Thursday, 25 October 2018

25th October 2018 | Assam daily current affairs for APSC

  • The foundation stone for the statue of ‘Asom Kesari’, Ambikagiri Roychoudhury was laid at Barpetaroad in Barpeta district 
  • More than 56 years after India’s war with China, villagers of Arunachal Pradesh have received nearly Rs 38 crore as compensation for the land acquired by the Army to set up its bases, bunkers and barracks. In April 2017, Rs 54 crore was distributed among 152 families of three villages of West Kameng district. In September that year, another instalment of Rs 158 crore was distributed among the villagers for the private land taken over by the Army. In February 2018, Rs 40.80 crore was handed over to 31 families in Tawang.
  • Tripura’s Royal scion Pradyot Kishore Debbarman has sought Supreme Court’s ruling for undertaking National Register of Citizens (NRC) keeping in mind the continuous illegal infiltration in the State.
  • India and Bangladesh on Wednesday agreed to introduce river cruise services between Kolkata-Dhaka and Guwahati-Jorhat and back.
  • In an unprecedented shake-up in CBI’s 55-year history, both the CBI Director Alok Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthana were stripped of their powers and sent on leave .
  • A leading state-run Israeli defence company said on Wednesday it has signed a USD 777 million contract with India for the supply of Barak 8 long-range surface-to-air defence missiles and missile defence systems for the Indian Navy. Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) said India’s Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) will be the main manufacturer for the project, Israeli business daily Globes reported.
  • Harmanpreet Singh scored a hat-trick of penalty corner conversions to give India a 4-1 victory over South Korea in the Asian Champions Trophy Muscat 2018
  • Indian software products sector, which is estimated to be worth $7-billion, is growing at a rate of 9.5 per cent annually
  • Sudip Kumar Kundu, a resident of Dhubri town has been conferred with the ‘India’s Great Leader Award 2018’ recently by National Human Welfare Council for inspiring and motivating thousands of people towards voluntary blood donation.
  • The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) will tomorrow launch its online system for booking un-reserved tickets.“This facility being launched by NFR for the first time, will ensure greater convenience for commuters who will now no longer need to queue up at ticket counters for unreserved ticketing. Passengers will be able to buy paperless unreserved journey tickets, season tickets and platform tickets online by downloading the UTS App in their smart-phones


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