31.03.18 (GPSC) Gujrat Current Affairs

GUJARAT Special ‘Nirbhaya Squad’ to fight crime against women   In a first of its kind initiative in Gujarat, Narmada police introduced ‘Nirbhaya Squad’ in its force to fight the menace of eve-teasing and harassment of women. The police department has appointed eight women constables in the squad. These constables will patrol around schools, colleges and … Read more

30.03.18 (GPSC) Gujrat Current Affairs

GUJARAT Amul brand’s turnover crosses Rs 41,000 crore mark   Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) – the apex marketing body of all the 18 district dairy unions of Gujarat that markets brand Amul – has registered a provisional turnover of Rs 29,220 crore in financial year 2017-18, registering a growth of 8% over the previous year, … Read more

29.03.18 (GPSC) Gujrat Current Affairs

GUJARAT Eco-sensitive zones shrunk by up to 99%   The CAG in its economic sector report stated that the Eco-Sensitive Zone (ESZ) areas have shrunken in the state. The reduction in the areas in the final ESZ notification ranges from 51% to 99% of the draft proposal. The watchdog noted that this was done even though there … Read more

28.03.18 (GPSC) Gujrat Current Affairs

GUJARAT GCCI to train tour guides for Gujarat   At a time when state tourism officials are earnestly promoting tourism in Gujarat through its Khushbu Gujarat Ki campaign, the Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) is preparing to train tourist guides through certified courses. The industry body will soon ink a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with … Read more

27.03.18 (GPSC) Gujrat Current Affairs

GUJARAT Gujarat University bans cellphones at exam centres   Examination Reform Committee of Gujarat University (GU) has taken a decision of putting a blanket ban on carrying cellphones or any other digital device in examination centres. Issuing a circular, GU has stated that not even principals or any other staff deployed at examination centres can use cellphones.   At a recently held … Read more

25-26.03.18 (GPSC) Gujrat Current Affairs

GUJARAT Only 44% tribals given right to cultivation in 10 years   Some 10 years after the implementation of Forest Rights Act-2006, only 44% tribal farmers have got the right to cultivation as of 2017.   The state government has given only cultivation rights — that too on a small portion of land — to tribal farmers. Tribal … Read more

24.03.18 (GPSC) Gujrat Current Affairs

GUJARAT Pulses production in state up by 50%   The production of pulses in Gujarat was around 8 lakh tonnes in 2016-17, registering a growth of 50% over the figure of 2015-16 (5.43 lakh tonnes). The country’s total pulse production was 2.31 crore tonnes in 2016-17, accounting for the growth of 41% over the previous year’s p … Read more

23.03.18 (GPSC) Gujrat Current Affairs

GUJARAT AMRUT: Gujarat got only Rs 231 crore against Rs 2,605 crore plans   Chief minister Vijay Rupani response to starred questions by Congress MLA Amit Chavda and other MLAs told the assembly that against submitted action plans for projects worth Rs 2,605 crore under the Government of India’s Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) in 2015-16 and … Read more

22.03.18 (GPSC) Gujrat Current Affairs

INTERNATIONAL     February 21 – International Mother Language Day   The International Mother Language Day (IMLD) was observed across the world on 21 February to promote awareness of linguistic, multilingualism and cultural diversity. This year it is the 17th anniversary of IMLD.   The observance of this day signifies importance of mother language as … Read more

21.03.18 (GPSC) Gujrat Current Affairs

GUJARAT Water depleted in 60% of Gujarat wells   Figures released by the Union water resources ministry reveal that nearly 60% of wells in Gujarat have recorded water depletion over a decade. According to the figures, Gujarat is among the top 15 states that have recorded a depletion in water levels in wells from 2007 to 2016. According to the information provided by … Read more