Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Jamnagar Rajkot City News – Online Voting from this year

The Gujarat Government and State Election Commission have decided to introduce e-voting in the next local body elections becoming the first state in the country to enable citizens to cast their franchise online.

"This will be for the first time in the country that in any official election the method of online voting via internet will be used, beginning with Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation polls scheduled in mid-October followed by Rajkot City, Vadodara City, Surat City, Bhavnagar City and Jamnagar City local body elections," SEC Secretary, P H Shah said.

"A task force has been formed to cover all the aspects of e-voting headed by Gujarat State Election Commissioner K C Kapoor," Shah said.

Also, Gujarat's urban development department has issued a draft notification asking for objections and suggestions on the issue last week, he said.

"The purpose for introduction of online voting is to make affluent class people vote, who generally avoid going to polling booths and standing in long queues to vote. Besides, youths will be attracted to vote in this manner," he added.

"We are planning to rope in top IT firms of the country to give end-to-end services as it involves finer aspects like secrecy of vote, authenticity of the voter, ensuring that no bogus voting takes place," Shah said.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Reliance Industries Jamnagar News – Production of Butlyl Rubber

Energy major Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) today said it had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Russian petrochemical company Sibur to set up a joint venture (JV) to produce butyl rubber at Jamnagar City Gujarat India.

A press release from RIL said Sibur would provide proprietary technology for butyl rubber polymerization and its finishing, while Reliance, which has an integrated petrochemical site at Jamnagar, will supply monomers and provide the JV with world class infrastructure and utilities.

“Reliance is committed to serving the Indian rubber industry. This industry is growing rapidly on the back of automobile demand in India and the sub-continent.This step reinforces RIL’s commitment to the synthetic rubber industry in India," a spokesperson for RIL said. "

It is also a significant milestone in taking forward the vision of our Reliance Industries Chairman Mr. Mukesh Ambani, for the elastomeric industry," he said.

“The creation of new capacity in close proximity to the Asian markets provides both Sibur and Reliance with exciting opportunities. Rubber consumption in Asia has shown strong growth in recent years, triggered by increased volumes of tyre production,” Sibur President Dmitry Konov said.

Sibur operates across the entire petrochemical value chain from gas processing to the production of monomers and plastics, synthetic rubbers, mineral fertilizers, types and industrial rubber goods, as well as the processing of plastics. It produces over 2000 different types of products. Gazprombank Group is the principal shareholder of Sibur Holding JSC and owns more than 95 % of the company.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Jamnagar City LIC Development Officer Manoharsinh Jadeja officer tops GPSC Exams

A development officer with Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) in Anand City has topped the Gujarat Civil Services, class 1 and class 2 exams.

The results were declared by Gujarat Public Service Commission (GPSC) on Thursday.

Manoharsinh Jadeja
, 33, a native of Jambida village in Dhrol Taluka of Jamnagar district, secured 735 marks in the final exam to achieve his feat.

The son of a retired sales tax officer Natvarsinh Jadeja, Manoharsinh, was always determined to join the ranks of a deputy superintendent of police (DSP) since the day he decided to appear for the public service exams. So much so, that Jadeja had successfully cleared the police sub-inspector and chief officers' competitive exams earlier but didn't join the forces, harboring the desire to become a DSP. In the chief officers' results too he had made the top ten at the sixth position.

"I was quite confident and was determined to join as DSP. I consider this job as a challenging one and I am happy that I could do it. It was my second attempt,'' Jadeja.
He went on to add, "I am a science post-graduate and it has helped me a lot in my exam. My subject was world history and geography.'' Jadeja has done his MSc with chemistry from Saurashtra University.

Besides preparing for competitive exams, he also worked as a development officer with LIC. "It was a difficult task to appear for the exam and do a job simultaneously, but I managed it by effective time management. There is no alternative to hard work,'' he said.

Meanwhile, villagers of remote Jambida cheered after the news. "Manoharsinh sincere in studies since his childhood days.

We feel very proud that he not only successfully cleared GPSC but also stood a topper,'' his proud father said from Dhrol.

Manoharsinh's inspiration is from his own family members.

"Ours is a joint family and most of my kin have been associated with social services.

