28.02.18 (GPSC) Gujrat Current Affairs

GUJARAT Aga Khan initiative harvests water in parched villages   In Surendranagar district, there are at least 60,000-odd odd families which may not bear the brunt of the acute water crisis. This is because of the roof rainwater harvesting systems installed in the villages by the Aga KhanRural Support Programme (AKRSP). Villagers have enough water to take care … Read more

27.02.18 (GPSC) Gujrat Current Affairs

GUJARAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi Flags Off ‘Run For New India’ Marathon In Surat   Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the ‘Run for New India’ marathonin Surat, Gujarat. The Marathon is aimed at creating awareness about social causes and call upon all to resolve to build a New India. The Marathon is divided into 4 … Read more

25-26.02.18 (GPSC) Gujrat Current Affairs

GUJARAT Over 1 lakh malnourished children in Gujarat: Govt   The state government has admitted that Gujarat has 1.11 lakh malnourished children. Of those children, 19,980 are severely malnourished. The socio-economic review 2017-18, however, states that children up to five years of age were screened and 29,442 were identified as severely acute malnourished (SAM) and 1,89,841 were identified as moderate … Read more

24.02.18 (GPSC) Gujrat Current Affairs

GUJARAT Govt ties up with Amul to help fruit, vegetable farmers   To address the crisis in agrarian sector the state government has initiated a tie-up with Amul for creating a strong cooperative network of vegetable and fruit growersunder ‘Operation Green Gujarat.’ The government intends to utilize Amul’s experience and ability in coordinating milk farmers and distributing milk products in helping other … Read more

23.02.18 (GPSC) Gujrat Current Affairs

GUJARAT Gujarat drafting seaplane tourism policy   The Gujarat government has hit the drawing board to draft a policy promoting seaplane tourism in the state. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had caused a buzz about seaplanes when he used one to fly from the Sabarmati river in Ahmedabad to Dharoi dam near Ambaji in December 2017, on the last day of campaigning … Read more

22.02.18 (GPSC) Gujrat Current Affairs

GUJARAT Gujarat borrowed Rs 40,980cr from market between 2015 and 2017   The state government between 2015 and 2017 borrowed Rs 40,980 crore from the market. Loans have been taken for periods ranging from 2 to 15 years. The Gujarat government borrowed Rs 16,260 crore in 2015-16 and Rs 24,720 crore in 2016-17.   To another question, the government … Read more

21.02.18 (GPSC) Gujrat Current Affairs

GUJARAT Rs 257 crore aquatic park soon at Science City   Soon the people of Gujarat will be able to watch live sharks from inside glass tunnel, watch penguins, otters, jelly fish, octopus, stingray, cayman, hammerhead sharks and a number of sea, river and other aquatic species in simulated natural habitats at the upcoming aquatic life science park in Science City. … Read more

20.02.18 (GPSC) Gujrat Current Affairs

GUJARAT Gujarati language to be made compulsory in all schools   The Gujarat government has plans to make Gujarati language compulsory up to class eight from the academic year 2018, in schools affiliated with different boards in the state including Central Board of Secondary Education. This was hinted by chief minister Vijay Rupani when speaking at a daylong ‘Chintan Shibir’ … Read more

18.02.18 (GPSC) Gujrat Current Affairs

GUJARAT Rs 509 crore grant so far for six smart cities in Gujarat   Gujarat has received a total Rs 509 crore for development of six smart cities in the state, according to data released by the Union urban development department. Under the smart city mission, various cities across the country, including those in Gujarat … Read more

17.02.18 (GPSC) Gujrat Current Affairs

GUJARAT Infant mortality rate in Gujarat now 30   The infant mortality rate (IMR) in the state has moved downwards. The Sample Registration System2016 found the infant mortalityto be 30. This number was 33 in 2015.   The infant mortality rate was 41 in 2011 and has dropped to 30 in 2016. According to data released by the Office of … Read more