5th June 2018 Current Affairs

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.

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