Current Affair 16 July 2021 | Daily current affair | Monk fruit
- Monk fruit brought from China is being cultivated in Himachal Pradesh Kullu.
- It was introduced by the Palampur-based Council of Scientific Research and Industrial Technology Institute of Himalayan Biotechnology (CSIR-IHBT) Kullu for a field trial in Himachal Pradesh.
- The economic benefit from this new crop is estimated to be between Rs 3 to 3.5 lakh per hectare. Current Affair 16 July 2021
- 50 Monk fruit saplings were planted for testing in the field of a farmer of Raisan village and a “Material Transfer Agreement” was signed with the farmer.
- Monk fruit is known for its properties as a non-calorie natural sweetener.
- It is a 12-month-old fruit; Its life span is between four and 5 years.
- It starts bearing fruit after 8 to 9 months of its germination.
- Its name is derived from Buddhist Wikshuo; He used this fruit.
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- Its seed germination rate is slow and workable, thus new seed germination technology has been developed to increase the germination rate and reduce the germination time.
INDIA – BRITAIN Naval Exercise | Daily Current Affair
- Britain’s largest warship HMS Queen Elizabeth Indian Ocean Region will conduct an exercise with the Navy. Daily current affair
- The joint exercise is part of Britain’s efforts to expand its reach in the Indian Pacific.
- HMS Queen Elizabeth is also expected to sail to the South China Sea as part of the visit where the US Navy will conduct military exercises with Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force. Current Affair 16 July 2021
- According to Britain, this maiden visit of the warship and its Strike Task Group is the country’s most ambitious naval deployment in two decades.
- British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has said the move will mark the beginning of a new era of defense cooperation with India and its allies in the Indian Pacific.
- The deployment represents Britain’s support for a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region. Current Affair 16 July 2021
- In addition, it also reflects Britain’s commitment to building new partnerships with like-minded nations to strengthen existing alliances and face the challenges of the 21st century. Daily current affair
- This is the first operational deployment of HMS Queen Elizabeth.
- Weighing 65000 tons body, the ship will participate in the Konkan exercise with warships of the Indian Navy in the Bay of Bengal.
- HMS Queen Elizabeth
- Significantly, Britain’s large warship has a fleet of F35B stealth fighter jets as well as 6 Royal Navy ships, a submarine and 14 naval helicopters. Current Affair 16 July 2021
Indian American Seema Nanda as solicitor for the country’s Labor Department | Current Affair
- On Wednesday, the United States Senate confirmed the name of Indian American Seema Nanda as a solicitor for the country’s Labor Department.
- Nanda, a former CEO of the Democratic National Committee, has served in the Labor Department during the Obama administration. Daily current affair
- The incumbent Judy Chu of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus praised the Senate’s approval of Nanda’s name. current affair 16 July 2021
- He said that his office would play an important role in fighting the legal battles and challenges and it was based on Nanda’s experience that he was selected by the President. seema nanda
- He has served as chief of staff, deputy chief of staff, and deputy solicitor at the US Department of Labor in the Obama and Biden administrations.
- Apart from this, Nanda has also headed the Civil Rights Division of the American Department of Justice. current affair 16 july 2021
“OECD – FAO” Outlook Report 2021- 2030 | Current Affair 16 July 2021
- Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development and Food and Agriculture Organization recently published “OECD – FAO“ Outlook Report 2021- 2030.
- In the latest report, pulses and some other non-major crops have been included under the “Other Products” category. Current Affair 16 July 2021
- India is at the center of pulses globally because the country is by far the world’s largest producer, processor, importer, and consumer of protein-rich pulses.
- According to the report, the supply of global pulses will increase by 22 million tonnes, half of which is expected to come from Asia, especially India, by 2030.
- The world trade in pulses has increased from 13 million tonnes to 17 million tonnes in the last 10 years. Current Affair 16 July 2021
- India’s efforts to become self-reliant in pulses are projected to reach around 19 million tonnes by 2030.
- According to the report, due to the paucity of land, the area under pulses is reaching its limit, which is a matter of concern in the future.
- The report states that poor nutritional status is likely to increase the demand for pulses. daily current affair
- Not highlighting the demand side in the report is considered to be a shortcoming.
- Pulses are the most economical nutritious food item which can improve the nutritional security of the country.
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