Agriculture, Agro Industry, & Allied Activities: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2020 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

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  • Aug 9, 2020
  • 1 Kendu Leaf Procurement Hits Roadblock in Odisha [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, Down-to-Earth ]

    Kendu Leaf Procurement Hits Roadblock in Odisha

    • Kendu leaves are one of the most prominent MFP (minor Forest produce) of Dhamarpur village in Kalahandi district of Odisha.

    • Residents of Dhamarpur village have hit a roadblock in procuring kendu leaves from Gram sabhas.

    • The colle

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  • Jul 23, 2020
  • 1 “Kisan Rath” Mobile App [ Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    “Kisan Rath” Mobile App

    • “Kisan Rath” App has been launched by the Centre in order to facilitate movement of farm products amidst coronavirus pandemic.

    • The app will facilitate identification of suitable transport facilities by traders and farmers.

    • It will facilitate movement of

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  • Jul 13, 2020
  • 1 ICMR to Allay Fears About Impact of Coronavirus on Poultry Industry [ Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    ICMR to Allay Fears about Impact of Coronavirus on Poultry Industry

    • A delegation led by the Chairman of all India Poultry Breeders association apprised Vice President of India about the problems faced by poultry farmers amid coronavirus outbreak.

    • There is a widespread fear amon

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  • Jun 14, 2020
  • 1 Mushroom Cultivation in India and the World [ Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    Mushroom belongs to fungi species and is used as a vegetarian delicacy. It is a good source of high quality protein (e. g. lysine) - 20 - 35 % dry weight.

    • It contains many vitamins e. g. Vitamin B-complex and minerals.

    • It is completely fat (Cholesterol) free.

    • It is rich in an

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  • Apr 22, 2020
  • 1 Revamp of PMFBY and RWBCIS [ Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    Revamp of PMFBY and RWBCIS

    • Recently, revamp of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) and the Restructured Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme (RWBCIS) has been approved by Union Cabinet.

    • The revamped scheme will come into effect from the Kharif season 2020.

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  • Apr 8, 2020
  • 1 AYUSH: Sowa-Rigpa - Practiced Locations, Infrastructure in India, Origin, Training and Education, National Institute [ Education, Science/Technology, Health, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]


    • Ministry of Ayush.

    • One of the oldest, living and well documented medical tradition of the world.

    • Derived from Bhoti language which means ‘Knowledge of Healing’.

    • Commonly known as Amchi system of medicine.

    • Practice of Sowa-Rigpa is similar to “Ayurveda”.


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  • Jan 28, 2020
  • 1 National Agriculture Market (NAM) [ Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    eNAM is a platform to provide trading of farmers produce through online which are the same as Amazon and Flipkart. eNAM portal provides single window services for all APMC related information and services such as buy and sell, trade offers etc. Government formed 10,000 farmers pr

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  • Jan 25, 2020
  • 1 Agricultural Produce Market Committee (AMPC) and Electronic National Agriculture Market ENAM [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    At the 6th World Congress on rural and Agriculture Finance, the finance Minister recommended all the state governments to dismantle APMCs and joint to eNAM, a Pan India Electronic trading platform. The government is planning to link all 7500 APMCs, weekly and bi-weekly temporary

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  • Dec 23, 2019
  • 1 Global Bio-India Summit [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    First Global Bio-India Summit-2019 was organized in New Delhi from 21st to 23rd November, 2019. This Summit was organized by the Department of Biotechnology under the Ministry of Science and Technology and co-organized by the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council. Th

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  • 2 Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Zero budget means without using any money or credit to purchase any inputs and other expenses in farming and natural farming means farming with nature and without chemicals. Farmers use products from nature like cow dung as manure. Zero Budget Natural Farming does not involve pes

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  • Nov 22, 2019
  • 1 Stubble Burning Created Havoc in Delhi [ Environment/Ecology, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    People in Delhi NCR are facing one of the worst ever spells of air pollutions since the end of Diwali 2019. The burning of stubble in Punjab and Haryana and parts of Uttar Pradesh cause a lot of air pollution in Northern India and mostly in Delhi NCR. Some of the factors causing

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  • Oct 11, 2019
  • 1 Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana Launched [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    In a significant step towards the development of the agricultural sector, the Prime Minister of India launched an ambitious pension scheme for farmers in Ranchi (Jharkhand) on Sept 12,2019. The scheme is expected to connect Ranchi with India and the World.

