02 Aug, 2022
57 Min Read
|GS-I||JUTE SECTOR IN INDIA||Indian Geography|
|GS-II||ELECTORAL BOND: EXPLAINED||Governance|
|PT Pointer||Al Najah-IV and Ex VINBAX 2022||Internal security|
|American Bullfrog & Brown Tree Snake||Biodiversity & Environment|
|AFRICAN SWINE FEVER||Economic Issues|
Source - Down to earth
Comparison with Bangladesh
Bangladesh Model: A Success
The issue in the jute sector of India
Amongst the functioning mills, only 8-10 are in good financial health and the rest can survive seasonal losses. The business of another 20 mills is just average. The rest of the mills are financially unsound.
The focus must be on strengthening the jute mill for which the government have to purchase 70 per cent of the mills’ total production to give the sector a boost.
The domestic sector has also to be made competitive mainly in the price and the quality of the product.
Temperature: A means the maximum and minimum temperature of 34oC and 15oC and a mean relative humidity of 65% are required.
Rainfall required: Around 150-250 cm
Jute can be raised on all kinds of soils from clay to sandy loam, but loamy alluvial soils are best suited.
The new grey alluvial soils of good depth, receiving silt from the annual floods are the best for jute cultivation
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Source: Down To Earth
ELECTORAL BOND: EXPLAINED
The total amount collected by parties through the Electoral Bond Scheme has gone up to Rs 10,246 crore from various anonymous donors since its introduction in 2018 as per the SBI report.
Individuals, groups of individuals, NGOs, religions, and other trusts are permitted to donate via electoral bonds without disclosing their details.
The donor who contributes less than RS 20,000 to political parties through the purchase of electoral bonds need not provide their identity details such as PAN.
The donations would be tax deductible. Hence, a donor will get a deduction and the recipient, or the political party, will get tax exemption, provided returns are filed by the political party.
Advantages of electoral bond
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Source: The Indian Express
Recently, the Indian Army conducted separate exercises with Oman and Vietnam.
About Al Najah-IV and VINBAX 2022
The theme of Ex VINBAX 2022 is the “Employment and deployment of an Engineer Company and a Medical Team as part of United Nations Contingent for Peace Keeping Operations”
India –Oman defence cooperation
There has been a regular exchange of visits by the Defence Ministers of both sides.
What is the Strategic Significance of Oman for India?
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Source: The Indian Express
The American bullfrog and Brown Tree Snake cost the world economy $16 billion, as per the study.
About the Species
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Source: The Hindu
World Organisation for Animal Health
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Source: The Hindu
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