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Agriculture Current Affairs

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Agriculture Current Affairs

Agriculture Current Affairs Highlights

  • World Bank assisted project SMART launched in Maharashtra
  • IIT-Madras develops portable cold storage device
  • Odisha Government launches Saura Jalnidhi scheme
  • Fact Sheet: Fisheries and Aquaculture Infrastructure Development Fund (FAIDF)
  • Global Agriculture Leadership Awards – 2018 and First World Agriculture Prize
  • India International Silk Fair 2018 held in New Delhi
  • NITI Aayog, Microsoft sign agreement to bring in AI tools for agriculture and healthcare
  • Government launches online platform for Agmark quality certification
  • Government, FAO launches agriculture project in 5 states with $33.5 million GEF grant
  • NITI Aayog calls for clear policy on shifting cultivation
  • India, Czech Republic sign five agreements
  • Government launches Coffee Connect app and KrishiTharanga project
  • First SAARC Agri Cooperative Business Forum held in Kathmandu, Nepal
  • FSSAI notifies standards for honey and its products to curb adulteration
  • Scientists for first time decode complex wheat genome
  • Only 23% of rural income from farming: NABARD 2016-17 survey
  • Ashish Kumar Bhutani appointed CEO of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana
  • IFFCO forays into food processing, forms JV with Spainish firm
  • Rajasthan first State to implement biofuel policy
  • Meghalaya Milk Mission launched in Shillong
  • Government notifies ethanol-making directly from sugarcane juice, B-molasses
  • India, Rwanda sign eight agreements in various fields
  • NABARD launches South East Asia’s first ever Centre for Climate Change in Lucknow
  • CCEA approves determination of FRP payable by Sugar Mills for 2018-19 sugar season
  • IFFCO iMandi: IFFCO rolls out e-commerce platform for farmers
  • India’s genetically modified crop area fifth largest in world: Report
  • Cotton Mission: Maharashtra Government signs MoU with MCX to empower cotton farmers
  • Government releases draft Model Agricultural Produce and Livestock Contract Farming Act, 2018
  • Cabinet approves National Policy on Biofuels, 2018
  • Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana: Cabinet approves Micro Irrigation Fund under NABARD

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Agri Sector Related Economic News Updates

  • Debt waivers to hit states’ capex: Ind-Ra
  • No shortage of urea for rabi season in Punjab
  • In rare move, Indian state to return unused land to farmers
  • National e-repository opens 16 accounts farmers in Bihar
  • As polls draw closer, government mulls steps to support farmers in distress
  • Loan waivers: No silver lining for farm sector
  • Onion prices crash to Re 1 per kilo in wholesale market
  • Mustard oil output seen rising on higher MSP
  • Azadpur mandi has not gone electronic yet
  • Government mulls additional soft loan of Rs 7,400 crore to mills for ethanol expansion
  • As agriculture turns uneconomic, farmers turn daily-wagers for survival
  • Government asked to import 1 million tonnes of maize to check local price
  • Modi’s pledge on farm income wilts as crop prices drop
  • ICAR has contributed in increasing agriculture production
  • Indian farmers get $9 billion loan relief ahead of elections

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Agriculture December Current Affairs

  • Nitin Gadkari lays foundation stone of 11 projects for Yamuna rejuvenation
  • Niti Aayog releases second Delta Ranking of Aspirational districts
  • Lok Sabha Passes Triple Talaq Bill
  • ‘Made in India’ e-dumper put into trial by Coal India
  • Security-service SMEs to grow at 18-20%: CRISIL Research
  • Eminent Sitar Player Manju Mehta conferred Tansen Samman, 2018
  • Bahuda Rookery: Another Olive Ridley Nesting Site in Odisha
  • Islands of Andaman to be renamed after Netaji Bose
  • President Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate the ‘CII Agro Tech 2018’ in Chandigarh on 1 December 2018

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Agriculture Current Affairs: November

