Dracaena cambodiana – a dragon tree species in the Dongka Sarpo area of West Karbi Anglong. Researchers took 4 years of fieldwork and study to classify the plant as a dragon tree species whose sap turns bright red after coming in contact with ..

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No Mining Allowed along Kaziranga National park: SC

Mining activities near Kaziranga National Park and catchment area of rivers originating in Karbi Anglong Hills in Assam has been banned. As many of the sites selected for operation of the mining activities are qualified to be recognized as forests and therefore in such areas the prior mandatory forest clearance from the Centre is a ..

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Assam government to launch awareness programme “Sanskar” against superstition

The Assam government will soon launch an awareness programme — ‘Sanskar’– in all development blocks and panchayats. The move is taken in the wake of incidents triggered by superstition and ignorance including the lynching of two young artistes in Karbi Anglong district of the state. The Assam Science Technology and Environment Council (ASTEC) would be ..

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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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