30-31.12.18 (GPSC) Gujarat Current Affairs

GUJARAT Cotton exports likely to decline to 53 lakh bales in FY19   Lower production coupled with currency fluctuations is likely to dent cotton exports from India. The cotton export is expected to decline by 20-23%, according to industry experts and there is strong possibility that it may hover around 51-53 lakh bales during 2018-19 season that … Read more

29.12.18 (GPSC) Gujarat Current Affairs

GUJARAT Chemists urge regulator to curb   e-pharmacies in Gujarat   Chemists and druggists across Gujarat have urged the state regulator to put a curb on e-pharmacies. The move is part of their suggestion about the proposed draft to allow e-pharmacies to operate in the country.   The Federation of Gujarat State Chemists and Druggists Associations, … Read more

28.12.18 (GPSC) Gujarat Current Affairs

GUJARAT STI policy: Innovators to get up to Rs 50 lakh   With launch of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) policy, the Government of Gujarat announced creation of Rs 50 crore fund. The earlier Minor Project Initiative, where the students and researchers could apply for grants of up to Rs 10 lakh, has been merged with … Read more

27.12.18 (GPSC) Gujarat Current Affairs

GUJARAT Policies, outreach help Gujarat top start-up rating   The flagship policy by the state government to encourage pre-incubation and incubation efforts at colleges and universities, state’s startup incubator – International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology (iCreate) as well as outreach exercises in schools to sensitize students towards solving of societal problems through entrepreneurship are … Read more

26.12.18 (GPSC) Gujarat Current Affairs

GUJARAT CM Vijay Rupani’s Rs 666-crore bonanza for Gujarat   Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani simultaneously dedicated 1,906 projects and laid foundation stone of 3,632 others worth Rs 666 crores at a function in Gandhinagar. He unveiled plaques of 5,179 classrooms, nine polytechnics and 350 anganwadis at the function, telecast live to 1,550 centres, connecting directly to … Read more

25.12.18 (GPSC) Gujarat Current Affairs

GUJARAT Gujarat Technological University to host country’s first pharma hackathon   In a breakthrough initiative, Gujarat Technological University (GTU) is set to host the world’s first pharma hackathon in Ahmedabad. While hackathon events are held globally across the design, engineering and information technology sectors, this is the first time it will be held for the pharma sector. According to university … Read more

23-24.12.18 (GPSC) Gujarat Current Affairs

GUJARAT ·        Five states react positively to land offered at Statue of Unity ð  Of the 29 states in the country, five have shown primary interest in the state government’s offer of land at token rates near the Statue of Unity, inviting all states to set up state bhavans for tourism there. ð  “So far, Uttar … Read more

22.12.18 (GPSC) Gujarat Current Affairs

GUJARAT ·        MSME loans, NPA at record highs in Gujarat   ð  Growth in advances to small businesses in Gujarat is at a record high of 21.36 per cent, according to a recent report of State Level Bankers Committee (SLBC). ð  Moreover, bad loans in Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Gujarat have surpassed … Read more

21.12.18 (GPSC) Gujarat Current Affairs

GUJARAT Gujarat trails in reducing hunger, tops in sanitation   In the latest round of rankings of United Nations – Niti Aayog Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), 2018, Gujarat’s position is among the lowest in the country when it comes to doing enough towards eliminating poverty, hunger and improving gender equality.   But on the positive side in social indices like … Read more

20.12.18 (GPSC) Gujarat Current Affairs

GUJARAT Surat gets 11 new routes under UDAN   Opening the third round of RCS, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has invited proposals to connect Surat with Statue of Unity and other 10 routes, including Baramati, Amby Valley, Ujjain, Lonavala, Mandvi, Kishangarh, Belgaum, Bhavnagar, Amreli and Rajkot.   This is first time that the Centre has … Read more