Friday, 14 September 2018

13th and 14th September 2018 | Daily Assam current affairs for APSC

  • Justice Ranjan Gogoi was appointed as the 46th Chief Justice of India, according to the Law Ministry. He would assume office on October 3 after present incumbent Dipak Misra retires a day before. Justice Gogoi will have a tenure of a little over 13 months and would retire on November 17, 2019. Born on November 18, 1954, Justice Gogoi was enrolled as an advocate in 1978. He practised in the Gauhati High Court on constitutional, taxation and company matters. He was appointed as a permanent judge of the Gauhati High Court on February 28, 2001.
  • Maligaon-headquartered Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) today said that it has eliminated all unmanned level crossings across the zone. As on April 1 this year, a total of 151 unmanned level crossings existed in the NFR zone. Out of them, 136 have been eliminated by converting them to manned crossings, 10 were eliminated by construction of road under bridges and five were closed down. 
  • The Assam Skill Development Mission has forwarded a Rs 10 crore proposal to the Government of India for setting up a school of maritime engineering. Assam has around 1983 kilometres of navigable waterways including the entire 891 kilometre length of the river Brahmaputra in the State
  • In a bid to boost bilateral trade between Assam and Bhutan, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today inaugurated Indo-Bhutan Border Trade Centre at Darranga in Baksa. For the development of the State, especially in the BTAD districts, Centre has decided to construct 264-km roads. 
  • Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said the State has so far received more than Rs 2.33 crore from over 40,000 donors from across the country via the CM’s relief fund to help the flood and landslide affected people of the State. 
  • Manipur’s Social Welfare department has been awarded by Union Ministry of Rural Development for its efforts and contribution in implementing 100 per cent Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) under National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) through PFMS. The department has been ranked third in implementation of DBT in NSAP.
  • Manipur Governor Dr Najma Heptulla on Wednesday launched a Multitasking Mobile Application named “Heiya”
  • The first data sharing and accessibility portal of Sikkim has been launched by Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling where all the important statistics of the State and departments converged. Besides the State Data Sharing and Accessibility Platform (SDSAP), the State Direct Benefit Transfer portal was also launched.
  • Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has laid emphasis on setting up of small scale rubber-based manufacturing units in the State instead of going for a big one or two industries. And there must be efforts to provide proper marketing linkage to the rubber growers and small entrepreneurs to sell their products without facing any hardship, he said while speaking at a meeting on rubber cultivation and its prospect in the Civil Secretariat
  • Tripura Government has identified over 62,340 counterfeit ration cards and 2,90,776 fake PDS consumers in a digitisation drive by the State Government, its Law Minister Ratan Lal Nath 
  • The Indian women’s cricket team Thursday held its nerves in pressure situations to beat Sri Lanka by seven runs in the second ODI, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.


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