Friday, 26 October 2018

26th October 2018 | Assam daily current affairs for APSC

  • Union Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry today announced two major projects for Meghalaya – an Olympic stadium and a Composite Regional Centre for People with Disabilities (PwD).
  • First of its kind in Nagaland, Myki Fest 2018, an event to celebrate women entrepreneurs, artisans, artistes, cultivators and SHGs, began at the complex of the Old Directorate of Women Resource Development department in Kohima
  • Nagaland Government has suspended Inspector General of Police (CID) Richard Yimto with immediate effect for possession of a seized consignment of drugs in his home.

India and Bangladesh have, in an important understanding, finalised the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for movement of passengers and cruise vessels on the Inland Protocol route and the coastal shipping routes. 

  • The SOP will facilitate movement of passenger and cruise services. In addition to this, an addendum to ‘Protocol on Inland Water Transit and Trade’ (PIWTT) has been signed for inclusion of Dhubri in India and Pangaon in Bangladesh as new Ports of Call. 
  • The two countries have signed an agreement to use Chattogram and Mongla Ports in Bangladesh for movement of goods to and from India. The new arrangement will facilitate movement of fly ash, cement, construction materials from India to Bangladesh through IWT on the river Rupnarayan.
  • Further, both sides agreed to declare Badarpur on river Barak (NW-16) as an Extended Port of Call of Karimganj in Assam and Ghorasal of Ashuganj in Bangladesh on reciprocal basis. The Indian side proposed for extension of the protocol routes from Kolkata up to Silchar in Assam. 
  • Both sides have also agreed for development of Jogighopa as a hub-trans-shipment terminal for movement of cargo to Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Bhutan and notifying the Munsiganj river terminal by the Bangladesh Customs for routing third-party exim cargo through the Kolkata Port.
  • Discussions were also held to make the Nakugaon Land Port in Bangladesh and Dalu ICP (India) operational and to connect Gelephu (Bhutan) as a tripartite cross-border route.


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