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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 18 Oct 2019
The livestock census is conducted across the country periodically since 1919.
Since then it has been conducted once in every 5 years.
The census usually covers all domesticated animals and head counts of these animals are taken.
So far, 19 Livestock Censuses were conducted in participation with State Governments and UT Administrations.
The 20th Livestock Census was launched during the month of October, 2018.
The enumeration was done in both rural and urban areas.
Various species of animals (cattle, buffalo, mithun, yak, sheep, goat, pig, horse, pony, mule, donkey, camel, dog, rabbit and elephant)/poultry birds (fowl, duck and other poultry birds) possessed by the households, household enterprises/non-household enterprises were counted at that site.
The third edition of the four-day state festival Shirui Lilywas recently inaugurated at Shirui Vangayan Ground of Ukhrul in Manipur.
It aims at spreading awareness about the conservation of the endangered Shirui Lily and to promote Ukhrul as a tourist destination.
The island of ‘Tulagi’ served as a South Pacific headquarters for Britain then Japan, and during World War II, is located in The Solomon Islands in the southwestern Pacific.
Recently, China is set to lease an entire Pacific Island, to effectively take control over it.
A secretive deal signed last month with a provincial government in the Solomon Islands.
The lease agreement alarmed American officials who see the island chains of the South Pacific as crucial to keeping China in check and protecting important sea routes. A military installation by China would carry strategic and symbolic significance.
The capital of Indonesia, which is Jakarta at present, will be relocated to the province of East Kalimantan on the lesser populated island of Borneo.
It is also the largest Indonesian city with a population of 1 crore people and is located on the North West coast of the most populous island in the world, Java.
World Economic Forum has released its global Energy Transition index. The annual list ranks 115 economies on their ability to balance energy security and access with environmental sustainability and affordability.
The index considers both the current state of the countries’ energy system and their structural readiness to adapt to future energy needs.
Sweden retained its top spot on the list, followed by Switzerland and Norway in the second and third positions respectively.
India has moved up two places to rank 76th on a global energy transition index. WEF said India is amongst the countries with high pollution levels and has a relatively high CO2 intensity in its energy system.