Fishing Current Affairs, GK & News

World Tuna Day 2022

On the 2nd of May, World Tuna Day is observed. This day is celebrated to raise awareness about the Tuna fish. This fish is very important for both planet Earth and humans. What does this day promote? This day looks to promote the importance of the habit of fishing practices that is sustainable. This day ..

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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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Rural Infrastructure Development Fund

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) recently announced that it provided Rs 1,236 crores to Assam in 2020-21 from its Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF). What is RIDF? It was created in 1995-96 with an initial corpus of Rs 2,000 crores. In 2020-21, Rs 29,848 crores was allocated to RIDF. With this ..

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Approved Standardised Deep-Sea Fishing Vessels Design and Specifications

The government of India has set up a Nodal Authority in order to frame the Approved Standardised Deep-Sea Fishing Vessels Design and Specifications (ASDDS).  It would help the fisheries departments of states to implement the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY). About ASDDS ASDDS will provide a framework of minimum basic design parameters. The vessels ..

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State of Mediterranean and Black Sea Fisheries, 2020

The Food and Agriculture Organization recently released the “State of Mediterranean and Black Sea Fisheries”, 2018. According to the report, the number of stocks subject to overfishing has decreased for the first time in decades in Mediterranean and Black sea marine Eco systems. The General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) operating under Food and ..

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