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Top 5 Current Affairs: 16 October 2017

World Food Day was observed globally on 16 October 2017 with the theme ‘Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development’. The day is celebrated annually on 16 October to commemorate the founding of the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN in 1945.

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Publish Date : Oct 16, 2017

World Food Day 2017 observed across the world

World Food Day was observed globally on 16 October 2017 with the theme ‘Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development’. The day is celebrated annually to commemorate the founding of the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN in 1945.

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Publish Date : Oct 16, 2017

India-South Africa Twenty Years of Strategic Partnership

India and South Africa are celebrating 20-years of strategic corporation this year. Dr. Harsh Vardhan- Union Minister for S&T and Earth Sciences, Environment, Forests & Climate Change, attended the celebrations of the collaboration in science and technology in Durban. So far, the collaboration has been concentrated on chosen areas like Astronomy & Astrophysics, Indigenous Knowledge System, Agriculture Sciences, Green Chemistry,  and Health Sciences where both nations have complementary strengths.

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Publish Date : Oct 9, 2017

Top 5 Current Affairs : 4 October 2017

The Union government has constituted a high-level committee for proper management of the water resources in the North Eastern Region (NER).The committee would be headed by the Vice-Chairman of Niti Aayog. It would mainly facilitate optimising benefits of appropriate water management in the form of hydro-electric power, agriculture, bio-diversity conservation and eco-tourism.

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Publish Date : Oct 4, 2017

Government constitutes a High Level Committee for water resource management in NER

The Union government has constituted a high-level committee for proper management of the water resources in the North Eastern Region (NER). The committee would mainly facilitate optimising benefits of appropriate water management in the form of hydro-electric power, agriculture, bio-diversity conservation, reduced flood damage erosion, inland water transport, forestry, fishery and eco-tourism.

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Publish Date : Oct 4, 2017

World Rabies Day observed with theme Rabies: Zero by 30

The day’s theme sets the goal of reaching zero human deaths from canine rabies by the year 2030. At the global conference on rabies elimination in 2015, a common goal of zero human deaths from canine rabies by 2030 was agreed by the World Health Organization, World Organisation for Animal Health, UN Food and Agriculture Organization and GARC.

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Publish Date : Sep 28, 2017

Union Government launches Electronic Negotiable Warehouse Receipt System

The e-NWRs would be immune from any tempering, mutilation, fudging, loss or damage and with no possibility of any multiple financing. Therefore, the NWRs will not only facilitate an easy pledge financing by banks and other financial institutions but also smooth trading on various trading centres like commodity exchanges, electronic National Agriculture Markets (e-NAM) and other electronic platforms.

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Publish Date : Sep 27, 2017

CCEA approves implementation of Dairy Processing & Infrastructure Development Fund scheme

The Dairy Processing & Infrastructure Development Fund will be set up as a corpus of Rs 8004 crore with National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD). The project will focus on building an efficient milk procurement system by setting up infrastructure & installation of electronic milk adulteration testing equipment, creation of processing infrastructure and manufacturing faculties for Value Added Products for Milk Producer Companies.

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Publish Date : Sep 13, 2017

ICAR to undertake major research works on agriculture with World Bank fund

The Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) will be undertaking major research works on agriculture this year with the World Bank fund of 1100 crore rupees.

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Publish Date : Sep 8, 2017

Microsoft India to develop ‘farm price forecasting model’ for Karnataka farmers

The Agriculture Department of Karnataka has signed a MoU with software giant Microsoft India to develop a model that will help farmers of the state understand the market behaviour in advance.

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Publish Date : Aug 25, 2017

K Chandrashekhar Rao selected for Global Agriculture Leadership Award 2017

Rao launched various initiatives for the welfare of farmers in the state such as providing free power to farmers, waiving off 1 lakh loan of every farmer, supplying fertilizers in time and announced to credit 4000 per acre per crop to every farmer.

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Publish Date : Aug 22, 2017

Top 5 Current Affairs: 22 August 2017

The bench that pronounced the judgement on Triple Talaq issue comprised judges from different religious communities -- Sikh, Christian, Parsi, Hindu and Muslim.

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Publish Date : Aug 22, 2017

Current Affairs Quiz: 22 August 2017

22 August 2017: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh.com wants to help every aspirant of competitive exams to revise the day at an ease. These quizzes will help you in answering questions which can/may be asked in the next exam that will be faced by you. The day’s updated quizzes cover the topics like SC verdict on Triple Talaq, 'preview committee’ for IFFI 2017 and Global Agriculture Leadership Award-2017 among others.

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Publish Date : Aug 22, 2017

Top 5 Current Affairs: 17 August 2017

The Agriculture Ministry said, record production has been achieved in rice, wheat, coarse cereals and pulses due to the good rainfall and various initiatives taken by the government.

