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FAO issues Locust alert to India

On July 5, 2020, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of United Nations issued locust alert for India. According to the organization, India should remain on “high alert” for the next four weeks. Highlights India is currently under the worst locust attack in 26 years. Rajasthan is the most affected state due to locust attack. ..

Rajesh Chaplot receives highest Civilian Award (Golden Jubilee Medal-Civilians) of Uganda

Rajesh Chaplot, who received the highest Civilian Award (Golden Jubilee Medal-Civilians) of Uganda, is a Non-Resident Indian (NRI) businessman, hailing from Rajasthan. The award was presented by the President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni in a ceremony held in Kampala. The award is presented to him for his contribution towards developing India – Uganda ties through ..

Rajasthan Legislative Assembly passes Rajasthan Municipality (Amendment) Bill, 2020

The Rajasthan Municipality (Amendment) Bill, 2020 was recently passed by the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly to declare the entire Walled City area in Jaipur as a ‘no construction zone’. Under the new Act, the state government will get the right to declare a particular area of the urban bodies of the state as No-construction zone to ..

National Chambal Sanctuary declared as eco-sensitive zone

As per the recent notification issued by the Ministry of Environment, the National Chambal Sanctuary was declared as eco-sensitive zone (ESZ). The sanctuary, which is located across the states of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, is home to 75 per cent of gharials, the fresh water gangetic dolphins, fresh water turtles and more than 180 ..

Worst Locust Attack in 60 years in Rajasthan

Crops across 10 districts with an area of approx 3.6 lakh hectares in the western region of Rajasthan have been damaged due to the continuous and the worst locust attack in the last 60 years. Despite the efforts of the Locust Control Organisation, Agricultural Department along with the farmers of the region in spraying pesticides ..

NHRC notice to Government of Rajasthan over Kota Children Deaths

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), India on Friday, 3rd January 2020 has issued a notice to the Chief Secretary of the Government of Rajasthan over media reports about the death of above 100 children in the month of December 2019 at Kota districts government-run hospital. Under the notice, the commission has asked the Chief ..

Outreach Drive to Address Concerns about CAA begins today

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be conducting 30 rallies across the country to address the concerns raised by the opposition parties over the conflation of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) with the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the NPR- National Population Register. The first rally in the series of 30 starts today, 3rd ..

Highlights from Good Governance Index Report

States and Union Territories were grouped in following categories for the Index ranking- Category 1: Big states- 18 Indian States, Category 2: North East and the Hill States- all 8 northeastern states of India along with Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, and Uttarakhand, Category 3: All 7 Union Territories At the time of preparation of ..