North Eastern Council Current Affairs, GK & News

North Eastern Council

North Eastern Council is a statutory, advisory body established in 1972 via the North Eastern Council Act, 1971 for three key objectives viz. balanced development of the North Eastern Region; effecting better inter-state coordination; and maintaining security and public order in the region. In 2002, the NE Council Act, 1971 was amended to make the ..

ISRO to assist Development Projects in Northeast

According to Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will assist development projects in Northeast through Space Technology. Key points ISRO will offering optimum utilization of Satellite Imaging and other Space Technology applications. These applications will be used for better accomplishment of infrastructural projects across all eight states in North Eastern Region ..

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North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs recently approved the revised cost estimate of the North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project. The revised estimated cost is Rs 6,700 crores. About the Scheme The north eastern region power system improvement project (NERPSIP) is a central scheme under the Ministry of Power. It was started in 2014. ..

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Logo and Song of “Destination North East, 2020” festival launched

On September 21, 2020, the Union Minister Shri Jitendra Singh unveiled logo and song for the festival “Destination North East, 2020”. The four-day event is to be formally inaugurated by Home Minister Amit Shah on September 27, 2020. Significance The festival helps to familiarize people of other parts of the country with rich unexplored potential ..

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Five of the North Eastern States become COVID-19 free

On April 27, 2020, five of the eight north east states namely Manipur, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh have become COVID-19 free. The other three states namely Meghalaya, Assam and Mizoram have not reported new cases. This was announced by the Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh. Highlights The announcement was made during the union ..

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SDG Conclave 2020 held in Assam

NITI Aayog recently organised ‘Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Conclave 2020: Partnerships, Cooperation and Development of North Eastern States’ in Guwahati, Assam. The conclave was organised in association with the North Eastern Council, Government of Assam, Tata Trust, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS). The three-day event commenced ..

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