Sunday, 21 October 2018

18th, 19th, 20th 21st October 2018 | Assam daily current affairs for APSC

  • Former Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Chief Minister N.D. Tiwari died on Thursday -- on his 93rd birthday -- in the national capital at a private hospital following prolonged illness
  • Manipur is all set to host the North East Olympic Games at the Khuman Lampak Sports Complex here from October 24 to 28. Around 2,000 sportspersons from the eight North Eastern States are expected to take part in the games.The athletes will compete in 12 different disciplines including archery, athletics, badminton, boxing, football, judo, karate, shooting, table tennis, taekwondo, weightlifting and wushu.
  • For the first time ever that an Indian U-15 wrestling squad will be competing in an Asian level competition. This was in tune with the Wrestling Federation of India's (WFI) policy to encourage young wrestlers and identify future talents.
  • The 89th birth anniversary of Padmabibhushan late Dr Nirmala Deshpande, who was a veteran Gandhian, social activist and former Rajya Sabha member nominated by the President of India was celebrated.
  • Russia-based global cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab said it was willing to "adopt and comply" with Indias proposed requirement to store data generated in the country within its borders." The data protection bill is not released yet in India. Once this (data localisation) requirement comes out, we need to adopt and we want to comply," Kaspersky Lab's Managing Director Stephan Neumeier told IANS on the sidelines of the firm's 4th Asia Pacific (APAC) cybersecurity annual summit
  • Four forest personnel of Biswanath Wildlife Division in Biswanath district were presented with gallantry awards by the Department of Environment and Forest, Government of Assam recently on the occasion of 64th Wildlife Week for their outstanding performance, great contribution along with optimum dedication and sincerity towards the forest and wildlife conservation in the area. The honoured forest personnel include Ranger of Kaziranga Northern Range, Pranjal Baruah and forest workers Pranjit Hazarika, Gautam Chakravarty and Ajay Das.
  • The Assam Science Society has instituted four new awards from the current year. These include the awards for best science teacher in secondary schools, best mathematics teacher in secondary schools, best branch of the Assam Science Society and for the best science worker of the Assam Science Society. The Science Society has invited applications/nominations for these awards. Awards 1 and 2 are open to the science and mathematics teachers serving in the secondary schools of Assam which are affiliated to the Board of Secondary Education, Assam, while award number 3 is open to the Assam Science Society’s affiliated branches and award number 4 is open for the workers of the Assam Science Society. The details of the awards are available on the Society’s website: www. assamsciencesociety. org. The complete applications for the purpose should reach the Society’s Khanapara headquarters here latest by December 15, said the Society in a press release here.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) platform and address a townhall of IT and electronic manufacturing professionals on October 24. The Ministry of Electronics and IT stated the CSR platform would help IT and electronic professionals to share their stories. 
  • WhatsApp is reportedly working out on three new features, including linking your account to Instagram, in order to improve its chat and notifications for its over 1.5 billion users.
  • Celebration of ‘Samrat Asur Hudur Durga’ (a legendary King of the Adivasi-Santhals) puja ended with Vijaya Dashami. Around 3,000 Adivasi-Santhals of Deosri (Tibitola) along the India-Bhutan border in Chirang district celebrated this puja to remember their King Asur Hudur Durga. Adivasi-Santhals believe that Goddess Durga killed their King Asur Hudur Durga as ‘Mahisasura’ during this festival. Asur Puja starts on Mahanavami and ends on Vijaya Dashami. The devotees keep the idol of the Asura King under a tree in some isolated place after the puja instead of immersing it in water bodies. Only in Chirang district of Assam is this Asura King’s puja being performed in sync with Durga Puja since the past 3 years.


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