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Amul Managing Director RS Sodhi with Amul's products
Amul Managing Director RS Sodhi with Amul's products

Earlier, PETA had remarked that Amul should start selling vegan milk. Then, Amul’s Managing Director, RS Sodhi gave a befitting reply to PETA. Now, once again, Amul is in the limelight. It has won a copyright case. Amul is truly utterly butterly delicious in making news too!

By the way, have you heard of the TORNADO? No, we aren’t talking about a storm. It’s a new board-spectrum herbicide from Dhanuka. Apart from this, Sarda dairy launches new cow milk and more.

Keep reading for more such interesting news compiled by our news-passionate KJ staff.

Amul wins trademark case in Canada

Marking a first for India's dairy giant Amul, the Canadian Federal Court, ruled in its favour that a brand named 'Amul Canada' had infringed on Amul's copyright by advertising their product, using their brand image and name, as well as corporate information via popular jobs site LinkedIn. The court ordered 'Amul Canada' to transfer to Amul ownership and all rights access, administration, and control for and over the LinkedIn pages/accounts together with any other LinkedIn pages/accounts, domain names and social media pages registered to or controlled by it displaying Amul's trademark within 30 days of the order.

Dhanuka launches herbicide TORNADO

Agrochemical major Dhanuka Agritech Limited is launching a novel herbicide for Indian farmers, TORNADO, a comprehensive solution for weeds in oilseeds crops. TORNADO is a broad-spectrum herbicide for post-emergence control of Broad-leaf & Narrow-leaf weeds. It has a dual-mode of action and has excellent translocation activity.

Sarda Dairy Expands Footprint with Launch of Vachan Farm Classics Cow Milk

Sarda Dairy and Food Products Limited (SDFPL), one of India’s largest integrated dairy farms, today announced the expansion of its product portfolio in Mumbai with the launch of its Vachan Farm Classics Cow Milk. Commenting on the launch, Pankaj Sarda, Joint Managing Director, Sarda Group said, “The launch of Vachan Farm Classics Cow Milk in Mumbai marks yet another milestone in our efforts to offer discerning customers a superior, high-quality product that is pure, healthy and superior in taste.

Syngenta acquires Brazilian agri-inputs distributor Dipagro

Syngenta Crop Protection announced the signing of a contract for the acquisition of Dipagro, a company that distributes agricultural inputs in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil. This move will ensure farmers have more access to Syngenta's technologies and services in a region of significant agricultural growth.

SLCM Wins Madhya Pradesh Contract for Management of Agri Commodities

The New Delhi-headquartered agri technology and warehousing solutions conglomerate, Sohan Lal Commodity Management (SLCM), has received a record contract as a service provider for the Preservation, Management and Security of food grain stock from the State Government of Madhya Pradesh. Sandeep Sabharwal, Chief Executive Officer, SLCM Group said, “Quite like the yeoman service performed by the nation’s corona warriors, agriculture workers and people engaged in agricultural warehousing and supply chain management at our group companies have worked doggedly in the past 17 months to ensure a disruption-free movement and safety of the produce by facilitating its seamless storage, transportation and warehousing.

Vet Varsity launches Digital Repository for intellectual research

Dr. Inderjeet Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana launched the Digital Repository of the University, developed for codifying the records of scientific outcome of the University. The repository developed by Dr. H.S. Banga, Registrar and Dr. J.P.S. Gill, Director of Research with technical assistance from Information Technology and Library professionals.

India reducing tur imports, Myanmar farmers switch to other crops

With India restricting its imports of tur from Myanmar, farmers in the neighbouring countries are fast replacing tur with other crops such as sesame, maize and cotton, for which there is a ready market in China and other countries close by, according to experts. Vatsal Lilani, Managing Director of Evertop Commodities Pvt Ltd said, “From a total of 3,00,000 tonnes in 2015, tur production in Myanmar has fallen to 80,000 tonnes this year.

Webinar on MSMEs Going Global: Apparel Exports to USA

FICCI-CMSME has joined hands with Buying Agents Association (BAA) to assist MSMEs to be able to export. Under this joint initiative, a webinar is going to be conducted on MSMEs Going Global – Apparel Exports to USA on 16 July 2021.

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