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Agriculture Current affairs September 2018

Agriculture Current affairs September 2018

1. Which state government inked a pact with Portugal in the field of water supply, waste water management and sanitation for a period of 2 years? (Agriculture Current affairs September)
1) Kerala
2) Goa
3) Rajasthan
4) Maharashtra
5) None of these

Answer – 2) Goa

Explanation: The Goa government inked a pact with Portugal in the field of water supply, waste water management and sanitation for a period of 2 years. The MOU was signed between: Goa Public Works Department Minister Sudin Dhavalikar and Portugal’s Minister of Environment Joao Pedro de Matos Fernandes. The projects would include: Opa water supply project in north Goa, Sewage water treatment plantin Valpoi and Manganese-removal efforts in Selaulim Reservoir.

Agriculture Current affairs September 2018

2. Where did National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) host Grameena Habba from September 28 – Oct 7, 2018?
1) Hyderabad
2) Mumbai
3) Bengaluru
4) New Delhi
5) None of these

Answer – 3) Bengaluru

Explanation: The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) Karnataka Regional Office has invited wholesalers and online marketing vendors to its Grameena Habba in Bengaluru from September 28- Oct 7, 2018. This would expand the market for weavers, rural artisans and craftsmen, SHGs, rural entrepreneurs, and farmers’ producer organisations. The business-to-business interaction and feedback would help the rural artisans modify their product designs and creations according to market trends.

Agriculture Current affairs September 2018

3. Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Radha Mohan Singh launched online software for Agmark certification process on 26th September 2018. The processes of Agmark certification is implemented by which body?
1) Directorate of Marketing & Inspection (DMI)
2) Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
3) Indian Standards Institute (ISI)
4) Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)
5) None of these

Answer – 1) Directorate of Marketing & Inspection (DMI)

Explanation: Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh launched online software for Agmark certification process. The processes of certification are being implemented by the Directorate of Marketing & Inspection (DMI). The process has been easy and accessible due to modern technologies implemented by the National Informatics Center.

Agriculture Current affairs September 2018

4. Where did Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences and Environment, Forest and Climate change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurate air pollution control device WAYU (Wind Augmentation PurifYing Unit) ?
1) New Delhi
2) Varanasi
3) Kanpur
4) Kolkata
5) None of these

Answer – 1) New Delhi

Explanation: Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences and Environment, Forest and Climate change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurated air pollution control device WAYU (Wind Augmentation PurifYing Unit) in New Delhi. This device is meant for traffic junctions at ITO intersection and Mukarba Chowk. It has been developed by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research –National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-NEERI). It is a part of Technology Development Project that is being funded by Department of Science and Technology. The ministry would install 54 more WAYU devices at various traffic intersections across Delhi by 15th of October, 2018.

Agriculture Current affairs September 2018

5. When was World Rose Day or Cancer Free Day observed?
1) September 22
2) September 21
3) September 20
4) September 19
5) None of these

Answer – 1) September 22

Explanation: On September 22, Rose Day is observed on all over the world every year who are battling cancer. The purpose of celebrating Rose Day is to make cancer patients become strong to face the disease with spirit and will power. Healthy diet , Avoid smoking and alcohol, Regular exercise ,less sun exposure to sunlight will prevent the cancer.

Agriculture Current affairs September 2018

6. Gujarat government increased insurance cover compensation for farmers in the event of accidental death from Rs.1 lakh to ___ lakh,?
1) Rs 2 lakh
2) Rs 3 lakh
3) Rs 1.50 lakh
4) Rs 2.50 lakh
5) None of these

Answer – 1) Rs 2 lakh

Explanation: The Gujarat government increase in insurance cover compensation for farmers in the event of accidental death or disability. The increased premium will be borne by the state government costing it more than Rs.70 crore. According to the announcement compensation has been doubled for, Accidental death from Rs.1 lakh to Rs.2 lakh, and Partial disability, losing either a limb or an eye, from Rs.50,000 to Rs.1 lakh.

