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Goa: State in India
Goa is a state on the southwestern coast of India within the region known as the Konkan, and geographically separated from the Deccan highlands by the Western Ghats. It is surrounded by the Indian states of Maharashtra to the north and Karnataka to the east and south, with the Arabian Sea forming its western coast. It is India's smallest state by area and the fourth-smallest by population. Goa has the highest GDP per capita among all Indian states, two and a half times that of the country. It was ranked the best-placed state by the Eleventh Finance Commission for its infrastructure and ranked on top for the best quality of life in India by the National Commission on Population based on the 12 Indicators.


2nd batch of repatriation flight carrying 167 seafarers arrives in Goa [Video]

2nd batch of repatriation flight carrying 167 seafarers arrives in Goa

Second batch of repatriation flight carrying 167 seafarers from Italy landed at Goa International Airport. All passengers were seen wearing masks as precautionary measure due to coronavirus pandemic...

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Repatriation flight carrying 168 seafarers arrives in Goa [Video]

Repatriation flight carrying 168 seafarers arrives in Goa

A repatriation flight carrying 168 seafarers from Italy landed at Goa International Airport. "All passengers will be screened for COVID-19," said Goa Airport Director Gagan Malik. Bags of returnees..

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Centre's economic package to benefit 20,000 MSMEs in Goa: CM Sawant [Video]

Centre's economic package to benefit 20,000 MSMEs in Goa: CM Sawant

Chief Minister of Goa, Pramod Sawant, on May 15 said the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) package announced by the central government will benefit over 20,000 businesses in Goa. He said, "The..

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COVID-19: Rapid PCR test of 7 people found positive in Goa, says CM Sawant [Video]

COVID-19: Rapid PCR test of 7 people found positive in Goa, says CM Sawant

While speaking to ANI on May 13, the Chief Minister of Goa, Pramod Sawant spoke on COVID-19 update in the state. He said, "Rapid PCR test of seven persons has been found positive today (May 13). All..

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PM Modi's package will increase economic activities across India: Goa CM [Video]

PM Modi's package will increase economic activities across India: Goa CM

While speaking to ANI on May 12, the Chief Minister of Goa, Pramod Sawant spoke on economic package announced by PM Narendra Modi. He said, "I think the economic package of Rs 20 lakh crores that has..

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Salons reopen in green zones in Goa as per MHA guidelines [Video]

Salons reopen in green zones in Goa as per MHA guidelines

In the view of COVID-19 pandemic, salons reopened in Goa's Panaji on May 04. As per the guidelines issued by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) salons allowed to open in green and orange zones. Goa became..

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India Navy gives 'grand salute' to Corona warriors [Video]

India Navy gives 'grand salute' to Corona warriors

Indian Navy gave grand salute to Corona warriors standing against the pandemic. Indian Navy personnel at INS Hansa, Goa, expressed their appreciation by forming a human chain and thanked the corona..

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Covid-19: 17 more charter flights to repatriate stranded Brits from India

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