Population of Indian Rhinoceros in the Kaziranga National Park Increased

Population of Indian Rhinoceros in the Kaziranga National Park Increased: The population of the greater one-horned or Indian rhinoceros in the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve has increased by 200 in four years, the latest census of the World Heritage Site’s flagship animal has revealed. Population of Indian Rhinoceros in the Kaziranga National Park … Read more

Assam and Meghalaya have partially resolved a 50-year-old border dispute

Northeastern States Assam and Meghalaya have partially resolved a 50-year-old border dispute in six of the 12 sectors along their 885-km boundary. Assam and Meghalaya have partially resolved a 50-year-old border dispute: Key-Points Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and his Meghalaya counterpart Conrad K. Sangma signed a “historic” agreement for closure in six disputed … Read more

Food Grain Shipment From Patna To Assam Via Bangladesh

The Food Corporation of India has made history. It completed a maiden voyage of food-grains from Patna to Pandu via Bangladesh in Guwahati. Key-Points Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) welcomed the self-propelled vessel MV Lal Bahadur Shastri carrying a total of 200 MT of foodgrains for Food Corporation of India (FCI) as it completed … Read more

Tiwa Liberation Army

Almost 250 members of two extremist organisations in Assam named Tiwa Liberation Army (TLA) and the United Gorkha People’s Organisation (UGPO) laid down their arms before Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma at a formal programme in Guwahati. Formed in 2014 to cater to the aspirations of the Tiwa community, the TLA was active in Morigaon, … Read more

Assam Cattle Preservation Act, 2021

With reference to the Assam Cattle Preservation Act, 2021, consider the following statements: 1. The Act bars sale and purchase of beef or beef products in areas “predominantly inhabited by Hindu, Jain, Sikh and other non-beef-eating communities”. 2. It prohibits inter-state transport of cattle to and from Assam without valid documents. Which of the statements … Read more

Assam Rifles’ Mon Camp Vandalised in Nagaland

Killing of over a dozen civilians in Mon district of Nagaland saw angry crowds vandalise camps of Assam Rifles in the district. While the botched operation was launched by the Indian Army, Assam Rifles, which has the responsibility of the area where the incident occurred, issued a statement expressing regret over the loss of innocent … Read more

Project RE-HAB (Reducing Elephant-Human Attacks using Bees) In Assam

Buoyed by the success of its innovative Project RE-HAB (Reducing Elephant-Human Attacks using Bees) in Karnataka, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has now replicated the project in Assam. Chairman KVIC, Shri Vinai Kumar Saxena launched Project RE-HAB at Village Mornoi in Goalpara district of Assam which severely grapples with elephant-human conflicts. The project has … Read more

‘Bijli Utsav’ organized by REC in Assam

As part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ – to celebrate 75 years of Independence, REC Limited, a public infrastructure finance company under the Ministry of Power organized a ‘Bijli Utsav’ in Sonapur village of Kamrup district and adjoining villages in Assam. The event witnessed speaker sessions by dignitaries and esteemed guests highlighting the benefits of … Read more

Assam’s New Calendar to Count Bhaskarabda Era

Bhaskarabda, an era counted from the date of the ascension of a seventh century local ruler, will be added to Saka and Gregorian eras in the official calendar of the Assam Government. Bhaskarabda began when Bhaskaravarman was crowned ruler of the Kamrupa kingdom. He was a contemporary and political ally of northern Indian ruler Harshavardhana. … Read more