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10th National Statistics Day celebrated with theme Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare

This National Statistics Day is celebrated annually with an objective to create public awareness among people, especially the younger generation about the importance of statistics in daily life as well as in the process of planning and development.

Recommended for : National Statistics Day , Agriculture , Farmers Welfare , Mahalanobis , Indian Statistical institute

India, Taiwan MoU/Agreements on bilateral relations approved

While the MoU deals with the cooperation in the agriculture and allied sector, the Air Services Agreement is expected to spur greater trade, investment, tourism between both the countries.

Recommended for : India , Taiwan agreement , agriculture cooperation , animal husbandry , air services agreement

हरियाणा सरकार ने प्रतिकूल जलवायु को सहने वाले कृषि कामकाज परियोजना को मंजूरी दी

प्रतिकूल जलवायु को सहने वाले कृषि कामकाज में हर संभव पद्धति को शामिल किया गया है.

Recommended for : Haryana government , project adverse climate tolerant agricultural operations , प्रतिकूल जलवायु , हरियाणा सरकार

Researchers in Assam developed two rice variants, Ranjit Sub-1 & Bahadur Sub-1, for submerged areas

These new rice variants are improvement forms of the Ranjit and Bahadur varieties which the farmers of the Barak valley have been using for years.

Recommended for : Assam Agricultural University , rice varieties , Ranjit Sub-1 , Bahadur Sub-1 , Barak Valley ,

India, ADB sign $120 mn loan pact for irrigation in Odisha

The loan is the second tranche of a 157.5 million dollar financing facility under the Orissa Integrated Irrigated Agriculture and Water Management Investment Program.

Recommended for : India , Asian Development Bank , ADB , loan agreement , water management infrastructure , Odisha

CCEA approved Minimum Support Prices for Kharif Crops for 2016-17 Season

The prices will come into effect from effective from 1 October 2016.  The higher MSPs would increase investment and production through assured remunerative prices to farmers.

Recommended for : CCEA , Minimum Support Prices , Kharif Crops , Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices , CACP

विश्व भर में अंतरराष्ट्रीय दुग्ध दिवस मनाया गया

विश्व दुग्ध दिवस संयुक्त राष्ट्र खाद्य और कृषि संगठन (एफएओ) द्वारा वर्ष 2001 से मनाया जाना आरंभ हुआ. एफएओ ने लोगों को दुग्ध एवं दुग्ध उत्पादों को दैनिक आहार के रूप में अपनाये जाने के लिए प्रोत्साहित किया है.

Recommended for : World Milk Day , milk industry , Food and Agriculture Organization , विश्व दुग्ध दिवस , दुग्ध उत्पादन , संयुक्त राष्ट्र खाद्य और कृषि संगठन

World Milk Day observed globally

The day seeks to inform people about usefulness of milk and milk products, its nutritional value and economic importance.

Recommended for : World Milk Day , milk industry , Food and Agriculture Organization , Verghese Kurien , India's White Revolution

कृषि सूखे के निदान हेतु प्रधानमंत्री कृषि सिंचाई नई योजना का शुभारम्भ

प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी की अध्यक्षता में मंत्रिमंडल के आर्थिक मामलों की समिति-सीसीई ने 31 मई 2016 को नई योजना कृषि प्रधानमंत्री सिंचाई योजना को मंजूरी दी.

Recommended for : Prime MINISTER agricultural irrigation schem , diagnosis drought in agriculture , कृषि सूखे के निदान , धानमंत्री कृषि सिंचाई नई योजना

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.

Recommended for : Modi@2 , Key initiatives , Achievements and Challenges , NDA government , Narendra Modi , economy , external relations , agriculture , NITI Aayog

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.  

Recommended for : Food and Agricultural Organisation , FAO , Illegal Fishing , IUU Fishing , एफएओ पोर्ट स्टेट मेजर्स एग्रीमेंट , मछली पालन , उत्तरदायी मछली भंडार प्रबंधन

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.

Recommended for : Food and Agricultural Organisation , FAO , Illegal Fishing , IUU Fishing , Port State Measures Agreement

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.

Recommended for : Harita-Priya Project , Andhra Pradesh , Agricultural Project , WSIS 2016 prize , e- Agriculture

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.

Recommended for : Harita-Priya Project , Andhra Pradesh , Agricultural Project , WSIS 2016 prize , आंध्र प्रदेश , कृषि परियोजना , हरित–प्रिय

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.

Recommended for : Union Government , Panel to double farmers’ income , 2022 , inter-ministerial panel

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

Recommended for : PM Narendra Modi , National Agriculture Market , farmers , राष्ट्रीय कृषि बाजार , ई– ट्रेडिंग

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.

Recommended for : PM Narendra Modi , National Agriculture Market , farmers , e-NAM , NAM

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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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.

Recommended for : Mizoram , JICA , MoU on Sustainable Agriculture , Irrigation Development , Irrigation , Japan India relations

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.

Recommended for : Gujarat government , first organic farming university , India , Gujarat , organic farming

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.

Recommended for : India , Lithuania , Cooperation in the field of agriculture , भारत , लिथुआनिया , कृषि के क्षेत्र में सहयोग

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.

Recommended for : Punjab Assembly , Punjab Settlement of Agricultural Indebtedness Bill , पंजाब विधानसभा , कृषि ऋणग्रस्तता निपटान विधेयक , कृषि ऋणग्रस्तता

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.

Recommended for : Punjab Assembly , Punjab Settlement of Agricultural Indebtedness Bill , 2016

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.

Recommended for : PM Fasal Bhima Yojana , agriculture insurance scheme , farming , agriculture , farm income

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.

Recommended for : Kisan Suvidha App , Agriculture , Krishi Unnati Mela , Narendra Modi , नरेंद्र मोदी , किसान सुविधा एप्प

Maharashtra State Budget 2016-17 presented

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

Recommended for : Maharashtra , Annual Budget , Devendra Fadnavis , Sudhir Mungantiwar , Agriculture

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.

Recommended for : Songkran festival , Thai New Year , world's biggest water fight , Bangkok , curfew

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.

Recommended for : Bt Cotton Seed prices , Monsanto , mahyco , farmer suicide , vidharba , Essential Commodities Act , agriculture , price regulation

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.

Recommended for : Rajya Sabha , Real Estate Bill , Lok Sabha , Indian real estate sector

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