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

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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh’S Urban Areas Declared Open Defecation Free- Important [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh’s urban areas are declared open defecation free (ODF) by the Union Urban Development Ministry on second anniversary of the Swachh Bharat Mission and 147th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2,2016. These two states are first to become open

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  • 2 🌟 Murga: Winner of First Prize at Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival- Important [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Murga has won the first prize at the Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival (SBSFF). Directed by young filmmaker Katyayan Shivpuri from Maharashtra. Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu honored Katyayan with award, certificate and cash prize of 10 lakhs rupees.

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  • 3 🌟 Rs. 114 Crore Approved for Projects Under HRIDAY Scheme- Important [ Important Days ]

    Union Ministry of Urban Development approved projects worth Rs. 114 under Heritage Infrastructure Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) scheme for enhancing infrastructure facilities in heritage sites in five cities.

    These Five Cities Are:

    1. Varnasi in Uttar Pradesh
    2. Amrit

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  • 4 🌟 India-Pakistan Border to Be Sealed Completely by 2018- Important [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh announced that India-Pakistan border will be completely sealed by December 2018. It is an extensive plan to monitor India’s frontier security. Union Home Minister held meeting with representatives of 4 states sharing border with Pakistan in Jaisa

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  • 5 🌟 Government Funds Ro Pax Ferry in Gulf of Cambay Under Sagarmala Programme -Important [ Policy/Governance ]

    Union Ministry of Shipping sanctioned the Capital Dredging Project of Ro Pax Ferry Services between Gogha & Dahej in Gulf of Cambay in Gujarat. Ministry released Rs. 58.50 Crore as first installment of grant-in–aid to Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB).

    Of the total cost estimated at

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  • 6 🌟 Porbandar-Wansjaliya, Okha-Kanalus Sections of Gujarat Become Green Train Corridors- Important [ Science/Technology ]

    Union Ministry of Railways has declared the Okha-Kanalus and the Porbandar-Wansjaliya railway sections of Gujarat as Green Train Corridors. All trains passing on these 175-km long lines are now equipped with bio-toilets making them waste discharge free zone as part of the Swachh

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  • 7 🌟 📹 Western Zonal Council Meeting Held in Mumbai - Important [ Policy/Governance ]

    Western Zonal Council’s 22nd meeting was held at Mumbai, Maharashtra. This meeting was held under the leadership of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Chief Ministers, Ministers of States and Union Territories administrators as well as senior officers of Union and State Governmen

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  • Sep 4, 2017
  • 1 Loan Pact with AIIB for Rural Roads Project [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India signed loan agreement with China led-Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) for financing of $329 million for Gujarat Rural Roads Project (GRRP). Multilateral development bank backed by China- a rival to the World Bank and Asian Development Bank (ADB).

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  • Sep 3, 2017
  • 1 Government Expanding Logistics Data Bank Project to South India [ Economy ]

    The Union Ministry of Shipping expanding Logistics Data Bank (LDB) project to southern region after covering the western logistics corridor. Launched at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT), Mumbai in July 2016,

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  • Sep 1, 2017
  • 1 Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016- Complete Ban on Use of Polythene Bags in 17 States and UTs [ Environment/Ecology ]

    The Government has notified Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016 to regulate manufacture, sale, distribution and use of plastic bags including carry bags of compostable plastic, and plastic sheets for packaging or wrapping applications.

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  • 2 18 Biosphere Reserves in India [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Biosphere Reserve (BR) is an international designation by UNESCO for representative parts of natural and cultural landscapes extending over large area of terrestrial, coastal, or marine ecosystems or a combination.

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  • Aug 28, 2017
  • 1 Solar Energy Installed Capacity Reached 13652 MW [ Environment/Ecology ]

    As on 31.07. 2017, the cumulative Solar Energy capacity installed is 13652 MW while the same at the end of 2014 - 15 was 3743.97 MW. Map shows the solar irradiance in India. The States of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Telangana have

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  • 2 Bharatmala Pariyojana: Road and Highways Project [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Bharatmala is an ambitious road and highways project with total investment estimated at Rs. 10 trillion largest ever outlay for a government road construction scheme garlanding the territory of India. Bharatmala subsumes all existing highway projects including National Highways D

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  • 3 Salt Farming Industry in India: Revival Plans [ Economy ]

    India is the third largest salt producer after China and USA with global annual production about 230 million tones. In 1947, salt was imported from the United Kingdom & Adens but today India is in a position of exporting surplus salt. Production of salt during 1947 was 1.9 millio

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  • 4 📹 64 Expected Topics: IAS Mains 2017 [ IAS Upd. ]

    In this lecture we have covered major 64 topics for IAS Mains GS 2017 paper 1 to 4. The details for the topics are available at the respective current affairs links with the topics. Don’t miss out this topics!

