Gujarat: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Rs 1900 cr assistance for Rain Deficient States

Rain deficient states will get financial assistance from the union govt . A monetary aid of Rs 1900 crore has been announced by the govt under various schemes for the same. The govt has also extended diesel subsidy of 50% to farmers to save the standing crops through groundwater irrigation. The cost would be shared ..

Modi inclined to develop “Dholera SIR” by emulating Kobe

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, on visit to Japan, has expressed his wish to develop Dholera SIR (Special Investment Region) as a model port city just like Kobe city in Japan. Dholera– Dholera is a town in Gujarat. It is an ancient port-city in Gulf of Khambhat (Cambay), 30 km. from Dhandhuka village of Ahmedabad ..

Gujarat inks pact with Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The Gujarat government signed an MoU with Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) to enhance the bilateral trade. JCCI has inked MoUs with many industry institutions such as the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) at city level, but it was the first time they have signed an MoU with a state in India. Earlier, ..

Court awards life sentence to 9 people in 2002 Gujarat’s Ode massacre

In Anand, Gujarat a special court awarded life imprisonment to 9 people in the 2002 Ode village riots case. 3 persons of minority community were burnt alive in the case in Malva Bhagol area of Ode village on March 1, 2002 as part of state-wide reverberations of Godhra train burning episode of February 27, 2002.

Current Affairs : January 18, 2012

Gujarat High Court upholds the appointment of Lokayukta The High Court of Gujarat, Ahmedabad dismisses the plea of the Gujarat Government and upholds the appointment of state Lokayukt by the Governor. Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal appointed Justice Mehta as the Lokayukta in August 2011, after over seven years of the position lying vacant. On the ..