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Modi@2: Key initiatives, Achievements and Challenges

Narendra Damodardas Modi completed two years as the Prime Minister of India on 26 May 2016. To fulfill the poll promise of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, the government unveiled new policies and set up new institutions. Against this backdrop, this article examines the key initiatives, achievements and challenges before the NDA Government and the country as a whole.

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अवैध मछली पकड़ने पर बना एफएओ पोर्ट स्टेट मेजर्स एग्रीमेंट 5 जून से प्रभावी होगा

यह समझौता अपनी तरह का खासकर एफएओ द्वारा संरक्षित अवैध, अनियंत्रित और रिपोर्ट नहीं किए जाने वाले (आईयूयू) मामलों को लक्षित करने वाला दुनिया का पहला अंतरराष्ट्रीय समझौता है.  

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FAO Port State Measures Agreement on Illegal Fishing to enter into force on June 5

The agreement is world’s first-ever international agreement specifically targeting illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) championed by FAO.

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Agriculture project Harita-Priya of Andhra Pradesh wins WSIS 2016 prize

Harita-Priya Project stands for Harmonized Information of Agriculture, Revenue and Irrigation for a Transformation Agenda - Precision Technology for Agriculture.

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Current Affairs Quiz: 5 May 2016

Jagranjosh.com brings for its reader daily updated quizzes that cover the topics like Contract Labour Payment Management System, Supreme Court’s Collegium and WSIS 2016 prize in e-Agriculture category among others.

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आंध्र प्रदेश की कृषि परियोजना हरित–प्रिया ने वर्ल्ड समिट ऑन द इंफॉर्मेशन सोसायटी 2016 पुरस्कार जीता

पुरस्कार की घोषणा जेनेवा में इंटरनेशनल टेलीकम्युनिकेशंस यूनियन (आईटीयू) की महासचिव ह्यूलिन झाओ ने की.

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Union Government constituted panel to double farmers’ income by 2022

The eight-member panel will determine the potential areas of agriculture to investment and also suggests different ways to reduce the risk of farming by diversifying to horticulture and allied activities like livestock and fisheries to boost income.

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प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी ने राष्ट्रीय कृषि बाजार का उद्घाटन किया

आरंभिक चरण में 8 राज्यों के 21 मंडी को e-NAM से जोड़ा गया है. सितंबर 2016 तक इसमें दो सौ मंडियों को शामिल कर लिया जाएगा और मार्च 2018 तक शामिल मंडियों की संख्या पांच सौ पच्चासी हो जाएगी

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PM Narendra Modi launched National Agriculture Market

This project will operate through an online portal which is being linked to the mandis of the States.

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Schemes to Distribute Energy Efficient Smart Agriculture Pumps & Fans in Andhra Pradesh launched

These are National Energy Efficient Agriculture Pumps Programme and National Energy Efficient Fan Programme.

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Gujarat government decided to set up first organic farming university of India

The university will exclusively focus on organic farming and research. Gujarat is most suited for organic farming as a significant portion of agricultural land in the state is rainfed.

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Mizoram, JICA signed MoU on Capacity Enhancement on Sustainable Agriculture and Irrigation Development

As part of the MoU, training programmes will be conducted in Japan both for officials and farmers from Mizoram.

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भारत और लिथुआनिया के बीच कृषि क्षेत्र में सहयोग के लिए समझौता ज्ञापन

इस समझौता ज्ञापन से कृषि क्षेत्र के क्षमता निर्माण, वैज्ञानिकों और तकनीशियनों के बीच ज्ञान के आदान-प्रदान, आनुवंशिक संसाधनों के आदान-प्रदान, उचित प्रौद्योगिकियों के विकास एवं कृषि क्षेत्र में कृषि उत्पादकता बढ़ाने में मदद मिलेगी.

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Union Government launched Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bhima Yojana

The revamped agriculture insurance scheme is aimed at reducing distress in the farm sector and to boost the agricultural sector in the country.

