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

12.06.18 Goa (GoaPSC) Current Affairs

GOA Goa to have its third Mandovi Bridge soon; 85% work completed   India is celebrating as a construction year aiming to construct roads across the country via various projects. In order to keep an eye on these projects, Union Minister for National Highways and Road Transport Nitin Gadkari today took stock of the progress of … Read more

08.06.18 Goa (GoaPSC) Current Affairs

GOA Goa scrutinising impact of Major Port Authorities Bill   The state government is assessing the impact of the Major Port Authorities Bill 2016 on powers of various departments and local self-governing bodies, as the authority to be set up under it will have overriding powers to pursue development within port limits.   The ports administration department, with the … Read more

06.06.18 Goa(GoaPSC) Current Affairs

GOA Digital token system to end queues at transport offices   In a bid to ease the pressure of serpentine queues at the regional transport offices (RTO), the state transport department will soon be installing a digital token system at its offices. Managed by the Goa Electronics Limited (GEL), the Ponda RTO will be the first in … Read more

03-04.06.18 Goa(GoaPSC) Current Affairs

GOA Colleges allowed to increase seats by 10% Goa University’s (GU) academic council has given affiliated colleges blanket approval to increase the number of seats for their first year (FY) courses by 10%. This is the third straight year that GU has issued this approval, and is meant to enable colleges to accomodate more students.   The … Read more

02.06.18 Goa(GoaPSC) Current Affairs

GOA E-way bill mandatory for Goan traders   Goa was among six states across the country, that made it mandatory to obtain an e-way billfor inter-state movement of goods. The implementation of the system, which had a nationwide roll out on April 1, was in line with the decision of the Goods and Services Tax Council.   … 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

16.02.18 Goa(GoaPSC) Current Affairs

GOA State govt to arm traffic cops with 100 alcometers   There will not be cheer for this move if you are among those who booze and drive and have a penchant for speed. The state government has cleared the traffic police proposal to procure 100 alcometers and fours laser speed radar guns to crackdown … Read more

15.02.18 Goa(GoaPSC) Current Affairs

GOA Govt launches scheme to boost pork production   The state government has announced a ‘Varah Palan Scheme’ to provide financial assistance for the purchase and rearing of exotic and crossbred pigs and to augment pork production in the state. While any farmer residing in Goa for a minimum of five years is eligible under the scheme, … Read more

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