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The champions of clean air 23.2.2018 Hindu: S & T
Clean air is turning into a rare commodity as India’s towns and cities become the dumping ground for a variety of pollutants. In this seemingly bleak scenario, the author profiles five Indians whose courageous battle for cleaner air offers a ray of hope to fellow citizens
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Sonowal stresses for agricultural research 23.2.2018 General News
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said that extensive agro research holds the key for balanced agricultural development of the country. The state government was giving importance to organic farming and striving to maintain growth story in sync with ecology, Sonowal said at a programme at the Assam Agricultural University (AAU) at Jorhat. "Agricultural research is the key for balanced development and Assam Agricultural University (AAU) should take the lead in setting an agenda for students to carry out research to propel agricultural growth in the state," the chief minister said. The state government has decided to plant 10 crore saplings to maintain greenery, he said. "I appeal to the AAU to set out a future plan for Assam to take the path of agricultural development and economic growth by taking along all stakeholders," he added. He was addressing a convention on "Transforming Agriculture for Agripreneurship and Employment Opportunities: The Youth ...
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General Mills to buy pet food maker Blue Buffalo for $8 billion 23.2.2018 General News
(Reuters) - Cheerios cereal maker General Mills Inc will buy Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc for nearly $8 billion, seeking to tap burgeoning demand for natural pet food and offset falling sales for processed items.
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Haute bohemians: Style mavens Isla Van Damme and Marie-Anne Oudejans 23.2.2018 Hindu: Kids
Besides putting a unique spin on contemporary Indian design, two Belgian and Dutch interior experts have captured our imagination on social media platforms. Plus, some life lessons
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'New Cold War' brewing in Indian Ocean, says expert 23.2.2018 General News
Washington D C [United States], Feb. 23 (ANI): One of Australia's leading academic experts on strategy and security in South Asia and the Indian Ocean region and others have said that ongoing political crisis in The Maldives could provoke an even larger crisis in the immediate future, possibly resulting in the involvement of both India and China.Speaking to ANI, Dr. David Brewster, a senior analyst with the National Security College, Australian National University, has predicted greater strategic rivalry between major powers, including India and China, as both have an eye on expanding their roles and presence in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).Maldives' autocratic president Abdulla Yameen's move to crack down on the opposition to consolidate his power in the archipelago, is being seen by both diplomats and analysts as provoking a larger crisis that could draw China and India, and also lead to the recreation of a more multi-polar and complex Indian Ocean environment ."In the last few ..
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Game-changer in quiet villages of Solapur 23.2.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
State livelihood programme gives women in 500 villages financial support as well as a say in family decisions
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European supermarket chains face off with Nestle over prices 21.2.2018 General News
BRUSSELS/ZURICH (Reuters) - AgeCore, a group of European retailers including Belgium's Colruyt and Switzerland's Coop, has removed some Nestle products from its shelves and is negotiating with the Swiss food group to secure better prices.
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Text of PM’s to address at National Conference on 'Agriculture 2022: Doubling Farmers' Income' (20.02.2018) 21.2.2018 Govt of india: PIB
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In defence of sustainable living 21.2.2018 Hindu: Society
The two-day Safe Food Festival showed visitors the benefits of eating traditional and staying connected to the land
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Two-day kisan mela organised at Goalpara 21.2.2018 The Assam Tribune
Two-day kisan mela organised at Goalpara
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Pesticide traces in three-quarters of French fruit: report 20.2.2018 General News
Almost three- quarters of fruit and more than two-fifths of non-organic vegetables contain traces of pesticide in France, with grapes and celery the most affected, a report said today. Samples of 19 fruits and 33 vegetables were studied in the report by Generations Futures, a French environmental group that campaigns against pesticide and GMOs, using 2012-2016 data from consumer protection agency DGCCRF. "For fruit we found that on average pesticide residue was present in 72.6 percent of the samples analysed," the group said in a statement, with 2.7 percent of those cases exceeding the authorised limit. Eighty-nine percent of the grapes sampled contained traces of pesticide, the report found, followed by 88.4 percent of clementines and mandarins, and 87.7 percent for cherries. Cherries had on average the most cases above the authorised limit with 6.6 percent, while mangoes and papayas had 4.8 per cent. For vegetables, 41.1 percent of the samples were found to have traces of ...
