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SBM Update: Rajasthan has 39% open defecation free villages

According to latest report accessed from the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) management information system (MIS), has declared 39% of its villages as open defecation free (ODF) till January 10, 2017. Kerala and Himachal Pradesh have attained 100% ODF in rural areas while Haryana is inching towards them with 84%. Bihar with just 2% villages declared ODF followed Uttar Pradesh with 4% villages as
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leaf-nosed bat of thar

Leaf-nosed bats sighted after 37 years of extinction

A species of the bats identified as leaf-nosed bat (Hipposideros Fulvus), aboriginal to the Thar desert, has been re-sighted by a group of zoological researchers roosting in ancient caves at Daijar near Jodhpur. The bat specie has been re-sighted after 37 years, last being not reported since 1979 in the Thar. A thorough search inside the cave and its channels has revealed the presence
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SC rejects Rajasthan Government appeal for stay on SBC quota judgement of HC

On Friday (yesterday) the Supreme Court did not grant stay on the Rajasthan High Court judgment which struck down 5% Special Backward Classes (SBC) reservation. Appeal for stay on HC judgement was filed by Rajasthan Government in SC. Relief: However, the state government got some relief as the court said the government should not disturb people who had already got admission in educational
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Download Rajasthan SUJAS 2016 – PDF

Rajasthan Sujas is the monthly magazine published by Information and Public Relations Department of Government of Rajasthan. Like Yojana, this magazine also lists out the important schemes and achievements of Government of Rajasthan. The magazine is published only in hindi, so english medium students would have to convert and make notes. Rajasthan Sujas Magazine for 2016: S.No. Month 2016 1. January  FilpBook View Download 2. February  FilpBook View Download 3. March  FilpBook View Download 4. April  FilpBook View Download 5. May  FilpBook View Download 6. June  FilpBook
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Inland Container Depot to come up at Bhiwadi and Sirohi

The government of Rajasthan has approached the Centre with a proposal for setting up two inland container depots (ICDs) in Bhiwadi (Alwar) and Sirohi. What is Inland Container Depot: Inland Container Depot or ICD's are inland points away from sea ports equipped for handling and temporary storage of containerized cargo as well as empties. ICD is formed to help importers and exporters to handle their
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Ethics of Bhagavad Gita and its role in Administration

Bhagavad Gita & Ethics: Introduction The Bhagavad Gita (literal meaning 'the songs of the Lord') is one of the celebrated sacred works of Hindus. Considered as an important piece of Smrti literature, the Gita is narrated by Sanjay to the blind king Dhritarashtra and it contains seven hundred verses spread over eighteen chapters or discoverers. The word 'ethics' comes from the Greek
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Desert Festival

The golden city of Jaisalmer is getting ready to organize the Desert Festival again from February 8 - 10, 2017. The fair might jointly be held by state tourism department and district administration. The three-day event stresses more on local elements and heritage. Events in Desert Festival: The festival will be inaugurated on February 8 with a procession from Gadisar Lake to Poonam
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Rajasthan Sampark: Good Governance Initiative

Information technology is an important ingredient in bringing about transparency in the governance and allowing direct interface of citizens with government. Keeping in mind these advantages, Rajasthan Government launched an online portal Rajasthan Sampark dedicated towards providing citizens with a centralized platform with facility to lodge his/ her grievances to the respective departments. Rajasthan Sampark: Introduction Basic idea behind launch of Rajasthan Sampark Portal is
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Rajasthan State Commission for Women: RSCW: Introduction and Recent Initiatives

RSCW: Background An international treaty, CEDAW (Convention on Elimination of Discrimination against Women) to ensure women’s empowerment was signed in 1979. India signed this treaty with some amendments on 9 July, 1993 and in consonance to International efforts for women's empowerment, National Policy for Women was declared in 1996. Subsequently, National Commission for Women and State Commissions for Women were constituted. On
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Public Healthcare in Rajasthan

Even though health, as a sector, does not appear in many places of the Indian Constitution, there are indirect and tacit references to health of the people and the role the state has to play in the development of health of the people. While the Union Government is responsible for inter-state migration; Inter-State quarantine, the state government is directly responsible
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African Catfish Problem in Keoladeo

Generally known as African catfish ( Clarias gariepinus ), the species is native to Africa and the Middle East where it inhabits freshwater lakes, rivers, swamps and urban sewage systems. The African catfish was introduced all over the world in the early 1980s for aquaculture purposes. The earliest introduction of this species in the Keoladeo area was possibly around the year
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Female Foeticide in Rajasthan: Social Issue

Female foeticide is the abortion of a female foetus, after sex determination test, outside of legal methods. Female foeticide has been linked to the arrival, in the early 1990s, of affordable ultrasound technology and its widespread adoption in India. By one of the estimate since 1990, more than 10 million female fetuses may have been illegally aborted in India  and 500,000 girls were being
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Current Affairs:

