Month May 2021

AspirantWorld One liners : 31st May

• Bangladesh’s central bank has approved a $200 million currency swap facility for Sri Lanka, which will assist the country in dealing with its foreign exchange crisis. • A Himachal Pradesh farmer has created an innovative self-pollinating apple variety that…

Edible oil

• Edible oil prices have risen sharply in recent months. About: • The prices of six edible oils — groundnut oil, mustard oil, vanaspati, soya oil, sunflower oil and palm oil — have risen between 20% and 56% at all-India…

Horticulture Cluster Development Programme

• To ensure holistic growth of horticulture, Union Minister of Agriculture launched the Horticulture Cluster Development Programme (CDP). About: • In a pilot phase, the programme will be implemented in 12 horticulture clusters covering 11 States/UTs out of the total…

AspirantWorld One liners : 29th May

• Switzerland and World Health Organization (WHO) has launched the BioHub facility, which will allow pathogens to be shared between laboratories and will facilitate “analysis and preparedness” against them. • Subodh Kumar Jaiswal has been appointed as the new Director…