Page-3 of Current Affairs - March, 2012

India to record highest ever production of Rice, Wheat and cotton

As per the Union Agriculture Minister, during 2011-12 India to record highest ever production of Rice, Wheat and Cotton. Food grain probable to touch a record level of 250.42 million tonnes. It was a result of the efforts of the farming community supported by government initiatives and participation of stakeholders. He also announced that various ..

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Cherry Plants to be planted in Japan to warn future generations about Tsunami

Cherry trees planted in tsunami-ravaged city of Rikuzentakata, Japan Residents of the tsunami-ravaged coastal city of Rikuzentakata in Iwate Prefecture have launched a project to plant cherry trees marking the points where waves reached on March 11, 2011 to warn future generations about a repeat of the catastrophe. The residents eventually aim to plant about ..

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EGoM decides to allocate 700 MHz spectrum for offering 4G

An Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) settled to assign 700 Mhz spectrum for offering 4G telecom services. This especial band is believed to be very effective and could bring in the government revenues more than it got via auctioning of 3G spectrum in 2011. Spectrum in 700 Mhz band calls for likely half the investment ..

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Smart grid to put India’s power network on par with China

A decision on rolling out a Rs 239 Crore proposal to deploy smart grid devices all over the India’s entire power transmission network is to be taken up. This will be an important step towards rescaling the firmness of the Indian electricity grid. It is proposed to integrate all five regional electricity grids in India ..

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China’s defence budget shoots up to $100 billion

China to increase defence spending by 11.2% in 2012. Thus China will for the first time take its annual military expenditure beyond $100 bn. The objective of this is to modernize its Army against the milieu of a vague regional environment. The planned defence budget is declared as $106.39 billion (670.274 billion Yuan). Thus there ..

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