Goa: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Programme, 2020

Under Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat, Goa is paired with Jharkhand. Lot of exchange activities are happening on this front. The intensity of programmes is less due to lockdown and so the focus is laid on virtual events. Key Facts Lokotsav programmes held earlier in Goa in Panaji evoked good response. Stalls of Jharkhand displayed delicacies ..

IFFI to be held in November at Goa, as per schedule

The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will be held in November 2020 as per the schedule of the event. The event is normally held in Goa between November 20 and 28. This year also, the same timeline is fixed for the event and no change has been proposed till now in the schedule. What ..

Goa to Use Whatsapp to Communicate COVID 19 Test Results

Goa Health Minister Vihwajit Rane has stated that the state is mulling the use of the social media platform Whatsapp for communicating the results of the COVID 19 testing in the state. The development comes on the back of the delay in getting results for the deadly virus infection in the state. The state government ..

India’s first floating jetty inaugurated in Goa

India’s first floating jetty has been inaugurated in Panaji, Goa on the banks of Mandovi River. The jetty is located in the premises of the state port department. The jetty, which is made of cement concrete, can be built in a short time. Union Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurated the jetty as ..

Rubigula named the mascot of 2020 National Games

Rubigula, the Flame-throated Bulbul is the official state bird of Goa. The bird, also known as Ruby-throated yellow bulbul, has been named as the official mascot for the 2020 National Games. Goa is set to play host to the 36th edition of the National Games from 20th October to 4th November, 2020 in 37 sports ..