Friday, 1 July, 2022

Topic: horticulture

First lockdown, then cyclone — it’s a rotten season for mango trade in Gujarat, Maharashtra

Heavy wind and rainfall caused by the cyclone destroyed mango orchards across Maharashtra and Gujarat. This is estimated to cause a loss of over Rs 500 crore. 

Karnataka govt working to help farmers double their income, says CM Yediyurappa

Yediyurappa said the govt is committed to maintaining the lead as 'Horticulture State' by providing support to research, extension and other infrastructure facilities.

Fungal scab disease returns to Himachal after 4 decades to hit apple crop and prices

The highly infectious fungal disease is spreading in the high-yield apple belt of the state, and is expected to result in a 25-30% drop in production.

After ‘uprooting’ crop, Haryana asks Modi govt to probe Bt brinjal contamination case

State panel says since "environment and health are national issues", central agencies should investigate case of Bt brinjals being sold in markets across north India.

No one taken ill by my Bt brinjal, says Haryana farmer. Experts say it’s safe, legalise it

It is illegal to cultivate genetically-modified brinjal, but a farm in Haryana has been allegedly growing and selling it for a couple of years.

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.