Agriculture Current affairs September 2018

7. Which state government announced the formation of a committee to look into the complaints of farmers who have not received timely compensation for crop loss,?
1) Telangana
2) Uttar Pradesh
3) Kerala
4) Gujarat
5) None of these

Answer – 4) Gujarat

Explanation: Gujarat government announced the formation of a committee to look into the complaints of farmers who have not received timely compensation for crop loss. The committee includes Gujarat Agriculture Minister R C Faldu. Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel and Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani will directly supervise the committee. Erring insurance companies will be reported directly to the Central government. The committee will soon hold a meeting with the chairman and managing directors of insurance companies that offer crop loans in Gujarat, to tackle this issue. Under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) more than 12 lakh farmers in Gujarat have been covered during the ongoing Kharif 2018 season. This scheme was introduced in Kharif 2016.

Agriculture Current affairs September 2018

8. The government along with Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations launched an agricultural project worth __ dollars, on conservation of biodiversity and forest landscapes?
1) USD 33.5 million
2) USD 22.7 million
3) USD 45.8 million
4) USD 78.8 million
5) None of these

Answer – 1) USD 33.5 million

Explanation: the government along with UN body FAO launched an agricultural project worth USD 33.5 million on conservation of biodiversity and forest landscapes. This project is being funded by Global Environment Facility (GEF). The project, to be implemented in five landscape in Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Odisha, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand. The project would involve: Biodiversity conservation, land degradation, climate change mitigation and sustainable forest management.
Headquarters of FAO – Rome, Italy.

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9. National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has approved __ rupees loan so far, to 93 prioritised irrigation projects under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY)?
1) Rs 26,563.45 crore
2) Rs 65,634.93 crore
3) Rs 78,563.65 crore
4) Rs 45,453.25 crore
5) None of thes

Answer – 2) Rs 65,634.93 crore

Explanation: National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has approved Rs 65,634.93 crore loan so far to 93 prioritised irrigation projects under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY). NABARD is funding the central and state share of 99 prioritised irrigation projects under PMKSY through long term irrigation fund (LTIF). It is mandated to provide Rs 70,000 crore loan to these projects to be finished by 2019. Out of the 99 prioritised irrigation projects NABARD has sanctioned Rs 65,634.93 crore loan for 93 projects so far. Already, Rs 23,402.72 crore was disbursed for 86 projects, which includes the central share of 15,242.02 crore and state share of Rs 8,160.70 crore.
Chairman – Harsh Kumar Bhanwala; Headquarters – Mumbai`

Agriculture Current affairs September 2018

10. According to UN’s annual multi-agency flagship report on the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, hunger remains the same as it was __ years ago in 2017?
1) 5
2) 10
3) 15
4) 20
5) None of these

Answer – 2) 10

Explanation: On September 11, 2018, according to UN’s annual multi-agency flagship report on the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, hunger remains the same as was ten years ago in 2017. This is a part of UNDP’s Sustainable Development goal: Zero Hunger by 2030. The report was published by the following:
• Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO),
• International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD),
• World Food Programme (WFP),
• the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and
• World Health Organization (WHO).

Agriculture Current affairs September 2018

11. Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Radha Mohan Singh launched Dairy Processing & Infrastructure Development Fund (DIDF) with an outlay of __ rupees?
1) Rs 10881 crore
2) Rs 46788 crore
3) Rs 67890 crore
4) Rs 23799 crore
5) None of these

Answer – 1) Rs 10881 crore

Explanation: Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh launched Dairy Processing & Infrastructure Development Fund (DIDF) with an outlay of Rs 10881 crore. This was done in the inauguration of Dairy Processing & Infrastructure Development Fund (DIDF) in New Delhi. This will help double the income of dairy farmers. The DIDF was started by the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries (DADF) as per the announcement of Union Budget 2017-18. This is a part of the National Action Plan (Vision-2024) which requires Rs 51,077 crore for operationalization. Out of the Rs 10881 crore, the first installment of Rs 440 crore was being given to the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB).

