INDIA RANKS FIRST IN NUMBER OF ORGANIC FARMERS
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India ranks first in the number of organic farmers and ninth in terms of area under organic farming.

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Rajasthan becomes 12th State to complete One Nation One Ration Card system reform

Rajasthan has become the 12th State in the country to successfully undertake “One Nation One Ration Card system” reform stipulated by the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance.

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India, Afghanistan sign MoU for construction of Lalandar [Shatoot] Dam

A signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding for the construction of the Lalandar [Shatoot] Dam in Afghanistan took place over VTC.

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March 2021

Govt increases budget of Dept of Science and Technology and Ministry of Earth Sciences by 30 per cent

The Union Government has increased the budget of Department of Science and Technology and Ministry of Earth Sciences by 30 per cent as compared to the revised estimate of 2020-21.

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March 2021

White House says 'vast majority' of migrants at U.S.-Mexico border will be turned away

The United States will turn away most migrants apprehended at its border with Mexico under a Trump-era policy aimed at limiting the spread of the coronavirus and to give the Biden administration time to implement humane asylum processing systems, a White House official said.

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World Bank to provide USD 500 million to Bangladesh for improving Road and Digital Connectivity

The government of Bangladesh signed an agreement with the World Bank for the upgradation of rural roads and connectivity in the western region.

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Lok Sabha passes Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill 2021

Lok Sabha passes the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2021. The Bill seeks to merge the J&K cadre with the AGMUT cadre for All India Services.

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March 2021

G7 Foreign Ministers condemn violence against Myanmar protestors

The Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK, and the US, and the High Representative of the European Union have firmly condemned violence by Myanmar's security forces against peaceful protests.

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DRDO conducts two successful launches of Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile

Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted two successful launches of Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile (VL-SRSAM).

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Dr Ajay Mathur elected new Director General at special assembly of International Solar Alliance

The International Solar Alliance (ISA) today announces Dr. Ajay Mathur as its new Director-General following his election at the first special assembly of ISA members.

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Biden revokes National Emergency Declaration used to fund Mexico border wall

United States President Joe Biden has revoked the national emergency order used to fund former President Donald Trump's Mexico border wall project.

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