Nagaland Current Affairs Digest – December 2019

Nagaland Current Affairs Digest – December 2019

1 December 2019: Annual Hornbill Festival starts

  • Nagaland Government sponsored Hornbill Festival starts from 1 December. The 10 days event will end on 10th December.
  • Hornbill Festival also known as the”festival of festivals” is one of the biggest cultural mega event in the country.

1 December 2019: Hornbill International Rock Contest discountinued from 2019

  • Hornbill International Rock Contest was a part of the annual Hornbill festival of Nagaland for the last 15 years. It has been discontinued from 2019 and was replaced by “The Great Hornbill Rock”.
  • As per the decision, the Advisor of TaFMA, Theja Meru announced that the idea was to make Hornbill Music Festival a full fledged Music Festival, keeping in line with Chief Minister’s vision of all inclusive policy and to give maximum platform and opportunity to local musicians.

09 December 2019: Nagaland Government extends Inner Line Permit (ILP) to Dimapur, Nagaland

  • Nagaland Government extends Inner Line Permit (ILP) to Dimapur, Nagaland.
  • Cut-off date: 21 November 1979
  • Dimapur was the only district that was not under ILP regime unlike the rest of Nagaland, which came into being in 1963.
  • The Inner Line permit was extended by the Governor of Nagaland in exercise of powers conferred under Section 2 of Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation (BEFR).
  • All non-indigenous people who have entered district after 21 November 1979, will have to obtain ILP within 90 days from 9 December 2019.
  • The Non-indigenous persons living in Dimapur prior to 21 November 1979, will have to produce documents to deputy commissioner for exemption.

27 December 2019: Snowfall in four districts of Nagaland

  • Several districts of Nagaland witnessed snowfall in 26-27 December 2019. Reportedly snowfall was reported in Zunheboto, Kiphire, Tuensang, Kohima, Peren and Phek.

Snowfall in Nagaland

30 December 2019: Nagaland Legislative Assembly Speaker Vikho-o Yhoshü passed away

  • Vikho-o Yhoshü ( born: 1 October 1951), Nagaland Legislative Assembly Speaker passed away on 30 December 2019 at a hospital in Mumbai. He was 68.
  • State funeral to be accorded on 1 January 2019 at his official residence.
  • Nagaland Government declares 3 day mourning from 30 December 2019 to 1 January 2020 in respect of the departed soul. National flag to be flown half-mast and no official entertainment during the period.
  • He entered politics in 2008 general election, and elected on NPF ticket to the 11th Nagaland Legislative Assembly from 14th Southern Angami -1 constituency. Reelected in 2013 to the 12th NLA from the same constituency.