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CM Pinarayi Vijayan launches Haritha Keralam Mission

The Mission aims at creating new development perspectives by maximum utilization of opportunities through waste management, water resources and agricultural development.

Recommended for : Haritha Keralam Mission , Kerala , K J Yesudas , Pinarayi Vijayan

Publish Date : Dec 9, 2016

India's GDP accelerated to 7.3% in Q2 of 2016-17: CSO

The agriculture sector maintained the overall growth by registering a 3.3 percent GVA growth rate in Q2 of this financial year in comparison with 2 percent in Q2 of 2015-16.

Recommended for : India's GDP , 7.3% , 7.3 percent , Quarter 2 of 2016-17 , GDP growth after demonetisation

Publish Date : Dec 1, 2016

India, Israel inked two agreements on water resource management and agriculture

The two nations also called for broadening defence ties through production and manufacturing partnerships. The 2000-year old Jewish community in India represents a thriving link to India-Israel past.

Recommended for : India , Israel , India-Israel relations , India-Israel agreements , Israeli President in India , Reuven Rivlin ,

Publish Date : Nov 16, 2016

India, Japan signed 10 agreements including nuclear deal, space, agriculture

Agreement for cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy provides for the development of nuclear power projects in India and thus strengthening of energy security of the country.

Recommended for : Indo-Japan Agreements , India-Japan , India , Japan , Modi visit to Japan , Modi in Japan , agreement on nuclear cooperation ,

Publish Date : Nov 12, 2016

1st International Agro-biodiversity Congress concluded with adoption of Delhi Declaration

The congress was called to discuss the solution of problems on agricultural biodiversity, as at present the world is facing challenges, like global malnutrition, climate change, increasing agriculture productivity, increasing shrinking food security and many more.

Recommended for : Agro-biodiversity congress , New Delhi , India , Agricultural biodiversity , Global malnutrition , climate change , shrinking food security

Publish Date : Nov 10, 2016

Global Rajasthan Agritech meet begins in Jaipur

Australia, Netherland and Israel will be international partners of the meet. The representatives of these countries will share details about their new technology and agricultural activities with the attending farmers.

Recommended for : Global Rajasthan Agritech Meet , GRAM , Government of Rajasthan , Agricultural Technology

Publish Date : Nov 10, 2016

Vice President Hamid Ansari releases book titled An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India

The book offers an insight on the ways in which the colonizers exploited India, ranging from the drain of national resources to Britain, the destruction of the Indian textile, steel-making and shipping industries, and the negative transformation of agriculture.

Recommended for : Shashi Tharoor , British Colonization , Indian History , British Empire in India

Publish Date : Nov 8, 2016

Weekly Current Affair Quizzes: 31 October to 6 November 2016

Jagranjosh.com brings for its reader quizzes of the week that covers important happenings of the week. The section revises selected quizzes from the week to help its readers in revising the most important happenings. The topics covered this week include topics like Indo-Nepal joint military exercise Surya Kiran, Agricultural Marketing & Farm Friendly Reforms Index and 2016 Vigilance Awareness Week among others.

Recommended for : Current Affairs Quiz , Current Affair , Interactive Quiz , Competitive Quiz

Publish Date : Nov 6, 2016

Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 31 October to 6 November 2016

The recap of the week covers important current affairs of the day like Indo-Nepal joint military exercise Surya Kiran, Agricultural Marketing & Farm Friendly Reforms Index and 2016 Vigilance Awareness Week among others.

Recommended for : Current Affairs Recap , Current Affairs One Liners , Current Affairs Question Answer

Publish Date : Nov 5, 2016

Current Affairs Quiz: 2 November 2016

Jagranjosh.com brings for its reader daily updated quizzes that cover the topics like Arnab Goswami, International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists and Agricultural Marketing & Farm Friendly Reforms Index among others.  

Recommended for : Current Affairs Quiz , Current Affairs , Interactive Quiz

Publish Date : Nov 2, 2016

Maharashtra most farmer friendly state: NITI Aayog Index

Almost two third states could not reach even halfway mark of reforms score. Major states like U.P., Punjab, West Bengal, Assam, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu and J&K are in this group.

