Climate Resilient Current Affairs - 2020

GoI develops new biofortified high protein wheat variety

The scientists of Agharkar Research Institute (Pune), operating under Department of Science and Technology (DST) have developed biofortified high quality wheat. The new variety is MACS 4028 Highlights The new wheat variety has 14.7% better nutritional quality, 40.3 ppm of iron content and high milling quality. The new variety is semi-dwarf and matures in 102 Read More…

Global Potato Conclave to be held in Gujarat

The Global Potato Conclave is to be held between January 28 and January 31, 2020. PM Modi is to attend the conclave. PM Modi is to address the conclave. Highlights The conclave will hold live demonstrations of potato varieties, farm equipment, management practices. The conclave will include researchers from more than 30 countries and is Read More…

India & World Bank sign Agreement of 210 million USD in agriculture and rural transformation

The Government of Maharashtra and World Bank signed a 210 million USD agreement to facilitate agriculture value chains, increase market access and build resilient crops. Highlights The Project is to be implemented in 36 districts of the state of Maharashtra. Around 43% of farmers and farm workers are expected to participate in the project. The Read More…

India-Germany sign MoU on Zero Budget Natural Farming

On January 9, 2020, the Andhra Pradesh Government signed Memorandum of Understanding with a German firm to implement Zero Budget Natural Farming in the state. Highlights The state Government will take a loan of Rs 1015 crores to spend towards climate resilient Zero Budget Natural Farming. The project aims to cover 2.39 lakh farmers in Read More…

Indian Science Congress to begin at Bengaluru

On January 3, 2020, PM Modi will inaugurate Indian Science Congress at Bengaluru. The theme of the Congress is Theme: Science and Technology: Rural Development The Congress is to be hosted by Department of Science and Technology. Highlights The 107th Indian Science Congress is to be held between January 3, 2020 and January 7, 2020. Read More…