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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 6 Feb 2020
The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Economic Survey 2019-20 in Parliament recently.
The Survey affirms that disinvestment improves firm performance and overall productivity, and unlocks their potential to create wealth.
This would have a multiplier effect on other sectors of the economy.
Aggressive disinvestment, preferably through the route of strategic sale, should be utilized to bring in higher profitability, promote efficiency, increase competitiveness and to promote professionalism in management in CPSEs, the Survey advocates.
The Survey notes that there are about 264 CPSEs under 38 different Ministries/Departments.
Of these, 13 Ministries/Departments have around 10 CPSEs each under its jurisdiction.
It is evident that many of the CPSEs are profitable.
Odisha Forest Department officials, wildlife experts and researchers have sighted 146 endangered Irrawaddy dolphins in Chilika Lake, which boasts of the highest single lagoon population of the aquatic mammal in the world.
The direct sighting of 146 dolphins only corroborates the estimate of the Chilika Development Authority (CDA), which does counting of dolphins round the year using hydrophones.
According to hydrophone monitoring carried out round the year in Chilika, the highest number of Irrawaddy dolphins (20-25) was moving around Rajhans, followed by the Magarmukh and Malatikuda areas, where dolphins numbering between 17-20 were expected.
The Houthiinsurgency in Yemen, also known as the Houthi
Boko Haram is related to Nigeria
Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen, more commonly known as al-Shabaab, is a terrorist, jihadist fundamentalist group based in East Africa.
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A stretch of the eastern Assam‘s Burhi Dihing River was on fire recently due to a leakage in the underwater oil pipeline.
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SRPF was raised for better protection of rhinos. The SRPF is basically a tiger protection force named after the rhino since the threat of poaching is more for the one-horned herbivore.
The force would be exclusively used for Kaziranga National Park, Orang National Park and Manas National Park.
The Assam government would be paying the salaries of the SRPF members and the amount would be reimbursed by the National Tiger Conservation Authority.
The process of setting up the special force was started in 2015.