Goa: Point-Wise State Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2019 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • Jan 26, 2016
  • 1 2016 Padma Awards [ Awards ]

    The names of recipients of year 2016 for 112 Padma awards have been announced by President Pranab Mukherjee. Padma Awards is the highest civilian awards of Country. This Awards are conferred in three Categories: Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.

    And this year list i

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  • Jan 21, 2016
  • 1 NFHS 4: Sex ratio down, knowledge rate up in women [ None ]

    As per National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 4- first phase which is released recently the sex ratio in many states in India has significantly decreased and knowledge rate has increased in women’s. Mumbai based International Institute has started the conducted this first phase of

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  • Jan 18, 2016
  • 1 14th January celebrated as Makar Sankranti and in South as Pongal in India [ None ]

    About the festival Makar Sankranti: Makar Sankranti is a kite’s festival celebrated in India, Nepal, Bangladesh and many other countries. Makar Sankranti marks the conversion of the sun into the astrological sign of Makara means Capricorn on its cosmic path.

    • The day is also beli

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  • Dec 21, 2015
  • 1 2015 Indian Super League Football Champions has been won by Chennaiyin FC [ None ]

    Second edition of Indian Super League (ISL) Football tournament has been won by Chennaiyin FC. Chennaiyin FC has beaten hosts Goa FC by 3 - 2 goals score in the final played at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Goa.

    Till the 87th minute of final match Goa was leading by 2 - 1 goal

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  • Dec 7, 2015
  • 1 First double decker Goa-Mumbai train was flagged off by Indian Railways [ None ]

    The first inaugural service of the Goa to Mumbai double-decker air-conditioned Shatabdi train was flagged of by Indian Railways. Suresh Prabhu Union Railway Minister has flagged off the fully air-conditioned double-decker train was the first of its kind in the country from Panaji

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  • 2 Paris Climate Summit - Developments and Highlights [ None ]

    United Nation Climate change conference 2015 (COP 21 on COP 11) was held in Le Bourget, Paris from November 30. It was 21st yearly session of conference of parties from 1992 and 11th session for the meeting of the Parties from 1997.

    Understanding Climate Change

    • The change cont

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  • Dec 3, 2015
  • 1 Union Cabinet has permitted to establish 6 new IITs [ None ]

    The proposal of 6 new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) across the country has been approved by The Union Cabinet. They will be set up in Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala and Karnataka.

    Key facts:

    • In the first year of each new IIT will have an i

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  • 2 National Food Security Act, 2013 was launched by Goa Government [ None ]

    For the benefit of more than one third part of the state’s population Goa Government has launched the National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013. To the food security programmers and schemes of Central Government which is existed, it will bring more than one third population of the

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  • Dec 2, 2015
  • 1 Brickwork Report: Maharashtra is biggest state economy [ None ]

    Maharashtra is the biggest economy among the states in India, according to the most recent report published by credit rating agency Brickwork Ratings. On the basis of gross state domestic product (GSDP) Maharashtra accounts 16.87 lakh crore rupees in survey and with this it becom

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  • Nov 24, 2015
  • 1  2015 Men’s Junior Asia Hockey Cup has Won by Indian Junior Hockey team [ None ]

    The Eight edition of Men’s Junior Asia hockey cup has won by India’s junior men’s hockey team. India beat up Pakistan with 6 - 2 goals and wins the match in the finals played at Kuantan (Malaysia).

    • Harmanpreet Singh has got lead with highest score of four goals followed by Armaa

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  • Nov 23, 2015
  • 1  35th IITF initiated by President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi [ None ]

    About 35th IITF initiation: President Pranab Mukherjee initiated 35th edition of India International Trade Fair (IITF) at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. The 14 day fair has been organized by India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), under guidance of Union Ministry of Commerce and

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  • Nov 18, 2015
  • 1  Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated 35th IITF award [ Awards ]

    35th edition of India International Trade Fair (IITF) was inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. This fair will run for 14 days. This yearly event is organised by India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) which is under Union Ministry of Commerc

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  • Oct 12, 2015
  • 1  11 October: International Day of Girl Child [ Important Days ]

    Every year 11th October is being observed as International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC). It was fourth edition of this day after it was observed for first time in 2012. Significance of Day: To recognize - girls’ rights unique challenges girls face around the world. It increases a

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  • Oct 6, 2015
  • 1 Adani Ports signs an agreement with L&T for Kattupalli Port Operations [ None ]

    About Kattupalli Port Operations: Kattupalli Port Operations includes Kattupalli Shipyard cum Caged Port Complex. It is large boatyard project at Kattupalli village near Ennore of Chennai. It is constructed by L&T Shipbuilding Limited. It is setting up by TIDCO and Larsen & Toub

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  • Sep 29, 2015
  • 1 Football Club of Goa Selects Sukhvinder Singh as CEO [ None ]

    About FC Goa: It was started on 26th August in 2014. It is an Indian Professional football franchise in Goa which takes part in Indian Premier League. FC Goa represents Goa, only state which declared football as its official sport. This team is owned by Goan Football Club Pvt. Lt

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  • Aug 13, 2015
  • 1 India and World Bank signs Financing Agreement for NCRMP Projects [ None ]

    About NCRMP Projects: NCRMP stands for National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project. This project aims to prevention of cyclones and hydro meteorological hazards. From India’s 7, 500 kilometer of seashore, almost 5, 700 kilometers are highly in danger to the effects of hot cyclones a

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  • Aug 11, 2015
  • 1 Goa Tourism Minister Mr. Dilip Parulekar awarded with PATWA 2015 award [ Awards ]

    About Mr. Dilip Parulekar: Dilip Parulekar is from Porvorim of Goa. He is Goa’s tourism minister and Secretary and Director for Tourism, Mathew Samuel (IAS). He is also member of Bharatiya Janta Party.

