29-30.09.18 (GPSC) Gujrat Current Affairs

GUJARAT Gujarat ups land compensation by 25% for bullet train   Facing severe protests from farmers across the state and a slew of litigations, the Gujarat government has decided to increase compensation for land to be acquired for the bullet train project by 25%.   “Earlier as per the formula decided by the Central government, … Read more

28.09.18 (GPSC) Gujrat Current Affairs

GUJARAT Gujarat’s debt nearly doubles in five years to Rs 2.17 trillion   According to the revised estimates of the financial year (FY) 2017-18, the public debt under the Gujarat government has doubled from ______ to Rs 2.17 trillion. This means the state has borrowed an almost double amount in the last five years. The … Read more

27.09.18 (GPSC) Gujrat Current Affairs

GUJARAT Gujarat: Most people with diabetes uninformed on retinal health   People living with diabetes in Gujarat have not been educated enough about the toll the condition can take on their vision. A study by the Retina Foundation has highlighted the need for creating and spreading awareness about Diabetic Macular Endema (DME), a condition that … Read more

26.09.18 (GPSC) Gujrat Current Affairs

GUJARAT Ayushman Bharat to cover over 2 cr people in Gujarat   The scheme will benefit 10 crore families and 50 crore people across the country. “It will provide up to Rs 5 lakh of health insurance for the poor and this will be provided to all irrespective of caste, creed or religion.   In … Read more

25.09.18 (GPSC) Gujrat Current Affairs

GUJARAT   Gujarat clears desk for RoRo ferry services expansion   The state government is planning to start seven or eight new ferry services from Kutch, Jamnagar, and Bhavnagar.   Around 54,639 passengers have already traveled through RoRo ferry services.   Last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the highly prestigious Ghogha-Dahej ferry service. … Read more

23-24.09.18 (GPSC) Gujrat Current Affairs

GUJARAT Poor utilisation of RTE funds by Gujarat, says CAG   The state government has under utilised funds over Rs 3500 crore funds for implementation of Right to Education Act. This has been revealed in the recent audit report of Comptroller and Auditor General of India for the year ended March 2017. The report screams … Read more

22.09.18 (GPSC) Gujrat Current Affairs

GUJARAT Illegal drugs worth Rs 231 cr seized in two years, says Gujarat government   Gujarat’s porous borders continue aiding the free flow of illicit liquor from neighbouring states, and just in the last 24 months alone, the police has seized Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) worth Rs 231 crore.   The data provided by … Read more

21.09.18 (GPSC) Gujrat Current Affairs

GUJARAT Emami Paper Mills announces Rs 1,000 cr investment in Gujarat   The country’s largest newsprint producer Emami Paper Mills on Friday announced investment of Rs 1,000 crore in Gujarat to set up a 2.25-lakh tonne per annum multilayer coated packaging board manufacturing plant along with a captive power plant at the Saykha industrial area. … Read more

20.09.18 (GPSC) Gujrat Current Affairs

GUJARAT     Gujarat Assembly increases MLAs’ salary by at least Rs 45,000   ð The monthly salary of the MLAs will be hiked to Rs 1.16 lakh as against the existing Rs 70,727, a rise of about 64 per cent, while those of the ministers, Assembly speaker, deputy speaker and leader of opposition will go … Read more

19.09.18 (GPSC) Gujrat Current Affairs

GUJARAT Gujarat: Getting liquor permit set to become strict and expensive   After introducing a harsh Prohibition policy last year, the Gujarat government on Wednesday introduced strict norms for issuing liquor health permits. The new norms will make it expensive to get liquor permits. While the Health Permit form fee of Rs 50 has been cancelled, the … Read more