Agriculture Current Affairs 24 June 2019

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Agriculture Current Affairs 24 June 2019

  • India accounts for 6.3% of fish production
  •  As per the Fisheries Department, India is the second largest fish producing country in the world as it accounts for 6.3% of the global fish production.
  • It also said the fisheries sector in the country is growing at the rate of 7%, sustaining 14.5 million fishermen.
  • Fisheries sector is a sunrise sector in India.

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WMO ARCHIVE OF WEATHER AND CLIMATE EXTREMES

The United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has officially evaluated temperature record extremes of 54.0 °C at two locations, one in Mitribah, Kuwait, on 21 July 2016 and a second in Turbat, Pakistan, on 28 May 2017.

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The WMO Archive of Weather and Climate Extremes, has verified the Mitribah observation as 53.9 °C (± 0.1 °C margin of uncertainty) and the Turbat one as 53.7 °C (± 0.4 °C).

The Mitribah, Kuwait temperature is now accepted by the WMO as the highest temperature ever recorded for the continental region of Asia.

The two observations are the third and fourth highest WMO-recognized temperature extremes. They are also the highest, officially-recognized temperatures to have been recorded in the last 76 years.

India’s highest ever, too, came as recently as May 19, 2016 — 51°C in Phalodi, Rajasthan.

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✓✓ Important info :

The WMO Archive of Weather and Climate Extremes includes the world’s highest and lowest temperatures, rainfall, heaviest hailstone, longest dry period, maximum gust of wind, as well as hemispheric weather and climate extremes.

According to the Weather and Climate Extremes archive, the hottest temperature ever recorded was in Furnace Creek, Death Valley, California at 56.7°C on 10 July 1913.

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