Monday, 17 September 2018

15th,16th & 17th September 2018 | Assam daily current affairs for APSC

  • Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on saturday inaugurated the ‘Swachhta Hi Sewa 2018
  • The World Anti-Doping Agency has been given the green light to lift its ban on Russia’s drug-tainted testing authority after a recommendation from investigators. A WADA statement said its independent Compliance Review Committee (CRC) had recommended that the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) be reinstated when the agency’s executive committee meets in the Seychelles on September 20.
  • Nearly 1.4 lakh people in 337 villages under 12 revenue circles of the State’s six districts are now affected by the new wave of flood caused by the rain-fed rivers of the State following intense rainfall activities in the northeastern region during the past about one week
  • Sardar Singh captain of Indian Hockey team retires.
  • Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy today gave away the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar 2017 in a function held at U Soso Tham auditorium. Altogether 32 awardees were felicitated in recognition of their achievements in the field of music, dance and drama.
  •  A Special Court of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) here today awarded death penalty to two hardcore militants of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbijit), while sentencing two other members to life imprisonment in connection with the case related to the mass killing in Sonitpur district in 2014.The court pronounced death sentence for Ajoy Basumatary and Bishnu Narzary under sections 302 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), besides other relevant sections of the Arms Act and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The other two accused – Sanju Bordoloi and Nitul Daimary – were sentenced to life imprisonment under various sections under the IPC, Arms Act and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

Silesian Open Boxing Tournament for women in Gliwice, Poland.

  • Five-time world champion MC Mary Kom (48kg) on Saturday clinched her third gold medal of the year, while Jyoti Gulia (51kg) picked up the country’s lone gold in the youth category of the  India’s junior boxers also performed exceptionally well to claim 13 medals, six of them gold, while senior pro L Sarita Devi (60kg) ended with a bronze. 
  • In the junior competition, the Indian team produced a terrific performance to sign off with 13 medals – six gold, six silver and a bronze. Bharti (46kg), Tingmila Doungel (48kg), Sandeep Kaur (52kg), Neha (54kg), Arshi Khanam (57kg) and Komal (80kg) claimed top honours in their respective categories. Amisha Bharti (50kg), Sanya Negi (60kg), Dinesh Naik (63kg), Sanjay Gunele (66kg), Raj Sahiba (70kg) and Lipakshi (+80kg) settled for silver medals. The sole bronze in the junior category went to Neha (75kg).

Quick Bites:

  • Spread over an area of 870 sq km, including an addition of 350 sq km in 2016, Manas National Park is home to India’s highest number of Schedule-I species, numbering 22. Together with the Royal Manas National Park of Bhutan to its north, it constitutes a large and diverse contiguous conservation belt.
  • Gamosa and mekhela chadar are scheduled items under the provisions of the Handloom (Reservation of Articles for Production) Act, 1985


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