Sunday, 22 May, 2022
TopicRice

Topic: Rice

A ‘smart’ device will test rice quality now as govt says manual system promotes corruption

In 7 states, FCI will use the portable AnnadarpanSMART device to determine the quality of rice at 3 stages — procurement, storage and distribution.

This ‘seed warrior’ is collecting & preserving India’s rare, indigenous rice species

But India’s native rice species are disappearing fast: decreasing from around 1 lakh different strains to just 7,000 since the 1970s.

India is the largest exporter of water, even as taps run dry across the country

In a country where a third of the population lives in cities, agriculture uses about 90% of fresh water in India, compared with 64% in China, 60% in Brazil, and 44% in Nigeria.

Delhi’s air pollution is a water crisis in disguise

Delayed rice planting relieves pressure on aquifers but exacerbates the stubble burning that chokes the capital.

On Camera

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Inflation made luxury cars even more expensive but sales remain in fast lane. See Mercedes

For years, the luxury car market in India was biased towards the entry-level. But today, cars below Rs 40 lakh account for the smallest fraction of sales.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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