  • The six-day ‘Shri Renukaji Fair’ commenced in Himachal Pradesh on 18 November 2018
  • The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDoR) is observed on the third Sunday of November each year
  • The annual meeting of World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Future Councils began in Dubai on 11 November 2018
  • Tajikistan inaugurated a US$ 3.9 billion ‘Rogun hydro-electric project’ on 16 November 2018.
  • The two-day summit to mark the World Tolerance Day was inaugurated in Dubai on 16 November 2018.
  • The 33rd edition of the ASEAN Summit began in Singapore on 11 November 2018
  • Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has signed a MoU with the Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Ltd
  • India and China held the ‘9th Annual Defence and Security Dialogue’ in Beijing, China
  • Officials from Australia, India, Japan and the United States will hold the third ‘Quadrilateral’ or Quad meeting in Singapore.
  • NITI Aayog has constituted the ‘Himalayan State Regional Council’ to ensure sustainable development of the Himalayan region

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Agriculture Current Affairs Questions & Answers

Question1. India has set up a CoE for floriculture in which district of TN?

  1. Madurai
  2. Krishnagiri
  3. Chennai
  4. Menambakkam

Answer: Option 2

Question2. The Hyderabad based Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) and Indian Institute of Rice Research (IIRR) has developed Improved Samba Masuri (ISM) variety rice with which feature?

  1. Low Glycemic Index (GI)
  2. Bacterial Resistance
  3. High Cholesterol
  4. Both a and c
  5. All the above

Answer: Option 4

Question3. ICRISAT researchers have developed strategies to keep groundnut free of which toxins?

  1. Aflatoxin
  2. Fungi toxin
  3. Bacterial toxin
  4. Both a and b
  5. Both a and c

Answer: Option 4

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Question4. CCEA has approved the continuation of which scheme as RKVY-RAFTAAR?

  1. Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana
  2. Rashtriya Krishi Vishal Yojana
  3. Rashtriya Krishi Vikraal Yojana
  4. Rashtriya Krishi Vishakti Yojana

Answer: Option 1

Question5. For the first time, scientists have developed which fabric from the flax plant?

  1. Cotton
  2. Rayon
  3. Nylon
  4. Linen

Answer: Option 4

Question6. How many Indian dairies have no shelter for animals according to FIAPO?

  1. One-third
  2. Half
  3. One-fifth
  4. None of the above

Answer: Option 4

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Question7. Which sugarcane hybrid clone variety was launched for the sub-tropical climate?

  1. 205
  2. 206
  3. 207
  4. 208

Answer: Option 1

Question8. Name the declaration that was signed for agricultural and rural development, at the end of a forum on international development cooperation in Changsha, China.

  1. Shanghai Declaration
  2. Changsha Declaration
  3. South-South Declaration
  4. South Asian Declaration

Answer: Option 2

Question9. The Punjab government has banned this chemical compound which is consider as a Group 2A cancer-causing material.

  1. Dicamba
  2. Glyphosate
  3. Atrazine
  4. Chlorpyrifos

Answer: Option 2

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Question10. World’s oldest intact shipwreck found in __________.

  1. Red Sea
  2. Black Sea
  3. Arabian Sea
  4. Mediterranean Sea

Answer: Option 2

Question11. With which country India collaborate to strengthen sectors of agriculture, health & environment?

  1. Singapore
  2. Russia
  3. Israel
  4. Germany

Answer: Option 3

Question12. The government has decided to sharply increase the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for which crops?

  1. Rabi Crops
  2. Zaid Crops
  3. Kharif crops
  4. None of the above

Answer: Option 3

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Question13. Which state is leading in the production of litchi?

  1. Bihar
  2. Odisha
  3. Jharkhand
  4. None of the above

Answer: Option 1

Question14. Which mango received the GI tag in May 2017?

  1. Banganpalle mango
  2. Malda mango
  3. Alphonso mango
  4. None of the above

Answer: Option 1

Question15. Where has the Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers welfare launched an ICFMD?

  1. Arugul, Odisha
  2. Bhubaneshwar, Odisha
  3. Cuttack, Odisha
  4. None of the above

Answer: Option 1

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