Agriculture Current Affairs – January 2023

GoI Introduces New Integrated Food Security Scheme for 2023 The Indian government launched a new Integrated Food Security Scheme on January 1, 2023, to provide free food grains to over 81.35 crore recipients under the National Food Security Act (NFSA). The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution (MoCA, F&PD) state that the scheme will […]

Agriculture Current Affairs – December 2022

ADB & ABIS Signs USD 16 Million Agreement to Support Fish Farming in India The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and ABIS Exports India Private Limited (ABIS) entered into an agreement on sustainability-linked and blue-debt facility, a non-convertible debenture worth USD 16 million (in equivalent Indian rupee). Key points: This is ADB’s first private sector sustainability-linked […]

World Soil Day – History, Theme and Importance

World Soil Day is celebrated every year on 05 December.  It aims to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and advocate for the sustainable management of soil resources. It was recommended by the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) in 2002. In December 2013, The UN General Assembly decided in December 2013 to […]

National Milk Day – 26 November | History, Importance, White Revolution

National Milk Day National Milk Day is observed on 26 November to commemorate the birth anniversary of Dr. Verghese Kurien, the father of India’s White Revolution. The day celebrates the importance of milk in a person’s life.  And to promote the benefits related to the milk & milk industry and to create awareness among people about the importance of milk and milk products. National […]

Agriculture Current Affairs – November 2022

GEAC approves commercial cultivation of GM Mustard India’s biotech regulator, the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) functions under Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change(MoEF&CC) granted environmental clearance for indigenously developed Genetically Modified (GM) mustard for commercial cultivation, making way for India’s 1st transgenic food crop. GEAC recommended the environmental release of mustard hybrid DMH-11 […]

Agriculture Current Affairs – October 2022

Haryana Develops World’s Largest Safari Park in 10,000 Acres The Haryana government will develop the world’s largest jungle safari park, covering 10,000 acres of Haryana Gurugram and Nuh districts in the Aravalli range. This proposed jungle safari park is 5 times more in size than the Sharjah safari park in the United Arab Emirates(UAE), which is […]

Agriculture Current Affairs – September 2022

Nano urea fast-tracked for approval despite incomplete trials Nano urea, a product developed by the Indian Farmers and Fertilizer Cooperative (IFFCO) and heavily advertised by the Central government as a panacea to reduce farmer dependence on packaged urea. Nano urea is a patented and indigenously made liquid that contains nanoparticles of urea, the most crucial […]