Avinash Nair


India-Japan joint vision document: ‘A free Indo-Pacific region for Asia, Africa’
Thu, May 25, 2017

The idea is to transform the region into a growth corridor: Japan's Minister of State for Finance

To boost Internet speed, ISRO to launch 3 GSATs in next 18 months
Thu, May 18, 2017

These launches will not only revolutionise the way we use television and smartphones, but also drive the future communication needs of smart cities.

ISRO’s GSAT-trio to usher in high-speed internet era
Wed, May 17, 2017

These launches will not only revolutionise the way we use televisions and smart-phones, but will also drive the future communication needs of smart cities.

ISRO to help Adani Group maximise solar power production
Wed, May 17, 2017

The company is currently using data from foreign satellites to manage their solar power parks.

With selection of real estate authority delayed, Gujarat govt to set up interim body
Wed, May 17, 2017

“This has been done well within the provisions of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act,” the official added.

Sanand unit clocks just 2.56 lakh Nanos in 7 years
Mon, May 15, 2017

Over eight years have passed since Tata Motors shifted its Nano plant from Singur in West Bengal to Sanand, Gujarat. Between 2010-16, the car manufacturing unit has produced a little more than 2.56 lakh cars. Survival for the ‘people’s car’ seems an uphill task, with only 167 Nanos rolling out of the facility this April. […]

Drastic fall in sale of state’s surplus power
Thu, May 11, 2017

In 2012, Gujarat had sold 4,573 million units of its surplus power to different states and power exchanges at an average rate of Rs 3.88 per unit.

After RERA notice, developers seek regulator and portal
Sat, May 06, 2017

“Most developers agreed that the implementation of the RERA will lead to a 15-20 per cent increase in the cost of real estate,” said Dipak Patel, president of GIHED.

Gujarat: Only 4 per cent growth, Alang shipbreaking business continues to languish
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

“Compared to last year, the business in Alang is looking up. Currently, of the total 161 plots about 100 of them have ships and are functional,” said Captain Sudhir Chadha.

Gujarat: 160 per cent jump in villages getting drinking water through tankers
Fri, Apr 14, 2017

During 2011-12, there were just 427 villages in Gujarat where water tankers provided drinking water. By 2015-16, the number of such villages more than doubled to 1,137.

PM’s ‘Give it Up’ campaign: Over 4,700 customers in Gujarat reclaim LPG subsidy
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

National figure is 1.12 lakh with Maharashtra, UP and Rajasthan topping the chart

Over 13.95 lakh new jobs in Gujarat since July 2011
Tue, Apr 11, 2017

Govt jobs form a mere 7% of the total jobs created between 2011and 2016, states data from labour dept.

Gujarat: Locals form 92 per cent of private sector workforce
Fri, Apr 07, 2017

Presence of locals in Gujarat govt units is 98.93%, while in central firms it is 68%

Sardar Sarovar Narmada project: SSNNL reports Rs 973 crore net loss
Thu, Apr 06, 2017

SSNNL was set up by the government of Gujarat to execute, operate and maintain the Sardar Sarovar Project comprising dam, canal system emanating from the reservoir and the power house

Gujarat Information Commission: RTI applications being under-reported
Tue, Apr 04, 2017

The GIC also penalised public information officers in 68 cases (appeals and complaints) for violating the provisions of the Right to Information Act, 2005.

Gujarat govt cautioned against ‘undue benefits’ to private firms in port constructions
Sun, Apr 02, 2017

The CAG observed that between August 2012 and March 2015, the Gujarat government had “extended an undue benefit of approximately Rs 182 crore to seven captive jetty holders by reducing the wharfage rates

CAG reports: Education and health spending dropped 11 per cent
Sun, Apr 02, 2017

However, during the same period, the state government spent 5 per cent more on providing economic services like power, irrigation and agriculture.

