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Rajasthan Chief Minister announced the formation of three new districts Malpura, Sujangarh and Kuchaman City

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Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot announced the formation of three new districts Malpura, Sujangarh and Kuchaman City in Rajasthan.

An Overview of the News

  • This announcement was made during the Gau Seva Sammelan in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

  • The decision to establish these new districts was based on both public demand and recommendations provided by a high-level committee.

The objective of creating New Districts:

  • The primary objective of creating these new districts is to increase administrative efficiency and strengthen law and order in the area.

  • The move aims to bring government services closer to the people of these areas, which will result in a positive impact on the lives of local citizens.

Details of three New Districts:

  • Kuchaman City, which was earlier part of Nagaur district, has been designated as a separate district. It was initially included in the 19 districts declared under the name Didwana-Kuchaman in March 2023.

  • Sujangarh, which is currently under Churu district, and Malpura, which is under Tonk district, will also become new districts.

Installation Process:

  • The demarcation and establishment of these new districts will be a collaborative effort between the Ramlubhaya Committee, which recommended their formation, and the Revenue Department.

  • Ramlubhaya Committee was constituted on 21 March 2022 to study the feasibility of creating new districts.

About Rajasthan

  • It is a state in northern India and is the largest Indian state by area and the seventh largest state by population.

  • It is bordered by five other Indian states: Punjab to the north; Haryana and Uttar Pradesh in the northeast; Madhya Pradesh in the southeast; and Gujarat in the southwest.

  • Rajasthan is also home to three national tiger reserves, Ranthambore National Park in Sawai Madhopur, Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar and Mukundara Hills Tiger Reserve in Kota.

Formation - 30 March 1949

Capital- Jaipur

Districts - 33 (7 divisions)

Governor - Kalraj Mishra

Chief Minister - Ashok Gehlot (INC)

Rajya Sabha - 10 seats

Lok Sabha - 25 seats

Airports - Jodhpur Airport and Jaisalmer Airport

Uttar Pradesh declares Gangetic dolphin as a state aquatic animal

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath officially named the Ganges River dolphin (Platanista gangetica) as the state aquatic animal.

An Overview of the News

  • This decision underlines the importance of the species in the state context.

  • Gangetic dolphins mainly inhabit the rivers of Uttar Pradesh, including the Ganga, Yamuna, Chambal, Ghaghra, Rapti and Gerua.

  • According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List, Gangetic dolphins are classified as Endangered, highlighting the urgency of their conservation.

Role of Gangetic dolphin in the health of the ecosystem:

  • Gangetic dolphins serve as sensitive indicators of the overall health of the Ganga ecosystem and the well-being of other species living in the river.

  • Their sensitivity to changes in water quality and flow underlines the ecological importance of preserving their habitat.

Meri Ganga Meri Dolphin 2023 Campaign:

  • The “Meri Ganga Meri Dolphin 2023” campaign involves conducting a comprehensive dolphin census using Global Positioning System (GPS) technology.

  • This census is spread along the banks of river Ganga, extending from Muzaffarpur Barrage to Narora Barrage.

  • The campaign was launched through a collaboration between the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)-India in 2012, marking the third anniversary of the state's decision.

8 Indian products receive a Geographical Indication tag

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The Geographical Indications Registry in Chennai under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry has recently granted GI tags to 8 specific products. Of these, 3 are from Arunachal Pradesh, 1 from Tamil Nadu, 2 from Jammu and Kashmir, 1 from Odisha and 1 from Goa.

An Overview of the News

  • Arunachal Pradesh has secured Geographical Indication (GI) tags for three different products: Khamti rice, Yak Churpi from Tawang and Tangsa cloth.

    • Yak Churpi: It is a dairy product derived from the indigenous Arunachali yak breed, which was applied for GI registration by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research-National Research Center on Yak (ICAR-NRC on Yak) in December 2021.

    • Khamti Rice: It is a glutinous rice variety, cultivated in the Namsai district of Arunachal Pradesh.

    • Tangsa Textiles: Tangsa textile products of the Tangsa tribe in the Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh are known for their unique designs and vibrant colors.

Support from NABARD and Vocal for Local campaign:

  • The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) actively supported the registration of indigenous products of the region for Geographical Indication (GI) as part of the “Vocal for Local” campaign of the State Government.

Tamil Nadu to Udangudi Panangkarupatti:

  • Udanagudi Panangkarupatti is a specific type of palm jaggery that originates from the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu, which is known for its traditional production method.

  • This palm jaggery has received international recognition and is exported to countries like Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Singapore.

Basohli Pashmina of Jammu and Kashmir and Kaladi of Udhampur:

  • Basohli Pashmina: A traditional hand-made pashmina craft from the Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, Basohli Pashmina received the GI tag for its exceptional softness and feather-like weight.

  • Kaladi: This is a popular Dogra dish, which originated in Ramnagar in the Udhampur district.

Sweet dish 'Rasabali' of Kendrapara, Odisha:

  • Rasabali: It is a delicious dish that originates from the 262-year-old Baladevyu temple at Ichchapur on the outskirts of Kendrapada town.

  • It consists of deep-fried flat red-brown paneer patties soaked in thick and sweetened milk.

  • Rasabali has historical significance and is part of the 56 offerings made to Lord Jagannath and his divine siblings at the Puri Srimandir.

Goa Cashew:

  • Goa Cashew with its unique taste and identity has received the GI tag in sync with the Swayampurna Goa Mission for self-reliance.

  • It is the 10th product from Goa to be awarded the coveted GI tag, which includes Harmal Chilli, Khola Chilli, Mindoli Banana, Agasam Brinjal, Sat Shiro Bhendo, Kaju Feni, Goa Khaje, Mancurad Mango and Goa Bebinka.

India's Ayush Shetty wins bronze medal at BWF World Junior Championships 2023

Tags: Sports

India's Ayush Shetty won a bronze medal at the BWF World Junior Championships held in Spokane, USA.

An Overview of the News

  • The 23rd edition of the BWF World Junior Championships was held from September 25 to October 8, 2023, in Spokane, United States of America (USA).

  • Indonesia's Alvi Farhan won the BWF World Junior Championships gold medal.

  • Ayush Shetty won the bronze medal in the competition, losing to Alvi Farhan.

  • Another semi-finalist, France's Alex Lanier, also won a bronze medal.

  • India has won 11 medals at the BWF World Junior Championships since 1992, including 1 gold, 4 silver and 6 bronze medals.

  • Saina Nehwal's gold medal win in 2008 remains India's best achievement at the BWF World Junior Championships, and she also earned a silver medal in 2006. At the 2022 Championships in Spain, India's Shankar Muthusamy Subramanian won the silver medal.

BWF World Junior Championships:

  • The World Junior Badminton Championships, also known as the World Junior Badminton Championships, is an event organized by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) to determine the top junior badminton players worldwide.

  • This championship consists of two separate competitions: first, the mixed team championship known as the Suhandinata Cup, and later, the individual championship, known as the I Level Cup.

  • The predecessor of this prestigious competition was the Bimantara World Junior Invitational, which took place in Indonesia from 1987 to 1991.

  • In 1992, the International Badminton Federation, the former name of the Badminton World Federation, held the inaugural IBF World Junior Championships in Jakarta, Indonesia.

  • In a significant development, the BWF decided to change the championship from a biennial event to an annual event, starting from the 2007 edition.

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