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IMPORTANT AGRICULTURE CURRENT AFFAIRS QUESTION AND ANSWERS
Question 1: NABARD has recently approved Rs 14,600 Crore loan assistance to which state for irrigation, construction of roads and drinking water projects in the state?
Question 2: Who has launched the DARPAN App (Digital Advancement of Rural Post Office for New India) that will help in collection of premium of PLI and RPLI policies at branch post offices along with online updation?
MoS for Communications – Manoj Sinha
Question 3: Which Minister has launched the Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers and Chemicals Ltd Neem Project in Amethi District of UP which is aimed at providing addition income to rural women in the state?
Minister of External Affairs – Sushma Swaraj
Question 4: Which of the following schemes has been restructured by government of India recently to be executed between April 01 2018 to March 31 2022 at a cost of Rs 7255.50 Crore?
Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyaan Scheme
Question 5: Who has recently launched the Van Dhan Scheme of Ministry of Tribal Affairs and TRIFED during the Ambedkar Jayanti celebrations in Bijapur, Chhattisgarh?
Prime Minister – Narendra Modi
Question 6: The authorized capital of NABARD has been enhanced to how much amount from the existing Rs 5,000 Crore after the recent amendment of NABARD Amendment Bill 2017 in Loksabha?
Rs 30,000 Crore
Question 7: How much outlay has been set aside for the restructured Bamboo Mission under National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture?
Rs 1,290 Crores
Question 8: The restructured National Bamboo Mission is aimed at bring additionally how much area under planation of Bamboos in the Country?
Question 9: Which International institution has approved a USD 140 Million loan to improve the rural connectivity in the state of Madhya Pradesh recently in April 2018?
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Question 10: Which category of Banks are exempt from implementing accounting principles (GAAP) standards – Ind AS as per Reserve Bank of India?
Regional Rural Banks
Question 11: The Corpus of Rural Infrastructure Development Fund has been enhanced to how much amount by government of India in the recent budget 2018 aimed at achieving the target of doubling of farmers’ income by 2022?
Rs 280 Billion
Question 12: Government of India has signed a loan agreement of USD 48 Million with which of the following International Organizations for Meghalaya community led landscape management project?
Question 13: The 2nd edition of which of the following missions of government of India is launched by Human Resource Development that is aimed at enabling higher educational institutions to work with the people in rural India to identify developmental challenges and finding solutions for improving sustainable development in rural areas?
Unnat Bharat Mission
Question 14: NABARD has recently announced to raise long term on-lending or refinance portfolio to approximately how much amount in 2018-19 primarily to improve the rural economy?
Rs 80,000 Crore
Question 15: Which of the following banks has tied up with common service centre to expand micro enterprises promotion programme which is aimed at promoting rural entrepreneurs in 115 Aspirational districts of the country?
Small and Industrial Development Bank of India – SIDBI
Question 16: Government of India has recently signed an MoU with which country to for cooperation in the field of agriculture, MoU has signed between Indian Council of Agriculture Research and Agriculture Research Council of the partner country?
Question 17: Northeast first regional center for agriculture in collaboration with which of the following country has been inaugurated in Mizoram in March 2018?
Question 18: What is the name of the mission launched by government of India with an allocation of Rs 500 Crore which is primarily a price fixation scheme and promotes farmer producers organizations, agri – logistics and professional management?
Question 19: Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare has launched six new features on which platform that provides competitive prices to farmers for their produce through transparent online bidding process?
Question 20: Which state government has recently issued notice to discontinue sale of 20 pesticides including endosulfan which is considered harmful to humans and environment?
Question 21: Minimum Support Price for all unannounced Kharif Crops has been increased by how much percentage?
Question 22: As per the recent Union Budget 2018, The Institutional Credit to Agriculture Sector has increased to how much amount in 2017-18?
Rs 10 Lakh Crore
Question 23: As per the recent budget 2018, Agri – Market Infrastructure fund has been set up by government of India at an outlay of how much amount?
Rs 2,000 Crore
Question 24: How much amount has been earmarked for Dairy Processing and Infrastructure Fund in the recent budget 2018?
Rs 10,881 Crore
Question 25: How much amount has been earmarked for Fishery and Aquaculture and Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Investment Fund in the recent budget 2018?
