Six states including Rajasthan sign Renukaji Dam project agreement

Union Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari and six Yamuna basin states, namely Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh on 11th January 2019 signed an agreement for construction of Renukaji Dam Multi-Purpose Project. The 148-meter-high Renukaji dam would come up in Himachal Pradesh’s Sirmour district at a cost of Rs 4,596.76 crore. The central government will contribute Rs 3,892.83 crore, or 90% of the cost of the irrigation and drinking water component of the project, while the rest will come from the states. 
The project is proposed to be executed by Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd. The live storage of the Renukaji Multi-Purpose Project is 0.404 million acre-foot and it would ensure supply of 23 cubic metres per second water to the basin states. The project will also generate 40 MW of power and the Delhi government has agreed to fund 90% of the cost of the power plant.  The Central government has so far released Rs 446.96 crore for this project. Among states, Delhi has released Rs 214.84 crore and Haryana, Rs 25 crore.
The important features of the project are:

  • Renukaji Dam Multi-Purpose Project is a storage project on the Giri river which is tributary of the Yamuna at Sirmour district of Himachal.
  • A 148 m-high rock-filled dam would be constructed across the river Giri.
  • The project also involves the generation of 40 MW of power during peak flow to be executed by Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd (HPPCL).
  • The project would increase by the river flow about 110 per cent which will be used to meet the drinking water needs of Delhi and the other Yamuna basin states up to some extent in the lean period.
  • The share of stored water among the states will be as follows,  Haryana-47.8 per cent; Uttar Pradesh/ Uttarakhand-33.65 per cent; Himachal-3.15 per cent; Rajasthan-9.3 per cent and NCT of Delhi: 6.04 per cent.
  • The Central government will bear 90 per cent of the cost of irrigation/drinking water component, and the balance cost will be borne by the states.

Rajasthan Govt remove education criteria for Panchayat Elections

Rajasthan government has abolished the condition of a minimum educational qualification to contest local body elections in Panchayat Raj such as Sarpanch, Panch and Panchayat Samiti elections. The cabinet also decided on holding the election of mayors and chairman’s in corporations through the direct system instead of the indirect method introduced by the previous government.
As per the Rajasthan Panchayati Raj Amendment Bill 2015, Candidates were:

  • Required to have passed Class X for contesting municipal elections, Class VIII for contesting panchayat polls for the post of a sarpanch, and Class X for contesting zila parishad or panchayat samiti elections.
  • Construction of toilets in their homes as mandatory for contesting polls to the panchayati raj institutions in the state.
  • Even Haryana had passed a similar law mandating minimum education qualification for those contesting in Panchayat Raj Institutions. The constitutional validity of this law of Haryana was questioned in the Supreme Court.

Rajasthan Assembly election 2018 Important facts

Rajasthan Assembly election 2018 Important facts:

  • Rajasthan legislative assembly election in Rajasthan was held on 7 December 2018 to elect members of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly.
  • The election was held in single phase.
  • Indian National Congress became the single largest party of the state in 2018 with 99 seats from 200 seat. 
  • BJP wins 73 seats with 38.8% vote share.
  • Senior congress leader Ashok Gehlot was selected to be Chief Minister of the state.
  • Ashok Gehlot has recently become the chief minister of the state for third time. He served as Union Minister in Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi as well as Narsimharao governments. 
  • His first term as Rajasthan CM was from 1998 to 2003, while second term was from 2008 to 2013
  • Sachin Pilot has been selected to be deputy chief minister of the state for the first time.

Exercise AVIAINDRA between India, Russia at Jodhpur,Rajasthan

The second edition of service specific exercise AVIAINDRA between Indian Air Force and Russian Federation Aerospace Force (RFSAF) was held at Air Force Station Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The inaugural IAF-RFSAF Ex AVIAINDRA was conducted in 2014 and since then it is conducted bi-annually (twice a year) in both countries.
The aim of this exercise is focused towards anti-terrorist operations in bi-lateral scenario. It also seeks to further enhance co-operation and understanding between Air forces of both countries in each other’s Concept of Operations. This edition of exercise is planned in two phases.
The exercise is unique wherein foreign participant does not bring its air assets. In Russia IAF pilots flew alongside their Russian counterparts in RFSAF aircraft at Lipetsk in September 2018. Similarly in India, RFSAF pilots will fly alongside their Indian counterparts in the IAF aircraft, which are common to both Air Forces.

