States Current Affairs 28.08.17
- Now, Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education to give one-time affiliation to private schools.
- The Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education(RBSE) on Saturday dismissed the temporary and permanent affiliation system and initiated one-time affiliation certificate for private schools in the state. The board has also decided to take one-time affiliation fees from private schools.
- Now, there will be two different fees for affiliation.
Schools can file one-time affiliation fees of Rs 30,000.
- For schools that had secured temporary affiliation and are applying for higher classes affiliation can file online application and deposit Rs 15,000 to procure one-time affiliation certificate.
- CBSE schools must follow state government fee norms
- The chairman of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), who was in Gandhinagar on Saturday to meet representatives of CBSE schools from Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, said that fees charged by schools affiliated to the central board should follow norms fixed by respective state governments.
- The state government had in April introduced the act to regulate fees charged by private schools through fee regulatory committees. The annual fee limits prescribed in the act for primary, secondary and higher secondary schools are Rs15,000, Rs25,000 and Rs27,000, respectively.
- Audit report alleges poor waste management by Maharashtra civic bodies
- A performance audit on the management of municipal solid waste (MSW) by select municipal corporations in Maharashra found that the selected 7 corporations had not prepared a comprehensive city plan for the management of municipal solid waste in accordance with the MSW manual.
- The generation of municipal solid waste was not assessed properly in any of these municipal corporations because of the lack of weigh bridges. Budget provisions were not fully utilised in all the selected municipal corporations, the CAG report found.
- HC gives Madhya Pradesh 10 days to file status report on uploading FIRs online
- The Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh high court on Monday directed the state government to file their reply on the petition seeking compliance of the Supreme Court's order directing all police stations to upload FIR on the police website.
- The Supreme Court, after thoroughly discussing the rights of the accused persons and showing concern for the accused person's family members allowed the petition and directed the authorities to upload first information report (FIR) on official website of state government.
- Chhattisgarh, Bengal blueprint to boost tourism in state.
- The state tourismdepartment officials met 46 prospective stakeholders to develop tourist spots in the line of Chhattisgarhand West Bengal tourism. The plan will help in increasing the number of visitors at local tourist spots like waterfalls, dams, parks and tourist information centres.
- The phase-wise development will be done on Tilaiya Dam, Hatia Dam, Maithon Dam and Kanke Dam in one category. Plans to set up tourist information centres in Madhuban, Jamshedpur, Palamu and develop spots in Chandwa, Latehar, Trikot, Deoghar, Rajmahal and Sahebganj are in the other category
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces assistance of Rs 500 crore for flood-hit Bihar
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced immediate assistance of Rs 500 crore to flood ravaged Bihar.
- He held detailed review meeting with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over relief operations, compensation and rehabilitation work in flood affected areas.
- Around one crore seventy lakh people in 21 districts are affected by recent floods. 415 have so far lost their lives.
- Jharkhand gets NHRC notice over infant deaths
- The National Human Rights Commission has issued notice to Jharkhand government over death of 52 infants due to reported malnutrition in 30 days at Jamshedpur's Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College (MGM) hospital.
- The NHRC has also asked the union health ministry to take immediate action by way of issuance of suitable directions to all the states and UTs so that due to any negligence, such tragic deaths do not take place in any hospital in the country.
NHRC had recently taken cognizance of two similar incidents including death of 60 children at Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh and death of four infants at Ambedkar hospital in Raipur, Chhattisgarh.
- CPCB orders 387 polluting industrial units across UP to be shut down
- The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has issued directions to shut down 387 industrial units across Uttar Pradesh after inspections found that they had been violating pollution control norms. According to the CPCB report, the identified industries, which range from tanneries to textile mills, sugar mills to chemical processing plants, have been discharging effluents directly or indirectly into the Ganga and its tributaries, thereby contaminating the water.
- Based on inspection reports, the board on August 9 had issued closure directions to 433 defaulting units across the state under Section 5 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. Of these, 46 grossly polluting industries (GPIs) have since complied with the directions and have been issued revocation directions. The remaining 387 have either not complied with the directions relating to online effluent monitoring devices or have found to be not complying with prescribed standards.
- In order to address the problem of pollution of rivers, the CPCB has issued directions to district administrations to ensure that the identified GPIs be shut down with immediate effect.
- Patanjali-Uttarakhand JV soon to check migration, create jobs
- A month after a meeting with Yoga guru Ramdev, chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat along with top bureaucrats met Acharya Balkrishna to discuss the modalities of an MoU for the mission "Sahyog," under which Patanjali would help the state government in checking migration, providing employment, boosting tourism and helping the state economy. In the last 30 days, a team of state officials, led by additional chief secretary Om Prakash prepared plans in areas where the two sides could club hands for the welfare of the Himalayan state.
- As per the planning, while Patanjali would provide 1,200 metric ton silage to the government department, the animal husbandry would give 12,000 litre milk to the Haridwar-based firm. Similarly, the animal husbandry department would also provide cow urine in large quantity to the firm.
- The tourism department has proposed that the Patanjali can set up tourism centres and promote yoga in 12 villages, where infrastructure was being improved through ADB funds
- Himachal Pradesh mulls over pre-primary school classes
- Himachal Pradeshgovernment is mulling starting pre-primary school classes for tiny tots to help them grasp lessons in primary classes.
- Virbhadra said that such an initiative could be taken in all districts by starting pre-primary classes in schools near the district headquarters. He lauded the efforts for starting 'PRERNA', an initiative to improve quality education during his regime. It aims at improving the learning level of students in reading, writing and numeracy skills of primary schools children from Class I-V. He also appreciated the 'PARYAS', an initiative to improve science and mathematics learning from Classes VI-VIII.
- Crowds welcome M Venkaiah Naidu as he arrives for state felicitation in Andhra Pradesh
- Vice president M Venkaiah Naidu was given a rousing reception in Vijayawada upon his arrival for felicitation programme planned by AP government at Velagapudi. Venkaiah Naidu, accompanied by governor, ESL Narasimhan, chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu, was welcomed by around 1 lakh people, including school and college students and DWCRA women, as they crisscrossed 23 km on an open top jeep from Gannavaram airport to Prakasam Barrage.
- Nungthaang Tampak- North East's First 100% Computer Literate Village
- Manipur’s Nungthaang Tampak village has emerged as the '100 percent computer literate' not only in the state but in the entire North East.
- The computer course, which is affiliated to All India Society for Electronic and Computer Technology (AISECT), was organised by Mangal Rural , an NGO working for rural development as a part of the Digital India program.
- Nungthang Tampak has become India’s second 100 percent computer literate village in India. Kerala’s Chamravattom village is the country’s first 100 percent computer literate village.