Surat Current Affairs, GK & News

India’s First Steel Slag Road

Surat, Gujarat is the first Indian city to get a road built from processed steel slag (industrial waste). This road has been developed as a joint-venture project by the Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), NITI Aayog, Union Steel Ministry, and ArcelorMittal-Nippon Steel (AM/NS), at Hazira, a suburb of ..

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Western Railways: 100th textile express

Mumbai Central Division of Western Railway achieved a milestone of loading “100th textile train” from Chalthan in Surat area to Sankrail in Kharagpur Division, SER. Highlights The Textile Express fetched a total revenue of Rs 10.2 crores for the Railways. First train was flagged off on September 1, 2021, by Minister of State for Railways ..

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SpiceJet launches freighter services to assist shrimp farmers

Leading Indian aircraft carrier SpiceJet launched freighter services from Chennai and Vishakhapatnam to Surat and Kolkata, to assist the transportation of shrimp seeds. The air cargo arm of SpiceJet called SpiceXpress, will use the Boeing 737 freighter with a 21-tonne carrying capacity will be used in the transportation. This is the first such effort in ..

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31st International Kite festival at Gujarat

The 31st International Kite Festival, one of the most expected festivals that allures the crowd especially kite flyers from all over the world began on 7th January 2020 at Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The festival was inaugurated by Governor of Gujarat, Acharya Devvrat and Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani amid the presence of ..

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Quick Facts: Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) of Gujarat

The Gujarat government has launched country’s first ‘Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS)’ which is being described as world’s first market for trading in Particulate Matter (PM) emissions. ETS was launched in Surat ETS) to encourage and incentivize the industrial units to cut air pollution. Even though trading mechanisms for pollution control do exist in many parts ..

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India’s first Central Institute of Chemical Engineering & Technology (CICET) to set up in Gujarat

Union Minister of State for Chemical & Fertilizers, Mansukh Mandaviya has recently announced that the India’s first Central Institute of Chemical Engineering & Technology (CICET) will be set up in Gujarat to give boost to the chemical industry. The CICET will come up either at Ahmedabad or Surat. The proposed institute will help the chemical ..

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