    • He is also part of fifth legislative assembly 2007 where he is member of com

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  • Aug 4, 2015
  • 1 New frog species named ‘Indirana Salelkari’ discovered in Goa [ None ]

    About New species of Frog: Wildlife researchers have discovered new frog species in Netravali forest sanctuary of Goa. The discovered species has been named as ‘Indirana Salelkari’ after Netravali Range Forest Officer Prakash Salelkar for his contribution to conservation of wildl

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  • Jul 30, 2015
  • 1 Union Government announced E-tourist visa to Chinese nationals [ None ]

    About e-tourist visa: The Electronic Travel Authorization facility became operational on 27 November 2014 for citizens of over 40 eligible countries, including those who are eligible for visa on arrival.

    • It is mainly issued for tourism, visiting friends and family, short duration

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  • Jul 24, 2015
  • 1 14 States, UTs achieve literacy rate of 80%: Government [ None ]

    Union Government has declared that 14 States and Union Territories (UTs) have achieved or surpassed the literacy rate of 80 percent. These 14 States and UTs are Kerala, Lakshadweep, Mizoram, Goa, Tripura, Daman and Diu, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, NCR- Delhi, Chandigarh, Puduche

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  • Jul 10, 2015
  • 1 ONGC MoEFCC holds meeting with 6 states to review ESA demarcation progess in Western Ghats [ None ]

    Prakash Javadekar who is Union Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change (MoEFCC) held a meeting with 6 states in New Delhi to review the progress of demarcation of Ecologically Sensitive Areas (ESA) along the Western Ghats region.

    • The crucial MoEFCC meeting was chaired b

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  • Jun 24, 2015
  • 1 Indian-origin MP Keith Vaz re-elected as chairman of UK Parliament committee [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    British Indian-origin MP Keith Vaz has been re-elected as Chairman of Home Affairs Select Committee (HASC) in House of Commons of UK Parliament. MP Keith Vaz was re-elected as Chairman of HASC for third time by receiving 412 votes compared to 192 votes secured by his opponent Lab

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  • Jun 23, 2015
  • 1 Cairn India to merge with Vedanta Ltd [ None ]

    Cairn- Vedanta Metal and mining giant Vedanta Ltd and its subsidiary oil explorer Cairn India which is 60 per cent owned by Vedanta and are being merged. Decision was taken by Independent directors of both the companies owned by billionaire Anil Agarwal.

    1. This merger will create I

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  • Jun 1, 2015
  • 1 State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015 report released [ None ]

    State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015 was released by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) by UN hunger report titled annually.

    • According to the report, th

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  • Apr 30, 2015
  • 1 INS Tarangini departed for Lokayan-2015 [ None ]

    INS Tarangini, the Sail Training Ship of Indian Navy left Kochi for Lokayan 2015. The theme for Lokayan -15 is “Taking for a Broader Reach”. The Ship was flagged off by Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, the flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern naval Command in a departu

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  • Apr 27, 2015
  • 1 Indo-French Naval exercise VARUNA commenced at Goa [ None ]

    The 14th edition of Indo-French Naval Exercise named VARUNA-15 commenced off the coast of Goa for the ten-day long joint naval exercise will end on 2 May 2015. VARUNA-15 exercise will include the entire gamut of various maritime operations from aircraft carrier operations, marit

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  • Apr 8, 2015
  • 1 Rajeev Shukla appointed as Chairman of IPL Governing Council [ None ]

    Rajeev Shukla was re-appointed as the chairman of the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) Governing Council by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and his appointment came just a day before the opening ceremony of the IPL-8 in Kolkata.

    In 2013, Former Union Minister and Co

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  • Mar 31, 2015
  • 1 Hockey India conferred inaugural Hockey India Annual Awards [ Awards ]

    Hockey India conferred the inaugural Hockey India (HI) Annual Awards by Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal. Hockey India (HI) Annual Awards conferred to recognise the dedication and hard work of hockey players, coaches and administrators on the

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  • Mar 12, 2015
  • 1 President presented “Stree Shakti Puraskars” and “Nari Shakti Puruskars” for the year 2014 [ None ]

    President of India, Pranab Mukherjee presented Stree Shakti puraskars (six women) and Nari Shakti Puruskars for the year 2014. These awards were given on the occasion of International Women’s Day (8 March) at a function at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Prize money of award is 3 lakh rupees

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  • Mar 2, 2015
  • 1 Ranchi Rays wins Champions of Hero Hockey India League 2015 [ None ]

    Ranchi Rays won the 3rd edition of Champions of HHIL (Hero Hockey India League) in 2015. The final match held between Ranchi Rays and Jaypee Punjab Warriors but Ranchi Rays defeated by Jaypee Punjab Warriors which by score of 3-2 in the penalty shootout after 2-2 tie in regular t

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