18-19.10.20 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

GOA NABARD lends Goa Rs 85 crore for rural infrastructure projects   Aside from market borrowings through state development loans, the government has borrowed Rs85 crores from the national bank for agriculture and rural development (NABARD) under the rural infrastructure development fund (RIDF) for various infrastructure projects to be taken up in Goa.   Among the projects taken up with the … Read more

17.10.20 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

GOA Goa committee formed to aid cane farmers The state government has constituted the Sugarcane Farmers Facilitation Committee to recommend measures to resolve the hardships faced by cane farmers of the sugar factory in Dharbandora. In the notification issued by director of agriculture Neville Alphonso, the committee will report to the state-level committee. The order has been issued with the approval of chief … Read more

16.10.20 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

GOA PPP cell to discuss stalled heli-tourism, skydiving projects   The Public Private Partnership (PPP) cell of the state government will take up three tourism projects.   The three projects were initiated by Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) but as little progress was made, the state government appointed the PPP cell as a hand-holding agency to complete them. INTERNATIONAL Global Handwashing … Read more

15.10.20 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

GOA Goa among five states to meet Centre’s power revenue target Goa is one of only five states to have succeeded in eliminating revenue gaps in power distribution in 2019-20, thus meeting the Centre’s Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) targets. According to the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) report on state finances, Assam, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana and Maharashtra are the … Read more

14.10.20 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

GOA Centre transfers part of GST relief to Goa, others   Bringing relief to revenue-starved states like Goa, the Centre borrowed and transferred Rs 6,000 crore to 16 states and two Union territories, including Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Bihar, Assam, Delhi and J&K, as compensation for the shortfall in Goods and Services Tax.   Goa, which is facing close … Read more

13.10.20 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

GOA Goa must leverage proximity to Maharashtra, Gujarat to attract investment   Goa’s proximity to Gujarat and Maharashtra, two states that attract a lot of global investment, can be leveraged to attract US companies that already have a base in the other two states.   Goa, along with Maharashtra and Gujarat, have major ports, which are connected through … Read more

11-12.10.20 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

GOA Boost your ‘karma’ by mapping rural Goa via app   Borrowing a concept from Google Maps and Reddit, ActforGoa — a community initiative program — wants locals and visitors to the state to map Goa’s rich diversity as well as community issues to enhance their ‘karma’. The move is part of a program to help Goa’s 191 panchayats, and NGOs, … Read more

10.10.20 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

GOA Govt meets industry players to understand pain points Stung by criticism and the industry’s complaints about corruption, the government has initiated steps to improve the business environment in the state. Chief minister Pramod Sawant has tasked IAS officer Ashok Kumar with holding comprehensive meetings with the industry and concerned departments to iron out differences. Simultaneously, the … Read more

09.10.20 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

GOA Govt planning new sugar factory in four years’ Chief minister Pramod Sawant said the state government is planning to set up a new sugar factory in the state in the next four years under the Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana which would be leased out to a company for operation. Gaonkar gave a proposal to the state … Read more

08.10.20 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

GOA Goa becomes India’s first ‘Har Ghar Jal’ State by providing tap water connection to every rural household As per the data provided by the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Goa has become the first ‘Har Ghar Jal’ State in the country by providing tap water connection to every rural household. The state provided tap water … Read more

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