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  • Sep 13, 2019
  • 1 Agricultural Mechanization for in-Situ Management [ Policy/Governance, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    In a significant development in the field of Agriculture, Agro Industry & Allied Activities, a special scheme has been approved to support the efforts of the Governments of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh and NCT of Delhi to address air pollution. This includes subsidization of

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  • Sep 11, 2019
  • 1 Agri-Business Incubation Centre in Chhattisgarh [ Policy/Governance, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    Union Agriculture Ministry has set up an Agri Business Incubation Centre in Chhattisgarh. The centre is set up by Agriculture Ministry Indira Gandhi Agriculture University of Raipur, Chhattisgarh. Agri Business Incubation Centre is set up under National Agriculture Development Sc

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  • Jul 29, 2019
  • 1 Protecting Ongole Cattle Breed [ Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    Vice President of India called for protecting and promoting the indigenous Ongole cattle breed which became popular all over the World. He released a Compendium on Ongole breed of cattle at the Swarna Bharat Trust in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.

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  • Jun 12, 2019
  • 1 1st Aqua Mega Food Park in Andhra Pradesh Has Been Commissioned [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Godavari Mega Aqua Food Park at Tundurru Village in Bhimavaram Mandal, West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh via video conferencing commissioned By Union Minister. M/s Godavari Mega Aqua Food Park Pvt. Ltd is promoted park. This is1st Mega Aqua Food Park operationalized exclusiv

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  • Jun 11, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Using Space Technology in Agriculture Sector [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, Space/ISRO ]

    Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare has been actively using space technology in agricultural sector. Ministry has been funding various projects under which Indian Space Research Organization developed methodologies for Crop Production Forecasting, since early 80s.

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  • Jun 1, 2019
  • 1 Expected Questions in Agriculture and Animals 2019 – IAS/NET (Part-1) - (Set 1) [ Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    Please find below the most important expected topics for the upcoming UPSC Prelims exam 2019. Subscribe@Examrace YouTube Channel to get the complete series of expected questions. For practice and solutions visit - doorsteptutor. com. You can download the pdf by clicking the optio

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  • 2 Expected Questions in Agriculture and Animals 2019 – IAS/NET (Part-1) - (Set 2) [ Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    Please find below the most important expected topics for the upcoming UPSC Prelims exam 2019. Subscribe@Examrace YouTube Channel to get the complete series of expected questions. For practice and solutions visit - doorsteptutor. com. You can download the pdf by clicking the optio

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  • May 27, 2019
  • 1 Expected Questions in Agriculture and Animals 2019 – IAS/NET (Part-2) - (Set 1) [ Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    Please find below the most important expected topics for the upcoming UPSC Prelims exam 2019. Subscribe@Examrace YouTube Channel to get the complete series of expected questions. For practice and solutions visit - doorsteptutor. com. You can download the pdf by clicking the optio

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  • 2 Expected Questions in Agriculture and Animals 2019 – IAS/NET (Part-2) - (Set 2) [ Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    Please find below the most important expected topics for the upcoming UPSC Prelims exam 2019. Subscribe@Examrace YouTube Channel to get the complete series of expected questions. For practice and solutions visit - doorsteptutor. com. You can download the pdf by clicking the optio

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  • May 23, 2019
  • 1 Foundation Stone of Mega Food Park at Mathura District in Uttar Pradesh [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Foundation stone for M/s Nandvan Mega Food Park Private Limited located in Badawal, Chhata-Barsana road in Mathura in Uttar Pradesh has been laid by Union Minister for Food Processing Industries.

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  • 2 Cremica Food Park, the 1st Mega Food Park of Himachal Pradesh Inaugurated [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Cremica Mega Food Park Pvt Ltd was inaugurated by Union Minister for Food Processing Industries. The Park will give an impetus to growth of Food Processing Sector in Himachal Pradesh.


    Park is located at Village Singha in

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  • 3 Agro Meteorology for Managing Climatic Risks of Farmers Begins [ Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    Risks & uncertainties in agricultural production system due to increasing climatic variability & weather extremes have become prime cause of global food insecurity. Sharing agro meteorological knowledge among researchers, policy makers, industry & farmers to learn from each other

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  • May 7, 2019
  • 1 🌟 CCEA Approves Creation of Agri-Market Infrastructure Fund for Development and Upgradation [ Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    The Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs gave approval for the creation of a corpus of Rs. 2000 crore for Agri-Market Infrastructure Fund (AMIF) to be created with NABARD for development and up-gradation of agricultural marketing infrastructure in Gramin Agricultural Markets and

