Sunday, 22 July, 2018

Topic: Farmers

Vijay Rupani speaks during an interview on Gujarat elections in 2017

Gujarat CM says farmer protest a political stunt of opposition

Chief minister Vijay Rupani asks Gujarat farmers to not get misled by the opposition.
National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test (UG) 2018

Everyone’s talking about NEET results, and BJP reaches out to sugarcane farmers

Turns out, you only need 131 out of 720 in the NEET exam to get an unreserved seat. The topper, Kalpana Kumari, secured 691 marks out of 720.
Golden Rice

This is how GM crop Golden Rice could solve Vitamin-A deficiency in Asia

US food and drug regulator approves Golden Rice for consumption; among Asian nation, Philippines and Bangladesh lead in research and testing of GR2E.
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy | PTI

With eye on 2019, Karnataka BJP seeks to stump Kumaraswamy over farmers’ issues

Taking the JD(S)-Congress coalition government head-on over the farmers' issue, Yeddyurappa has set the tone for the BJP's 2019 campaign in the state.
Narendra modi in the parliament for the budget session 2018

India’s budget threat back in focus after Modi loses Karnataka

The bonds have taken a knock this year, which were further fueled by wider budget targets, faster inflation and a global selloff of emerging market assets.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex depart after their wedding ceremony at Windsor Castle on 19 May 2018 in Windsor, England

Remembering Diana’s visit to Pakistan, PIA invites newly weds Harry & Meghan

Here's what's happening across the border: Weapons and ammunition seized from a raid in Quetta, and shortened spring due to climate change a challenge for farmers
An agricultural labourer in a field

Ensuring higher MSP to farmers in an election year. What are the government’s options?

Fixing MSP only on the basis of cost of production, without any reference to demand, global market etc. can cause distortions that may take years to correct.
Inflation

Modi puts inflation goals at risk in bid to meet promises to farmers

His government is seeking to pay farmers at least 50 percent more than the cost of their produce which is expected to fan prices at a time when oil is surging, putting further pressure on bond yields.
Kisan Long March

Kisan Long March has given hope to comrades that they can rise like a phoenix

Communism has been dying in Maharashtra for decades, but the energy of the farmers’ protest has breathed new life into the Reds. Can they capitalise on this?
Kisan long march

It took 2 years, 4 protests and meticulous planning for farmers to make themselves heard

While the protest was largely made up of farmers from Nashik, Thane, Palghar & Ahmednagar, a number of them from other districts joined in on the last 2 days.