Indian Council of Agricultural Research Current Affairs, GK & News

Antyodaya Diwas celebrated

On September 25, 2020, the Ministry of Rural Development celebrated foundation day of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana celebrated as “Antyodaya Diwas”. The Day was celebrated under the theme “Kaushal Se Kal Badlenge”. So far, the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana has trained 10.51 lakh rural youth. Among these, 6.65 are placed with ..

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Kritagya Hackathon: Launched by ICAR to promote Farm Mechanization

On September 23, 2020, “Kritagya” Hackathon was launched by Indian Council of Agricultural Research under National Agricultural Higher Education Project. The project will promote Farm Mechanisation. Highlights Students from any university, college can participate in the project. The first prize winner will receive Rs 5 lakhs, second prize and third prize winners will receive Rs ..

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Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela-2020 held in New Delhi

Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela-2020 is being organised in New Delhi by ICAR-IARI (Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Indian Agricultural Research Institute) from March 1 to 3. The event is being conducted at the ICAR-IARI Mela Grounds, New Delhi. Bharat Bhushan, a 42-year-old farmer from Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district, has been selected for the ‘Innovative Farmer ..

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‘International Conference on Banana’ held in Tamil Nadu

A four-day ‘International Conference on Banana’ was recently organised by the National Research Centre for Banana (NRCB), an institution under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), in association with Bioversity International, during 22-25 February, 2020. The Conference is organised at Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu on the theme of ‘Innovations in sustainable production and value chain ..

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Global Potato Conclave 2020 Begins at Gandhinagar

The third Global Potato Conclave commenced at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar, Gujarat on Tuesday, 28th January 2020 and will conclude on Friday, 31st January 2020. The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi addressed the conclave through video-conferencing on Tuesday and informed that the central government has transferred a record Rs 12,000 crore directly into the ..

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