First ISRO ‘Space Academy Centre’
- Jaipur is one of the six cities where ISRO has setup a Regional Space Academy Centre. The other cities are Patna, Guwahati, Banaras, Kurukshetra and Kanyakumari. The cost of the project in Jaipur is around Rs 2 crore.
Rajasthan Sahitya Academy Awards 2018-19 Announced
- Highest Meera Award was given to Sawai Singh Shekhawat for his work – “निज कवि धातु बचाई मैंने”.
- Sudhendra Award for Poetry – to Ramnarayan Meena for the work “अभी उम्मीद बाकी है”.
- Devilal Samar Award for Drama – to Umesh Kumar Chaurasiya for “शौर्य प्रधान नाटक”
- Kanhiyalal Sahal Award for Vividh to – Kamlanath for ‘साहित्य का ध्वनि तत्व’ उर्फ ‘साहित्यिक बिग बैंग’
- Shambhu Dayal Saxena Award for Children Literature to Asha Sharma for “अंकल प्याज”
- Rangheya Raghav Award for Story-Novel to – Haridas Vyas for “एक था पेड़”
- Devraj Upadhyaya Award for Criticism Category to Moolchand Bohra for “दो फलांग आगे”
While Meera Award consists of 75,000 Rupees, rest all awards include 31,000 rupees.
- FYI: Rajasthan Sahitya Academy Awards 2017-18 were Announced in March 2018 (SEE PDF)
Maharana Pratap Sports Awards
The Rajasthan State Sports Council has released a list of eligible candidates who got the Maharana Pratap Sports Awards for the year 2016-17 and 2017-18. This year, a total of 7 players from the state will receive this award in different categories.
- Sapna Poonia – Athletics
- Khetaram – Athletics
- Sarvesh Parik – Archery
- Suman Dhaka – Para Athlete
- Manoharlal – cycling
- Sundar Singh Gurjar – Para Athlete
- Abhilekh Parashar – Gymnastics
Apart from Maharana Pratap Sports Awards, two coaches were rewarded with Guru Vashishth Puraskar. They are:
- Mahesh Kumar Ranga – Cycling
- Ramesh Singh – Rollball
Additionally, Rajasthan Sports Council also honored the players who won medals in the Asian Games held in Jakarta with The award of excellence. They are:
- Om Prakash for rowing – 30 Lacs
- Rajat Chauhan for Archery – 20 Lacs
- Shalini Pathak & Manpreet Kaur for Kabaddi – 20 Lacs each
- Jitendra Singh for Equestrian (Horse Riding) – 20 Lacs
- Apoorvi Chandela – Shooting – 10 Lacs
- Rajulal Chaudhary & Deepak Hooda for Kabaddi – 10 Lacs each
See Details about: Rajasthan Sports Awards
Rajasthan’s first Lion Safari Park
Rajasthan’s first lion safari was inaugurated at Nahargarh Biological Park, Jaipur. The park is located on Delhi-Jaipur National Highway in the foothills of Aravallis.
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Colonel Ravi Rathore
- President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the prestigious Arjuna Award to national Polo player Colonel Ravi Rathore at the National Sports and Adventure Award 2018 function at Rashtrapati Bhawan
- Sub Inspector in Rajasthan Police Menu won Silver medal in 10000m race in Senior Open National Champions held in Bhuvneshwar, Odisha.
Ram Khiladi Meena
- Shri Ram Khiladi Meena has been made the chairman of State Environment Impact Assessment Authority Rajasthan (SEIAA).
- Kota’s Collector Gaurav Goyal was honored at national level for doing outstanding work in NREGA while being a Collector in Ajmer.
- Apart from him, Jhalawar Collector Jitendra Soni was also honored.
Dr. Bhagwati Prasad
- Collector of Banswara, Dr. Bhagwati Prasad was honored at the same function for excellent work in the Prime Minister’s Housing Scheme.