Friday Factly 20 November 2020
- January 22, 2021
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: Friday Factly
General Studies -1
The study reported that the richest 1% of the population in India owns more than four times the wealth held by 953 million people who make up the bottom 70% of the population.
The NABARD SHG Bank Linkage Programme today covers an astonishing 124 million rural households.
According to “Vital statistics of India based on the Civil Registration System” published by the Registrar-General of India sex ratio of following states is:
- Arunachal Pradesh recorded 1,084 females born per thousand males followed by Nagaland (965) Mizoram (964), Kerala (963) and Karnataka (957).
- The worst was reported in Manipur (757), Lakshadweep (839) and Daman & Diu (877), Punjab (896) and Gujarat (897).
General Studies -2
- Number of manual scavengers in India had come down from nearly 8 lakh in 2003 to about 13,000 in 2013. Despite Swachh Bharat Mission, this figure shot up to 42,303 in 2018.
General Studies – 3
- 86 per cent of our farmers cultivate two ha or less.
- 75-80 per cent borrow credit informally.
- 70 per cent provide only 4-5 per cent of marketed surplus in wheat and rice, even in surplus states
- 6-12 per cent sell in mandis.
- Global merchandise exports stood at almost $18 trillion in 2017 (more than six times India’s GDP) with India commanding an export share of just 1.7 per cent (versus China’s 12.8 per cent).
700,000 deaths have been reported due to resistant infections worldwide. Antibiotics are estimated to increase body weight by five-six per cent and feed efficiency by 3-4 per cent. By 2030 economic loss due to AMR will be around $ 100 trillion.