11th December, 2018 (AP Current Affairs)

1. To deal better with disasters, Andhra Pradesh will soon have a customised, online decision making command centre known as:

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To deal better with disasters, Andhra Pradesh will soon have a customised, online decision making command centre to deal with natural disasters as well as other incidents. Called AP Critical Operations, Strategic Management and Incident Management (APCOSMIC), any information related to disasters or incidents like a fire, a road accident or flooding will first come to the command centre. From there, it will be conveyed to the department concerned. It will start functioning from March and will be fully functional in a year. Such systems are available only in Europe and the U.S.A.

2. The three-day annual 'Aalmi Tablighi Ijtema’ – 2018 (International Islamic Congregation) was held in:

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The three-day annual 'Aalmi Tablighi Ijtema’ – 2018 (International Islamic Congregation) was held near Thandrapadu village on the outskirts of Kurnool.

3. What is the rank of A.P in oil palm cultivation?

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Andhra Pradesh stands first in the country in oil palm cultivation and production covering an area of 1.62 lakh hectare with a yield of 14.09 lakh metric tons (MTs) of fresh fruit bunches (FFBs). The average productivity stands at 19.81 tons per hectare from the bearing plantations Note: The technical committees for taking up oil palm cultivation in the State headed by Mr. L.Chadda and Mr. Rethinum have identified a potential area of 4.29 lakh hectare in the State. As many as 229 mandals were identified in nine districts, including Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna, Nellore, Anantapur and Chittoor. At present, the total area covered is 1,62,689 hectares.

4. What is the growth rate of A.P in 2017-18?

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The State government had been achieving double-digit growth for the last four years continuously improving the economy. It achieved 11.22% in 2017-18 from 9.2% in 2014-15 against the all-India rate of only 7.3%. The State economy was ₹4.64 lakh crore in 2014-15 and touched ₹8.04 lakh crore in 2017-18, a net increase of ₹3.4 lakh crore, said Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu Mr. Naidu told a press conference here that the Per Capita Income (PCI) had increased by 71% during the last four years and stood at ₹1,42,054 during 2017-18 from ₹82,870 in 2013-14. The growth of the PCI was 14.87% compared to the all India rate of 8.56%, he said.

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