1.The DGP of Assam Kuladhar Saikia retired and Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, a 1988 batch IPS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre took over the charge as DGP (in charge) of Assam. Kuladhar Saikia was a 1985 batch IPS officer and a recipient of Sahitya Academy Award. Mr. Saikia took over the charge as DGP of Assam in April 2018.
2. Dr. Bhim Kanta Boruah, an eminent litterateur and educationist, was awarded “Bhimbar Deori Award” by Minister of Cultural Affairs Naba Kumar Doley.
Who was Bhimbar Deori?
Bhimbar Deori was an Indian freedom fighter and a lawyer. He was one of the main architects of the “Khasi Darbar Hall Resolutions” created on 21-23th of March 1945, where the indigenous leaders of different ethnic identities resolved resolutions to restore their independent homelands against occupations.With the efforts of Late Bhimbar Deori, the Indian government accepted the Deori people as scheduled tribe in Indian Constitution.He was the founder General Secretary of Assam Plain Tribal league in 1933.
3. Assam Tribune Group chosen for National Award:
The Assam tribune group has been selected for the K.K. Handique National Award 2019.
Besides this, the K.K. Handique fellowship will be jointly given to Dr. Pradip Chutia, Assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science, Dimoria College and Dr. Amarjyoti Kashyap, President of ENVIROW, an NGO.
4. Assam ranks 6th among number of cyber-crime cases-
As per the latest data released recently for the year 2017, Assam ranks 6th among all the states and UTs of India with regard to the number of cases registered under various cyber-crimes.
Uttar Pradesh tops the list followed by- Maharashtra, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Telengana and Assam.
5. 10 days Hornbill festival, 2019 begins from today at the Naga Heritage Village, Kisama in Kohima.
It is the biggest tourism event of Nagaland.
6. World AIDS day observed across the country with the theme for 2019, “Communities Make the Difference”.
Assam is categorised as low HIV prevalence state with an estimated adult HIV prevalence of 0.06% which is lower than the national average of 0.22%.
As per latest estimation (2017), there are around 21.40 lakh people living with HIV in India and around 0.1354 lakh in Assam.