08.03.18 (RPSC) Rajasthan Current Affairs


  • Jhunjhunu goes from worst sex ratio to the best in Rajasthan


  • The 2011 census brought Jhunjhunuin Rajasthan the ignominy of being the district with the lowest sex ratio of 837 girls per 1,000 boys among 33 districts of the state. Seven years on, the district is being hailed as a model with the sex ratio at birth (SRB) touching an impressive 955 girls per 1,000 boys.
    It is from here that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the pan-India expansion of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) programme to cover all 640 districts on Women’s Day on March 8. He will also launch the National Nutrition Mission.


  • Going by the data SRB has been a key focus area for the last few years in particular for Jhunjhunu. In 2014, for the period January to December SRB was 880 girls per 1,000 boys. This rose to 901:1000 in 2015. Incidentally, BBBP was launched in 2015 which further reinforced the district’s efforts that had taken off under project Shakti in 2014.


  • SRB further rose to 933 in 2016 and in December 2017 the SRB was recorded at 955:1,000. Jhunjhunu’s performance has won may accolades from the ministry of women and child development over the last two years. It was among the ten districts that were awarded on the National Girl Child Day 2016 by the ministry for outstanding performance in implementing BBBP.


  • The BBBP scheme was launched by the PM in January, 2015 at Panipat in Haryana to address the declining child sex ratio. Last year in November, the BJP led NDA government decided to expand BBBP from 161 districts to cover all 640 districts of the country.


·        Washington Becomes First State to Enact Its Own Net Neutrality Rules


  • Washington became the first state to pass a new law — House Bill 2282— that restores and protects certain net neutrality rules, after the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 in favor of repealing net neutrality nationwide late last year.
  • Washington state’s new rules were signed into law by Governor Jay Inslee, and prevent internet service providers from blocking and slowing down content online.
  • This will become nationwide law itself by April 23, 2018. 


·        International Womens Day 2018 Theme


  • Every year, March 8is celebrated as International Women’s Day.
  • 2018  Theme is: “Press for Progress
  • 2018 UN Theme of “International Women’s Day” is: – “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives
  • Celebrated since:- 1913
  • This day was recognised by the United Nations in:- 1975



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