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Exercise : Agriculture - Latest Current Affairs
  • Agriculture - Latest Current Affairs
1.
With which country did Jammu & Kashmir recently elevate its agricultural partnership into a full-fledged strategic agreement?
New Zealand
Australia
Finland
Denmark
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Jammu & Kashmir expanded its Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with New Zealand into a comprehensive strategic agreement on June 12. This partnership aims to enhance the sheep and goat sectors through New Zealand’s expertise in breeding technology, sustainable farm management, and advanced disease control measures. The collaboration includes extensive training programs, genetic innovations, and workshops conducted by New Zealand experts in Jammu & Kashmir, focusing on optimizing value chains and implementing cutting-edge agricultural practices to boost sector efficiency and profitability.

2.
In which country did a court recently revoke biosafety permits for commercial propagation of genetically modified golden rice and Bt eggplant?
India
Brazil
Indonesia
Philippines
Answer: Option
Explanation:
A court in the Philippines recently revoked biosafety permits for commercial propagation of genetically modified golden rice and Bt eggplant. Golden Rice, a genetically engineered variety of rice, contains beta carotene, addressing Vitamin A deficiency. The decision has implications for the adoption of genetically modified crops globally and debates surrounding their safety and regulation.

3.
Which organization collaborated with India's Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare to launch the "Millets: Seeds of Change" exhibition?
Google
Microsoft
Apple
Facebook
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Google Arts & Culture partnered with India's Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare to launch the "Millets: Seeds of Change" exhibition, highlighting the historical and nutritional significance of millets. This collaboration aims to showcase the evolution of millets from ancient staples to modern superfoods, emphasizing their importance in addressing global food security challenges and promoting cultural preservation through digital platforms.

4.
According to the report, which organization highlighted the need for a $260 billion investment to halve agrifood emissions by 2030?
International Monetary Fund
United Nations
Asian Development Bank
World Bank
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The World Bank report emphasizes the requirement of an annual $260 billion investment to halve agrifood emissions by 2030 and achieve Net Zero by 2050. This investment is crucial for addressing environmental challenges in the agri-food sector and working towards sustainability goals.

5.
Which organization is set to begin production of Nano Urea Plus?
Bayer
Monsanto
Syngenta
IFFCO
Answer: Option
Explanation:
IFFCO, the Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited, is preparing to commence production of Nano Urea Plus, a new version of nano urea designed to meet crop nitrogen requirements during critical growth phases. This innovative fertilizer, with 16 per cent nitrogen content, serves as a chlorophyll charger and yield booster, promoting climate-smart farming practices. IFFCO had previously launched the world's first 'Nano Liquid Urea' fertilizer in June 2021, highlighting its commitment to advancing agricultural technologies and sustainability.