Vajra Prahar 2018 - India-USA joint military exercise in Rajasthan

India, US Joint Special Forces Exercise 2018 named Vajra Prahar commenced at Mahajan Field Firing Range (MFFR), Bikaner in Rajasthan. The exercise was called between Special Forces of both countries to deal with operations for counter-terrorism and is being done at unit as well as sub-unit levels.
For this exercise, US Army is represented by contingent of one officer and 10 Other Ranks from Special Forces Group of United States Pacific Command. They will carry out 12 days rigorous joint training in semi desert and rural terrain with aim to enhance inter-operability of the two armed forces and further military to military co-operation.
The contingents of both countries in this exercise, will train on aspects such as hostage rescue, building intervention, desert survival, medical aid and combat firing. At the end of training, they will undertake a three-day outdoor exercise to validate their best practices.

Rajasthan GK Quiz 262

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Rajasthan GK Quiz No. 262:
Sixteen coins of king Menander have been found frm which of the following sites?
A. Bairat
B. Nagari
C. Rairh
D. Nagar
Answer: A

Which of the following rulers does not belong to Gurjara-Pratihar dynasty?
A. Nagabhatta-II
B. Mahendrapal-I
C. Devapal
D. Bharatrabhatta-I
Answer: D

In pre-medieval kingdoms of Rajasthan. the designation "Naimittika" was used for ?
A. Royal Bard
B. Head of public health department
C. State astrologer
D. Chief Judicial officer
Answer: C

The revolutionary, who was convicted in the Mahant Pyarelal Murder case ?
A. Zorawar Singh
B. Shyamji Krishna Varma
C. Kesari Singh Barhat
D. Vijay singh pathik
Answer: C

Who among the following negotiated suborinate alliance of 1817-18 with princely states of Rajputana ?
A. David Ochterlony
B. Charles Metcalf
C. Arthur Wellesley
D. John George
Answer: B

The princely state, which was not the part of Rajasthan Union formed on 25th March 2018?
A. Bundi
B. Pratapgarh
C. Udaipur
D. Shahpura
Answer: C

Who was the editor of "Tyag Bhumi"?
A. Hari bhau upadhyaya
B. Jai Narayan Vyas
C. Devi Dutta Tripathi
D. Rishi Dutt Mehta
Answer: A 

Which of the following templess of chittorgarh fort is a jain temple?
A. Kumbh Shyam temple
B. Saatveesh Devari
C. Samiddheswar temple
D. Tulja bhawani temple
Answer: B

Which of the following painters doess not belong to alwar school of painting?
A. Jamnadas
B. Bakasaram
C. Nanakram
D. Nandram
Answer: C

The singing tradition with which Gavari Devi was associated?
A. Langa
B. Mand
C. Talabandi
D. Thumari
Answer: B

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Rajasthan Current Affairs October 2018

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October 2018:  
भारत में पहले AICTE ट्रेनिंग एंड लर्निंग अकैडमी की स्थापना किस शहर में की जाएगी?
A. दिल्ली 
B. चंडीगढ़ 
C. वाराणसी 
D. जयपुर
Answer: D 
विस्तार : अखिल भारतीय तकनीकी शिक्षा परिषद् (AICTE) जयपुर में भारत की पहली AICTE Training and Learning (ATAL) अकादमी की स्थापना करेगी। अगले वर्ष तीन अन्य अटल अकादमी तिरुवनंतपुरम (केरल), गुवाहाटी (असम) तथा बड़ोदा (गुजरात) में स्थापित की जाएगी। यह अकादमी तकनीकी शिक्षा को प्रभावशाली बनाने के लिए पढ़ाने के नवीन तरीके उपलब्ध करवाएगी। इन अकादमियों में फैकल्टी को पांच महीने के दौरान 8 मोड्यूल वाले कोर्स का प्रशिक्षण दिया जायेगा। 2019 से नए अध्यापकों के लिए यह प्रशिक्षण आवश्यक होगा। प्रमोशन के लिए आवेदन करने के लिए मौजूदा अध्यापकों तथा सहायक अध्यापकों को भी यह प्रशिक्षण लेना अनिवार्य होगा। इन अकादमियों के निर्माण के लिए राज्यों ने निशुल्क अधोसंरचना व भूमि उपलब्ध करवाई है।

