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Centre releases Rs 553 cr. for farm mechanisation

Agricultural Mechanization Approx Read Time: 6 minutes In News: The Centre has released Rs 553 crore to States under a scheme to promote mechanisation in the agriculture sector. This is part of the total budgeted outlay in the year 2020-21 for the Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanization (SMAM) of Rs 1,033 crore. About: Sub Mission on Agricultural Mechanization …

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World Bank refuses to mediate on water dispute between India & Pakistan

Indus Commission Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: The World Bank has expressed its inability on appointment of a neutral expert or court of arbitration for settlement of a water dispute between India and Pakistan. Pakistan is constructing the hydroelectric project Diamer Basha on Indus river in Gilgit-Baltistan disputed territory of PoK. India has expressed …

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Project proposals must include drone survey report: State wildlife board

State Board for Wildlife Approx Read Time: 8 minutes In News: The Maharashtra government has made drone survey and environment impact assessment reports mandatory for projects seeking the approval of the State Board for Wildlife (SBWL). Major Decisions by the State Board for Wildlife (SBWL) of Maharashtra: The 15th state wildlife board meeting was held …

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Food Vision 2050 Prize for Naandi Foundation

Arakunomics Model Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: Rockefeller Foundation has selected Naandi Foundation (Hyderabad-based non-profit) as one of the ‘Top 10 Visionaries’ in the world for the Food System Vision 2050 Prize. The prize was announced in New York on August 6. About: Arakunomics Model Naandi’s vision is titled as “Arakunomics model”. Origins in Araku …

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What are Sunspots, and why they occasionally spark worry

Sunspots and solar flares Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: A massive Sunspot group, AR2770, was spotted by a space observation agency using images of the Sun’s surface from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). A few minor space flares emitted by this particular Sunspot group have also been observed. About: Sunspots and Solar flares …

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