Gujarat: Point-Wise State Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2020 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

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  • Apr 20, 2016
  • 1  Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme Protracted to More 61 Districts with Low Child Sex Ratio [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Union Government has protracted the Beti Bachao Beti Padho Scheme in supplementary 61 districts across 11 States and Union Territories with low Child Sex Ratio, the Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has announced it at New Delhi.

    About Beti Bachao, Beti Padh

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  • Apr 15, 2016
  • 1  National Agriculture Market Portal eNAM Has Been Launched by PM Narendra Modi [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    National Agriculture Market portal named “eNAM” has been launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to connect e-mandis in several States. eNAM is an online inter-connectivity of e-mandis, which meant to usher in much required agriculture marketing alterations to enable farmers

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  • Mar 22, 2016
  • 1  IRCTC Survey Has Released That Surat is Cleanest a-1 Railway Station in India [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    According to the recently published survey of Indian Railways Surat (Gujarat) was declared as the cleanest railway station in the country. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) have jointly conducted the survey at 407 railway stations, which included 75 A-1 stat

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  • Mar 11, 2016
  • 1 Chairman of 21st Law Commission of India: Justice Balbir Singh Chauhan [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Former Supreme Court (SC) judge Justice Balbir Singh Chauhan (66) has been appointed as Chairman of the 21st Law Commission of India (LCI) by the Union Government. Presently he is serving as Chairman of the Cauvery River Water Disputes Tribunal.

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  • Mar 9, 2016
  • 1 Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Project Will Be Executed by Indian Railways Formed SPV [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    To implement the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Bullet Train project Indian Railways has formed a new Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV). And the entity has been named the National High Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRC) Limited.

    Key facts:

    • The high speed bullet rain project is mean to pr

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  • 2  Mahindra Lifetime Achievement Award Honored to Former NDDB Chief Amrita Patel [ Awards ]

    Prestigious 2016 Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Lifetime Achievement Award (the Krishi Shiromani Samman) has been honored to NDDB chief Dr. Amrita Patel. The Union Minister of Agriculture Radha Mohan Singh has honored her with the award for her contribution in the field of agricul

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  • Mar 7, 2016
  • 1 Melanophidium Khairei a New Snake Species Discovered in Western Ghats [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Melanophidium Khairei or Khaire’s Black Shieldtail an new species of burrowing snake has been discovered by the researchers in Northwestern Ghats. After 144 years gap it is identified correctly because earlier it was identified wrong as Melanophidium Punctatum or Pied-bellied Shi

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  • Feb 29, 2016
  • 1 13th Edition of World Spice Congress Instigated in Ahmedabad [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The 13th edition three-day biennial event of World Spice Congress (WSC) is inaugurated at Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The theme is ‘Target 2020: Clean, Safe and Sustainable Supply Chain’. Key facts: The Spices Board, Cochin Hill Produce Merchants Association, and India Pepper and Spice

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  • Feb 26, 2016
  • 1 Highlights of 2016-17 Railway Budget [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    On 25 February 2016 Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has presented the Railway Budget 2016 - 17 in the Parliament. This was the second railway budget for Suresh Prabhu and third rail budget of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government.

    Highlights of this Budget:

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  • Feb 24, 2016
  • 1 Haryana Will Soon Become India’s First State to Complete Aquifer Mapping [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Haryana is ready to become Indi’s first state to complete aquifer mapping for its groundwater resources up to May 2016. “Aquifer is an underground layer of water-bearing rock from which groundwater can be extracted. “

    Key facts:

    Aquifer mapping: To assess the groundwater situat

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  • Feb 23, 2016
  • 1 Sixth State to Join Uday Scheme is Bihar [ Important Days ]

    The sixth state to join Union Government’s UDAY (Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana) Scheme is Bihar for financial rearrangement of debt of power distribution companies. Bihar government, State Power Distribution companies (DISCOMs) and Union Power ministry has signed three-way Memora

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  • Feb 15, 2016
  • 1 New Chairman of Teri is Ashok Chawla [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    New Chairman of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) is Ashok Chawla a former IAS officer. The Governing Council of TERI and noted scientist B V Sreekantan has selected him. In addition he also has been appointed as Chairman of TERI’s Governing Council Ashok Chawla is former

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  • Feb 11, 2016
  • 1 Maharashtra Ranked First in Internet Readiness Index According to Iiris Report [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Maharashtra ranked first in terms of the overall Internet readiness index according to recently released Index of Internet Readiness of Indian States (IIRIS) report. Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and Indicus Analytics has jointly issued this report.

    Key highli

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  • Feb 9, 2016
  • 1 Well-Known Urdu Poet Nida Fazli is More [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Legendary Urdu Poet and Bollywood lyricist Nida Fazli passed away in Mumbai, Maharashtra due to heart attack at the age of 78 years. He was become famous among singers and fans for their graceful presentation of ghazals, nazm and dohaas.

