Avinash Nair


Gujarat: Panel tells banks to pull up socks in implementing govt welfare schemes
Wed, Jun 20, 2018

Pointing out that only Rs 668 crore of the sanctioned Rs 1,081 crore has been disbursed under the “Stand-up India” scheme as on May 18, a recent report of the SLBC-Gujarat stated “the performance under the scheme is not up to the mark”.

No one is seeking our opinion: Farmers in bullet train corridor
Sat, Jun 09, 2018

Farmers in “Charotar belt” of Gujarat's Kheda district say they are clueless about the path the land acquisition will take as neither officials of National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) nor the state government has informed them.

282 fire points in Uttarakhand in seven days
Fri, May 25, 2018

The satellites, INSAT-3D and INSAT-3DR equipped to detect and monitor natural hazards like forest-fires, spotted the fires from May 15 to 22.

Phase-I trials of early warning system at unmanned crossings over: ISRO
Fri, May 25, 2018

Under the project, integrated circuit (IC) chips, developed by ISRO, will be installed on train engines. These chips will send a signal to hooters installed at the level crossings with the engine at a distance of four km from the crossing.

Vibrant Gujarat 2019 : Govt plans ‘match-making sessions’ with foreign investors, industrialists
Sun, May 20, 2018

According to the government official, investors from countries like Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and middle-east countries like Saudi Arabia and Oman have been inquiring about the possible projects to invest in Gujarat.

Gujarat Govt plans ‘match-making sessions’ with foreign investors, industrialists
Sun, May 20, 2018

According to the government official, investors from countries like Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and middle-east countries like Saudi Arabia and Oman have been inquiring about the possible projects to invest in Gujarat.

ISRO to test space robustness of indigenous atomic clocks this December
Wed, May 16, 2018

SAC director did not disclose the cost of the imported clocks and possible savings for ISRO once the indigenous atomic clocks take place of the imported ones. The atomic clocks were in news recently after few of them on ISRO's IRNSS failed.

Gujarat govt reschedules Vibrant Gujarat Summit by a week
Wed, May 16, 2018

In 2015, the summit organised for the first time after Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister, saw Pravasi Bharatiya Divas being organised at Mahatma Mandir, a couple of days before the Vibrant Gujarat event was held at the same venue in January.

Entitlement cards to be issued to private land owners losing land for Bullet train project
Sat, May 12, 2018

Congress Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat, Ahmed Patel recently wrote a letter to PM Modi stating that he has received several complaints from farmer representatives that rules and procedures under the Land Acquisition Act 2013 was not being adhered to and Gujarat government was conducting the land acquisition exercise under a diluted version of the 2013 Act.

Army to get first batch of ‘Made in Gujarat’ Howitzer guns in June
Sat, May 12, 2018

The two companies had inked a Rs 4,600-crore deal with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in 2017 to supply 100 such guns within 42 months.

With Rs 335 crore in kitty, Gujarat to help 90 lakh people hit by mining
Fri, May 11, 2018

Kutch, Jamnagar, Dev Bhoomi Dwarka and Chhota Udepur are some of the districts where most of these PMKKKY projects are under way.

Global oil slump has Gujarat’s Alang angle: An influx of rigs
Tue, May 08, 2018

Gujarat government officials monitoring ship-breaking activities at Alang agree that a slump in the oil market over the last two years has pushed more owners to scrap their ageing tankers and rigs.

Mango crop affected in Gujarat due to unfavourable weather: Parshottam Rupala
Sun, May 06, 2018

“Due to the extreme heat, mango trees have been damaged. There is a very big loss to the mango crop this year. We have got details from some of the farmers. We are doing a survey of it,” Rupala said.

Now, Mahi river feeds Narmada main canal to meet drinking water needs
Sun, May 06, 2018

Faced with acute shortage of Narmada water, the government has started an inter-basin transfer of water, by “lifting” over 350 cusecs from the Mahi right bank canal (lying in east-west direction) and dumping it into the Narmada main canal

Saudi firm to set up 300 MW windmill project in Kutch
Sat, May 05, 2018

“The proposed project is expected to come up about 50 kilometers, north-east of Bhuj. There will be 131 wind turbines that will generate the required 300 MW,” an official from the company told The Indian Express.

Brahmins learned, PM Modi is one, as was BR Ambedkar: Gujarat Speaker
Sun, Apr 29, 2018

The “learned” Brahmin community has never been “power hungry”, and was instrumental in the success of kings such as Chandragupta Maurya, and of gods such as Lord Ram and Lord Krishna, Trivedi said.

Debt-ridden Gujarat PSU posts record profit, prepays long-term debt
Wed, Apr 25, 2018

We have risen from that level,” said Gupta, an IAS officer from the Gujarat-cadre, about the company that was set up by the state government in Bharuch in 1976.

To hunt for ‘hidden’ seismic faults, Institute of Seismological Research to map Kutch in 3D
Tue, Apr 24, 2018

“The basic idea is to create three-dimensional pictures of the existing faults which will help us understand them better. Secondly, we also want to map if there are any hidden faults in the region. The entire exercise is to study future locations where earthquakes are more probable to occur,” said the head of ISR.

Smart City, Amrut, Swachh Bharat moving at slow pace, says finance ministry official
Fri, Apr 20, 2018

Dr Kumar V Pratap, Joint Secretary (Infrastructure, Policy and Finance), Ministry of Finance, also pointed out that the “own revenues” of urban local bodies in India, as a percent of GDP, is less than one per cent.

Smart City, Amrut, Swacch Bharat moving at a slow pace: Govt official
Thu, Apr 19, 2018

"One third of India that lives in urban areas contributes two-third of the GDP. If India needs to retain it's position as the fastest growing large economy in the world, then the contribution of the urban areas have to increase," the official said.