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  • Out of the box action: Parents in Rajasthan named their newborn child GST

    GST Baby

    Indians are known for celebrating every small incident with joy and excitement. But this time, it just went to a different level alltogether. In a one of a kind event, a new born child in Rajasthan has been named GST after the final implementation of Goods and service tax in India after 17 years.

    The New mother in Rajasthan decided to name her child GST after the child was born on 12:02 on 1st of July –‘’the historic day of GST’’ To commemorate the mega launch of GST-India in one single tax.

    After the news went viral on social media, many wishes and blessings met the new born baby ‘GST’ through twitter and facebook. Even the Rajasthan Chief Minister, Vasundhara Raje tweeted for the baby and conveyed her warm wishes.

    GST Baby In Rajsthan

    This is not the first time in India when children have been named after such new reforms, there are different places in India where the ideas and customs have always surprised  people across the globe. There are parents who have named their kids after the government post, influenced by the reputation and dignity of officials. Kids who never visited school carry names like SP, Hawaldar, and Magistrate. A passionate fan of Indian national congress named his family members after the name of Sonia, Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi.

  • Prime Minister to inaugurate National Highway projects in Rajasthan today

    Narendra Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate various National Highway projects in Rajasthan today. The projects include six Lane Cable Stayed Bridge across River Chambal at Kota, four laning of Gomati Chauraha - Udaipur section and four laning of Rajsamand - Bhilwara section. 

     Modi will also lay the foundation stone of various projects including the Jaipur Ring Road. The total outlay on these projects is estimated to be over 15,000 crore rupees. During the day-long visit, the Prime Minister will also visit the Pratap Gaurav Kendra to pay his respects to Maharana Pratap. The Kendra provides information through various exhibits, about the life, valour and achievements of Maharana Pratap. Modi will also address a public meeting.

  • Rajasthan gives reservation to jats under OBC category

    Rajasthan Gives Reservation To Jats Under OBC Category

    In Rajasthan, Jats of Dholpur and Bharatpur districts have been given reservation under the Other Backward Class (OBC) category. The State Social Justice and Empowerment department issued a notification in this regard yesterday after approval from the cabinet. It was a long pending demand of the Jat community people residing in both the districts to include them in the OBC list.

  • Rajasthan sees 88 Swine Flu deaths in two months

    Swine Flu

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    Rajasthan has recently seen a spike in the number of Swine Flu cases reported. 88 people have died while 976 people have been tested positive for the virus in the last two months. Number of diagnosed cases stood at 400 in January.  Majority of the cases have been reported from Jaipur and Jodhpur. 

    State government is adopting various measures to curb the situation and control the virus from spreading further. Rapid Response Teams are placed in areas from where a high number of cases are being reported. From January 1, 2017 onwards, 241 Swine Fludeaths have been reported from the state. 

    Adding further chaos to the situation, the state assembly was dismissed when MLA Amrita Meghwal received a call confirming she was infected by the H1N1 virus. Though Meghwal immediately left the premises, other members demanded a screening for all and expressed their concern over the situation. 

    Health Minister, Kalicharan Saraf, assured the members that screening will be done of those willing to undergo the test.

    (With Agency Inputs)