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  • Aug 24, 2017
  • 1 The Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill, 2016 [ Bills ]

    Parliament passed The Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill, 2016 dealing with cases of accidents in navigable waters or contracts related to commerce on such waters. The Bill upgrades laws related to civil matters of admiralty jurisdiction of courts, ma

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  • Aug 17, 2017
  • 1 27 Cities Selected for Smart Cities Mission in 3rd Stage [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    27 cities have been selected by the Union Ministry of Urban Development from 12 States for the third phase of Smart Cities Mission based on the scores of the Smart City Challenge competition in which total 63 cities had participated.

    • Amritsar of Punjab state has topped the list

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  • 2 First Two NOPVs Shachi and Shruti Launched by RDEL at Pipavav, Gujarat [ Economy ]

    Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited (RDEL) today launched its first two Naval Offshore Patrol Vessels (NOPVs) from Pipavav, Gujarat as part of a five-ship project for the Indian Navy. These are first warships to be launched by a private sector shipyard in India.

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  • 3 Eastern and Western India Floods-2017 [ Environment/Ecology ]

    There were two low-pressure areas over the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea at the same time bringing heavy rainfall to Saurashtra, northern Gujarat, southern Rajasthan, Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand, and eastern Chhattisgarh.

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  • Aug 11, 2017
  • 1 Industrial Schemes Khadi & Capital Goods: National Capital Goods Policy 2016, [ Policy/Governance ]

    Scheme for enhancing competitiveness of the Indian Capital Goods Sector in operation since 2014. Scheme provides infrastructural components for setting up Centre of Excellence (CoE) for technology development, Integrated Industrial Infrastructural Facility, Common Engineering Cen

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  • Aug 8, 2017
  • 1 Export of Marine Food Products [ Economy ]

    Gujarat is the top producer. Andhra Pradesh is the second largest producer in 2015 - 16. In addition, Goa is the third largest producer. Among the union territories, Andaman and Nicobar and Dam and Diu are also important producers.

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  • Aug 1, 2017
  • 1 Environment Ministry Approves Projects in 3 States Under NAFCC [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Environment Ministry approved three projects for climate change adaptation in three states- Rajasthan, Gujarat and Sikkim. The projects would be funded under the National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change (NAFCC).


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  • Jul 31, 2017
  • 1 Skill India and SANKALP- Biggest Global Skill Park to Be in Bhopal [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India’s biggest Global Skill Park will come up on 37 acre land allotted in Bhopal. It will be established with the support of Singapore’s Institute of Technical Education and Education Services (ITEES).

    About Global Skill Park

    • Prepare

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  • Jul 29, 2017
  • 1 Trade Comparison Between Indian and China [ Economy ]

    China is India’s largest trading partner, with bilateral trade at $71.5 billion skewed in favour of China. India imports $61.3 billion worth of Chinese products while it exports $10.2 billion. From - $37.2 billion in 2011 - 12, trade deficit has widened in the last six years to -

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  • Jul 21, 2017
  • 1 India Free from Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N1 and H5N8) [ Health ]

    India had reported outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian influenza at various epicenters in Delhi, Gwalior (MP), Rajpura (Punjab), Hissar (Haryana), Bellary (Karnataka), Allappuzha and Kottayam (Kerala), Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Daman (Daman) and Khordha and Angul (Odisha during Octob

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  • 2 Shri Achal Kumar Joti takes over as new Chief Election Commissioner of India [ Policy/Governance ]

    Shri Achal Kumar Joti has assumed charge as the 21st Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India, succeeding Dr. Nasim Zaidi making it the clear his commitment to hold free, fair, inclusive and credible elections throughout the country and ensuring that “No Voter to be Left Behind

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  • 3 4th National Summit on Good, Replicable Practices and Innovations in Public Health Care Systems [ Health ]

    National Summit on Good, Replicable Practices, and Innovations in Public Health Care Systems is important national summit of hospital management. The theme for this year was meeting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Another important focus was National Health Policy, 2017 whi

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  • Jul 6, 2017
  • 1 Biggest Samajik Adhikarita Camp Hosted by Rajkot Gujarat [ Yojana ]

    Rajkot has hosted the biggest ever Samajik Adhikarita Shivir for distribution of Aids & Assistive Devices to Divyangjan (PwDs) (Gujarat) on 29th June 2017 which was jointly organized by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Ju

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  • 2 5th Slum Yuva Daud- Adopt Slum Campaign - Slums in India [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Slum Yuva Daud of the Adopt Slum Campaign initiated by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports and Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan involves groups like NSS, public schools, RWAs, NGOs and clubs etc. A total 11 Slum Yuva Runs have been planned of which 5 have happened.

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  • 3 Aji Dam Under Sauni Yojana [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    PM Modi inaugurated the filling of Aji Dam near Rajkot under Sauni Yojana. Aji River is one of the main rivers of saurashtra (region), Gujarat State. It is called the lifeline of Rajkot City and separates Rajkot in east-west parts. There are four dams on Aji River, the water from

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