Agri Exam

Agriculture data & Allied Subject Test

October 2018 AgriExam

Agriculture Current Affairs October 2018

  1. What was the theme of International Coffee Day celebrated on 1st October 2018?

1) For the love of coffee

2) Women in Coffee

3) The journey of Coffee

4) Coffee and its Benefits

5) None of these

Answer – 2) Women in Coffee

Explanation:

On 1st October 2018, International Coffee Day was celebrated throughout the world. In 2015, International Coffee Organization (ICO) launched the first official International Coffee Day. This day celebrates the journey of the coffee bean from farm to mug. It also encourages coffee as a beverage. Theme: for International Coffee Day 2018 is “Women in Coffee”.

 

 

  1. Percentage of female operational land holders increased from 12.79% in 2010-11 to ___ % in 2015-16, as per 10th Agriculture Census 2015-16 released by the Agriculture Ministry?

1) 13.87 %

2) 14.67 %

3) 25.89 %

4) 34.67 %

5) None of theseAnswer – 1) 13.87 %

Explanation:

On October 1, 2018, 10th Agriculture Census 2015-16 was released by the Agriculture Ministry. As per the latest data, more women are participating in the farming sector with an overall increase of small and medium land holding farmers and tillers. The percentage of female operational land holders increased from 12.79% in 2010-11 to 13.87% in 2015-16. It also showed a decline of 1.53% of total operated area to 157.14 million hectare as compared to 159.59 million ha in 2010-11 data. And in terms of operated area women participation increased from previous 10.36% to 11.57%. By the number of people tilling the land, Uttar Pradesh topped the chart followed by Bihar and Maharashtra. Uttar Pradesh had 23.82 million (16%) farmers and tillers in 2015-16, followed by Bihar at 16.41 million and Maharashtra with 14.71 million. In terms of total operated area: Rajasthan comes first followed by Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka.

 

 

  1. Name the type of Mango from Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Palghar, Thane and Raigad districts of Maharashtra, that got registered as Geographical Indication (GI)?

1) Alphonso

2) Kesar

3) Neelam

4) Sindoora

5) None of these

Answer – 1) Alphonso

Explanation:

On October 5, 2018, Alphonso from Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Palghar, Thane and Raigad districts of Maharashtra, got registered as Geographical Indication (GI). The king of mangoes, Alphonso, better known as ‘Hapus’ in Maharashtra. It is one of the world’s most popular fruit and is exported to various countries including Japan, Korea and Europe. Other similar GI tagged products include: Darjeeling Tea, Mahabaleshwar Strawberry, Blue Pottery of Jaipur, Banarasi Sarees and Tirupati Laddus.

 

 

  1. When was World Animal Day celebrated throughout the world?

1) October 2

2) October 3

3) October 4

4) October 5

5) None of these

Answer – 3) October 4

Explanation:

On 4th October 2018, World Animal Day was celebrated throughout the world. World Animal Day is observed every year on October 4, which is the feast day of Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. In 1925, Heinrich Zimmermann organized the first World Animal Day. In 1931, World Animal Day (October 4) was declared as a universal observation, at a congress of the International Animal Protection Congress in Florence, Italy. This day focuses on animal rights and welfare. It aims to raise the status of animals, improve welfare standards and protect endangered species and natural habitat.

 

 

  1. Which state government launched 2 schemes called the Chief Minister’s Sashakt Kisan Yojana and Chief Minister’s Krishi Samuh Yojana, on 8th October 2018?

1) Nagaland

2) Sikkim

3) Manipur

4) Arunachal Pradesh

5) None of these

Answer – 4) Arunachal Pradesh

Explanation:

On October 8, 2018, Arunachal Pradesh Government launched 2 schemes called- the Chief Minister’s Sashakt Kisan Yojana and Chief Minister’s Krishi Samuh Yojana in Itanagar. The Chief Minister’s Sashakt Kisan Yojana will subsume three state flagship programmes, namely: CM’s Employment Generation Scheme, CM’s Agri-Mechanization Programme and CM’s Flagship Programme on Tea and Rubber. The Chief Minister’s Krishi Samuh Yojana aims at: Providing timely supports and marketing interventions of the government for better price realization and doubling farmers’ income.