    About Nida Fazli

    • He was born on 12th Oct

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  • Feb 4, 2016
  • 1 Aiib’s New Vice-President: Dj Pandian [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    D J Pandian a former IAS office has been appointed as vice-president and chief investment officer (CIO) of Beijing-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). He is retired IAS officer of Gujarat cadre and also had served as chief secretary of the state.

    • With the World B

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  • Feb 1, 2016
  • 1 Union Government Shortlists 20 Cities of India under Smart Cities Mission [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About the shortlist of the cities by Union Ministry: In the list of first batch of Smart Cities Mission, the Union Ministry of Urban Development has nominated 20 cities from 11 States and Delhi Union Territory from India. These nominated cities were selected on the basis of Smart

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  • 2 Gurdeep Singh appointed as CMD of NTPC [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Gurdeep Singh: Gurdeep Singh was was serving as the managing director (MD) of Gujarat State Electricity Company Limited (GESC). He had lead several key improvements during his contract at GESC. He works in innovative solar power programmes such as the solar power plant ove

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  • 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 25, 2016
  • 1 Former Deputy Speaker of Gujarat Assembly Nirmala Gajwani is No More [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Nirmala Gajwani: Nirmala Gajwani former Deputy Speaker of Gujarat Assembly and Social Activist is passed away in Rajkot, Gujarat at the age of 87 years. She was born 28, December 1928 in Rohri Sindh (now in Pakistan).

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  • Jan 22, 2016
  • 1 Mrinalini Sarabhai a Well-known Classical Dancer has passed away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    A fabulous classical dancer Mrinalini Sarabhai has passed away in Ahmedabad, Gujarat at the age of 97 years. She was suffering health related issue due to the age from some time. She was trained in Bharatanatyam, Kathakali and Mohiniyattom dances.

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  • Jan 18, 2016
  • 1 14th January celebrated as Makar Sankranti and in South as Pongal in India [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    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 be

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  • 2 For Neeranchal National Watershed Project Union Government signed loan agreement with World Bank [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    To improve watershed management in rural rain fed areas, Union Government has signed a loan agreement with World Bank for the Neeranchal National Watershed Project. This lone amount will used to maintain the watershed activities of the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKS

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  • 3 5,000 MW a remarkable capacity has been crossed by Grid-linked solar generation of India [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy have announced that the 5,000 Mega Watt (MW) mark capacity has been crossed by the grid-connected solar power generation of India. At the moment, Government has set aspiring plan to achieve 175 Giga Watt (GW) of power generation capacity

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  • Jan 13, 2016
  • 1 To set up naval facility at Visakhapatnam RDL sign MoU with AP Government [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    To set up a world class naval facility in the state Reliance Defence Ltd (RDL) has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Andhra Pradesh Government. Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N. Chandrababu Naidu has announced it during the CII Partnership Summit titled ‘Sunrise And

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  • Jan 11, 2016
  • 1 New Chairman of CCI: Devender Kumar Sikri [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Former IAS Devender Kumar Sikri appointed as Chairman of Competition Commission of India (CCI) by Union Government. He will replace Ashok Chawla after his tenure completed as the Chairman of CCI. He will serve as chairman of CCI for two and half year’s tenure until he reaches to

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  • Jan 8, 2016
  • 1 For monitoring Watershed Projects NABARD inks MoU with NRSC [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    For web-based monitoring of watershed projects National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hyderabad-based National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC).

    • And according to this MoU Web-based monitoring will be started

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  • 2 Jharkhand signed MoU with center for power scheme UDAY [ Important Days ]

    For Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) scheme Jharkhand, a mineral-rich but energy-deficit state has become first state in country to sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Union Government.

    • The state government, Union Ministry of Power and state power distributor Jharkha

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  • 3 Labshankar Thakar renowned Gujarati writer passes away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Labshankar Thakar passed away at Ahmedabad at the age of 80. He was modernist author of Gujarati literature. He was poet, playwright and story writer. About Labshankar Thakar: Thakar was born on 14 January 1935 in Sedla, Surendranagar Gujarat.

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  • Dec 30, 2015
  • 1 Four Greenfield Airports nod has been given by Union Civil Aviation Ministry [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    In two states four Greenfield airports has got clearance by the Union Civil Aviation Ministry. Three Greenfield airports will be in Andhra Pradesh and one at international airport at Dholera in Gujarat from the total four.

    Key facts

    • At under public-private partnership Greenfiel

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  • 2 For 2015 Jnanpith Award Gujarati litterateur Raghuveer Chaudhary has been selected [ Awards ]

    For the 51st Jnanpith award Eminent Gujarati litterateur Raghuveer Chaudhary has been selected. After Uma Shankar Joshi (1967), Pannalal Patel (1985) and Rajendra Shah (2001) Mr. Chaudhary is the fourth Gujarati litterateur to carrier this prestigious award.

    About Raghuveer Chau

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