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

PFDA prohibits online supply of food from FBOs without hygiene rating

Published: March 2, 2020

The Punjab Food and Drug Administration (PFDA) recently announced that the state has prohibited the online supply of food without hygiene rating from food business operators (FBOs). The state government has also prohibited the online food supply aggregators (OFSAs) from sourcing the food without rating, from FBOs. It was also announced that the prohibition orders ..

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Shrimp farming training for EU importers

Published: December 6, 2019

The Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies conducted a 4 days training program for food sector players from the European Union. The program trained scientists, entrepreneurs and technologists on techniques of farming the Indian Shrimp. The program is seen as an exhibition of the superior quality standards and hygiene standards adopted by the Kerala ..

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Pusa Yashasvi is a new potential variety of Wheat

Published: September 21, 2019

The Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) has released a new potential blockbuster wheat variety  –  Pusa Yashasvi (HD-3226) – for planting in the upcoming rabi crop season. The new variety has high genetic yield potential at 79.6 quintals as compared to other varieties of wheat. It is highly resistant to all rusts and Karnal bunt, ..

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The first-ever World Pulses Day (WPD)

Published: February 11, 2019

The first-ever World Pulses Day (WPD) is observed on 10th February to raise awareness about the multiple benefits of eating pulses. Pulses are a type of leguminous crop that are harvested solely for the dry seed. Dried beans, lentils and peas are the most commonly known and consumed types of pulses. Pulses do not include ..

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12th edition of Aero India 2019

Published: February 2, 2019

The 12th edition of the India’s premier air show – Aero India 2019 will be held at Air Force Station at Yelahanka in Bengaluru from February 20 to 24. The Ministry of Defence has lined up programmes for Start-Ups Day, Women’s Day, Daily Students’ Day, Drone Olympics and photography contests as sideshows to make it ..

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