 

 

  1. Government has decided to cover crop damages in wild animal attacks under which scheme on trial basis?

1) Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna

2) Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana

3) Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana

4) Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana

5) None of these

Answer – 1) Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna

Explanation:

Union Agricultural Minister Radha Mohan Singh stated that the government has decided to cover damages to crops in wild animal attacks under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna in select districts on an experimental basis. The government has also brought under the Fasal Bima Yojna ambit certain horticultural crops on an experimental basis. Damages to individual or limited number of cultivators in localised events like water logging, land slide, hailstorms etc did not fall under the ambit of the Centre’s crop insurance scheme earlier, but they too are being covered now under new provisions.

 

 

  1. Where will the Organics and Millets International Trade Fair 2019 be held from 18-20 January, 2019?

1) Kolkata

2) Chennai

3) Bengaluru

4) Mumbai

5) None of these

Answer – 3) Bengaluru

Explanation:

The Organics and Millets International Trade Fair 2019, organised by the Karnataka’s Department of Agriculture, will be held from 18-20 January. The three-day fair, primarily for farmers, buyers, sellers and exporters of organic produces and millets, will have about 250 exhibitors occupying an exhibition space of 10,000 square meters including stalls from other states, countries, Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) and farmer federations.

 

 

  1. Which company has been named the biggest producer of plastic trash as per a report by environmental group Greenpeace, on 9th October 2018?

1) Nestle

2) PepsiCo

3) Coca-Cola

4) Unilever

5) None of these

Answer – 3) Coca-Cola

Explanation:

On 9th October 2018, a report by environmental group Greenpeace stated that, drink companies Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Nestle are the world’s biggest producers of plastic trash. Greenpeace worked with the Break Free From Plastic movement and performed 239 plastic clean-ups in 42 countries and made an audit of 187,000 pieces of plastic trash. Coca-Cola, was the top waste producer. Coke-branded plastic trash was found in 40 of the 42 countries. The most common type of plastic found was polystyrene. It was followed by PET that is used in bottles and containers. Coke has stated that all its packaging will be recyclable. Nestle announced that its packaging will be recyclable or reusable. PepsiCo stated that its packaging will be recyclable, compostable or biodegradable.

 

 

  1. The report named “Strengthening Forest Fire Management in India”, released on October 9, 2018, was jointly prepared by the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEFCC) and which entity?

1) NITI Aayog

2) World Bank

3) World Wildlife Fund

4) Asian Development Bank

5) None of these

Answer – 2) World Bank

Explanation:

On October 9, 2018, the report named “Strengthening Forest Fire Management in India”, jointly prepared by the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEFCC) and the World Bank was released. The report was released by Dr Harsh Vardhan, Hon. Minister of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change. The report states that forest fires are the leading cause of forest degradation in India. Inspite of having increased forest cover to over 20 percent of its geographical area, regeneration is either inadequate or absent in about 45 percent of all forest areas. About 95 percent of all forest plots inventoried show some signs of degradation. The report also discusses policies on forest fire prevention and management (FFPM) at the national, state and local levels.

 

 

  1. Which state forest department started the vaccination of lions in the Gir Forest National Park to protect them from deadly Canine Distemper Virus (CDV), on 7th October 2018?

1) Madhya Pradesh

2) Karnataka

3) Gujarat

4) Rajasthan

5) None of these

Answer – 3) Gujarat

Explanation:

On 7th October 2018, Gujarat Forest Department started the vaccination of lions in the Gir Forest National Park to protect them from deadly Canine Distemper Virus (CDV). Nearly 23 lions have died in the Gir sanctuary in less than a month. Most of them died due to Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) and protozoa infections. Asiatic lions are an endangered species. They are vaccinated under intensive veterinary care complying with standard protocol. CDV is a dangerous virus. It has destroyed 30% of the African lions in East African forests. CDV is largely found in wild dogs, jackals and wolves. It can spread to lions through the infected animals they eat.

