May 2018 AgriExam

Agriculture Current Affairs April 2018

 

  1. On May 2, 2018, Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved to provide financial assistance of __ per quintal of cane crushed in sugar season 2017-18 to sugar mills to offset the cost of cane?

1.Rs. 5.50

2.Rs. 2.50

3.Rs. 6.50

4.Rs. 7.50

5.None of these

Answer – 1.Rs. 5.50

Explanation:

In a bid to help sugar mills to clear cane dues of farmers, CCEA has given its approval to provide financial assistance @ of Rs. 5.50 per quintal of cane crushed in sugar season 2017-18 to sugar mills to offset the cost of cane. Financial assistance shall be paid directly to the farmers on behalf of the mills. This benefit will be given only to those mills which fulfil the eligibility conditions as decided by the Government. On account of high sugar production vis-à-vis consumption, sugar prices have remained depressed since the beginning of current sugar season 2017-18.

 

  1. On May 2, 2018, Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved, for the Umbrella Scheme, ___ in agriculture sector beyond 12th Five Year Plan for the period from 2017-18 to 2019-20?

1.Green Revolution – Krishonnati Yojana

2.Green Revolution – Krishna Rejuvenation

3.Blue Revolution – Krishonnati Yojana

4.White Revolution – Krishonnati Yojana

5.None of these

Answer – 1.Green Revolution – Krishonnati Yojana

Explanation:

CCEA has given its approval for the Umbrella Scheme, “Green Revolution – Krishonnati Yojana” in agriculture sector beyond 12th Five Year Plan for the period from 2017-18 to 2019-20. “Green Revolution – Krishonnati Yojana” is geared towards developing the agriculture and allied sector in a holistic and scientific manner to increase the income of farmers by enhancing production, productivity and helping them to get better returns on produce. CCEA has approved its continuation for three financial years, i.e., 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 at expenditure of Rs.33269.976 crore.

 

  1. Union Environment Ministry has banned party poppers, stating that the devices pose a serious threat to human health and environment. CPCB has issued directives regarding this. Expand CPCB?

1.Central Police Control Board

2.Collective Pollution Control Board

3.Cancer Patients Consultative Board

4.Central Pollution Control Board

5.None of these

Answer – 4.Central Pollution Control Board

Explanation:

A variant of poppers, that does not contain chemical explosives but compressed air as a charge and soft paper as streamers have been exempted from the ban. Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has issued directives to all state pollution control boards and pollution control committees to take necessary steps for ensuring implementation of the ban.

 

  1. Name the workshop that was held at block level across India to discuss increasing farmers income through adoption of new technology, on 2nd May 2018?

1.Kisan Kalyan workshop

2.Krishi Kalyan workshop

3.Green India workshop

4.Kisan Vikas workshop

5.None of these

Answer – 1.Kisan Kalyan workshop

Explanation:

The Kisan Kalyan workshops are part of Gram Swaraj Abhiyan initiative. The Gram Swaraj Abhiyan is a campaign focussed on rural regions that began on 14th April 2018 on the birth anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar. At the workshops, farmers from each block interacted with agriculture officers and scientists regarding increase of farmers’ income using new technologies. Awareness campaigns and training programmes will spread information about steps for doubling the farmers’ income by 2022 and other efforts taken by the government for farmers’ welfare.

 

  1. Name the new snake species that has been discovered in the Anaikatty hills, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu?

1.Elyptis bhupathyi

2.Uropeltis bhupathyi

3.Sepantis bhupathyi

4.Fibriolis bhupathyi

5.None of these

Answer – 2.Uropeltis bhupathyi

Explanation:

The new species has been named Uropeltis bhupathyi after the late herpetologist S. Bhupathy, for his contributions to the field. It is only 40 cm in length. It is brown in colour. It belongs to a family of snakes found only in India and Sri Lanka. They are non-venomous, burrowing, mostly earthworm-eating. They are called shieldtails because of their large, flat tips of their tails. A study regarding this discovery has been published in Zootaxa.

