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Current Affairs 30 December 2019 for UPSC Exam

Contents

  1. M.P. GETS ITS FIRST ELEPHANT COLONY AT BANDHAVGARH FOREST
  2. RED SAND BOA RESCUED IN M.P
  3. 3 YEARS ON, ONLY 30% OF POSHAN ABHIYAAN USED
  4. DETENTION CENTERS

M.P. GETS ITS FIRST ELEPHANT COLONY AT BANDHAVGARH FOREST

  • In November 2018, herd of 38 elephants wandered into the forests of Bandhavgarh looking for food and water, like each year.
  • A year on, they have stayed back in Madhya Pradesh for the first time over seasons and even bred two new calves, choosing not to return to the withering forests of north Chhattisgarh.
  • MP is called tiger state, as it has more number of tigers than any other state of india.

More about Bandhavgarh national park

  • Located in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Bandhavgarh, with an area of 105 Sq. KM was declared a national park in 1968 and then became Tiger Reserve in 1993.
  • The current core area is spread over 716 km2. The buffer is spread over the forest divisions of Umaria and Katni, and totals 820 km2

Project Elephant

  • Launched in 1992 by the Government of India Ministry of Environment and Forests
    • To provide financial and technical support to wildlife management efforts by states for their free-ranging populations of wild Asian Elephants.
    • The project aims to ensure the long-term survival to the populations of elephants in their natural habitats by protecting the elephants, their habitats and migration corridors.
    • Other goals of Project Elephant are supporting the research of the ecology and management of elephants, creating awareness of conservation among local people, providing improved veterinary care for captive elephants

RED SAND BOA RESCUED IN M.P

Why in News?

A red sand boa snake, worth around ₹1.25 crore, was rescued from five persons, who were trying to sell it in Narsinghgarh town in Rajgarh district of Madhya Pradesh

Uses

According to police, the rare non­poisonous snakes are used for making certain medicines, cosmetics and in black magic, and are in huge demand in the International market

IUCN status of red sand boa

Ext.nct 
Eryx johnii 
At [Satara 
ashtra)l 
Conservation status 
Threatened 
'O) '(O '(vul O 
Near Threatened (IIJCN 3 1)11]

3 YEARS ON, ONLY 30% OF POSHAN ABHIYAAN USED

Why in News?

The State governments and the Union Territories utilised a mere 30% of the funds released under the Poshan Abhiyaan, or the National Nutrition Mission, since it was launched in 2017

Details

  • POSHAN is a flagship scheme of MOWCD.
  • The Poshan Abhiyaan, the Centre’s flagship programme, is aimed at improving nutritional outcomes among pregnant women, lactating mothers and children by reducing the level of stunting, underweight, anemia and low birth weight by 2022.
  • It is meant to benefit more than 10 crore people and was launched after a Cabinet decision with a total budget of ₹9,046.17 crore for three years, 50% of which is through budgetary support
  • The remaining 50% is from the World Bank or other multilateral development banks
Long road to health 
Between 2018 and October 31, 2019, 
Mizoram has utilised the maximum share 
of funds released under the Poshan Yojana 
while Punjab has utilised the least 
% TOTAL UTILISATION 
• The average 
utilisation in the 
country is 29.97% 
• 32 States and 
IJTs have utilised 
less than half of 
the funds released 
between 2017 and 
October 21, 2019 
• The three 
States which 
received the 
most funds 
between 2017 
and October 
31, 2019, are 
Maharashtra, 
Uttar Pradesh 
and Bihar 
— Punjab 045 
Bihar 
55.17 
Tamil Nadu 
33.92 
65.12 
Mizoram 
65.12 
Meghalaya 
48.37 
Karnataka 
0.74 
Kerala 
8.75

DETENTION CENTERS

The Ministry of Home Affairs in the Parliament revealed that, there are six operational 
Kept in 
detention centres in Assam as on November 28, 2019. The construction of another 
facility, which can hold 3.000 inmates, is nearing completion. Over of the 
detention detainees in Assam are from Bangladesh, while the rest are from Myanmar. 
By Naresh Singaravelu & Sumant Sen 
I. I The six detention centres in the State 
house 970 detainees. In addition to the existing 
facilities in the State, the has approved the 
constrLKtion of another detention centre in Matia in 
3. Country of origin 
Name 
Three out of the six 
Bangladesh 
Goalpara at a cost of t46.5 crore 
Ma tia, Goalpara 
detention Centre-S 
in Assam have 
only Bangladeshi 
detainees. The 
facility at Silchar 
Kokra har 
Silchar 
arh 
Jcrhat 
Dibrugarh 
has the highest % 
of detainees from Tez ur 
Myanmar 
4. A bigger picture I A total of 10 detention centres are 
operational in the country out of which four are outside 
Assam. The government has approved construction of 
three Others in Assam, Punjab and Karnataka 
• Under construction 
Operational 
2. lows 
Among the 970 
detained in Assam, 
Tezpur has the highest 
number of detainees 
While Dibrugarh has the 
lowest. The facility at 
Dibrugarh has the highest 
% of men (95%) while 
the one at Kokrajhar has 
the Share Of 
Women (93.6%) 
Name 
Goalpara 
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Silchar 
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Tezpur 
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Male 
646 
Female 
131 
324 
Total 
140 
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•Ttwe is a report that the plan has been scrap*d 
•CM Mamata danerjee has said she allow any detention centre in 
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