Friday, 24 August 2018

24th August 2018 | Assam daily current affairs for APSC

  • Eminent journalist and author Kuldip Nayar, who fought fiercely for press freedom and civil liberties, died on August 23, he was 95.
  • The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (H&FW), Government of India has issued revised guidelines for pictorial warning on tobacco packets, which will be implemented from September 1, 2018. All tobacco packets will carry the warning ‘Tobacco Causes Cancer’. And from September 1, 2019, the pictorial warning will change to another graphic image and tobacco packets will mention ‘Tobacco Causes Painful Death’. Violation of this provision will attract punishment for the manufacturer, distributor and retailers.
  • Various programmes were organized in Hailakandi district to mark the occasion of 27th Manipuri Language Day on 23rd August under the aegis of Assam Manipuri Sahitya Parishad. In 1992 Manipuri language became the first Tibeto-Burman language to receive recognition as an official, or “scheduled,” language of India and the day is celebrated to mark this historic event.


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