वर्ष 2018 के नोबल शांति पुरस्कार के लिए किस यजीदी दुष्कर्म पीड़िता को संयुक्त रूप से कांगो के डॉ मुकवेगे के साथ चयनित किया गया है?
A. अखिता हसन
B. वलीदा गरिबान
C. नादिया मुराद
D. आसिफा अली
Answer: C 
विस्तार: कोंगो (Congo) के महिला रोग विशेषज्ञ डॉ. डेनिस मुकवेगे (Dr. Denis Mukwege) और इराक (Iraq) के अल्पसंख्यक यज़िदी (Yazidi) समुदाय की मानवाधिकार कार्यकर्ता नादिया मुराद (Nadia Murad) को वर्ष 2018 का नोबेल शांति पुरस्कार (2018 Nobel Peace Prize) संयुक्त रूप से प्रदान किया जायेगा। यह घोषणा नोबेल पुरस्कार समिति ने 5 अक्टूबर 2018 को की। उन्हें यह पुरस्कार युद्ध और सशस्त्र संघर्ष में हथियार के रूप में यौन हिंसा के उपयोग को समाप्त करने के प्रयास के लिए दिया जा रहा है। इसकी घोषणा नार्वेजियन नोबेल समिति ने की। डेनिस मुक्वेग का जन्म 1 मार्च, 1955 को डेमोक्रेटिक रिपब्लिक ऑफ़ कांगो के बुकावू में हुआ था। वे पेशे के एक गायनेकोलाजिस्ट हैं, उन्होंने 1999 बुकावू में पंजी हॉस्पिटल की स्थापना की थी। वे यौन हिंसा से पीड़ित महिलाओं का उपचार करने में विशेषज्ञता रखते हैं। वे द्वितीय कांगो युद्ध के बाद यौन हिंसा की शिकार हजारों महिलाओं का उपचार कर चुके हैं।

किस क्रिकेट टीम ने विजय हजारे ट्राफी 2018-19 का खिताब जीता?
A. राजस्थान 
B. गुजरात 
C. मुंबई
D. कर्णाटक 
Answer: C 
विस्तार: मुंबई ने विजय हजारे ट्राफी 2018-19 के फाइनल में दिल्ली को 4 विकेट से हराकर ख़िताब जीता, यह मुंबई का तीसरा विजय हजारे ट्राफी का ख़िताब है। विजय हजारे ट्राफी भारत में एक घरेलु एकदिवसीय क्रिकेट प्रतियोगिता है। इससे पहले मुंबई 2003-04 तथा 2006-07 में भी विजय हजारे ट्राफी जीत चुकी है। विजय हजारे ट्राफी 2018 का फाइनल मुकाबला बेंगलुरु के एम. चिन्नास्वामी स्टेडियम में खेला गया। इस मैच में दिल्ली ने पहले बल्लेबाजी करते हुए 45.4 ओवर में 177 रन बनाये। मुंबई की ओर से शिवम् दुबे और धवल कुलकर्णी ने 3-3 विकेट लिए। इसके बाद मुंबई की ओर से आदित्य तारे ने 89 गेंदों में 71 रन बनाये, जबकि सिद्देश लाद ने 48 रनों का योगदान दिया। मुंबई ने यह मुकाबले 15 ओवर शेष रहते ही जीत लिया। आदित्य तारे में बेहतरीन प्रदर्शन के लिए मैन ऑफ़ द मैच का खिताब दिया गया।

भारतीय क्रिकेट टीम के किस कप्तान ने वनडे क्रिकेट में सबसे तेज़ 10,000 रन बनाने वाले बल्लेबाज़ बन गए हैं?
A. विराट कोहली
B. रोहित शर्मा
C. अजिंक्य रहाणे
D. महेंद्र सिंह धोनी
Answer: A

विस्तार: भारतीय क्रिकेट टीम के कप्तान विराट कोहली वनडे क्रिकेट में सबसे तेज़ 10,000 रन बनाने वाले बल्लेबाज़ बन गए हैं। विराट कोहली ने विशाखापट्टनम में 24 अक्टूबर 2018 को खेले गए मैच को मिलाकर, कुल 213 वनडे मुक़ाबलों की 205 पारियों में ये कारनामा कर दिखाया है।