Agriculture Current affairs September 2018

12. Union Cabinet has approved new umbrella scheme ‘PM-AASHA’, which aims to ensure remunerative prices to farmers for their produce as announced in the Union Budget for 2018. Expand PM-AASHA?
1) Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan
2) Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay Samriti Abhiyan
3) Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay Subiksha Abhiyan
4) Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay Suraksha Abhiyan
5) None of these

Answer – 1) Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan

Explanation: the Union Cabinet approved new umbrella scheme ‘Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan, PM-AASHA. It is aimed at ensuring remunerative prices to farmers for their produce as announced in the Union Budget for 2018.

Agriculture Current affairs September 2018

13. Which state cabinet approved the Bangla Krishi Sech Yojana for setting up micro-irrigation facility?
1) Tamil Nadu
2) Telangana
3) Chhattisgarh
4) West Bengal
5) None of these

Answer – 4) West Bengal

Explanation: the West Bengal Cabinet sanctioned various projects. It sanctioned the following:
• Setting up of a Rs 6,921-cr pump storage hydel project in Purulia for producing more electricity.
• Revise the retirement age of nurses in state-run hospitals from 60 to 62 years,
• Setting up 27 nursing schools in the state,
• The Bangla Krishi Sech Yojana for setting up micro-irrigation facility.

Agriculture Current affairs September 2018

14. Which state government banned the manufacturing, sale, distribution and use or possession of e-cigarettes under the category of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS),?
1) Telangana
2) Maharashtra
3) Tamil Nadu
4) Bihar
5) None of these

Answer – 3) Tamil Nadu

Explanation: The Tamil Nadu government has banned e-cigarettes in the state. Listing the ill-effects of using Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, knows as E-Cigarettes, the government order said, it is a myth that it is less harmful than Beedis and cigarettes.
The ban covers distribution, trade, display, marketing, advertisement, use, import and possession of e-cigarettes.

Agriculture Current affairs September 2018

15. Sadarmatt Anicut and Pedda Cheruvu irrigation tank of which state have become the first from India to secure a place in the register of World Heritage Irrigation Structures (WHIS)?
1) Tamil Nadu
2) Kerala
3) Andhra Pradesh
4) Telangana
5) None of these

Answer – 4) Telangana

Explanation: Sadarmatt Anicut and Pedda Cheruvu irrigation tank of Telangana are the first from India to secure a place in the register of World Heritage Irrigation Structures (WHIS). WHIS is maintained by the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID). These 2 were among the 14 irrigation structures added to the list at the 69th International Executive Council (IEC) of ICID, held in Saskatoon, Canada, in August 2018. Sadarmatt Anicut was constructed across the Godavari River by French engineer JJ Ottley in 1891-92. It is located in the downstream of the Sriram Sagar irrigation project in Nirmal district. Pedda Cheruvu irrigation tank was built four centuries ago by rulers of Domakonda Samsthanam. It still supplies drinking water to Kamareddy town.

Agriculture Current affairs September 2018

16. Where was the conference on Motivating and Attracting Youth in Agriculture (MAYA) held on 30th and 31stAugust 2018?
1) Mumbai
2) Bengaluru
3) Pune
4) New Delhi
5) None of these

Answer – 4) New Delhi

Explanation: On 30th and 31st August 2018, a conference on Motivating and Attracting Youth in Agriculture (MAYA) was held at National Agricultural Science Complex (NASC), in New Delhi. The conference was inaugurated by Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) & Director General (ICAR). The conference offered an opportunity to discuss various options for attracting youth to agriculture and motivating them towards entrepreneurship in agriculture and related fields. The conference was organized by: Trust for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences (TAAS), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), MS Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF), Asia-Pacific Association of
Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI), Skill India, Agriculture Skill Council of India (ASCI), Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) and National Bank For Agriculture And Rural Development (NABARD).