 

 

  1. Which state launched 3 apps namely i-Khet Machine, e-PEHaL and e-Prevent to prevent crop residue burning, on 11th October 2018?

1) Rajasthan

2) Gujarat

3) Punjab

4) Odisha

5) None of these

Answer – 3) Punjab

Explanation:

On October 11, 2018, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh launched 3 apps to prevent crop residue burning. Its objective is to check and create awareness about environmental effects of crop residue burning. The apps are: i-Khet Machine, e-PEHaL and e-Prevent. The three Android mobile applications have been developed by Punjab Remote Sensing Centre (PRSC). The Agriculture department will work with the science, technology and environment department to intensify campaign to educate farmers about stubble burning.

 

 

  1. What was the theme of World Migratory Bird Day 2018 observed on 13th October and earlier on 12th May 2018?

1) Conserve and safeguard endangered birds

2) Unifying our Voices for Bird Conservation

3) Stand up for conservation of Birds

4) Help Conserved Migratory Birds

5) None of these

Answer – 2) Unifying our Voices for Bird Conservation

Explanation:

On 13th October 2018, World Migratory Bird Day was observed all over the world. In 2017, International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) and World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) were merged. From 2018, World Migratory Bird Day is celebrated twice a year, on the second Saturday in May and in October. In 2018, it was celebrated on 12th May and now on 13th October. World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) aims to create awareness on the need for conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. Theme: for World Migratory Bird Day 2018 is “Unifying our Voices for Bird Conservation”. Also 2018 is the “Year of the Bird”.

 

 

  1. When was World Egg Day celebrated?

1) October 10

2) October 11

3) October 12

4) October 13

5) None of these

Answer – 3) October 12

Explanation:

On 12th October 2018, the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Government of India organized “World Egg Day”. Minister of State of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Parshottam Rupala released a booklet on poultry entrepreneurs’ success stories. Sanction orders were given to 5 entrepreneur beneficiaries under the Poultry Venture Capital Fund – Entrepreneurship Development and Employment Generation component of National Livestock Mission. International Egg Commission (IEC) Vienna 1996 conference declared second Friday of October every year as World Egg Day. This day aims to create awareness on the nutritional benefits of eggs. India is the third highest producer of eggs in the world, with per capita availability of 69 eggs per person per year.

 

 

  1. West Bengal Government announced to give a compensation of ___ rupees to farmers who had incurred loss due to hailstorm this year, on 12th October 2018?

1) Rs 210 crore

2) Rs 420 crore

3) Rs 510 crore

4) Rs 960 crore

5) None of these

Answer – 1) Rs 210 crore

Explanation:

On October 12, 2018, the West Bengal Government announced to give a compensation of 210 crore rupees to farmers who had incurred loss due to hailstorm this year. More than 3.25 lakh farmers of North and South Bengal will be receiving compensation. Farmers from 10 districts including Murshidabad, Jalpaiguri, Cooch Behar, South Dinajpur, Malda, Birbhum, Nadia, North 24-Parganas and West Midnapore had incurred heavy loss due to the hailstorm.

 

 

  1. Which Indian state won the United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) Future Policy Gold Award for its achievement in becoming the world’s first totally organic agriculture state, on 12th October 2018?

1) Meghalaya

2) Kerala

3) Sikkim

4) Himachal Pradesh

5) None of these

Answer – 3) Sikkim

Explanation:

On 12th October 2018, Sikkim won the United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) Future Policy GoldAward for its achievement in becoming the world’s first totally organic agriculture state. The award is nicknamed the “Oscar for best policies”. It is co-organised by FAO, the World Future Council (WFC) and International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM – Organics International). Brazil, Denmark, Quito and Ecuador received the Silver award. Sikkim has completely banned the sale and use of chemical pesticides. With this transition to organic farming, the tourism sector has benefited with the number of visitors increasing by more than 50 % between 2014 and 2017.

 

 

  1. When was the International Day of Rural Women themed “Sustainable infrastructure, services and social protection for gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls” celebrated?

