30-31.05.21 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

GOA Daman and Diu to be dropped from Goa laws, says Pramod Sawant   Chief minister Pramod Sawant  said the state government will only use Goa on its legislations and drop the reference to Daman and Diu. Sawant also said that financially weaker panchayats will be given a grant of Rs 50,000.   Sawant said even though … Read more

29.05.21 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

28.05.21 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

GOA Goa CM Pramod Sawant eyes 100% electrification, launches solar power prog for remote villages   Chief minister Pramod Sawant  inaugurated a solar power-based electrification programme for rural households in the state. With an eye on 100% electrification, this project will provide power through renewable energy to areas where grid connectivity isn’t feasible. The project is pursuant to … Read more

27.05.21 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

GOA   Floating Jetty Inaugurated in Goa   The Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways launched the second Floating jetty at Old Goa. The jetty will provide tourists with safe, hassle-free transportation.   The Government of India has approved the construction of two concrete floating jetties on the River Mondovi (NW-68) to connect Old Goa … Read more

26.05.21 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

GOA Special loans for MSMEs to mfg O2, oximeters   In an attempt to encourage micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to address the demand for critical goods and services required to tackle the second wave of Covid-19, Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) is offering low-cost funding to units that manufacture oxygen cylinders, … Read more

25.05.21 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

GOA Biodiversity board to suo motu recognise conservation efforts   This year, the Goa State Biodiversity Board (GSBB) has decided that it will take suo motu cognizance of exemplary and pioneering work carried out in biodiversity conservation in Goa and confer awards for the works. The awards are presented every year by the board by calling nominations. … Read more

24.05.21 Daily GPSC Current Affairs.

GOA Goa: Coast Guard commissions patrol vessel ICGS Sajag   At a time when the Indian Coast Guard finds itself assisting in disaster relief operations and maritime accidents, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval commissioned a 105m offshore patrol vessel ICGS Sajag. Built by Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL), the indigenously-built warship will be based at Porbandar, Gujarat and will be deployed extensively for … Read more

22-23.05.21 Daily GPSC Current Affairs.

GOA Goa biodiversity board helping local communities sell local produce   In many cases biodiversity conservation efforts tend to be viewed as being in conflict with economic interests. Turning this belief on its head, the Goa State Biodiversity Board (GSBB) has taken the first step to becoming the only government body in the country to begin production, along with local communities, … Read more

21.05.21 Daily GPSC Current Affairs.

GOA Class VI-VIII syllabus will have coding & robotics from 2021-22   The government notified the ‘Chief Minister’s Coding and Robotics Education in Schools Scheme’ or CM-CARES, as per the announcement made in this year’s state budget. The scheme will be implemented from the upcoming academic year, 2021-22, in government and government aided high schools. The implementation will be in phases, starting … Read more

20.05.21 Daily GPSC Current Affairs.

GOA Lockdown improved water quality in Mandovi: National Institute of Oceanography     A significant decrease in navigational and industrial activities along the river bank brought down the level of coloured dissolved organic matter (CDOM) and nutrients in the Mandovi estuary during the lockdown last year. A study by Albertina Dias and other scientists of the National Institute … Read more

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