Gujarat Current Affairs - 2019

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1st Central Institute of Chemical Engineering & Technology to be set up in Gujarat

India’s first Central Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology (CICET) will be set up in Gujarat to give boost to the chemical industry. It was announced by Union Minister of State (MoS) for Chemical and Fertilizers. He also announced that Central Government is also planning to set up Plastic Waste Management Centre in Ahmedabad to Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & PoliticsPlaces in News

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Scientists sequence Asiatic lion’s Genome for the first time

The scientists from Council of Scientific & Industrial Research’s (CSIR)-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology in Hyderabad, for the first time sequenced the entire genome of Asiatic lion. Key Highlights of Study The population of Asiatic lion, an endangered species is very low. At present only 523 animals are found in the Gir forests in Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & Technology

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Shops and Businesses in Gujarat can now remain Open 24X7

‘Gujarat Shops and Establishments (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 2019’ came into force from May 1. It allows that shops, commercial establishments and businesses running in state can now remain open round the clock (24X7). The act was passed by state Assembly in February 2019, but was notified on occasion of Gujarat’s Read More…

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Factual Report on Great Indian Bustard by Rajasthan Forest Department

In a factual report submitted by the state forest department following the directive of the National Green Tribunal (NGT), it has been stated that there are about Great Indian Bustards (GIBs) in the Jaisalmer area of the Desert National Park in Thar. This claim by the Rajasthan Forest Department is contrary to that by the Wildlife Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & BiodiversityUPSC

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New Year in India

Various Parts of India welcomed the New Year on 6th April. Ugadi, Gudi Padava etc were observed in different parts of the Country. New Year in different Parts of the Country Ugadi/Yugadi Ugadi in Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh falls in the Chaitra month and is celebrated by distributing jaggery and neem flowers which is symbolic to sharing Read More…

Month:  Categories: Art & CultureUPSC

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Lalit Kala Akademi announces 60th National Academy Award winners

Lalit Kala Akademi has announced the winners of the 15 winners of the 60th Annual Academy Awards. The winners were selected by a two-tier jury. The awardees will be honoured with a plaque, a shawl and prize money of Rs 1 lakh during the 60th National Exhibition of Art. The winners of the 60th National Academy Awards Read More…

Month:  Categories: Awards & Honours

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Hasmukh Adhia Appointed as Chancellor of Gujarat Central University

President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the appointment of former finance secretary Hasmukh Adhia as the chancellor of Gujarat Central University. He will hold the post for a period of five years. Hasmukh Adhia was a Gujarat cadre IAS officer and was appointed as the secretary in the Department of Financial Services after then Chief Minister Read More…

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