 

 

  1. On May 7, 2018, Delhi Jal Board (DJB) approved its __ annual budget, focusing on expansion of sewage and water supply networks in the uncovered areas?

1.Rs 5137-crore

2.Rs 4567-crore

3.Rs 1547-crore

4.Rs 4537-crore

5.None of these

Answer – 1.Rs 5137-crore

Explanation:

Out of Rs. 5137 crore, Rs 2350 crore is for plan and Rs 2787.6 crore is for non-plan expenditures for 2018-19. In addition to new sewage lines, old sewer lines will also be replaced in certain areas including south Delhi’s Panchsheel Park and Saket. Besides, a fund of Rs 102.23 crore has been set aside for repairing peripheral sewers in Uttam Nagar, Moti Nagar and adjoining areas in northwest and west Delhi. For better water supply, DJB has approved proposals for laying feeder mains and various sizes of distribution mains for underground reservoirs and booster pumping stations in certain areas.

 

 

  1. On May 8, 2018, which State Cabinet decided to provide Rs 3 subsidy for every litre of milk to the co-operative and private producers to manufacture milk powder?

1.Maharashtra

2.Tamil Nadu

3.Kerala

4.Andhra Pradesh

5.None of these

Answer – 1.Maharashtra

Explanation:

On May 8, 2018, Maharashtra State Cabinet decided to provide Rs 3 subsidy for every litre of milk to the co-operative and private producers to manufacture milk powder. This decision is aimed at encouraging production of milk powder from surplus milk. It will further help balance the demand-and-supply of milk and producers in Maharashtra will get Minimum Support Price (MSP) of Rs 27 per litre. In context of this news, it is important to note that Milk production in Maharashtra is at peak since past few days. By end of March 2018, the state had surplus 26506 tonnes of milk powder.

 

 

  1. Scientists at the Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute (CSWRI) of __, have come up with a new laparascope-assisted insemination technique for sheep?

1.Gujarat

2.Jammu and Kashmir

3.Rajasthan

4.Bihar

5.None of these

Answer – 3.Rajasthan

Explanation:

This new technique has resolved the difficulties involved in freezing of semen and inability to transit the complex reproductive tract of the ruminant mammals. The technique involves passing a rigid fibre-optic laparoscope into the abdomen through a small incision. The reproductive tract is located through camera and the frozen semen is deposited into the uterus. Scientists at CSWRI have claimed that new technique would help achieve up to 60% survival in the birth of lambs and would enable to inseminate as many as 40 females from a single ejaculate.

 

 

  1. Central Government has decided to extend financial assistance of Rs. 5.50 per quintal of cane crushed in sugar season 2017-18 to sugar mills to offset the cost of cane. The total assistance as per this decision is estimated to be ___?

1.Rs. 1540 crore

2.Rs. 4500 crore

3.Rs. 2300 crore

4.Rs. 1890 crore

5.None of these

Answer – 1.Rs. 1540 crore

Explanation:

The said assistance shall be paid directly to the farmers on behalf of the mills on the basis of actual cane crushed. On account of high sugar production vis-à-vis consumption, sugar prices have remained depressed since the beginning of current sugar season 2017-18. Surplus holdings have negatively affected the liquidity position of sugar mills which has in turn lead to accumulation of cane price dues of farmers. The total assistance as per this decision is estimated to be about Rs. 1540 crore.

 

 

  1. On May 10, 2018, Chief Minister of which state launched ‘Rythu Bandhu’ (friend of farmers), an investment support scheme for farmers?

1.Andhra Pradesh

2.Telangana

3.Tamil Nadu

4.Assam

5.None of these

Answer – 2.Telangana

Explanation:

This scheme is claimed to be the first such initiative among all states of India. Under ‘Rythu Bandhu’ Scheme, all farmers in Telangana who own land, will be provided investment support of Rs 8000 per acre per year. This scheme has been rolled out with budgetary allocation of Rs 12000 crore for 2018-19. However, ‘Rythu Bandhu’ Scheme has not been extended to tenant farmers.