1) October 12

2) October 11

3) October 15

4) October 13

5) None of these

Answer – 3) October 15

Explanation:

On 15th October 2018, International Day of Rural Women was celebrated all over the world. In 2007, the United Nations General Assembly, declared October 15 as International Day of Rural Women. It was first observed in 2008. This day recognizes the role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in agriculture, rural development, food security and eradicating rural poverty. Theme: for International Day of Rural Women 2018 is “Sustainable infrastructure, services and social protection for gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls”.

 

 

  1. Where did Mansukh L. Mandaviya, Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways and Chemical & Fertilizer launch the Youth Road Safety Learners Licence programme on 15th October 2018?

1) New Delhi

2) Mumbai

3) Chennai

4) Kolkata

5) None of these

Answer – 1) New Delhi

Explanation:

On October 15, 2018, Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya, Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways and Chemical & Fertilizer today launched the Youth Road Safety Learners Licence programme in New Delhi. This programme will be run in collaboration with Diageo India and the Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE). It will provide structured training program for young, first-time drivers. In the first year, the programme will cover 20 universities with a total of 400 programme across the country.

 

 

  1. Where is the 6th edition of India International Silk Fair (IISF) held from October 16 to 18, 2018?

1) Mumbai

2) New Delhi

3) Chennai

4) Kolkata

5) None of these

Answer – 2) New Delhi

Explanation:

On October 14, 2018, the Textile ministry announced that the Union Minister of Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani, will inaugurate the 6th edition of India International Silk Fair (IISF) in New Delhi on October 16, 2018. The International Silk fair will be organised by the Indian Silk Export Promotion Council (ISEPC) at Pragati Maidan. Over 108 exhibitors of silk and blended silk products and over 218 buyers from various countries will participate in the fair. The IISF-2018 is expected to generate business of over USD 20 million for the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) engaged in producing silk and blended silk products. Also, the Central Silk Board will put up a Theme Pavilion showcasing the future vision of Indian Silk Industry.

 

 

  1. When was World Food Day celebrated all over the world?

1) October 11

2) October 12

3) October 15

4) October 16

5) None of these

Answer – 4) October 16

Explanation:

On 16th October 2018, World Food Day was celebrated all over the world. World Food Day is celebrated every year on October 16 by 150 countries to support Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations’ mission to create awareness and gather support to end world hunger. FAO and World Food Day Committee conducted 2018 World Food Day event, with the theme “Our actions are our future. A #zero hunger world by 2030 is possible”.

 

 

  1. When was Rashtriya Mahila Kisan Diwas (National Women’s Farmer’s Day) celebrated to increase the active participation of women in agriculture?

1) October 15

2) October 16

3) October 13

4) October 14

5) None of these

Answer – 1) October 15

Explanation:

On 15th October 2018, Rashtriya Mahila Kisan Diwas (National Women’s Farmer’s Day) was celebrated to increase the active participation of women in agriculture. Agriculture Ministry declared 15 October as Rashtriya Mahila Kisan Diwas in 2016. Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh addressed the function held in New Delhi. Women farmers, entrepreneurs, farming organizations, agricultural scientists and researchers participated in the event.

 

 

  1. Where did Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh inaugurate a two-day Agri-startup and Entrepreneurship event, on the occasion of World Food Day, on 16th October 2018?

1) Mumbai

2) Guwahati

3) Kolkata

4) New Delhi

5) None of these

Answer – 4) New Delhi

Explanation:

On 16th October 2018, on the occasion of World Food Day, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh inaugurated a two-day Agri-startup and Entrepreneurship event, in New Delhi. The theme of the event was Unleashing potentials in agriculture for young agri-preneurs. More than 100 agri-preneurs participated in the event. Several issues faced by young agri-preneurs in production of seasonal crops were discussed in the conclave. Radha Mohan Singh announced that 45 models on integrated farming for 15 different climate zone in India have been developed. These models would help in increasing agricultural production and farmer’s income in spite of adversity of climate change.

 

 

  1. Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan launched the air quality early warning system for which state or union territory on 15th October 2018?

