Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Daily current affairs for Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Exams - 5th September 2017



  1. The Bhaben Baruah Award for 2017 was conferred on eminent playwright and theatre director Hemanta Dutta in a function held at Nalbari Natyamandir on Sunday evening.The award, instituted by the Nalbari district committee of Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) in 2009, is given to a known theatre personality for his contributions in the field. The award consists of a cash prize, a citation, sarai, phulam jaapi, seleng sador, among others.
  2. 10 Bills were introduced on the first day of the September session of the State Legislative Assembly including six pertaining to the universities of the State.On behalf of the State Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary introduced:1. Assam Science and Technology University (Amendment) Bill, 2017, 2. Majuli University of Culture Bill, 2017, 3. Madhabdev University Bill, 2017, 4. Bhattadev University Bill, 2017, 5. Rabindranath Tagore University Bill, 2017, 6. Kumar Bhaskar Varma Sanskrit and Ancient Studies University (Amendment) Bill, 2017.7. Assam Employees’ Parent Responsibility and Norms for Accountability and Monitoring Bill, 2017 was also introduced by Patowary on the Floor of the House, on behalf of the State Finance Minister. 8. Assam Municipal (Amendment) Bill, 2017 by Urban Development Minister Atul Bora, 9. Industrial Disputes (Assam Amendment) Bill, 2017 by Labour and Employment Minister of State (in charge) Pallab Lochan Das, 10. Assam State Capital Region Development Authority Bill, 2017 by Chandra Mohan Patowary on behalf of the GDD Minister.
  3.  ‘Apon Ghar’ (housing loan) scheme and ‘Bidyalaxmi’ (higher education loan) scheme by SBI is meant for permanent employees of the Government of Assam. The meeting was addressed by PVSLN Murty, Chief General Manager, SBI NE Circle and Sadou Asom Karmachari Parishad president Basab Chandra Kalita and general secretary Nagen Das. Om Prakash Mishra, General Manager, SBI NE Circle and other senior office-bearers of the Karmachari Parishad and bank officials were present at the meeting.
  4. The Assam Football Association (AFA) will introduce computerised on-line registration system of the players from this year.Informing this in a release, the AFA secretary Ankur Dutta said that the footballers who represented their districts or clubs have to apply to the AFA by submitting documents like-birth certificate, name of the district/club/college/school among others.
  5. The panel of the newly set up North East Taekwondo Union was selected in a meeting held at the Circuit House here on September 2 under the aegis of the All Assam Taekwondo Association.Representatives from States like – Assam, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura and Meghalaya were present in the meeting where discussions took place on the game and the meeting also resolved to work for the betterment of the taekwondo players of this region
  6. The All Assam Armwrestling Association today announced the 63-member Assam team for the 36th National Armwrestling Championship which is scheduled to be held at the Bhogeswari Phukanani Indoor Stadium here from September 8 to 10
  7. Golaplata Goswami, Headmistress of Sarufulchaki LP School under Goreswar Education Block in Baksa district has been selected for the National Teacher’s Award. President Ramnath Kovind will present the award at New Delhi on the occasion of Teacher’s Day tomorrow.Golaplata Goswami, who started her career as a teacher at Sonarishal LP School in Kamrup district and she later joined as a teacher at Sarufulchaki Lower Primary School in 1986. She took charge as headmistress there in 1996. She also got Baksa district Teacher’s Award in 2007 and also the State Teacher’s Award in 2009.
  8. Manipur filmmaker Oinam Doren’s film My name is Eeooow has won an international award at the recently concluded 23 Film Festival della Lessinia held in Bosco Chiesanuova in Italy from August 19-27.
The film won the prize in the category of ‘best film by a young director’. Piero Piazzola and Mario Pigozzi are founders of the 23-year-old festival. The film is produced by CCRT. The film shot in Kongthong village in Meghalaya’s East Khasi Hills follows the family of two married sisters – Shidiap Khongsit and Shithoh Khongsit – whose children have to stay in Shillong for higher studies.
The film had already won the ‘Intangible culture prize’ in the UK in April this year. In October, the film will be screened in Estonian National Museum in Tartu, Estonia and Rajasthan International folk music festival, Jodhpur.

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