June 2021: Rajasthan Current Affairs Summary

June 2021: Rajasthan Current Affairs Summary

This article lists Summary of Rajasthan Current Affairs for month of June 2021. 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

The Current Affairs will be updated on Weekly basis.

Women to be Head of Family in Jal Jeevan Mission

CM Ashok Gehlot has approved the proposal to treat women as head in the household for drinking water connections to be issued to rural families under Jal Jeevan Mission.

Apart from this, 50 per cent of the members of the village water and sanitation committee will be women. The remaining members will comprise 25 per cent of the elected members of the panchayat and 25 per cent of the village’s weaker sections (ST-SC) in proportion to their population.

Rajasthan ranks 29th in Har Ghar Jal Scheme

As of 31st May 2021, Rajasthan ranked at 29th place among 33 states and Union Territories in tap water connections in rural areas under the Centre’s flagship Jal Jeevan MissionHar Ghar Jal scheme. The state state has added just 8.11 lakh tap water connections against 4.22 crore connections under the scheme since August 2019.

Mahatma Gandhi Museum at Lakshmi Vilas Palace, Jaipur

The Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) is planning to set up a Mahatma Gandhi Museum and an institute of governance and social sciences at Lakshmi Vilas Palace, in the premises of the Central Park, Jaipur at a cost of Rs 100 crore.

The museum will be called as the Gandhi Darshan Museum and the institute will be named as the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Governance and Social Sciences.

The project was announced by CM Ashok Gehlot in the state Budget 2021-2022.

No fuel pumps in 50-metre radius of schools, hospitals, Residential Areas

Following directions of National Green Tribunal (NGT), the urban development and housing (UDH) department of Rajasthan has framed new guidelines that prohibit setting up fuel pumping stations within 50-metre periphery of schools, hospitals and residential areas designated as per local laws.

Additionally, no high tension line shall pass over the retail outlet.

One time Financial Aid for poor Artists

In June 2021, Chief minister Ashok Gehlot announced a one-time financial assistance of Rs 5,000 to artists who are facing financial problems due to the unforeseen circumstances arising out of the pandemic.

As per government release, about 2,000 artists, who are financially weak, will get relief by the decision. This assistance amount will be provided through the Artists Welfare Fund.

Committees to Ensure Proper Vaccine Utilisation

The Rajasthan government has issued an order for forming committees at the state, district and block levels to ensure proper utilisation of coronavirus vaccines. These teams will also conduct a detailed audit of disposal of vaccine doses that have been wasted.

Green Wall at International Border

On the occasion of World Environment Day 2021, BSF started intensive afforestation building a ‘green wall’ at the international border adjoining Rajasthan and Gujarat. As part of this green wall more than 5,000 fruit-bearing and medicinal plants were planted at various border outposts and battalion headquarters.

Rajasthan Achieves Grade1+ in School Education

In June 2021, the Union ministry of education released the third edition of Performance Grading Index (PGI) 2019-20 in which Rajasthan got Grade1+ i.e., level 3. The state scored between 851-900 points in 2019-20 PGI, which is a significant improvement from the last two indices where state scored 751-800. Punjab, Chandigarh, Tamil Nadu, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Kerala occupy the highest grade (Grade A++) for 2019-20.

The PGI is a tool to provide insights on the status of school education in states and Union Territories. The Union government introduced the Performance Grading Index (PGI) with a set of 70 parameters in aggregate with a total weightage of 1,000 points. The PGI for states and Union Territories was first published in 2019 with reference year 2017-18 with an aim to catalyse transformational change in the field of school education.

Person in NEWS for June 2021:

Diya Kumari

  • Member of Parliament (MP) from Rajsamand, Diya Kumari has been nominated as a member of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Standing Committee of United Nations (UN) Affairs.
  • IPU is a permanent forum for multilateral political negotiations.

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