Cotton: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

October 7: World Cotton Day

Published: October 8, 2020

On October 7, 2020, the second World Cotton Day was celebrated. The initiative was first hosted by Cotton-4, World Trade Organization, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and International Trade Centre. The event is led by WTO on the request of C4 countries World Trade Organization Cotton is ..

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Online sale of Khadi face masks by KVIC

Published: July 8, 2020

The Khadi and Village Industries Commission has begun to sell khadi face masks online on its website “kviconline.gov.in”. Highlights The KVIC is selling cotton masks at Rs 30 per piece and silk masks at Rs 100 per piece. KVIC has fixed the minimum order for online purchase of masks as Rs 500. KVIC is to ..

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Kharif Crops Sowing Area Increases Significantly as Compared to Last Year

Published: June 20, 2020

Kharif Crops are grown in hot and humid rain fed areas. During the first 18 days of the month of June, the country has received surplus rainfall of about 26mm. As compared to last year, rainfall was 82.4 mm in between 1st to 18th June, while this year, the country has registered 108.3mm of rainfall ..

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Khadi Masks gain Global recognition and demand

Published: May 22, 2020

The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) explore the possible option of exporting silk and cotton face masks to foreign countries. This is being done to promote “Vocal for Local”, that was initiated under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. Highlights So far, the KVIC has received 8 lakh orders of masks and has supplied 6 lakhs ..

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GoI: Rebate of State and Central Taxes Scheme in the form of Scrips

Published: May 2, 2020

On May 1, 2020, the Government of India announced that the Rebate of State and Central Scheme arrears are to be provided in the form of scrips. It is to be provided by the Department of Revenue Communication. Highlights The ROSL scheme was discontinued in March 2019. The scheme was replaced with Rebate of State ..

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