Indian monsoon Current Affairs, GK & News

Indian monsoon

Indian monsoon provides majority of the annual rainfall to India. Its evolution has been little understood. Recently, researchers have analysed sediment from the Bay of Bengal and found that the present Indian monsoon system is as old as 27 million years. Change in sediments is directly linked to the change in monsoon and presence of ..

Kharif Food Grain Production to touch 150.50 mn tonne in 2021

According to Agriculture Ministry, India’s food grain production is expected to touch a record of 150.50 million tonne in the Kharif season of 2021 with a better rice output. Highlights In the Kharif season of 2020-21 crop year, food grain output consisting of rice, pulses & coarse cereals were at 149.56 million tonnes. Record production ..

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India-USA: agreement on Monsoon Data Analysis

India and USA signed an agreement on Monsoon Data Analysis and cooperation in order to improve weather forecasts. Highlights MoU was signed by Ambassador of India to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu and Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Acting Administrator of NOAA, Dr Neil A Jacobs. The agreement seeks to improve weather forecasting in Indian ..

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New Soybean Variety: MACS 1407

The Indian scientists recently developed a new Soy Bean variety called the “MACS 1407”. The new variety was developed by the Agharkar Research Institute of Pune along with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research. About MACS 1407 It is a high yielding variety that gives 39 quintals per hectare. The new variety takes 104 days ..

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IMD: Monsoon to be normal in India in 2021

The Indian Meteorological Department recently announced that the southwest monsoon is expected to be normal at 98% of the Long Period Average. This is mainly because the La Nina or El Nino weather conditions that affect monsoon rains in India are likely to be absent. Also, Indian Ocean Dipole that has direct bearing on Indian ..

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NABARD releases Rs 20,500 crores of funds for Kharif and pre-monsoon operations

On May 18, 2020, the National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) released Rs 20,500 crores. The funds will act as front-loading resources to the cooperative banks and the Regional Rural Development Banks (RRBs). Highlights The funds have been released to help farmers in Kharif operations and also in their pre monsoon preparations. Of ..

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