So today we will learn about the postal ballot system. Karewa soil and saffron cultivation, Senna spectabilis, EEF facility of IMF.
Prelims Specific Questions
1. So Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below the lists.
- A. Viticulture 1. Vegetable farming
- B. Vegeculture 2. Fish farming
- C. Pisciculture 3. Tree farming
- D. Olericulture 4. Grapes farming
Codes: A B C D
(a) 1 2 3 4
(b) 4 3 2 1
(c) 3 2 1 4
(d) 4 1 2 3
2. So The alkaloid caffeine is present in.
(a) Tea only (b) Coffee only (c) Tea and coffee both (d) Lemon water
3. Leukaemia is a type of cancer in which there is an abnormal increase in the number of.
(a) bone cells (b) platelets (c) red bloods cells (d) white blood cells
Prelims Specific News Items
Remote voting option for NRIs – Postal Ballot
The government is considering a remote voting system for NRIs In a statement to the SC of India. The Union government stated that it was looking into measures to allow non-resident Indians (NRI) to vote remotely while maintaining the fairness of the election process.
As of now, NRIs have to be present in person in the constituency written on their Passports.
Remote voting in the form of a Postal ballot system is available for the members of the Armed forces.
So the SC has suggested that the govt. should look for Digital voting options.
How does the Postal Ballot system works:-
Postal voting is only available to a specific group of voters. By filling out the ballot and returning it to the election official before it is counted, a voter can cast her vote remotely using this feature.
Who are eligible for Postal Ballot :-
Members of the armed forces like the Army, Navy and Air Force, members of the armed police force of a state (serving outside the state), government employees posted outside India and their spouses are entitled to vote only by post. In other words, they can’t vote in person. Voters under preventive detention can also vote only by post.
Special voters such as the President of India, Vice President, Governors, Union Cabinet ministers, Speaker of the House and government officers on poll duty have the option to vote by post. But they have to apply through a prescribed form to avail this facility.
2. Saffron Cultivation in the Karewas.
Jammu and Kashmir is very famous because of the presence of Karewas. Karewas are the elevated tablelands of unconsolidated material.
Karewas are lacustrine deposits (deposits in lakes) found in the Bhadarwah Valley of the Jammu Division and the Kashmir Valley. Geographers classify the Karewa Formation as a Plio-Pleistocene glaciofluvial-lacustrine and aeolian loess. For horticultural and agricultural practises, it is essential.
3. Giridhar Aramane takes charge as Defence Secretary:- Giridhar Aramane, a 1988 batch IndianAdministrative Service (IAS) officer of the Andhra Pradesh cadre, assumed charge as the Defence Secretary.
4. Invasive tree spreading in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve :-
Invasive species Senna spectabilis, an exotic tree has spread in the the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) in the scenic Nilgiris hill district.
Other than Senna Spectabilis another invasive species is Lantana camara.
The Third invasive species is Wattle.
Because of these species, the local species are not getting enough sunlight and space.
5. English Channel Map
6. Extended Fund Facility of IMF
The Extended Fund Facility, a credit programme run by the IMF, was created in 1974 to assist nations in addressing their medium- and long-term balance of payments issues.
A country that needs substantial economic reforms and is experiencing a balance of payment issue as a result of structural flaws is prescribed the EFF.
During the most current crises, the facility has seen a significant surge in usage.