States Current Affairs - 2019

Current Affairs 2019-2020 of all States with latest updates. Current Affairs will list latest developments, issues in all states and may be useful for State PCS / Civil services examinations of various states of India.

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CIPET centre in Tripura Inaugurated

Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers D V Sadananda Gowda inaugurated the centre of the Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology (CIPET) in Tripura. The CIPET in Tripura would produce 1500 skilled workers per annum.

Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology

The Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology (CIPET) was established in 1968 with the assistance of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) at Chennai. The institute was set up to develop manpower in different disciplines of Plastics Engineering & Technology as no such institute existed in the country.

Functions of CIPET
  • CIPET renders Technology Support Service in the areas of design, tooling, plastics processing and testing and quality assurance in India and abroad.
  • CIPET is at the forefront of strengthening the technological capabilities and has been constantly building capacities and leveraging its expertise, calibre and skill sets to meet the emerging and evolving needs of the industries.
  • CIPET works in close liaison with industries to implement its initiatives in the areas of Polymer and allied industries in accordance with the environmental policies of the country.

CIPET is working under the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers and is focused on Skill Development, Technology Support Services, Academic and Research (STAR).

CIPET is headquartered at Chennai and has centres at Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Agartala, Baddi, Balasore, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandrapur, Chennai, Dehradun, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Hajipur, Haldia, Imphal, Jaipur, Kochi, Lucknow, Madurai, Murthal, Mysore, Raipur, Ranchi, Valsad and Vijayawada.

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Economic Survey Report for 2018-19 of Delhi

The government of Delhi has tabled the Economic Survey Report for 2018-19 in Delhi Assembly. The Survey report highlights the following facts and figures:

  • Delhi witnessed a growth of 8.61% in 2018-19 and the GDP increased of Delhi at constant prices (inflation-adjusted) increased to Rs 5,54,908 crore during 2017-18.
  • The tax collection registered a growth of 14.07% in 2017-18 and the sources of tax revenues were GST at 13,620.84 crores and VAT at Rs 11,149.17 crore.
  • There was a reduction in VAT collection as most items have been subsumed into GST.
  • 2016-17 had witnessed the rate of tax collection crashing to 3.03%, which the government had attributed to demonetisation and “refunds” to various bodies.
  • The tax collection growth for 2018-19 has been projected at 17.69% over 2017-18.
  • The average income of Delhiite is around three times more than the national income average. The report estimates the Delhi’s per capita income at Rs 3,65,529 against the national average of Rs 1,25,397.
  • The number of vehicles in Delhi grew by 5.8% in the year 2017-18 with the number of e-rickshaws increasing by a huge margin.
  • There was an increase in the supply of electricity in Delhi from 37,484 million units in 2014-15 to 38,510 million units in 2017-18.

The report notes that Delhi has maintained its consistent revenue surplus which was Rs 4,913 crore during 2017-18 and the expenditure incurred on social service sectors in Delhi increased from 68.71 per cent in 2014-15 to 74.76 per cent in 2017-18.

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