Rajasthan Current Affairs: June 2019

Rajasthan Current Affairs: June 2019

Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha Live on Social Media

The Rajasthan Assembly has become the first state assembly of the country to share the proceeding of Vidhan Sabha live on social-media.  State Assembly Secretary, Mr. Pramil Kumar Mathur, said that for the first time in the second session of the 15th Vidhan Sabha, the entire proceedings of the assembly on the You-Tube have been started from 28th June.  Since the beginning of this channel, the general public will see the proceedings of the assembly uninterrupted. This is a new initiative in terms of transparency in the work of government. From live broadcast, the public will be able to see the problems, speeches and speeches of the people raised by the public representative in the house, which will also assess the role of the representatives. 

See Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha Channel: Youtube | Twitter

CM inaugurates two units of Chhabra Power Plant 

Chief minister Ashok Gehlot inaugurated the 5th and 6th units of Chhabra super critical Thermal Power Plant in Chhabra block, Baran. With the commencement of two units, the power generation capacity in Chhabra Thermal Power Plant has increased to 2,320. The 5th and 6th units of Chhabra thermal power plant is the first project in the state based on super critical technique.

25th Bhamashah Awards ceremony

  • Chief minister Ashok Gehlot awarded Bhamashah Shiksha Vibhushan to Surendra Tetarwal and Suresh Ola, two government servants who took out time from their busy schedule to develop 101 educational mobile applications.
  • Highest amount in the field of education was donated by Hindustan Zinc Limited’s Chanderiya Lead-Zinc Smelter, Chittorgarh. They donated Rs 12.2 crore.
  • A total of  121 people were felicitated  at Bhamashah Awards ceremony.

6 Great Indian Bustard eggs found 

After many years, the Wildlife Institute of India and the desert national park teams have found six eggs of godawan at Jaisalmer’s DNP and Ramdeora closure. These eggs have been taken for incubation at the artificial hatching centre set up temporarily in Sam area.

It is worth mentioning that for the first time in the world, an egg collection and artificial hatching centre has been set up in Ramdeora, with the help of Wildlife Institute of India (WII) Dehradun.

SMS Jaipur to be ready for heart transplant

Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Hospital, Jaipur is all set to become the first government-run hospital to develop heart transplant facility in Rajasthan.

MGNREGA scheme goes paperless

State’s rural development department’s MGNREGA section has introduced a ‘SECURE software’ application for creating estimates and sanctioning of various works under the scheme online. SECURE (Software for Estimate Calculation Using Rural rates for Employment) – is a web-based application developed by NIC Kerala with the help of state MGNREGA mission, government of Kerala, for creating estimates for MGNREGA works.

7th Commission scale for five agricultural universities

Rajasthan government, announced pay scale in line with Seventh Pay Commission for teachers, librarians and physical education directors of five agricultural universities and a veterinary science university in Rajasthan. The proposal for the new pay scale, will be payable with effect from January 1, 2017.

State Government to implement Ayushman Bharat scheme in Rajasthan

The state government has decided to implement Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY). The state government will implement the Ayushman Bharat by merging it with Bhamashah Swasthya Bima Yojana (BSBY). It will come as a major boost for patients as they were getting only Rs 3 lakh health insurance cover under the state government’s BSBY. Now, as the state government has agreed to merge this scheme with Ayushman Bharat scheme in the state, the health insurance cover will be increased to Rs 5 lakh.

Government schools to plant trees equal to number of enrolments

To raise awareness about the environment and encourage afforestation, Rajasthan education minister Govind Singh Dotasra announced a new initiative, called as ‘Vraksha Mitra Abhiyan’. Under this campaign trees, equal to the number of enrolments in each school, will be planted by government schools in this session.

Niti Aayog’s report on health indicators

Niti Aayog’s recent report ‘Healthy States, Progressive India’ ranked Rajasthan at second place following Haryana (ranked at the top) in incremental performance (from 2015-16 to 2017-18) on improving health indicators. This is a jump of six positions from eighth position in among 21 states in previous report.

