Rajasthan's Aniket Choudhary Gets 2 Crore from RCB Bangalore

Rajasthan's Aniket Choudhary Gets 2 Crore from RCB Bangalore in IPL 2017 auctions. Another player from Rajasthan, Nathu Singh, who was released by Mumbai Indians, was bought for Rs. 50 lakhs by Gujarat Lions. Aniket Choudhary, Born on 28th January 1990 at Bikaner, Rajasthan is Left-arm medium fast bowler and left arm batsman.
Aniket is a left-arm fast bowler who can work up decent pace and bounce on a regular basis. He was recently in the news for his role for India A, taking four wickets in the warm-up game against Bangladesh. Aniket has taken 124 wickets in 39 first-class matches for Rajasthan at an impressive average of 27.44 with 5 five-wicket hauls. With India's specialist batsmen being right-handers, Aniket was roped in by the Indian Test team during the New Zealand series where Kohli and Co successfully countered left-armer Trent Boult's swing. Aniket has been called up once again to train with the team, which is currently preparing for the upcoming four-Test series against Australia.

Rajasthan BJP MLA's husband thrashes police official

In a shocking development, Rajasthan’s ruling BJP MLA Chandra Kanta Meghwal’s husband Narendra Meghwal allegedly thrashed a police official over issuing a challan for the vehicle of a party worker. High drama prevailed at Mahaveer Nagar locality in Kota after an alleged altercation between workers of Bhartiya Janta Party Yuva Morcha (BJPYM) and policemen. Angry workers started pelting stones on the police which retaliated with a lathicharge injuring at least six persons. It all started when Narendra Meghwal, husband of Ramganj Mandi MLA Chandrakanta Meghwal reportedly slapped a circle inspector during the protest. DSP Cunaram Jat said a meeting, involving senior police officials, the MLA concerned, MP O M Birla, other BJP leaders, is underway to resolve the issue.

Rajasthan govt rolls back power tariff hike to farmers

Rajasthan government on Saturday rolled back the power tariff hike effective from September last year on agriculture connections. Farmers will now have to pay 90 paise per unit instead of Rs 1.15 per unit. Addressing a press conference here, the power minister said that famers would now get power at the earlier rate of 90 paise per unit instead of Rs 1.15. And for meter-less connections, the flat rate would be Rs 85 per HP instead of Rs 120 per HP. He said the government would bear the additional burden on this count.
Farmers at many places in the state were protesting against the power tariff hike.The Kisan Mahapanchayat, which had given a call to lay siege to the assembly on February 23, has now postponed the agitation. Meanwhile farmer leader Rampal Jat of Kisan Mahapanchayat which has been spearheading agitations by farmers against the power hike of agriculture sector said his organization had shelved in the proposed siege of the Assembly on February 23.

Rajasthan Budget Session begins on 23 February 2017

Rajasthan Budget Session will begin on February 23, 2017 an official statement said. Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh has convened the Budget Session on February 23 at 11.00 AM. Last year, the Budget Session had started on February 29. It will be the 8th session of the 14th Assembly.
Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje is expected to present Rajasthan Budget 2017-18 on 8th March 2017. 

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बेणेश्वर धाम में शुरू हुआ 10 दिवसीय मेला

जनजाति क्षेत्रीय विकास मंत्री श्री नंदलाल मीणा ने 7 फ़रवरी को डूंगरपुर जिले में बेणेश्वर मेले का उद्घाटन किया। राजस्थान के दक्षिणांचल में माही, सोम और जाखम नदियों से घिरा बेणेश्वर लोक आस्थाओं का वह महातीर्थ है जहां हर साल माघी एकादशी से दस दिन का विराट मेला लगता है। वागड प्रयाग कहे जाने वाले संत मावजी महाराज के पवित्र धाम तथा त्रिवेणी संगम के मुहाने पर स्थित बेणेश्वर धाम में राजस्थान, मध्यप्रदेश और गुजरात सहित देश के विभिन्न हिस्सों से श्रद्धालु हिस्सा लेते हैं और वागड़ अंचल के मेलार्थियों सहित पांच लाख से ज्यादा मेलार्थी एकत्रित होने की संभावना है। इसमें कई लाख लोगों के आने के कारण इसे इस अंचल के कुंभ की ही तरह मान्यता प्राप्त है। मेले का समापन 15 फरवरी को होगा। 
बाणेश्वर मेला एक नजर में:
  • वेणेश्वर मेला, राजस्थान के डुंगरपुर जिले का प्रसिद्ध मेला है, जिसमें राजस्थान, मध्यप्रदेश और गुजरात के आदिवासी बड़ी संख्या में भाग लेते हैं। 
  • यह मेला माघ शुक्ल पूर्णिमा के अवसर पर भील, सोम व माही नदियों के पवित्र संगम पर वेणेश्वर नामक स्थान पर लगता है जो डुंगरपुर से 65 किमी की दूरी पर स्थित है।
  • संगम पर डुबकी लगाने के पश्चात भगवान शिव के दर्शन के लिए बेणेश्वर मंदिर जाने को हर कोई बेताब रहता है। 
  • बेणेश्वर मंदिर के परिसर में लगने वाला यह मेला भगवान शिव को समर्पित होता है। 
  • संगम पर बने इस मंदिर के निकट भगवान विष्णु का भी मंदिर है, जिसके बारे में मान्यता है कि जब भगवान विष्णु के अवतार माव जी ने यहां तपस्या की थी, यह मंदिर उसी समय बना था।

