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Karnataka Land Reforms (Amendment) Bill, 2020

The Karnataka State Legislative Council recently passed the Land Reforms (Amendment) Bill 2020. The 2020 amendment bill seeks to amend the Karnataka Land reforms Act of 1961. The 1961 Act brought in restrictions on ownership of agricultural lands in the state. The amendment removes 3 sections of the Act to allow ownership of farmlands by ..

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October 16: World Food Day

The World Food Day is celebrated by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization on October 16 every year. It is concerned with hunger, food security. The celebrations include International Fund for Agricultural Development and World Food Programme. The World Food Day also marks the 75th anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organization. At first, ..

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Nobel Peace Prize, 2020

The Nobel Prize for Peace, 2020 has been awarded to the World Food Programme. The WFP has been honoured with the prize for its role towards contributing better conditions for peace in conflict affected areas. It has been a driving force in preventing hunger in war zones. World Food Programme The United Nations World Food ..

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Free Food Grains under Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana extended till November

On July 8, 2020, the Union Cabinet chaired by PM Modi approved to extend the free food grains scheme under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana till November, 2020. Highlights The Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana was introduced by PM Modi on June 30, 2020. GoI has chosen to extend till the month of ..

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Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan identifies 8 crores of migrants as intended target

The Government of India has no data on actual migrants spread all over the country. Therefore, the Department of Food and Public Distribution (DoFPD) has taken up a liberal figure of 8 crores of migrant workers. This has been fixed assuming that the migrant population will be 10% of total 80 crore of NFSA (National ..

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