Rajasthan Current Affairs: September 2018

Rajasthan Current Affairs September 2018

First ISRO ‘Space Academy Centre’

  • Jaipur is one of the six cities where ISRO has setup a Regional Space Academy Centre. The other cities are Patna, Guwahati, Banaras, Kurukshetra and Kanyakumari. The cost of the project in Jaipur is around Rs 2 crore.

Rajasthan Sahitya Academy Awards 2018-19 Announced

  • Highest Meera Award was given to Sawai Singh Shekhawat for his work – “निज कवि धातु बचाई मैंने”.
  • Sudhendra Award for Poetry – to Ramnarayan Meena for the work “अभी उम्मीद बाकी है”.
  • Devilal Samar Award for Drama – to Umesh Kumar Chaurasiya for “शौर्य प्रधान नाटक”
  • Kanhiyalal Sahal Award for Vividh to – Kamlanath for ‘साहित्य का ध्वनि तत्व’ उर्फ ‘साहित्यिक बिग बैंग’
  • Shambhu Dayal Saxena Award for Children Literature to Asha Sharma for “अंकल प्याज”
  • Rangheya Raghav Award for Story-Novel to – Haridas Vyas for “एक था पेड़”
  • Devraj Upadhyaya Award for Criticism Category to Moolchand Bohra for “दो फलांग आगे”

While Meera Award consists of 75,000 Rupees, rest all awards include 31,000 rupees.

  • FYI: Rajasthan Sahitya Academy Awards 2017-18 were Announced in March 2018 (SEE PDF)

Maharana Pratap Sports Awards

The Rajasthan State Sports Council has released a list of eligible candidates who got the Maharana Pratap Sports Awards for the year 2016-17 and 2017-18. This year, a total of 7 players from the state will receive this award in different categories.

  • Sapna Poonia – Athletics
  • Khetaram – Athletics
  • Sarvesh Parik – Archery
  • Suman Dhaka – Para Athlete
  • Manoharlal – cycling
  • Sundar Singh Gurjar – Para Athlete
  • Abhilekh Parashar – Gymnastics

Apart from Maharana Pratap Sports Awards, two coaches were rewarded with Guru Vashishth Puraskar. They are:

  • Mahesh Kumar Ranga – Cycling
  • Ramesh Singh – Rollball

Additionally, Rajasthan Sports Council  also honored the players who won medals in the Asian Games held in Jakarta with The award of excellence. They are:

  • Om Prakash for rowing  – 30 Lacs
  • Rajat Chauhan for Archery – 20 Lacs
  • Shalini Pathak & Manpreet Kaur for Kabaddi – 20 Lacs each
  • Jitendra Singh for Equestrian (Horse Riding) – 20 Lacs
  • Apoorvi Chandela – Shooting – 10 Lacs
  • Rajulal Chaudhary & Deepak Hooda for Kabaddi – 10 Lacs each

See Details about: Rajasthan Sports Awards

Rajasthan’s first Lion Safari Park

Rajasthan’s first lion safari was inaugurated at Nahargarh Biological Park, Jaipur. The park is located on Delhi-Jaipur National Highway in the foothills of Aravallis.

Persons in NEWS

Colonel Ravi Rathore 

  • President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the prestigious Arjuna Award to national Polo player Colonel Ravi Rathore at the National Sports and Adventure Award 2018 function at Rashtrapati Bhawan

SI Menu

  • Sub Inspector in Rajasthan Police Menu won Silver medal in 10000m race in Senior Open National Champions held in Bhuvneshwar, Odisha.

Ram Khiladi Meena

  • Shri Ram Khiladi Meena has been made the chairman of  State Environment Impact Assessment Authority Rajasthan (SEIAA).

Gaurav Goyal

  • Kota’s Collector Gaurav Goyal was honored at national level for doing outstanding work in NREGA while being a Collector in Ajmer.
  • Apart from him, Jhalawar Collector Jitendra Soni was also honored.

Dr. Bhagwati Prasad

  • Collector of Banswara, Dr. Bhagwati Prasad was honored at the same function for excellent work in  the Prime Minister’s Housing Scheme.


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