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Context: The shortage of farm products is normally due to crop failure while the reasons for coal shortage are more human-made. India’s coal reserve is of generally 28-30 days but due to disruption in supply chains induced by monsoons and inflated global prices, the reserve has fallen to 10-14 days. Such shortages invariably lead to outages, so... .Read more
Updated on 19 October, 2021 GS3
Context: The first-ever meeting between the foreign ministers of India, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States marks an important turning point in Delhi’s engagement with the Middle East. Key takeaways of the meeting: A ministerial meeting of the US, UAE and Israel in Washington last week to mark the first anniversary of... .Read more
Context: The global animal feed market is undergoing marked changes that are likely to accelerate this decade. The pattern of global consumption is evolving towards a higher share of animal products in diets. So, higher quantities of crops will be used as feed in the animal husbandry sector. India’s animal husbandry sector Animal husbandry is ... .Read more
Context: State-owned distribution utilities (discoms) continue to be in fragile financial health. In its budget 2021-22, the Union government had announced the launch of a “reforms-based and results-linked” scheme for the distribution sector with the objective of improving the financial health and operational efficiency of discoms. Th... .Read more
Context: The Monetary Policy Committee of the Reserve Bank of India maintained status quo in the policy rates as also in the policy stance in its fourth bi-monthly meeting this fiscal. Key points There was agreement on the part of all members to hold the repo and reverse repo rates unchanged at 4 per cent and 3.35 per cent. Repo rate i... .Read more
Context: Recently two significant documents relating to the Indian agriculture sector were released. The first is a consultation paper on the India Digital Ecosystem of Agriculture (IDEA) from the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare (MoA&FW) and the second on Indian Agriculture: Ripe for Disruption from a private organisation, ... .Read more