 

 

  1. On May 12, 2018, Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Radha Mohan Singh laid foundation stone of the frozen semen station in Maranga, Purnea, of which state?

1.Maharashtra

2.Bihar

3.Assam

4.Telangana

5.None of these

Answer – 2.Bihar

Explanation:

Frozen semen station in Maranga, Purnea is being set up at a cost of Rs 64 crore (100% contribution from the Central Government) under the Rashtriya Gokul Mission. Launched in 2014, Rashtriya Gokul Mission is geared towards conserving and developing indigenous breeds to increase milk productivity. Frozen semen station in Purnea will be the first state-of-the-art semen production centre in India. The station will have a highly modern bull shade, semen processing lab, feed and godown, agricultural equipment, and other facilities.

 

  1. On May 13th, the agriculture secretary SK Pattanayak announced the inclusion of how many more wholesale mandis to the eNAM portal?

1.250

2.300

3.200

4.150

5.None of these

Answer – 3.200

Explanation:

Encouragement ofinter-mandi trade and transactions and improvement in quality is of utmost priorityOnce the system is fully operational more mandis will be linked to it. As of now 585 mandis of 14 states have been linked. These 14 states are Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarkhand. Through these procedure the government wants to ensure all the wholesale mandis are making use of the online auction and that would help in gradually shifting towards a full –fledged online trading platform for mandis within a state and even outside the state.

 

  1. Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that the Botanic Garden of Indian Republic (BGIR) of __, will be developed as one of the most distinct botanic gardens with modern-day landscape?

1.Kochi

2.Shimla

3.Itanagar

4.Noida

5.None of these

Answer – 4.Noida

Explanation:

Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that the Garden is being developed and upgraded with the objectives of collection of plant species, research, training, environment education, public awareness, aesthetics and entertainment through the protection of plant biodiversity. He added that this is also being done with a view to make the Botanic Garden, Noida, a centre of excellence in the preservation of (Rare, Endangered and Threatened(RET) and local plant species. Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that another objective is the creation of public awareness through education on plant biodiversity and its need.

 

  1. On 16th May 2018, the __ Advance Estimates of production of major crops for 2017-18 was released by the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare?

1.2nd

2.4th

3.3rd

4.7th

5.None of these

Answer – 3.3rd

Explanation:

The assessment of production of various crops is based on the feedback received from States and validated with information from other sources. According to the 3rd Advance Estimates, the estimated production of major crops during 2017-18 is as follows:

  • Foodgrains – 279.51 million tonnes (record)
  • Rice – 111.52 million tonnes (record)
  • Wheat – 98.61 million tonnes (record)
  • Nutri/Coarse Cereals – 44.87 million tonnes (record)
  • Maize – 26.88 million tonnes (record)
  • Pulses – 24.51 million tonnes (record)
  • Gram – 11.16 million tonnes (record)
  • Tur – 4.18 million tonnes
  • Urad – 3.28 million tonnes (record)
  • Oilseeds – 30.64 million tonnes
  • Soyabean – 10.93 million tonnes
  • Groundnut – 8.94 million tonnes
  • Rapeseed & Mustard – 8.04 million tonnes
  • Castorseed – 1.49 million tonnes
  • Cotton – 34.86 million bales (of 170 kg each)
  • Sugarcane – 355.10 million tones

 

 

  1. Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, has formed how many teams to take up cleaning of beaches, lakes and river fronts across India?

1.19

2.21

3.24

4.15

5.None of these

Answer – 1.19

Explanation:

The 19 teams comprise senior officers of environment ministry, State Pollution Control Boards, college of fisheries located along the coastal stretches, district administration and other educational/research institutions. Eco-club schools, which are being provided assistance from Environment Ministry under the National Green Corps programme will also be a part of the teams. The 19 teams will undertake cleaning up of around 24 beaches in 9 coastal states and river fronts in 24 identified polluted stretches in 19 states. In addition to this, a special cleanliness drives will be carried out at Yamuna riverfront in Delhi and certain lakes and water bodies.

