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हिंदी करंट अफेयर्स प्रश्नोत्तरी 2017 के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें.

‘Krishi Karman Award’ to states with record foodgrain production

President Pranab Mukherjee honored 8 states with ‘Krishi Karman Awards’ in recognition to their special achievements in foodgrain production in 2011-12.

The Awardees with their respective achievement category:

  • Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Manipur and Nagaland awarded for their special contribution to total foodgrains production.
  • Bihar received the award for contribution to production and productivity of rice.
  • Haryana awarded for wheat.
  • Jharkhand for pulses.
  • Uttar Pradesh for coarse cereals.

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Indian-origin politician to be ‘First Woman Speaker of Singapore Parliament’

Halimah Yacob, a politician of Indian-origin, will be the first woman Speaker of Singapore’s Parliament when she replaces Michael Palmer, who was forced to resign over his extra-marital affair.

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong would nominate Halimah as the next Speaker.

Halimah (58) is an Indian-origin Muslim, is a former labour lawyer and a Member of Parliament from the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP).

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