Agriculture Current affairs September 2018

17. When was World coconut day celebrated all over the world?
1) September 1
2) September 2
3) August 31
4) August 28
5) None of these

Answer – 2) September 2

Explanation: On 2nd September 2018, World coconut day was celebrated all over the world. World Coconut Day is celebrated every year on 2nd September. It was established in 2009 to commemorate the formation day of Asian Pacific Coconut Community (APCC). This day highlights the importance and uses of coconuts. In India, World Coconut Day is celebrated with the guidance of Coconut Development Board in several coconut growing states. On 2nd September 2018, Coconut Development Board celebrated the World Coconut Day 2018 along with the Department of Horticulture, Government of Chhattisgarh with the theme ‘Coconut for Good Health, Wealth & Wellness’.

Agriculture Current affairs September 2018

18. National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned ___ crore under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) to West Bengal for minor irrigation projects and flood protection projects?
1) Rs 450 crore
2) Rs 335 crore
3) Rs 678 crore
4) Rs 345 crore
5) None of these

Answer – 2) Rs 335 crore

Explanation: Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned Rs 335 crore under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) to West Bengal. The fund was allotted in August 2018. It will be used for 158 minor irrigation projects and 23 flood protection projects. The minor irrigation projects will benefit 20,506 hectares, with 3.09 lakh population in 699 villages of 22 districts. The 23 flood protection projects will help to solve rapid bank erosion caused by rivers. These willl save nearly 5,080 hectares of fertile agricultural and home stead lands of farmers of 64 villages, which are under erosion.

Agriculture Current affairs September 2018

19. Which will be the partner country for Jharkhand in the “Global Agriculture and Food Summit ’18” to be conducted by Jharkhand on November 29-30, 2018, in Ranchi?
1) Bangladesh
2) Nepal
3) Japan
4) China
5) None of these

Answer – 4) China

Explanation: China will be Jharkhand’s partner country at the”Global Agriculture and Food Summit ’18” to be held in November 29-30, 2018. This was announced by Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das. He is on a four-day visit to China at the invitation of the International Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC).

Agriculture Current affairs September 2018

20. The expert group formed by which body has submitted a report titled ‘Inventory and Revival of Springs in the Himalayas for Water Security’ and has urged plan to save springs in Himalayas?
1) Department of Earth Sciences
2) Geological Society of India
3) NITI Aayog
4) Indian Institute of Oceans
5) None of these

Answer – 3) NITI Aayog

Explanation: An expert group that was formed by NITI Aayog has urged the government to set up a dedicated mission to save spring water systems in the Himalayan States. The NITI Aayog expert group comprised experts from the Department of Science and Technology. It submitted a report titled ‘Inventory and Revival of Springs in the Himalayas for Water Security.’ The report stated that, nearly half of the perennial springs have dried up or have become seasonal. Nearly 60% of low-discharge springs that supplied water to small habitations in the Himalayan region have declined in the past 20 years. In May 2018, several districts of Himachal Pradesh including Shimla faced severe drinking water crisis as major water sources dried out fully or partially.

21. Name the app launched by Minister for Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu, that will simplify the work of field functionaries and enhance work efficiency in the coffee plantation field?
1) Cofffe Brewers
2) Coffee Connect
3) Field Link
4) Coffee Fetch
5) None of these

Answer – 2). Coffee Connect

Explanation: Minister for Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu launched India coffee field force app named “Coffee Connect” and digital mobile extension services for coffee stakeholders named “Coffee KrishiTharanga”. This app will simplify the work of field functionaries and enhance work efficiency. It will also improve transparency in the activities of the extension officers and officials, subsidy disbursement and real time report generation. It uses latest technology to ease field activities like digitization of Coffee Growers & Estates with Geo Tagging, collecting the Plantation details etc.