Right to Health

State government is planning to bring Right to Health Act. The right to health will ensure that even the most underprivileged person in the state gets treatment.

Vedic Sanskar and Shikshan Board (VSSB)

Rajasthan State Government has decided to form a Vedic Sanskar and Shikshan Board (VSSB) to revive the ancient practices related to education, philosophy and healthcare. The government formed a committee to define its aim, objective and functioning. Once the committee will submit its report, the department will constitute the board and appoint its members.

The task of the board will be to create awareness in schools on Vedic sciences. The state has Vedic schools but their curriculum is restricted to chanting of verses only. “These Vedic schools will run in the format of Guru-Shishya parampara with residential facilities. It will deal with meditation, yoga along with subjects like science, mathematics, and Sanskrit for research,” said Garg. Besides, budding writers and scholars will be provided with an opportunity to publish their books, articles and engage in discourse with other scholars.

Other than spreading scientific temperament, the board will also aim to revive the old value system or sanskar. The committee members are expected to create a mechanism for spreading the values prevalent in the Vedic period like 16 sanskars– Garbadhan, Punsavan to Antim sanskar.

Mental Healthcare Authority

State government has decided to constitute a State Mental Health Authority (SMHA) under the provisions of the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 to look after the system of mental health services in Rajasthan. After the formation of SMHA, no person or organisation will be able to establish or run a mental health establishment unless it has been registered with the authority under the provisions of the Act. Additionally, the minimum quality standards of mental health services will be as specified by regulations made by the state authority. SMHA will work with an objective to provide mental healthcare and services for persons with mental disorders and to protect, promote and fulfil the rights of such persons during delivery of mental healthcare and services.

Rajasthan HC Judges Strength

The number of sanctioned posts of judges at the Rajasthan High Court was increased from 40 to 50 four years ago, but at present the combined strength (including chief justice) at its principal seat in Jodhpur and the bench in Jaipur is 24. This is less than 50% of the sanctioned posts. As a result of this shortfall, the number of pending cases have increased up to 4 lakh till April 2019.

Seventh Economic census

A state-level coordination committee has been constituted to conduct the seventh economic census 2019. This committee will work towards ensuring and streamlining the process of acquiring and recording information in a systematic way and within scheduled time. The process collating data will be done by the Directorate of Economics and Statistics in the state.

Peace Department

Rajasthan government is planning for the formation of a new ‘peace and non-violence’ department, as a mark of respect to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary year.

Places in NEWS

Mount Abu

The horticulture department is set to develop an agro-eco-tourism and international flower research centre at Mount Abu. As per TOI NEWS, the horticulture department had identified about 20 bighas of land near the sunset point for the project. The Rs10-crore project is funded under the Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (National Agriculture Development Programme).

Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer District achieved First Rank in the Financial Inclusion and Skill Development Report released by Niti Aayog. As a result, Jaisalmer will now receive an additional grant of INR 3 crore from Center.

Banswara

A three-day mango festival was held in Banswara. The event was organised as a joint venture of the district administration and agriculture research and Banswara tourism development committee. Some 46 varieties of unique, hybrid and special desi mangoes that are found and grown in Banswara region were displayed.

Person in NEWS

Bhupendra Singh

The Rajasthan government Sunday appointed DG ATS and SOG Dr Bhupendra Singh as the new DGP of Rajasthan Police. Mr. Singh replaces Kapil Garg, who retired on 30th June. An IPS officer of the 1986-batch, Singh is a recipient of the President’s police medal (2016) and police medal (2002) for distinguished services.

Suman Rao

Suman Rao from Rajsamand, was crowned the winner of Femina Miss India World 2019 during the grand finale of the beauty pageant, held on June 15, 2019 at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium in Mumbai She was crowned Miss India World 2019 by her predecessor, Miss India 2018 Anukreethy Vas from Tamil Nadu.


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