Budget 2017-18 LIVE Updates

Union Budget 2017-18 LIVE Updates, Highlights: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union budget 2017-2018 in Lok Sabha at 11 am, 1st February 2016, the fourth budget by the Narendra Modi government. This year’s budget will be keenly watched following the demonetisation move by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8, 2016 which tendered invalid Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, in a surprise move. The finance minister will present the annual federal budget despite the death of a sitting member of parliament, E Ahamed. Parliament typically adjourns for a day after the death of a member.

Union Budget 2017-18 LIVE Updates, Highlights:
Demonetisation and Digital Economy
Demonetisation is expected to have a transient impact on economy.
The effects of demonetisation will not spillover to the next fiscal.
Govt to launch 2 new schemes to promote BHIM scheme including cashback scheme for merchants
AADHAAR Pay to be launched for people who don’t have mobile phones
Panel on digital payments has recommended structural reforms
Create payment regulatory board at RBI

Agriculture and Farmers
Farmer credit fixed at record level of Rs10 trillion; will ensure adequate flow to underserved areas
Sowing farmers should feel secure against natural calamities.
Rs. 10 lakh crore as credit to farmers with 60 days interest waiver says FM
NABARD fund to be increased to Rs. 40,000 crore 
Soil health cards: Govt to set up mini-labs in Krishi Vignan Kendras
Long-term irrigation fund in Nabard--corpus at Rs40,000 crore
Dedicated micro-irrigation fund with Rs5,000 crore corpus
Dairy processing infrastructure fund with be created initially with a corpus of Rs. 2000 cr

Rural sector
Mission Antyodaya to bring 1 crore households of poverty
During 2017-18, 5 lakh farm ponds to be taken up under MGNREGA
Over Rs 3 lakh cr spend for rural India. MGNREGA to double farmers income
Participation of women in mgnrega up to 55%
During 2017-18, 5 lakh farm ponds to be taken up under MGNREGA
Using space tech in a big way to plan MGNREGA works
We propose to complete 1 crore houses for those without homes
Allocating Rs. 19,000 cr for Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana in 2017-18
100% village electrification by May 2018
Swachh Bharat mission has made tremendous progress, sanitation coverage has gone up from 42% in Oct 13 to 60% now.
Sanitation coverage in rural areas gone up from 42% in Oct 2014 to 60% now.
Rs1,87,223 crore for rural programmes

For youth
Introduction of a system of measuring annual learning outcomes, innovation fund for secondary education.
There will be a focus on 3,479 educationally-backward blocks
Skill India mission was launched to maximise potential.  100 India International centres across country.
Skill India Mission was launched in 2015 to maximise the potential of our youth. 100 India International Skill centres will be established across the country.
Steps to create 5000 PG seats per annum

Mahila Shakthi Kendras - Rs. 500 cr allocated.
Nationwide scheme for pregnant women - Rs. 6000 each will be transferred.
For women and Kids - Rs. 1,84,632  cr. allocation investment
Affordable housing to be given infrastructure status.
Surplus liquidity - banks have already started reducing lending rates for housing
Elimination of tuberculosis by 2025 targeted.
1.5 lakh health sub centres to be transformed into health wellness centre.
Two new AIIMS in Jharkhand and Gujarat.
Structural transformation of regulator framework for medical education in India
Allocation for Scheduled Caste  - Rs. 52,393  crore
Aadhaar-based smartcards for senior citizens to monitor health.

Railways and Infrastructure
A total allocation of Rs. 39,61,354 crore
No Service charge while booking tickets with IRCTC
Railways: Passenger safety--Safety fund corpus set up; Unmanned level crossing to be eliminated by 2020
Railway lines of 3,500km to be commissioned
Unmanned level crossings eliminated by 2020
3,500 km of railway lines to be commissioned this year up from 2,800 km last year.
SMS based clean my coach service started
Coach mitra facility - to register all coach related complaints
Railways to partner with logistics players for front end and back end solutions for select commodities.
Rs. 64,000 crore allocation for highways. 
Allocation of high speed Internet 1,50,000 gram panchayats
New metro rail policy to be announced
Telecom sector: allocation to Bharat Net programme at Rs10,000 crore
Digi-gau initiative to be launched
Rs. 1.26,000 cr for energy production-based investments received

