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Thursday, 26-April-2018

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INDIAN SCIENCE CONGRESS TAKES PLACE

3 weeks ago
Imphal, capital of Manipur hosted the annual session of the Indian Science Congress for the first time. Prime Minister Narendra Modi formally inaugurated the 105th session of the congress on March 16 2018. Manipur University hosted the science congress. The focal theme for 2018 Science Congress was “Reaching the Unreached through Science and Technology”. This year the focus was on translational science for promoting affordable sustainable innovation. During the five-day program the focus was on various scientific disciplines and how they can connect with the society. Nobel laureates, Field Medal winners...
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DEEPOR BEEL – CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION

3 weeks ago
The government has firmed up plans for the conservation of Deepor Beel in Assam near the capital Guwahati under the Guwahati Smart City Mission. According to media reports, the Kamrup (Metro) district will soon submit project of Rs 250 crores for the restoration and conservation of the lake which is also included in the Ramsar Site.   The project will involve improving the water quality of the lake by installing a Sewage Treatment Plant (STP), conservation of the ecological biodiversity by proper wetland demarcation, maintaining the flood attenuation capacity of the site and schemes to attract tourists.  ...
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KAZIRANGA – AMONG 10 ICONIC PLACES

3 weeks ago
Kaziranga National Park has been included among the ten iconic places in the country by the government.  The decision to identify ten spots in the country by the union ministry of tourism has also been approved by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, media reports said.   The selection of Kaziranga in the list assumes importance since the park had been in the news for rhino poaching for the past several years.   The Centre’s decision is expected to offer greater publicity to the park and attract more tourists.   Kaziranga National Park is a UNESCO world heritage site and is among the two s...
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ASSAM DECLARES UNIQUE INDUSTRIAL CORRIDOR

6 weeks ago
Assam government has declared industrial zones in the state to facilitate easy transfer of land for industry setup. The government has declared a 160 sq km industrial corridor to help establish firms without land conversion issues and promote ease of doing business. “Assam has given wings to the vision of transforming into a new land of growth and as the gateway to the ASEAN countries and the entire North East and Bangladesh. The State of Assam has a unique advantage of being at a strategic geographic location with a strong connectivity network, making it an ideal destination for doing business with the ASEAN countr...
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RHINO DAY

6 weeks ago
In a bid to keep the world famous one-horned rhinoceros of Assam the global spotlight, Assam Government will commemorate 22 September as ‘Rhino Day’. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal while mooting the idea at the 10th meeting of State Board for Wild Life maintained that a day exclusively dedicated to the approximately 2500 rhino population in the state will be a tribute to the rhinoceros which are the ‘pride of Assam’. He also said that a State Rhino Project in line with National Rhino Project will also be launched in the state for the protection and conservation of rhinos. He also as...
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FLOATING LAB TO TEST WATERS

6 weeks ago
Perhaps the first of its kind in India, a floating research laboratory (FRL) has been launched at Manipur’s Loktak Lake to monitor the quality of the water of the largest freshwater lake in the Northeast. The floating laboratory is an initiative of the Takley based Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD). The laboratory will test the quality of water four times a year, covering all the four seasons at 15 different spots in the lake. The IBSD procured a boat and equipments for monitoring the purity of the lake water. Five scientists are engaged at the laboratory test. Launching the ...
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TACKLING GUWAHATI’S E-WASTE

6 weeks ago
Two organizations - Rongjeng Technologies along with Karo Sambhav – have launched an initiative in Guwahati to channelise the proper collection of e-waste and recycling it, without leaving any harmful impact on the environment. An e-waste helpline 9706542016 was also launched for the benefit of public and bulk consumers who can approach the organisation and get their e-waste collected from their doorsteps. Considering the saleability of the electronic waste like a defunct monitor, old mobile phones etc, a rate chart has been prepared for different items. Starting with a network of waste pickers in different p...
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WORLD BANK TO DRAFT FIVE YEAR PLAN TO TACKLE FLOOD AND EROSION

7 weeks ago
Guwahati: The World Bank would draft a five year plan for a holistic approach to tackle the flood & erosion problem of Assam including measures for constructive use of the excess water generated by the river during monsoon. A nine member World Bank delegation led by its Country Head Junaid Kamal Ahmed informed this to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal during a discussion here. Taking part in the discussion, Chief Minister Sonowal appraised the delegation about the significant role Brahmaputra played during pre independence period in the growth of trade & commerce in the region. ...
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MANIPUR TO GET HEALTH CITY

7 weeks ago
Imphal: Shija Hospitals and Research Institute Pvt. Ltd. and Sun and Sands Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. singed a historic MOU for the development of ‘Shija HealthCity’ in Manipur. The historic agreement was signed in the presence of Chief Minister N. Biren Singh which was held at Chief Minister’s Secretariat today. Shija HealthCity Manipur is a 200 acres mega project with an estimated project cost of about Rs.3,500 crores. The objective of the project is to bring an inclusive growth based on the healthcare and education. Major features of the Shija HealthCity Manipur are 2300 bedded hospitals, Medical College up to 250 stude...
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MANIPUR SCHOOL GETS AN APP TO INVOLVE GUARDIANS IN CHILD’S EDUCATION

10 weeks ago
A school in Manipur has launched an app that aims at improving the communication gap between parents and teachers in the functioning of the institution. This is a first of its kind initiative in Manipur. The app has been named after the school itself – Green Tree Academy and is available at playstore.The school is located at Makhan in Kanglatongbi. The android application was created by Xvar Solutions, a firm in Tarung, Imphal. Proprietor and co-creator of Xvar Solutions Gaisin Pamei said this application will allow the parents to track the academic activities and performances of their children. Notice...
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NINE GOVERNMENT HOSPITAL IN ARUNACHAL TO BECOME E-HOSPITALS: PRASAD

11 weeks ago
Itanagar, Feb 3: Prasad said 200 plus hospitals across the country have been turned into e-hospitals and assured central government's full support in making nine hospitals - along the length of Arunachal Pradesh - into e-hospitals. He directed National Informatics Center (NIC) to fast track the procedure and sought active support of the state government. Lauding the Pema Khandu government for its initiativ...
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POP-UPS INTRODUCE ASSAMESE FLAVOURS TO DISTANT CITIES

11 weeks ago
Mumbai, Feb 8: "That's not from Assam!" she would say, not quite convincing them. Until last April. The best response, this 30-year-old Assamese staying in Mumbai realised, was through a plate of food itself. So she decided to throw open her house for a random gathering, or pop-up, where she served a home-cooked Assamese meal, its flavours as authentic as it could get. Needless to say, people loved it, leading Joyee to host four more such pop-ups.