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24th Meeting of Western Zonal Council held in Panaji

The 24th Meeting of Western Zonal Council held was held in Panaji, capital of Goa. It was chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Goa being host state, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant was its vice-chairman. It was attended by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and representatives of Union Territories of ..



Goa decides to ply ‘water taxis’ in its inland waterways

In a first, the Goa government has decided to ply ‘water taxis’ in its inland waterways between Panaji and Old Goa. The announcement was made while tabling the performance budget of the River Navigation department (RND) for the financial year 2019-2020. The department also plans to upgrade existing ferry ramps and jetties and provide better ..


Unemployment Figures across Various States

The Periodic Labour Force Survey 2017-18 reports huge variation in unemployment rates across the states. What does the Survey reveal? Nagaland has the highest unemployment rate among the states at 21.4% whereas Meghalaya has the lowest unemployment rate at 1.5%. The states of Goa and Manipur also have high unemployment rates whereas Chhattisgarh and Sikkim ..


Goa Revolution Day

Goa Revolution Day was celebrated on June 18. It commemorates the end of the 435-year-long oppressive Portuguese rule in Goa. Significance of the Day Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia and Dr. Juliao Menezes urged the people of Goa to stand against the oppression from the Portuguese and to fight for their freedom in a public meeting ..


Indians Scientists identifies a new species of primate wasp from genus Kudakrumia in Goa

Indians Scientists has recently identified a new species of primate wasp from the genus Kudakrumia in Goa. The new species was collected in the forests of Western Ghats. The wasp, which is dubbed as Kudakrumia rangnekari, was named after Goa-based researcher Parag Rangnekar. Rangnekar is the author of a book “Butterflies of Goa”, which is ..


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