August 2020: Rajasthan Current Affairs Summary

August 2020: Rajasthan Current Affairs Summary

This Page summarises Rajasthan Current Affairs for August 2020. Kindly note, that this page does not list news & other information related to Covid 19, as for that, we have created a dedication section on Corona Virus situation in Rajasthan.  Current Affairs Summary will be updated on weekly basis.

RBSE Starts digital locker for mark-sheets, certificates

The Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education has launched digital locker to get marks sheets or any certificate related to the board online. This facility will help around 60 lakh students who had appeared in different board exams of 2018, 2019, and 2020. 

With digital locker, students will get record of their certificates, marks sheet and other documents online. The data will be available online even if a student loses any mark sheet or certificate. To connect with the digital locker system, students will have to download ‘digital locker govt of India’ app and then register with their mobile or Aadhaar number. They will get an OTP after verification. Students can thereafter generate their password on the app.

Previously, students had to approach to Rajasthan Education Board office in Ajmer to get their duplicate or other documents, but later Vidhyarti Seva Kendra were established at all district headquarters so that students do not have to rush to Ajmer. Now, the digital locker system will help students get their documents online.

Chittorgarh – Ek Pahal Initiative

Chittorgarh police has rolled out a special project ‘Chittorgarh – Ek Pahal’ with an aim to connect with the villagers and solve problems related not only to law and order, but improve the overall situation of health, education and livelihood.

There are eight police circles in the district and each circle officer (CO) has been assigned a village with the largest crime rate, especially community-based traditional crimes, to deter the younger generation from taking the wrong path.

New App to register voters online

Now, an eligible voter can add his name to the electoral roll online through NVSP portal or by downloading ‘Voter helpline’ mobile app. The voters can also make changes and delete their names from the electoral roll through this app or the portal.

Rajasthan’s first law university to function from this year

Rajasthan’s first dedicated law university – Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar (DBAU), Jaipur is set to start its academic session from this year.

State Government approves additional fund for upcoming new medical colleges

In August 2020, the state government has decided to accelerate the process of construction of new medical colleges in 7 districts and release additional funds for admission to 50 additional seats in five medical colleges. According to the proposal, new medical colleges will be operated under the Rajasthan Medical Society in Bhilwara, Bharatpur, Pali, Churu, Sikar, Barmer and Dungarpur districts. In the first phase, a cost of Rs 189 crore per college was sanctioned for admission to 100 seats in these colleges in which the central and state government’s share is 60:40. The Central government has also approved an increase of Rs 60 crore per college for admission to 50 additional seats in five of these medical colleges. 

Devvani App for Sanskrit Learning:

Rajasthan Sanskrit Education Department has released the Devvani mobile app for online education of students. This app has been prepared by Rajasthan State Sankrit Education Research & Training Institute (SSIERT), Mahapura to promote use of information technology in Sanskrit Education.

Sanskrit Education Minister Dr. Subhash Garg launched the app which will help students from class 3 to 12 to study Sanskrit subject.

Document museum to display history of 107 princely states

India’s first document museum will be inaugurated by CM Ashok Gehlot on 20th August 2020. The museum will located in the premises of Rajasthan State Archives Bikaner (RSAB) and will house a collection of farmans (royal decree issued by emperor), copper plates, nishans (issued by the royal family), patta (land records) and legal decrees of erstwhile 107 princely states including two from present-day Pakistan and Afghanistan.

The state-of-the art museum is divided into eight categories— document gallery, Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Gallery, copper plates gallery, Maharana Pratap Gallery, exhibition gallery and Dr LP Peffitorie gallery, conservation gallery and state freedom fighters gallery. Two more additions—cartography and an auditorium — will come up in the next phase.A total of 3,000 historical articles have been kept on display at the museum. 

Rajasthan receives 30 percent lesser rainfall compared to 2019

At the start of August 2020, Rajasthan has received 30% less rainfall as compared to last year. As compared to 2019, only Churu district (19%) has received excess rainfall while seven districts have received normal rainfall. The major concern is for 25 districts have got deficit rainfall while three spells of the south west monsoon are completed. Till 02nd August 2020:

  • Lowest rainfall in the state district – Sriganganagar 74.25 mm
  • Highest rainfall in the state district – Jhalawar 300.04 mm

MBC to get 5% quota reservation in state judicial services

Read: 5 percent reservation for MBC in Rajasthan Judicial Services

Religious Places in State to Open September 1 Onwards

Unlock 3 guidelines released by Department of Home, Rajasthan – has notified that while Small places of worship (temple, masjid, gurudwara etc.) in rural areas, which used to have an average daily visit of up to 50 persons per day, prior to the Lockdown, may continue to be opened as per guidelines.

All other places of religious worship viz. temples, mosques, churches, gurudwaras etc. shall be permitted to open from September 01st, 2020 with certain conditions/protocol. The department will issue separate guidelines for this, subsequently.

Private Agencies can’t use words like “Investigation”

Private security agencies will no longer be able to use words like “detective, investigation, surveillance, intelligence, interrogation, facility and labour suppliers” with their names. The state government has issued a notification banning the use of these words by private security agencies. It also stated, license renewal of a private security agency will not be issued if the prohibited words are used.

  • Rajasthan Private Security Agencies Regulation (Amendment) Rules 2020 – Download PDF

Plasma Bank inaugurated in Kota

State health minister Dr Raghu Sharma on 01st August 2020 inaugurated the plasma bank in Kota Medical College Hospital through video conferencing.

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