Rajasthan Current Affairs Summary July Week 2

Justice Garg Committee submits report

  • The Empowered Committee for SBC Reservation, formed under the chairmanship of S. K. Garg has submitted its report to Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.

State Education Department and IGNOU to open skill centres

  • The state higher education department and Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will collaborate to open skill development centres at government colleges in Rajasthan.
  • The centres will offer courses on data-entry, basic computer operation, office management, accountancy, organic farming, dairy farming, etc. These will be six-month certificate courses.

Person in NEWS: Shyam Sunder Sharma

  • Shyam Sundar Sharma has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Rajasthan Public Service Commission. Sharma is currently a member of the Commission. Last Chairman, Mr. Lalit Panwar tenure ended on July 10th.

Person in NEWS: Firdaus Kayamkhani

The 44th National Junior Swimming Competition held in Pune from 3-6 July. In the competition, Firdous Kayamkhani, a resident of Shahpura of Bhilwara district,  won:

  • Gold Medal in 400m indiviudal medley
  • Silver Medal in 200m butterfly
  • Bronze medal in 100 butterfly

Gyan Sankalp Portal

Chief Minister of Rajasthan will launch the education department’s ‘Gyan Sankalp Portal’ during the two-day Festival of Education, to be organised from August 5.

The Gyan Sankalp Portal will allow corporate houses and donors to support government schools in Rajasthan. A prominent feature of the initiative is the ‘Mukhyamantri Vidyadaan Kosh’ (chief minister’s fund for educational donations), which is aimed at reducing the funding gap in education.

Jhalawar comes first in family planning

Jhalawar district stood first in family planning in Rajasthan for the second year in a row, recording more sterilisations than the target through effective monitoring and handing out smartphones and sarees as sops.

Person in NEWS: Prof R K Kothari

  • Prof R K Kothari appointed as new vice-chancellor of Rajasthan University
  • To remember: Governor is the chancellor of Rajasthan University.

Rajasthan sets minimum qualification to contest elections for cooperatives

Rajasthan Government has amended the State Cooperative Societies Rules, 2003. Now for contesting election as members of governing boards of dairy societies, village cooperative societies, consumer societies, weavers’ societies, urban banks, housing construction societies, primary land development banks, credit societies and cooperative unions, the minimum educational qualifications will range from class 5 to class 8.

The primary committee members need to have passed at least class 5. For district level members the minimum qualification required is class 8.

Rajasthan is also set to be the first state in India to establish Recruitment Board by the Cooperative Committees. The Board will be responsible for recruiting personnel for the cooperative committees.