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Minimum Support Price

After the recent orders from the Food Corporation of India (FCI), the farm unions warned that the Centre’s insistence on direct payment of Minimum Support Price (MSP) could derail the crop procurement process. Direct Payment of Minimum Support Price (MSP): The Centre wants to make direct online MSP payment to …

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National Maritime Day 2021

Recently, the Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways celebrated the 58th National Maritime Day (5th April). Maritime India Vision-2030, was also discussed at the occasion. National Maritime Day is celebrated every year on 5th April to commemorate the maiden voyage of the first Indian flag merchant vessel ‘S.S LOYALTY’ from …

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Multilateral Maritime Exercise La Perouse

Indian Navy Ships INS Satpura and INS Kiltan alongwith P8I Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft are participating, for the first time in multilateral maritime exercise La Pérouse, being conducted in the Eastern Indian Ocean Region from 5th to 7th April 2021. Post conduct of La Perouse, the Indo-French Naval exercise …

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FOREST FIRES

Since the advent of the year 2021, there has been a series of forest fires in many states of India, including in Wildlife Sanctuaries. Forest Fires: Also called bush or vegetation fire or wildfire, it can be described as any uncontrolled and non-prescribed combustion or burning of plants in a …

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Ingenuity (Helicopter)

In a first, US space agency NASA is preparing to fly a mini-helicopter on Mars. For this NASA has sent a small Ingenuity Helicopter with Perseverance rover to Mars. With the help of this helicopter, untouched aspects of Mars will be explored. NASA has even released its picture for the …

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Encounter With Naxalites

Home Minister paid tributes to police personnel martyred in the encounter with Naxalites in Chhattisgarh in April 2021. Separate joint teams of security forces, over 2,000 in number, had launched a major anti-Naxal operation from Bijapur and Sukma districts in the South Bastar forests, considered as the Maoist stronghold. The …

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Polavaram Irrigation Project

The Godavari water is to be released into the irrigation canals in East and West Godavari districts from the Polavaram irrigation project site up to 15th April 2021 against the previous deadline of 31st March 2021. Work on the cofferdam is scheduled to commence in April. Godavari River: The Godavari is the largest Peninsular river system. It is …

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PLI Scheme for Food Processing Industry

Recently, the Union Cabinet has approved the Central Sector Scheme – “Production Linked Incentive Scheme for Food Processing Industry (PLISFPI)” entailing an outlay of Rs. 10,900 crore. Important points: In order to boost domestic manufacturing and cut down on import bills, the central government in March 2020 introduced a PLIscheme that aims to give companies incentives on …

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Decline in Forex Reserves

According to the recent data from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), India’s Foreign Exchange (Forex) reserves declined by USD 2.986 billion to reach USD 579.285 billion in the week ended 26th March 2021. The gold reserve component of the Forex Reserve increased whereas the other components – Special Drawing Rights (SDR), the Foreign Currency …

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Expansion of Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme

Recently, the government has extended the Rs. 3-lakh-crore Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS)until 30th June 2021, and also widened its scope to new sectors, including hospitality, travel and tourism. ECLGS was rolled out in May 2020 as part of the Centre’s Atmanirbhar packagein response to the Covid-19 crisis. The objective was to support small businesses struggling to …

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