Khasi Hills

Manipur, Meghalaya, and Tripura Foundation Day: January 21

On January 21, 2023, the northeastern states Manipur, Meghalaya, and Tripura celebrated their Statehood day. The government of India granted their statehood on January 21, 1972, under the North Eastern Region (Reorganization) Act, 1971. Background During British rule, there were ..



Meghalaya Cabinet approves creation of Eastern West Khasi Hills district

On November 5, 2021, Meghalaya Cabinet has approved a proposal to give “Mairang civil sub-division” the status of a full-fledged district. Key Points Mairang civil sub-division will now be called as “Eastern West Khasi Hills district”. It will be inaugurated on ..


Meghalaya: 100 million-year-old bones of Sauropods discovered

The researchers in the Geological Survey of India recently found fossil bone fragments of Sauropod dinosaurs. They were 100 million years old. These dinosaur bones were found in West Khasi hills in the district of Meghalaya. This is the first ..


Committee: 3 out of every 1,000 pregnant women in Meghalaya test positive for HIV

The Assembly Committee on Women Empowerment recently submitted its report to the Meghalaya Government. The Committee was led by Ampareen Lyngdoh. The Committee has found that three out of every thousand pregnant women in the state are testing positive for ..


ADB Loan for Meghalaya Power Distribution Sector

The Government of India recently signed 133 million USD loan Agreement with the Asian Development Bank. Agreement was signed to strengthen the power distribution sector in the state of Meghalaya. Also, the loan is to be supplemented with a 2 ..


Government of India signs loan agreement with World Bank to revitalize natural resources in Meghalaya

On April 16, the Government of India (GoI) has signed a $48 million loan agreement with the World Bank to support selected communities in Meghalaya to manage their natural resources using a community-led landscape approach. The project is expected to ..