Friday Factly 24 July 2020
- July 26, 2020
- Posted by: admin1
- Category: Friday Factly
Pendency of court cases:
There are 59,867 cases pending in the Supreme Court, and 44.75 lakh cases in various high courts. At the district and subordinate court levels, the number of pending cases stand at a shocking 3.14 crore.
- India accounts for more than 61 million stunted children (low height for age), 47 million underweight children (low weight for age) and 25 million wasted children (weight for height), i.e. approximately 10% of our population.
- A World Bank study states two-thirds of India’s current workforce was stunted in childhood, resulting in reduction in GDP per capita income of 13%.
According to the National Crime Records Bureau’s 2017 data Assam has one of the highest crime rates in the country. The State had 143 registered crimes per lakh of population.
- As per The Mobile Gender Gap Report 2020 by GSMA, 42 per cent of women and 31 per cent men who did not have a mobile phone in India reported that the main reason for this was the cost of the handset.While 79 per cent men own a mobile phone in the country, the number for women is 63 per cent.
- The gender gap in mobile internet users is a huge 50 per cent.
- Urban areas have over 104 internet subscriptions per 100 people (many have dual sim cards with internet connectivity), while the figure for rural areas is a little over 27.
- According to a UN report about 273 million Indians moved out of multidimensional poverty between 2005-6 and 2015-16.
- It noted that India has recorded the largest reduction in the number of people living in this category.
- The study has found that four countries — India Armenia, Nicaragua and North Macedonia — have reduced their MPI by half or more in 5.5 to 10.5 years.
- According to the study, 65 out of the 75 countries that were studied have lowered their MPI value and 50 nations have even reduced the number of people living in poverty.
- It is reported that prior to the 2018 ban, 95 per cent of European Union’s and 70 per cent of USA’s plastic waste collected for recycling was sold and shipped to China.
- The latest annual report of the Central Pollution Control Board on plastic waste tells it all—while rich states like Goa produce as much as 60 grams of plastic per capita per day; Delhi is catching up with 37 grams per capita per day.
- The national average is around 8 grams per capita per day. In other words, as societies become more affluent, they will become more wasteful.
India generates close to 26,000 tonnes of plastic a day, according to a CPCB estimate from 2012. Worse, a little over 10,000 tonnes a day of plastic waste remains uncollected.
Food Processing Industry in India:
The food processing sector contributed 1.6% of India’s GDP in 2014-15. It made up 10.12% of GDP attributable to agriculture and 9% of manufacturing GDP during the same year”. Between 2011-12 and 2014-15, the food-processing sector grew at an annual average growth rate of 2.3 %, relative to the 1.7% growth rate in the agriculture sector. The sector is an important source of direct and indirect employment, accounting for 11.95% of formal employment in 2012-13″.