User: phemk23 Topic: Indian Agriculture
Category: Northern Plains
Last updated: Aug 18 2018 21:59 IST RSS 2.0
 
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International team of scientists including 18 Indian scientists decode complex wheat genome 18.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
In a major scientific breakthrough, a team of international researchers, including 18 from India decoded the wheat genome, considered insurmountable so far. The information generated will help to identify genes controlling complex agronomic traits such as yield, grain quality, resistance to diseases and pests, as well as tolerance to drought, heat, water logging and salinity.
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Kerala Floods: Punjab CM donates Rs 10 crore for relief, IAS Officers' Association pledges a day's salary 17.8.2018 DNA: Top News
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday announced Rs 10 crore worth of immediate relief for flood-hit Kerala . Out of the total amount, Rs 5 crore is being transferred from the Chief Minister's relief fund, while the remaining money would be given in the form of ready-to-eat food material and other supplies, read a statement from the Chief Minister's Office. The food material and other supplies will be taken to Kerala with the help of the Defence Ministry. ....While Rs. 5 crore is being transferred from the Punjab Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to Kerala CM’s Relief Fund, the remaining Rs 5 crore will be in the form of ready-to-eat food material and other supplies, to be flown out with the help of the Defence Ministry....(2/2) — Government of Punjab (@PunjabGovtIndia) August 17, 2018 According to a spokesperson of the government, the first Air Force sortie is expected to take off tomorrow to deliver 30 tonnes of ready-to-eat foods, such as biscuits, rusks, bottled water, and milk powder, to ...
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Flags in Mauritius at half mast in Vajpayee's honour 17.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
Flags in Mauritius at half mast in Vajpayee's honour
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Rajasthan: Kids to get milk under Annapurna scheme daily 17.8.2018 DNA: Top News
Chief minister Vasundhara Raje made several announcements during her Independence Day speech on Wednesday. The focus of the speech was announcements related to school students, nutrition and farmers. Raje also made announcement regarding rules related to government job for the dependents of martyrs. Addressing the gathering at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium on the ocassion of Independence Day celebrations, just a few months ahead of elections,  Raje announced that from September, under the Annapurna Milk Scheme students will get milk daily.  Currently, under this scheme, milk is given to the students thrice a week. Raje informed that for this, additional amount of Rs 203 crores will be made available. She added that apart from nutrient supplement, the childern aged between 3 and 6 years, who are registered with Aanganbadi kendras, expecting women and teenaged girls and boys will be given milk thrice a week.  For this state government will give Rs100 crore.Raje said that September will be celebrated as ...
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Forced to eat rice porridge with pickle at 1984 Olympics Village: PT Usha 16.8.2018 Sports News: Cricket News, Latest updates on Tennis, Football, Badminton, WWE Results & more
"We would jealously look at the athletes from other countries enjoying fabulous amenities; they had the latest equipment at their disposal. We wondered if we too would one day have access to such facilities," PT Usha said.
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PM’s Independence Day Speech 2018- Highlights in English 15.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Prime Minster, Shri Narendra Modi today addressed the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the 72nd Independence Day. Following are the highlights from his speech: Today, the country is full of self-confidence.
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PM Narendra Modi`s Independence Day speech: Read full text here 15.8.2018 Zee News : India National
Besides speaking at length on a wide range of issues, PM Modi also made some key announcements.
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GDP expected to register 7.4 pc growth in 2018-19: FICCI Economic Outlook Survey 14.8.2018 Central Chronicle
Agencies, New Delhi, The latest round of FICCI’s Economic Outlook Survey forecasts an annual median GDP growth at 7.4 per cent for 2018-19, with a minimum and maximum range of 7.1 per cent and 7.5 per cent,respectively. The projection is in line with the estimates put out by the Reserve Bank earlier this month. The median […]
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Radha Mohan calls for strengthening ties b/w India, Moldova by promoting closer cooperation in agri sector 14.8.2018 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, Union Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh met Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova, Mr Tudor Ulianovschi, in Krishi Bhawan, here on Tuesday and called for strengthening traditional ties between the two countries by promoting closer cooperation in the agriculture sector. Mr Singh reiterated India’s tremendous […]
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UnionAgriculture MinisterShri Radha Mohan Singh discusses ways to strengthen bilateral ties and promoting closer cooperation in agriculture sector with Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Republic of Moldova, Mr. Tudor Ulianovschi 14.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh met the Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Tudor Ulianovschi, in Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi today and called for strengthening traditional ties between the two countries by promoting closer cooperation in the agriculture sector.
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Textiles, agriculture, pharma, IT: Moldova beckons India 14.8.2018 Sify Finance
The East European nation of Moldova is wooing Indian investors in the areas of textiles, agriculture, pharmaceuticals and IT among others as it is set to open an embassy in this country in 2019, 28 years after attaining independence following the dissolution of the USSR.
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Sheena Bora Trial: Why Indrani Smiled 14.8.2018 Rediff: News
Mekhail delivered the most deliberate heart-tugging line of the day: "If a son asks his mother for money is wrong, then tell me."
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Lower food prices ease India's July retail inflation to 4.17% 13.8.2018 Sify Finance
Lower food prices eased India's July retail inflation to 4.17 per cent from a rise of 4.92 per cent in June, official data showed on Monday.
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Whimsical monsoon may push food prices higher 13.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Whimsical monsoon may push food prices higher
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Can’t sell your house? Black money may be a cause 13.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Can’t sell your house? Black money may be a cause
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Increasing farmers' income through reduction in cost of cultivation 13.8.2018 DNA: India
When the goal of increasing the income of farmers and workers has gained national priority across the spectrum of ideological boundaries, is not it strange that excessive focus is on increasing prices and not on decreasing cost? What is the political economy of this bias? Reducing cost requires triggering debate on sustainability, saving water, soil, seed and all inputs in such a manner that farmers improve his income by reducing the cost to oneself but also to mother nature. Reduction in cost takes place when we get more crop with less water as Harbhajan, suggested in early 2000. He suggested irrigation in alternate rows of cotton thus halving water requirement and also reducing the incidence of pest without any adverse effect on crop yield (more on it next week). Growing coriander around chickpea reduces pest attack in parts of Haryana due to predators attracted by nectar-rich coriander. Micro-toxins produced by using old bajra flour in early nineties in Gujarat were used as pesticides in Gujarat. One ...
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Actor, cultural activist Badal Das no more 12.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
Actor, cultural activist Badal Das no more
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Independence Day speech will sound poll bugle 12.8.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Expect Modi to speak about internal security, terrorism, agriculture, the Triple Talaq Bill, the SC/ST Bill and, of course, the controversial NRC.
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Sheena Bora Trial: When Mekhail last met Sheena 11.8.2018 Rediff: News
After the wedding, Sheena and Mekhail did not meet again.
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Formalin in your fish? Sorry, FSSAI can’t do anything! 11.8.2018 Citizen Matters
FSSAI, constituted under the food safety law in India, is responsible for formulating and enforcing safety standards for our food. The Act, however, governs only manufacturers and processed food, even as we find increasing contamination in primary and raw produce. What could be the way out?
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