Geographical Indications Current Affairs, GK & News

Exports of GI certified Bhalia wheat from Gujarat begins

First shipment of Geographical Indication (GI) certified Bhalia variety of wheat was exported to Kenya and Sri Lanka from Gujarat, giving a boost to wheat exports. About Bhalia Variety of Wheat GI certified wheat has high protein content and has sweet taste. It is grown mostly across Bhal region of Gujarat. It is also grown ..

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GoI permits up to 74% FDI under automatic route in Defence Sector

On September 17, 2020, the Government of India permitted Foreign Direct Investment of 74 percentage under automatic route in defence sector. This is being done to attract more overseas investors in the defence industry. Highlights Till date, the Government of India has permitted 100% foreign investments in the defence sector. Of this 49% were allowed under ..

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Kashmir Saffron receives GI Tag

The Saffron cultivated in the Kashmir valley has received Geographical Indication Tag. It is to be noted that three other products such as Gorakhpur Teracotta, Kovilpatti Kadalai Mittai and Black rice of Manipur also received GI tag recently. About Kashmir Saffron The Saffron cultivated in Kashmir is long, thick and has natural deep red colour. ..

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GI Tag to Manipur Black Rice, Gorakhpur Terracotta and Kovilpatti Kadalai Mittai

On April 30, 2020, Black rice of Manipur, also called the Chak-Hao, Gorakhpur Terracotta and Kadalai Mittai of Kovilpatti bagged Geographical Indication tag. Highlights The application to receive Geographical Status for Chak Hao was initiated by North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation Limited (NERAMAC). Black rice This rice variety has a deep black colour and ..

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State-Level Orange Festival begins in Manipur

The Chief Minister of Manipur, N.Biren Singh inaugurated a three-day State-level Orange Festival in Manipur on Monday, 16th December 2019. The festival is conducted at the district headquarters of Tamenglong, Tamenglong district is the largest producer of the fruit orange in Manipur. The state-level festival is organized annually by the state government of Manipur under ..

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