Assam Current Affairs- January 8, 2023

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Assam Current Affairs- January 8, 2023

  1. Assam state has had a significantly faster growth in its Muslim population over the past 20 years than the rest of the nation as a whole. In Assam, the population was reported to be 30.9% Muslim in the 2001 census. In the 2011 census, the percentage rose to 34.2%.

2-There are 126 assembly seats in Assam as a whole.

3-After finding weapons and ammunition inside Hitesh Basumatary’s home in the Kokrajhar district, the Assam Police detained Basumatary and two other people, the police said on Saturday.

Hitesh Basumatary

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4-On Friday, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma visited Sainik School Goalpara and inaugurated a 350-seat amphitheatre on the school’s grounds in addition to assessing the school’s infrastructure and other needs.

Himanta Biswa Sarma

5-Officials said on Friday that Deepor Beel, the sole Ramsar site in Assam, recorded almost 26,000 birds of 97 species during a recent bird count as opposed to 10,289 birds of 66 species recorded in 2021.

6-Pradyut Bordoloi, an Assamese member of Lok Sabha, has requested the federal government to establish a medical examination and visa stamping facility in Guwahati. He claimed that those from the northeast who want to travel overseas would benefit from this action.

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7- A female According to the police and a member of the woman’s family, Wahida Begum and her young boy, who were reported missing from Assam’s Nagaon district in November of last year, are currently being held in a jail in Pakistan for allegedly entering that country without the proper papers.

8-The Assam government informed the Gauhati High Court that officials who are suspected of destroying the homes of those who took part in setting a police station on fire in the Batadrava neighbourhood of the Nagaon district of Assam will face consequences.

9-Assam’s highest civilian honour, the “Asom Baibhav,” will be given to Tapan Saikia this year, the state’s chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced on Wednesday. Saikia is a doctor by training.

Tapan Saikia

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10-Director of cancer sciences at Mumbai’s Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre is Saikia at the moment.

  • He is one of the supporters of the Deepsikha Foundation, an organisation that organises cancer awareness programmes in the northeast, and he is from Naharkatia in the Dibrugarh area.

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