Jaipur News

After the introduction of the Electric Vehicles Policy across multiple states of the country, Rajasthan is all set to roll out a similar scheme now. Previously, Maharashtra, Delhi, Gujarat and Telangana administrations have worked on parallel interventions and initiated EV policies aiming for a green future. Mahendra Soni, Commissioner, Transport Department of the Rajasthan government informed that the EV policy has been drafted and now, it will be transferred to the finance department for approval.

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Amid the lowering scale of COVID infection in Rajasthan, the state Education Minister on Thursday announced the reopening of schools from 2nd August, across all districts. These institutes have been shut ever since the outbreak of the second COVID wave, in April this year. Schools also had to halt operations after the first wave took over, in order to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the students and staff members.

Although schools have been conducting classes online in order to keep the curriculum going, it is difficult to match up to the exposure imparted in regular on-campus classes. Concerned about the same, the authorities have now decided upon resuming classes

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It's a red alert for eve-teasers in Jaipur as an all-women super cop group called Nirbhaya Squad will be nabbing harassers and troublemakers in the city. Riding motorbikes, the female police officials conduct patrols throughout the city and they will now also monitor activities in the public transport vehicles. Dressed in civil attire, some officers will be deployed across buses and other vehicles to catch eve-teasers and miscreants while they are involved in the wrong acts.

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With high aspirations of adding glory to the city's name, 3 shooters from Jaipur will be participating in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which is all set to start on July 23. While Apurvi Chandela and Divyansh Singh Panwar will take part in the 10-metre Air Rifle event, Avani Lekhara (Para) will mark the nation's presence in 50-metre Air Rifle. Aiming to win gold medals for the country, the three athletes will be shooting at the Asaka Shooting Range.

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Jaipur, Kota and several other regions in Rajasthan welcomed the first showers of monsoon on Saturday and witnessed intense isolated showers through Sunday. As per Jaipur's Meteorological Department, these rains have been brought by the third spell of the southwest winds, washing the eastern part of the state. The satellite imaging here also revealed a thick nimbus cover over Jaipur and adjoining districts, indicating rains till Tuesday.

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Results of the prestigious Rajasthan Administrative Services (RAS) exam were announced on Tuesday night. Among the selected candidates is a single mother from Rajasthan's Jodhpur district, who was working at the city's municipal corporation as a sanitary worker to financially support her family. Realising her life-long dream of becoming a civil servant, Asha Kandara has made her family proud by proving that passion trumps any and all obstacles that life throws at you!

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Winning acclaim for its comprehensive efforts, Rajasthan secured the first spot in an online ranking of 36 states and union territories, on the basis of projects under the Smart City Mission. Amid the list of 100 best cities, Udaipur, Kota, Ajmer and Jaipur bagged the 5th, 10th, 22nd and 28th positions, respectively. Releasing the new rank list on Thursday, the central government recognised the works of various state and local administrations to upgrade their overall infrastructure.

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Ornamented with historic forts and majestic palaces amid the vast expanse of arid lands, the state of Rajasthan resonates with a unique appeal. While the territory woos a lot of tourists every year due to its distinctive beauty, it shall now be presented as a hub of monsoon and adventure tourism. With the materialisation of the latest plans, the hidden gems of Rajasthan's enticing landscape shall be brought to the limelight, in an attempt to attract an increased count of travellers.

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In a historic moment, the first dog squad in the CSIF team at Jaipur Airport took their final bow on Wednesday, after serving for a decade. This batch of 6 canines, 3 males and 3 females, were deployed in 2012 as sniffers and have bagged many laurels to their names during this tenure. As per reports, 5 new dogs have been inducted to continue operations in their lieu.

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The administration in Rajasthan has decided to set up 'Oxygen Banks' in Jaipur and other districts to facilitate a seamless and decentralised supply of the O2 concentrators to the needy. People can ring up the helpline number to receive the oxygen concentrators within an hour. Patients will have to pay a security deposit of ₹5,000 to procure these, which will be refunded after the equipment is returned.

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Sounding alarms across the state, 11 cases of the new COVID mutant, Kappa have been detected in Rajasthan. Informing about this, the state health minister apprised that Jaipur and Alwar have 4 cases each of the new variant. Additionally, 2 new Kappa cases have been reported from Barmer while Alwar recorded one such case. Amid the relaxing restrictions in the state and the capital city, the latest development calls for amplified caution against the pandemic.

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