Order of the Supreme Court in the matter of Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay Vs Union of India & Others dated 19/04/2018 regarding appointment of Lokpal/Lokayukta in states of India. Supreme Court directs all the states to expedite the process of appointment of Lokayukta at the earliest and inform the Apex Court of the progress reached on 10/07/2018 by means of a status report.
With the current trend of land use/land cover (LULC) change taking place globally, several parts of northeast India are also showing signs of change in LULC pattern leading to forest loss. This study focusses on the expansion of monoculture rubber plantation (Hevea brasiliensis) in selected sub-watersheds in northeast India, and distributed in parts of north Tripura, Mizoram and a major portion in the Karimganj district of Assam.
The rainfall pattern in North East (NE) India shows a large variation both spatially and temporally5 . Due to this, severe flood occurs frequently in the region. Therefore, it is important to study the variability of pre-monsoon and summer monsoon showers of the region in the geological past. The quantitative palaeomonsoonal record from NE India is poor.