1) Goa

2) Gujarat

3) Delhi

4) Chandigarh

5) None of these

Answer – 3) Delhi

Explanation:

On October 15, 2018, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan launched the air quality early warning system for Delhi. It has been designed with the help of American and Finnish models to predict extreme air pollution levels. A 41 member-team constituted by the Central Pollution Control Board has been deployed in Delhi and NCR cities of Ghaziabad, NOIDA, Gurugram and Faridabad to monitor and supervise dust mitigation and other air pollution. It is a part of the new Central Sector Scheme with an outlay of Rs. 1151.80 crore. Additionally, for the promotion of agricultural mechanization for in-situ management of crop residue, the Centre has already released Rs. 591.65 crore to Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and NCT of Delhi.

 

 

  1. Minister for Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Radha Mohan Singh announced that __ % of government’s policies have been formulated to enhance women participation in the agriculture sector?

1) 25 %

2) 30 %

3) 50 %

4) 75 %

5) None of these

Answer – 2) 30 %

Explanation:

On October 15, 2018, Minister for Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Radha Mohan Singh announced that 30% government’s policies have been formulated to enhance women participation in the agriculture sector. Speaking at the Mahila Kisan Diwas programme in New Delhi, he said that the involvement of women in the sector has risen to 18% according to a NSSO (National Sample Survey Office) report. Additionally, women have taken lead roles in horticulture, fisheries, animal husbandry, beekeeping and other allied sectors.

 

 

  1. Which state government has launched the Chief Minister Solar Pump Programme for farmers to install 1 lakh pumps at an investment of Rs 3,435 crore in the next 3 years?

1) Andhra Pradesh

2) Telangana

3) Maharashtra

4) Rajasthan

5) None of these

Answer – 3) Maharashtra

Explanation:

Maharashtra government has launched the Chief Minister Solar Pump Programme for farmers. In the next three years about one lakh pumps will be installed at an investment of about Rs 3,435 crore. A small-scale solar pump programme is already being implemented by Mahadiscom, a government-controlled power distribution utility company. The decision to lunch the programme was taken at the State Cabinet meeting on 16th October 2018. In fiscal 2018-19, 25,000 pumps will be installed, another 50,000 pumps by 2019-20 and the remaining 25,000 by 2020-21.

 

 

  1. Shahi litchi of which state got the 4th Geographical Indication (GI) tag, on 18th October 2018?

1) Bihar

2) Assam

3) Himachal Pradesh

4) Jammu and Kashmir

5) None of these

Answer – 1) Bihar

Explanation:

On October 18, 2018, the famous Shahi litchi of North Bihar has got the 4th Geographical Indication (GI) tag. Earlier, Jardalu mango, Katarni rice and Magahi paan from the state got the GI tag. Shahi Litchi is mainly cultivated in Muzaffarpur, Samastipur, Vaishali, East Champaran and Begusarai. The GI registration was done in the name of Litchi Growers Association of Bihar, which had applied for the tag. Bihar produces 40 per cent of the litchi grown in the country on 38 per cent of the area.

 

 

  1. When is World Statistics Day observed?

1) October 18

2) October 17

3) October 21

4) October 20

5) None of these

Answer – 4) October 20

Explanation:

World Statistics Day started in the year 2010. It is observed on October 20, once in every 5 years. It was last celebrated under the leadership of former United Nations General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon in 2015. The next celebration will be on October 20, 2020.

 

 

27.Which state government made the man-animal conflict a ‘State Declared Disaster’, on 17th October 2018?

1) Kerala

2) Tamil Nadu

3) Uttar Pradesh

4) Himachal Pradesh

5) None of these

Answer – 3) Uttar Pradesh

Explanation:

On October 17, 2018, in a first-of-its-kind move, the Uttar Pradesh government made the man-animal conflict a ‘State Declared Disaster’. These incidents would be under the ambit of State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF). According to the provisions of the order, a compensatory amount of Rs.5 lakh would be given to family of deceased if the victim of the animal attack dies. The disbursement of compensation for injury would be in accordance to SDRF guidelines. It also states that the amount of Rs 1 lakh per death would be arranged by the state forest department from its own budget to the Revenue Department.

