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Surat: Engineers develop app to help diamond buyers, traders in India and abroad
Fri, Oct 09, 2020

The developers took the help of youths from their family and printed pamphlets, which they distributed to diamond trading and manufacturing markets in Surat, Bhavnagar, Amreli and Mumbai.

Gujarat: Textile, diamond industry leaders elected to SGCCI
Tue, Oct 06, 2020

Dinesh Navadia, who was the vice-president of SGCCI for 2019-20, and presently the Gujarat Region Chairman of Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council, has become president of SGCCI for 2020-21.

Student attacked by leopard while attending online classes in open
Sun, Oct 04, 2020

The student used to go to a hillock, a five-minute walk from his village, everyday to take classes. On Wednesday, the student and his friend were listening to an online lecture when the leopard crept up.

Mobile app to curb ‘cheating’ in Surat textile industry
Mon, Sep 28, 2020

The mobile application, Vepar Suraksha Kavach Arjun, has data of traders, including their identity details and address, to ensure transparency in business.

Surat social worker Vigyan Sitamram Pawar dies of Covid-19 at 65
Sun, Sep 27, 2020

Vigyan had fallen ill around 45 days ago and tested positive for Covid-19. After being admitted at a private hospital for two days, he was shifted to SMIMER hospital. He is survived by his four married daughters.

Surat SEZ lures Mumbai jewellery businessmen with its labour force and an upcoming bourse
Thu, Sep 24, 2020

With the markets opening worldwide after the Covid-19 lockdown, the gems and jewellery industry seems to be in recovery mode and exports have begun to markets in the United States, China, Hong Kong, Europe and other countries.

Only labourers with antibodies can return to work in Surat factories
Wed, Sep 09, 2020

So far, over 100 labourers, who have returned from their home states, had tested positive at the Surat Railway station and bus depots.

Alert in diamond hubs as China ‘raids’ Hong Kong offices over smuggling
Thu, Sep 03, 2020

Incidentally, in January 2010, 22 diamond merchants from Gujarat had been arrested by Chinese Customs officials on similar charges.

Posters seeking apology from Gujarat govt for ‘insulting diamond polishers’ surface
Sat, Aug 22, 2020

The state government had faced the ire of the Gujarat High Court (HC) for the rising number of Covid-19 cases in Surat, especially after diamond and textile industries had reopened following Unlock-1.

Surat textile factories fly in migrant workers from their home states
Fri, Aug 21, 2020

Kaushal Padshala, owner of Raj Textiles at Sachin GIDC, who runs electronic jacquard machines power loom machines, booked six flight tickets -- four from Varanasi in UP and two from Patna -- to bring back technicians and operators.

ITIHAS tracks Covid cases using mobile network, artificial intelligence algorithm
Fri, Aug 21, 2020

Once tested positive, the tool traces the movement of the patient’s past 20 days and based on duration spent calculated by mobile pings sent to the tower, an exposure score is calculated, which is further fine-tuned and mapped geographically to undertake surveillance activities.

Godhra mosque is now a 50-bed Covid Care Centre 
Tue, Aug 18, 2020

Following the Covid-19 lockdown, the mosque and the madrasa were shut as per state government guidelines. However, the mosque reopened during Unlock-2.

Gujarat: Commercial centre is now Covid hospital, 26 recover
Mon, Aug 17, 2020

Kader Shaikh, 63, a real estate developer who recovered from Covid-19 in June, got his commercial centre converted into an 85-bed Covid hospital to provide affordable treatment for those who could not pay for treatment in private hospitals, and handed it over to the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC).

First batch of 21 patients gets treatment at commercial centre-turned Covid facility in Surat
Fri, Aug 14, 2020

SMC has deployed of 27 male and female nurses, 3 BAMS doctors, 2 MBBS doctors and 2 MD doctors at the facility

Three-time plasma donor among corona warriors felicitated by CM in Surat
Mon, Aug 03, 2020

During his official visit to the city to take stock of the Covid-19 situation, Vijay Rupani felicitated several corona warriors, including medical staff of NCH Hospital and SMIMER Hospital, as well as municipal officials.

Ahead of bypolls to Kaprada, Dang seats 11 elected representatives of Congress switch sides to BJP
Fri, Jul 31, 2020

Talking to The Indian Express, Pardi BJP president Mahesh Desai said, “We have welcomed the Congress leaders to our party... all of them were facing problems and injustice meted out by their leaders.”

Sumul Dairy Elections; First test for new BJP chief in Gujarat: Rival groups in fray
Thu, Jul 30, 2020

Elections to the Sumul Dairy, which is part of the 17 co-operative dairies under the Amul brand and has an annual turnover of Rs 4,500 crore, may lead to the divide between the party faction.

In Surat and Ahmedabad; Parents shift kids from private schools to municipal schools
Thu, Jul 30, 2020

As many as 12,300 new admissions were recroded with the SMEB, of which 4,300 were of students who were going to private schools till last year. The maximum number is in the diamond hub of Varachha zone at 1,416, SMEB sources said.

With cardboard partitions, Surat’s diamond hub reinvents the wheel
Mon, Jul 27, 2020

According to industry estimates, over 1,700 workers in the diamond business have tested positive, with the hubs of Katargam and Varachha turning hotspots.

Gujarat: Policewoman who took on minister’s son seeks to resign; gets protection
Wed, Jul 15, 2020

Claiming that she was “under pressure”, Yadav told The Indian Express that she sought to resign from the police force and conveyed her intention to the higher-ups, adding that she wanted to prepare to become an IPS officer and return to the force.

New drill for Surat textile traders: Sing Vande Mataram, national anthem
Sun, Jul 12, 2020

The traders have also been asked to take a pledge that goes: “I will follow all the guidelines to contain the pandemic, laid down by the government, and adopt all safety measures and do my bit to prevent spread of the pandemic.”

Surat: Rise in Covid cases among textile traders, 10 shops sealed
Sat, Jul 04, 2020

The SMC authorities said that there has been a rise in the number of positive cases among the textile traders in different markets. Over 200 textile traders had tested positive since last few days, an official said.

‘SGCCI exhibition hall in Surat may be converted into Covid hospital’
Sat, Jun 13, 2020

The hall, which is a pillarless centrally air-conditioned space spread over an area of 1.15 lakh square feet under a dome, hosts almost a dozen events around the year including exhibitions, Navratri garba, marriages, events of private corporate companies, parties, educational, cultural and religious events.

At least 5 dead, 50 injured in blast at chemical factory in Gujarat’s Dahej
Wed, Jun 03, 2020

Soon after the blast, some of the workers managed to come out of the factory and informed the managers and owners.

In Surat, reminders of 1994 plague: worker exodus, empty units, special trains
Thu, Jun 04, 2020

In September 1994 when the plague struck killing 49 persons, at least two lakh migrant workers from Odisha fled Surat, then a city of 25 lakh people among whom 1,391 were infected.

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