Habitat for Humanity India and KOICA (Korea International Cooperation Agent), a South Korean government organisation for official development assistance, distributed emergency shelter kits and housing materials to residents of Chirang district in Assam who were affected by the 2016 floods. More than 2000 beneficiaries, directly affected by floods in mid 2016 in the Aie river gained access to simple, affordable, and disaster resilient homes
To those uninitiated, Guwahati, the largest city in Northeast India has carried the mantle of quizzing capital of the Northeast from the 60s. Sadda Adda was a two day open to all Hub quiz festival at the premises of the historic Cotton College in the academic heart of Guwahati. With trophies, T-shirts, books and magazines for prizes and Red Bull gratis, the event saw a hefty turnout considering exam time and a raucous holiday
US Ambassador to India, Richard Verma highlighted the challenges and potential for connectivity in the Northeast region at the Indo-Asia Connectivity for Shared Prosperity Conference held in Kolkata. Verma added that the Indian government’s initiative of improving connectivity in the region by a series of projects related to energy, hydropower, and transportation in Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Bhutan is appreciable.