Explained: The Miyas of Assam, and their char-chapori culture

News: A proposed “Miya museum” reflecting the culture and heritage of the people living in char-chapouris has stirred up a controversy in Assam.   Facts: Who are the Miyas? The ‘Miya’ community comprises descendants of Muslim migrants from East Bengal (now Bangladesh) to Assam.They came to be referred to as ‘Miyas’, often in a derogatory… Continue reading Explained: The Miyas of Assam, and their char-chapori culture

India’s first multi-modal logistics park to come up in Assam

News: Union Minister has laid the foundation stone for Jogighopa Multimodal Logistics Park in Assam.   Facts: Jogighopa Multimodal Logistics Park: It is India’s first multi-modal logistics park that will provide direct connectivity to air, road, rail and waterways to the people. Developed under: It will be developed under the Bharatmala Pariyojana of the Government… Continue reading India’s first multi-modal logistics park to come up in Assam

Country’s longest ‘ropeway over a river’ inaugurated in Guwahati

News: Assam government has inaugurated the country’s longest ropeway over a river in Guwahati,Assam. Facts: About the ropeway: It is a 1.8-km-long ropeway over the Brahmaputra river connecting Guwahati to North Guwahati. Significance: The ropeway ride will facilitate the passengers to look out for the Urvashi island and catch a glimpse of the Umananda temple… Continue reading Country’s longest ‘ropeway over a river’ inaugurated in Guwahati

Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary

News:National Board for Wild Life(NBWL) has recommended coal mining in a part of Dehing Patkai elephant reserve which includes the Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam. Facts: The Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary is also known as the Jeypore Rainforest.It is located in the districts of Dibrugarh and Tinsukia in Assam. Dehing is the name of… Continue reading Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary

Assam tops in the budgetary practices survey

News:The Transparency International has conducted a survey to analyse the best practices followed by the states in the Budget Formulation. Facts: About the survey: The survey was based on 4 parameters a) public disclosure b) budgetary process c) post-budget fiscal management and d) efforts to make the budget more transparent and citizen-friendly. Key takeaways from… Continue reading Assam tops in the budgetary practices survey

Arundhati Scheme: Assam Govt to gift 10 gm of gold to every bride

News:Assam Government has announced the launch of ‘Arundhati Swarna Yojana’. Facts: About Arundhati Swarna scheme: The scheme is aimed to strengthen women empowerment and reduce child marriage. Under this scheme,state government will give each beneficiary bride fixed amount to buy 10 grams(one tola) of gold during her marriage if the marriage is registered. The state… Continue reading Arundhati Scheme: Assam Govt to gift 10 gm of gold to every bride

Assam announces two-child limit for jobs in govt

News:Assam Government has announced a policy which says that no Government jobs will be provided to persons with more than two children after 1st January 2021. Facts: Why this policy: The policy was introduced as the population in Assam has grown exponentially higher as compared to other states. According to the 2011 census,the Assam had… Continue reading Assam announces two-child limit for jobs in govt

Anthrax

News:Recently,Veterinarians have confirmed anthrax as the cause of death of two Asiatic water buffaloes in central Assam’s Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. Facts: About Anthrax: Anthrax is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis. The bacteria live in soil and usually infects wild and domestic animals such as goats,cattle and sheep. However,humans,pigs and dogs are… Continue reading Anthrax

AFSPA Extended for Six Months in Assam

News:Government has decided to extend Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act for six more months in Assam. Facts: Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act: The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act was enacted in 1958 to bring under control what the government of India considered ‘disturbed’ areas. What is a disturbed area? The state or central government considers… Continue reading AFSPA Extended for Six Months in Assam