Assam Current Affairs 9th January 2018

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Assam Current Affairs 9th January 2018

Satyakam Phukan’s Legacy of King Narak wins award at  International film fest  

GUWAHATI, Jan 9: City-based general surgeon-cum-documentary filmmaker Dr Satyakam Phukan has won another award at the 12 Month International Film Festival (12MFF).
  • Dr Phukan has been selected for the second best award for his direction of the documentary the Legacy of King Narak at the December 2017 edition of the Festival. The film has been produced under the banner of Dr Phukan’s ‘Ri-Mita Bolsabi’. 

  • Earlier, Dr Phukan’s Garbage Bin Meals had won the second best documentary award for the month of May 2017 in the same festival held at Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and the award for the best documentary in the Omichka International Film Festival held in December 2017, Omsk, Russia.
  • Dr Phukan’s Great Wall of Guwahati had won the third best documentary film award for the month of July in the same  film festival. His Mother’s Gurdwara had won the best direction award at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival, Pune, while its cinematographer Raphael Warjri was also included in that award.  

NCHAC, APGCL sign MoU for hydro electric project  

HAFLONG, Jan 9: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Mukut Kemprai, Principal Secretary (N) and Antara Baruah, Chief General Manager (Hydro & Civil, APGCL) in presence of Debolal Gorlosa, CEM and executive members of NC Hills Autonomous Council, Haflong, Kalyani Baruah, Managing Director, APGCL, R Das, Project Director, APGCL, Utpal Dutta, Officer on Special Duty (OSD), APGCL and others on Monday.

  • The purpose of signing the MoU is to establish a 120 MW Lower Kopili Hydro Electric Project at Longkhu, Dima Hasao. 
  • The total land allotted was 6800bighas, for which Rs 50,000 per bigha per annum will be given to NC Hills Autonomous Council as rent. 
  • It has also been learnt that after completion of the hydroelectric project, 5 per cent of the income from the generated power shall be paid to NC Hills Autonomous Council, Haflong by APGCL. 

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