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Rajasthan Current Affairs January 2018

Q. निर्दलीय विधायक राजकुमार शर्मा ने 1 जनवरी इस्तीफा दिया है, वे कहाँ से विधायक है?
A. रतनगढ़
B. रामगढ़
C. नवलगढ़
D. किशनगढ़
Answer: C
विस्तार : राजस्थान में डाक्टरों की हड़ताल के कारण कई लोगों की मौत के विरोध में निर्दलीय विधायक राजकुमार शर्मा ने 1 जनवरी 2018 को विधायकी से इस्तीफा दे दिया। राजकुमार ने इस्तीफा विधानसभा अध्यक्ष कैलाश मेघवाल को सौंपा

Q. 22वां राष्ट्रीय युवा महोत्सव 12 से 16 जनवरी, 2018 तक कहाँ आयोजित होगा?
A. उदयपुर
B. दिल्ली
C. अजमेर
D. जयपुर
Answer: D

विस्तार : 22वां राष्ट्रीय युवा महोत्सव 12 से 16 जनवरी, 2018 तक जयपुर में आयोजित किया जायेगा। मुख्य सचिव ने बैठक में उपस्थित अधिकारियों को निर्देश दिए कि युवा कार्यक्रम एवं खेल मंत्रालय, भारत सरकार द्वारा आयोजित किए जाने वाले इस कार्यक्रम में राज्य सरकार सक्रिय भागीदारी का निर्वहन कर कार्य करेगा

Nihal Chand Goel appointed as Chief Secretary of Rajasthan

Rajasthan Government on 30th December appointed Nihal Chand Goel (59) as the new chief secretary of Rajasthan. He replaced Ashok Jain, who is retiring on December 31. Goel will hold charge for four months only. Along with being the chief secretary, Goel will also handle the additional responsibility of being the chairman of Rajasthan State Mines and Minerals, Udaipur, until further orders.

A 1982-batch officer, Goel was additional chief secretary (ACS) , forest and environment, tourism, art and culture department and additional chief secretary, coordination – mines and petroleum department, Rajasthan. Goel, who has done his masters in English Literature and then an MBA, has also served as the collector and district magistrate of Jaisalmer in 1990. He has also been the chairman and managing director of the Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation Limited. He is known for his excellent public dealing, leadership qualities and handling files.

Radheshyam Garg appointed New RPSC chairman

Radhe Shyam Garg has been appointed new chairman of Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC). The Rajasthan governor office announced Dr Garg’s appointment late on Friday. The post had been lying vacant for the past more two months after the former chairman Shyam Sundar Sharma retired in September. Chairman’s post is a constitutional one with the governor appointing the head. The term of the chairman and members is that of six years or 62 years of age, whichever is earlier. Garg will complete 62 in May, 2018. This means, he will serve the post for only six months. Former chairman, Shyam Sundar Sharma held the post for less than three months before retiring on September 28. He had replaced IAS officer Lalit K Panwar who held the post for nearly two years.

Garg, a native of Dholpur, has been associated with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and had been an office bearer for RSS’s Dholpur branch. RPSC, the body entrusted with the task of recruiting government employees was without a head after its chairman Shyam Sunder Sharma retired on September 28. The commission is an eight-member body, including the chairman. The chief minister Vasundhara Raje on December 13 had made announcement of 1.4 lakh government jobs under direct recruitment. A lion share of the recruitment will be done by the RPSC. Also, it now has to manage exams of more youth in coming days as applicants number is likely to grow in the wake of the government’s decision to increase age cap to 40 from 35 for youth taking competitive exams