Avinash Nair

Articles By Avinash Nair

Gujarat: Woman voter ratio climbs to 924 — new high since last Lok Sabha polls

In the last 15 months, while a total of 7,17,234 women got added to the electoral rolls in Gujarat, by January 2019 the number of women voters climbed to 2.14 crore.

Over 14 lakh new voters added; highest increase in Dangs, Ahmedabad, Surat

The rolls show that the number of electorates in the state has risen to over 4.47 crore from over 4.33 crore voters in September 2017, a 3.24 per cent rise. Currently, there are 2.32 crore male voters and 2.14 crore female voters.

Lok Sabha election: Gujarat to use new EVMs, VVPATs; old machines sent to Kerala, Bihar

This has been done as per the directions of the Election Commission of India (ECI), which have directed some states to use brand new machines for the Lok Sabha polls. The EVMs and VVPATs used for the 2017 Assembly elections in Gujarat were partly new.

Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project: Land acquisition sluggish, may take 7 more months

While the slowing of land acquisition process could be attributed to farmers’ opposition to it — petitions are pending in the Gujarat High Court against the acquisition of land for the project.

Gujarat: Narmada river water for rabi crops cut by 30%

At the beginning of the rabi season in November, the government had said that 19,000 cusecs of irrigation water will be released till the harvest of the crops.

Gujarat govt moves proposal to provide 200 days of employment for arid Kutch under MGNREGA

If approved by the Centre, Kutch will become the first district in the country where eligible households will be guaranteed work for 200 days, state government officials said.

Final electoral rolls for Lok Sabha polls in Gujarat to be published on Jan 31

Meanwhile, in preparation for the Lok Sabha elections, the Election Commission has already completed carrying out First Level Checks (FLCs) for over 67,000 EVM machines in the state.

Gujarat: New warehouses to replace rental godowns to store EVMs, VVPATs

Gujarat will only be the third state to create such an infrastructure after Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan.

Smriti Irani says Gujarat textile sector got Rs 30,000 cr in Modi rule, report released by her shows de-growth

The ASSOCHAM report, a copy of which is with The Indian Express, also stated that Gujarat’s fabric production in the last five years has registered a de-growth at a CAGR of -2 per cent.

Vibrant Summit helped Gujarat recover its image following 2002 riots: CM Vijay Rupani

"Remember those days in 2001 when earthquake struck, and 2002 when Godhra riots happened. An entire group of people had tried to defame Gujarat. But due to Vibrant Summit, Gujarat managed to stand (back on its feet),” Rupani said.

After UK, US and EU, India to get its size in textiles and garments: Smriti Irani

Apart from launching a size-India project, the Union minister also said that government will launch a statistical study to ascertain the domestic demand in India."Our

Vibrant Gujarat summit helped overcome loss of image after 2002 riots: CM Vijay Rupani

According to an official statement, the previous eight editions of the summit have helped attracted investments worth Rs 13,45,873 crore and created 23,67000 job opportunities in Gujarat.

As China’s influence increases in Africa, Uganda minister to India: Don’t lament, come reclaim space

Speaking during “Africa Day” event at Vibrant Gujarat Summit, Okello, Uganda’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs (International Affairs), said Indians had arrived first but “ignored a beautiful Africa” — the Chinese came subsequently and took it over.

Vibrant Gujarat Summit: No Jantar Mantar in China, yet India fastest growing economy, says Giriraj Singh

The minister was referring to an earlier speech given by Prasoon Mukherjee, the vice-chairman of Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI).

Giriraj Singh links public protests with growth rate, says no Jantar Mantar in Singapore, China

Earlier speaking at the event, Prasoon Mukherjee said Singapore was a USD 300 billion economy. "If here (India), has per capita GDP of USD 2000, there (Singapore) the per capita GDP is USD 70000," he said while introducing the country he was representing.

India to emulate China: ‘To clock Rs 10,000 crore of defence exports by March 2019’

Ministry of Defence officials attending the Vibrant Gujarat Summit on Friday said that India is all set to cross Rs 10,000 crore of defence equipment exports by the end of March this year.

Vibrant Gujarat Summit: Two Chinese firms to invest Rs 21,400 crore in Dholera SIR

"The company is an emerging electrical vehicle battery producer and is considering to set up an electrical battery plant in Dholera to cater to the fast developing auto industry in India," said Jai Prakash Shivahare, managing director, Dholera SIR.

Lead movement to ensure India’s data owned by Indians: Ambani to PM

Speaking at the 9th Vibrant Gujarat Summit here, Ambani also unveiled his plans of an e-commerce platform that would bring together its Jio and Reliance Retail ventures to “empower and enrich” an estimated 12 lakh small retailers and shopkeepers in Gujarat, part of over 3-crore community in India.”

Bullet train simulator at Vibrant Gujarat summit to be stationed at Ahmedabad

The predominantly green-and-silver simulator on display is the Series E5 Shinkansen train which has a top speed of 320 kilometers per hour.

Smell Moon or undertake fitness test for Mars mission at Gujarat Science City

There is also a model of a “underwater robot” that could have the ability to cut through the icy surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa in one of the future missions and search for “life.” The exhibition will continue for 16 weeks.