Thursday, 8 November 2018

8th NOVEMBER 2018 | Daily Assam current affairs for APSC

  • The United States has exempted India from imposition of certain sanctions for the development of the strategically-located Chabahar Port in Iran, along with the construction of the railway line connecting it with Afghanistan
  • The School of Livelihood & Rural Development (SLRD) has ramped its activities with the acquisition of the largest apparel and garment manufacturing unit in Meghalaya. Located at Hatisil near Ampatiin South West Garo Hills and covering an area of 45,000 sq ft, the unit was originally set up at a cost of Rs 14.26 crore by Union Ministry of Textiles. The unit was set up under the North East Region Textiles Promotion Scheme (NERTPS), an umbrella scheme for the development of various segments of textiles, i.e. silk, handlooms, handicrafts and apparels and garments.
  • Assam is losing 8000 hectares of agricultural land every year to erosion by the Brahmaputra and other rivers and till now 8.27 lakh hectares of land has been eroded by several rivers. This was disclosed by the Minister of Water Resources Keshab Mahanta.
  • The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) said it had begun moves to disband the country’s governing body for gymnastics in the aftermath of the sport’s devastating sexual abuse scandal
  • Hriday Hazarika and Elavenil Valarivan of India won gold medal in the 10 metre air rifle junior mix event at the 11th Asian Airgun Championship held in Kuwait. They have created new world record by scoring 502.1 beating the earlier record of Elavenil Valarivan and Divansh of India. Arjun Babuta and Mehuli Ghosh of India won bronze.
  • R Chandranathan has been appointed as the new DGP of Meghalaya. Chandranathan, an IPS officer of the 1986 batch, is currently the Special Director General of Railways, Assam.
  • The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has announced an investment of Rs 759 crore for a sustainable forest development project in Tripura. The aim of the project is to improve forest quality in the targeted catchment area by imbibing sustainable forest management practices, thereby contributing to the development of the forest ecosystem services and livelihood improvement of forest-dependent communities in the State.


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