31.08.21 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

  GOA Monuments in Goa that have stood for centuries face big climate threat Monuments at Old Goa’s world heritage complex, as well as other heritage sites across Goa, are vulnerable to the dire impact of climate change. And this isn’t a distant threat — increased extreme weather events are already wrecking damage, soaking and triggering decay in the heritage buildings’ … Read more

29-30.08.21 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

GOA Goa Post releases spl covers on GI products Goa Post has released a special cover on Khola chilli, making it the second geographical indication (GI) special cover to be released. The first one, on cashew feni, was released earlier in August. A GI tag is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities … Read more

28.08.21 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

  GOA 16,000 litres of free water to every household in Goa Goa will become the first state in the country to supply free water to 60% of its citizens from Wednesday onwards, chief minister Pramod Sawant said. He launched the Save Water to Get Free Water scheme on Tuesday under which households will not be charged for consumption of up … Read more

27.08.21 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

  GOA Improve net connectivity in remote areas: Tribal group Gakuved, the federation of tribal communities in the state, has put forth several suggestions to the state government on improving internet connectivity in villages as online education of the scheduled tribe (ST) students living in remote parts of the state has been affected. It was also suggested that all such villages … Read more

26.08.21 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

GOA Goa government earmarks Rs 120 crore to avoid power fee hike   Chief minister Pramod Sawant said that as the state government decided not to increase the tariff, it will have an additional burden of Rs 120 crore on the state government. Last year, due to the pandemic, the state government had kept the tariff … Read more

25.08.21 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

GOA Include topographic maps in coastal zone plan to prevent disasters in Goa: Greens   A cause of concern for environmentalists is that while the National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM) has used toposheets to prepare the draft Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP), the agency has carried out no independent study to determine the state’s coastal geomorphology. Environmentalists are of … Read more

24.08.21 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

GOA   To boost e-vehicle sector, charging stations must: CII   Given that the electric vehicle industry is at a nascent stage, the state government must support the sector with a two-pronged strategy of ensuring that electric vehicles are affordable while also ensuring an accommodative policy for manufacturers and energy providers in Goa, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) … Read more

23.08.21 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

GOA Don Bosco Global Youth Film Festival   The first of its kind, a world-class festival platform offered for young filmmakers to express their talents and contribute to the common good. This two day festival will take place in almost 135 countries in multiple locations with forums and meet-ups, featuring new and established voices. A worldwide Salesian film festival, … Read more

21-22.08.21 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

GOA   Goa severely lacks in quality data on water availability Goa is not a water stressed state, however, all of the estimated water in the state is not available for human consumption. The state severely lacks reliable and quality data on water availability and discharge of its rivers. Rigorous studies are therefore needed to … Read more

18.08.21 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

GOA State to e-auction over 2 million tonne iron ore on Aug 27 The state government has put up over 2 million tonnes of iron ore for the e-auction scheduled on August 27, to generate revenue for the state. This is the 26th e-auction, and will be conducted by the directorate of mines and geology. … Read more

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