Gujarat: GSPC’s KG-basin well comes under scrutiny
Sat, Apr 01, 2017

The CAG pulled up GSPC for an expenditure of Rs 478 crore that has been lying idle in an project.

Gujarat: At least 9 slaughter houses running without licence
Sat, Apr 01, 2017

The CAG also found that food business operators engaged in manufacturing and processing of food in Gujarat “were running business without obtaining registration or licences”.

Maternal mortality on the rise in Gujarat
Sat, Apr 01, 2017

The CAG also found shortcomings in storage of drugs, availability of blood, supply of free diet and diagnostic facilities being provided under the JSSK scheme.

Gujarat govt reins in schools; new Bill caps school fees within Rs 15-27K bracket
Fri, Mar 31, 2017

Gujarat education minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasma said "Education is a service and not a business."

Century-old land law amended, 7.5 lakh homes likely to benefit
Fri, Mar 31, 2017

The 1879 law provides for creation, updation and preservation of record of rights in respect of land revenue and register of mutations.

Demand for electricity record high
Wed, Mar 29, 2017

On Tuesday, the peak demand for power rose further to 14974 MW at 2:48 pm.

BJP ally sees signs of early polls, set to go solo in state
Wed, Mar 29, 2017

The state polls will be held in May-end or early June.

Gujarat: Govt’s coal-fired power plants operated at 41 per cent capacity in ’16
Sat, Mar 25, 2017

The four state-owned power plants used 39.17 lakh metric tonne less coal than what they did in 2015, and generated less power

Gujarat: Post-demonetisation, bank deposits soar, but NPAs too cross Rs 30,000-crore mark
Wed, Mar 22, 2017

At end of December 2016, the total deposits in banks of Gujarat stood at Rs 6.31 lakh crore, which was about 22 per cent more than the deposits that existed in the same period a year ago.

Gujarat: Poor Aadhaar seeding, transaction failures hold back digitisation of PDS
Wed, Mar 22, 2017

According to the SLBC report, there were over 1.03 crore bank accounts under PMJDY in Gujarat, out of which only 60 per cent have been seeded by Aadhaar Card.

Gujarat: MLAs, local body members among Board of Governors of new university for tribals
Thu, Mar 16, 2017

The government presence in the management of this proposed university is glaring.

L&T, Afcon bag Rs 1,675-crore order from Ahmedabad Metro
Mon, Mar 13, 2017

MEGA also awarded an additional work worth Rs 1,400 crore involving constructing different overhead sections of the metro rail project.

Gujarat govt regularises 600 residential encroachments
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

Like in Ahmedabad, similar events were held in Vadodara, Rajkot, Jamnagar and Surat where a total of 600 families were given the charters.

Gujarat: EC gets ready for state polls
Sat, Mar 11, 2017

In April, the EC will be conducting an “electoral roll-audit” to assess the quality of the electoral rolls prepared so far. There are about 4.25 crore voters in Gujarat.

Global CEOs, economists lauded note ban, says PM Modi
Wed, Mar 08, 2017

PM Modi cited examples of how different organisations around the world including the World Bank, IMF and others have appreciated the demonetisation move.

World sees demonetisation with lot of respect: PM Modi
Tue, Mar 07, 2017

The OPaL is a joint venture company promoted by ONGC, GAIL and GSPC. OPaL projects it's market share in the polymer sector at 13 per cent by 2018.

Gujarat government buys solar power at Rs 15 per unit from 38 firms
Sat, Mar 04, 2017

The state government said it has bought a total of over 2600 million units of solar power from 61 different solar power developers in the state during 2015-16.

Youth hurls shoe at Gujarat home minister Pradeepsinh Jadeja
Fri, Mar 03, 2017

The minister was startled when the first shoe hit the podium in front of him. He managed to duck a second attempt.

Need more migration to sustain “ageing” peninsular states, says CEA Arvind Subramanian
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

"Soon there are going to be states in India that will start ageing and they will need people from other parts of India to look after their elderly."