Rs 10,000 Crore
Question 26: How much amount has been earmarked for Micro Irrigation Fund in the recent budget 2018?
Rs 5,000 Crore
Question 27: GRAM ( Gramin Retail Agricultural Market) markets have been announced in budget 2018, which will develop infrastructure facilities of how many Rural Haats and AMC Markets?
22000 Rural Haats and 505 AMC markets
Question 28: What is the target of agriculture credit set by government of India for financial year 2018-19?
Rs 11 Lakh Crore
Question 29: A provision of how much amount has been set aside for promotion of resilient farming climate region for medicinal and aromatic plants farming in the budget 2018?
Rs 200 Crore
Question 30: Which type of farming practice will be promoted for organic farming that will primarily benefit north eastern states?
Cluster Based Farming
Question 31: What is the budgetary allocation towards Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare in the financial year 2018-19 as per budget 2018?
Rs 58,080 Crore
Question 32: Which plantation has been termed by the minister finance and corporate affairs – Arun Jaitley as “Green Gold” in the recent budget 2018?
Question 33: Under which of the following schemes, 96 irrigation deprived districts will be monitored with an outlay of Rs 2,600 Crores?
PM Krishi Sinchayee Yojana – Har keth ko pani
Question 34: Kisan Credit Cards has been extended to which category of farmers to help them meet their working capital needs?
Fisheries and Animal Husbandry
Question 35: A special scheme has been announced to address air pollution in which of the places by subsidizing machinery required for in-situ management of crop residue?
Delhi – NCR Region
Question 36: The loans to self-help groups has increased to approximately how much amount in 2017-18 as per the budget 2018, which is anticipated to increase to Rs 75,000 Crore by March 2019?
Rs 42,500 Crore
Question 37: How much amount has been allocated to the National Rural Livelihood Mission in the budget 2018-19?
Rs 5750 Crore
Question 38: What is the revised target for distribution of free LPG connections to women under Ujjwala scheme from existing 5 Crore Connections?
8 Crore LPG Connections
Question 39: How many houses will be constructed in rural areas by 2019 to fulfil the ambitious target of housing for all by 2022?
Question 40: How much amount has been spent by all the concerned ministries together in 2017-18 for creation of livelihood and infrastructural facilities in rural areas?
Rs 14.34 Lakh Crore
Question 41: Which type of schools have been announced in budget 2018 which will be on par with Navodaya Vidyalayas to provide best quality Education to the tribal children in their own areas by 2022 in every block with more than 50% ST population?
Ekalavya Model Residential School
Question 41: National Health Protection Scheme announced in the budget 2018 will provide cover of how much amount per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization to around 10 Crore poor and vulnerable families in the country?
Rs 5 Lakhs
Question 42: How much amount has been earmarked for National Social Assistance Programme in the budget 2018?
Rs 9975 Crore
Question 43: How much percentage of the wages of new employees in EPF for all the sectors for the next three years will be contributed by government of India?
Question 44: The contributions of the Women workforce will be reduced to how much amount for the first three years of employment as per the recent budget 2018?
Question 45: Which of the following schemes is launched by Government of India to promote and encourage farmers for Solar Farming?
KUSUM – Kisan urja suraksha evam utthan mahaabhiyan
Question 46: How much amount has been earmarked for the KUSUM scheme in the budget 2018?
Rs 48,000 Crore
Question 47: Initially target of how much total megawatt solar plants is set to be built on barren lands that will provide an additional income to the farmers in the country?
Question 48: How much amount of subsidy will be provided by the government on solar pumps for farmers under KUSUM Scheme?
Question 49: Which of the following countries has contributed USD 370 Million Aid to UN World Food Programme making it the biggest ever contributor within the WEF strategic partnership agreement?
Question 50: Increase of Minimum Support Price for Fair Average Quality of which crop for 2018 season has been approved by government of India recently in February 2018?
Question 51: What is approximate forest cover in India as per the recent India State of Forest Report published by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change?
80.20 Million hectare
Question 52: India State of Forest Report is published by which Indian Organization?
Forest Survey of India
Question 53: What is the total forest cover in India in terms of percentage of total geographical area in the country?
Question 54: What is the rank of India globally in terms of forest cover as per the report India state of forest report published by MOEFCC?
