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- On September 21, 2022, renowned comedian and actor Raju Srivastava passed away at the age of 58 at AIIMS Hospital in Delhi. He was undergoing treatment for the last 41 days at Delhi AIIMS, where he breathed his last during treatment.
- Raju Srivastava was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi on August 10 after he suffered a heart attack while running on a treadmill at the gym. He was on life support since then and had also shown some signs of improvement.
- Born - December 25, 1963 in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India His real name was Satya Prakash Srivastava, professionally known as Raju Srivastava. Raju Srivastava is often referred to as 'Gajodhar Bhaiya'.
- Raju Srivastava was an Indian comedian, actor and politician. He was a member of the Bhartiya Janata Party since 2014. In March 2019 , he was appointed as the chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Film Development Council by the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh.
- He moved to Mumbai in the 1980s to work in the Hindi film industry. He acted in films like Baazigar, Bombay to Goa, Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya etc.
- He became the runner-up in the comedy show 'The Great Indian Laughter Challenge'. He won the title of 'The King of Comedy' in its spin-off show 'The Great Indian Laughter Challenge-Champions'.
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- According to the information received from the media on September 21, 2022, to reduce the over speed on the National Highway (NH) in Bihar, eight to 10 km on all NHs. An automatic radar gun will be installed on the road, so that online fines can be imposed on every vehicle speeding above the stipulated speed limit.
- After levying the fine, the vehicle owners will be informed online, i.e. through SMS. Radar will be installed on all those NHs where accidents are happening more. Also, special attention will be given to accident sites while installing radar.
- Five state officials were sent to Bengaluru for training in this regard. Now after training in Delhi on September 29-30, they will submit their full report to the government, so that the case of over speed in road accidents can be reduced.
- Over speed is believed to be the biggest cause of road accidents on national highways (NHs) in Bihar. In 2021, most of the accidents on NH-31, NH-28, NH-30 and NH-57 in the state took place.
- The most dangerous of these is NH-31. 644 road accidents occurred on this NH passing through Nawada, Bihar Sharif, Patna, Begusarai, Khagaria, Purnia and Kishanganj, in which 520 died. There were 515 accidents in which 443 people died on NH-28 passing through Begusarai, Muzaffarpur and Gopalganj. A total of 3285 accidents took place in NH in Bihar.
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- On September 21, 2022, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar instructed the officials to create new eco-tourism spots in the state in a departmental review meeting.
- Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has given the task of creating new eco-tourism spots in the state to Forest and Environment Minister Tej Pratap Yadav.
- The Chief Minister directed the officials to select other places in addition to the tourist places that have been developed in Bihar. Also, work to develop it as a tourist destination.
- The Chief Minister said that after the bifurcation of Jharkhand from Bihar, the green cover area of the state was reduced to nine percent. In the year 2012, Hariyali Mission was started, under which a target of planting 24 crore saplings was set, in which 22 crore saplings were planted. The Jal-Jeevan-Hariyali campaign was launched in the year 2019. In this, a target has been set to plant more and more saplings in all the districts.
- The green cover area of the state has now increased to 15 percent due to plantation of large number of saplings. The Chief Minister said that to increase the green cover area of the state to at least 17 percent, plantation should be done faster.
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- On September 21, 2022, the Rajasthan Assembly passed the Rajasthan Appropriation (No.3) Bill, 2022 by voice vote.
- Responding to the discussion on the Bill, Minister-in-Charge and MLA Bulaki Das Kalla said that the State Government has fully complied with the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act (FBRM). The fiscal deficit of the state has been less than 5 percent as compared to 6.09 percent in 2016-17.
- He said that the government's on-tax revenue has increased by 28 percent and non-tax revenue by 23 percent. Due to better financial management, the revenue receipts were 90 thousand 11 crores in August, 2021, which has reached 1 lakh 30 thousand 777 crores in August this year.
- The Minister-in-Charge informed that the government has taken the demands of supplementary grants for implementation of RGSS, ERCP, Nehru Youth Hostel (Delhi), Indira Gandhi Shahari Rozgar Guarantee Yojna, Jaipur Metro, Udan etc. The aim of the government is to create capital assets and utilize the money properly.
- While placing the bill in the house, he said that this bill has been brought to authorize the payment and appropriation of certain amounts from the Consolidated Fund of the state for the services of the financial year 2022-23. With the passage of the Bill, an amount of Rs 4 thousand 402 crore 12 lakh 18 thousand can be paid and applied.
- Earlier, the assembly also passed the demands for supplementary grants for the year 2022-23 (first compilation). In-charge Minister Kalla presented the demands, which were passed by the House using a mouthpiece.
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- On September 21, 2022, the Rajasthan Assembly passed the Rajasthan Agricultural Produce Market (Amendment) Bill, 2022 by voice vote. Minister of State for Agriculture Marketing Murarilal Meena had introduced the bill in the House.
- Minister of State Murarilal Meena, in his reply after the discussion on the bill, said that this new bill has been brought to deal with the situation arising out of three agricultural laws brought by the central government. After the repeal of the central laws, the earlier situation is being brought into existence again through this law. Also, trading of non-notified agricultural produce and food products has been facilitated in agricultural markets.
