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

FAO issues Locust alert to India

Published: July 6, 2020

On July 5, 2020, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of United Nations issued locust alert for India. According to the organization, India should remain on “high alert” for the next four weeks. Highlights India is currently under the worst locust attack in 26 years. Rajasthan is the most affected state due to locust attack. ..

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Indian Air Force develops Airborne Locust Control System

Published: July 1, 2020

The Indian Air Force has developed an airborne locust control system that can be integrated with Mi-17 helicopters. Highlights The Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare has signed an agreement with the UK firm to modify Mi-17 helicopters to spray pesticides in order to control locust breeding. The modified aircrafts are to be supplied ..

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Make in India: Locust Control Sprayer

Published: June 24, 2020

The trials of Locust Control ULV sprayer under Make in India initiative were conducted in Ajmer and Bikaner and were successful. The trials were conducted by the Department of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare. Highlights According to the United Nations, India is the first country to control locusts through drones. The GoI has also issued Standard ..

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Efforts to control locust swarms

Published: February 28, 2020

China is planning to send ducks to Pakistan to help deal with the onslaught of locust swarms. The infestation is reported to be the worst in 25 years. How is China planning to control locust infestation in Pakistan? China is planning to send 100,000 ducks to Pakistan to help with the locust infestation. These ducks ..

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