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Assam Current Affairs 31st December 2017

Assam Current Affairs 31st December 2017First NRC draft list published

GUWAHATI, Dec 31: After years of wait and speculation, the first draft list of the updated National Register of Citizens (NRC) was published at the stroke of Sunday midnight featuring names of 1.9 crore Indian citizens living in Assam.
  • The remaining 1.39 crore cases continue to remain under examination, scrutiny and verification.
  • The part draft NRC was published in the presence of Registrar General of India Sailesh who stated that the final draft in all probabilities would be published within 2018 itself.
  • The process of the NRC update started in December, 2013 and the applications for it were invited in May-June 2015. The last date of submission of applications was August 31, 2015.

Assamese movie to feature in Bangladesh film fest  

GUWAHATI, Dec 31: Assamese movie Xhoixobote Dhemalite (Rainbow Fields) has been selected for the prestigious 11th International Children’s Film Festival in Bangladesh to be held in January. 
  • The film, made by national award winning director Bidyut Kotoky, deals with the trauma of children growing up in the turbulent era of Assam Agitation.
  • The festival is scheduled to be held between January 27 and  February 2 in the competitive panorama of the International Film Competition.

Guwahati to host international meet on wild silk moths  

GUWAHATI, Dec 31: Experts from 13 countries will present some 170 papers and deliberate on the progress made in science and technology, current knowledge in the field and the prevailing global business opportunity for wild silk at the 8th International Conference on Wild Silk Moths to be held in Guwahati from January 22 to 24 next.

The mega event, being organised jointly by the Central Silk Board and the International Society for Wild Silk Moths, Japan, will provide an opportunity to international scientists, universities, faculty and students of various institutions to interact and share developments in the field of research in host plants, silk worms, post-cocoon technology, silk processing, promotion, conservation, biotechnology, etc  

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