Nagaland Current Affairs Digest – October 2022
13 October 2022: Nagaland wins Subroto Cup Boys Under-17 title after 42 years
Nagaland wins Subroto Cup Boys Under-17 title after 42 years. Pilgrim Higher Secondary School (PHSS), Dimapur beat Government Model Higher Secondary School (GMHSS), Chandigarh 1-0 at the Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Stadium in New Delhi. The winner received the trophy from chief guest Air Chief Marshal V.R. Chaudhari.
14 October 2022: President Droupadi Murmu flagged off the first direct passenger train service between Nagaland and Meghalaya
- President Droupadi Murmu flagged off the first direct passenger train service between Nagaland and Meghalaya on 14th October 2022. This is the first direct passenger train connecting Nagaland and Meghalaya.
- The North East Frontier Railway (NFR) had extended the services of Guwahati-Lumding-Guwahati Express up to Shokhuvi in Nagaland in one end and up to Mendipathar in Meghalaya on the other.
- Mendipathar is the only railway station in Meghalaya having passenger train operations while Shokhuvi is the 2nd railway station in Nagaland to get train connectivity after a gap of more than 100 years.
- The first direct passenger train connecting Nagaland with Arunachal Pradesh (Donyi Polo Express) was started on August 26, 2022 by NFR.
14 October 2022: Chief Minister’s Health Insurance Scheme (CMHIS) launched in Nagaland by CM
- CMHIS is implemented in convergence with the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY), and the converged scheme will be known as ‘AB PM-JAY CMHIS.’
- The scheme endeavours to mitigate the risk of impoverishment resulting in hospitalisation expenses and promote access to quality health care services and accelerate state’s progress towards universal health coverage. This scheme aims to alleviate financial hardships due to hospitalization expenses and prevent inaccessibility to healthcare on account of inability to afford it.
- Categories under CMHIS: (1) CMHIS (General), and (2) CMHIS Employees and Pensioners (EP)
- CMHIS (General)
- For all indigenous and permanent residents of the state who are not beneficiaries of the Ayushman Bharat or any other public-funded insurance scheme.
- Sum insured for this category = Rs 5 lakh per family per annum on a floater basis, similar to Ayushman Bharat.
- They can avail treatment from hospitals empanelled under Ayushman Bharat across India.
- CMHIS also covers state government employees, pensioners, MLAs, ex-MLAs, and staff of state PSUs and other autonomous organizations, who are eligible for monthly medical allowance or reimbursement along with their dependent family members will be part of the first category. The sum disbursed for this category is Rs 20 lakh per family on a floater basis.
- CMHIS Employees and Pensioners (EP)
- These beneficiaries can avail treatment from hospitals empanelled under the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS).
- The Oriental Insurance Company Ltd is the insurance partner.
14 October 2022: Lulu Nienu wins 9th Nagaland Spelling Bee Championship
- Lulu Nienu from Minister Hill Higher Secondary School, Kohima emerged the champion of the 9th edition of Nagaland Spelling Bee Championship 2022. A student of Class IX, she spelled four words correctly– Thermoluminescence, Oojamaflip, Transhumance and Oubliette in the final rounds to emerge as the title champion. Along with trophy and citation, she received a cash prize of Rs 60,000.
- Salevizo Kuotsu from The Vineyard School, Kohima bagged the 2nd position and received Rs 40,000 along with trophy and citation. A student of Class IX, he spelled Nystagmus, Commissionaire and Portmanteau correctly in the final round to bag the second position.
- Pratyasha Pattnaik from G Rio School, Kohima came 3rd and was awarded with Rs 20,000.
The two day championship was organized by Fountain Club Kohima in collaboration with State Council of Educational Research & Training (SCERT), Nagaland at RCEMPA, Jotsoma under the theme “The Learning Edge.” Other partners of the Spelling Bee Championship included The Morung Express, Ramietech Solutions, Crystal Cables Kohima and Mirrorless Films.
22 October 2022: Nagaland to host ‘Miss Northeast’ beauty pageant in Kohima on Nov 3
Nagaland is going to host the first edition of the ‘Miss Northeast’ beauty pageant in Kohima on November 3. A total of 15 contestants from eight Northeastern states will participate in the contest, according to media reports from Beauty and Aesthetic Society of Nagaland (BASN).
17 October 2022: Demand for Frontier Nagaland – Demand for 20 MLAs to resign
As the demand for Frontier Nagaland grows louder, as per media reports, ENPO will be asking 20 MLAs to resign. On August 26, 2022, the ENPO adopted a resolution of ‘not taking part in any election process of the central and state until and unless a separate state – Frontier Nagaland, is granted by the Government of India, as demanded by the people of Eastern Nagaland under the aegis of ENPO.’
Other resolutions include to abstain from participating in the annual Hornbill Festival at Kisama, Kohima
23 October 2022: Helping Hands opened its Nagaland chapter christened ‘Helping Hands Nagaland’
‘Helping Hands’, a not-for-profit NGO founded by Robin Hibu (IPS) opened its Nagaland chapter and christened it Helping Hands Nagaland at Livingstone Foundation International Dimapur, Nagaland. The Chairman of Livingstone Foundation International Dimapur, Dr. Andrew Ahoto Sema is its new President.
Delhi police special commissioner Robin Hibu is the founder of Helping Hands. He founded with like-minded people to help the distressed people from the Northeast in Delhi. Helping Hands have been instrumental in providing various assistance to North Easterners in NCR.
Some among the many activities of the NGO includes: free dead body transportation, free cremation of poor people at Punjabi Bagh crematorium and free burials at Burari in Delhi, facility for medical concessions in 54 Delhi hospitals, cancer screening and medical camp , NE blood bank in AIIMS Delhi, special voter registration camp, civil services coaching camp, scholarship for orphan girls, artists/commerce scholarship, health camps in border areas of the region, career counseling, crime prevention awareness, marriage counseling, positive awareness campaign, sports scholarship, connectivity outreach, mainstreaming the freedom fighters of the region, award for social works etc.