Page-4 of GI tag Current Affairs, GK & News

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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Basmati Rice GI Tagging

The Madras High Court had dismissed the Madhya Pradesh government’s plea for GI tagging of Basmati rice grown in the state. Basmati Rice The Basmati variety is noted for its slender, elongated and aromatic grains. The distinctive flavour and aroma of the rice is due to the presence of a compound called 2AP or 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline. ..

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Banjara People

On occasion of International Women’s Day, Vijaya Pawar was given control of one of the social media accounts of the PM. She was given this honour for her work in promoting Banjara handicrafts. Banjara Tribe The Banjaras are a nomadic tribe noted for their role as supply chains in earlier times. They traded in salt, ..

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Kala Kumbh: Exhibition to promote GI crafts and Heritage of India held in New Delhi

On February 18, 2020, the Ministry of Textiles organized “Kala Kumbh”. It is an exhibition to promote GI (Geographical Indication) crafts and heritage of India. These exhibitions are sponsored by the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts. Highlights The exhibition has been planned in several cities such as Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. The exhibition is ..

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Sale of Darjeeling Tea affected by illegal influx of Nepal Tea

The prices of Darjeeling Tea that recently received GI tag has fell by 20% to 25% due to unchecked flow of Nepal Tea into the country. Highlights Nepal Tea also known as Himalayan Tea is very similar to that of Darjeeling Tea in aroma, flavor and taste. But Nepal Tea is 50% cheaper than that ..

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Darjeeling Green Tea & White Tea receive GI Tag

On November 16, 2019, two tea varieties of Darjeeling were registered under “Geographical Indication of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999”. It includes Green Tea and White Tea of Darjeeling. Darjeeling Tea Darjeeling produces 85 lakh kilograms of tea. Of this Green Tea constitutes 10 lakh kilo grams and White Tea constitutes 1 lakh kilo ..

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