North East Development Current Affairs, GK & News

Shillong Technology Park

The Meghalaya Chief Minister Shri Conrad Sangma recently inaugurated the Shillong Technology Park. The main objective is to bring back the Meghalayans who left the state in search of job opportunities. Also, the park will create new job opportunities for the youths in the state. Key Features of the Park The park will support incubation ..

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Manipur Freight Train connectivity

On January 27, 2022, the first goods train reached the Rani Gaidinliu station of Manipur. This is the first freight train to enter Manipur after 75 years. This shows the rapid transformation happening in the state of Manipur. New Railway Line in Manipur Manipur is a hilly state. Because of this reason it was difficult ..

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North Eastern States Roads Investment Programme

The North Eastern States Roads Investment Programme was launched in 2011. It aims to build 433 km long roads in six north eastern states. They were Manipur, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura and Sikkim. The project should be completed by August 2022. Around 36 lakh people are benefitted from the programme. What is the need for ..

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Rewari-Madar freight corridor section

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently dedicated the Rewari-Madar section of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor. The Prime Minister also flagged off the world’s first double stack long haul 1.5 km container train. About the Rewari-Madar Section It is situated in Haryana and Rajasthan. It runs for 227 km in Rajasthan. It crosses through Sikar, Jaipur, ..

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KVIC Monpa Handmade Paper Unit

The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) recently established the Monpa handmade paper making unit. The Monpa handmade paper is a thousand-year-old heritage and was revived with the new unit. About the unit The unit has been established to increase the commercial productivity of paper produced based on Monpa technique. Also, the unit will create ..

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Chilahati-Haldibari Rail Link

India and Bangladesh are set to reopen the Chilahati-Haldibari rail link after more than 5 decades to enhance the connectivity between the two countries. This is part of the commitment to revive and operationalize the six pre-1965 rail links between the two countries. Chilahati-Haldibari link was cut off during the 1965 India-Pakistan war. The inauguration ..

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