Northeast India: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Carrisa kopilii

A hydroelectricity project in the river is threatening the wild berry species called Carrisa kopilii according to a new study. About the Plant Carrisa kopilii is a species of wild berry noted for its medicinal purposes. It is found at altitudes of 85 to 600 metres above the sea level. It grows in the Kopili ..

Northeast Natural Gas Pipeline Grid gets Cabinet Approval

A Capital grant as viability gap funding of Rs 5,559 crore was approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday, 8th January 2020 for setting up the North-East Natural Gas Pipeline Grid. The Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel, Dharmendra Pradhan attended the press conference for the approval and said that ..

Loktak Inland waterways project gets approval from the Shipping Ministry

The Ministry of Shipping has given nod for the development of the Loktak Inland Waterways project on Thursday, November 28, 2019. The project is estimated to cost around Rs 25.58 crores will be developed under the central sector scheme. The demand over the development of the Loktak inland waterways project has been a long pending ..

Assam cabinet approves bamboo and can policy

On 18 Nov, Assam cabinet has approved Assam Bamboo and Cane Policy with the objective to achieve sustainable development and utilization of bamboo and cane resources in the state through scientific management and stakeholder’s participation. The policy also aims at protection and conservation of biodiversity and enhancement of resources in the state of Assam. The ..

India has bagged 34th position Travel & Tourism competitiveness Index

As per the latest Travel & Tourism competitiveness Index India bagged 34th position in the index. India’s Travel and Tourism competitiveness Index ranking since 2013 has improved.  The ranking however in year 2015 and year 2017 was 54 and 40 respectively. The Government has taken many initiatives for creation of tourism infrastructure in the country ..

Citizenship Bill critised in North East States

The states in the north-east saw protest over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the winter session of parliament which began on 18 Nov.  Members of the Northeast Students’ Organisation (NESO) took out rallies in north-east states after the bill was listed for introduction in parliament for the winter session. The Arunachal Pradesh government said that ..

Assam’s citizens list tool to target minorities

The USCIRF in “Enlighten Temporary: India” released  on 15 Nov  said that  NRC “as a instrument to aim non secular minorities and, in particular, to render Indian Muslims stateless has turn into one extra instance of the downward style in non secular freedom prerequisites within India.” The final list of Assam’s citizens was released on ..

International Buyer- Seller Meet in Arunachal Pradesh

On 14 Nov, the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA)  under the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, held the first ever international buyer seller meet on Agriculture & Horticulture produce in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh . Buyers from seven countries of Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Indonesia, UAE, Sultanate of Oman and ..