Rajasthan Current Affairs December 2017: P1

Rajasthan Current Affairs December 2017

Museum to commemorate sacrifice of tribal martyrs

  • Chief minister of Rajasthan laid the foundation stone of National Tribal Freedom Struggle Museum at Mangarh Dham of Banswara district.
  • The project worth Rs 12.37 project has been undertaken by the Rajasthan Heritage Conservation and Development Authority.
  • On November 17, 1913, British forces, supported by the forces of the princely states,  opened fire on tribals who had gathered on the Mangarh hillock. Around 1500 tribals were massacred  but the historically important site still remains neglected.

TRIFED signs MoU with e-commerce platforms

  • Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) has signed a MoU with Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal and GeM for selling 5,000 tribal items.
  • As a result, Tribal artists from the state will soon be able to sell their article or hand-made items in international market through e-commerce platforms.
  • TRIFED promote products of tribals with a brand name — Tribe India.

RVPN gets ‘best utility’ award for performance

  • The Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP) has adjudged Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Ltd (RVPN) for “Best Performing power Transmission Utility” award 2018 in India.

Person in News: Nihal Chand Goel

  • The state government has appointed Nihal Chand Goel (59) as the new chief secretary of Rajasthan.
  • He replaced Ashok Jain, who retired on December 31.
  • Along with being the chief secretary, Goel will also handle the additional responsibility of being the chairman of Rajasthan State Mines and Minerals, Udaipur, until further orders.

 Open Defecation Free new districts of Rajasthan

  • Jaipur, Jaisalmer, and Sirohi districts in Rajasthan becomes Open Defecation Free.

Transport voucher scheme

  • The Transport Voucher Plan 2017-18 is being launched by the State Government to provide free transportation facilities to boys and girls of the age group of 6 to 14 years.
  • All the students from class I to VIII studying in rural schools, who does not have any State Primary School under one kilometer and  secondary school 2 Km distance from their residence, will get the benefit of this scheme.
  • All the children of 6 to 14 years of age living in less populated areas, where the school operations are not feasible, will also get benefit from the Transport voucher scheme.
  • Under this, students will get a the transport voucher  worth Rs 10 for attendance in case of distance of more than one kilometre from class 1 to 5 in schools. And will get voucher of  Rs 15 per attendance at a distance of more than two kilometres from class 6 to 8th.

Govt. plans to sell camel milk through Saras Counters

  • Rajasthan State government is planning to sell camel thorough the Saras counters of Rajasthan Cooperative Dairy Federation (RCDF) from January 2018.

Banswara to have ‘temple’ for kids to promote child rights

BJP MP from Banswara-Dungarpur, Manshankar Ninama, has proposed the construction of Kids temple in tribal-dominated Ghatol block where statues of young achievers from the area would be installed alongside the idols of Laddoo Gopal (Lord Krishna’s baby form), Bal Ganesha, Bal Kartikeya and Bal Hanuman.

The objective of this exercise is to create awareness for children’s rights. A Baal-Chalisa would be inscribed on the temple wall narrating the rights of children and the visitors would be given a booklet on the same as ‘prasad’. (Source: TOI)

Japan To Offer Grant For Vocational Training Centre In Rajasthan

  • Japan has decided to offer a grant worth 8.4 million Yen for the construction of a vocational training centre for poor women and youth in Rajasthan’s Baran district