 

 

  1. NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) has signed a MoU with Ayurvet Research Foundation (ARF) to facilitate several collaborative initiatives for integrated agricultural and rural development of which state?

1) Uttar Pradesh

2) Rajasthan

3) Gujarat

4) Haryana

5) None of these

Answer – 4) Haryana

Explanation:

Haryana regional office of NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) has signed a MoU with Delhi-based Ayurvet Research Foundation (ARF) to facilitate several collaborative initiatives for integrated agricultural and rural development of Haryana. Major initiatives covered under this MoU will be in the resource-poor districts of Haryana. This MoU will enable to find practical solutions to the problems and challenges faced in integrated development of some districts of Haryana. This MoU will be enable planning and implementation of programmes like natural resource management, village development, exploring and creating alternative employment generation opportunities, upscaling micro-finance activities and supporting farmer producer organisations, through joint efforts of NABARD and ARF.

 

 

  1. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved creation of special Fisheries and Aquaculture Infrastructure Development Fund (FIDF) with an estimated fund of __ rupees, on 24th October 2018?

1) Rs.7,522 crore

2) Rs.6,788 crore

3) Rs.2,389 crore

4) Rs.8,678 crore

5) None of these

Answer – 1) Rs.7,522 crore

Explanation:

On October 24, 2018, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved creation of special Fisheries and Aquaculture Infrastructure Development Fund (FIDF). It will have an estimated fund size of Rs.7,522 crore. It will be comprised of:

  • Rs.5,266.40 croreto be raised by the Nodal Loaning Entities (NLEs),
  • Rs. 1,316.6 crorebeneficiaries contribution and
  • Rs.939.48 crorebudgetary support from the Government of India.

 

 

  1. Which state government introduced the ‘Pashu Sanjeevni Sewa’ scheme to provide free of cost health care services to livestock in the state through mobile veterinary clinics, on 25th October 2018?

1) Punjab

2) Haryana

3) Uttar Pradesh

4) Madhya Pradesh

5) None of these

Answer – 2) Haryana

Explanation:

On October 25, 2018, the Haryana Government introduce the ‘Pashu Sanjeevni Sewa’ scheme to provide free of cost health care services to livestock in the state through mobile veterinary clinics. The decision was taken during a meeting of the animal husbandry and dairy department, under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. The service will be first started in all the blocks of Jind, Yamunanagar and Nuh districts for pilot run. One mobile vehicle would be pressed into service in each block of these 3 districts. Each mobile vehicle would have a three-member team comprising a veterinary doctor, one para vet and one helper-cum-driver.

 

 

  1. Where was the 11th Global Agriculture Summit 2018 held on 24th and 25th October 2018?

1) Mumbai

2) New Delhi

3) Kolkata

4) Chennai

5) None of these

Answer – 2) New Delhi

Explanation:

On October 25, 2018, the 2-day 11th Global Agriculture Summit 2018 concluded in New Delhi. It aimed to provide the platform towards facilitating farmers connect with the technologies, markets, industry, institutions and the Governmental programs. The Global Summit and Award ceremony was organized by Indian Council of Food and Agriculture (ICFA) with support of Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Ministry of Food Processing Industries and Ministry of Commerce. It was inaugurated by Secretary Agriculture and Co-operation, Sanjay Agrawal. The theme of the summit was: ‘Connecting Farmers to Market’.

 

 

  1. Which fertilizer major has been ranked as the biggest cooperative in the world according to the 7th edition ‘Word Cooperative Monitor’ report 2018?

1) Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO)

2) Gujarat Fertilizer Cooperative (GFC)

3) Greenstar Fertilizer Cooperative (GFC)

4) Amara Fertilizer Cooperative (AFC)

5) None of these

Answer – 1) Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO)

Explanation:

On October 24, 2018, according to the 7th edition ‘Word Cooperative Monitor’ report 2018, fertilizer major IFFCO has been ranked as the biggest cooperative in the world. It has retained this position from 2016. It was published by: The International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) and the European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises (Euricse). IFFCO has been ranked based on the ratio of turnover over gross domestic product (GDP) per capita. This relates the turnover of the co-operative to the purchasing power of the country in which it operates.

