[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #117 : Manoj Soni Board, Gujarat Home State, Sociology Optional, Trekking & Ecotourism Hobbies

Date of interview: 27 August Board: Manoj Soni Background: CA, M.com State: Gujarat Optional: Sociology Hobbies: Trekking and Ecotourism To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2020, visit this page Chairman About civil services decision nd all 5 places which are not tourist destination but have potential in Gujarat? How will you promote tourism in such area??… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #117 : Manoj Soni Board, Gujarat Home State, Sociology Optional, Trekking & Ecotourism Hobbies

Sanskruti Kunj Fair

News:The Eight day cultural fair called Vasantotsav was inaugurated at Sanskruti Kunj in Gandhinagar,Gujarat. Facts: About the Sanskruti Kunj fair: It is an annual festival organised by the Government of Gujarat to celebrate the rich diverse heritage of the country. The festival is often referred to as the state’s spring festival or Basant Mahotsava as… Continue reading Sanskruti Kunj Fair

Cabinet elevates BISAG,Gujarat to national institute

News:Cabinet has approved the elevation of Bhaskaracharya Institute of Space Applications and Geoinformatics(BISAG),Gujarat as a National Institute under Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology(MEITY),Government of India. Facts: About BISAG: Currently,BISAG is a state agency under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of Gujarat.It is registered as a Society and Trust with the Charity Commissioner… Continue reading Cabinet elevates BISAG,Gujarat to national institute

Home Minister launches country’s first Cyber Crime Prevention Unit AASHVAST in Gandhinagar

News:Home Minister has launched several Cyber initiative projects of the Gujarat police. Facts: About Cyber AASHVAST: Cyber Aashvast is an initiative started by the Cyber Crime Cell of the Gujarat Police. It will own an exclusive online portal that will have dedicated service helpline for victims of cyber-crimes. Units under Cyber AASHVAST:There are four units… Continue reading Home Minister launches country’s first Cyber Crime Prevention Unit AASHVAST in Gandhinagar

FSSAI launches ‘Verified Milk Vendor Scheme’ in Gujarat

News:The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India(FSSAI) has launched ‘Verified Milk Vendors Scheme’ in Gujarat. Facts: About Verified Milk Vendors Scheme: The scheme aims to address the issues of quality and safety in raw milk that is supplied directly to consumers by unorganised milk vendors. Under the scheme, all the unorganised milk producers and… Continue reading FSSAI launches ‘Verified Milk Vendor Scheme’ in Gujarat

Massive locust invasion threatens Gujarat farmers

News:The migratory insect locust has spread to the Northern parts of Gujarat, causing significant damage to agriculture. Facts: About Locust: Locusts are certain species of short-horned grasshoppers that have a swarming phase.They belong to the family Acrididae. Swarming refers to a collective behaviour in which locusts aggregate together just like flocks of birds. Locusts differ… Continue reading Massive locust invasion threatens Gujarat farmers

Gujarat anti-terror law gets President assent

News:President has given his assent to the Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime (GCTOC) Bill,2015. Facts: Key Provisions of the bill: The act defines a ‘terrorist act’ as an act committed with the intention to disturb law and order or threaten the unity, integrity, and security of the state. The Act empowers law enforcing… Continue reading Gujarat anti-terror law gets President assent

Gujarat tops in solar rooftop installations

According to the government data,Gujarat has emerged as the state with the most rooftop solar panels installed. Gujarat has installed rooftop solar power capacity of 261 MW against 1,700 MW for all of India.Gujarat is followed by Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu in terms of installed rooftop capacity. The government has also provided financial assistance and… Continue reading Gujarat tops in solar rooftop installations

Gujarat potato farmers case: Agriculture Ministry issues notice to PepsiCo

Agriculture ministry has issued a notice to PepsiCo India to revoke the registration of its potato variety used to make its trademark Lays chips. This move comes after PepsiCo had withdrawn the cases against potato growers in Gujarat after discussions with the government. PepsiCo uses FC5 variety of potato for making chips.For this,PepsiCo had also… Continue reading Gujarat potato farmers case: Agriculture Ministry issues notice to PepsiCo

India’s first dinosaur museum inaugurated

Gujarat Chief Minister has inaugurated India’s first dinosaur museum and fossil park at Raiyoli village of Mahisagar district,Gujarat. Raiyoli is globally known to be the third largest fossil site and the second largest dinosaur hatchery from where about 10,000 dinosaur eggs have been found. The new museum will create a prehistoric-like era environment when dinosaurs… Continue reading India’s first dinosaur museum inaugurated