Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Vadodara Jamnagar Medical Colleges News Gujarat India

Some good news for wannabe doctors in the state.

Gujarat State government has proposed an increase of 255 seats for postgraduate medical courses in three medical colleges in the state.

The primary beneficiaries of this seat increase will be government-run medical colleges like NHL Municipal Medical College Ahmedabad where 100 seats will added, Vadodara Medical College where 70 seats will be added and government medical colleges in Jamnagar which will get 75 more seats, taking the total number of PG seats to 255 in these colleges.

According to sources, Gujarat State Health minister has called a meeting of deans and medical superintendent of medical college to decide on increase in staff strength and policy changes in recruitment process in the colleges.

Speaking about NHL Municipal Medical College which falls under Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, municipal commissioner IP Gautam said, "We have sent a proposal for increase of 100 seats at NHL.

The pre-requisite of bed capacity of 1,200 at VS Hospital and Shardaben Hospital is fulfilled as per Medical Council of India (MCI) guidelines for the addition of seats."

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Reliance Industries Jamnagar City News Gujarat India

The Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Industries has made an investment of Rs 32,017 crore in the Special Economic Zone (SEZ Gujarat) at Jamnagar City for which the state government had allotted over 1,333 hectares at Rs 311.74 crore, the government said today.

The government gave the details in reply to a question by Congress MLA Faroq Sheikh regarding the land given to RIL, the Tatas and the Adani Group for setting up projects in the state.

Details were provided about the land allotted to these groups, the rates charged by the government and the investment made.
In Jamnagar, the government has given over 12 hectares at Rs 13.47 lakh for a refinery, 1,333 hectares at Rs 311.74 crore for an SEZ, and 57 hectares at Rs 25 crore for setting up a marine tank farm.

The Tata Group has been given over 1,031 hectares in Gandhinagar City at Rs 11.35 crore for an IT project where an investment of Rs 11,434 crore would be made, generating over 8,000 jobs once the project becomes operational.

For the Nano Car project, the state has given 445.17 hectares at Sanand district where the Tata Group is investing Rs 2,322 crore. The project will create about 4,000 jobs.

In Kutch, the government has given 1,964 hectares to the Adani Group for setting up an Mundra SEZ Gujarat for Rs 29.67 crore.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Jamnagar Ayurvedic College News Gujarat India

The anatomy room at the Vadodara Ayurvedic College has been gathering dust for the last one year, with the authorities struggling hard to arrange a corpse for practical classes. In the absence of a corpse, the students missed practical demonstration of human anatomy this year.

M R Pandya, in-charge administrative officer, said: “In practical classes, the students dissect the corpse and understand the anatomy. However, this year we could not conduct the classes as no corpse was sanctioned to us.”

He added that last year they had received a corpse from Jamnagar City, which was coordinated by the Jamnagar Ayurvedic Medical College. “This year, they could not send it due to some technical problem. After no other Ayurvedic college could help us, we approached the Sir Sayajirao General Hospital(SSG) but they refused to provide a corpse,” Pandya said.

First-year students of Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) are supposed to take up a subject on human anatomy as a part of the curriculum.

Anatomy professor Kiran Raj said: “We had videos of dissections of previous years, which were used this year for teaching. But a video cannot match the experience of carrying out real dissections.”

Raj added: “We are not sure what will happen the next year. But if we get a corpse, we will hold integrated practical sessions; otherwise we will have to carry on with the videos.”

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Phalcon AWACS Aircraft Jamnagar City News Samachar Gujarat India

India will get the second of its three contracted Phalcon AWACS (airborne warning and control systems), or "eyes in the sky'', from Israel on 25th March - 2010.

The second Phalcon will arrive at Jamnagar City Gujarat India and then proceed to the AWACS home base in Agra to join the first one. "The third one should come before this year ends,'' said an IAF official on Tuesday.

As reported earlier, the IAF is keen to procure another three AWACS, even as DRDO works on a mini-AWACS project to mount indigenously-developed AEW&C radar systems on three Embraer-145 jets ordered from Brazil for $210 million.

Under the $1.1 billion deal signed in March 2004, the Israeli 360-degree Phalcon early-warning radar and communication suite has been mounted on Russian IL-76 heavy-lift military aircraft in a tripartite project among India, Israel and Russia.

There has been quite a bit of delay is their induction since the first Phalcon AWACS was originally scheduled for delivery in December 2007, with the second and third ones following in September 2008 and March 2009.

The Phalcon AWACS have boosted IAF's capabilities to detect and track troop build-ups or aircraft movements, for instance, deep inside Pakistan, much further than ground-based radars, while flying well within Indian airspace.

Primarily used for detection of incoming hostile cruise missiles and aircraft from around 400-km away in all-weather conditions, AWACS are also used to direct air defence fighters during combat operations against enemy jets.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Jamnagar Birding City News - World House Sparrow Day

Animal activists and environmentalists of Gujarat State Jamnagar City observed World House Sparrow Day on 20th March - 2010 to create awareness about their declining population.

