06.03.18 (RPSC) Rajasthan Current Affairs

RAJASTHAN

  • Chief Minister conferred with e-Ratna award by Computer Society of India
  • Chief Minister Smt Vasundhara Raje has been given the India’s first e-Ratna award by the Computer Society of India. She has been conferred with e-Ratna award by Computer Society of India (CSI) and Rajasthan under her governance has emerged as the ‘Best e-Governance State of India’ for the second consecutive year. Rajasthan excelled and left behind several other states that are considered to be the IT hubs.
  • Along with the two awards five initiatives of Department of Information Technology, Rajasthan bagged the e-Governance initiative award of the year.
  • CSI-Nihilent e-Governance awards were announced at the 52nd annual convention of CSI held in Kolkata. Deputy speaker of Rajasthan assembly, Rao Rajendra Singh accepted the awards on behalf of the CM and state.
  • Projects of Rajasthan to have scored on the stringent criteria and multilevel evaluation also reflected on the CM Raje’s mission of good governance through digital solutions.

 

  • Bhamashah Swasthya Bima Yojana bagged the best initiative in the field of healthcare, Raj Mahila Suraksha in women safety and security, Raj e-Gyan in education, Fraud Detection Framework for process innovation and Mukhymantri Jal Swavlamban Abhiyan received excellent initiative of the year award. These are also related to flagships schemes of the Raje government and on priority of the CM

INTERNATIONAL

 

·        Marshall Islands to launch world-first digital legal tender

 

  • The Marshall Islandsin the Pacific Ocean is set to become the first country in the world to recognize cryptocurrency as its legal tender and adopt transparent cryptocurrency as its legal tender and adopt the transparent crypto monetary system.
  • The parliament of the island has passed a law to create the digital currency call called “Sovereign” with symbol SOV to raise some hard cash to pay bills and boost the economy.
  • The Marshall Islands is partnering with Israeli fintech startup Neema to launch its SOV.
  • It will have equal status with US dollar as a form of payment.
  • SOV issued by the Marshall Islands will be different from other cryptocurrencies including bitcoin because it will be officially recognized by law as legal documents.

 

·        Myanmar puts off border agreement with India

 

  • Myanmar has indefinitely deferred signing agreement with India to streamline the free movement of people within 16 km along the open border between two countries.
  • It has cited domestic compulsions and has asked for more time for the agreement to be sealed.
  • Background India and Myanmar share 1,643 km unfenced border along four states viz. Arunachal Pradesh (520 km), Nagaland (215 km), Manipur (398 km) and Mizoram (510 km) and permit free movement regime.
  • To give it shape, Central Government had asked four border states with Myanmar to distribute “border pass” to all the residents living within 16 km.
  • The agreement will facilitate movement of people on basis of valid passports and visas which will enhance economic and social interaction between two places.

·        Rashid Khan Becomes Youngest Captain In International Cricket History

 

  • The leg-spinner from Afghanistan, Rashid Khan (19-year-old) become the youngest captain in international cricket history.
  • He now holds the ICC No. 1 rank for bowlers in both the ODIs and T20Is and also became the youngest player ever to hold the top spot for any form of ICC men’s ranking.
  • England’s Arran Bindle is the youngest woman player at the age of 19 years and 260 days to lead a team in women’s cricket. She led the England side in a three ODIs in 2001.
  • Youngest captains in international cricket:
  • Rashid Khan (Afghanistan) –  19 years 159 days.
  • Rajin Saleh (Bangladesh) – 20 years 297 days.
  • Rodney Trott (Bermuda) – 20 years 332 days.
  • Tatenda Taibu (Zimbabwe) – 20 years 342 days.
  • Nawab Pataudi (India) – 21 years 77 days.

 

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