Current Affairs - Agriculture

Exercise : Agriculture - Latest Current Affairs
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46.
In which Indian state is the government planning to establish a mango board in the Konkan region to support large-scale Hapus cultivation?
Maharashtra
Gujarat
Karnataka
Tamil Nadu
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Maharashtra state government is planning to establish a mango board in the Konkan region to support large-scale Hapus cultivation. The board will provide support in areas such as insurance, production enhancement, pest control, and research. Mango farmers have been demanding the establishment of a board for almost a decade.

47.
What is the minimum export price of basmati rice imposed by the Indian government?
$200
$250
$300
$350
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Indian government has imposed a minimum export price of $300 per tonne for basmati rice. This is a significant increase from the previous price of $200 per tonne. The government has said that the move is necessary to protect the interests of domestic consumers and to ensure that the prices of basmati rice remain stable. The government has also said that the move is necessary to prevent hoarding and speculation in the basmati rice market.

48.
Where is Chokuwa rice grown?
Assam
Arunachal Pradesh
Meghalaya
Nagaland
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Chokuwa rice is grown in the Brahmaputra River region of Assam. It is a semi-glutinous rice variety that has been cultivated in the region for centuries. The rice is known for its unique texture and flavor, and it is often used in traditional Assamese dishes. In 2023, Chokuwa rice was awarded a Geographical Indication (GI) tag. This certification guarantees that the rice meets certain quality standards and that it has been produced in a traditional way. The GI tag is a recognition of the rice's unique qualities and its important role in Assamese culture.

49.
What is the name of the new type of Urea launched by PM Modi during his visit to Rajasthan?
Sulphur Urea
Neem Urea
Urea Gold
Nitrogen Urea
Answer: Option
Explanation:
PM Modi launched a new type of Urea called "Urea Gold," which is coated with sulphur to improve soil quality and reduce farmers' expenses. Urea Gold is considered an innovative fertilizer that enhances nitrogen use efficiency, reduces consumption, and enhances crop quality.

50.
In which state did Dr Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurate IFFCO Nano Urea Liquid Plants at Aonla and Phulpur?
Madhya Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Dr Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurated IFFCO Nano Urea Liquid Plants at Aonla and Phulpur in Uttar Pradesh.