Financial sector
FDI policy reforms - more than 90% of FDI inflows are now automated.
Shares of Railway PSE like IRCTC would be listed on stock exchanges. 
Bill on resolution of financial firms to be introduced in this session of parliament.
Foreign Investment Promotion Board to be abolished.
Revised mechanism to ensure time bound listing of CPSEs
Computer emergency response team for financial sector to be formed.
Digital India - Bhim app will unleash mobile phone revolution - two new schemes to promote the app.
Govt to introduce two new schemes to promote BHIM App - referral bonus for users and cash back for traders: FM.
Negotiable Instruments Act might be amended.
DBT to LPG consumers , Chandigarh is kerosene free, 84 govt schemes are on the DBT platform.
Head post office as the central office for rendering passport services
Easy online booking system for Army, defence personnel
For big-time offences - including economic offenders fleeing India, the govt. will introduce a legislative change or new law to confiscate the assets of these people within the country

Fiscal Management
Total expenditure - Rs. 21, 47,000 crore
Abolition on plan, non-plan expenditure, focus on capital expenditure ( Capital expenditure will be 25.4 per cent)
Defence expenditure, excluding pension, at Rs 2,74,114  crore
Expenditure in science and technology —  Rs. 37,435 crore
Fiscal deficit for FY18 pegged at 3.2% of GDP
Revenue deficit for FY18 at 1.9%

Personal Income Tax
Existing rate of tax for individuals between Rs.  2.5- Rs 5 lakh reduced to 5% from 10%
All other categories of tax payers in subsequent brackets will get benefit of Rs 12,500.
Simple one page return for people with annual income of Rs. 5 lakh other than business income.
People filing I-T returns for the first time will not come under govt. scrutiny.

10% surcharge on individual income above Rs. 50 lakh and up to Rs 1 crore to make up for Rs 15,000 crore loss due to cut in personal I-T rate. 15 surcharge on individual income above Rs. 1 crore to remain.

91780 बालिकाओं को गार्गी पुरस्कार

राज्य सरकार द्वारा इस बार 91 हजार 780 बालिकाओं को 1 फरवरी 2017 (बसंत पंचमी) पर जिला स्तर एवं पंचायत समिति स्तर पर आयोजित किये जाने वाले समारोहो में गार्गी पुरस्कार से सम्मानित किया जायेगा। गत दो वर्षों की तुलना में इस बार दुगनी से भी अधिक संख्या में बालिकाओं को गार्गी पुरस्कार मिलेगा।   शिक्षा राज्य मंत्री प्रो. वासुदेव देवनानी ने बताया कि पिछले दो वर्षों में गार्गी पुरस्कार से दुगनी से भी ज्यादा बालिकाओं ने 75 प्रतिशत एवं अधिक अंक प्राप्त कर अपने आप में एक रिकॉर्ड बनाया है। उन्होंने बताया कि यह इस बात का प्रमाण है कि बालिका शिक्षा के अंतंर्गत प्रदेश में सभी स्तरों पर गुणवत्ता में वृद्धि हुई है। प्रो. देवनानी ने बताया कि इस बार राज्य भर में गार्गी पुरस्कार से पिछले वर्ष की तुलना में 22 हजार 902 अधिक बालिकाओं ने गार्गी पुरस्कार के लिए योग्यता अर्जित की है।
उन्होंने बताया कि राज्य सरकार द्वारा इस बार 91 हजार 780 बालिकाओं को 34.35 करोड रुपये की राशि का पुरस्कार जिला स्तर एवं पंचायत समिति स्तर पर आयोजित समारोहो में प्रदान किये जायेगे। शिक्षा राज्य मंत्री ने बताया कि गार्गी पुरस्कार के अन्तर्गत जिन बालिकाओं ने माध्यमिक, प्रवेशिका, उच्च माध्यमिक एवं वरिष्ठ उपाध्याय परीक्षा में 75 प्रतिशत व इससे अधिक अंक प्राप्त किये है, उन्हें राशि एवं प्रमाण-पत्रों का वितरण जिला शिक्षा अधिकारियों के माध्यम से बंसत पंचमी पर किया जायेगा। उन्होने बताया कि  सतर्् 2015-16 से यह समारोह पहली बार पंचायत समिति स्तर पर आयोजित करने का निर्णय लिया गया था। उल्लेखनीय है कि गार्गी पुरस्कार के अन्तर्गत वर्ष 2015 -16 में 68 हजार 878  बालिकाओं को 26.52 करोड रुपये की राशि का वितरण किया गया था। गार्गी पुरस्कार के अन्तर्गत बालिका शिक्षा को बढ़ावा देते हुए उन्हें पुरस्कार राशि एवं प्रमाण-पत्र प्रदान कर प्रोत्साहित किया जाता है।