Tuesday, 23 October 2018

22nd & 23rd October 2018 | Assam daily current affairs for APSC

  • As many as 62 foreign nationals, who had entered India illegally, have been deported to their respective countries in the last four months.
  • North East Olympic Games scheduled to be held in Imphal
  • from October 24 to 28.
  • Facing threat from jehadi elements, the Assam government is planning to set up an Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) on the lines of such forces formed by some other states of the country to deal with terrorist groups that have inter-state and international connections.
  • Chief Executive Member (CEM) of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) Tuliram Ronghang laid the foundation stone of a Rs 10-crore Singhason Sports & Cultural Complex in Diphu on Saturday in the presence of thousands of people and BJP activists. The sports and cultural complex which has been sponsored under the Central Government’s special package is aimed at grooming youths from every nook and corner of the district.
  • Telugu is the fastest growing language in the US, says a study by an American think tank. The number of US residents speaking Telugu rose by 86 per cent between 2010 and 2017, according to an online video by the World Economic Forum. But Telugu, the fourth most spoken language in India, is still outside the top 20 of the most widely-spoken languages other than English in the US, reports the BBC.
  • The Government of India has identified infrastructure development, capacity building and improvement of relation with the neighboring countries as some of the key areas for the success of the much talked about Act East Policy and steps have been initiated for giving due importance to these areas so that the Policy becomes beneficial for the North East. Sources pointed out that infrastructure development including road, rail and air connectivity, telecom and internet connectivity etc are vital for the success of the Act East Policy and that is why the Government is giving stress on development of these areas and investments in such sectors have been increased substantially. Waterways connectivity is also vital for movement of goods and for that, the Government of India has already taken up the issue with Bangladesh so that the Chittagong port can be used for the movement of goods from and out of the North East. The Government of Bangladesh has already agreed on principle to allow India to use the Chittagong port and some formalities need to be completed. The Government has also expedited the implementation of the Kaladan project for improving connectivity


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