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

Dairy Production in Indus Valley Civilization: Key Facts

Published: November 2, 2020

The Indian and Canadian Archaeologists have found that dairy products were produced by Harappans even before 2500 BCE. The year 2020 marks the 100 years of discovery of Indus Valley Civilization. Key Highlights The study was conducted based on molecular chemical analysis. The analysis of residue in pottery found in Kotada Bhaldi, Gujarat showed traces ..

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National Diary Development Board and Ladakh sign MoU

Published: October 7, 2020

The Union Territory of Ladakh and National Dairy Development Board signed a Memorandum of Understanding to conduct survey in the rural livelihood of Ladakh. Highlights The survey will collect data required to create a road map towards promotion and development of dairy sector in Ladakh. The roadmap will act as a guide to enhance the ..

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Food Processing Industries to remain open during extended Lock Down

Published: April 22, 2020

On April 21, 2020, Government of India announced that food processing industries, caregivers of senior citizens and prepaid mobile charging units are to remain open during extended lock down. Highlights The Ministry of Home Affairs recently issued guidelines for the categories to remain open during extended lock down. According to the guidelines, the states were ..

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Committee formed for the implementation of Kisan Rail Scheme

Published: March 12, 2020

The Government of India recently formed a committee in order to make suggestions on Kisan Rail Scheme. The scheme was introduced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman in the Union Budget 2020-21. Highlights The Committee has been formed with representatives from Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Railways. The Committee will explore into the options of ..

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Milk Price Rise in India

Published: December 16, 2019

On December 14, 2019, Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (Amul) and Mother Dairy (owned by National Diary Development Board) increased MRP (Maximum Retail Prices) of their pouched milk by Rs 2 per litre. Why the price rise? The two main reasons behind the price hike is partly structural and partly weather related. The months between ..

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