31.08.19 Gujarat [GPSC] Current Affairs

GUJARAT Gujarat government to honour 30,873 talented kids   This Teachers’ Day, on September 5, the Gujarat government will launch a new initiative called Pratibhashali Vidyarthi Puraskaar. Under it, 30,873 students of government-run schools will be awarded for their academic performance. Students of Classes 6, 7, and 8 will be presented with badges of honour for scoring … Read more

30.08.19 Gujarat [GPSC] Current Affairs

GUJARAT Somnath to be declared ‘Swachh Iconic Place’   SomnathYatradham, run by the Gujarat Pavitra Yatradham Vikas Board, will be declared as a `Swachh Iconic Place’ for getting the central government award for the cleanest pilgrimage.   The ‘Swachh Iconic Place’(SIP) project has been launched by the Union government to promote cleanliness and Somnath Yatradham will now be … Read more

29.08.19 Gujarat [GPSC] Current Affairs

GUJARAT ·         MHA Shah flags off India’s first battery-operated bus in Ahmedabad   ð  The main aim is to curb pollution and make India a better place. Union Minister Amit Shah flagged off battery-operated eco-friendly buses in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad while inaugurating the country’s first automated battery charging and swapping station for e-buses there.   ð  He participated … Read more

28.08.19 Gujarat [GPSC] Current Affairs

GUJARAT Ahmedabad-Mumbai Central Tejas Express and the Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express to be run by IRCTC   Indian Railways’ ticketing and catering armIRCTC come up with a new scheme for passengers. Tejas Express – IRCTC bagged the rights to run the train is late by more than an hour then passengers eligible for compensation. IRCTC is planning to start the … Read more

27.08.19 Gujarat [GPSC] Current Affairs

GUJARAT Wool production in Gujarat goes down   From being among the top three wool producing states in the country two decades ago, Gujarat now has the dubious distinction of zero wool production. While the onslaught of synthetic wool has hit the industry hard, government apathy has hastened the downward slide of this sector in Gujarat. The Gujarat Sheep … Read more

24.08.19 Gujarat [GPSC] Current Affairs

GUJARAT Gujarat: Stanford roped in to reduce maternal, infant mortality   In 2016, Gujarat had a maternal mortality rate (MMR) of 91 and an infant mortality rate (IMR) of 3,000 per one lakh live births according to NITI Aayog data. While the state has improved upon its previous scores, it still ranks among the worst 15 states in the country … Read more

25-26.08.19 Gujarat [GPSC] Current Affairs

GUJARAT ·         Gujarat’s urban sex ratio falls into country’s lower ranks ð  The sample registration system, 2017, figures released recently reveal that the sex ratio at birth in Gujarat has improved by seven points, but rural areas have continued to record a decline.   ð  The sex ratio at birth in the 2015-17 period in rural areas … Read more

23.08.19 Gujarat [GPSC] Current Affairs

GUJARAT Gujarat to plug into electric revolution with 1 lakh vehicles   Powered by the Centre’s cue, Gujarat is expected to charge up its clean-energy push. The state government plans to come out with a policy soon announcing huge incentives for using electric vehicles. The move aims to have one lakh electric vehicles on road by 2022.   It is … Read more

22.08.19 Gujarat [GPSC] Current Affairs

GUJARAT Sembcorp commissions 200 MW wind power project in Bhuj, sees rise in profitability   The Indian arm of Singapore-based Sembcorp Industries said it has commissioned 200 megawatt of wind power project at Bhuj in Gujarat, taking its total generating capacity to 450 MW to become the largest producer of electricity from SECI wind auction in the country. … Read more

21.08.19 Gujarat [GPSC] Current Affairs

GUJARAT In Gujarat, minorities have higher sex ratios   The sex ratios in religious minorities in Gujarat are higher than that of Hindus. In Gujarat, the number of women per 1,000 men is 979 among Christians, 966 in Jains and 944 in Muslims. This figure for Hindus is 916 women per 1,000 men. Among religious minorities in … Read more