Agriculture Current Affairs, GK & News

Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture

India opposed the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture that sought to minimize greenhouse gas emissions from the agriculture sector. What is Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture? The Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture (KJWA) is a special decision under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that aims to recognize the unique potential of ..

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Restriction of Glyphosate

The Indian Government officially restricted the use of popular herbicide glyphosate. What is glyphosate? Glyphosate is an herbicide that is applied on the leaves to kill both broadleaf plants and grasses. It is a non-selective herbicide that can kill almost all plants by stopping them from producing specific proteins required for their growth. Sodium salt ..

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First Advance Estimates of production of major kharif crops

The Central government has released the first-ever advance estimates of production of major Kharif crops. Key facts The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has released the advance estimates of production of major Kharif crops for 2022-23. The recently released estimates predict the production of 149.92 million tonnes of food grains in the country. This ..

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Naga Mircha Festival

The inaugural edition of the Naga Mircha festival was organized in Seiyhama village of Kohima district in Nagaland. Key facts The first-ever Naga Mircha (King Chilli) Festival 2022 was organized in the village hall of Seiyhama village in Kohima district. The event was sponsored by the Nagaland Horticulture Department. Last year, the Seiyhama village reported ..

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2022 World Food Prize

The World Food Prize is an award that is given with the aim of recognizing the achievements of individuals from across the world who have helped in advancing the development of humans by improving the quantity, quality, or availability of food across the world. Who was awarded the 2022 World Food Prize? Cynthia Rosenzweig, NASA’s ..

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3rd Anniversary of PM-KISAN

PM-KISAN is a scheme of the central government that was introduced in 2019. This scheme was launched to help farmers holding land with their financial needs. This year is the PM-KISAN scheme’s third anniversary. Overview: Through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT), Rs 6000/- is deposited into the bank accounts of farmers across the country in three ..

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