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July 06, 2020

  • Bubonic Plague: Know its Causes and Symptoms

    At a time when the world is trying to deal with Covid-19 pandemic, a suspected case of bubonic plague, also known as black death, has been reported from North China’s region of Inner Mongolia. The health committee in Bayannur on Sunday issued a third-level warning for plague prevention & control that will last till the end of 2020, according to Xinhua News Agency. It must be noted that Bubonic plague is the most common type of plague which is caused by a bacteria. The common symptoms include fever & chills, headache, muscle pain, fatigue etc.

  • Sawan 2020 Starts Today and will End on August 3

    Sawan 2020: A number of devotees all over the country are observing 'Sawan Somwar' today on the first Somwar or Monday in the month of Sawan. The month corresponds to mainly July to August in the Gregorian calendar that is generally followed. Sawan that comes in the monsoon season in India, is important not only for farmers and the economy but for crores of devotees of Lord Shiva & Lord Vishnu who observe fasts and do pujas during this period. The auspicious month of Sawan begins today (6th July) and ends on 3 August.

  • Do You Know What Dalai Lama Asks His Devotees on his 85th Birthday?

    Globally known as a 'living god', Buddhist spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama turned 85 today (6th July 2020) and his followers have started the global virtual celebrations to dedicate him the 'Year of Gratitude'. The Dalai Lama in a video message from his residence asked his followers that it was not possible for a huge number of people to hold a big celebration due to restrictions owing to the pandemic. He said, "And it is not necessary either. But, if you want to celebrate my birthday, I would like to ask you to recite Mani mantra (Om Mani Padme Hung), at least one thousand times."

  • Tamil Nadu Class 12 Result 2020 to be Announced Shortly

    Tamil Nadu Class 12 results 20 are likely to be declared today or tomorrow i.e. 6th July or 7th July, as per latest reports. Once announced, class 12 results would be available on the following websites - tnresults.nic.in; dge1.tn.nic.in & dge2.tn.nic.in. KA Sengottaiyan, state education minister had earlier said that class 12 result will be declared in the first week of July, while an officer at Tamil Nadu’s Directorate of Government Examinations told NDTV that marks will be announced by July 7.



  • Covid-19 Updates: India Overtakes Russia in Coronavirus Cases

    India has recorded over 24,000 new cases of Coronavirus in the past 24 hours, surpassing Russia. The country now has the third-largest number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the world - 697,413. In addition, there have been 19,693 deaths so far.

    The latest surge in figures has also been powered by an increase in cases from southern states like Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Karnataka.

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July 07, 2020

  • World Bank & Government of India sign $750 Million Agreement for Emergency Response Programme for MSMEs

    The World Bank and the Government of India has signed the $750 million agreement for the MSME Emergency Response Programme to support increased flow of finance into the hands of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Entrance Exam 2020: NTA Opens Application Correction Window for ICAR AIEEA, UGC NET and Other Examinations

    Considering the hardships faced by the students due to COVID-19 pandemic, the NTA (National Testing Agency) on 6th July 2020 opened the application correction window for Indian Council of Agricultural Research AIEEA (ICAR AIEEA 2020), Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Examination (JNUEE 2020), UGC National Eligibility Test (UGC NET 2020), CSIR UGC NET 2020, IGNOU PhD and OPENMAT (IGNOU OPENMAT 2020) and All India AYUSH Postgraduate Entrance Test, (AIAPGET 2020). NTA has uploaded a notice regarding this decision on its official website.

  • The Delhi Homemaker Who Grows around 100 Varieties of Fruits, Herbs and Vegetables on her 1000 Square Foot Terrace

    Sumathi Chelliah always had an interest in farming as her family down south owned lands and farmed and is very passionate towards the art of gardening and farming. As Sumathi got married and moved to Delhi and that’s when she says she realized the difference between food grown at home and that comes from the market. She noticed a stark difference in the quality and was determined to give her family clean food. A family of four was in need of more vegetables and so she expanded her area over into two terraces adjacent and started growing almost all varieties of vegetables and fruits according to the season.

  • Kumbukkal Pepper: An Improved Disease Resistance Variety of Pepper

    Pepper has become the new boon of agriculture, a common farmer's discovery and development of the crop. KT Varghese, a farmer from Cheruvallikkulam Kumbukkal home in Idukki district, is the offspring of this new breed. The result is the sum of nearly 30 years of experimental observations.

  • Farm Tips: Remedy for coconut fungal disease during Rainy Season

    During the rainy season, coconuts are prone to a lot of diseases including Bud Rot, Leaf Blight and Kerala Wilt Diseases.

  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan seeks GI tag for MP’s Basmati rice

    Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday during his meeting with Union Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar asked him to intervene to get the Geographical Indication tag for state’s Basmati Rice.

  • Good News Goat Farmers! New Online Market Place to Sell Goats

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic prevailed in the country, this year ahead of Id ul-Adha which is one month away traders are facing problems selling goats as they are not able to take their goats to local markets. Amid such a crisis, five alumni from Aligarh Muslim University launched a platform to facilitate the sale of goats.

