North East India Current Affairs, GK & News

Hoolock Gibbon: India has only one species

Hoolock Gibbons are lesser apes. They are the second largest of the Gibbons after Siamang. Earlier it was said that India (North East India) is home to two species namely Eastern Hoolock Gibbon and Western Hoolock Gibbon. However, a recent study by Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology has found that only western Hoolock Gibbon ..

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Forest Fire in Mizoram

The Indian Air Force recently deployed two Mi-17V5 helicopters equipped with Bambi Bucket to control the forest fires. The forest fires have been raging in the hills of south Mizoram. Most Fire Prone Zones The Lunglei and Aizwal of Mizoram where the forest fires are currently raging is the most fire-prone zone in India according ..

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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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India-Myanmar Bilateral Meeting on Drug Control Operation

The fifth India-Myanmar Bilateral Meeting on Drug Control Operation was recently held. During the meet, the Narcotics Control Bureau of India and the Central Committee on Drug Abuse Control of Myanmar agreed to exchange timely information to conduct follow up investigation on new psychotropic substances, drug seizures. Also, they agreed to conduct regular field level ..

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Hornbill Festival: Key Facts

The Hornbill Festival, which is called the ‘Festivals of Festivals’, is a 10-day annual cultural fest of Nagaland that showcases the rich and diverse Naga ethnicity through folk dances, traditional music, local cuisine, handicraft, art workshops etc. In a first, the 21st edition of this festival is to go digital from December 1 to 5 ..

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