Rajasthan Current Affairs

20 Nirbhaya buses with multiple IT-enabled safety measures launched

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has launched 20 Nirbhaya buses of Rajasthan State Transport Corporation (RSTC).

These buses are fitted with multiple IT-enabled safety measures to better protect women passengers and keep anti-social elements under check.

These buses were launched by RSTC as a pilot project under the NIRBHAYA scheme. The pilot project of RSTC includes 10 luxury and 10 ordinary roadways buses.

Key features of Nirbhaya bus

  • Nirbhaya buses have advance IT-enabled safety measures such as Vehicle Tracking System (VTS), panic buttons on every seat and CCTV.
  • The panic buttons and VTS will enable the police to know the exact location of the bus and provide prompt assistance.
  • When the panic button is pressed an emergency signal will triggered. The signal will start displaying live footage of the bus captured from CCTV cameras at Police central control room.

Besides, it was also announced that Union Ministry of Transport is going to issue a notification making it mandatory for public vehicles with seating capacity of 23 or above to have CCTV camera, panic buttons and Vehicle Location Tracking  (VTS) Device. Those public vehicles with seating capacity of less than 23 will be required to have VTS device and emergency buttons. The ministry already has issued a draft notification in this regard.


Justice Naveen Sinha sworn-in as Chief Justice of Rajasthan HC

Justice Naveen Sinha has sworn in as the 31st Chief Justice of Rajasthan.

He was administered the oath to the office by Governor Kalyan Singh as per the provisions of the Article 219 of Constitution.

He was transfered by President Pranab Mukherjee as per provisions Article 222 of Constitution after following recommendation of the Supreme Court collegium headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) T.S. Thakur.

Prior to the transfer, Justice Naveen Sinha was Chief Justice of the Chhattisgarh High Court since July 2014.

About Justice Naveen Sinha

  • Born on 19 August 1958. He had obtained LL.B. degree after completing a bachelor’s degree in arts.
  • He had joined bar in July 1979 and had practised for 23 years primarily at Patna High Court.
  • He was specialised in civil, constitutional, labour, service, commercial, company, criminal laws.
  • He was elevated as a judge of Patna High Court and later was made a permanent judge of in February 2004. He was transferred to Chhattisgarh High Court as Chief Justice in July 2014.


Indian Army conducts ‘Chakravyuh-II’ training exercise in Rajasthan

Indian Army had conducted major military training exercise ‘2016 Chakravyuh-II’ in Suratgarh, Rajasthan.

Purpose of the exercise: Validate battle readiness and operational effectiveness of the Pivot Formation and Rapid Division of Indian Army along with all its affiliated components.

Key facts

  • The Chakravyuh-II exercise involved rapid mobilisation and execution of battle plans in conjunction with the Indian Air Force (IAF).
  • It envisaged mechanised manoeuvres in the entire spectra of new generation weapons, systems and platforms in the rapid urbanisation and development areas along the border.
  • It has provided an opportunity to all commanders in planning and conducting large scale operations in an integrated theatre environment along with IAF.
  • It mainly included fighter ground attack aircrafts, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), attack helicopters, remotely piloted vehicles and communication helicopters.
  • During the exercise surveillance, intelligence, reconnaissance and communication systems were put to test in a network-centric battlefield environment and were supported by required operational logistics.
  • Improved mobility, extensive use of information technology and inventory management techniques were also validated to ensure logistics are deployed in the fast paced operational environment.