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Centre to declare 2018 as ‘national year of millets’ 20.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Nutrient-rich millets have got a boost with the Union government deciding to declare 2018 as the ‘national year of millets’. This decision has been taken following a request by Karnataka, which is th...
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Include millets in daily diet to help farmers: Karnataka CM 20.1.2018 General News
With an view to supporting the farmers cultivating millets in dry areas of the country, and also for their nutritional value, millets must be included as part of our daily diet, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said on Friday.
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Vice President outlines 12 initiatives to make agriculture viable and remunerative 19.1.2018 Govt of india: PIB

The Vice President of India, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu has said that despite agriculture being the main occupation of most Indians, farmers are finding the profession unattractive because of low and stagnated income and productivity. He said t

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Vice President outlines 12 initiatives to make agriculture viable and remunerative Delivers the 14th Dr V.K.R.V. Rao Memorial Lecture in Institute for Social and Economic Change 19.1.2018 General News
Vice President outlines 12 initiatives to make agriculture viable and remunerative
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Centre has approved 2018 as Year Of Millets: Sadananda Gowda 19.1.2018 General News
The Centre has approved 2018 as the 'Year of Millets' to boost the sunrise agri industry and production of the cereal, Union Minister Sadananda Gowda today said. "The central government has approved 2018 as year of millets to encourage its production and boost this sunrise agri industry. We did it on Karnataka Agriculture Minister Krishne Byre Gowda's request," he said addressing organics and millets 2018 international trade fair here. Speaking on the occasion, Krishne Byre Gowda said the government hopes to bring about a change in dietary habits and promote a more sustainable future. Among many companies, brands such as MTR Foods, Mother India Agro Foods, Nature-Bio Foods, Big Basket and TAFE have set up their stalls at the event. Britannia Industries Limited Managing Director Varun Berry said the company currently produces roughly 110 tonnes of biscuits in India. "We expect to expand the health biscuit category by introducing millet lines and other grain-based lines," .
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IT min expresses concern on espionage from imported equipment 19.1.2018 General News
Expressing concern over spying via devices imported from "not-so-friendly country", Minister of State for IT Alphons Kannanthanam today called for a re- look at the government's procurement process which favours the lowest bidders. "I am a little scared about lot of equipments being imported into India from not-so-friendly country. I hope you understand what I mean. I don't have to name them," Kannanthanam said while speaking at Cyber Surakshit Bharat CISO Conclave. He said equipment from the unfriendly nation can be switched off with a press of a button or voice command and there is a need to cleverly deal with it. "We buy the cheapest equipment which comes from somewhere. Do we need to really relook at our L1 (lowest bidder) procedures, where we buy from the lowest quoted guys, whose objective possibly is to spy on you and our country? I think we need to relook at it at this point of time, " Kannanthanam said. Spying these days, he said, has become easier with ...
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Towards solar-powered agriculture 19.1.2018 Hindu: Op-Ed
India must exploit the potential of this technology to help farmers meet irrigation needs
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Organic and millets mela from today 18.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
Billed as the largest congregation of India's organic community
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Celebrities who are supporting the initiative 18.1.2018 Hindu: News
With the Organics & Millets 2018- International Trade Fair at Bengaluru Palace to get under way from January 19 to 21, several prominent personalities, including cine stars Puneet Rajkumar and fr...
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Millet, the new sunrise sector 18.1.2018 Hindu: News
It’s not just IT & BT that have emerged as sunrise sectors for Bengaluru and Karnataka. The humble millet is now turning out to be a profitable sector for entrepreneurs in Bengaluru, and they are...
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International coffee fest opens in Bengaluru 17.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The seventh edition of the International Coffee Festival began here on Wednesday after a four-year gap.
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Kannada organisations support bandh on Jan 25 17.1.2018 deccanherald.com

Kannada organisations on Wednesday extended their support to the Karnataka bandh called on January 25, demanding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi intervene to find a solution to the Mahadayi issue.

Speaking to reporters, Vatal Nagaraj of Kannada Okkuta said all Kannada organisations, the Kannada filmdom, hotel owners and educational institutions should support the bundh. Goa Irrigation Minister Vinod Palyekar should apologise for his derogatory comments against Kannadigas, he added.

