Sunday, 28 October 2018

27th, 28th, 29th October 2018 | Daily Assam Current Affiars for APSC

  • Social activist Birubala Rabha, known for her relentless battle against the evil practice of witch-hunting, was on Saturday awarded the Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF) prize for women’s creativity in rural life for the year 2018.
  • Manipur will be conferred the best Commendable Initiative Award for the Revival of Manipur State Transport. The State would receive the award on November 4 next at a function in Maharashtra.
  • The British Council and Arunachal Pradesh Government Sunday inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to strengthen educational and cultural cooperation between the State and the United Kingdom. 
  • Prof Dr. Subhash Khanna, a senior surgeon from Assam and the North East, has been conferred with the Dr BC Roy Award under the category of ‘Eminent Medical Teacher
  • Academician and engineer Prof NK Choudhury would be presented the Abhiyanta Siromoni title and Rajmohan Nath Award by the Pratnatatwik Rajmohan Nath Smriti Raksha Samiti at a function to be held on October 31 at the Assam Engineering Institute
  • The Union government has approved setting up of the Namrup IV project at the Brahmaputra Valley Fertilizer Corporation Limited (BVFCL) site, around 49 km from Dibrugarh
  • The current four-slab GST rate structure is likely to be reduced to three as the process of rationalising India's new indirect tax regime proceeds further, the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC) Chairman Bibek Debroy said.
  • Er Latsam Khimun of Arunachal Pradesh and Ramkui Jeme from Assam were conferred Honoris Causa (honorary doctorate degree) by Nitte University, Mangaluru in recognition of their unstinted and tireless efforts over a long period of time in the field of social works in the North East.
  • Dispur has signed an MoU with the United Bank of India (UBI) on Thursday to extend the benefit of ‘Apon Ghar’, a State government scheme, to provide subsidised housing loans to its employees maintaining their salary accounts with the bank
  • The process of land acquisition to construct roads to facilitate the free flow of traffic on India’s longest bridge, to be built over the mighty Brahmaputra connecting Dhubri in Assam and Phulbari in Meghalaya has started in full swing. This 20-km-long bridge that will reduce a 203-km-long road distance to a mere 19.3 km, will be a four-lane bridge and is estimated to be completed by 2026-27. To maintain free flow of traffic on this bridge and to utilise it to the maximum, the Ministry of Highways has taken up two different approach roads– the National Highway 127B and to develop the existing Dhubri-Kochugaon road. The bridge is estimated to cost more than Rs 4000 crore. It may be mentioned that the Japanese funding agency, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has approved a loan for the construction of this bridge and the National Highways and Industrial Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) is looking after the entire work.


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