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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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NSO First revised FY21 GDP estimates

The National Statistical Office recently released the first revised GDP estimates for the fiscal year 2021. According to the estimates, the GDP contracted by 6.6%. Earlier, the GDP had contracted by 7.3%. The contraction is mainly due to COVID pandemic and the lockdown imposed. What do the estimates say? The real GDP for 2020-21 is ..

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India: Promotion of Drone Use in Agriculture

The Government of India is to promote the use of drones in agriculture. For this, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare has amended the SMAM guidelines. SMAM means Sub – Mission on Agricultural Mechanisation. Also, the ministry has issued funding guidelines. About funding guidelines The Government of India will provide grants of ten lakh ..

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District Good Governance Index

The District Good Governance Index was released by the Home Minister Amit Shah. The index was released for the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The index was prepared by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances. About the Index The top five districts in the index were Jammu, Doda, Samba, Pulwama and Srinagar. The ..

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