Nagaland Current Affairs Digest – June 2019
Current Affairs in brief.
05 June 2019: Dzükou Valley, Pulie Badze declared ‘Plastic Free Zone’ on World Environment Day
- Dzükou Valley and Pulie Badze were declared ‘Plastic Free Zone’ on World Environment Day 2019.
- Initiated by the Southern Angami Youth Organisation (SAYO), the declaration was made officially by Advisor of Youth Resources and Sports, Zale Neikha.
21 June 2019: Chenithung Jami of Nagaland won gold medal in the Abu Dhabi Combat Championship (ADCC) grappling tournament
- Chenithung Jami of Nagaland won gold medal in the Abu Dhabi Combat Championship (ADCC) submission grappling tournament held in New Delhi on June 21. He won the medal in “Beginner Male: under 91 kg” weight category.
- The tournament witnessed participants from Japan, Iceland, Russia, Malaysia, Canada, Tajikistan and India.
26 June 2019: Nagaland among the highest prevalence of opioid users and People Who Inject Drugs (PWID)
- On 26 June – “International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking” Day, a program on the theme ‘Listen First’ was organised by Kripa Foundation at Capital Convention Centre, Kohima.
- As per the report – ‘Magnitude of substance abuse in India 2019’ compiled and published by the National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre (NDDTC), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, Nagaland is among the top ten states in the country with the highest prevalence of opioid users and People Who Inject Drugs (PWID).
- Among the various types of substances surveyed:
- Opioids : Nagaland is second at 25.22 % for Opioids usage
- Sedatives: Nagaland is second at 9.57 % for usage of sedatives.
- Alcohol: Alcohol usage in Nagaland is reported at 8.1%.
- Top five states for alcohol usage are: CHHATTISGARH (35.6%), TRIPURA (34.7%), PUNJAB (28.5%), ARUNACHAL PRADESH (28%), GOA (26.4%)
- Cannabis usage in Nagaland is reported at 4.65%.
- Top five states for Cannabis usage are: PUNJAB (12.55%), SIKKIM (10.94%), DELHI (8.12%), ARUNACHAL PRADESH (7.36%), UTTAR PRADESH (7.36%)
- As per the report, PEOPLE WHO INJECT DRUGS(PWID) is 33,888 persons in Nagaland.
26 June 2019: Nagaland state has the highest unemployment rate
- Nagaland had the highest unemployment rate among the states and union territories (UTs) in India according to the latest “Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) for July 2017-June 2018” report published by Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation (MoSPI), Government of India.
- According to the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) for July 2017-June 2018, the unemployment rate in Nagaland for various age groups are:
for 15-29 years age-group stood at an overall 56% (Male: 51.6%, Female: 67.5%), highest in the country
- Rural Unemployment rate for the age group 15-29 years for Nagaland: 56.2% (male: 52.5%, female: 68.6%)
- Urban Unemployment rate for the age group 15-29 years for Nagaland: 55.2% (male: 48.6%, female: 65.5%)
for 15-59 years age-group stood at an overall 22.9% (Male: 19.8%, Female: 35.0%), highest in the country
- Rural Unemployment rate for the age group 15-59 years for Nagaland: 23.4% (male: 20.9%, female: 34.1%)
- Urban Unemployment rate for the age group 15-59 years for Nagaland: 21.7 % (male: 17.2%, female: 36.6%)
Refer: Page no. 209 and 210 of the MOSPI report here
26 June 2019: Aadhaar-Ration Cards linkage only 64% in Nagaland
- Nagaland at 64% is one of lowest states in terms of Ration Cards linked with Aadhaar as per data provided in the Rajya Sabha on June 26, 2019 by Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan.
- As per the report, out of 2,84,934 ration card holders in Nagaland, 1,82,383 or 64% of ration cards have been lined with Aadhaar Cards.
- A total of 11,768 ration cards/ineligible beneficiaries from Nagaland were also deleted from Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) during 2013-18.
- Among the North East states, Tripura had 100% seeding followed by Mizoram (92%), Sikkim (90%), Manipur (77%), Nagaland (64%), Arunachal Pradesh 57%, Meghalaya (0%) and Assam (0%).
30 June: Nagaland Government to setup Register of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland (RIIN)
- Nagaland Government has decided to set up the Register of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland (RIIN), with an objective to prevent issuance of fake indigenous inhabitant certificates.
- The decision to setup the RIIN was based on the recommendations of the Committee on Inner Line Permit report headed by Abhishek Singh (IAS), submitted to the state cabinet on February 15, 2019.
- RIIN will be the master list of all indigenous inhabitant of Nagaland and will be prepared with an extensive survey- with the help of village wise and ward wise list of indigenous inhabitants based on official records.
- RIIN will be prepared in a period of 60 days with effect from July 10, 2019 by designating teams for each village and ward. The team will include SDO (C) /EAC as chairman, BDO/UDO as member, Headmaster of Government High School-to be nominated by DEO as member, 2 GBs nominated by the DC as members and 2 GPS/GMS/GHS teachers-nominated by DEO as members.
- The RIIN database will be updated with latest photograph and other details every 5 years.
- The Permanent Committee under Home Department will monitor the whole exercise of creation of RIIN and its implementation of the same.
- Every indigenous inhabitant of Nagaland, whose names are included in the RIIN will also be issued bar-coded and numbered Indigenous Inhabitants Certificates.
30 June 2019: Nagaland Homestays website launched
- A website to connect Nagaland’s homestay entrepreneurs called Naga Homestay (www.nagahomestay.com) launched on 30 June 2019.
- Founded by Kevisato Sanyü in partnership with Entrepreneurs Associates (EA) as per news reports.
29 June 2019: “Gender Statistics 2017-18” released by the Directorate of Economics & Statistics on the occasion of National Statistics Day
- According to the report, women comprised 30.35% of the total government employees in Nagaland. Men comprised of the remaining 69.65%.
- Percentage of women in government jobs in Nagaland: Class I: 37%, Class – II: 31 %, Class – III: 26 % and Class – IV: 36%
- Female voter participation in general election increase from 80.51% in 1969 to 91.33% in 2013.
- Five women candidates participated in 12th general election in 2013 as compared to two women contestants in the 6th and 7th Parliamentary polls in 1977 and 1980 respectively. One women candidate managed to get elected in the 6th Parliamentary Polls in 1977.
- Strength of women in police force in Nagaland 2016-2017:
- 7 senior officers and 238 junior officers (sub-inspector rank and below) in civil police force
- 4 senior officers and 178 junior officers (from sub-inspector and below) in armed/reserved police
- Out of the total registration under Employment Exchange, the percentage of women in 2011 was 34.19 % , which decreased to 34.09% in 2017.
- Dimapur district recorded the highest number of women registration in employment exchange.
- Phek district had the highest percentage of female employees in public sector.
- Mon district had the highest female percentage of female employees in private sector.
- Nagaland had the lowest Infant Mortality Rate (IMR), compared to national IMR (reduced from 1.58 in 2011 to 0.17 in 2014)