  • SBI Brings Cheapest Tractor Loans for Farmers under New Tractor Loan Scheme; More Details Inside

    SBI Cheapest Tractor Loans: The country's largest bank, State Bank of India (SBI) is providing various types of tractor loans to farmers under its New Tractor Loan Scheme. Here, we will inform you about the features, eligibility, processing charges & fees and documents required avail the cheapest tractor loans available.

  • No Scarcity of Fertilizers across the Country during ongoing Kharif Season: Gowda

    Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers D.V. Sadananda Gowda has said that there is no scarcity of fertilizers across the country during ongoing Kharif season. He added prepositioning in adequate quantities have been done in consultations with the State Governments.

  • Ludhiana Vet Varsity organizes Innovative Fish Farmers Meet on Virtual Platform

    Amidst COVID pandemic, a meeting of ‘Innovative Fish Farmers Association’, Punjab (IFFA) was organised by College of Fisheries, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana, on a virtual platform to collect feedback on lockdown setback on fish farming. Strategic resilience action plan to mitigate the anticipated production losses during the current year was also discussed.

  • New Dimension in Locust Control! Air Chemical Spraying Starts with Bell Helicopter in 2.5 Lakh Hectares Area

    Amid the corona crisis, control operations to check damage to crops from locust attacks are continuing with full swing. As per recent reports, new dimension added in locust control activities with chemical spraying in targeted areas started with a Bell Helicopter taking its first sortie in 65 RD Banda area of Jaisalmer district in Rajasthan.

  • Dairy revolution at God's own country; Know More Details on Incentives & Subsidy

    Palakkad ready for dairy revolution Milk incentives, fodder distribution, milch cows distribution, elevated cattle manure assistance and dairy unit funding will be implemented in the first phase with the help of local bodies.

  • Shravan Month 2020: Why the First Monday is Important for All of Us

    This year, the month of Shravan is inaugurated in Uttarashah Nakshatra, Monday and Validriti Yoga from July 6. Thus, this year is the most auspicious of five Mondays in Shravan. Several devotees (both married and unmarried women) initiate their 16 Somvar (Mondays) vrat (fast) on the first Monday of the Shravan month.

  • Khesari Dal: A look at India’s most controversial Pulse

    The year was 1961 when the Indian government banned the Khesari Dal deeming it unfit for consumption. The cause of the ban was that a neurological disorder called lathyrism was linked to it. The dal was banned for half a century before states began to rethink the ban. Several states like Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, and West Bengal have revoked the ban.

  • WWF-Australia Announces Australian Music Artist Cody Simpson as Organisation’s First Ambassador for Oceans

    WWF-Australia has announced Australian music artist Cody Simpson as the organisation’s first Ambassador for Oceans. Simpson will support WWF-Australia by raising awareness for the organisation’s Don’t Let Nature Go to the Waste campaign; urging state governments to ban the most problematic single-use plastics and promoting sustainable alternatives.

  • Buy Online High Quality Fresh Organic Seeds for Your Home Garden

    Want to buy the best quality organic vegetable, fruit and flower seeds online? Then you can simply explore from the various options available below. Here, you can buy fresh high quality seeds that you want for your kitchen garden. These online stores provide the best quality seeds at an affordable price. You can select your seeds and start growing them in organic grows bags also instead of pots.

  • COVID 19 Alert! Permanent Loss of Smell for Some Coronavirus Survivors?

    One of the first symptoms can become a lifetime problem for some of Coronavirus survivors, i.e. Anosmia or Loss of Smell. The person can be a handicap, it affects the psychology & it’s really difficult to live with it. Furthermore, there is no real treatment for this. After surviving the encounter with COVID-19, number of people are paying heavy prices in terms of long-term or permanent loss of smell.

  • Make Really Powerful Compost from Cowdung Cakes at Home; Your Easy Guide Here

    Here, we are going to discuss about making really powerful compost using Cowdung Cakes. It is more powerful than regular compost, works more efficiently than traditional cow dung compost, can be used in any season for plants & crops. After making it, you can use it for even a year. It can be used in good quantities in summer & monsoon as opposed to traditional cow dung compost. It has all the macro & micro nutrients for plants & crops.

  • Warning! India in danger of locusts attacks for next four weeks: FAO

    The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has issued a warning that new swarms of locusts could enter the country in the next four weeks. FAO said that the second generation spring swarms are now present in North West Kenya, Eastern Ethiopia and parts of Somalia. It also said that the breeding ground for these locusts were located in Western and Northern Ethiopia and in central and Northern Somalia. Majority of the swarms were located North West Kenya from where is speculated they will migrate northwards into Southern Sudan.

  • Entrepreneurs to get technical assistance in the Coconut sector

    The Kerala Startup Mission and Agri-Business Incubator under the Central Plantation Crops Research Center (CPCRI) have launched an online chat series called ‘Yawa’ which is technical assistance to Entrepreneurs in the Coconut sector.

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