Monday, 1 October 2018

29th & 30th September 2018 | Daily Assam Current Affairs for APSC

  • UEFA awarded the Euro 2024 football tournament to Germany.
  • Five-time champion MC Mary Kom (48kg) will be the spearhead of a 10-strong Indian team named on Friday for the AIBA women’s world boxing championships, scheduled to be held here from November 15 to 24. Olympic bronze-medallist Mary Kom will be aiming for her sixth gold medal at the event, which is being held in India for the first time since 2006.
  • World Heart Day is celebrated on 29th September 2018. The theme for World Heart Day was ‘My Heart, Your Heart’. According to a study published in The Lancet Global Health, heart ailments caused more than 2.1 million deaths in India in 2015 at all ages. At ages 30-69 years, of 1.3 million cardiovascular deaths, 0.9 million (68.4 per cent) were caused by coronary heart disease and 0.4 million (28 per cent) by stroke.
  • Ace Satriya dance exponent and instructor of classical dances like Kathak and other folk dances, as well as State award-winning teacher from Laluk Vanlalbuana was feted by All Assam Students’ Union at the Swahid Bhavan at Laluk

e-Niyantron App (application) for controlling the speed limit of vehicles plying on National Highway-37 

Inaugurate by : The Deputy Commissioner of Golaghat district Gaurav Bothra formally launched an e-Niyantron App (application) for controlling the speed limit of vehicles plying on National Highway-37 adjacent to Kaziranga National Park at Bokakhat.
Objective of the app: To control the speed of vehicles plying on NH-37 especially during the flood season as most wild animals, including rhinos, deer and elephants prefer to cross towards the southern side of NH-37 and move to the foothills of Karbi Anglong for shelter. But at times the fleeing animals are hit and killed by speeding vehicles.
How will the app work? Forest staff deployed at one end of the highway would insert the registration number of the vehicle once it enters the corridor zone and this registration number would then automatically be reflected in the mobile app (e-Niyantron) of another forest staff guarding another location adjacent to Kaziranga National Park. If the vehicle reaches the other end before the prescribed speed limit, then penalty can be imposed on the the vehicle which violates the rule.

Rise of Child Marriage in Assam

  • The number of cases of child marriage in the State touched 317 in 2017-18 as against 96 cases in 2016-17 and 32 cases in 2015-16.
  • Altogether, there were 445 cases of child marriage reported in Assam between 2015-16 and 2017-18. This was stated in a written reply to the Legislative Assembly on Friday by Minister for Social Welfare Pramila Rani Brahma.
  • Among all the districts, Kamrup reported the highest number of child marriage cases during past three years. There were 80 cases in Kamrup district. It was followed by 44 cases in Barpeta and 40 in Dibrugarh. There were 24 cases of child marriage in Kamrup (Metro) district, which includes Guwahati city.


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