Government Launches “Krishi Kalyan Abhiyan” to help farmers raise their income
The Ministry of Agriculture and farmers’ welfare has launched the Krishi Kalyan Abhiyaan to assist the farmers on improving their farming techniques and raising their incomes.
The Krishi Kalyan Abhiyan started on 1st June 2018 and will run till 31st July 2018.
The Programme will take place in 25 villages with more than 1000 population each in Aspirational Districts.
India among five countries in e-waste generation: Study
India is among the top five countries in the generation of e-waste, according to an ASSOCHAM – NEC Study.
Other countries in the top 5 e-waste generation are- China, USA, Japan, and Germany.
In India, Maharashtra generates the most e-waste (approximately 20% of that in the country), but it recycles only 47, 810 tonnes per annum (TPA).
The total amount e-waste generated in India is about 2 Million TPA, out of which only about 438, 085 TPA is recycled.
India gets its cheapest LNG with first shipment from Gazprom Russia
India has received its cheapest LNG under a long – term deal as Russia began shipping Natural Gas.
The LNG comes at a delivered price of close to $7 per million British Thermal Unit.
The Russian rate is $1.5 per mmBtu less than the price at which Qatar delivered liquefied natural gas (LNG).
Russian Supplies are also cheaper by 1- 1.5 per mmBtu than the LNG sourced from Australia and the U.S
India’s Sanjana Ramesh wins the MVP Award at Basketball without Borders Asia.
India’s Sanjana Ramesh was awarded as the “Most Valuable Player” (MVP) on the fourth and final day of Basketball Without Borders Asia.
Her Compatriot Vaishnavi Yadav wons the “Girl’s Grit Award” at the event.
Basketball without Borders Asia 2018 featured 66 campers from 16 countries from the Asia- Pacific Region.
Government announces Rs 8000 Crore bailout package for sugarcane farmers.
The Union Government has announced a package of more than 8000 crore to provide relief to sugarcane farmers to clear their dues.
Sugarcane mills and farmers are facing financial uncertainty after record production of sugarcane crop (31.6 Million Tonnes) and a subsequent falls in sugar prices.
The Government will create a Rs 1200 Crore buffer stock of Rs 30 Lakh metric tonnes.
The Government also ensures a minimum sale price of Rs 29/ Kg for sugar.