daily-news-prescription-19-september-2020

GS2: Polity

GS3: Agriculture related issues

  • Market failure(TH) small farmers, form the majority and their access levels to markets under the APMC system are at the rate of one for an area of 434.48 sq. km on average — well below the recommendation of the National Commission on Farmers (NCF), at one market for 80 sq. km.
  • Why MSP scare:Wheat farmers availing it double 5 years, paddy up70 percent(IE) The number of wheat farmers who availed the minimum support price (MSP) has doubled in the last five years, while the number of such paddy farmers has increased by 70 per cent during the same period, according to the latest official data.

GS3: Economy

GS3: Science and Tech

  • VAIBHAV to be held online from Oct. 2(TH) The Department of Science and Technology and the Defence Research and Development Organisation will be organising a month long session of webinars and online discussions involving non-resident Indian (NRI) scientists. It is called the Vaishwik Bharatiya Vaigyanik (VAIBHAV) Summit.

Environment