 

  1. On 17th May 2018, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, __ addressed the National Conference of Fisheries Ministers of Coastal states, in New Delhi?

1.Radha Mohan Singh

2.Harsimrat Kaur

3.Narendra Singh Tomar

4.Jual Oram

5.None of these

Answer – 1.Radha Mohan Singh

Explanation:

Radha Mohan Singh said that, during the last decade, India has attained first position with 14% average annual growth in the export of fish & fishery products. He added that, Fish production in India has also grown by 27% in 2014-18 compared to 2010-14. He said that, the government has decided to promote deep sea fishing and has launched a sub-component ‘Assistance for Deep Sea Fishing’ under the Blue Revolution. As per this scheme, self-help groups of traditional fishermen are given 50 per cent of the vessel cost i.e. the central assistance of Rs 40 lakh for vessel costing up to Rs 80 lakh.

 

  1. On 16th May 2018, a new frog species named __ was found in a small industrial region in coastal Karnataka?

1.Microhyla kodial

2.Fibrilla kodial

3.Microhyla karnal

4.Genosa tapas

5.None of these

Answer – 1.Microhyla kodial

Explanation:

It is a greyish brownfrog and is just 2 cm in length. A thick olive-green band on its head, less-prominent dark green bands on the rest of its body and has avery distinct loud long calls very different from a regular frog. It is closely related to southeast Asian frogs than Indian frogs and breeds during the monsoon. It is suspected to have come from the timber imported from Myanmar, Malayasia, Indonesia. The study has been published in the international journal Zootaxa on Tuesday 15th May.

 

  1. On 19th May 2018, __, the societal movement initiated by Environment, Forest & Climate Change Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan to safeguard environment and promote good living received acceptance from the global community?

1.Green Good Deeds

2.Tiny Good Deeds

3.Small Good Deeds

4.Good Deeds for the Society

5.None of these

Answer – 1.Green Good Deeds

Explanation:

At the ongoing 4th BRICS Environment Ministerial in Durban, South Africa, Dr Harsh Vardan insisted the BRICS nations help in development of a social movement to safeguard the environment. The BRICS Ministerial on Environment agreed to include “Green Good Deeds” in its official agenda in the next Ministerial in Brazil and another meeting in Russia. The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change has created a list of more than 500 Green Good Deeds. These small deeds to be performed by individuals or organisations to participate in environmental protection has been put up in a mobile application named “Dr Harsh Vardhan App”. Dr Harsh Vardhan had launched the campaign in January 2018.

 

  1. On 19th May, state-run Tripura Horticulture Corporation Limited (THCL) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Spicejet Merchandise Pvt Ltd to boost _ export?

1.honey

2.pineapple

3.apple

4.saffron

5.None of these

Answer – 2.pineapple

Explanation:

The’Queen’ variety of pineapples is considered as the pride of Tripura and approximately, more than 1 lakh metric of ‘Queen’ and ‘Kue’ pineapple is produced in Tripura annually. This MOU was done to export the fruit not only to the rest of the country but also to the middle-east. Pineapple is one of the major fruit crops in terms of area and as per the statistics, the productivity of pineapple per hectare is 18.73 tonnes, which is higher than the national average of 15.80 tonnes. To avoid farmers to switch to rubber production from pineapple due to low profits.

 

  1. On 18th May 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin reshuffled his Cabinet, he has made __ as agriculture minister?

1.Gregor Kazashian

2.Dmitry Patrushev

3.Igor Shuvalov

4.Anton Siluanov

5.None of these

Answer – 2.Dmitry Patrushev

Explanation:

He replaced some longtime members, yet maintained the important figures. Important Cabinet figures like Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Finance Minister Anton Siluanov are unchanged. Also, Anton Siluanov was promoted to the post of first deputy prime minister. Economics Minister Maxim Oreshkin, Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov and Energy Minister Alexander Novak have also retained their positions.

