Rajasthan signs MoUs for Rs 2,452-cr investments at the investment meet in New Delhi

Chief Minister of Rajasthan Vasundhara Raje signed memorandums of understanding (MoUs) worth 2,452 crore rupees at an investor event organised in New Delhi.

The event was organised in association with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) by the Bureau of Industry Promotion in Rajasthan.

Investment pacts were signed between the state government and several private companies that plan to set up industrial units in Rajasthan.

These investments are expected to generate over 7000 direct and more than thousand indirect jobs.

Resurgent Rajasthan Partnership Summit 2015:

  • Rajasthan government’s Resurgent Rajasthan Partnership Summit is proposed to be held in Jaipur on 19-20 November 2015.
  • The event organised in Delhi was a part of a series of events being held across India and abroad to promote investments in Rajasthan which also includes road shows in Germany, Japan and important cities of India.

Note: Owing to attract investments state government is simplifying operating procedures for businesses introducing labour reforms and the single clearance window operated by Bureau of Industry Promotion, Rajasthan.

State government in its investment promotion event of 2014 had extended subsidies to prime sectors, had promised exemptions from duties and fees and curbed red-tapism to some extent.


Asia’s biggest telescope MAST inaugurated at Udaipur Solar Observatory in Rajasthan

Multi-Application Solar Telescope (MAST), Asia’s biggest telescope was inaugurated at the Udaipur Solar Observatory in Rajasthan.

It was inaugurated by Professor U.R Rao, Chairman of Physical Research Laboratory, inaugurated.

Facts about of MAST

  • The telescope was installed under the project undertaken by Union Ministry of Science and Technology and was funded by Department of Space (DoS).
  • The project will be monitored by Ahmedabad based Physical Research Laboratory.
  • Features: MAST has a lens of 50 cm in diameter. These lenses were developed on the basis of optical and mechanical system of Belgium.
  • The rear part of MAS has been developed by the observatory while its front part was developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
  • MAST has been designed in 2004 and its optical elements were added to it in 2008. In 2013, it was installed at the Udaipur Solar Observatory.
  • Applications: It will provide 3 Dimensional (3D) images of solar activities such as solar blast and solar flares. It will also in vital studies about other planetary movements even in the day time.
  • Site Specifications: Udaipur Solar Observatory was chosen as project site due to pleasant temperature around it as it is surrounded by water.
  • Besides, the site provides ambient spot for observatory as it has more than 250 days of continuous sunshine, allowing observing the sun properly during day time.


Ex-Jalore EO Rajan Vishal chosen for Election Commission’s award

Former Jalore Electoral Officer (EO) Rajan Vishal has been chosen for Election Commission’s Zonal award under the Best Electoral Practices Award-2014.

Election Commission will present him this award on August 10, 2015 in New Delhi.

He was bestowed with this award for his efforts of creating awareness related to voting awareness in Jalore constituency of Rajasthan during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. His efforts had helped to reach out to remote areas of Jalore constituency and convinced people especially women to play their role in democracy.

As an EO he had taken various initiatives to increase voters’ participation through awareness campaign and education which had resulted in about 22 per cent increase in voters.

Presently Vishal is District Collector of Nagaur. He is IAS officer of 2008-batch of Rajasthan.