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In Gujarat Assembly: Generic drug samples of 34 state-based companies found fake or of inferior quality
Sat, Dec 14, 2019

Among the erring companies from Gujarat, 18 were based in Ahmedabad, while four each were from Mehsana and Gandhinagar and three from Vadodara. Some of these generic companies were based in Kheda, Banaskantha and Surat as well.

More than 1.96 lakh malnourished kids in Gujarat, says govt
Fri, Dec 13, 2019

The state government stated that there are 1,96,660 malnourished children in the 33 districts of Gujarat. The lowest number of malnourished children were found in Porbandar (709) and Botad (938).

Gujarat: ‘20 Centre-run PSUs flouting recruitment rules’
Thu, Dec 12, 2019

The Labour Department collects details of employment of locals by industries at the end of June and December every year.

Only 19% of area created for irrigation purposes utilised in Gujarat: CAG report
Thu, Dec 12, 2019

Pointing out that the maximum utilisation of the CCA during any season in 2012-13 was just 18 per cent and a tad higher at 19 per cent in 2016-17, CAG stated that it “indicated sub-optimal utilisation of irrigation potential created in the state as a whole”.

Gujarat govt pulled up for unspent grants at science & tech dept
Thu, Dec 12, 2019

CAG also found that GIL provided training in “CCC+” to government officials through private empanelled coaching institutes.

Gujarat ‘hamstrung’ in implementing GST provisions, says CAG report
Thu, Dec 12, 2019

A total of 54,792 existing dealers registered under the GVAT (The Gujarat Value Added Tax) Act could migrate under the GST regime in Gujarat as of September, 2018.

26 farmers committed suicide in 5 yrs: Gujarat govt
Wed, Dec 11, 2019

In a supplementary question, Bharwad sought to know the steps taken to reduce farmer suicides

Lok Sabha passes Bill: ‘New era for ship recycling in India’
Wed, Dec 11, 2019

Ship-recyclers at Alang said the Bill will help attract naval vessels and other old ships from Japan and European countries, which avoided Alang so far, due to environmental concerns.

Narmada, Sabarmati, Mahi and Tapi waters fed 41 rivers: Gujarat govt
Wed, Dec 11, 2019

Of the 185 rivers, 29 were fed with waters from the Narmada river in the past five years and that includes 10 rivers of Saurashtra region where water was diverted through the link canals of the SAUNI (Saurashtra-Narmada Avartaran Irrigation) Yojana.

Authority with punitive powers planned in Gujarat’s tribal district
Tue, Dec 10, 2019

The authority will have powers ranging from acquiring land for any development project in the area, which is predominantly tribal, to taking punitive action against those violating it or encroaching it.

Gujarat: Ferry PM Modi rode for Ro-Ro launch is up for sale
Tue, Dec 03, 2019

The services of the vessel, Island Jade, and another vessel, Voyage Symphony, were suspended in September this year as enough draft was not available to run the vessel.

New Motera stadium will have 3 types of pitches: GCA vice-chairman
Mon, Dec 02, 2019

A total of 11 pitches are being prepared at new stadium using red and black soil that will be either bouncy or spin-friendly or a mix of both

Explained: With 1,10,000 seats, Motera cricket stadium set to become largest in world
Thu, Dec 05, 2019

The Motera cricket stadium was built after the old Sardar Patel stadium, with a seating capacity of 53,000, was pulled down in 2015. It has taken four and a half years for Larsen & Toubro (L&T), the constructor, to build it. The foundation stone had been laid in January 2017.

Porbandar: Navy to commission its 6th Dornier aircraft squadron on Nov 29
Tue, Nov 26, 2019

The squadron, based in Porbandar, will operate the upgraded Dornier 228 aircaft, which was indegeniously manufactured by the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) under licence from RUAG Aerospace.

India becoming $5 trillion economy by 2025 ‘simply out of question’: Ex-RBI Governor C Rangarajan
Fri, Nov 22, 2019

"The interesting thing is, even if you reach USD 5 trillion, the per capita income in India will grow from the current level of USD 1800 to USD 3600. Even then, India will be called low-middle income country," said C Rangarajan.

Gujarat PSEs stare at losses after investing in crisis-ridden Il&FS
Thu, Nov 21, 2019

After IL&FS went bankrupt, the GNFC, in its annual report, cited that GNFC-EPFT, which holds investments of Rs 41 crore in various long term secured and unsecured listed debt securities issued by IL&FS Group, might lose Rs 10.25 crore during the year 2018-19 alone.

Gujarat: Dyestuff makers hit by trade war with Pakistan
Fri, Nov 15, 2019

According to CHEMEXCIL chief, Gujarat has been hit hard as it used to export reactive dyes which was used in the textile industry in Pakistan. “Most of the reactive dyes used to be imported from Gujarat. Every month 1,000 metric tonne used to be exported,” he said.

Govt readies three suitors to replace IL&FS in GIFT City
Thu, Nov 14, 2019

“In principle, we have decided that as soon as IL&FS gives us the offer, we will decide on which company to rope in. It can be either GIDC or GSIL or even GUDC, which owns the remaining 50 per cent stake in the project,” Chief Secretary JN Singh told The Indian Express.

Gujarat: Pollution board issues notice to UltraTech Cement on mining
Sat, Nov 09, 2019

The regional GPCB office in Bhavnagar carried out an inspection on October 21, 2019, and brought out a report which said that the company was found transporting limestone from the mine through the village road, which was in breach of the conditions of the environmental clearance.

Gujarat: Over 1.57 lakh farmers claim insurance after October’s unseasonal rain damaged crops
Fri, Nov 08, 2019

Last year, 18 lakh farmers had taken insurance under PMFBY wherein a premium of Rs 2,960 crore was paid to insurance companies of which Rs 360 crore was paid by farmers and the rest by the two governments.

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