Saturday, 7 July 2018

7th July 2018 | Daily Current affairs for APSC

  • The Rongpur Sahitya Sabha on 5 June observed the 54th death anniversary of the first Sahitya Akademi Award winner from the State and representative of the Assamese modern poetry ‘Bonphular Kobi’ Jatindranath Duwora at the poet’s residence at Bonphul Nagar.
  • One person died and at least 107 people have been infected by scrub typhus in Lunglei district of Mizoram since June. Scrub typhus, also known as bush typhus, is a disease caused by a bacteria called Orientia tsutsugamushi. Scrub typhus is spread to people through bites of infected chiggers (larval mites). The scrub typhus virus was found in some rodents trapped by Health department officials and Pangzawl villagers.
  • To find an amicable solution to the long-pending border dispute involving Assam and its neighbouring States, the Assam Police has sought ‘historical proof’ from the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) and the Geological Survey of India (GSI) that might help amicable demarcation of the disputed border areas.The Assam Police Border Organization (APBO) has written to the ASI and the GSI asking them to provide all necessary information on historical ‘protocols’ related to the composite geographical area in question, which includes historical convention, besides relics (maidams) and literatures. The revenue department to provide us relevant records vis-à-vis inter-State borders, which would be corroborated with that of other information and documents that would emerge.  As per the Border Police, Assam shares a stretch of 884.90 km of border with Meghalaya, followed by 804.10 km border with Arunachal Pradesh and 512.10 km with Nagaland. The stretch of border between Assam and Meghalaya is measured at 512.10 km, followed by Manipur (2014 km), Mizoram (164.60 km) and Tripura (46.30 km). “Of all the stretches, the Assam-Nagaland border remains the most sensitive. Due to the conflicts, many people have died on either side of the border.


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