 

  1. On May 19, 2018, the chief minister of which state flagged off the ‘Krishi Mahabhiyan-cum-Beej Vikas Vahan Rath’ to create awareness among farmers about government schemes for them during Kharif season?

1.Assam

2.Bihar

3.Maharashtra

4.Uttar Pradesh

5.None of these

Answer – 2.Bihar

Explanation:

Mr. Nitish Kumar flagged off two Raths for each district at a function in Patna on the occasion of ‘Kharif Mahabhiyan-cum-Mahotsav 2018’. Of the two raths, one is ‘Kharif Mahabhiyan-cum-Mahotsav Rath’ that would travel to blocks, gram panchayats and villages to tell the farmers about the schemes being run during kharif season. The other Rath is ‘Beej (Seed)Vahan Vikas Rath’ which would have Kharif seeds and pesticides for the treatment of kharif crop.

 

  1. On 18th May, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu launched LED Solar Street Lighting System in 4 Districts. This scheme was launched with the help of which bank?

1.State Bank of India (SBI)

2.National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)

3.World Bank

4.SoftBank

5.None of these

Answer – 2.National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)

Explanation:

Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh launches the Scheme by dint of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD),which Sanctioned the Scheme Under its Rural Infrastructure Development Fund. The NABARD has given a total amount of Rs 87.83 lakh for implementing LED Solar Street lighting System in the State. The C.M. Pema Khandu Launched the Scheme in four districts of Arunachal Pradesh namely, Tirap, Longding, Namsai and Tawang in the presence of NABARD Chairman Harsh Kumar Bhanwala.

 

  1. When was the World Bee Day 2018, which is also the first World Bee Day celebrated?

1.May 21

2.May 22

3.May 20

4.May 19

5.None of these

Answer – 3.May 20

Explanation:

Every year on this day, the attention of the global public will be drawn to the importance of preserving bees and other pollinators. People should take resolution to preserve and protect them. Slovenia’s northern Alpin village of Zirovnica was the home town of the 18th-century Slovenian beekeeping pioneer Anton Jansa, whose date of birth, May 20, had chosen for World Bee Day.

 

  1. Which state Government has launched a new scheme to help the landless labourers from the Scheduled Castes to acquire agricultural land?

1.Gujarat

2.Maharashtra

3.Telangana

4.Madhya Pradesh

5.None of these

Answer – 2.Maharashtra

Explanation:

Now the landless labourers from the Scheduled Castes can purchase acres of rainfed agricultural land or two acres of irrigated land by paying only 5 % of the cost. The rest up to 8 lakh rupees will be borne by the Maharashtra government. This is a modified scheme. The previous Dadasaheb Gaikwad empowerment of scheduled caste landless labourers scheme was offering 50 % subsidy. It was not adequate and benefited only 5000 landless labourers from SCs in Maharashtra.

 

  1. On 25th May 2018, Union Minister of Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurated an Incubation centre and Food Testing Laboratory at NIFTEM in __?

1.Sonipat, Haryana

2.Faridabad, Haryana

3.Jalandar, Punjab

4.Patiala, Punjab

5.None of these

Answer – 1.Sonipat, Haryana

Explanation:

The facilities that were inaugurated at NIFTEM are as follows:

1.Pilot Plant for Ready-to-Eat and Traditional Food

2.Pilot Plant for Milk and Dairy Product

3.Pilot Plant for Fruits and Vegetable processing

4.Pilot Plant for Meat and Poultry Processing

5.NIFTEM Centre for Food Research and Analysis

 

 

  1. On 25th May 2018, Telangana Chief Minister Chandra Sekhara Rao announced a unique life insurance scheme for farmers, as per which, the government will offer life insurance facility of 5 lakh rupees to the nominee, after the death of the insured farmer. Name the implementing agency of this scheme?

