30.11.19 Gujarat [GPSC] Current Affairs

GUJARAT School Education Quality Index: Gujarat jumps two spots   The latest School Education Quality Index (SEQI) released by the Niti Aayog says Gujarat has improved its ranking by two places nationally. From a score of 52.4 points and sixth position in 2015-16, the state has climbed to fourth place with 63 points in 2016-17.   For an equitable … Read more

29.11.19 Gujarat [GPSC] Current Affairs

GUJARAT Gujarat fifth worst state in POCSO cases   There has been a rise of 20% in the number of Pocso (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) cases in Gujarat in 2017 as compared to 2016.   The state recorded the fifth highest number of cases under this section in the country.   In 2016, Gujarat had … Read more

28.11.19 Gujarat [GPSC] Current Affairs

  Gujarat government approves Ahmedabad-Rajkot semi-high speed rail corridor   The state government has granted in-principle approval to a semi high speed rail (HSR) project between Ahmedabad and Rajkot. The project, estimated to cost Rs 11,300 crore, will subsequently be linked to the Ahmedabad-Mumbai high speed rail corridor project of the Union government.   The … Read more

27.11.19 Gujarat [GPSC] Current Affairs

GUJARAT Textile sector upgradation hits a roadblock Modernisation in the country’s largest man-made fabric (MMF) sector will take a hit with the union ministry of textiles reducing the central fund allocation under the Amended Technology Upgradation Fund (ATUFS) scheme for 2019-20. According to the list of proposed budget allocation in the textile sector issued by … Read more

26.11.19 Gujarat [GPSC] Current Affairs

GUJARAT Surat’s diamond industry finds new market in Uzbekistan   Chief minister Vijay Rupani’s recent visit to Uzbekistan for increasing bilateral trade with Gujarat seems to have paid dividends for Surat’s diamond cutting and polishing sector, which is largest in the world.   Jewellery manufacturers from Uzbekistan have contacted the Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion council (GJEPC) for the direct … Read more

24-25.11.19 Gujarat [GPSC] Current Affairs

GUJARAT Scheme for Integrated Textile Park: Gujarat creates highest employment   In the textile sector, Gujarat is faring well – the best in the country. According to data by Union ministry of textiles, the state created the highest number of jobs in the past three years, under the Scheme for Integrated Textile Park (SITP). Some 26,282 people … Read more

23.11.19 Gujarat [GPSC] Current Affairs

GUJARAT 35% increase in gold recycling in south Gujarat   Recycling of old gold jewellery has witnessed 35% increase in south Gujarat, as per the estimates of All India Gems and Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC), with consumers feeling pinch of high gold rates in the wedding season.   According to GJC estimates, gold recycling increased from 56 kilograms … Read more

22.11.19 Gujarat [GPSC] Current Affairs

GUJARAT Gujarat government faces dilemma over cow breeds   The government of Gujarat finds itself in a tough spot over the sensitive issue of cows. While the central government is vigorously promoting the rearing of cows and buffaloes that have high milk yields, the state government fears a backlash from farmers who have been rearing indigenous cow breeds. … Read more

21.11.19 Gujarat [GPSC] Current Affairs

GUJARAT Gujarat rolls out green carpet for India’s gas-based economy   In 2008-09, billboards were displayed across Ahmedabad claiming Gujarat will show the way to the rest of India how to be pollution-free by use of compressed natural gas (CNG). The campaign was aimed at discouraging autorickshaw drivers and owners who mixed kerosene with petrol to fuel … Read more

20.11.19 Gujarat [GPSC] Current Affairs

GUJARAT Focus on afforestation, renewable power as Gujarat special economic zones go green   In a bid to lower carbon footprint, special economic zones (SEZs) across Gujarat will be made more environment friendly. Special initiatives including afforestation, shifting to renewable energy for power requirements and usage of electric vehicles and bicycles for internal transport will be introduced in these … Read more

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