30-31.01.21 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

  GOA CM: Centre to OK revised Western Ghats eco zone   Chief minister Pramod Sawant said on Sunday that the Centre would agree with the state’s request to include only 30 villages in the final notification on the Western Ghats’ ecologically-sensitive area (ESA). It was earlier proposed to include 99 villages in the notification.   In May … Read more

29.01.21 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

GOA 12-17% multi-drug resistant tuberculosis cases seen in Goa yearly   Annually, 1,000- 1,500 TB cases are reported in Goa with 12% to 17% of them being multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Though the numbers don’t look alarming, MDR-TB cases are still a cause of concern as the recovery rate is 50% or sometimes lesser. MDR-TB … Read more

28.01.21 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

  GOA Goa’s debt jumps by 52% in last 3 years   A spurt in infrastructure projects coupled with a sharp drop in income has seen Goa’s debt jump by more than 50% in the last three years from Rs 12,395 crore as of March 2017 to Rs 18,844 crore in December 2020. The rise … Read more

27.01.21 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

  GOA Non-biodegradable garbage bill passed The state legislative assembly passed the Goa Non-Biodegradable Garbage (Control) (Amendment) Bill, 2021. As per the bill, cess will be levied at a rate not exceeding 2% of consideration received on outway supply of goods marketed in non-biodegradable packaging. Environment minister Nilesh Cabral said that intention of the bill is to … Read more

24-25.01.21 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

GOA Goa: Government’s migrant support cell to help labourers   The state government has created a dedicated migrant cell to resolve the problems of migrant labourers who come to Goa in search of work. Goa’s migrant cell will work in conjunction with the Centre’s national migrant support portal (NMSP), said chief minister Pramod Sawant after attending the … Read more

23.01.21 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

GOA Goa CM Pramod Sawant releases book ‘Manohar Parrikar – Off The Record’   The Chief Minister Pramod Sawant recently released a book titled ‘Manohar Parrikar – Off the Record’, written by senior journalist Shri Waman Subha Prabhu.   Through this book, the author narrates the multi-faceted personality of late Parrikar, based on the collection … Read more

22.01.21 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

GOA Cabinet nod for more civic wards   The cabinet approved the Goa Municipal (Amendment) Bill, 2021, to create nine wards in Bicholim, Curchorem, Canacona, Quepem and Cuncolim municipal areas ahead of elections to these urban local bodies scheduled in April. CM Pramod Sawant said the cabinet has approved the governor speech to be read on the … Read more

21.01.21 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

GOA   Goa govt to amend law to bypass selection commission for hiring   The state government will move to amend the Goa Staff Selection Commission in the upcoming assembly session. The amendment will allow bypassing of the commission which was empowered to conduct recruitments for all departments. It will allow government departments to expedite recruitment by … Read more

20.01.21 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

GOA Govt move to dilute Lokayukta to control its functioning: Ex-CJ Rebello The former chief justice of Allahabad high court, justice Ferdino Rebello, came down heavily on the Goa government for its intention to dilute the Goa Lokayukta Act and said it smacks of plans to control its functioning by making it accountable to the people whom … Read more

19.01.21 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

GOA Goa to set up panel to scout for IIT land’   Chief minister Pramod Sawant  said a committee, comprising IIT representatives among others, will consider alternative locations in the state to set up the IIT campus.   The agitation had intensified over the last couple of weeks forcing the state government to rethink its stand and scrap the IIT … Read more

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