North East: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

India-World Bank sign 120 million USD agreement to implement Meghalaya Integrated Transport Project

Published: November 19, 2020

On November 19, 2020, India and World Bank signed 120 million USD to modernise transport sector in the state of Meghalaya. The project aims to improve 300 km of strategic road segment through climate resilient and nature-based solutions. About Meghalaya Integrated Transport Project The project will help Meghalaya to emerge as the major connecting hub ..

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Assam wins best state award in fisheries sector

Published: November 18, 2020

On November 18, 2020, Assam won four awards in fisheries sector from the National Fisheries Development Board operating under the Ministry of Fisheries. What are the four awards won by Assam in Fisheries sector? Assam received the best state award under the category of best hilly and North Eastern State in Fisheries. Also, the Assam ..

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National Saffron Mission extended to North East

Published: November 9, 2020

Saffron Production under the National Saffron Mission that was so far confined to Kashmir is now to be implemented in the North East. The plants are to be transported from Kashmir to Sikkim. Key Highlights So far, saffron production was confined to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. It was mainly grown in the ..

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Indo-Israeli Centre of Excellence for Vegetables Protected Cultivation

Published: November 3, 2020

On November 2, 2020, the Chief Minister of Assam, Sabananda Sonowal laid the foundation stone of Indo-Israeli Centre of Excellence for vegetables Protected Cultivation in Khetri in the outskirts of Guwahati, Assam. Key Highlights The centre will provide exposure to the latest Israeli technologies to the farmers of the state. It will help them in ..

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Feni Bridge to be completed by December 2020

Published: October 28, 2020

The Feni bridge is 1.8 km long joining Sabrum in India with Ramgarh in Bangladesh. The Government of India recently announced that the bridge construction is to be completed by December 2020. About the Bridge The bridge is to be built over Feni river. It will link Tripura with Bangladesh. The construction of the bridge ..

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