Rajasthan Current Affairs - 2020

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NHRC issues notice to Rajasthan Government

On January 4, 2020 National Human Rights Commission has sent notice to the Rajasthan Government over the death of more than 100 children in the state-run hospital in Kota, Rajasthan in the month of December alone. The commission seeks a detailed report on the reasons behind the death. Union Health Ministry has sent an expert panel to conduct gap analysis of clinical protocols, human resources and equipment and paediatric services.

National Human Rights Commission

The NHRC is a public body constituted in 1993 under the Protection of Human Rights act. The commission has powers to inquire violations of human rights by government of India and by any public servant. It shall also review acts of terrorism inhibiting acts of terrorism. NHRC also studies treaties on human rights globally and suggests recommendations of their implementation.

By law, every state should set up human rights commission. However, only 22 states have such commission at state level currently. There are still eight states in India without human rights commissions. It includes Goa, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram, Tripura, Haryana and Uttarakhand.

Composition of NHRC

NHRC consists of a chairman who has been a judge of supreme court or Chief Justice of India. The other members include ex-judge of supreme court, ex-chief justice of high court, chair persons of national commissions of SC, ST, BC, minorities.

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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.

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