Food Production Current Affairs, GK & News

National Dialogue on UN Food Systems Summit 2021

The United Nations General Secretary recently called for the first United Nations Food Systems Summit to be held in September 2021. The summit is to strategize actions for positive change in Agri-food systems. About the Summit The Summit will focus on pathways to shape food systems globally to accelerate progress in Sustainable Development Goals. The ..

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GoI releases guidelines for evaluation of nano-based Agricultural input

On July 7, 2020, the Government of India released guidelines to evaluate nano-based agriculture input and food products in the country. The guidelines were released by Ministry of Science and Technology Dr Harsh Vardhan and Union Minister of Agriculture Narendra Singh Tomar. Highlights The guidelines were prepared by Ministry of Science and Technology, FSSAI (Food ..

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World Water Development Report 2020 released

The United Nations predicted the effect of climate change on water availability and food production in the World Water Development Report 2020. About the Report The World Water development report is an annual thematic report released by UN Water and coordinated by the World Water Assessment Program. The 2020 report was released under the title ..

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Effects of an Indo-Pakistan Nuclear War

A recently published study outlined the immense effects that even a limited nuclear war between India and Pakistan would have on the world. Temperature Drop The study hypothesised that a nuclear war between the two South Asian neighbour states would send 5 million tonnes of soot into the stratosphere. This would spread across the world. ..

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Upgraded ‘Doomsday Vault’

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault was upgraded recently after flooding of its entrance tunnel in 2017. The newly water-proofed vault currently houses over a million seeds. Svalbard Global Seed Vault Svaldbard Global Seed Vault was opened in 2008 to act as a failsafe storage for the seeds of the world’s plants. It houses samples of ..

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