Agriculture Current Affairs February 2018
Q. Which state government bans the sale of Endosulfan and 19 other insecticides, which are harmful for human beings as well as from the environmental sustainability and economic viability aspects?
Q. Central Government has sanctioned Rs 1500 crore to promote organic farming in which state?
Q. Which State Government launched four schemes aimed at promoting entrepreneurship in agriculture and allied sectors among the economically backward segments of the state?
Q. Government has announced how many crore for the Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahaabhiyan (KUSUM) scheme which is aimed at promoting use of solar energy for pumps and encourage use of barren land for setting up decentralised solar power plants?
Rs 170000 crore
Rs 160000 crore
Rs 150000 crore
Rs 140000 crore
Rs 145000 crore
Q. Where is the India’s largest Floating Treatment Wetland (FTW) inaugurated?
Q. In which State the first ever Butterfly Park was inaugurated?
Q. What is the campaign that has been launched by Environment Ministry to sensitise students about climate change and global warming?
Clean and Green
No Global Warming
Green Good Deeds
Q. In which Indian city, Kala Ghoda Arts festival 2018 was inaugurated?
Q. In which state, the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change has sanctioned a new project to control pollution in river Sal?
Q. Who is the author of the book ‘Exam Warriors’?
Ram Nath Kovind
Q. Which country has signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement with United Nations World Food Programme by giving an aid of 370 million dollars to World Food Programme (WFP) for the next 4 years?
Q. The first ever ‘Pelican Bird Festival’ was held at _____?
Atapaka Bird Sanctuary, Andhra Pradesh
Uppalapadu Bird Sanctuary, Andhra Pradesh
PulicatBird Sanctuary, Andhra Pradesh
Neelapattu Bird Sanctuary, Andhra Pradesh
Majira Bird Sanctuary, Andhra Pradesh
Q. Name the Nepali beverage, which has finally received its own brand logo or trademark in the international market after 154-year long cultivation.
Q. Which state Government launched ‘Kisan Kalyan Pradhikaran’, a farmers’ welfare department which will be entrusted with the responsibility to make agriculture remunerative by enhancing productivity and thereby mitigate the distress of farm households and landless workers?
Q. Which country has temporarily banned imports of live birds, hatching eggs and chicken from India after a form of bird flu (that is highly lethal for poultry) was found?
Q. Under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) scheme, how many total houses are approved by the Government for the urban poor people?
Q. Scientists have successfully accomplished growing of ___ eggs in a laboratory environment for the first time.
Q. Which state government and the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) together launched the ‘Clean Air Campaign 2018?’
Q. As per a report published in Water Resources Research, Phosphorus levels in freshwater bodies across the world are escalating and this could pose a serious threat to the ecosystem. Which country ranks first in global phosphorus pollution by human activity?
Q. As per India State of Forest Report (ISFR) 2017 released by Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan on February 12, 2018, What is the total % of forest cover in India?
Q. Which city inaugurated the India-Russia Agriculture Business Summit 2018?
Q. Which state government issued a notification announcing ban on the sale of loose cigarettes in the state?
Q. According to India State of Forest Report (ISFR) 2017, India holds which position in terms of land area under forest and tree cover?
Q. In which city, the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the international conference ‘Agricon 2018’ and ‘Agriexpo 2018’?
Q. In which state the first butterfly park was opened for public on February 15, 2018?
Q. National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has announced that is has prepared area development plans worth Rs 1918 crore for farmers of which state?
Q. National Conference under the title of “Agriculture 2022 – Doubling Farmers’ Income” will be organised by the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare in which Indian city?
Q. Which State Government has decided to geotag the houses and farms of over 10 lakh livestock and poultry farmers in the state?
Q. Which State Government will be setting up 3 Terminal Mart for agricultural products in the state in order to give a boost to agricultural market in the state?
Name the Island nation of South Pacific Ocean which signed a declaration of partnership with India’s The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) for assistance in tackling climate change effects and achieving environmental sustainability?
Q. Which state celebrated the National Banana Festival 2018 from 17th to 21st February 2018?
Q. Which country will host the World Environment Day 2018 celebrations with ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ theme?
Q. To improve the user friendliness of e-NAM, Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Radha Mohan Singh, launched how many new features in National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) Platform?
Q. In which Indian state, “Centre for Agriculture”, with collaboration of Israeli expertise, is going to be inaugurated on March 7, 2018?
Q. Which state announced five lakh rupees health-cum-life insurance scheme for farmers in the state?
Q. Which state’s Chief Minister has launched Zero Budget Natural Farming project?
D) Himachal Pradesh
Q. How much amount has the Ministry of Agriculture sanctioned for three years to promote organic farming in Uttarakhand?
A) Rs 4,500 crore
B) Rs 3,000 crore
C) Rs 1,500 crore
D) Rs 2,000 crore
Q. What is the name of the Rs 1.4 lakh-crore scheme launched for promoting solar farming?
Q. How much amount has Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced for the Restructured National Bamboo Mission?
A) Rs 3,170 crore
B) Rs 2,560 crore
C) Rs 1,290 crore
D) Rs 1,850 crore
Q. Which union minister launched the Rapid Detection Kits for Adulterants in Fresh Fish?
A) Ravi Shankar Prasad
B) Dr Harsh Vardhan
C) JP Nadda
D) Radha Mohan Singh
Q. Which of the following has been launched by the Government with the allocation of Rs 500 crore, to promote production of tomato, onion and potatoes?
A) Operation Yellow
B) Operation Green
C) Operation Blue
D) Operation Red
Q. Which state government has announced the setting up of a ‘Kisan Kalyan Pradhikaran’?
A) Uttar Pradesh
D) Madhya Pradesh
Q. Which state government has launched the ‘Gobardhan Yojana’ to provide organic manure and cow urine to farmers?
D) Uttar Pradesh
Q. CCEA has approved to increase the minimum support price of ‘milling copra’ for the 2018 season by up to?
A) Rs 4,000 per quintal
B) Rs 1,000 per quintal
C) Rs 3,000 per quintal
D) Rs 2,000 per quintal
Q. Which country has temporarily banned imports of live birds, hatching eggs and chickens from India?
A) Saudi Arabia
Q. India-Russia Agriculture Business Summit was recently held in?
A) St Petersburg
D) New Delhi
Q. Which state has made use of Super Straw Management System while using the combine harvester machines mandatory?
A) Madhya Pradesh
C) Uttar Pradesh
Q. Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh inaugurated the National Banana Festival in?
Q. President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the international conference ‘Agricon 2018’ and ‘Agriexpo 2018′ at?
Q. NABARD has announced to launch a Rs 1,918 crore area development plan for?
Q. Ministry of Agriculture organized the National Conference on “Agriculture 2022 – Doubling Farmers’ Income” in?
D) New Delhi
Q. Agriculture ministry has recently launched how many new features in the National Agriculture Market (e-NAM)?
Q. Which state government is planning to geotag the houses of over 10 lakh livestock and poultry farmers?
Q. Which state government is implementing a Rs 435 crore project to encourage micro irrigation and recharge ground water?
Q. A regional Centre for Agriculture is going to be set up in collaboration with Israel in which state?
Q. Which institute has developed a website and app, named “marinefishsales”, to help fishermen sell fish directly to customers?
A) Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture
B) Central Institute of Fisheries Technology
C) Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute
D) Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute
Q. Which state government has announced a Rs 5 lakh health-cum-life insurance scheme for farmers?
Q. Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation Uma Bharti, recently launched the Swajal pilot project in?