Agriculture Current affairs September 2018

22. In order to meet the challenge of providing sustainable livelihoods for a rapidly growing population and to motivate and attract youth in agriculture, Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) & Director General (ICAR), inaugurated a two-day conference in New Delhi on MAYA. MAYA stands for _______.
1) Mobilizing and Attracting Youth in Agriculture
2) Monetizing and Attracting Youth in Agriculture
3) Motivating and Attracting Youth in Agriculture
4) Multi-leveling and Attracting Youth in Agriculture
5) None of the given options is true

Answer – 3) Motivating and Attracting Youth in Agriculture

Explanation:In order to meet the challenge of providing sustainable livelihoods for a rapidly growing population and to motivate and attract youth in agriculture, Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) & Director General (ICAR), inaugurated a two-day conference at NASC, New Delhi on Motivating and Attracting Youth in Agriculture (MAYA).

Agriculture Current affairs September 2018

23. The Union Cabinet approved new Umbrella Scheme ‘Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan, PM-AASHA. It is comprised of ______ sub schemes.
1) 2
2) 3
3) 4
4) 5
5) None of the given options is true

Answer – 2) 3

Explanation: The new Umbrella Scheme includes the mechanism of ensuring remunerative prices to the farmers and is comprised of: –
1. Price Support Scheme (PSS),
2. Price Deciency Payment Scheme (PDPS), and
3. Pilot of Private Procurement and Stockist Scheme (PPPS).

Agriculture Current affairs September 2018

24. The new Umbrella Scheme PM-AASHA includes the mechanism of ensuring remunerative prices to the farmers and is comprised few sub schemes. In PMAASHA, ‘S’ stands for __.
1) Sub-scheme
2) Support
3) Stockist
4) Sanrakshan
5) Super

Answer – 4) Sanrakshan

Explanation: The Union Cabinet approved new Umbrella Scheme ‘Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan, PM-AASHA.

Agriculture Current affairs September 2018

25. Recently Padma Bhushan laureate Vijay Shankar Vyas passes away. He was a noted ___.
1) Journalist
2) Poet and Writer
3) Agri-economist
4) Actor
5) Vocalist

Answer – 3) Agri-economist

Explanation: Renowned agricultural economist and former PM’s Economic Advisory Committee Member Professor Vijay Shankar Vyas died after a brief illness. He was 87.

Agriculture Current affairs September 2018

26. The Headquarters of Food and Agriculture Organization is situated in which city?
1) Vienna, Austria
2) Geneva, Switzerland
3) New York, USA
4) Paris, France
5) Rome, Italy

Answer –5) Rome Italy

Explanation: HQ of Food and Agriculture Organization is situated in Rome Italy
Founded – 16 oct 1945, Quebec ciy Canada
Current head – Jose Graziano da Silva

Agriculture Current affairs September 2018

27. In which state, the first corn festival of the country is being celebrated?
1) Madhya Pradesh
2) Odisha
3) Jharkhand
4) Maharashtra
5) Uttar Pradesh

Answer – 1) Madhya pradesh

Explanation: In Madhya Pradesh, the first corn festival of the country is being held in Chhindwara. The festival is one of a kind international event.

Agriculture Current affairs September 2018

28. NITI Aayog and United Nations recently signed the United Nations Sustainable Development Framework. Who is the CEO of NITI Aayog?
1) Arvind Pangariya
2) Mr Narendra Modi
3) Rajiv Kumar
4) Amitabh Kant
5) Arvind Mayaram

Answer – 4) Amitabh Kant

Explanation: CEO NITI Aayog, Amitabh Kant and United Nations Resident Coordinator in India, Yuri Afanasiev, signed the Government of India-United Nations Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF) for 2018-2022.

Agriculture Current affairs September 2018

29. India and Uzbekistan signed MoU on cooperation in agriculture, health and medical science, and tourism. What is the currency of Uzbekistan?
1) Dinar
2) Som
3) Rial
4) Uzby
5) Ruble

Answer – 2) Som

Explanation: India and Uzbekistan signed MoU on cooperation in agriculture, health and medical science, and tourism. Uzbekistani som is the currency of Uzbekistan.

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