Monday, 10 December 2018

8, 9, 10 December 2018 | Daily Assam current affairs for APSC




  • Dimchrang Winter festival will begin on 19th December  Ampati , Meghalaya. The festival aims to promote local art and culture of the region 
  • Indian Wild Orange ( Citrus indica)which is believed to be the progenitor of all citrus species in the world is endemic to the Northeastern states and is also widely distributed in the forests of Tamenglong district of Manipur bordering Nagaland and Assam 
  • Professor Nilima Bhagawati has been elected as an executive member and representative of Asia of the executive body of the Commonwealth Council for Education Administration and Management. Prof Nilima Bhagawati is an Educationist and retired teacher of Gauhati University
  • India successfully test fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni-V off the Odisha coast
  • Showing an increase of 15.7 per cent over the last year, the gross direct tax collections till November stood at Rs 6.75 lakh crore
  • The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) would pay rich tributes to the martyrs of the Assam Movement on December 10
  • Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Sunday inaugurated the newly created Shi Yomi district – the 23rd district in the State – bordering China 
  • A critically endangered migratory bird – the yellow-breasted bunting (Emberiza aureola) that feeds on grains – was sighted for the first time after 92 years in Manipur last month
  • Olympic bronze medallists Germany defeated Malaysia 5-3 in a keenly-contested match to maintain their all-win record and seal a direct quarterfinal spot by topping Pool D at the men’s hockey World Cup
  • My Random Stuff:
  • China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS) said it has closed 1,100 social media accounts and 31 websites suspected of engaging in trolling activities or posting messages for extortion since the start of this year.
  • Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday commissioned the Kannur International Airport Ltd (KIAL).
  • Bollywood star Salman Khan won the best entertainment host/presenter for "Bigg Boss", and Anurag Kashyap won best direction (fiction) for season one of Netflix's original series "Sacred Games" at the inaugural Asian Academy Creative
  • Goa's Prathamesh Maulingkar has become the first Indian to win the title of Mister Supranational.
  • India is expected to receive a total remittance of $80 billion in 2018, said the latest edition of the World Bank's Migration and Development Brief. 
  • Governor Mukhi inaugurates Manuscript Conservation Centre
  • The toll-free Sarathi-104 Health Information Helpline has since its inception eight years back, been able to render service calls to more than 47 lakh people of the State.
  • The much-awaited 15th State-level Orange Festival was inaugurated today to promote tourism on the one hand and provide an opportunity to orange farmers to display their produce before potential buyers at Tamenglong, 150 km west of Imphal
  • An impressive India thrashed Canada 5-1 to top Pool C and seal a direct berth in the quarterfinals of the men’s hockey World Cup in front of a capacity crowd at the Kalinga Stadium
  • Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu, along with his Assam counterpart Sarbananda Sonowal, will unveil the statue of legendary musician Dr Bhupen Hazarika at Bolung village in Lower Dibang Valley district of Arunachal. The statue will be called 'Statue of Brotherhood'
  • The Skoch Group has conferred the prestigious ‘Skoch Gold Award’ under OIL and Gas sector to the Assam Petro-Chemicals Limited for setting up India’s first Green and Clean Fuel Pilot Project of Methanol Cooking Stove.Assam Petro-Chemicals Limited, a State Government undertaking located at Namrup is a pioneer petrochemicals industry of the entire north-eastern region.
  •  The Patent Office of the Government of India has granted a patent (patent no. 303359) to Professor MC Kalita, former head of the department of biotechnology, Gauhati University, and Dr Gargi Chakravarty, former research scholar of the department of biotechnology, Gauhati University, who is presently working as an assistant professor of the department of botany, DK College, Mirza. The patent granted for an innovation for microbial management of a disease of brinjal is expected to boost brinjal production in the State and bring revenue to brinjal growers by reducing pre harvest loss.
  • India completed the 2018 Asia Road Racing Championship 2018 (ARRC) on a positive note with the Idemitsu Honda Racing India team racers earning crucial points and ending the season with a promise of giving a tougher fight in the upcoming 2019 season.

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