31.01.20 Gujarat [GPSC] Current Affairs

31-01-2020 Budget Highlights   Expenditure: The government proposes to spend Rs 30,42,230 crore in 2020-21, which is 12.7% higher than the revised estimate of 2019-20.   Receipts: The receipts (other than net borrowings) are expected to increase by 16.3% to Rs 22,45,893 crore, owing to higher estimated revenue from disinvestments.   GDP growth: The government … Read more

30.01.20 Gujarat [GPSC] Current Affairs

NASA’s Spitzer space telescope The Spitzer Space Telescope (SST), formerly the Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF), was an infrared space telescope launched in 2003 and retired on 30 January 2020. Spitzer carries three instruments on board: Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) Infrared Spectrograph (IRS) Multiband Imaging Photometer for Spitzer (MIPS)   Arvind Krishna elected IBM CEO … Read more

29.01.20 Gujarat [GPSC] Current Affairs

Indian Navy launches ‘Operation Vanilla’ Indian Navy launches ‘Operation Vanilla’ to help cyclone-hit Madagascar INS Airavat has been deployed for ‘Operation Vanilla’ The ship is carrying five pallets each of victualing, clothing and naval stores along with three pallets of medicines   India successfully test-fires K-4 missile On January 19, 2020, India successfully test-fired 3,500 … Read more

28.01.20 Gujarat [GPSC] Current Affairs

GUJARAT About 100 students from Gujarat stuck in epidemic-hit China the Gujarat government said 100 students mostly studying medicine from the State are stuck in China Coronavirus, officially described as 2019-nCoV, cases were first reported from Wuhan, the capital of central China’s Hubei province. A few cases have been found in other countries including South … Read more

24.01.20 Gujarat [GPSC] Current Affairs

GUJARAT Gujarat to have website for cadaver organ donation A year after setting up the State Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (SOTTO), Gujarat will now launch a dedicated website for coordination of cadaver organ donation.   The development is in final stage. After deliberations, it was decided that it would be modelled on the NOTTO … Read more

23.01.20 Gujarat [GPSC] Current Affairs

GUJARAT Gujarat: Only 22 marine police stations for 1,600km coast Gujarat may boast of the longest coastline in the country. But when it comes to security infrastructure meant for protecting the coast of about 1,600 kilometres, the state lags behind other coastal states. With just 22 police stations and 30 interceptor boats, each marine police station is tasked … Read more

22.01.20 Gujarat [GPSC] Current Affairs

GUJARAT Healthcare in rural Gujarat second cheapest in India Rural Gujarat pays the least, after Tamil Nadu, for treatment at public hospitals, according to a Union government report ‘Key Indicators of Social Consumption in India: Health’. The report, however, says these rural folk place more faith in small private clinics or private hospitals than in … Read more

21.01.20 Gujarat [GPSC] Current Affairs

GUJARAT Rs 10,000 crore shot for SC, ST welfare schemes in Gujarat While movements and counter-movements have risen over scheduled caste and scheduled tribe reservations, the Gujarat government is set to enact a legislation by which sub-plan expenditure of government funds on scheduled castes (SCs) and scheduled tribes (STs) will have to be based on their their share in the … Read more

19-20.01.20 Gujarat [GPSC] Current Affairs

GUJARAT DRDO on setting up technology centre at Gujarat University The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is exploring the possibility of setting up a center for advanced defence technology at the Gujarat University’s upcoming  Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Centre for Extension and Research and Innovation (CERI). Gujarat Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama was the guest of honor … Read more

18.01.20 Gujarat [GPSC] Current Affairs

GUJARAT S Jaishankar lays foundation stone of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Centre at Kevadia in Gujarat External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar laid the foundation stone of the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Centre for Empowerment and Livelihoods near the Statue of Unity at Kevadia in Gujarat. This will be a state-of-the-art skill Development centre in this tribal area. … Read more