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

October 2: World Day for Farmed Animals

Published: October 3, 2020

Every year, the World Day for Farmed Animals is celebrated by the International Animal Welfare Organization, Asia for Animals Coalition and World Animal Protection. The day is celebrated to bring in awareness in treating animals as sentient beings and make visible the urgency and importance of farm animal welfare. India joined the other Asian countries ..

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Jammu and Kashmir launches J&K Poultry Policy 2020

Published: June 13, 2020

The Government of Jammu and Kashmir recently launched the Poultry Policy, 2020. The Government has provided operational guidelines under the policy to promote establishment of poultry units. Highlights The Jammu and Kashmir Government has announced Rs 50 crores of subsidy per annum to establish broiler farms and its allied activities. The policy aims to generate ..

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Poultry Culling ordered by Kerala Government to control Bird Flu

Published: March 15, 2020

On March 14, 2020, the Kerala Government ordered poultry culling. Parappanagadi has been identified as the Epicenter of bird flu. The Government of Kerala is to cull poultry within one-kilometer radius. What is poultry culling? Poultry Culling is the process by which unwanted chicks or male embryo are disposed. This is done in industrial egg ..

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India to partially open up Poultry and Diary Markets to imports from US

Published: February 14, 2020

Ahead of President Trump’s visit by the end of February 2020, GoI has announced that it is to partially open the poultry and Diary market to imports from US. Highlights India will now allow imports of US turkey, chicken legs blueberries and cherries. The tarrif on Chicken legs are to be cut from 100% to ..

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Health Ministry bans Colistin in Animal Food Industry

Published: July 22, 2019

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued an order prohibiting the manufacture, sale and distribution of colistin and its formulations for food-producing animals, poultry, aqua farming and animal feed supplements. Why the Ban? The ban has been imposed on the colistin under the provisions of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 due ..

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