Friday Factly 11 June 2021
- October 18, 2021
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: Friday Factly
General Studies – 1
- The country’s target of 2.5 per cent of the GDP.
- India’s land is undergoing degradation or desertification. In 2011-2013, it stood at 29.3 percent of the total land, representing an increase of 0.57 percent (which is 1.87 million hectares in area) compared with 2003-2005, according to a report-cum-atlas by ISRO’s Space Applications Centre.
- Soil erosion due to water and wind, and degradation of vegetation cover were the main processes that have led to land degradation.
- Almost 90 percent of the states experienced a rise – notably Delhi and the northeastern states – in land degradation in 2011-2013 compared with 2003-2005 while four states showed slight decreases in land degradation.
- According to National Task Force on women in science report Only 15 per cent of the Indian research and development workforce.
General Studies – 3
- As per CMIE data, the unemployment rate that reached 11.9 per cent in May, continued to rise into early June.
Per capita GSDP:
- States are classified into high-income (12) and low-income (6). States with higher per capita GSDP than the national average (₹_1,08,620) are considered high-income.
- The 12 high-income States in descending order are:
Sikkim, Haryana, Gujarat, Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Maharashtra, Kerala, Mizoram, Punjab, and Andhra Pradesh.
- The six low-income States, with less than the national average per capita GSDP, in descending order are:
Tripura, Rajasthan, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.