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Punjab for tie-up with Israel on agriculture, dairying 16.10.2018 Sify Finance
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said his government is keen to make use of Israel's technological advancements in various fiels, including agriculture and internal security.
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Govt working towards goal of zero hunger: Agriculture Minister 16.10.2018 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Radha Mohan Singh on Tuesday said that the government was working towards the goal of Zero Hunger in a phased manner. Inaugurating a Conclave here on Agri Start-ups and Entrepreneurship on the occasion of World Food Day, he said the efforts of farmers and the techniques developed […]
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Current Affairs wrap for the day: October 16th 2018 16.10.2018 Scroll.in
Get all the big national and international news and stay up to date with Current Affairs and General Knowledge to prepare for competitive exams.
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Modest Growth in non-farm income 16.10.2018 Financial Chronicle
The second part of JM Financial’s Rural Safari series shows how non farm income, even though slow in acceleration, helped to partially offset the decline in farm income over the past two years. It draws attention to the political aspect of farm loan waivers, saying demand for them is likely to rise as general elections approach. The survey, however, notes that such relief provided by the government to meet financial needs also helps boost rural consumption Rural income is increasingly diversifying away from agriculture to non-farm income, which currently accounts for  40 per cent of total agri-household income. Major sources of non-farm income are dairy and poultry, wage-based occupation, sand mining, tractor rental income and small businesses. An increase in infrastructure activity creates jobs and aids rural income. As the agri-economy improves, it is likely to create additional demand in the non-farm sector, including processing, transportation and packaging through backward and forward production ...
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WPI up 5.13% in September as fuel prices continue to rise 15.10.2018 Sify Finance
The Wholesale Prices Index (WPI) in India grew 5.13 percent in September, driven by a rise in prices of fuel, noted the Commerce and Industry Ministry data.
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Emergency plan to combat air pollution rolled out in Delhi-NCR 15.10.2018 Rediff: News
Under the emergency plan, stringent actions are implemented based on the air quality of the city.
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The story of how India fell in love with Chinese food 15.10.2018 Scroll.in
With its rice and gravy-based dishes, Chinese food was the ideal combination of foreign and familiar for Indians.
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Pollution control board to implement emergency plan as air quality worsens in Delhi 15.10.2018 Zee News : States
According to the AQI data, the air quality has been worsening in the national capital.
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Sikkim to get ‘100 pc organic State’ UN award in Rome 15.10.2018 The Assam Tribune
Sikkim to get ‘100 pc organic State’ UN award in Rome
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How price impact affects the farming community 15.10.2018 Financial Chronicle
Steady production growth and increased availability of horticulture putting pressure on prices: Horticulture production has continued to outpace growth in foodgrain production for the last five years and in FY18, the total horticulture output was estimated at 308 million tonnes, 8 per cent higher than foodgrain production. However, in terms of storage infrastructure, horticulture faces massive shortage and currently only 10 per cent of the total production of fruits and vegetables can be stored in cold storages. In the interim, price challenges and volatility continue to remain high for horticulture crops, particularly for perishables. After a weak FY15 (-0.5 per cent YoY), vegetable production has continued to increase over the last three years and channel checks indicate that wastages (estimated to be 30-35 per cent of total production) have continued to decrease as there is increased awareness and use of better farming practices and post-harvest handling on average, leading to increased availability ...
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Why Punjab, Haryana farmers defying ban on stubble burning 14.10.2018 Rediff: News
With paddy growers being blamed for causing air pollution, farm experts and farmers' outfits said they are compelled to burn stubble as they do not have any other feasible and cheap option.
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Delhi's air quality deteriorates, emergency plan to kick in from Monday 14.10.2018 Rediff: News
The air quality in Delhi remained poor Sunday with drop in wind speed even as authorities predicted further fall in air quality index of the national capital in the coming days.
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India International Silk Fair -2018 begins in New Delhi on 16th October 14.10.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister of Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani, will  inaugurate the 6th edition of India International Silk Fair (IISF) in New Delhi on October 16, 2018. Minister of State for Textiles, Ajay Tamta will also be present on the occasion.
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AI Express pilots decision to continue the flight dubious: Experts 14.10.2018 Sify Finance
/Mumbai, Oct 13 (IANS) Even as an official investigation into the Air India Express' Trichy take-off incident has commenced, the aviation fraternity has cited the pilots' decision as "dubious" and "dangerous" to carry on with the flight even after traffic controllers advised him otherwise.
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Do you want everybody in India to become vegetarian, SC asks petitioner 13.10.2018 Zee News : India National
At the outset, the bench said that this issue was for the government to decide.
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Parijat offers farmers alternate to hazardous crop burning 12.10.2018 Sify Finance
[India], Oct 12 (ANI): The rampant practice of stubble burning has emerged as a major problem in Punjab and Haryana, leading to an increase in the environmental pollution as well as posing a major
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India-Azerbaijan sign protocol on trade and economic, science and technology cooperation 12.10.2018 Govt of india: PIB
  Suresh Prabhu and Mukhtar Babayev exchanging protocol on trade and economic, science and technology cooperation between India and Azerbaijan             The 5th meeting of India-Azerbaijan Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade and Economic, Science and Technology Cooperation (IA-IGC) was held on 11-12 October, 2018 in New Delhi.
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Ambala farmers protests after rain ruin paddy crops, demands compensation 11.10.2018 Zee News : India National
The farmers in Punjab's Ambala held a protest on Thursday to demand a compensation for the damaged crop. 
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Delhi`s air quality remained `poor` for 4th consecutive day even as wind speed improved: Authorities 11.10.2018 Zee News : India National
The national capital's air quality remained poor for the fourth consecutive day on Thursday, with an increase in wind speed raising hopes about improvement in the situation in the next few days.
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Auric launches world's first complete anti-ageing beverage 11.10.2018 Sify Finance
[India], Oct 11 (NewsVoir): Zenith Drinks has announced the launch of Auric beverages, positioned as the world's first complete Anti-Ageing beverage.
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