SBM Update: Rajasthan has 39% open defecation free villages

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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 ODF are worst performers in the drive . Union Continue Reading

Leaf-nosed bats sighted after 37 years of extinction

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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 of more than 20 individuals of leaf-nosed bats in Continue Reading

SC rejects Rajasthan Government appeal for stay on SBC quota judgement of HC

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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 institutions and employment under the SBC till the Continue Reading

Union Budget 2017: Analysis of Numbers

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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 look at the Receipts, it consists of two Continue Reading

Download Rajasthan SUJAS 2016 – PDF

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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. Continue Reading

Economic Survey 2017: Highlights, Download PDF English/Hindi

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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 recent developments and a near-term outlook. It includes chapters Continue Reading

Inland Container Depot to come up at Bhiwadi and Sirohi

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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 shipments near their location. If the sea port Continue Reading

Ethics of Bhagavad Gita and its role in Administration

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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 word ‘ethikos’. It refers to one’s moral character Continue Reading

Desert Festival

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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 Singh Stadium. On the first day, turban tying, Moomal Continue Reading

Rajasthan Sampark: Good Governance Initiative

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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 to provide citizens with facility to register complaints pertaining Continue Reading

Rajasthan State Commission for Women: RSCW: Introduction and Recent Initiatives

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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 23th April 1999, the state government introduced Rajasthan Continue Reading