Budget 2017

Union Budget 2017: Analysis of Numbers

Finance minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget 2017 in Parliament on 1st of February. In this post we shall look at the numbers. The size of budget is 20.14 Lakh crore which is equal to Receipts or Expenditure of Government of India. Now as seen above the Budget can be divided into two parts Receipt and Expenditure (Receipt= Expenditure). When we
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Economic Survey 2017: Highlights, Download PDF English/Hindi

The Economic Survey for 2016-17, tabled in the Parliament by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley during the first day of the budget session, underlined the need for more reforms. The survey has been prepared by chief economic adviser Arvind Subramanian. Structurally, the Survey is divided into three sections: The Perspective, The Proximate, and The Persistent. Section I, provides a broad overview of
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Rajasthan State Commission for Women: RSCW: Introduction and Recent Initiatives

RSCW: Background An international treaty, CEDAW (Convention on Elimination of Discrimination against Women) to ensure women’s empowerment was signed in 1979. India signed this treaty with some amendments on 9 July, 1993 and in consonance to International efforts for women's empowerment, National Policy for Women was declared in 1996. Subsequently, National Commission for Women and State Commissions for Women were constituted. On
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Bhim Application

Bhim App: launched

Prime Modi has today launched Aadhaar based mobile payment application called BHIM (Bharat Interface for Money). The app is rebranded version of UPI (Unified Payment Interface) and USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data). PM lanched the at the Digi Dhan Mela event in Talkatora stadium in New Delhi. At the event, PM also made payment to Khadi using the Bhim mobile application. What
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Important days december

Important Days December 2016

December 1:World AIDS Day Why Celebrate:  To provide an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. Theme 2016: Hands up for #HIVprevention. AIDS: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome   December 3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) Why celebrate: to promote an understanding of disability issues
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December current affairs

National Current Affairs Summary: December 2016

National Current Affairs Summary: Union Government has decided to observe birth anniversary of the father of Indian Constitution B R Ambedkar (April 14) as “Water Day” in the country. As many as 6,117 Kuchipudi dancers set a new Guinness World Record by performing together in a single event in Vijayawada district of Andhra Pradesh. Union Government has launched ‘Smart Consumer’ mobile
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Defence Current Affairs Summary: December 2016

India has successfully test-fired Agni-V: Surface-to-surface Nuclear capable ballistic missile Launched from Integrated Test Range from the Abdul Kalam Wheeler Island off Odisha coast. Three-stage solid propellant ICBM Range > 5,000 Kms. The Defence and Research Development Organization (DRDO) successfully flight tested Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW) from Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft at integrated test range in Chandipur, Odisha. Indigenously designed and
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Current Affairs 2016

RajRAS National Current Affairs 2015-2016 Summary Module

Price: 29 Buy Now About the Current Affairs eBook: The ebook is collection of RajRAS posts on Current Affairs from November 2015 - November 2016. Contents of eBook: NOVEMBER 2016 OCTOBER 2016 SEPTEMBER 2016 AUGUST 2016 JULY 2016 JUNE 2016 MAY2016 APRIL 2016 MARCH 2016 FEBRUARY 2016 JANUARY 2016 DECEMBER 2015 NOVEMBER 2015 Each Chapter contains current affairs on following segments including: Important days of month
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Black Money, Shadow Economy and Informal Economy: Concept & differences

Following the demonetization of old 1000 & 500 rupee notes, black money, black economy and other relative terms have been making daily appearance in the news rooms and paper. Hence, it becomes quintessential to understand these concepts, why they matter and their inter-relationships. Black Money: Black money refers to funds that have been: 1.  Earned through without paying due taxes Black money refers to funds
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System of Governance in India

To understand the system of governance in India is simple terms, we shall start by dividing Governance in three parts - What to Govern - Areas/ Sectors How to Govern - Rules/Acts/Policies/Schemes Who Governs - Departments/authorities   What to Govern: Areas/Sectors The system of governance in India is a unique mix of both unitary ( all powers with centre) and federal (all powers
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November 2016: Important Days

November 25: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (IDEVAW) Significance: Seeks to raise awareness about violence against women and girls, end the violence against the women. 2016 Theme: “Orange the World – raise funds to end violence against women”. The orange colour in the theme symbolizes a better future to women and girls all over the globe without the
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Current Affairs November 2016: News Snippets

This post shall contain summarized current affairs of November 2016 and shall be updated weekly. National Current Affairs November: Andhra Pradesh Government has launched the ‘Smart Water Distribution Monitoring’ web interface. The monitoring portal is a part of ourvmc.org from where it can be accessed. Using this portal people can check the status of drinking water in the water tanks nearby.
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