Animal Husbandry Current Affairs - 2020

Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund: Implementation Guidelines launched

On July 16, 2020, the Union Minister of fisheries, Husbandry and Dairying launched guidelines for Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund (AHIDF). Highlights The fund will help to increase milk production to 330 million tonnes by 2024. The Government of India is planning to increase milk processing up to 40%. The AHIDF will facilitate incentivization of Read More…

Animal Protection Index: India ranks second

On March 12, 2020, Global Animal Protection Index 2020 was released by World Animal Protection, an international animal welfare charity. India was ranked second in the index. Highlights The Animal Protection Index ranks countries from A to G. India was ranked along with Spain, Mexico, France and New Zealand. In other words, these countries were Read More…

India develops new Vaccine to control Swine Fever

The ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research)’s Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) has developed cell culture Classical Swine Fever vaccine. Significance The vaccine will help to save several rabbits. This is because the current vaccine called the Lapinised CSF (Classical Swine Fever) being used is produced by sacrificing large number of rabbits. The new vaccine Read More…

China warns cattle imports as India notifies OIE about cattle disease in Odisha

The Chinese Government has issued warnings against import of cattle and related products from India. The warning comes after India submitted its notification about “lumpy skin disease” virus in cattle to the World Organization of Animal Health (OIE). China does not officially import buffalo meat from India. However, a large quantity of beef gets smuggled Read More…

IIT Guwahati: Paper based sensors for faster assessment of milk freshness

The IIT-G on November 13, 2019 has developed paper-based sensor to make assessment of freshness of milk by simple and instantaneous method. The method can be used to check the quality of milk at the point of milk collection ans also in home kitchens. Concept The method detects quantity of ALP (Alkaline Phosphate) in the Read More…