One of my Uncle Arjunsinh Jadeja's works of watershed development project in the village has transformed the village's economy. There are many such cases. I hope I will be able continue this by doing my job effectively,'' Jadeja said.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Jamnagar Bhavnagar Gandhidham News - Andhra Bank will Open Shortly

Andhra Bank to open 10 branches in Mumbai zone this fiscal Eyeing a healthy growth in its business from the Mumbai zone, Andhra Bank is planning to open 10 new branches during the current fiscal, a senior bank official said.

"Presently, we have 86 branches in the Mumbai zone. We now plan to open 10 new branches here and we have already received licenses for five branches," Andhra Bank's general manager (Mumbai Zone), M Anjaneya Prasad, told PTI here.

The five new branches would be opened in Gandhidham City, Bhavnagar City, Jamnagar City, Jalgaon and Sangli.

The bank opened 125 branches across the country including 22 in the Mumbai zone during FY 10.

In the current fiscal (FY 11), Andhra Bank is targeting an overall business growth of 25% from the Mumbai Zone, Prasad said.

Andhra Bank registered a growth of 60.15% overall in its net profit at Rs1, 046 crore in FY 10 as compared to Rs653 crore in FY 09.

During the last fiscal (FY 10), the bank's business grew 29.26% at Rs1, 34,194 crore as compared to Rs1, 03,818 crore in FY 09.

Net NPAs of the bank in FY 10 stood at 0.17% while gross NPA was capped at 0.86%.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Jamnagar Gujarat Coastal Area Protection - Rs 300 Crore sanctioned by World Bank

The World Bank has sanctioned 300 crore rupees for Gujarat for the protection of coastal environment along the Gulf of Kutch.

An MOU for this ambitious project was signed by the Gujarat Ecology Commission and the World Bank in New Delhi today.

Disclosing this to our Bhuj Correspondent, the Member-Secretary of Gujarat Ecology Commission, Mr. E. Balaguruswamy said that several new schemes will be launched along the coastal towns and villages of the Gulf of Kutch under this project.

He said that in addition to an Affluent Treatment Plant at Jamnagar City, two Multi-interpretation Centers will be set up at Dwarka and Mandvi in Kutch.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Ravindra Jadeja Interview about ICC T20 World Cup West Indies 2010

On the eve of the India’s departure to the West Indies for the World T20 2010, one player who can call himself fully fit and fresh is Ravindra Jadeja.

After the Indian Premiere League 2010 banned the Saurashtra all-rounder for negotiating with two teams, Jadeja witnessed all 45 days of the tournament from his home in Jamnagar City.

The 21-year-old is, however, yet to play any competitive game since he played against South Africa in February. In a chat with The Indian Express, Jadeja spoke about his expectations from the World Cup and the disappointment of missing out on the IPL action.


Do you consider yourself lucky to be part of the T20 World Cup team?

• It’s hard to say, but I’m really happy to be part of the World Cup team. I was hoping that my name appeared (in the squad). I’m really eager to go out there and perform. I was part of the India U-19 side that won the junior World Cup three years ago and this time I’m hoping to be part of the World Cup-winning India team.

Are you confident of doing well?

• I’m just hoping that all goes well. I will try to give my 110 per cent on the field. But the most important thing will be to try and get a winning momentum going for the team.

How was it to be out of action for more than 50 days?

• It was a really hard thing to do to miss the action and sit at home. I had a fixed schedule. Early in the morning I used to have a batting session, then I would run for a short while and in the evening, there was a bowling session along with some fielding. I also played a few T20 matches to try and stay in good touch.

Were you disappointed with the situation?

• Yes, there is no doubt that I was disappointed. There are 14 matches in the IPL and it would have been great preparation for the World Cup. You get a better idea of what you need to be doing when you are playing matches. The match situation, the pressure, the crowds, the tips from fellow players, you don’t get all that sitting at home.

What made you commit the mistake of negotiating with two franchises?

• There is no point in looking back, at the moment my focus is on the World Cup. I didn’t play cricket for 45 days, there was frustration but I’m keeping my fingers crossed now. It hurts when you see your colleagues playing and you are practicing at home.

Do you think your role (in the Indian team) will be restricted to that of a bowler?

• I’m not sure what the team will need me to do. I just want to perform well, be it bowling, fielding or batting.

Popular Posts