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Prasanna Mohanty
October 26, 2020
Multiple factors led to it: First they were asked to grow paddy to overcome food scarcity; mechanised harvesting left massive residue that takes longer to decompose and then paddy sowing was delayed to conserve water, overshooting residue burning into Delhi's bad winter air days


BusinessToday.In
October 25, 2020
Mann Ki Baat today: PM Modi said that Khadi's popularity is increasing in many places in the world. It is also being made in many parts of the world, including Mexico's Oaxaca


PTI
October 24, 2020
Modi was speaking after inaugurating three projects in Gujarat - one each related to agriculture, healthcare and tourism development - via video conference from New Delhi


PTI
October 24, 2020
The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said that this is the fifth such event organised by the NITI Aayog and Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, and around 45 CEOs of major oil and gas companies will attend the roundtable this year


BusinessToday.In
October 24, 2020
The Kisan Suryodaya Yojana was recently announced by the Gujarat government under Chief Minister Vijay Rupani. It is aimed to provide day-time power supply for irrigation to farmers


BusinessToday.In
October 23, 2020
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray made this announcement during a press conference after holding a review meeting on floods and heavy rains today


BusinessToday.In
October 22, 2020
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Prasanna Mohanty
October 22, 2020
Many studies, including those by top government bodies, identify top polluters of Delhi air as industries, vehicles and dust; the annual, ritualistic bashing of Punjab farmers in winter months only helps in shifting the blame and allows government agencies to evade accountability


BusinessToday.In
October 22, 2020
Bihar assembly polls: The highlights of the BJP manifesto include the promise of free of cost vaccination for the coronavirus, recruitment of three lakh teachers, five lakh jobs in IT sector and employment in the health sector


PTI
October 21, 2020
The chief minister announced this on Twitter, hours after the Punjab assembly unanimously passed four bills and adopted a resolution against the Union government laws


BusinessToday.In
October 20, 2020
Nath's remarks have generated a severe backlash, triggering an outrage with BJP leaders staging protests against Kamal Nath. MP Congress chief has expressed regret over his remarks and asserted that he did not say anything disrespectful


BusinessToday.In
October 20, 2020
Scientists from CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (IHBT), Palampur have planted saplings of the condiment in Himachal Pradesh in the hope that heeng cultivation will become a standard practice in India


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, October 20, 2020
A survey by rural media platform Gaon Connection on the recently passed three agriculture laws in the country, showed that more than fifty per cent of farmers did not favour them; Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that her ministry is in the process of assessing the country's economic situation and will make an official forecast of the GDP contraction for 2020-21 soon; Israel to begin trials of COVID-19 vaccine 'Brilife' by Oct-end. Watch this and more news on News Blast.Also Read: Coronavirus vaccine: Moderna eyes emergency approval in December


PTI
October 20, 2020
As part of the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Package, the government has announced to cover 2.5 crore farmers under the KCC scheme with a credit boost of Rs 2 lakh crore through a special saturation drive


Rashi Bisaria
New Delhi, October 20, 2020
Israel to begin trials of COVID-19 vaccine 'Brilife' by Oct-endIsrael has named its COVID-19 vaccine candidate 'Brilife' and its human trials will begin by October-end, according to an official press release. The prospective vaccine is being developed by the Israel Institute of Biological Research (IIBR) that was established in 1952 as part of the Israel Defence Forces' Science Corps, and later became a civilian organisation.Big Billion Days: Over 70 sellers become crorepatis in first 3 day...


BusinessToday.In
October 19, 2020
The biggest fear of these new agri laws among the respondent farmers (57 per cent) was that they would now be forced to sell their crop produce at a lower price in the open market, while 33 per cent farmers fear the government will end the system of minimum support price (MSP), showed survey


Reuters
October 17, 2020
Delhi air pollution: After months of relatively clean air because of a lockdown imposed to fight the virus, pollution levels have spiked to their worst in two years for October


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, October 17, 2020
COVID-19 led to largest global economic contraction in 80 years: World Bank, IMFThe World Bank and the International Monetary Fund said the global economic contraction caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is the largest in the last eight decades, raising the world poverty rate, exacerbating inequalities and damaging long-term economic growth prospects. The WB and IMF concluded their annual meeting here on Friday, which heavily revolved around the impact of COVID-19.India gained over a...


BusinessToday.In
October 17, 2020
The GHI severity scale determines hunger severity on a 100-point scale where zero is considered to be the best possible scale, i.e., no hunger and 100 is considered to be the worst


Mudit Kapoor Mohsin Sheikh
October 16, 2020
Modi government recently introduced three new farm bills with the promise to remedy the agricultural sector of its malaises, but these have been met with protests across India. We take a look at what promise do these bills hold for farmers


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