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Mountaineer Taka Tamut receives Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award

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ARUNACHAL PRADESH: At an event in New Delhi on Monday, Arunachal climber Taka Tamut, received the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award, 2019 for land adventure (mountaineering) presented by Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Thakur.

Taka Tamut’s Brave Accomplisment

Tamut, who hails from Jomlo Mongku village in Siang district, was recognised for ascending Mount Everest without the assistance of Sherpas.

During last year’s event when the sports awards ceremony was held virtually because of the Covid-19 outbreak, the winners of the National Sports Awards were unable to collect their trophies and accolades given the prevailing circumstances then.

Tamut ascended Mt Stok Kangri (6,153 meters) in 2016, Mt Mera Peak (6,300 meters) in 2017, and Mt Lhotse (8,516 meters) in the same year before reaching the summit of Mt Everest.

Taka Tamut

He also assisted in the search for the crew of the An-32 plane that crashed on June 3, 2019.

The Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award, which was established in 1993-94, is thought to be on par with the Arjuna Award in terms of prestige. It is the ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports’ highest honour in adventure sports.

ASSAM: Fake news spread using CM Himanta Biswa Sarma’s name; seeks Police aid

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has asked Assam Police to report a First Information Report (FIR) for the spread of fake news purportedly issued via his Twitter account.

Sarma wrote, “A FAKE tweet bearing my name is circulating saying that since cases of COVID19 has gone up and schools & colleges are being closed down from Nov 20. This is WRONG & should not be heeded to. Stay off misinformation and fake news! I am advising assampolice to take note and act.”

Taka Tamut

The message that was declared “FAKE” by the CM read, “AS per covid-19 cases are increasing in Assam very fast. On 31st October it crossed 300+ positive cases. So the Education department and the government decided to close schools and the colleges from 20th November.”

The Police of Guwahati, replying to the tweet said that the case is being taken up by the city’s Crime Branch. The screenshot of the tweet was widely circulated on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.

MANIPUR: CM N. Biren Singh Launches ‘Go To Village 2.0’ Campaign

On Wednesday, the Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh launched ‘Go to Village 2.0’ at Thoubal district.

As per a report by Northeast Today, the government scheme will focus on extending the essential public service benefits and delivering all aids to the doorsteps of residents.

“With service delivery at the doorsteps as key agenda, I’m glad to have launched the Go to Village 2.0 at Thoubal District today. Under Go to Village 2.0, public service delivery camps will be organized in all the 16 districts and 4.51 Lakh households will be touched in 50 days,” he said in his tweet.

MEGHALAYA: West Garo Hills DC issues order citing Diwali restrictions

West Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner, Ram Singh issued an order restricting the sale of firecrackers in the district prior to the Diwali celebrations.

The ban, which went into effect from Wednesday, November 3, outlawed the sale, purchase, and procurement of foreign-made firecrackers, as well as the usage of linked firecrackers (series crackers or laris). It was implemented because they produce widespread air, noise, and solid waste pollution.

The order that was passed restricts the use of firecrackers that produce noise levels greater than 125dB (A) or 145dB (C) pk at a distance of 4 metres from the point of bursting, the bursting of crackers within 100 metres of hospitals, nursing homes, primary and district health care centres, educational institutions, courts, religious places, or any other areas declared as silent zones by the concerned authorities.

The order permits cracker-bursting strictly to the hours of 8:30 pm to 10 pm with only licenced traders with the permit to sell crackers.

MIZORAM: Minister of Textiles meets with Mizoram Youth Body Chief to advocate establishment of handloom park

On November 2, Mizoram Youth Commission (MYC) Chairman and MLA Dr Vanlaltanpuia visited Minister of Textile Piyush Goyal in his chamber.

The meeting discussed reopening Handloom Park, which had been halted owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Vanlaltanpuia has asked the Union Minister to restart the project in question.

In response, Goyal briefed the delegates about a few editions undertaken by the scheme, which resulted in the project’s delay. The Textile Ministry also instructed the delegates to prepare a fresh Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the project in question.

NAGALAND: Researchers Discovers “Parasitic Wasp” From Phek District

On Wednesday, the various teams of researchers from Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment, Plant Health Diagnostic National Reference Laboratory, and the University of Barcelona have recently discovered a new species of parasitic wasp from Phek district, Nagaland.

Taka Tamut

According to the reports, it has been scientifically named as ‘Lithosaphonecrusnagalandi’. As per a report by Northeast Today, Lithosaphonecrusare belongs to the very diverse gall-inducing hymenopteran family, Cynipidae.

SIKKIM: Health Department launches state-level training for healthcare workers

Dr. Pempa Tshering Bhutia, Secretary of Health & Family Welfare Department, today inaugurated a day-long State Level training for 147 sub-centres, each staff nurse from all the Primary Health Centres (PHCs) and Community Health Centres (CHCs) at STNM auditorium, Sochakgang, on the occasion of the 6th Ayurveda Day.

This event, which is being organised by the Sikkim State AYUSH Society, is themed “Ayurveda for Poshan.” The goal of this programme is to teach MLHPs about Ayurvedic Home Remedies.

It will assist in guiding participants, thereby raising awareness of the importance of preserving food’s nutritional value and disseminating the message throughout communities.

Furthermore, the workshop emphasised the importance of dietary diversity and locally available food resources in improving nutrition among these children, pregnant women, and lactating mothers.

Dr. Bhutia spoke at the event about the role of home remedies and food nutritional values, informing people about the benefits of these practices in rural areas if they can be effectively integrated with allopathic methods.

Meanwhile, Dr. Karma Chaden Bhutia, the State Program Officer, stated that citizens must take a comprehensive approach to prevent and promote their own health.

Participants were also informed about the “Y Break” Yoga protocol smartphone application during the workshop. The mobile application “The Y Break” (or the Yoga Break) was launched by the Ministry of AYUSH in September of this year. It is a unique 5-minute yoga regimen software. “Yoga Break,” a programme designed specifically for working professionals, encourages them to de-stress, recharge, and refocus at work in order to improve their productivity.

TRIPURA: 71 arrests’ made over ‘provocative’ communal social media posts

Days after claiming that bogus news about communal violence in the state was being spread, the Tripura Police have arrested 71 people and filed five criminal cases in connection with allegedly provocative social media remarks.

Police in a tweet notified, “Strict action shall be taken against those persons who are trying to create hatred in the society.”

On October 26, a mosque, residences, and shops in Panisagar, Tripura, were vandalised in separate locations.

As per police reports four people have been arrested in connection with the violence.

“We can only claim that they were locals because we couldn’t expose their identities.” “The situation in the vicinity is normal,” a police officer stated on Wednesday.

No mosques were burned, according to police, and the images of burning mosques shared on social media were not from Tripura.

They urged people to refrain from spreading false information.

The Tripura high court has taken suo moto notice of the violence and has requested a report from the state government by November 10.


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