Sunday, 23 January, 2022

Topic: Bananas

Andhra is going bananas — how India’s largest producer of the fruit is breaking own record

Andhra is set to export 75,000 metric tonnes in 2020-21, continuing its run of success in producing bananas. Officials & private firms credit partnership model.

Good news from the farms — fruit, vegetable prices set to ease with big jump in production

Ministry of Agriculture’s estimates, however, show that production of apple, spices & tomato is estimated to decline in 2020-21 as compared to previous year. 

Masks made from Banana-tree species could be the answer to cutting Covid plastic waste

Abaca, a fiber derived from a banana tree relative, is as durable as polyester but can decompose within two months. The Philippines is the world’s largest producer of it.

Climate change threatens cultivation of Indian banana, global warming likely to hit output

A new study has found that climate change will slash banana yields, in a prospect daunting for India, the biggest consumer and producer of the fruit.

Scientists are in a race to save the humble banana from extinction

This crisis is a warning that we are growing our food in an unsustainable way, and we need to look at more radical changes for a permanent solution.

Bananas and biwis: The two things Virat Kohli wants for cricket World Cup 2019

If we cannot stand up for our right to bananas from the sahibs why did we win Independence at all?

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File photo of students protesting against the reservation in Bandra | Representational image | ANI Photo

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.


German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach | Twitter: @chiefdeunavy

China ‘not that nice country’, giving money to dictators & killers: German Navy chief in India

Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach later issued a clarification, saying comments were his 'personal view' and not German defence ministry's, and expressing them was a 'mistake'.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.