Initiated by a voluntary organization "Nature Club," the day was observed by distributing around 50,000 artificial nests to the local residents.

Suresh Bhatt, Chief of Nature Club, said that due to the increasing pollution and human interference the population of house sparrows is decreasing at an alarming rate.

"Earlier one could find many house sparrows near our houses but now they are hard to find because of pollution and human interference. The day will come when our next generation will only be able to see these birds in photographs and paintings. So, to prevent this situation, our organization in association with the Jamnagar Municipal Corporation has initiated a project in which we have build nest boxes for these birds," said Bhatt.

He added that the rapid urbanization has hampered the habitats of these birds.

"There are many ponds in this locality, so it is good to see these birds nest on the trees on the artificial nests. This motivates us to do something for the nature," said Joshi, a member of Nature Club.

Ranging from 14 to 18 centimeters, house sparrow or passer domestics is a species of passerine bird of the sparrow family Passeridae and is strongly associated with human habitations.

It is a very social bird and expressive in all seasons when feeding, it roosts communally and its nest is usually placed together in clumps.

Many reasons have been attributed by experts in this field for their decline, which include introduction of unleaded petrol, the burning of which produces harmful fumes, which is toxic for the birds.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Rajkot Jamnagar Junagadh Districts Water Shortage News Saurashtra India

Water Resources Minister Nitin Patel had recently announced in the Assembly that the Gujarat State government had made Gujarat “free of tanker water supply”. But people in Saurashtra can still be found waiting for tankers for their share of water.

With the onset of summer, as many as 21 small cities in Rajkot District, Jamnagar District and Amreli District in Saurashtra are being supplied drinking water on alternate days.

Besides, the Junagadh Municipal Corporation has started to cut the water supply twice a week and Jodiya in Jamnagar district is getting supply once in three days. The situation in Amreli city is no different.

Last year’s inadequate monsoon coupled with scorching heat in the beginning of this summer has led to 40 of the 55 dams in the region hitting rock bottom. With the water level in wells and borewells also going down, people have been left with on option but to wait for water tankers provided by the local administration.

Rajkot District Collector H Patel said: “Water tankers have been pressed into service in three talukas (Wankaner, Jasdan and Jetpur) and the collectorate is ready with action plan for each village. At some places, where underground water is still available, the administration is installing hand pumps and borewells.”

He added that two control rooms — one each at Rajkot City and Morbi City— will be set up soon, and that more tankers will be allotted based on requirement.

Meanwhile, Rajkot Municipal Commissioner Dinesh Brahmbhatt has ordered to stop the sale of Narmada water for commercial purposes. According to Corporation officials, water in three major dams in the city will last up to June.

In Jamnagar district, the administration has begun supplying water through tankers in nine villages. One of the three dams supplying water to Junagadh city has dried up. From Thursday, JMC is supplying water five days a week. It has also started supplying tankers in areas like Joshipara, Timbavadi, Sargwada and Sabalpur, which depended on underground water.

Amreli city has been the worst-hit as it is getting supply once in 10 days. “The Collectorate has prepared an action plan. Villages will be supplied water by tankers as per the requirement,” said Amreli District Collector R R Raval.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Jamnagar Brass Industries - Gujarat Industrial News India

The Union environment ministry’s notification requiring importers of brass scrap to register has not gone down well with brass traders and manufacturers.

Determined to regain its sheen, the Jamnagar brass parts industry is seeking policy changes from the government.

There are 5,000 brass making units in Jamnagar City, more than 80 per cent of them in the small-scale category. Their total annual turnover is about Rs 2,000 crore and they employ more than 2.5 lakh persons.

India consumes about 100,000-150,000 tonnes of brass annually, of which about 70 per cent is imported.

“Brass is a very big industry in this region, but much development is (still) required. If the government supports us at the policy level, new development can take place. As of now, most of our energy is wasted in dealing with government officials on several policy issues. Both state and Central government should ease policies so that we can concentrate on our business,” said Jineshbhai Shah of Rajhans Impex.

Recently, the Union environment ministry issued a notification requiring traders and manufacturers to register for the import of brass scrap. Industry sources said that since the brass industry is a small-scale one, such registration seems unnecessary.

“Brass scrap is not harmful to the environment, so why should we register? The government says the move will help stop duty-stealing. But the pollution control board and environment department have no concern with this. We are going to meet Jairam Ramesh, minister of environment and forests, to sort out this issue,” said Ramjibhai Patel, president of Jamnagar Factory Owners Association.

Patel said the brass industry had just come out of recession and only government support can help it survive.

Similarly, Bharatbhai Dodhiya, a partner in Nyals Brass Products, said, “Government should give us relief in import duty on brass scrap, as the international market is fluctuating. Due to price instability, manufacturers have incurred losses several times. We take orders at a certain price and in no time the international prices change. This often leads to clients cancelling their orders.”

