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Important Facts for Prelims (11th February 2019)

  • 11 Feb 2019
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  • PETROTECH-2019, considered to be India’s flagship hydrocarbon conference is being organised at India Expo Centre, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh under the aegis of the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India.
  • This is the 13th edition with the theme of - ‘Shaping the New Energy World through Innovation and Collaboration’.
  • PETROTECH is a biennial platform for national and international experts in the oil & gas industry to exchange views and share knowledge, expertise, and experiences.

Mobile-App e-Cocoon

  • Recently Ministry of Textiles launched a mobile application e-cocoon for quality certification in silkworm seed sector.
  • Mobile app e-cocoon will help quality certification in silk worm sector as it will be used by the Seed Analysts and Seed Officers nominated under Central Seed Act for system and product certification through real time reporting.
  • India has the unique distinction of being the only country producing all the five known commercial silks -Mulberry, Tropical Tasar, Oak Tasar, Eri and Muga.
  • Mulberry Silk is produced mainly in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand and West Bengal.
  • Non-Mulberry Silk or Vanya Silk (Tasar, Eri and Muga) is produced in Odisha, Chhattisgarh and North-Eastern States.
  • North East is the only region that produces four varieties of silk -Mulberry, Oak Tasar, Muga and Eri.
  • India is the second largest producer of silk after China and the largest consumer of silk.

Wind-Rush Scheme

  • More than 450 Indians have been confirmed their British citizenship under the British government's ‘Windrush Scheme’.
  • Under the Windrush Scheme, citizenship has been granted to immigrants from Commonwealth countries to the UK, who arrived or settled in the UK before 1 January 1973 and have been continuously resident in the UK since their arrival.
  • The 'Windrush Generation' refers to citizens of former British colonies who arrived in the the UK before 1973, when the rights of such Commonwealth citizens to live and work in Britain was substantially curtailed.
  • While a large proportion of them were of Jamaican/Caribbean descent, they also included Indians and other South Asians.
  • The immigrants referred to under the bracket of 'Windrush Generation' relates to a ship named 'Windrush', which brought Jamaican workers to the UK shores in 1948.

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