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  • May 6, 2019
  • 1 Agreement Between India and Ukraine for Cooperation in Agriculture and Food Industry [ International Relations/Organizations, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    Union Cabinet approved agreement between the India and Ukrain for cooperation in Agriculture and Food Industry. The proposed Agreement provides for cooperation in various fields of agriculture and food Industry. A Joint Working Group comprising of representatives from both countr

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  • Apr 15, 2019
  • 1 🌟 PM Kisan Portal Launched for Uploading the SMF Details [ Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare has written to the Chief Ministers of all States for their support in the effective & speedy implementation of “Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) ” so that the entitled benefits are expeditiously transferred to the far

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  • Apr 5, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Implementation of Rashtriya Gokul Mission [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries has been implementing Rashtriya Gokul Mission with the aim of development and conservation of indigenous bovine breeds. The “Rashtriya Gokul Mission” has been launched by the Government for

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  • Apr 4, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog for Conservation Protection and Development of Cows and Their Progeny [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Union Cabinet approved establishment of Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog for Conservation protection and development of cows and their progeny. It will result in increased growth of livestock sector which is more inclusive, benefitting women, and small and marginal farmers.

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  • Mar 27, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (P.M. Kisan) [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    To provide an assured income support to the small and marginal farmers, Government is launching a historic programme namely “Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) “. Agriculture continues to be the main driver of the rural economy.

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  • Mar 18, 2019
  • 1 Year End Review 2018: Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers [ Economy, Health, Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers in India is the administrative unit of three departments namely: Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Department of Fertilizers, and Department of Pharmaceuticals

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  • Mar 11, 2019
  • 1 Promotion of GI Products [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Geographical Indications (GIs) are registered as per the provisions of the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration & Protection) Act, 1999. As on 24/12/2018,330 GIs have been registered.

    Government’S Step

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  • Feb 27, 2019
  • 1 What is National Bamboo Mission? Its Progress [ Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    The Mission envisages promoting holistic growth of bamboo sector by adopting area-based, regionally differentiated strategy and to increase the area under bamboo cultivation and marketing.

    • Under the Mission, steps have been t

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  • Feb 22, 2019
  • 1 Farm Crisis: Centre Doubles Export Incentive for Onion Farmers [ Economy, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    In order to boost exports of onions from the country, the central government announced it has doubled the export incentive granted to the bulb under the Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) from 5 % to10 %.

    The move

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  • Feb 20, 2019
  • 1 🌟 What is Parali? Issues of Parali Burning [ Environment/Ecology, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    Through the efforts under the Central Sector Scheme on ‘Promotion of Agricultural Mechanization for In-Situ Management of Crop Residue in the State of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh & NCT of Delhi’ the satellite data indicates that paddy residue burning events have reduced by 29.

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  • 2 🌟 Reducing Carbon Emission by Altering the Method of Farming [ Policy/Governance, Environment/Ecology, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    Initiative have been taken to make agriculture more adaptive and resilient to climate variability and in the process to reduce carbon emission. Important initiatives in this regard include crop diversification programme under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY), National Food Se

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  • 3 Agricultural Project with FAO [ Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    The government has launched a Global Environment Facility (GEF) assisted project namely, “Green – Ag: Transforming Indian Agriculture for global environment benefits and the conservation of critical biodiversity and forest landscapes” in collaboration with the Food and Agricultur

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  • Feb 14, 2019
  • 1 Revision and Introduction of MSP for Minor Forest Produce Items [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Government has revised the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of 23 Minor Forest Produce (MFP) items and introduced MSP for 17 new MFP items. The 23 items whose MSP has been revised include those MFP items which have been covered under the scheme since its inception in the year 2013

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  • Jan 29, 2019
  • 1 🌟 What is Embryo Transfer Technology? What is Pashuhaat Portal? [ Science/Technology, Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    E-Pashuhaat Portal is playing an important role in connecting farmers & breeders to trade in disease-free germplasm; an app is being created & integrated w/UMANG (Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance). Embryo Transfer Technology gives better exploitation of female ge

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  • Jan 28, 2019
  • 1 🌟 Cabinet Approves Agriculture Export Policy, 2018 [ Policy/Governance, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    Union Cabinet has approved Agriculture Export Policy, 2018 w/aim to double farmer’s income by 2022. Cabinet has approved proposal for establishment of Monitoring Framework at Centre w/Ministry of Commerce as nodal Department to oversee implementation of Agriculture Export Policy.

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