12th January 2021 Super Short Current Affairs for UPSC Exam.

Thousand Islands

- Also known as Kepulauan Seribu

- Location: Chain of islands north of Jakarta’s coast, Indonesia.

Key points:

- There are exactly 110 islands that together form a District.

- It encompasses the Pulau Seribu National Marine Park.

- These islands are initially caused by the volcanoes.

- Later, the shifting of tectonic plates results in group of small islands.

Saguna Rice Technique (SRT)

- This technique will help stop the stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana.

- This zerotill technique is a unique Conservation Agriculture type of cultivation method.


- This method is used to cultivate rice. 

- It related with rotation crops without ploughing, puddling and transplanting rice.

- Facilitates planting of crop in predetermined distances enabling precise plant population per unit area.

India’s GDP 2020-2021

- Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation released the First Advance Estimates for the financial year 2020-2021.

Key points

- India’s GDP will contract by 7.7% in 2020-21.

- Gross Fixed Capital Formation accounts for close to 28% of India’s GDP.

- Private demand and business demand account for almost 85% of all GDP.

- Private Final Consumption Expenditure constitutes over 56% of the total GDP.