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Exercise :: Agriculture - Latest Current Affairs

  • Agriculture - Latest Current Affairs

Name the declaration that was signed for agricultural and rural development, at the end of a forum on international development cooperation in Changsha, China.

A. Shanghai Declaration
B. Changsha Declaration
C. South-South Declaration
D. South Asian Declaration

Answer: Option B


Over 20 countries committed to the Changsha Declaration at the end of a forum on international development cooperation in Changsha, China. 26 countries and 11 international organisations including Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), World Food Programme (WFP), and the World Health Organisation (WHO) signed the Changsha Declaration. The Changsha Declaration focuses on agricultural and rural development. It aims to eliminate poverty and hunger. It aims to enhance the efforts towards South-South Cooperation, an initiative for eliminating hunger and malnutrition through mutual sharing and exchange of good practices, resources, and know-how between countries of the global south.


The Punjab government has banned this chemical compound which is consider as a Group 2A cancer-causing material.

A. Dicamba
B. Glyphosate
C. Atrazine
D. Chlorpyrifos

Answer: Option B


The Punjab government has banned the sale of glyphosate. Glyphosate is a herbicide which is extensively used in the State to control a wide variety of weeds in almost all the crops. The chemical has been observed to be a Group 2A cancer-causing material. This chemical is also known for causing other health problems and has the potential to damage human DNA.


World's oldest intact shipwreck found in __________.

A. Red Sea
B. Black Sea
C. Arabian Sea
D. Mediterranean Sea

Answer: Option B


An ancient Greek trading ship dating back more than 2,400 years found virtually intact at the bottom of the Black Sea. The vessel is one of more than 60 shipwrecks including Roman ships and a 17th-century Cossack raiding fleet identified by the Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project. The ship, which is lying on its side with its mast and rudders intact, was dated back to 400 BC -- a time when the Black Sea was a trading hub filled with Greek colonies.


With which country India collaborate to strengthen sectors of agriculture, health & environment?

A. Singapore
B. Russia
C. Israel
D. Germany

Answer: Option C


Six Israeli startups working on healthcare, agriculture and water management sectors have been selected under the "Israel-India Bridge to Innovation" program to interact with various Indian businesses. The 6 startups that have been selected include: Amaizz, Biofeed, Zebra Medical, MobileODT, etc. The innovation week was started by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu along with Israel Innovation Authority (IIA) and Invest India in 2017. India-Israel Innovation Bridge was developed to help Israeli companies use their technologies, develop, adapt and commercialize their innovation in India.


The government has decided to sharply increase the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for which crops?

A. Rabi Crops
B. Zaid Crops
C. Kharif crops
D. None of the above.

Answer: Option C


The government has decided to sharply increase the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Kharif crops, as it responds to concerns about distress in the country's farm economy despite two years of strong monsoons. The MSP for common variety paddy, the most important Kharif crop, will be raised by Rs 200 over last year's Rs 1,550 per quintal. That works out a 13%t increase for the financial year ended March 2019 compared to a 5.4% increase in FY18.