Friday Factly 3 July 2020
- July 6, 2020
- Posted by: admin1
- Category: Friday Factly
India has the highest burden of tuberculosis (TB) in the world.
According to the latest United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) World Drug Report about 26.9 crore people used drugs in 2018, which was 30% more than the 2009 figure, with adolescents and young adults accounting for the largest share of users.
- According to 2018 annual report by United Nations-backed International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) India is one of the major hubs for illicit drug trade.
- India alone accounted for six per cent of the world’s cannabis herb (ganja) seizures in 2016 (nearly 300 tonnes), and reported seizing even higher quantities in 2017 (353 tonnes) — a 20 per cent increase compared to 2016, the report by UN office of Drugs and Crime said.
- India produced 66 tonnes of opium in all forms, including morphine.
- There are 10 suicides every day due to alcohol abuse.
- United Nation’s latest report on drug use revealed a 30 per cent increase on 2009 with regards to the consumption of narcotics with some 35 million people worldwide suffering from drug disorders.
An analysis of data on the MGNREGA portal shows that the number of households availing MGNREGA work in these districts jumped to 89.83 lakh during May — 86.27 per cent up from 48.22 lakh in the same month last year.
- The unorganized food processing sector comprising nearly 25 lakh units contribute to 74% of employment in food processing sector.
- Nearly 66% of these units are located in rural areas and about 80% of them are family-based enterprises supporting livelihood rural household and minimizing their migration to urban areas.
There are 63 million MSMEs in this country employing 124 million people.
- FCI incurs an average cost of Rs 37.27 on procuring, bagging, transporting, handling, storing and distributing every kg of rice, and Rs 26.84 for wheat.
- This carrying cost is estimated at Rs 5.40 per kg during 2020-21.
- Rice and wheat stocks in government granaries stood at 73.85 million tonnes (mt) as on April. It is 3.5 times the normative operational-cum-strategic reserve requirement for this date.
- In 2003-04, Chinese products had relatively minor presence in India’s import basket totalling just less than $3 billion and India’s trade deficit vis-à-visChina was less than $1 billion.
- In the next five years, India’s imports from China increased to $32.3 billion, and the trade imbalance jumped to $23.1 billion. China continued to expand its market in India, increasing it to $76 billion in 2017-18. Trade deficit
- India’s trade deficit with China was a massive $63 billion in 2017-18, or nearly 40 per cent of its overall trade deficit. In the past three years, the trends have shifted somewhat, as imports from China have declined to $65 billion in 2019-20, and exports have increased to $16 billion
Chinese Investments in India:
The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade puts the figure at over $2 billion, the China’s official agencies have put the figure at $8 billion.
- According to industry estimates, the telecom sector is supporting 30%-35% of the country’s gross domestic product amidst the lockdown.
- Since March 2020, mobile data consumption increased 20%-25% and the time spent on smartphones has risen 27% to an average 4.3 hours per day. Indians are spending 40% more-time streaming video.