- Rajasthan Budget 2019: Highlights
- No new tax proposed in the budget.
- Rs 10 crore allocated for rehabilitation centers.
- Provision of one-time tax for vehicle owners.
- Special investment zones along the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor.
- Stamp duty exemption for projects under Rajasthan Start-Up policy.
- Freedom fighters, former MLAs, chairman of boards and commissions will be allowed to stay at Circuit Houses across the state and Rajasthan Bhawan in Delhi.
- A provision of Rs 25 lakh for martyrs from August 1.
- Digital mapping of villages through remote sensing.
- Free pilgrimage extended to Pashupatinath temple in Nepal.
- Digitization of offerings made in temples under Devasthan board.
- Rajasthani Literature Festival announced.
- CM announces mobile app to translate Rajasthani into Hindi by Rajasthan State Archieves Bikaner.
- State will identify one vehicle free zone in Jaipur walled city.
- Gehlot government renames the Enviromemt Department to Environment and Climate Change Department.
- Special assistance for the development of Ranthambore National Park.
- Youth motivation program to provide scholarships and financial aid to state sportspersons.
- Mukhyamantri Rozgar Yojana announced to provide one lakh jobs in the next five years.
- State will open 50 new primary schools and eight new colleges.
- Compulsory defence training for girls enrolled in primary and upper primary schools.
- Rs 10 crore allocated for Madarsa development fund.
- State will utilise NABARD funds to stop additional water from Indira Gandhi Nahar Yojana flowing into Pakistan.
- State announces to develop a cultural centre on the lines of Indian International Centre in Delhi.
- Chief minister Ashok Gehlot announces to open Mohalla Clinics in the state.
- CM Ashok Gehlot presents Rajasthan budget for the sixth time.
Following are the New policies to be announced
- New policy for promoting agriculture processing, trade and export
- New solar and wind energy policy Rajasthan M-sand Policy New silicosis policy to address health and security concerns of mining labourers
- Announcement of policy for the intellectual property rights
- One entrepreneur-one sports scheme
- Announcement of climate change policy
- Announcement of new education policy
- Opening of Janta Clinics Indira Priyadarshini Baby Kit to new born babies
- Creation of Mahatma Gandhi Sansthan in Jaipur including Gandhi Darshan museum with a provision of ~50 crore.
- Jaipur to become beggar-free state capital
- Mukhaymantri Kanyadaan Yojana to provide financial assistance of Rs 21,000 to Sc/st/minority BPL educated and adult female
- New scheme for modernisation of madarsa
- Increase in honorarium of Anganbadi workers, mini Anganbadi workers and Anganbadi helpers
- 75,000 placements to fill up government vacancies at various level
- Announcement of Rajasthani Literature Festival in Jaipur with a provision of ~2 crore
- Emergency response support system to be developed in the state
- Bhamashah card changed to Jan Aadhar card Grameen Gaurav Path to Vikas Path
- Mukhyamantri Jal Svalambhan Yojna as Rajiv Gandhi Jal Sanchayan Yojna
FOR MARTYR FAMILIES
- Stamp duty and registration fees shall be exempted on the registration of residential plot/flat
- World Population Day: 11 July
- World Population Day is observed annually on 11 July.
- The day was established by the governing council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989.
- The day is meant to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues.
- India to host 14th Conference of Parties
- India is set to host the 14th Conference of the Parties (COP) from September 02 to 13 as confirmed by Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar.
- The global conference will be hosted at India Expo Mart Limited in Greater Noida.
- As many as 197 countries are expected to participate in the conference.
- New Delhis Connaught Place is the nineth most expensive office location in the world
- According to the report titled, “Global Prime Office Occupancy Costs survey”
The annual report is done by CBRE.
- It is an American real estate consulting firm New Delhi’s Connaught Place (CP) is the 9th most expensive office location in the world.
- It has an annual rent of nearly $144 per sq ft. 6 of the world’s 10 most expensive office markets.
- For the second consecutive year, Hong Kong central District retained the top position.
- CBRE highlighted that six of the world’s 10 most expensive office markets are found in Asia.
- The London (West End) is ranked 2nd followed by Hong Kong (Kowloon) and New York (Midtown Manhattan).
- Beijing’s (Finance Street) is at the fifth position on the list.
- Indias first elephant rehabilitation centre will be set up at Keralas Kottoor
- India’s first elephant rehabilitation centre will be set up by the Kerala State Government
- It is in its ecotourism village of Kottoor.Rs.105 crore.
- The project is launched by Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan.
- At present, the center has only 15 elephants
- It will be increased once work has been completed.
- The centre will have an elephant museum, mahout training centre, super-specialty hospital, a retirement home and crematorium for the animals, will house orphaned, injured and older elephants.
- The centre spread over 65 hectares of natural forests start an elephant safari and other activities to attract tourists.
- States asked to construct model detention centres
- Faced with criticism on the condition of detention centres, the Centre has directed the states to construct model detention centres, detailing the facilities that should be made available there.
- Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand said that the powers of the Central government under the Foreigners Act, 1946 to detect, detain and deport illegal migrants have been entrusted to the state governments under Article 258(1) of the Constitution of India.
- The states are required to keep the illegal migrants in detention centres pending their nationality verification and subsequent deportation.
- Centre says no foreign government or organisation has any right to repeal Article 370
- Parliament questioned the Centre whether it willrepeal Articles 370 and 35A if it seems to violate any United Nations regulation or any international obligation of the country.
- Centre replied to Parliament that no foreign governmentor organisation has any right to repeal Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. It said so because any matter related to the Constitution of India are internal and only for the Indian Parliament to deal with. J&K is an integral part of India.
Gk bit: Article 370
- Article 370 provided six special provisions for Jammu and Kashmir:
1) The State is allowed to have its own Constitution.
2) The Central legislative powers over the State were limited to the three subjects of defence, foreign affairs and communications.
3) Only with the concurrence of the State Government, other constitutional powers of Indian Government could be extended to the State.
4) The concurrence was only provisional. The State’s Constituent Assembly should ratify the provision.
5) Until the State Constituent Assembly was formed, the State Government was given authority to give concurrence. Once the State Constituent Assembly finalised the scheme of powers and dispersed, no further extension of powers was possible.
6) Only if the State’s Constituent Assembly aprroves the Article 370, it could be repealed or amended.
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