Recommended for : NITI Aayog , Maharashtra , Agricultural Marketing & Farm Friendly Reforms Index , Agriculture

Publish Date : Nov 2, 2016

Current Affairs One liners: 2 November 2016

The Current Affairs One liners cover important current affairs of the day like India’s third Open Defecation Free (ODF) state, Vigilance Awareness Week and Agricultural Marketing & Farm Friendly Reforms Index among others.

Recommended for : Current Affairs Recap , Current Affairs One Liners , Current Affairs Question Answer

Publish Date : Nov 2, 2016

Indo-Italy Scientific and Technological Cooperation re-launched

IT, energy, environment and sustainable agriculture, health care, biotechnology, nanotechnology, physics and cultural and natural heritage are the areas for joint projects.

Recommended for : Indo-Italy , Scientific and Technological , Cooperation , re-launched

Publish Date : Oct 24, 2016

Union Government to establish Krishi Vigyan Kendra in each district

The decision was announced by Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, while interacting with all the Krishi Vigyan Kendra experts and others from 12 States.

Recommended for : Krishi Vigyan Kendra , technical assistance to farmers , Radha Mohan Singh

Publish Date : Oct 21, 2016

World Food Day 2016 observed across the world

World Food Day 2016 was observed with the theme Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.

Recommended for : World Food Day 2016 , observed , FAO , Climate is changing , Food and agriculture

Publish Date : Oct 17, 2016

International Day of Rural Women 2016 observed across the world

The day recognizes the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty.

Recommended for : International Day of Rural Women , Rural Women , Rural Poverty , United Nations

Publish Date : Oct 15, 2016

India, Russia sign agreement to set up agro irradiation centres

The agreement was signed between the Indian Agricultural Association, Hindustan Agro Co-Op Ltd (HACL) and United Innovation Corporation (UIC), Russia.

Recommended for : India , Russia , agreement , agro irradiation centres , UIC

Publish Date : Oct 14, 2016

Agriculture Minister lays foundation stone of Gokul Gram at Mathura

कृषि मंत्री ने मथुरा में एक अपशिष्ट मल-जल उपचार संयंत्र तथा चार दिवसीय पंडित दीन दयाल उपाध्याय कृषि उन्नति मेला-2016 का भी उद्घाटन किया. इस संयंत्र का विकास स्वदेशी तकनीक द्वारा सीवेज को शुद्ध करके सिंचाई व्यवस्था के लिए पानी उपलब्ध कराने के लिए किया गया है.

Recommended for : Gokul Gram , Rashtriya Gokul Mission , Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay , गोकुल ग्राम , राष्ट्रीय गोकुल मिशन , पंडित दीन दयाल उपाध्याय

Publish Date : Sep 27, 2016

Union Minister Radha Mohan Singh presented Antyodaya Krishi Puruskars

This award was instituted for recognizing the contributions of marginal, small and landless farmers for developing integrated and sustainable models of agricultural farming.

Recommended for : Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay , Antyodaya Krishi Puruskars , Union Agriculture Minister , Radha Mohan Singh ,

Publish Date : Sep 27, 2016

Union Agriculture Ministry inaugurated Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Antyodya agriculture award

कालीकट, केरल में आयोजित समारोह में एक राष्‍ट्रीय पुरस्‍कार और 10 जोनल पुरस्‍कार विजेताओं को सम्‍मानित किया गया. पुरस्‍कार विजेता देश के विभिन्न क्षेत्रों से थे और कृषि सम्बन्धी उनकी विभिन्न उपलब्धियों हेतु उन्हें पुरस्कृत किया गया.

Recommended for : Union Agriculture Ministry , Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Antyodya agriculture award , पं. दीन दयाल उपाध्‍याय अंत्‍योदय कृषि पुरस्‍कार

Publish Date : Sep 27, 2016

Agriculture Minister lays foundation stone of Gokul Gram at Mathura

Gokul Gram will work as a centre for development of native breed cattle and it will work to supplement resources of cattle of farmers in breeding areas.