Jamnagar imports 95 per cent of scrap from Europe and America. A sharp increase in the value of the US dollar has also made Indian imports more expensive. Prior commitments mean that Indian importers have to pay much higher for their contracts, even though global prices have taken a big hit in recent days.

Adding that certain measures in banking policy could also help the industry, Dodhiya said, “Banking policy also should be changed for small-scale units in the industry here. Many units are upgrading their technology and if banks provide us loans at lower interest rates, the industry can grow a lot.”

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Jamnagar City Birding Activities News Gujarat India

Respected All Blog visitors and especially Wildlife and Birds Lovers from Gujarat India,

At below want to share really proud news from Jamnagar City Gujarat India, a little but good steps for Birds in this city that,

Jamnagar Municipal Corporation and Wild Gujarat set up 250 nest boxes on periphery of Lakhota Lake at Palace and also on trees of Azad garden here for local birds.

The nest boxes are made out of earthen material. Jamnagar Municipal Commissioner P.Swaroop, Mayor Kanaksinh Jadeja, Lakhota Nature Club Suresh Bhatt were present during nest setting ceremony. The nature lovers are targeting to set up 5000 such nest boxes at various places.

Jamnagar Refinery City News Samachar Gujarat India

Having provided 169 personnel to guard Infosys Technologies and the Electronics City in Bangalore, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is set to depute its personnel to secure Reliance Jamnagar Refinery, Wipro in Bangalore and Infosys Mysore campus.

A security audit of these three establishments has been done and CISF and is now finalizing details like the number of personnel to be deputed. Sources said CISF estimated a need for 200 personnel for Jamnagar but the Home Ministry is said to have asked it to scale this down.

The 101 personnel deployed at Infosys in Bangalore bring in Rs 2.56 crore as annual revenue to the force. Although its earnings vary, depending upon the overall threat perception, CISF is looking at revenue in the range of Rs 8-10 crore following the deployment of close to 400 personnel in these three establishments.

Significantly, the force is likely to turn down a request by the Essar Group which recently sought CISF cover to secure its 267-km-long pipeline which connects its iron ore plant at Bailadila in Chhattisgarh to its pelletization plant at Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and carries iron ore slurry.

“This pipeline has been attacked by Naxalites several times. It runs through thick forest areas of Chhattisgarh and securing it along its entire length is not a very feasible idea since that would entail the deployment of a very large contingent,” said a top CISF official. Having received 107 requests for security cover from private companies, CISF currently has put 33 firms on its priority list where it plans to deploy personnel.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Jamnagar Ahmedabad Vadodara City gets Tata Docomo Gujarat News

Tata Docomo has announced the launch of its GSM mobile services across the state of Gujarat starting today. The service has started in all areas of the state except for Ahmedabad City, Baroda City (Vadodara) and Jamnagar City. The official announcement is yet to be made.

However, the official Tata Docomo Twitter account has tweeted about this news.

The Tata Docomo website has also added "Gujarat" to its list of circles and has given tariff and other details for future consumers of Tata Docomo across the state. Tata Docomo now joins the likes of BSNL, Reliance (GSM and CDMA), Airtel, Tata Indicom (CDMA), Idea Cellular, and Vodafone who are already big players in the state.

To keep it simple, Tata Docomo's tariff plans in Gujarat are the same as that offered in the other circles where it operates. The plans include the Tata Docomo life time prepaid card priced at Rs. 49 and the "pay as you go" scheme, with a pulse of one second, and a charge of 1 paisa per second.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Medical Colleges Gujarat – Jamnagar Ahmedabad Vadodara Surat Rajkot Bhavnagar City News

The Medical Council of India has gifted wannabe doctors of Gujarat with 290 more seats for post-graduate medical courses. Nationwide, the seat increase is 3,791.

The change is effective from the academic year 2010-11. This jump in seats is attributed to a new set of rules introduced by MCI recently where every professor can take care of two students. Earlier, one professor was limited to one student.

This has effectively doubled the capacity.
Correspondingly, the number of PG seats has jumped to 18,000.

The primary beneficiaries of this seat increase will be government-run medical colleges like B J Medical College Ahmedabad and NHL Municipal Medical College Ahmedabad, Vadodara Medical College, Surat Municipal Medical College, Bhavnagar Medical College, Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Medical Colleage Rajkot City and Jamnagar Medical College.

Nationwide, Andhra Pradesh has bagged the most seats with 611, followed by Maharashtra (476).

Gujarat is at No.6 with 290 seats.
"Students hailing from poor economic backgrounds will benefit from this increase. Now, deserving students can get admission without having to worry about exorbitant capitation fees. The students will no longer need to contend with hefty fee structure of private colleges," said Ketan Desai, president of MCI.

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