1.Life Insurance Corporation India

2.General Insurance Corporation

3.Bharati Axa Life Insurance

4.Bajaj Alliance Life Insurance

5.None of these

Answer – 1.Life Insurance Corporation India

Explanation:

As per the scheme, the government will offer life insurance facility of 5 lakh rupees to the nominee, after the death of the insured farmer. The total premium will be paid by the government to the insurance agency. The nominee will receive the amount within 10 days of placing the claim after the farmer’s death. Irrespective of the reason of the farmer’s death, the dependent family will receive the benefit. Life Insurance Corporation India will implement this scheme. Farmers aged between 18 and 60 are eligible to register for this scheme.

 

  1. On May 28,2018, which state Government will promote Zero Budget Natural Farming System?

1.Himachal Pradesh

2.Arunachal Pradesh

3.Kerala

4.Goa

5.None of these

Answer – 1.Himachal Pradesh

Explanation:

The govt has come up with ‘Prakritik Kheti Khushhaal Kissan Yojana ’for zero budget natural farming. This would increase soil productivity, decrease use of fertilizers and harmful chemicals and increase water infiltration. Presently about 39790 farmers have switched to organic farming.

 

  1. On 28th May 2018, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) launched the ‘Gaj Yatra’ from Tura, a town in Garo Hills of which state?

1.Arunachal Pradesh

2.Meghalaya

3.Sikkim

4.Assam

5.None of these

Answer – 2.Meghalaya

Explanation:

In 2014, villagers in Garo Hills offered a part of their community-owned land to develop village reserve forests for the passage of elephants. To honour this effort the Gaj Yatra has been launched. The Gaj Yatra aims to secure 100 elephant corridors in India. Four of such corridors are in Meghalaya. As a part of the event, an elephant mascot is carried across districts where elephants cross frequently to create awareness among the people.

 

  1. On 29th May 2018, Bihar Cabinet approved the setting up of a Fisheries College at Kishanganj at a cost of __?

1.Rs 70 crore

2.Rs 40.31 crore

3.Rs 80.71 crore

4.Rs 45.56 crore

5.None of these

Answer – 2.Rs 40.31 crore

Explanation:

The cabinet meeting was chaired by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. It approved the creation of academic and administrative posts other than development of infrastructure of the College at a cost of Rs 40.31 crore in 2018-19 financial year. It also approved creation of 88 new posts in Transplant and Nephrology departments of Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) for starting the kidney transplant facility there.

 

  1. IFFCO and Indian Potash Ltd (IPL) have acquired 37 % stake in JPMC (Jordan Phosphate Mines Company) for Rs 900 crore. Expand IFFCO?

1.Indian Farmers and Fertiliser Council

2.International Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative

3.Indian Farmers Fertiliser Committee

4.Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative

5.None of these

Answer – 4.Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative

Explanation:

The shares were bought from Kamil Holdings, owned by Brunei Investment Agency. It is the largest shareholder in Jordan Phosphate Mines Company (JPMC). IPL has bought 27 % stake. IFFCO through its subsidiary Kisan International Trading (KIT) has bought 10 % in JPMC.

 

  1. Name the Maharashtra Agriculture minister who died after suffering from heart attack, in Somaiya Hospital, Mumbai, on 31st May 2018?

1.Pandurang Phundkar

2.Amar Singh

3.Rujutha Gariwal

4.Arpita Nayak

5.None of these

Answer – 1.Pandurang Phundkar

Explanation:

Pandurang Phundkar was 67 years old. He was elected to the Lok Sabha for the first time in 1989. He represented Akola till 1998. In 1978, he was elected to Maharashtra State Legislative Assembly from Changaon assembly seat for the first time.