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Centre did not take action on Cauvery plea: TN CM Palaniswami 17.1.2018 General News
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami today hit out at the Centre for not acting on its plea seeking Cauvery water release from Karnataka, and said that steps would be taken "in a day or two" to release the available water to delta farmers to save their standing crops. Palaniswami said while the Supreme Court has said its judgment on Cauvery issue will be given soon, there was no adequate water to be provided to delta farmers. In view of insufficient seasonal rainfall, water required could not be given to the farmers, he told reporters after taking part in the 101st birth anniversary celebrations of AIADMK founder and former Chief Minister M G Ramachandran. "Still, in view of non-availability of adequate water, we sent a letter to the Centre, (but) they did not take any action," he said in response to a question on delta farmers vis-a-vis the Cauvery judgement. Palaniswami said letters were later sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Karnataka Chief Minister ...
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Centre did not take action on Cauvery plea: TN CM Palaniswami 17.1.2018 deccanherald.com
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami today hit out at the Centre for not acting on its plea seeking Cauvery water release from Karnataka, and said that steps would be taken "in a day or two" to release the available water to delta farmers to save their standing crops. Palaniswami said while the Supreme Court has said its judgment on Cauvery issue will be given soon, there was no adequate water to be provided to delta farmers. In view of insufficient seasonal rainfall, water required could not be given to the farmers, he told reporters after taking part in the 101st birth anniversary celebrations of AIADMK founder and former Chief Minister M G Ramachandran. "Still, in view of non-availability of adequate water, we sent a letter to the Centre, (but) they did not take any action," he said in response to a question on delta farmers vis-a-vis the Cauvery judgement. Palaniswami said letters were later sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah seeking water. Additionally, ...
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What Bengaluru needs to learn from our really “Swachh” cities 17.1.2018 Citizen Matters
Despite 65% segregation at source on paper and lofty plans, Bengaluru continues to wallow in the garbage it generates. What exactly could it learn from cities that are managing their waste better? ...
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International millet festival on Friday 16.1.2018 deccanherald.com
Karnataka is gearing up for an international millet festival on Friday. It will host the countrys top chefs who spoke about the benefits of millets. The Agriculture department is hosting the organics and millets international fair. Among some of the most popular chefs in the city who talked about using organic food and millet for consumption were executive Chef, Ramasamy Selvaraju of Taj Vivanta, master chef Shazia Khan, executive chef of Radisson Blue, Kashi Vishwanath and others. "While most restaurateurs focus on using millets for traditional foods like dosa, idli, and bisi-bele bath, it is important for us to recreate cuisines from all over the world with millets. We have come up with millet-based recipes for pastas, stews, pizzas, cakes, pastries, and even ice creams." said Chef Selvaraj. Minister of agriculture, Krishna Byre Gowda said in an earlier event which marked the precursor of the international fair that the millet festival gives an opportunity for the farmers to exhibit and promote their ...
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Vinay not serious about water crisis: Shettar 16.1.2018 Deccan Herald - News
Blaming the State Government for not yet approving the proposal to improve bulk water supply from Malaprabha reservoir to the twin cities, and for not releasing the pending pension grants to the Hubballi-Dharwad Municipal Corporation (HDMC), Leader of Opposition in Legislative Assembly Jagadish Shettar said, "this government is dead, and a Tughalak Durbar is going on in the State". Speaking to media persons after holding a meeting with the officials of different departments here on Tuesday, regarding the water supply problems, he noted that the twin cities are totally depending on Malaprabha reservoir after Neersagar tank went dry, and drinking water crisis is being experienced, due to delay in water supply. The State Government just has to give approval for Rs 24 crore proposal to increase the bulk water supply from Malaprabha reservoir, as the funds available with Karnataka Urban Water Supply & Drainage Board (KUWDB) and HDMC can be utilised for it. We have informed this to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah ...
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BJP leaders rain promises on Bengaluru Rural district 16.1.2018 deccanherald.com
BJP leaders trained their guns at the ruling Congress for neglecting the development of Bengaluru Rural district despite its proximity to Bengaluru city, as the partys Nava Karnataka Nirmana Parivarthan Yatra traversed through the district on Tuesday. Farmers faced injustice The leaders, in their speeches, touched upon issues like "injustice" being meted out to farmers who lost their prime land for various projects and the governments failure to ensure supply of water for drinking and irrigation needs in the parched taluks. In Devanahalli and Doddaballapur, BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa promised that he would provide a clean and transparent administration if voted to power. He said the yatra had received overwhelming response in the 192 Assembly segments it has so far traversed since its launch on November 2 last year. "The response has given me confidence to say that we will win more than the mission 150 seats set by Prime Minister Narendra ...
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Budget 2018: Disincentivise cigarette smuggling through tax policy 16.1.2018 Business Standard: News Now
FAIFA said seizure of smuggled cigarettes has doubled in the last two years indicating the increase in smuggling
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Israeli firms eye Gujarat, Maharashtra for biz tie-up 16.1.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Israeli firms eye Gujarat, Maharashtra for biz tie-up
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