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Publish Date : Aug 17, 2017

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 30 July to 6 August 2017

30 July to 6 August 2017: JagranJosh weekly quizzes will help you revise the week at an ease, as it hosts the most important occurrences of the week that may be asked in the competitive exams that will be faced by you. The quizzes in this week’s segment cover topics including Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awards, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Amendment) Bill, 2017 and Union Government’s new portal for agriculture amoung others.

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Publish Date : Aug 6, 2017

Venus: First environmental research satellite launched by Israel

Venus is considered the smallest satellite of its kind in the world. It is crafted to survey and monitor large areas to study soil, vegetation, forests, agriculture, water and air quality and other aspects of the environment.

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Publish Date : Aug 6, 2017

Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 30 July to 5 August 2017

The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 30 July and 5 August 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include ‘Swachhata Survekshan-2018’, world’s first green metro system and Union Government’s new portal for agriculture amoung others.

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Publish Date : Aug 5, 2017

Current Affairs One liner of the day: 4 August 2017

4 August 2017: The one liner of 4 August covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important the happenings like Israel first environmental research satellite, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Amendment) Bill, 2017 and NISAR mission among others.

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Publish Date : Aug 4, 2017

फैक्ट बॉक्स: कृषि उत्पादों की बिक्री हेतु ई-रकम पोर्टल आरंभ

यह पोर्टल सार्वजनिक क्षेत्र की नीलामीकर्ता एमएसटीसी और सेंट्रल वेयरहाउसिंग कारपोरेशन की इकाई सीआरडब्ल्यूसी की संयुक्त पहल है.

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Publish Date : Aug 2, 2017

India, Israel signed seven Agreements including National Campaign for Water Conservation in India

Praising Israel’s achievements in the field of water conservation and agriculture Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Israel can support India in bringing about second green revolution.

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Publish Date : Jul 6, 2017

US adds China to the list of Worst Human Trafficking Offenders

As per the report, India is a source, destination, and transit country for men, women, and children subjected to forced labour and sex trafficking. Forced labour constitutes India’s largest trafficking problem; men, women, and children in debt bondage—sometimes inherited from previous generations—are forced to work in brick kilns, rice mills, agriculture, and embroidery factories.

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Publish Date : Jun 28, 2017

Union Cabinet approves MoU between India and Palestine on agriculture cooperation

It provides for cooperation in the fields of agricultural research; veterinary field including capacity enhancement of Palestinian Veterinary services.

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Publish Date : Jun 15, 2017

Union Cabinet approves Interest Subvention to banks on short-term crop loan to farmers

The scheme will help farmers getting short term crop loan up to Rs. 3 lakh payable within one year at only 4 per cent per annum. The Government has allocated a sum of Rs. 20339 crore for the purpose.

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Publish Date : Jun 15, 2017

केंद्रीय मंत्रिमंडल ने कृषि सहयोग पर आधारित भारत और फिलिस्तीन के बीच समझौते को मंजूरी दी

इस समझौते में फिलिस्तीन की पशुपालन सेवाओं और पशुधन स्वास्थय का क्षमता विकास सहित कृषि अनुसंधान, पशुपालन के क्षेत्र में सहयोग, सिंचाई और जलवायु परिवर्तन के क्षेत्र में सहयोग के प्रावधान शामिल है.

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Publish Date : Jun 15, 2017

Problems With Indian Agriculture

Recently, India witnessed several protests and agitations by the farmers. This trigged the debate about agriculture related problems in India. Here we have explained what are those problems which have been plaguing agriculture sector in India.

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Publish Date : Jun 14, 2017

PM Narendra Modi calls for creation of Asia-Africa growth corridor for development of Africa

The meeting focuses on achieving high 5s–strategy that includes which include agriculture, energy, industrialisation, regional connectivity and improved quality of life.

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Publish Date : May 23, 2017

CCEA approves setting up of Indian Agricultural Research Institute in Assam

The proposal of Department of Agriculture Research and Education (DARE) /Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) under the scheme, the establishment of the "Indian Agricultural Research Institute (lARI)-Assam" seeks to set up the Institute on 587 acre of land provided by the Govt. of Assam.

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Publish Date : May 18, 2017

कैबिनेट ने असम में भारतीय कृषि अनुसंधान संस्थान की स्थापना हेतु मंजूरी प्रदान की

मोदी सरकार के आने के बाद यह घोषणा की गयी थी कि पूर्वोत्तर राज्यों के कृषि विकास के लिए असम में आईएआरआई स्थापित किया जाएगा.

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Publish Date : May 18, 2017

Taxing Agricultural Income In India

Recently, The NITI Ayog has suggested the government that it should put efforts to tax the agricultural income in the country. This is a very sensitive issue. We have tried to explore and analyse it in every possible angle.

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Publish Date : May 10, 2017

Gadkari inaugurated country’s 1st bio refinery plant

Gadkari inaugurated India’s first bio refinery plant that produces ethanol from a variety of biomass in Pune.

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Publish Date : May 8, 2017
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