Rajasthan Current Affairs: January 2019

January 2019 Rajasthan Current Affairs Summary

1% increase in quota for disabled persons The draft for increase in reservation for disabled persons from present 3% to 4% has been sent to new State Cabinet for consideration. The categories that fall under persons with disabilities include: blindness and low vision, deaf and hard of hearing; locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy; autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental Continue Reading

Quinoa processing units and Nanotechnology Pesticides

Quinoa - Nanotechnology Pesticides

Two new recent updates w.r.t initiatives for doubling farmer income by state government. Quinoa processing units to be established in Udaipur & Tonk State Agriculture department in Rajasthan has entered into an agreement with a private company, according to which, two quinoa processing units will be set up in the state (Udaipur & Tonk) and quinoa will be bought back from farmers. As per official data, quinoa is being cultivated on Continue Reading

Smart City Program: Rajasthan – Smart Cities

Smart Cities Rajasthan - Udaipur, Jaipur , Kota, Ajmer Smart City

On June 25, 2015, Prime Minister Modi launched the “100 Smart Cities Mission” to develop 100 cities all over the country making them citizen friendly and sustainable. The period of mission has been designated as Five years from 2015 till 2020. The selection of cities for smart city mission was made through competition after evaluation of the Smart City Proposals (SCP) prepared through Intense Citizen Consultation by the Cities by a Continue Reading

1680: Battle of Udaipur and Aravalli Hills

Battle of Udaipur

In 1680, Mughal ruler Aurangzeb attacked Mewar, result of which, multiple battles took place in Aravalli region, major being battle of Udaipur. While Aurangzeb plundered the city of Udaipur destroying temples & forts, eventually, Rana Raj Singh of Mewar and Durga Das Rathore were able to defeat the enemy. Background of the Battles of Aravalli Hills Rana Raj Singh I mounted the throne of Mewar in 1654 A.D. (Wikipedia 1652). Continue Reading

Mewar Bhil Corps: MBC

Mewar Bhil Corp (MBC) – special division of Rajasthan Police marked its 176th foundation day this year. The Mewar Bhil Corp has a long, valiant and successful history of service and patriotism. In 1837, Col. James Outram, the Political Agent of Mahikanta, proposed the establishment of a Bhil corps under the command of a British officer. As a result, Mewar Bhil Corps was established on 1 January 1841. Why Mewar Bhil Corps Continue Reading