Nagaland Current Affairs Digest – July 2021
28 July 2021: King Chilli ‘Raja Mircha’ from Nagaland exported to London for the first time
A consignment of ‘Raja Mircha’ also referred as ‘King Chilli’ from Nagaland was exported to London today via Guwahati by air for the first time. APEDA in collaboration with the Nagaland State Agricultural Marketing Board (NSAMB), coordinated the export. The consignment was sourced from Tening, part of Peren district, Nagaland and was packed at APEDA assisted packhouse at Guwahati.
Naga Chilli or bhut jolokia has been Conferred with the Geographical Indication (GI) status by the Government of India in 2008 by the name ‘Naga Mircha‘ with GI Number 99.
The chilli from Nagaland is also referred as Bhoot Jolokia and Ghost pepper. Naga king chilli has been considered as one of the world’s hottest chillies and is constantly on the top five hottest chilies in the world based on Scoville Heat Units (SHUs). Nagaland King Chilli belongs to genus Capsicum of family Solanaceae.
‘Raja Mircha’ also referred as king chilli, a GI product from Nagaland was exported to London via Guwahati by air for the first time. The consignment was sourced from Tening, part of Peren district, Nagaland and was packed at APEDA assisted packhouse at Guwahati. pic.twitter.com/zr1XuqgYcY
— PIB in Nagaland (@PIBKohima) July 28, 2021
28 July 2021: Kohima Smart City wins spot among Top 11 Cycling Cities in Cycles4Change Challenge
Kohima Smart City among 11 top Cycling Pioneer Cities in ‘Cycles4Change’ Challenge Stage 1.
The Top 11 Stage 1 winning cities was announced by Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs through a virtual event held on 28 July 2021 in New Delhi. The top 11 awardees under the India Cycles4change Stage-1 cities are:
Bengaluru in Karnataka, Bhubaneswar in Odisha, Chandigarh in Punjab and Haryana, Kohima in Nagaland, Nagpur in Maharashtra, New Town Kolkata in West Bengal, Pimpri Chinchwad in Maharashtra, Rajkot in Gujarat, Surat in Gujarat, Vadodara in Gujarat and Warangal in Telangana.
All these cities will receive an award of Rs 1 crore each to scale up their cycling events in their respective cities.
The Government of India awarded 11 cities with the prestigious title of being India’s Top 11 Cycling Pioneers. #Kohima is one of the selected cities and will receive an award of ₹ 1crore.@Neiphiu_Rio@CmoNagaland @MoHUA_India@HimatoZ pic.twitter.com/qojyhfoGPE
— MyGov Nagaland (@MyGovNagaland) July 28, 2021
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31 July 2021: Yimchunger Naga tribe name changed to Yimkhiung
Nagaland State Cabinet approved the change in nomenclature of Yimchunger Naga tribe to ‘Yimkhiung‘ on 31 July 2021 in an official notification.