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पंजाब विधानसभा ने कृषि ऋणग्रस्तता निपटान विधेयक-2016 पारित किया

इस विधेयक का उद्देश्य किसानों को कर्ज से संबंधित विवादों का निष्पक्ष और शीघ्र निपटान करना है. इसमें यह भी निर्देश दिया गया है कि यदि देनदार गिरवी रखी गयी संपत्ति की मूल राशि से अधिक अथवा दोगुनी राशि का भुगतान कर देता है तो वह संपत्ति ऋण से मुक्त समझी जाएगी.

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Punjab Legislative Assembly passed the Punjab Settlement of Agricultural Indebtedness Bill, 2016

The bill specifies that the interest payable on debt shall be calculated at such rate as may be notified by the government.

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प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी द्वारा किसान सुविधा मोबाइल एप्लिकेशन का शुभारंभ

किसान सुविधा एक सर्वग्राही मोबाइल एप्प जिसमे किसानो को जल्दी से प्रासंगिक जानकारी उपलब्ध कराने मे मदद करेगा.

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Maharashtra State Budget 2016-17 presented

Mungantiwar projected revenue mobilisation of 220810 crore rupees against revenue expenditure of 224454 crore rupees.

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Bangkok to impose curfew during Songkran festival, the world’s biggest water festival

At present, Thailand is facing its worst water shortage in two decades, with 14 out of 76 provinces hit and large swathes of agricultural land at risk.

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Union Government notified Maximum Sale Price of Bt Cotton Seed

As per the notification, the price of BG-I version of Bt cotton hybrid (9450 grams of Bt Cotton plus 120 grams refugia) was fixed at 635 rupees, while the price of BG-II version was fixed at 800 rupees.

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Rajya Sabha passed Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2015

The bill seeks to set up a regulatory authority for the sector for orderly growth of the real state sector which is the second largest employer after agriculture.

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जलवायु परिवर्तन से वर्ष 2050 में 5 लाख लोगों की मृत्यु हो सकती है : अध्ययन

इस अध्ययन में विभिन्न देशों को शामिल किया गया एवं उनमें रह रहे लोगों के वजन तथा खानपान को ध्यान में रखकर यह पता लगा कि वर्ष 2050 में 155 देशों के लोग इससे प्रभावित होंगे तथा चीन में सबसे अधिक मौतें होंगी.

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Climate change could kill more than 500000 adults in 2050 worldwide: Study

As per the study, India will see extra 105 deaths per one million population in 2050 due to the impact of climate change on diet composition and body weight.

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Amrita Patel awarded with Mahindra Samriddhi Krishi Shiromani Samman

Instituted in 2011, the Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards are bestowed upon the farmers and institutions to recognize their noteworthy and purposeful contribution to the field of agriculture.

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Union Budget 2016-17: Tax Reforms – II

It lists out initiatives proposed in the Budget 2016-17 that are related to pensions, provision of affordable housing and mobilization of resources for agriculture, rural economy and clean environment.

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आम बजट 2016-17: कृषि एवं किसान कल्याण

केंद्रीय वितमंत्री अरुण जेटली ने 29 फरवरी 2016 को लोकसभा में वर्ष 2016-17 का आम बजट पेश किया.

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Union Budget 2016-17: Agriculture and Farmer Welfare

The objective behind Government’s interventions in the farm and non-farm sectors is to double income of farmers by 2022.

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Dinesh Sharma elected as Chairperson of Governing Council of IFAD

India is a founder member of IFAD and a key contributor among the member countries.

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Economic Survey 2015-16: Sectoral Overview - II

It analyses the performance of agriculture, industry and service sectors during 2015-16.

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Bees can help boost food security of two billion small farmers at no cost: FAO

The research also looked at larger plots and concluded that, while those fields also benefited from more pollinator visits, the impact on yields was less significant than in the smaller plots.

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