14.06.18 Goa (GoaPSC) Current Affairs

GOA Mediclaim scheme: Govt joins hands with third party administrator   The government has tied-up with a third party administrator (TPA) in a bid to cut costs on the implementation of its universal mediclaim scheme, Deen Dayal Swashtya Seva Yojna (DDSSY).   The directorate of healthservices (DHS) had extended its contract with M/s United India Insurance Co … Read more

13.06.18 Goa (GoaPSC) Current Affairs

GOA Goa included in National plan to check marine pollution   Recognising the grave challenge that marine pollutants, especially plastic, pose to the oceans, the Union ministry of earth sciences plans to study the quantum of marine litter and their sources along India’s coastline.   With scientific estimates indicating that eight million metric tonnes of … Read more

10-11.06.18 Goa (GoaPSC) Current Affairs

GOA Air quality in Goa’s urban areas worsens in 2017-18   High density of vehicles, inadequate monitoring system for checking vehicular emission and operation of condemnable vehicles is contributing to the deterioration of the air quality in the state’s major towns and cities, sources said. The air quality index values compiled by Goa State Pollution Control Board … Read more

07.06.18 Goa(GoaPSC) Current Affairs

GOA Health cards likely to be must for all migrant labour   Health cards could be made compulsory for all migrant workers in Goa to facilitate timely detection of malaria.   According to Goa, Daman and Diu Public Health Act, 1985 and Rules, 1987, it is mandatory for migrant workers only at construction sites to be screened for malaria … Read more

17.02.18 Goa(GoaPSC) Current Affairs

GOA Hope for Goa’s biodiversity   There is wonderful wildlife news in India’s smallest state. Recently, this newspaper first reported that a family of smooth-coated otters (Lutrogale perspicillata) has taken residence in Pilerne’s Saulem lake. This water body has been plagued by widespread garbage dumping, sewage, and the same menace of haphazard construction that blights … Read more

02.02.18 Goa(GoaPSC) Current Affairs

GOA Government to replicate Udipi’s cage fish farming model   The state directorate of fisheries is looking to adopt Udipi’s successful model of house-to-house cage fish farming.   Initially, about 100 4m/4m sized cages will be set up that locals can install in their yards and begin fish culture.   While the practice of raising selected … Read more

28-29.01.18 Goa(GoaPSC) Current Affairs

GOA Ferries from Mumbai to Goa likely to set sail in February   Procedural issues continue to plague the long-awaited Mumbai-Goa cruise ferry service, which has been further delayed due to lack of clearances from the Indian Register of Shipping (IRS) and the Directorate General of Shipping. The Mumbai-Goa ferry service was scheduled to start by December … Read more

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