 

  1. What was the theme of World No Tobacco Day 2018 that was observed on 31st May 2018?

1.Tobacco and heart disease

2.Tobacco and cardiovascular health

3.Acheiving zero Tobacco usage

4.Tobacco and its ill effects

5.None of these

Answer – 1.Tobacco and heart disease

Explanation:

In 1987, May 31 was declared as World No Tobacco Day by the member states of the World Health Organization (WHO). This day is observed to highlight the health risks of tobacco consumption and to urge governments to take measures to reduce smoking and other tobacco use. The theme of World No Tobacco Day 2018 is: “Tobacco and heart disease.”

 

Some MCQs for practice

 

Indian tea industry has recorded the highest ever production as well as export in FY18. The total tea production in FY18 stood at?

A) 1864.55 Million Kgs

B) 2182.35 Million Kgs

C) 993.45 Million Kgs

D) 1325.05 Million Kgs

D) 1325.05 Million Kgs

Agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh has announced to set up a Frozen Semen Station under the Rashtriya Gokul Mission in?

A) BIHAR

B) HARYANA

C) UTTAR PRADESH

D) MADHYA PRADESH

A) BIHAR

How much amount did NABARD provide as assistance to Uttar Pradesh during 2017-18 to facilitate overall development?

A) Rs 5,957 crore

B) Rs 31,846 crore

C) Rs 10,012 crore

D) Rs 23,846 crore

C) Rs 10,012 crore

Which state government has launched ‘Mission Lakadong’ to boost production of Lakadong turmeric?

A) Meghalaya

B) Assam

C) Manipur

D) Nagaland

 A) Meghalaya

CCEA has approved under the National Bamboo Mission (NBM) under National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) at an outlay of?

A) Rs 4,720 crore

B) Rs 3,450 crore

C) Rs 1,290 crore

D) Rs 2,360 crore

C) Rs 1,290 crore

Expenditure Finance Committee has accepted the proposal to provide assistance for irrigation projects of drought prone areas in which state?

A) Maharashtra

B) Andhra Pradesh

C) Tamilnadu

D) Karnataka

A) Maharashtra

Which state’s Chief Minister launched ‘Go to Village’ (Khungang Chatsi) mission in the state?

A) Manipur

B) Nagaland

C) Meghalaya

D) Assam

A) Manipur

CCEA has approved the continuation of the AgriUmbrella programme, ‘Green Revolution — Krishonnati Yojana’ for two more years with an outlay (approx) of?

A) Rs 33,000 crore

B) Rs 19,000 crore

C) Rs 28,000 crore

D) Rs 45,000 crore

A) Rs 33,000 crore

Which state government has announced to provide Rs 3 subsidy for every litre of milk to the cooperative and private producers to manufacture milk powder?

A) Uttar Pradesh

B) Maharashtra

C) Gujarat

D) Punjab

B) Maharashtra

Scientists at which institute have developed a new laparascope-assisted insemination technique for sheep?

A) ICAR-CSWRI, Avikanagar

B) ICAR-NIANP, Bengaluru

C) ICAR-NBAGR, Karnal

D) ICAR-CCARI, Goa

A) ICAR-CSWRI, Avikanagar

CCEA has approved setting up of a dedicated “Micro Irrigation Fund” (MIF) with NABARD under PMKSY at a corpus of?

A) Rs 1,000 crore

B) Rs 7,000 crore

C) Rs 3,000 crore

D) Rs 5,000 crore

 D) Rs 5,000 crore

Agriculture ministry has pegged the output of major crops in its third advance estimates at?

A) 365.20 million tonnes

B) 412.85 million tonnes

C) 138.46 million tonnes

D) 279.51 million tonnes

D) 279.51 million tonnes

Which state has signed an MoU with Spicejet Merchandise to boost pineapple export?

A) Meghalaya

B) Bihar

C) Tripura

D) Sikkim

 C) Tripura

Which state government has launched a scheme to help Scheduled Caste landless labourers to acquire agricultural land?

A) Jharkhand

B) Punjab

C) Maharashtra

D) Madhya Pradesh

C) Maharashtra

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Updated: November 26, 2018 — 10:31 pm