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Record Foodgrain production of 303.34 million tonnes.


  • The second advance estimates of production of major crops reveal a record production of 303.34 million tonnes of food grains.
  • According to the Agriculture Ministry, India’s foodgrain production is estimated to rise 2 per cent in 2020-21 crop year to an all-time high of 303.34 million tonnes on better output of rice, wheat, pulses and coarse cereals amid good monsoon rains last year.
  • The Agriculture Minister attributed the rise in production to efforts of the farmers and scientists as well initiatives of the central government.

Augmented Reality Head Mounted Display (ARHMD) System

Indian Army in the process of acquiring 556 Augmented Reality Head Mounted Display systems.

ARHMD System:

  • The ARHMD System is conceived as a capability enhancement to Land Based Air Defence Weapon Systems such as IGLA shoulder fired Infra Red Homing Air Defence Missile System and ZU 23mm 2B AD Gun System which will provide the operator with radar and Thermal Imaging (TI) sight outputs as overlays.
  • The proposed system intends to enhance the engagement capability during night and conditions of inclement weather and the day-time engagements are also intended to be enhanced through increased reaction times, data computation for decision support and integration of output of TI sight.


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