Recommended for : Gokul Gram , Rashtriya Gokul Mission , Native breed cattle , Mathura , Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay

Publish Date : Sep 27, 2016

India declares itself free from bird flu

Department of Animal Husbandry had notified the same to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). However, it also stressed that there is a need for continued surveillance.

Recommended for : India , Avian Influenza , H5N1 , Bird Flu , Department of Animal Husbandry , Agriculture Ministry , World Organization for Animal Health

Publish Date : Sep 16, 2016

Haryana bagged Best Horticulture State award

Haryana Agriculture Minister OP Dhankar received this award during the two-day 9th Agricultural Leadership Summit 2016 organized by ICFA.

Recommended for : Haryana , Best Horticulture State’ award , Agricultural Leadership Summit , Best agriculture state award , Odisha

Publish Date : Sep 10, 2016

central government amended basic minimum wages of Unskilled non-agricultural workers in a day

इस संबंध में न्‍यूनतम मजदूरी तय करने के मानदंड को ध्‍यान में रखा गया है. मजदूरी में संशोधन हेतु श्रम एवं रोजगार राज्‍य मंत्री (स्‍वतंत्र प्रभार) की अध्‍यक्षता में न्‍यूनतम मजदूरी सलाहकार बोर्ड की बैठक आयोजित की गयी थी.

Recommended for : central government , basic minimum wages , Unskilled non-agricultural workers , बुनियादी न्‍यूनतम मजदूरी में संशोधन , क्षेत्र कामगारों

Publish Date : Aug 31, 2016

India’s first bio-CNG plant inaugurated in Pune

The technology involves treating the waste with a special bacterial solution, after which the gas so generated is cleaned and compressed for use in vehicles. It was set up as a Proof of Concept (PoC) which can be replicated elsewhere.

Recommended for : India’s first bio CNG plant , agriculture waste , alternate fuels , pune bio fuel plant , compressed natural gas

Publish Date : Aug 17, 2016

Odisha government to make Aadhar Card mandatory for procurement of paddy

This apart, the government has also decided to link Aadhaar numbers of beneficiaries for availing ration under National Food Security Scheme and work under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme.

Recommended for : Aadhar mandatory , paddy procurement , Odisha government , agriculture

Publish Date : Aug 13, 2016

Youssef Chahed appointed as Prime Minister of Tunisia

Prior to this, Chahed was Minister for Local Affairs of Tunisia. He is an agricultural sciences specialist and academic who has taught in France and Tunisia.

Recommended for : Youssef Chahed , appointed , Prime Minister , Tunisia

Publish Date : Aug 5, 2016

Andhra Pradesh signs MoU with Japan to develop food value chain

Under the MoU, Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) will encourage direct investments by Japanese companies in the fields of agriculture and food-related industry in Andhra Pradesh.

Recommended for : Andhra Pradesh , signs , MoU , Japan , develop food value chain

Publish Date : Aug 1, 2016

Committee to bring Assets Dr Rajendra Prasad Agricultural University taking under Central

केन्द्रीय कृषि एवं किसान कल्याण मंत्री श्री राधा मोहन सिंह के प्रयासों से डॉ. राजेन्द्र प्रसाद केन्द्रीय कृषि विश्वविद्यालय, पूसा का गठन हुआ. जिसके तहत सम्पूर्ण भारत एवं बिहार राज्य का युवा वर्ग कृषि विज्ञान में शिक्षा ग्रहण कर रहा है.

Recommended for : Assets Dr Rajendra Prasad Agricultural University , डॉ. राजेन्द्र प्रसाद केन्द्रीय कृषि विश्वविद्यालय

Publish Date : Jul 30, 2016

Second phase of the Feed the Future-India Triangular Training Programme launched

Under this 32 Training programme of 15 day-duration will be conducted in India and 12 Training programs of 10 days duration will be conducted in selected African and Asian Countries during 2016-20.

Recommended for : Feed the Future- India , Triangular Training Programme , Ministry of Agriculture , Farmers Welfare , Agency for International Development , USAID

Publish Date : Jul 26, 2016
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