Wednesday, 19 January, 2022

Topic: Gujarat

From Modi to Patel, 4 CMs have ruled Gujarat, but this ex-IAS officer is a constant in CMO

Retired IAS officer Kuniyil Kailashnathan has been appointed chief principal secretary to new Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel, his 7th extension since he retired in 2013. 

New Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel to meet President, Vice President and PM in Delhi Monday

Patel is also scheduled to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and BJP president J P Nadda before returning to Ahmedabad, Gujarat CMO said Sunday.

Who is Harsh Sanghavi, the BJP leader who holds 9 portfolios in new Gujarat CM cabinet

Sanghavi has been allocated 9 portfolios — Home, disaster management & police housing; MoS in sports, youth and cultural activities, NRI, excise & prohibition, border security and prisons.

No deputy CM in new Gujarat govt, CM Bhupendra Patel keeps home ministry

CM Patel will also hold the charge of General Administration Department, Information and Broadcast, Capital Projects, Urban Development among others, an official release said.

Gujarat’s ‘Operation Clean’: No minister from Rupani cabinet in CM Patel’s new govt

According to Gujarat BJP leaders, the move was initiated to bring in fresh energy into the administration ahead of 2022 elections and to beat chances of anti-incumbency.

Gujarat’s Patidar voters not excited by BJP CM Bhupendra Patel, survey finds

Prashnam finds that BJP strategy could pay off in the longer run, though, since Patidars prefer an unknown community leader over a known non-Patidar such as Vijay Rupani.

Who are Patels and how they have become a driving force behind govts in Gujarat

The Patels are once again the talk of Gujarat after Bhupendra Patel, a first-time MLA, was unexpectedly chosen as the state chief minister. 

Fresh face was needed in Gujarat, Nitin Patel will be utilised: Union minister Pralhad Joshi 

In interview with ThePrint, Union Minister Pralhad Joshi, who was the BJP observer in Gujarat, also said new CM Bhupendra Patel was the most acceptable face in the state. 

Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel holds review meeting on flood situation in Saurashtra region

Heavy rains battered parts of Saurashtra region Monday and low-lying areas got flooded. Patel has instructed the authorities to airlift stranded people in rain-hit Jamnagar district.

Bhupendra Patel takes oath as new Gujarat chief minister

Patel, unanimously elected BJP legislature party leader, was sworn in as the state's 17th CM by Governor Acharya Devvrat. Amit Shah was among those present at the ceremony.

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What it will take to vaccinate the world against Covid

A Q&A with vaccine scientist Peter Hotez, author of 'Preventing the Next Pandemic', on developing a low-cost Covid vaccine, and why Omicron won’t be the end of the pandemic.
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Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.


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Why was number of women cadets for NDA fixed at 19 in 2022, same as 2021, SC asks Centre

UPSC notification issued December 2021 says first phase of NDA exam for 2022 scheduled in April. Notification declares 19 women candidates will be chosen out of 400 successful ones.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.