Jaipur Jan 27 PTI After the Rajasthan transport department made it mandatory for driving license applicants to declare their willingness for organ donation or otherwise over 314 lakh candidates have taken the pledge an official said on Thursday This figure is probably the highest in the entire country Transport and Road Safety Commissioner Mahendra Soni said He said due to the non-availability of organs in India more than five lakh people die prematurely every year The departments initiative is receiving continuous support Now the State Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation SOTO run by the state government has also joined us to take this campaign forward he said Data of those driving license holders that have pledged for organ donation will be handed over to SOTO so that the counselling of the consenting licensees and their relatives will be easier in the event of any casualty he said After a meeting of the transport department officials and those from SOTO Soni released a poster that read Yes I support organ donation PTI AG CJ CJ
Jaipur Jan 27 PTI Governor and Chancellor Kalraj Mishra on Thursday asked universities in the state to set an example for other states in implementing the new education policy and deciding the curriculum under it Phased efforts are being made to implement the new education policy from the coming academic season by interacting with the vice-chancellors of various universities from time to time he said during the 18th convocation of Jai Narain Vyas University Jodhpur which was held virtually Playback singer Lata Mangeshkar was awarded DLit at the convocation while scientist MS Swaminathan was also awarded an honourary degree Mishra called for effective work in universities for vocational education and skill development along with traditional education He also called upon teachers to update the curriculum and directed them to include Indian knowledge and culture in it The chancellor said it is necessary to develop the spirit of self-reliance from an early age in order to become independent after obtaining an education To achieve this he suggested preparing practical courses in collaboration with the Rajasthan Skill Development University Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said Jodhpur is the only big city in the country to have several higher educational institutions of national repute such as the Indian Institute of Technology All India Institute of Medical Science National Institute of Fashion Technology Footwear Design and Development Institute National Law University and Police University He said a digital university will soon be setup in the city for which the state government has sanctioned Rs 400 crore He said the process of land allotment is underway Gehlot said Rajasthan which was once considered a backward state has now been making progress in every field PTI AG CJ CJ
Jaipur Jan 27 PTI Three people were arrested on Thursday in Rajasthans Karauli district with narcotics having an estimated value of Rs 15 lakh in the international market police said During patrolling in the New Mandi police station area three bikers were intercepted Upon search smack was recovered from all three The accused have been identified as Durga Lal Bagri Govind Lal Bagri and Rahul alias Labbu Meena PTI AG RDK RDK
Ghaziabad Jan 27 PTI Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Thursday conducted door-to-door campaign here for party candidate Sushant Goel accusing BJP of exploiting every section in its five-year term Goel is the son of former congress parliamentarian Surendra Prakash Goel who died during the second wave of COVID-19Pilot along with Goel and other party functionaries read the partys manifesto to the public and urged them to oust the BJP from power In a press conference he criticized the double engine government of the BJP He said that within the last five years the state government had exploited the traders and all other sections of the society He said that now the public wants to change the government and the election results would be astonishing Congress party is in strong position in Uttar Pradesh Uttarakhand and Punjab and the election results on 10 March would prove it claimed former deputy chief minister of Rajasthan He also attacked the ruling party over the farmers agitation He said the BJP government compelled the farmers to sit on a protest for over a year and charged at them with sticks Government lodged FIRs against them around 700 farmers died during agitation but the BJP-led central government did not pay heed to their demands Ultimately the farm laws were scrapped due to fear of farmers vote banks he said PTI COR VN VN
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New Delhi Jan 27 PTI Early indications of Covid infections plateauing have been reported in some places but the trend needs to be observed the Union government said on Thursday whilst noting that 400 districts have logged weekly Covid positivity of over 10 per centStressing the need to continue with precautions to curb the surge in infections it noted that Karnataka Kerala Tamil Nadu Gujarat Andhra Pradesh Rajasthan were recording a high number of Covid casesHowever a decrease in Covid cases and positivity rate have been observed in Maharashtra Uttar Pradesh Delhi Odisha Haryana and West Bengal the government statedAddressing a press conference here Lav Agarwal the joint secretary in the Health Ministry said A clear trend in terms of fewer Covid cases requiring oxygen-supported beds or ICU beds has been observed Also active COVID-19 cases and corresponding deaths are much lower during the present wave compared to earlier surges he saidWarning against any lax in observing Covid-appropriate behaviour Agarwal said 400 districts have reported over 10 per cent weekly Covid positivity while in 141 districts it was between five to 10 per cent in the week ending January 26About the prevalence of the Omicron variant of coronavirus in India he said 1292 cases of the latest variant of concern were found on genome sequencing in December which rose to 9672 in JanuaryThe top 10 states in terms of active Covid cases were contributing over 77 per cent of total active infections in the country Agarwal said adding 11 states have over 50000 active Covid cases while Karnataka Maharashtra and Kerala have over 3 lakh active infectionsIn response to a question he said Early indications of Covid cases plateauing have been reported in some places but the trend needs to be observed and precautions need to be continued About the vaccine coverage the press conference was informed that 9703 lakh healthcare frontline workers and comorbid people aged 60 and above have been given the precaution dose of Covid vaccineAlso 59 per cent of adolescents in the 15-18 year age group have so far received the first dose of Covid vaccineThe health ministry stressed that vaccination is providing support in terms of fewer cases fewer hospitalizations and less severity in COVID-19 cases PTI PLB UZM NSD
Bhopal Jan 27 PTI In a relief to the industries and institutions the Madhya Pradesh government has substantially reduced the fees for obtaining various consents from the MP Pollution Control Board MPPCB a senior official said on ThursdayThe decision was taken to promote Ease of Doing Business EoDB said the state environment departments principal secretary and MPPCB chairman Aniruddh MukherjeeBased on feedback the environment department has reduced the consent authorization and registration fees liable to be paid for obtaining clearances from the pollution control board to the tune of 40 to 50 per cent and also simplified the procedure he told PTITo promote EoDB the department has taken many initiatives after holding meetings with industrial associations and representatives of industries at Bhopal in October 2021 and at Indore in December he saidA committee was also set up by the MPPCB to demonstrate its application software and remove the glitches in any Mukherjee addedThe committee met thrice with IT experts industrial associations and industry representatives in October-November at Bhopal and at Mandideep in Raisen district and implemented the suggestions recently he saidAfter examining the fees charged by neighbouring states such as Chhattisgarh Rajasthan Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra the department made the fee structure comparable and more rational he saidThe board of directors of the MPPCB has also decided to grant deemed consent through a computerised system if new applications for Consent to Establish and Consent to Operate are pending for more than 30 days Mukherjee saidThis would enable quicker setting up of new industrial units and boost employment opportunities besides reducing costs for industries he added PTI MAS KRK KRK KRK
Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh) [India], January 27 (ANI): The third phase of the construction of the Ram temple began at Ramjanmabhoomi in Ayodhya on January 24 with the laying of the granite stones for the plinth.
Gurugram (Haryana) [India], January 27 (ANI/NewsVoir): The Sentinels of the Soil is a delightful book of 8 enthralling stories of bravery and selfless service from nooks and corners of India gripped in clutches of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jaipur Jan 27 PTI Dense fog enveloped parts of Rajasthan on Thursday morning even as many places in the state continued to battle the cold wave the weather office saidAccording to the Meteorological Department the minimum temperature was 19 degrees Celsius in Fatehpur 2 degrees in Sikar 23 degrees in Karauli 26 degrees in Bhilwara 28 degrees in Jalore 37 degrees in Churu and 49 degrees in SangariaThe minimum temperature in Jaipur on Wednesday night was 71 degrees CelsiusPTI AG DV DV