- Murarilal Meena said that due to the central government's farm laws, the mandi fees and farmer welfare fees collected by the mandi committees had come down significantly. Prior to the introduction of these laws, agricultural market committees earned a revenue of Rs 665 crore in the year 2019-20.
- After the new central agricultural laws came into existence, their revenue receipt fell to Rs 562 crore in the year 2020-21 and Rs 424 crore in the year 2021-22. This has adversely affected the basic development of mandis.
- He said that after the notification of withdrawal of Central Agricultural Laws was issued, a review meeting was held under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister on January 24, 2022, in which, after consultation with the trade boards and farmer representatives, it was decided to make arrangements in the mandis as before. taken.
- He informed that the State Government is giving grant up to Rs. one crore for setting up of agro processing units and infrastructure development through farmer welfare fee.
- The Minister of State informed that along with the notified commodities in the agricultural mandis, non-notified agricultural produce is also traded. Keeping this in mind, a new section 17B has been added to provide better facilities to the traders for trading of non-notified agricultural produce and food products within the market yard. Only 0.25 per cent duty has been levied on these items, whereas in many states including Uttar Pradesh this duty is more than one percent.
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- On September 21, 2022, the Rajasthan Assembly passed the Rajasthan Advocates Welfare Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2020 by voice vote. Education Minister Dr. B. D. Kalla had introduced the Bill in the House.
- Education Minister Dr. B.D. Kalla, in his reply after the discussion on the bill, said that the amendments have been made in the bill only after consultation with the Bar Council of Rajasthan. Whatever suggestions were given by the Bar Council in a letter to the government in August, 2021, they have been included in this bill.
- He said that on the suggestion of the council, a provision has been made in the bill to give money to the advocates after doing advocacy work for 5 to 50 years. This amount is not ex-gratia, but is a reward for the services of the advocates.
- Dr. Kalla told that a provision of Rs.100 stamp has been made for advocacy in the bill. It will be equally applicable in all courts including Sessions Court, High Court or JDA. This amendment has also been included on the suggestion of the Council.
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- On September 20, 2022, Para Swimmer Satendra Singh Lohia from Madhya Pradesh has become the first Para Swimmer from Asia to cross the North Channel in Ireland. Satendra Singh walked 36 km. He crossed the North Channel in 14 hours and 39 minutes to set a world record.
- International Divyang Para Swimmer Satendra Singh Lohia had earlier set a world record by crossing the English and Catalina channels and became the first International Divyang Para Swimmer in Asia to do so. Now he has also become the first Asian differently-abled swimmer to cross the North Chaunal.
- Satendra started swimming in the North Channel sea at 6:31 a.m. North Ireland time and 11:00 a.m. Indian time. It is a 36 km north channel between Donagadi in the Nordland and Port Patriot, Scotland. Distance swimming. The specialty of this channel is that it is the coldest channel among all the channels in the world. Its temperature is 12 degree C. Lasts approx.
- It is worth mentioning that international para swimmer Satendra Singh Lohia on June 24, 2018, covered 49 km in 12 hours and 24 minutes. Had crossed the long English Channel. For this, his name is recorded in the Asian Limca Book of Records. On August 18, 2019, in the US, he covered 42 km in 11 hours and 34 minutes. Had crossed the long Catalina Channel.
- Satendra Singh has won 24 medals for the country by participating in 7 National Para Swimming Championships. The Madhya Pradesh government had awarded him the Vikram award, the highest sporting honour, in 2014. After this, on December 3, 2019, the Vice President also received the National Award for Best Disabled Player. Satendra Singh Lohia has also been honored by PM Narendra Modi.
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- On September 21, 2022, Uttarakhand Animal Husbandry Minister Saurabh Bahuguna told reporters that for the first time, the government will set up a State Fisheries Development Board to promote fisheries business in the state. The structure of the board is being prepared under the chairmanship of Secretary Fisheries.
- Animal Husbandry Minister Saurabh Bahuguna said that there is a lot of employment potential in fisheries in the state. For the first time, instructions have been given to the departmental officers to form a separate board to promote fisheries. Implementation and marketing of fisheries schemes will be promoted through the board.
- The decision to constitute the board was taken at a meeting of the Managing Committee of the State Fisheries Development Agency. The exercise of proposing the structure of the board has started, after which the proposal will be brought in the cabinet for approval.
- It is worth mentioning that about six thousand metric tonnes of fish is produced in the state. The government has set a target of taking fish production to 11 thousand metric tonnes within the coming one year.
- More than 11 thousand people are doing fish business in the state. So far, the production of Common Carp, Silver Corp, Rohu fish is high in the state.
- In view of the increasing demand in the market, the government plans to provide employment opportunities by increasing trout fish production. The state government is now going to form a separate Fisheries Development Board for fisheries on the lines of Uttarakhand Livestock Development Board for animal husbandry development.
- The top three fish producing districts in Uttarakhand are- 1. Udham Singh Nagar (2921.349 MT), 2. Haridwar (1424.89 MT), 3. Dehradun (295.53 MT).
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