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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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

CCEA approves Central Sector Scheme SAMPADA

The objective of SAMPADA is to supplement agriculture, modernize processing and decrease agri-waste.

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Publish Date : May 4, 2017

Puducherry farmers to get free power

The Puducherry government has decided to give free electricity supply to small and other classes of farmers.

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Publish Date : Apr 27, 2017

India develops National Action Plan to combat Antimicrobial Resistance

The plan highlights the need for tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR) across multiple sectors such as human health, animal husbandry, agriculture and environment in consideration of the “One-Health” approach.

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Publish Date : Apr 21, 2017

Tripura, Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu chosen for Krishi Karman Awards 2015-16

Tripura is selected for the Krishi Karman Award 2015-16 in small category (less than 1 million tonnes). It is honoured for a commendable increase in food grain production in small category states.

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Publish Date : Apr 20, 2017

MoU between NSFDC & Development Commissioner (Handlooms) signed

Handlooms Sector is a part of Textile Industry, the second largest economic activity after agriculture.

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Publish Date : Apr 16, 2017

केन्द्रीय कृषि और किसान कल्‍याण मंत्रालय ने यूपी में आलू खरीद को मंजूरी प्रदान की

केन्द्रीय कृषि और किसान कल्‍याण मंत्रालय के अनुसार आलू की यह खरीद प्रति मीट्रिक टन 4870 रूपये की दर से की जाएगी.

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Publish Date : Apr 13, 2017

Centre plans to buy 1 lakh potato from UP farmers to ease their load

The centre has planned to buy 1 lakh tonnes of potato from the farmers in UP to guard them against the drastic fall in the crop’s prices.

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Publish Date : Apr 12, 2017

Farm Loan Waiver: Good or Bad?

Now a days the farm loan waiver is in the news in India. This issue has created a discussion that whether its a good step or a bad one. We have analyzed the whole concept in this article.

Recommended for : Farmer Loan Waiver , Farm Loan Waiver , Indian Agriculture , Agricultural Problem in India

Publish Date : Apr 10, 2017

Former Punjab minister Gurdev Singh Badal passes away

Former Punjab Agriculture Minister, Gurdev Singh Badal passed away at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital on 28 March after a prolonged illness.

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Publish Date : Mar 28, 2017

Karnataka State Budget 2017-18 presented

In 2017-18, a total amount of Rs 5080 crore will be spent for the development of the agriculture sector.

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Publish Date : Mar 16, 2017

SBI announces Rs 6000-cr tractor loan settlement scheme

Farmers can avail the benefits of the One Time Settlement by contacting to their SBI branch. The settlement scheme will last until 31 March 2017.

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Publish Date : Mar 15, 2017

Andhra Pradesh State Budget 2017-18 presented

The budget was presented in the newly inaugurated State Legislative Assembly at Velagapudi in Guntur district.

Recommended for : AP Budget , Budget 2017-18 , Yanamala Rama Krishnudu , Agriculture , Rural development

Publish Date : Mar 15, 2017

Krishi Unnati Mela 2017 inaugurated in New Delhi

On this occasion, the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Radha Mohan Singh presented the Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Rashtriya Krishi Vigyan Protsahan Puraskar 2016.

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Publish Date : Mar 15, 2017

Union Government launches Mission Fingerling to achieve Blue Revolution

Fish Fingerling production is the single most important critical input visualised to achieve fish production targets under the Blue Revolution.

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Publish Date : Mar 14, 2017
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