Friday, 8 September 2017

Daily current affairs for Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Exams - 8th September 2017



  1. Jharkhand Government under the leadership of its Chief Minister Raghubar Das, contributed Rs 5 crore to the Assam Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
  2. The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog has constituted Expert Task Force to provide major thrust to job creation by enhancing India’s exports. It will be headed by NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Dr Rajiv Kumar. The task force will give sector-specific recommendations in key employment sectors for policy interventions and suggest measures to enhance trade in services with high employment potential.
  3. Govt of Assam signed an MoU with Google for effective utilization of technology for overall uplift of the state
  4. Utpal Chakrabarti has been promoted as the new Executive Director (ED) of the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Salakati, Kokrajhar, NTPC sources said on Thursday.Earlier, he headed the Bongaigaon project as the Group General Manager. Chakrabarti joined the NTPC in 1981 as an executive trainee. 
  • He has worked in various NTPC projects like Farakka Super Thermal Power Station, Singrauli Super Thermal Power Station, Western Region-I HQ, Talcher Super Thermal Power Station and Bongaigaon Thermal Power Project, Salakati in Kokrajhar. 
  • He joined the NTPC, Bongaigaon in 2010 as AGM (Project) and got promoted as the Head of the Project in 2014. During his tenure, Chakrabarti successfully commissioned Unit 1 of the NTPC, Bongaigaon.

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