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CM laid the foundation stone of Ashta-Chiranjeevi Dham at Nagi dara under 13 Namthang 20.2.2018 Voice of Sikkim
20 Feb, Namchi (IPR) : Chief Minister Mr. Pawan Chamling laid the foundation stone of Ashta-Chiranjeevi Dham at Nagi dara under 13 Namthang constituency today. He was accompanied by Area MLA Ms. Tilu Gurung, Cabinet Minister Mr. G. M. Gurung, Chairmans, Advisors, HOD’s, Government Officials, School Heads, Panchayats, students and staff of Namthang SSS and […]
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Quality control lab for marine products in Odisha to address export concerns 19.2.2018 All News-IANS Stories
A state of the art quality control laboratory to check traces of antibiotics in shrimps and other marine products was inaugurated here on Monday.
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Free port in Andaman and Nicobar possible with infrastructural development: Panel 19.2.2018 General News
Discussing strategic convergences and divergences on the Bay of Bengal, a panel on Monday encouraged the idea of having a free port in the Andaman and Nicobar islands but said massive infrastructural development is still required there to achieve that aim.
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MPEDA sets up quality control laboratory in Bhubaneswar 19.2.2018 General News
A state-of-the-art laboratory to check traces of antibiotic residues in shrimps and other marine products was launched here today. The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA), by setting up its laboratory here, has met a long-standing demand from our seafood exporters who have set global benchmarks, Odisha's Agriculture Production Commissioner Gagan Kumar Dhal said after inaugurating the laboratory. The MPEDA laboratory is fully equipped to check presence of Chloramphenicol and Nitrofuran, two banned antibiotics for which importers in USA and Japan have particularly insisted for analysis, MPEDA Chairman A Jayathilak said. "We have had some instances of presence of antibiotics in the past, mainly the most commonly detected Chloramphenicol and Nitrofuran metabolites, and it has led to immediate response," he said. There was a sustained demand from the industry to have a laboratory with modern equipment to identify the antibiotic residues up to the lowest and
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When farmers go online... 19.2.2018 Deccan Herald - Supplements
For the last two years, Gajanana Vaze of Belthangady taluk has been using a new way of sharing information and innovation with his fellow farmers, not just in the State but across the country. "Be it a new method, a problem, a bit of useful information, or a government policy, data is available at my fingertips," he quips. Needless to say, he is an active member of social media platforms formed with the specific purpose of enriching farming experience. Irappa, a farmer in Bagalkot district, recalls how he got a good price for his produce with the help of an agriculture app. Several organic farmers in the State have created WhatsApp groups to sell their produce directly to the consumers. From agriculture apps to Facebook groups, online platforms have revolutionised the way knowledge is shared among farmers and farm enthusiasts. Over 10 Facebook groups and several WhatsApp groups are actively engaged in sharing farming-related information in Karnataka. "Earlier, I had to make several calls to agriculture ...
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Independence through seed art 19.2.2018 Hindu: Arts
Gram Art Project is sowing seeds of change for the women of four villages
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White Organic Agro standalone net profit rises 1100.00% in the December 2017 quarter 19.2.2018 General News
Sales rise 29.93% to Rs 11.46 crore
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Govt. to ink pact with ICRISAT 19.2.2018 Hindu: Cities
It will also promote drip irrigation and urge farmers to adopt innovative techniques
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Green revolution will bring prosperity, not violence: Raman Singh 18.2.2018 General News
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Saturday lauded the farmers of Naxal-hit Dantewada for bringing in a green revolution through organic farming."This is a peaceful answer to Naxalism that Green Revolution can bring in a positive change in society rather than violence," said Raman Singh."The 'Adim' rice brand of Dantewada has now become famous all over the country. Its fame has reached Bengaluru and Chennai. It has not only become the identity of Dantewada but of the entire Bastar division. Farmers of Dantewada district have created a company named 'Bhumgadi' and linked it to the self-help group. So far, more than one and a half thousand farmers have joined the 'Bhoomgadi' company as a shareholder," he added.The Chief Minister further expressed happiness over the 'Bhumgadi' Kisan Sangathan's own Mini Rice Mill, where rice is being made from organic farming paddy."The dream of the Green Revolution is fast becoming a reality with the hard work of the farmers in the district of ..
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