31.10.18 (GPSC) Gujarat Current Affairs

GUJARAT Gujarat’s organic farmers unwilling to seek certificate   Lengthy documentation and increased cost of getting the certification has prevented several farmers from getting the organic tag certificate for their produce. It should be noted that the certification is not mandatory for small organic farmers or organisations whose turnover is less than Rs 12 lakh … Read more

30.10.18 (GPSC) Gujarat Current Affairs

GUJARAT In 3 years, Gujarat lost 50 lions to accidents   Even as Gujarat has come under international spotlight after the deaths of 23 lions recently due to canine distemper virus and babesiosis infections, analysis of lions death figures revealed that 20% of the 253 deaths between 2015 and 2018 were accidental and could have been avoided.   Fifty lions … Read more

29.10.18 (GPSC) Gujarat Current Affairs

GUJARAT Mega food park inaugurated at Mangrol   Chief minister Vijay Rupani and Union minister for food processing industries Harsimrat Kaur inaugurated Gujarat’s first Food Agro Infrastructure Mega Food Park at Shahu village in Mangrol taluka of Surat district.   The mega food park has been built with financial assistance from central and state governments at a cost of Rs 120 crore … Read more

27-28.10.18 (GPSC) Gujarat Current Affairs

GUJARAT Banas Dairy launches Amul milk in Jharkhand   Banas Dairy, member of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) that owns the brand Amul, on Tuesday launched its packaged milk at Jamshedpur in Jharkhand.   Banas Dairy’s Jamshedpur branch will initially sell the milk under brand name Amul. The dairy has set up milk packaging plant and distribution plant at Jamshedpur. … Read more

26.10.18 (GPSC) Gujarat Current Affairs

GUJARAT Leopard population in state up 30% in decade   Between 2006 and 2017, the leopard population in the state increased by nearly 30% — up from 1,070 in 2006 to 1,395 in 2017. And the 2017 census showed a 20% rise in the leopard count from the previous census conducted in 2011. There were … Read more

25.10.18 (GPSC) Gujarat Current Affairs

GUJARAT 30% of Gujarat government school students in classes 6 to 8 can’t read, write   Three of every ten students in classes 6,7 and 8 at government schools in the state cannot read and write basic simple sentences in Gujarati and English.   Although, Mission Vidya was launched recently by the Gujarat government, where teachers are asked to give … Read more

24.10.18 (GPSC) Gujarat Current Affairs

GUJARAT Power companies to get Rs 1.9 lakh crore benefit from Gujarat bailout   Two consumer-interest NGOs, the original applicants in the 2017 Supreme Court case challenging tariff hike allowed to Tata, Adani and Essar group power plants in Gujarat, have told the apex court that the bailout package recommended by a state government panel would extend Rs … Read more

23.10.18 (GPSC) Gujarat Current Affairs

GUJARAT Gujarat has topped in occupational disease cases   Gujarat, known for its ostensibly model industrial growth, has registered the highest number of cases of occupational diseases, 99, in the country in the last three years.     Among the main disease,Silicosis is an occupational lung disease, caused by inhalation of crystalline silica dust and … Read more

22.10.18 (GPSC) Gujarat Current Affairs

GUJARAT ·        Gujarat to promote new sectors to increase exports ð  The state industry and mines department recently made a submission to the ministry of commerce, presenting a broad plan to raise exports from the state. ð  Gujarat currently exports o USA, Europe, UAE, Australia, Japan, China, Canada, Brazil, Thailand, Germany and a few other … Read more

20-21.10.18 (GPSC) Gujarat Current Affairs

GUJARAT Groundnut procurement from Nov 15, steps announced to curb irregularities: Gujarat govt   The state government will commence procurement of groundnut at Minimum Support Price (MSP) from November 15.   The groundnut crop in the state is estimated at 26.95 lakh tonne. The procurement would be carried out at 122 centres at APMCs across … Read more