Maharana Pratap Jayanti celebrated in India, Rajasthan to celebrate on 28 May

Mahrana Pratap

The 477th jayanti of Maharana Pratap was celebrated across India by holding rallies, public functions and seminars but the same was not celebrated in Rajasthan. Instead, Rajasthan, the land of Pratap would actually celebrate the the anniversary on 28 May. Why Rajasthan did not celebrate Pratap Jayanti on 9 May ? The rest of India celebrates Pratap Jayanti based on English (Gregorian) Calendar, according to which his birthday falls on 9 Continue Reading

Rajasthan Current Affairs: May Week 2

Rajasthan High court clears way for gram sevak appointment The Rajasthan High Court on May 12, cleared the deck for the appointment of gram sewaks by dismissing all petitions filed against the selection process. The government decided to adjust the Vidhyarthi Mitras in the new posts but a number of petitions were filed in the court raising objections to the process of appointment. However, on May 12, the single bench of Justice Continue Reading

Swachh Survekshan 2017: Rajasthan Review

In order to pay a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary, India has pledged to become Open Defecation Free and clean by 2nd October 2019. The Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) was launched on 2nd October 2014  to accomplish this target and convert this mission into a citizen driven campaign. There are two components of the Mission, namely, Swachh Bharat Mission- Gramin for India’s rural centres and Swachh Bharat Continue Reading

Current Affairs Rajasthan: May 2017 – Week1

Patients at remote locations to benefit from telemedicine Soon people in remote rural Rajasthan will be able to consult medical experts through telemedicine. An agreement was signed between Government of Rajasthan and Kolkata-based Global Health Care Systems. Telemedicine services will be available at 100 healthcare centers across the state, including 31 district hospitals, 19 sub-divisional hospitals, six satellite hospitals and 44 community health centers. Telemedicine is the use of telecommunications Continue Reading

Rajasthan Current Affairs Summary – April 2017

We have published the Rajasthan Current Affairs Module Part II (eBook) that has current affairs summary for Rajasthan till March 10, for RAS Mains 2016. Now, the onwards current affairs have been included in this post. So this post contains Rajasthan current affairs from March 15 onwards till April. Jaisalmer railway station of North Western Railway (NWR)has set new records in revenue generation by earningRs 154.4 crore revenue in last Continue Reading

Rajasthan Government to develop Pearl Farming in State

Rajasthan Government is exploring ways to develop pearl farming in the state.  The government has made all preparations for the pilot project which will be launched in Jaipur and the agriculture department has decided to send a team of officials to Odisha for a week-long training programme on pearl farming for the purpose.   What is Pearl ? A pearl is a hard object produced by mollusks(a type of sea-animal Continue Reading

Abhay Command Centers

Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje inaugurated a high-tech police control room ‘Abhay Command Center’. The centre is based at the Jaipur police commissionerate and was set up with the help of Rajasthan IT Department. It is equipped with facilities to conduct video surveillance, analyze call recordings and track vehicles among others. The command center is connected with 464 CCTV camera which are installed at the city’s busiest roads. The centre has Continue Reading

Rajasthan becomes first state in the country to launch Project Leopard

Rajasthan has become the first state in India to launch a project to conserve leopards by improving their prey base, mitigating conflicts with humans and controlling poaching. Leopard: Nine subspecies of the leopard have been recognized, and they are distributed across Africa and Asia.  Indian Leopard (Panthera pardus)is an endangered animal under schedule one of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. It is also listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List Continue Reading

Rajasthan Current Affairs for RAS mains 2016 PDF – Part II

Rajasthan Current Affairs RAS MAIN 2016 PDF – Volume II Price: 19 Buy Now You can download RAS mains Current Affairs PDF (English) This is the Second Part of RAS mains PDF and consists of important current affairs from December 2016 – March 2017. This has been made keeping in mind RAS Mains 2016 – and so prelims related current affairs like person in news etc have not been included. Instead, Continue Reading

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 ODF are worst performers in the drive . Union Continue Reading

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 institutions and employment under the SBC till the Continue Reading