Page-6 of Current Affairs - October, 2011

First state to announce Special Agricultural Zones is Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand has recently become the first state to set up Special Agricultural Zones (SAZs) to promote integrated farming approach. The objective is to turn the hill state into a leading seed and organic state. The Special Agricultural Zones (SAZs) will be set up on the lines of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) which would extend a ..

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India to get Nerpa by 2011 End

As per a recent statement of Russian Naval Chief Admiral Vladimir Vysotsky, Russia will transfer the Akula-II class Nerpa nuclear attack submarine to India on a 10-year lease by the end of 2011. India had funded the completion of the submarine at Amur Shipyard before the collapse of the Soviet Union. The Nerpa was to ..

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Only Bengal campaign

Only Bengal campaign has been recently launched by Times Of India to catalyse the process of dropping the “West” from the name of the state. They point out – Residents of West Bengal are called Bengalis and not West Bengalis; there language is Bangla not “West Bangla”; Bengal continues to drag along the prefix ‘West’ ..

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Phaseout of MiG-21

The Flying Coffins MiG-21s, which have been in news for frequent crashes, will be phased out by the Indian Air Force by 2017 and replaced by modern fighter aircraft such as Su-30MKI and indigenous LCA. The phase-out will begin from 2015-16 and last of the squadrons of the aircraft will be phased out by 2017 ..

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Should Tea be the National Drink of India?

India is world’s second largest tea producer after China. In 2007-08, India’s estimated tea production was 8 Lakh metric tons. In 2007, in India, there was an area of 578568 hectares under tea cultivation. Out of this 458718 hectares was in North India and 119740 hectares in South India. Around 4.16 Lakh hectares was under ..

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