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AGRICULTURE INVESTMENT PORTAL

During the meeting, Shri Tomar inaugurated the creation of an integrated “Agriculture Investment Portal” by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. In the meeting, Shri Tomar said that there are many challenges in the agriculture sector, to solve which the Government of India is continuously working efficiently under the …

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ADVISORY GROUP FORMED FOR BOOSTING THE BAMBOO SECTOR DEVELOPMENT

The Union Agriculture Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar had approved the formation of an Advisory Group for streamlining the development of the Bamboo sector. The Advisory group encompasses the representation of various stakeholders viz., academicians, researchers, innovators, progressive entrepreneurs, designers, farmer leaders, marketing specialists and policy makers. The inter-ministerial and …

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VIZHINJAM PORT PROJECT

Background: Vizhinjam has been on the boil for the past four months with protesters mainly fisherfolk and their families laying siege to the under-construction Vizhinjam port. The protestors led by the Latin Archdiocese have been demanding the halting of the construction work of the port by Adani Vizhinjam Port Private …

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E-RUPEE OF RESERVE BANK OF INDIA

Background: The Reserve Bank of India this week launched the digital rupee on a pilot basis. The digital currency will be offered by a select group of public and private banks in a few major cities initially, which can be used for both person-to-person and person-to-merchant transactions. What is the …

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RANSOMWARE ATTACK ON AIIMS SERVERS

Two weeks after a cyberattack crippled the servers at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), the system has not been completely restored as investigators anticipate more damage if it is linked to the Internet. The file extensions for all the physical servers of AIIMS running on the Linux …

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POOR SOIL MANAGEMENT WILL ERODE FOOD SECURITY

Healthy soils are essential for our survival. They support healthy plant growth to enhance both our nutrition and water percolation to maintain groundwater levels. Soils help to regulate the planet’s climate by storing carbon and are the second largest carbon sink after the oceans. They help maintain a landscape that …

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SOUTHERN REGIONAL POWER COMMITTEE

The Southern Regional Power Committee has told its constituents to prepare an action plan for ensuring adequate coal stock. Central and State power generating stations have been asked to ensure adequate coal availability for the upcoming summer in 2023, during which Tamil Nadu’s peak power demand is expected to be …

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ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE PANDEMIC

The economic impact of the pandemic spared few, but there is now evidence that those in the informal sector faced especially devastating consequences. A key reason was the challenge of raising capital. India’s formal credit system is inhospitable to informal sector workers and micro-entrepreneurs — they cannot even get a …

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PRADHAN MANTRI FASAL BIMA YOJANA

Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare today reiterated that under Pradhan Mantri FasalBima Yojana (PMFBY), Government is committed to provide comprehensive insurance coverage against crop loss on account of non-preventable natural risks. Pradhan Mantri FasalBima Yojana (PMFBY) is the third largest crop insurance scheme in the World and tipped to …

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IMPACT OF GLOBAL LAYOFFS IN INDIA

Over the past two months, a slew of U.S. multinational companies including tech giants Amazon, Meta, Intel, Twitter and financial behemoths like Citi and Morgan Stanley, announced massive layoffs. According to a global placement and coaching firm, the layoffs crossed 60,000 in September and October. These developments are bound to …

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