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Exercise :: Agriculture - Latest Current Affairs

  • Agriculture - Latest Current Affairs

Which rice got the geographical indication (GI) status recently?

A. Aromatic rice
B. Japonica Rice
C. Thai Fragrant Rice
D. Gobindobhog rice

Answer: Option D


Gobindobhog rice, a speciality from Burdwan district of West Bengal, has got the geographical indication (GI) status. The state government had applied for GI status for Gobindobhog rice on August 24, 2015. This variety of rice is primarily cultivated in east Burdwan district - in the southern basin of the Damodar river in the Raina 1, Raina 2 and Khandaghosh blocks. Gobindobhog was cultivated in an area of 35 hectares last year. Of this, 20 hectares were spread over f Raina 1 and Raina 2 blocks.


Which type of crops are to be examined by the Union Government?

A. Horticulture
B. Plant propagation
C. Vertical Farming
D. Genetically ModifiedA

Answer: Option D


The Parliamentary Standing Committee has recommended that no Genetically Modified (GM) crop should be introduced unless the biosafety and socio economic desirability is evaluated in a transparent process. The recommendation was made by the department-related parliamentary standing committee on science and technology and environment and forest. The Committee also recommended that the Environment Ministry (MoEFCC) should examine the impact of GM crops regularly.


Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Ministry will celebrate Sankalp to Siddhi - New India Manthan from __________.

A. Aug 15th to 20th
B. Aug 19th to 30th
C. Aug 20th to 30th
D. Aug 22nd to 29th

Answer: Option B


Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Ministry will celebrate Sankalp to Siddhi - New India Manthan in all the districts of the country from 19th to 30th of this month. Shri Radha Mohan Singh informed that New India Manthan program to be organized in all Districts of the Country.


Which online facility has been launched by the Union Government to provide direct solution to problem of agriculture sector?

A. e-Krishi Samasya
B. e-Krishi Samvad
C. e-Krishi Samveda
D. e-Krishi Solution

Answer: Option B


Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, launched e-Krishi Samvad at Krishi Bhawan. It is internet-based interface and is a unique platform that will provide direct and effective solutions to the problems faced by farmers and stakeholders in the agriculture sector.


India is set to produce _______ MT of foodgrains in 2017-2018 crop year, according to Agriculture Ministry.

A. 273
B. 263
C. 233
D. 253

Answer: Option A


India aims to produce 273 MT of foodgrains in the crop year 2017-2018 commencing July and maintaining 4 percent farm growth in anticipation of a good monsoon. It may be noted that 50 percent of the foodgrain output comes from both kharif (summer) and rabi (winter) seasons.