PMF IAS Current Affairs
PMF IAS Current Affairs
  • Context (TH): The Jamnagar airport has been granted international status for a 10-day period to host the pre-wedding celebration of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant.
  • Officially known as Civil Enclave Jamnagar, Jamnagar Airport is a domestic airport and an Indian Air Force base serving the city of Jamnagar, Gujarat.
  • It is owned by the Indian Air Force (IAF) and also permits both commercial as well as private flights.
  • It is the only airport in Gujarat which has 2 runways.
  • Jamnagar Airport has a single terminal spread over 35 acres.
  • It can handle 150 passengers at a given time.

What is the significance of Jamnagar in India?

  • Jamnagar is located on the western coast of India in the state of Gujarat.
  • Known as the “Oil City of India,” Jamnagar is home to the world’s largest oil refinery complex.
  • It serves as a major industrial centre due to its oil and petrochemical industries.
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) and the GoI established the WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in Jamnagar.
  • Reliance Industries is developing the world’s largest zoo near Jamnagar.

Jamnagar City, Gujarat

Historical Importance

  • Historically, Jamnagar was known as Nawanagar (the new town).
  • It was one of the most important and largest princely states of the Jadejas in the Saurashtra region.
  • Founded in 1540, it served as the capital of the Nawanagar princely state during the British Raj.
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