 

 

  1. “Unified Agriculture Markets” of Co-operation Department of which state won the overall Gold Award for CAPAM (Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management) Awards, 2018?

1) Tamil Nadu

2) Bihar

3) Rajasthan

4) Karnataka

5) None of these

Answer – 4) Karnataka

Explanation:

On 23rd October 2018, two initiatives of India won the Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management Award, 2018, at its Annual General Members Meet, in Georgetown, Guyana. The initiative named “Unnayan Banka” – Reinventing Education Using Technology, of Banka District of Bihar was awarded under the Category “Innovation Incubation”. Another initiative named “Unified Agriculture Markets” of Co-operation Department of Karnataka was selected under the Category ‘Innovation in Public Service Management’. This initiative also won the overall Gold Award for CAPAM Awards, 2018.

 

 

  1. Where did Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurate the three-day long Krishi Kumbh 2018 through video conferencing, on 27th October 2018?

1) Kanpur

2) Chennai

3) Lucknow

4) Kolkata

5) None of these

Answer – 3) Lucknow

Explanation:

On October 27, 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated three-day long Krishi Kumbh 2018 in Lucknow through video conferencing. Krishi Kumbh is having: Haryana and Jharkhand as partner states and Japan and Israel as partner countries. Under this, the Government is providing 50 to 80 per cent discount on machineries to stop farmers from stubble burning. In addition to setting up of solar pumps in farms sectors across the country, Rice Research Centre will be set up in Varanasi. He also called upon agriculture scientists and experts to use this event to find technology-related solution so that farmers and environment both are benefited.

 

 

  1. Which state launched the flagship scheme “Blue Revolution: Integrated Development and Management of Fisheries”, on 26th October 2018?

1) Arunachal Pradesh

2) Kerala

3) Meghalaya

4) Telangana

5) None of these

Answer – 3) Meghalaya

Explanation:

On October 26, 2018, Meghalaya launched the flagship scheme “Blue Revolution: Integrated Development and Management of Fisheries”. For this, the Central Government has sanctioned 51 crore rupees. This would enable self-sufficiency in fish production.

 

 

  1. Name the head of the panel of governors constituted by President Ram Nath Kovind that submitted its report ‘Approach to Agriculture : A Holistic Overview’ on approach to agriculture for doubling farmer’s income?

1) Raghuram Rajan

2) Ram Naik

3) Ananth Kumar

4) Leela Chandran

5) None of these

Answer – 2) Ram Naik

Explanation:

On October 27, 2018, panel of governors constituted by President Ram Nath Kovind submitted its report ‘Approach to Agriculture : A Holistic Overview’ on approach to agriculture for doubling farmer’s income. The committee was headed by Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik. It made 21 major recommendations. Some of them being: Establishment of a KRISHAK SHIKAYAR NIVARAN CELLor farmer’s grievances addressal system in every district, Development of climate-resilient and input-efficient varieties, Incentive grant to set up special agricultural zones and Regional hubs for region-specific crops, Slashing of premium rates of the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana from 5 to 2.5 percent for big sowing area, Linking of the rural employment guarantee scheme MNREGA with productive agricultural activities, Encouraging women into agricultural activities since male counterparts are migrating.

 

 

  1. Where did Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurate the first Mega Food Park-The Gujarat Agro Mega Food Park on 29th October 2018?

1) Gandhinagar

2) Surat

3) Ahmedabad

4) Rajkot

5) None of these

Answer – 2) Surat

Explanation:

On October 29, 2018, Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Smt Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurated the first Mega Food Park- The Gujarat Agro Mega Food Park, in Surat, Gujarat. It is promoted by M/s Gujarat Agro Infrastructure Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd and is located at Village Shah and Vasravi, Taluka Mangrol, District Surat. This has been set up in 70.15 acre of land at a cost of Rs. 117.87 crore.

 

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