Northeast: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Krishi Udan Scheme to be launched by Aviation Ministry

Published: February 3, 2020

A new scheme was proposed in the budget, which is to be implemented by the Aviation Ministry, for transporting agricultural products of farmers. The scheme was named as ‘Krishi Udan Scheme’. The scheme is to be launched by the ministry on both international and national routes, which will improve the value realisation on the agricultural ..


Madhavpur Mela of Gujarat to showcase Northeast

Published: January 9, 2020

The famous Madhavpur Mela of Gujarat will be held at Madhavpur Ghed in Porbandar district on 2nd April 2020, a day after Ram Navami festival, where the eight states of the Northern Eastern region will participate. To review the preparations for the mega festival, on 8th January 2020, a meeting was held where, The Union ..



New Species of Frog Discovered in North-East

Published: June 12, 2019

Researchers from Delhi University and the Wildlife Institute of India in association with researchers from Indonesia and the US have discovered a new species of paddy frog from Assam in Northeast India. Aishani The new species has been named Aishani derived from the Sanskrit word which means North East. Aishani belongs to the genus Micryletta ..


NPP gets National Party Recognition

Published: June 11, 2019

The National Peoples Party (NPP) which is currently in power in the state of Meghalaya has been recognised as a national party . The addition has taken the count of National Parties in the country to eight. The other parties with the tag of national party are Congress, BJP, BSP, NCP, CPI, CPI (M) and ..


Constitutional Amendment to increase the powers of the Autonomous Councils

Published: January 25, 2019

The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the constitutional amendment which seeks to increase the powers of the autonomous councils in the Sixth Schedule areas of the Northeast. What are the amendments proposed? The Sixth Schedule of the Constitution provides for decentralised self-governance and dispute resolution through local customary laws in ..