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Exercise :: Agriculture - Latest Current Affairs

  • Agriculture - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

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

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

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

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.

2. 

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

Explanation:

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.

3. 

Which state bags 'Water Digest Award' for best water conservation and irrigation facility?

A. Haryana
B. Rajasthan
C. Jharkhand
D. Chhattisgarh

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Chhattisgarh bagged the National 'Water Digest Award' for Water Conservation-Diversion and for increasing the irrigation capacity in the State. This is the first time that Chhattisgarh Water Resources Department had been given national Award during the past 17 years. The Union Minister of State for Water Resources Arjun Ram Megwal presented the award to Chhattisgarh Water Resources Department Secretary Sonmani Bora. The Award is presented every year by the globally renowned magazine 'Water Digest'-which focuses mainly on water resources. Chhattisgarh State bagged the award for increasing the irrigation capacity, community participation, water management -water diversion, water conservation, efforts towards inter-linking of rivers, better techniques utilized in irrigation facilities.

4. 

This state has issued notification to attach Super Straw Management System while using the combine harvester machines for harvesting the paddy (rice) crop.

A. Tamilnadu
B. Gujarat
C. Kerala
D. Punjab

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Punjab State Government has issued notification to attach Super Straw Management System while using the combine harvester machines for harvesting the paddy (rice) crop. Super straw management system, attached to self propelled combine harvesters, cuts the paddy straw into small pieces and spreads the same. By following this method of harvesting, farmers are not required to burn the paddy straw, before sowing the next crop. Burning the paddy straw, before sowing the next crop (referred to as stubble burning), has been identified as a major cause of air pollution in North India during winter months. In context of this news, it is important to note that local harvesters are not keen on using super straw management system as it is priced at around Rs 1.20 lakh and attaching it to the combine harvester increases fuel consumption.

5. 

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

Explanation:

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.