Agriculture Current Affairs March 2018
Q. Which state inaugurated the 27th Technological Conference of Indian Jute Industries’ Research Association (IJIRA) on Shaping the Future of Jute?
Q. In which state, the Satara Mega Food Park was inaugurated by Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Minister of Food Processing Industries?
Q. In a bid to support Indian farmers, Central Government has raised import tax on crude and refined palm oil to the highest level in more than a decade. What is the % increase?
Crude palm oil-44%, Refined palm oil-54%
Crude palm oil-42%, Refined palm oil-52%
Crude palm oil-40%, Refined palm oil-50%
Crude palm oil-38%, Refined palm oil-48%
Crude palm oil-36%, Refined palm oil-46%
Q. Union Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Mahesh Sharma, informed Rajya Sabha that headquarters of the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) has been shifted from Chennai to __?
Q. In which state of India, the food processing centre will be launched, in collaboration with Israel?
Q. On 8th March 2018, Ananthkumar, Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs, announced the launch of ‘Suvidha’, the 100% Oxo-biodegradable Sanitary Pad. This pad will be offered for Rs._ per pad?
Q. World Kidney Day is celebrated annually throughout the world on the ___?
First Thursday of March
Second Thursday of March
First Tuesday of March
Second Tuesday of March
First Wednesday of March
Q. Odisha MSME International Trade Fair 2018 is held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. This MSME International Trade Fair 2018 focused mainly on which sector?
Food Processing Sector
Q. Which state announced the ‘Mukhyamantri Mahila Kosh’ scheme that will offer pension to unmarried women above 50 years of age?
Q. In which city of Uttar Pradesh, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation along with the UP Government organized a Women’s Convention called Swachh Shakti 2018?
Q. Which state launched Women Entrepreneurship Hub (WE- Hub), India’s first state-led incubator exclusively for women entrepreneurs?
Q. Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank (KVGB) has introduced ‘Vikas She Plus’, a loan scheme for women to help them with new ventures and for expanding or modifying their existing businesses. This bank will offer loan upto Rs. __?
Rs 6 lakh
Rs 5 lakh
Rs 4 lakh
Rs 3 lakh
Rs 2 lakh
Q. Which Indian state was named the best performing State in terms of allotting jobs and utilising funds under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) according to data provided by the Minister of State for Rural Development, Ram Kripal Yadav in Rajya Sabha?
Q. Name the village from Jharkhand district, that has become the first ‘alcohol-free’ village in the state?
Q. Which state’s forest department has recently launched an app to track and fight forest fires during summer?
Q. The Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has granted environmental clearance to which state, to set up an India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) project?
Q. India currently offers __ quantity of bio-fuel and bio-energy business to the world?
1 lakh crore
50 lakh crore
Q. In which Indian city, Three-day annual Krishi Unnati Mela, focusing on ‘doubling farmers’ income’ began at?
Q. Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), Dehradun and Technology Information, Forecasting & Assessment Council (TIFAC), New Delhi signed an MoU for providing livelihood opportunities and augment income for which community people?
Agriculture based community
Tribal based community
Forest based community
Q. Which state government gave its in-principle approval for adopting the Restructured Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme (RWBCIS) for horticulture crops such as apple and saffron in the state?
Jammu and Kashmir
Q. Which Ministry signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare to conduct skill development training programmes for agriculture and allied sector?
Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
Union Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs
Q. What is the theme for International Day of Forests 2018?
Support Linguistic Diversity
Forests and Sustainable Cities
Forests and Animals
Plant Trees Go Green
Q. KUSUM scheme is related to which of the following
1)Solar Power Plants
2) Animal Husbandry
Q. Which state’s Krishi Vigyan Kendra has been named the best such centre in India for its initiatives like nutrition gardens and integrated farming techniques?
Q. Which fruit was declared as official fruit of Kerala?
Q. Which State government’s Animal Husbandry Department has inked a MoU with Bharat Financial Inclusion Ltd (BFIL) to launch ‘Pashu Dhan Sanjeevani – 1962’, an animal healthcare programme in the state?
Q. When is World Meteorological Day celebrated all over the world?
Q. Which Indian city hosted the 5th India Maize Summit was held in Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)?
Q. Which state government presented a ‘green budget’ aimed at controlling pollution and monitoring its impact on the environment?
Q. Which state has won the National ‘Water Digest Award’ for Water Conservation-Diversion and increasing the irrigation capacity in the state?
Q. In which state, India’s first insect museum was inaugurated?
Q. As per findings of National Annual Rural Sanitation Survey (NARSS) 2017-18, _% households in Indian villages have access to toilets are using them?
Q. Which state has got Geographical Indications (GI) tag for Kadaknath, a chicken breed whose black meat is in demand in certain regions of the state?
Q. In which state, Greentech Mega Food Park was inaugurated at a cost of Rs 113.57 crore?
Some MCQs for practice
Q. CCEA has approved a proposal to double the guarantee to NAFED to help it obtain higher credit from banks, to?
A) Rs 27,000 crore
B) Rs 8,000 crore
C) Rs 32,000 crore
D) Rs 19,000 crore
Q. 27th Technological Conference of Indian Jute Industries’ Research Association (IJIRA) was recently held on the theme “Shaping the Future of Jute”, in?
A) New Delhi
Q. Minister of Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal recently inaugurated Maharashtra’s first Mega Food Park in?
Q. India has raised import tax on crude palm oil from 30% to?
Q. CCEA approved promotion of agricultural mechanisation for management of crop residue at an outlay of?
A) Rs 1152 crore
B) Rs 3719 crore
C) Rs 2846 crore
D) Rs 1373 crore
Q. Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently launched National Nutrition Mission and expansion of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ campaign in?
Q. Who headed the Executive Committee meeting held under the ‘POSHAN Abhiyaan’?
A) A.K. Dhasmana
B) Rakesh Srivastava
C) Bhaskar Khulbe
D) Inderjit Singh
Q. Krishi Unnati Mela recently began in?
C) New Delhi
Q. CCEA has recently approved to continue the Urea Subsidy Scheme, at an estimated cost of Rs 1,64,935 crore, upto?
Q. Which of the following has received the ‘Pt Deendayal Upadhyay Krishi Vigyan Protsahan Award-2017’?
A) Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Chhattisgarh
B) National Academy of Agricultural Sciences
C) College of Agriculture, Vellayani
D) Institute of Agriculture Science, Kolkata
Q. Commerce Ministry has removed the export duty on which of the following product?