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India’s Waste Dumping Proposal

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A proposal by India to avert developed countries from dumping their electronic and plastic waste onto developing countries was defeated at a meeting of the Basel Convention in Geneva.


Source : TH

Implementation Drawbacks In PMFBY

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As per Agriculture Ministry officials, of the total earmarked amount of Rs 1,400 crore for north-eastern States under PMFBY, only half a percent or Rs 8 crore was spent in 2018.


Source : TH

Fall Armyworm

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A pest ‘fall armyworm’ (FAW) had damaged 3,082.5 MT maize across 2,055 hectares of land in Lunglei district, Mizoram. The FAW spread to all the eight districts of Assam from Lunglei and have also damaged crops in Manipur.


Source : TH

Chunauti Scheme

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The Delhi High Court on 15th May tried to find the reason behind the segregation of students according to their learning ability under the ‘Chunauti-2018 Plan’ in Delhi government schools.


Source : TH

Technology In Farming

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  • The Agriculture Ministry plans to start a pilot project which would use technology to determine yield estimates at the Panchayat level this summer. This would reduce the delay of crop insurance claim settlements and increase the accuracy of compensation due to farmers.

Source : TH

Kolam Tribes

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Kolam tribals of Adilabad district are in fear again of someone casting an evil eye on them after the death of three children of the group. Earlier, the superstitious nature of the tribe often has villagers shifting locations.


Quick Response (QR) Code Vs. Barcode

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The government is now looking to make a quick response (QR) code-based payment method using the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) mandatory for all shops and establishments beyond a certain threshold.


DNA Database For Indian Rhino

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The Union Environment Ministry has started a project to create DNA profiles of all rhinos in the country.


Source : TH

Liberation Tigers Of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)

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The Union government on 14th May renewed its 2014 notification for another 5 years to declare the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as an “unlawful association” for violent and disruptive activities that are detrimental to the integrity and sovereignty of the nation.


Source : TH

New Parasitic Plant

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An orchid, which is a variant of a Japanese orchid, has been found in Assam which is a mycoheterotroph.


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