‘No Bag Day’ For Students in Rajasthan Schools on Saturdays, Announces State Govt



New Delhi: After Delhi and Manipur, Rajasthan becomes the latest state to introduce ‘No-Bag Day’ in its schools. An announcement to this effect was made by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday. He said ‘No-Bag Day’ will be observed on Saturdays for students of government schools across the state.

While addressing the state budget in the Assembly, Gehlot said that though there would be no studies on Saturdays, activities related to happiness therapy, literature and culture, sports, personality development, moral values, scout, tips to stay healthy will be organised for the students.

He further added that on Saturday, the parent-teacher meetings will also be held to enable the school teachers to update the parents on their wards’ academic performance.

During the budget presentation earlier in the day, Gehlot announced huge funds for sportspersons in Rajasthan. According to him, athletes who are winning gold medals in the Olympics will henceforth get Rs 3 crore from the state government, compared with Rs 75 lakh earlier. Likewise, silver medallists will get Rs 2 crore against Rs 50 lakh earlier and bronze medallists Rs 1 crore against Rs 30 lakh earlier.

He further stated that Asian Games gold medallists will now get Rs 1 crore, silver winners Rs 60 lakh and bronze medallists Rs 30 lakh as compared to Rs 30 lakh, Rs 20 lakh and Rs 10 lakh respectively earlier on.

To carry forward the athletic activities of the state to the next level, he said 500 coaches will be appointed on contractual basis to nurture sports talent in the desert state.

Announcing Rs 100 crore for setting up a ‘Tourism Development Fund’, Gehlot said the policy for ‘ease of travelling in Rajasthan’ will be pursued in the state.



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RSMSSB Recruitment 2020 Notification Released on Official Website For Application in 1,052 JE Posts | Check Details Here



RSMSSB Recruitment 2020: The official notification for applications in Rajasthan Subordinate & Ministerial Services Selection Board (RSMSSB) recruitment drive is out. A total of 1054 vacancies are available in posts of Junior Engineer. Interested candidates can apply for the recruitment drive by visiting the Board’s official website – rsmssb.rajasthan.gov.in.

The registration process for RSMSSB recruitment 2020 begins on March 4 and the window will remain open till April 2 this year. The recruitment will be conducted on the basis of RSMSSB Junior Engineer Combined Direct Recruitment Exam 2020. The date for the recruitment exam has not been announced by the Board yet.

Eligibility criteria

Age Limit: Applicants should be at least 18 years of age. The upper age has been capped at 40 years.

Educational Qualification: Applicants should have a relevant graduate degree or diploma in the engineering field.

Application Fee: Candidates (General category) will have to pay a fee of Rs 450. Applicants from OBC categories will have to pay a fee of Rs 350, while those from SC/ST categories will have to pay Rs 250.

Stipend: Finally, selected candidates will be hired at a pay of Rs 33,800 per month.



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Sachin Bansal quits Ujjivan Small Finance Bank board



“I would like to resign as an independent director of the bank with effect from January 27, 2020. Given an entity owned and controlled by me has made an application to the RBI for a universal banking license, I felt it was — in the interest of propriety and corporate governance — only appropriate that I stepped down from this role,” Bansal said in his resignation letter, which was disclosed by Ujjivan SFB in the regulatory filing.



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Why high food inflation is good news for the farmer



While rising food inflation is a matter of grave concern for a significant chunk of the population and for policy makers as well, it marks a turnaround in the fortunes of the farmer, reports Sanjeeb Mukherjee.



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Why high food inflation is good news for the farmer



While rising food inflation is a matter of grave concern for a significant chunk of the population and for policy makers as well, it marks a turnaround in the fortunes of the farmer, reports Sanjeeb Mukherjee.



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11 states record retail price inflation rate over 6%



The states that witnessed high CPI-based inflation rates were Lakshadweep, Tripura, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Manipur and Mizoram.



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ONGC walks away with all 7 oil, gas blocks on offer



These 7 blocks are adding exploration acreage of 18,510 square kilometres spread over three sedimentary basins of India and have a resource potential of approximately 33 billion barrels of oil and oil equivalent gas.



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Gadkari's mega plan to woo investors



Gadkari said the NHAI was working on setting up an InvIT to monetise its projects for mobilising resources through capital markets.



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Water to all households will need Rs 70,000 cr a year



‘The Jal Jeevan Mission would require services ranging from groundwater recharge, pumping, small-scale water treatment facilities, piping, metering for flow/usage measurement, and most importantly, training and communication of local communities, and social and environmental audit of projects.



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