Steps to facilitate the reduction of Steel imports

Government has taken following steps to facilitate the reduction of Steel imports,:- (i)         Steel Import Monitoring System (SIMS) for advance registration of steel imports. The objective is to help the Government and industry to identify the exact steel grades being imported into the country in order to plan domestic manufacturing, …

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Purchase of Crude Oil from International Market

Taking advantage of the low crude oil prices in international market, India purchased 16.71 million barrels (mbbl) of crude in April – May, 2020 and filled all the three Strategic Petroleum Reserves created at Vishakhapatnam, Mangalore and Padur. The average cost of procurement of crude oil was US $ 19 per …

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Cultivation of Oranges

As per Third Advance Estimates 2019-20, total land under Orange (Mandarin Orange/Kinnow) in the country is 4.79 Lakh Hectare. Major states involved in Orange production are Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Haryana. There is no declining trend in Orange production in the country, as may be seen in the …

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Increasing Farmers’ Income

The Government constituted an Inter-ministerial Committee in April, 2016 to examine issues relating to “Doubling of Farmers Income” and recommend strategies to achieve the same. The Committee submitted its Report to the Government in September, 2018 containing the strategy for doubling of farmers’ income by the year 2022.The DFI strategy …

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Cardamom Cultivation

The area under Cardamom cultivation along with the annual production in the country during each of the last three years and the current year, State/UT-wise, is at Annexure-I. Directorate of Arecanut & Spices Development (DASD) has reported that the Cardamom plantation sector has been affected due to the outbreak of COVID …

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Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar kick starts National Rabi Campaign 2020 for Aatamnirbhar Kheti

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar has congratulated farmers and state governments for record food grain production of 296.65 million tonnes in 2019-20 under unfavourable conditions imposed by Covid-19. The pulses and oilseed production is expected to be at 23.15 and 33.42 million tonnes, respectively. …

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India reports more than 90,000 recoveries for the 3rd successive day

India has crossed the significant landmark of more than 80% national Recovery Rate. On a continuous stretch of high recoveries, India has also reported more than 90,000 recoveries for the third day in succession. 93,356 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours. 12 States and UTs have registered Recovery Rate more than …

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Huge quantity of opium, precursors seized in Chittorgarh, 2 arrested

Udaipur : Chittorgarh police confiscated huge amount of opium, poppy dust, precursors , 2 cars and 21 Lakh rupees cash from two separate places on Monday.  The police has arrested two persons in this connection.Chittorgarh SP Deepak Bhargava said the crime branch Jaipur alerted the local police about huge amount of narcotic substances …

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Sheridan City Council in Colorado to open with Hindu mantras on September 28

Hindu prayer will open the meeting of Sheridan City Council (Colorado) on September 28, containing verses from world’s oldest extant scripture. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures via Zoom before Sheridan City Council. After Sanskrit delivery, he then will read the English interpretation …

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No postponement of elections in Myanmar despite COVID 19 surge

In an online interaction with the media, the Union Election Commission (UEC) of Myanmar pledged to hold the elections while ensuring measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus in the country.  Last week 24 parties including the military backed main opposition Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) had demanded postponement …

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India launches maiden Direct Cargo Ferry Service to Maldives

 In less than 15 months’ time, First Cargo Ship set sail to the island nation from the Indian Port of Tuticorin. The maiden voyage was launched in an e-flag off ceremony jointly by MOS (Independent Charge) Ministry of Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya and Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation of Maldives …

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Colgate is the official Smile Partner for 6 teams in Dream11 IPL 2020

Udaipur : Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited, the market leader in Oral Care in the country, in its continuous endeavor to Keep India Smiling, has collaborated as the official Smile Partner with 6 teams at the upcoming Dream11 Indian Premier League 2020. The teams include Delhi Capitals, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, …

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