Animal husbandry Current Affairs, GK & News

Rashtriya Kamadhenu Aayog begins “Kamadhenu Deepawali Abhiyan”

On October 12, 2020, the Rashtriya Kamadhenu Aayog (RKA) began the nation wide campaign called “Kamadhenu Deepawali Abhiyan”. Key Highlights The campaign aims to promote extensive use of cow dung during the Diwali season. The RKA will promote cow dung based Diyas, dhoop, Agarbatti, swastika, wall-pieces, idols of goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha. The aim ..

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Chhattisgarh launches Godhan Nyay Yojana

The Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel recently launched “Godhan Nyay Yojana”. The scheme is to make animal husbandry commercially profitable. Highlights The Godhan Nyay Yojana is the first of its kind that will procure cow dung from cattle owners. The scheme will also prevent open grazing of cattle and will solve the problem of stray ..

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Cabinet approves to set up Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund

On June 24, 2020, the union cabinet chaired by PM Modi approved stimulus package of Rs 15,000 crore to set up Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund. Highlights The Government of India had earlier approved the Dairy Infrastructure Development Fund of Rs 10,000 crores to incentivize cooperative sector that will in turn add value to infrastructure ..

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Animal Protection Index: India ranks second

On March 12, 2020, Global Animal Protection Index 2020 was released by World Animal Protection, an international animal welfare charity. India was ranked second in the index. Highlights The Animal Protection Index ranks countries from A to G. India was ranked along with Spain, Mexico, France and New Zealand. In other words, these countries were ..

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India develops new Vaccine to control Swine Fever

The ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research)’s Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) has developed cell culture Classical Swine Fever vaccine. Significance The vaccine will help to save several rabbits. This is because the current vaccine called the Lapinised CSF (Classical Swine Fever) being used is produced by sacrificing large number of rabbits. The new vaccine ..

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