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Assam Current Affairs - April 2017

Assam Celebrates Rongali Bihu
According to Assamese Calendar Rongali Bihu celebrates on the month of April which usually falls on 13th and 14th of April.The first day known as Goru Bihu that is purely dedicated to cattle.
i. The Rongali Bihu marks the agricultural New Year and is celebrated as a festival of Prosperity.
ii. The Kati Bihu marks the completion of sowing and transplanting of paddies.
iii. The Magh Bihu marks the end of harvesting period.

Assam Current Affairs - May 2017

Centre plans aerotropolis in Assam, seeks 2,000 acres
Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha has mentioned that Central Government is planning to build an aerotropolis in Assam and has sought 2,000 acres from the state government for the purpose.
i. The proposed aerotropolis would bring huge benefits to the region in terms of civil aviation and air connectivity.
ii. Mr. Sinha has requested the Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to allot 2,000 acres land at an hour’s journey away from Guwahati city near Brahmaputra River.

Cabinet approves setting up of new AIIMS in Kamrup, Assam
Union Cabinet has given its approval for establishment of new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Kamrup, Assam. It will be set up under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) at the cost of Rs.1123 crore.
Setting up of AIIMS, Kamrup will take 48 months.

PM Modi inaugurates India's longest bridge Dhola-Sadiya Bridge in Assam
On May 26, 2017, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s longest river bridge, the Dhola-Sadiya bridge. This bridge has been named after late legendary singer Bhupen Hazarika. Sadiya was the birth place of Bhupen Hazarika.

  • Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Nitin Gadkari. Assam governor Banwarilal Purohit and Assam Chief Minister Sarbanada Sonowal accompanied PM Modi at the inauguration function.
Details about Dhola-Sadiya Bridge in Assam:
  • The bridge is a three lane carriage way which links Assam to Arunachal Pradesh.
  • 15 km long Dhola-Sadiya Bridge is longer than the Bandra-Worli Sea Link (5.6 km) in Mumbai.
  • It has been built at a cost of about Rs 2,056 crore over river Lohit, a tributary of the Brahmaputra.
  • The bridge will reduce the distance from Rupai in Assam to Meka/Roing in Arunachal Pradesh by 165 km.
AIIMS & ICAR
  • PM Modi lays foundation stone for two key projects AIIMS & ICAR in Assam
  • On May 26, 2017, PM Modi laid the foundation stone for an Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) at Gogamukh in Dhemaji district of Assam.
  • He also laid the foundation stone for an All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), at Changsari in Kamrup district of Assam by pressing a remote from the Sarusajai Stadium in Guwahati. AIIMS in Kamrup will be constructed at a cost of Rs 1,123 crore under ‘Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana’. It will be completed within the next four years.

Assam Current Affairs - June 2017

India Signs Loan Agreement with the World Bank for USD 39.2 Million for the project “Assam Citizen Centric Service Delivery” -  An agreement for IBRD Credit of USD 39.2 Million from World Bank for the project “Assam Citizen Centric Service Delivery” has been signed on 6th of June.
i. The programme cost is 49-million dollar out of which 39.2-million dollar will be financed by the Bank, and the remaining amount will be funded-out of State Budget.
ii. The programme duration is five years.
iii. The main objective of the project is to improve access in the delivery of selected public services in Assam.

World Bank sanctions 44 million dollars for ASPIRe
World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has sanctioned a loan assistance of 44 million dollars for the Assam State Public Finance Institutional Reforms (ASPIRe) Project.
i. ASPIRe project is based on three important components:
1.Strengthening public finance institutional capacity
2.Strengthening expenditure and revenue information systems
3.On project management, monitoring and evaluation, and coordination.
ii. The project aims at improving predictability and transparency in budget execution and efficiency in tax administration in Assam.

India Signs Loan Agreement with the World Bank for USD 35 Million for “Assam State Public Financial Institutional Reforms Project” - India has signed aLoan Agreement with the World Bank for USD 35 Million for Assam State Public Financial Institutional Reforms Project.
i. An agreement for IBRD Credit of USD 35 Million from World Bank for Assam State Public Financial Institutional Reforms Project was signed on 28th of June at New Delhi.
ii. The programme size is USD 44 million, of which USD 35 million will be financed by the Bank, and the remaining amount will be funded out of State Budget.
iii. The programme duration is 5 years.

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