19.06.20 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

GOA Goa government mulls cutting off Chinese connections to Zuari bridge The state government is toying with the idea of replacing the Chinese design proof reader for the country’s widest cable-stayed bridge project over the Zuari after the India-China stand-off at the border. 65% of the work of the new Zuari bridge has been completed and that some material for … Read more

18.06.20 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

GOA Former Goa minister Achyut Usgaonkar passes away Former Goa minister Achyut Kashinath Sinai Usgaonkar passed away following age-related ailments. Usgaonkar was a leader of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), the oldest regional outfit in Goa. He served as a cabinet minister from August 13, 1977 to April 27, 1979 in the then Shashikala Kakodkar … Read more

17.06.20 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

GOA New govt panel to review wetlands The state government has constituted a technical committee headed by former principal chief conservator of forests Richard de Souza, to review wetland management plans and give advise on technical matters referred to it by the Goa state wetland authority (GSWA). The other members of the committee formed as per the … Read more

16.06.20 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

GOA Goa may still host GM tourney in 2020   Goa’s biggest chess tournament may take place at the end of the year, if everything goes as per plan.   The GCA has conducted the Goa Grandmaster Chess tournament, now rechristened as Parrikar Grandmaster, in October 2018 and June 2019. The third edition was scheduled for this … Read more

14-15.06.20 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

GOA Study: 50% industries in Goa generate hazardous waste   The Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) said that the inventory of hazardous waste report points out that around 50% of industries generate hazardous waste in the state and that emphasis have been given to create facilities for its treatment within the state.   The report said that regular updating of information is … Read more

13-06-2020 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

GOA Agri research institute gives farmers seeds, fertilizer, plants   To provide relief to marginal farmers, the ICAR – Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute, Old Goa has distributed seeds, medicinal plants, fertilizers and feed among farmers in the state. Under the tribal and schedule castes’ sub-plan, ICAR-CCARI annually distributes farm requisites among farmers at a mela at the institute’s campus in … Read more

12-06-2020 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

GOA Goa University jumps 12 positions in national universityranking to 81st spot   Goa University has moved up 12 positions to be ranked 81 among the 100 best universities in India in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2020. The rank was a major improvement for Goa’s lone and state-run university, which ranked 93rd in 2019. But the varsity’s 2020 rank is still … Read more

11-06-2020 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

GOA Solar powered electrification on cards for 90 S Goa houses The decision of the state cabinet, to implement the rural village electrification scheme for households through renewable energy, will help 90 houses in Sanguem, Quepem, Sattari and Canacona get electricity. “This scheme will benefit houses which do not have electricity. A cabinet note said the programme aims to bring electricity, through … Read more

10-06-2020 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

GOA Goa: Education department mulls home visits by teachers to start academic year With reopening of schools for the academic year 2020-21, the state education department is exploring possibilities of teachers visiting students’ homes for teaching. The move comes after the home ministry, in its May 30 guidelines, said a decision on reopening of schools would be taken in July … Read more

09-06-2020 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

GOA Soon, Goa’s Catholics may have to book their spot to attend Mass After having live streamed the Masses for past two months during the lockdown, the Carmelite Monastery in Margao is considering online registration for Masses to control the number of faithful that attend each service. Besides these measures, the clergy is also gearing … Read more

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