Wednesday, 10 August, 2022

Topic: Farmers

How bees are boosting the fortunes of Indian farmers

The number of honey bee colonies have gone up from 20 lakh to 30 lakh between 2014 and 2016, while exports have increased nearly ten-fold.

Gujarat CM says farmer protest a political stunt of opposition

Chief minister Vijay Rupani asks Gujarat farmers to not get misled by the opposition.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 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?

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Representational image | Indian Navy/Facebook

Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.