What is Classical Swine Fever(CSF)?
•It is one of the biggest pigs’ diseases in India. [It causes a loss of about 400 crores of rupees per year in India]
•Hog Cholera or Classical swine fever (CSF) is a contagious viral disease of domestic and wild swine.
•It happens due to the viruses that bring viral diarrhea in pigs and ailments in sheep.
•The disease does not harm humans but all-important precautions are advised to follow
【More than 1,300 pigs have died across five districts of eastern Assam of classical swine fever】
Krishi Kalyan Abhiyan (KKA)
•It was launched in 2018 under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare
•It aims to aid, assist and advise farmers to improve their farming techniques and increase their incomes.
•Krishi kalyan Abhiyaan will be undertaken in 25 Villages with more than 1000 population each in Aspirational Districts identified in consultation with Ministry of Rural Development as per directions of NITI Ayog
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray may be removed from Chief Minister post
•Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray may end up losing his seat if he is not elected to the Legislative Council of the state before May 24th.
[He took the oath of his office on November 28, 2019 without being a member of either the State legislature or council]
•But, he will have to get elected to either of the houses of the state legislature before May 24, as Article 164(4) of the Constitution stipulates.
【However, the Election Commission has already postponed Rajya Sabha polls, byelections and civic body elections in the wake of Covid 19 pandemic】
•The Maharashtra legislative council has two vacancies to be filled by governor’s nominations
•Article 171 of the Constitution says the governor can nominate eminent persons from the field for literature, science, art, cooperative movement and social service.
•Uddahv Thackeray does not directly fit into any of the criteria mentioned but social service has a wider scope. And,
[if governor nominates somebody to the legislative council, his/her decision cannot be challenged in the court, at least as of the precedent right now.]
What is ‘Milk Tea Alliance’?
•It is a pro-democratic front formed by thousands of internet users from Thailand, Taiwan and Hong Kong in social networks against the authoritarianism of the Chinese Government and its supporters
•The ‘Milk Tea Alliance’ is an informal term coined by social media users because in the region, tea is consumed in many nations with milk, with the exception of China.
•Memes were formed showing flags of the countries in the “Milk Tea Alliance” with China as a lone outsider
•The online battle started with a Thai twitter post that questioned whether coronavirus had emerged in a laboratory in Wuhan.
•There were some related tweets by pro-Taiwanese and Hong Kong people.
•Pro-China social media users then began attacking Thailand for being a “poor” and “backward” nation and also hurled insults at the Thai king and the Thai prime minister.