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68th Plenary Session of NEC

Current context: Union Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurated the 68th plenary session of the North Eastern Council (NEC) in Guwahati on 8th September 2019.
68th Plenary Session of NEC 
  • He is the chairman of the North Eastern Council (NEC) and the meeting constituted the Governors, the Chief Ministers and officials of eight north-eastern States.
  • In the meeting, he has assured that the Government would never touch Article 371 of the constitution, which grants special provisions to the northeast region.
  • Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma proposed the 8-laning of Guwahati- Shillong- Dawki-Sylhet-Chittagong Highway.
  • Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal suggested the council to start hosting a festival in each country of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to promote the northeastern states of India as "hub of opportunities".
  • The North Eastern Council is the nodal agency for the economic and social development of the region which consists of Sikkim, Tripura, Manipur, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Mizoram and, Nagaland.


Q.1 The 68th plenary session of the North Eastern Council (NEC) 2019 was held at?
a. Tripura
b. Guwahati
c. Imphal
d. Shillong
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