Goaltide Daily Current Affairs 2022

Mar 16, 2022

Current Affair 1:
Indian Silk Industry


Silk industry is one of the major employment generating sectors of the country. However, the employment generation data is not maintained centrally. The foreign exchange generated by the Indian silk industry during the last three years and the current year is given below:

Sericulture is an agriculture-based industry playing a vital role in development of the rural economy of our country. High employment potential, high returns, regular income at fixed intervals, women friendly & eco-friendly nature of occupation, are some of the salient features of sericulture.Further, the domestic consumption and export of silk & silk goods also contributes to the economy.

Raw silk production, consumption, import and export of silk in the country during each of the last three years and the current year are given below:

The raw silk production targets fixed and achievements made during the last three years and the current year are given below:

Current Affair 2:
Textile And Clothing Sector


In order to overcome the above challenges faced during the pandemic, the government has taken following major initiatives/ measures in textile sector to boost exports, production, demand and job opportunities in the sector on pan-India basis:

  • To boost exports in Man Made Fibre(MMF) sector, Government has removed anti-dumping duty on PTA (Purified Terephthalic Acid), Viscose Staple Fibre and Acrylic.
  • The Government has approved setting up of Seven Pradhan Mantri Mega Integrated Textile Region and Apparel (PM MITRA) Parks in Greenfield/Brownfield sites with an outlay of Rs. 4,445 crore for a period of seven years up to 2027-28. These parks will enable the textile industry to become globally competitive, attract large investment and boost employment generation.
  • The Government has approved the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Textiles, with an approved outlay of Rs 10,683 crore, to promote production of MMF Apparel, MMF Fabrics and Products of Technical Textiles in the country to enable Textile sector to achieve size and scale and to become competitive.
  • The scheme of Rebate of State and central Taxes and Levies (RoSCTL) effective from March 2019 has been continued till 31st March 2024 for Exports of Apparel / Garments and made-ups in order to make the textile sector competitive in international market.

In addition, Government is implementing various schemes viz the

Amended Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (A-TUFS), Schemes for the development of the Power loom Sector(Power-Tex), Scheme for Integrated Textile Parks (SITP),SAMARTH- The Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector, Jute (ICARE- Improved Cultivation and Advanced Retting Exercise), Integrated Processing Development Scheme (IPDS), Silk Samagra, National Handloom Development Programme, National Handicraft Development Programme, Integrated Wool Development Programme (IWDP) etc. catering exclusively for promotion and development of textile sector on pan-India basis.

The export of handicrafts and handmade carpets during last three years and the current year is given below:

Current Affair 3:
Steel Scrap Recycling policy


The Steel Scrap Recycling Policy was notified in the Gazette of India on 7th November, 2019.

  1. The Policy provides a framework to facilitate and promote establishment of metal scrapping centers in India for scientific processing & recycling of ferrous scrap generated from various sources.
  2. The policy framework provides standard guidelines for collection, dismantling and shredding activities in an organized, safe and environmentally sound manner in order to curb pollution and prevent health hazards.
  3. Under the Steel Scrap Recycling Policy, the role of Government is that of a facilitator to create conducive eco-system for the entrepreneurs and investors to establish scrapping centres in the country.
  4. Details of the number of registered and unregistered set ups working in the field of steel recycling and scrapping, state-wise and year-wise is not available with the Government. The scrapping centres are approved by the State Governments/Union Territories.
  5. Government of India has notified the Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) [HOWM] Rules, 2016 to ensure safe storage, treatment and disposal of hazardous and other wastes in an environmentally sound manner without causing adverse effect to environment and human health.
  6. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has formulated the Vehicle Scrapping Policy that includes a system of incentives/dis-incentives for creation of an eco-system to phase out older, unfit polluting vehicles.
  7. Bureau of Indian Standards has formulated IS 2549:1994–Code of Classification of Processed Ferrous Scrap-for classification of scrap.

Current Affair 4:
PM-Daksh Yojana


Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is implementing Pradhan Mantri-Dakshta Aur Kushalta Sampann Hitgrahi Yojana (PM-DAKSH) across the country from 2020-21 through 3 Corporations viz. National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation (NSFDC) for Scheduled Caste beneficiaries, National Backward Classes Finance & Development Corporation (NBCFDC) for Other Backward Classes/Economically Backward Classes/De-notified Tribes beneficiaries and National Safai Karamcharis Finance & Development Corporation (NSKFDC) for Safai Karamcharis including Waste Pickers. The status of registration of candidates in PM-DAKSH portal during 2021-22 is as under:




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