Rajasthan Current Affairs September 2017: See Part II
Rajasthan Current Affairs Summary September 2017:Part III
Dungarpur Joins ODF district list
Dungarpur became the seventh Open Defecation Free (ODF) district of Rajasthan. It is also the first tribal district to achieve this status. Before Dungarpur, Ajmer, Bikaner, Churu, Chittorgarh, Jhunjhunu & Pali have been declared as Open Defecation Free (ODF) districts in Rajasthan.
Marwar Festival being organized
Marwar Festival will be organised in Jodhpur on October 4 & October 5. The festival was originally known as Maand festival. The two-day festival is held every year in the month of Ashwin (between September and October) in memory of the heroes of Rajasthan. The music and dance of the Marwar region is the main theme of this festival.
Historical Text Museum in Bikaner
Bikaner will soon have India’s first museum for historical text & records. It will be in form of a digital museum which will have close to 300 hand-written farmans from Mughal emperors to Rajput kings, 22 feet long treaty of Purandar, more than one thousand bronze inscriptions, ancient maps, rajputana history texts, etc.
RERA Unregistered real-estate projects to pay penalty
The Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) has decided to impose 2% of project cost oror 10 times of registration fee, whichever is more, as penalty on developers who have not registered their ongoing project with regulatory authority till the extended deadline of September 30. After RERA Act came into force and the RERA website launched on June 1. It became mandatory for all the builders and real estate agents to register on the website till July 31. However, the deadline was extended on request of builders.
The consumers wishing to register their complaints with the regulatory authority can go ahead after seeing the registered project profile on the RERA online portal. Those who have booked their flats in a residential complex and their developer has not registered on portal can also inform the authority.
What is: RERA- Rajasthan
300 government schools in Rajasthan to operate on PPP model
Rajasthan Cabinet has cleared the the Policy for Public Private Partnership (PPP) in School Education-2017, paving way for government schools to operate on PPP model. There are approximately the 9895 secondary and higher secondary government schools across the state. Out of these, initially on pilot basis, 300 schools in the rural areas would be put up to be run on PPP mode.
The government will continue to own the school building and that the operations of the school would be handed over for a span of 10 years, at the end of which it would be reviewed. For this, private players, will have to shell out Rs 75 lakhs per school for operations and development, apart from providing teachers and other staff for the classes 1 to XII at these schools.
Software to review government efficiency
Rajasthan government has developed a new “public sentiment” software to check what people think of its departments and major schemes. The new analytical software developed the department of information technology and communication (DoITC), crawls through newspapers and social media hashtags to gauge how various sectors have drawn negative and positive coverage. Every day, the software sifts through major newspapers of the state. The news reports are matched against keywords stored in the data dictionary. The software then generates a report complete with a particular department’s negative and positive performance that have appeared in newspapers and social media.
Annual Bhang Competition held
The annual national bhang competition was held at Ramdevra township in Jaisalmer. This competition is organised every year on the 10th day of Bhadrapadra Shukla of the Hindu calendar during the Ramdevra Fair of Baba Ramdev. The fair goes on for a month in which around 50 lakh devotees from various states come here.
Rajasthan’s biggest cow milk dairy plant
Ajmer is set to get Rajasthan’s biggest cow milk dairy plant. Chief minister of Rajasthan would soon the lay the foundation stone for the Rs 253-crore dairy plant in Ajmer. The plant will be exclusively dedicated for the processing of cow milk.
Rajasthan is among the top five milk producing states in the country. State’s milk brand Saras is one of the top brands and also the highest paying milk co-operative in the country. Rajasthan Co-operative Dairy Federation (RCDF) is one of the biggest dairy co-operatives in the country, collecting 24 lakh litres of milk per day, on an average. It has milk collection unions in 21 districts of the state with a turnover of over Rs 4,500 crore.