Rajasthan Current Affairs - 2019

Rajasthan Current Affairs 2020 for RPSC, RAS, RTS and Other State Level Examinations of Rajasthan.

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Thousands of migratory birds dead in Sambhar Salt Water Lake, Rajasthan

Thousands of migratory birds were found dead near Sambhar lake in Rajasthan. This is the second time such incident has occurred in a week. The birds belonged to 15 speicies. It included Pied Avocet, Northern Shoveller, Kentish Plover, Brahminy Duck and Tufted Duck. The samples have been sent to the National Institute of Higher Security Animal Diseases, Bhopal.

Scientists say that the birds have died at different times. This means that there could be poisoning or an avian disease.

Sambhar Lake

The lake is the largest inland saltwater lake in India. It spreads over 190 to 230 square kilo meters in Jaipur district, Rajasthan. Every year more than a lakh of migratory birds visit the lake.

However, the recent development activities in the region, especially extension of salt pan operations have led to lesser number of migratory birds coming to the lake. Also, the Birds are now migrating a month earlier as compared to their usual migratory time.

Indo-French Joint Exercise Shakti 2019

The joint military exercise of India and French troops is to be held between 31st October 2019 and 13th November 2019. It is a biennial exercise conducted alternately in India and France. The exercise is to be conducted at the Foreign Training Node at Mahajan Field Firing Range, Rajasthan.

A contingent of Sikh regiment of South Western command will represent Indian army in the exercise.

Highlights

  • The exercise will focus on Counter Terrorism operations in a semi-desert terrain under United Nations Mandate
  • It will focus on sharing of drill at tactical level, high degree of physical fitness, and learning of best practices from each other.
  • It aims at enhancing cooperation, understanding and inter operability between the two armies
  • The exercise will also culminate a 36 hours ling validation which involves neutralization of terrorists in village hide out