Question 55: Who is the current Minister of MOEFCC in government of India?
Dr Harsha Vardhan
Question 54: Which of the following states topped the list of Forest cover as per the report India State of Forest report which is published once in 2 years?
Question 55: Which of the following states topped the list of Increase in Forest cover as per the report India State of Forest report which is published once in 2 years?
Question 56: Which of the following states topped the list with highest percentage in Forest cover as compared to the Geographical Area of the State as per the report India State of Forest report which is published once in 2 years?
Question 57: What percentage of the World’s total area under forest and tree cover is covered in India?
Question 58: India’s rank in the world which reported a greatest annual net gain in forest area?
Question 59: The State which topped the list of highest decrease in forest cover?
Question 60: Government of India has recently formulated which of the following schemes aimed to tackle the crisis of depleting ground water level?
Atal Bhujal Yojana
Question 61: How much amount has been earmarked for the Atal Bhujal Scheme which will be implemented by Ministry of Water Resource, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation?
Rs 6000 Crore
Question 62: Affordable Housing fund announced in the recent budget aimed at constructing houses in rural areas under PM Awas Yojana will be managed by which organization?
National Housing Bank
Question 63: Which of the following schemes has been launched by government of India for management of solid waste and dung in rural areas to be converted to compost, bio-gas and bio-CNG?
GOBAR – DHAN Yojana
Question 64: Which state government has launched Asmita Yojana on International Women’s day to provide affordable sanitary pads to school girls and women in the state?
Question 65: How many wi-fi hotspots have been announced in budget 2018 as a digital initiative to connect 5 Crore Rural Families in India?
5 Lakh Wi-fi Hotspots
Question 66: Government of India has approved extension of which scheme beyond 12th plan for 3 years from 2017-18 to 2019-20 to create employment opportunities for 15 Lakh persons in three years?
PM Employment Generation Programme
Question 67: How much amount has been earmarked for the PM Employment Generation Programme which has been extended for another three years for providing employment opportunities for 15 lakh persons recently?
Rs 5,500 Crore
Question 68: Ministry of Rural Development has advanced the target linking all villages by roads from earlier 2022 to which year recently?
Question 69: NABARD has earmarked how much amount for its area development plans to the farmers of Punjab?
Rs 1918 Crore
Question 70: Which organizations have extended their Internet Saathi Programme to 4000 Villages in the state of Tamilnadu?
Google India and Tata Trusts
Question 71: Which state government has signed an MoU with Amazon India for promoting Khadi products produced in the state and sale of products on its online platform?
Question 72: National Banana Festival 2018 which was inaugurated by Minister of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare – Radha Mohan Singh has been held in which Indian Cities?
Question 73: Government of India has sanctioned Rs 1500 Crore for organic farming in which of the following states?
Question 74: Which state government has set up farmers development fund – Kisan Kalyan Pradhikaran recently aimed at increasing productivity in order to reduce distress for farmers?
Question 75: Which of the following state government has set up a 3 terminal market for selling of agriculture produce in the state?
Question 76: Agriculture business summit between India and which country has been held in New Delhi in February 2018?
Question 77: International conference “Agricon-2018” and “AgriExpo-2018” conducted in chandrashekar azad university of agriculture and technology, Kanpur UP has been inaugurated by whom?
President – Ram Nath Kovind
Question 78: National Conference on “Agriculture 2022- Doubling Farmers’ Income” organized by Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare is held in which city?
Question 79: Which organization has launched e-commerce portal and mobile app named “Marine fish sales” for fishermen in the country?
Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute – (Under NICRA Project)
Question 80: Draft Pesticides Management Bill 2017 has been proposed by which of the following Ministries recently?
Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare
Question 81: Government of India in the recent budget has exempted which agriculture related organizations from paying taxes for next five years from 2018-19?
Farmer Producer Companies
(Companies having an annual turnover of Rs 100 Crore and above)
Question 82: Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare has signed an MoU with which ministry for imparting training in agriculture and allied sectors to be conducted at Krishi Vignan Kendras?
Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
Question 83: India’s first state of art insect museum has been inaugurated at the state agriculture University of which state?
Question 84: The three-day krishi unnati mela aimed at doubling farmers’ income is held in which city?
Question 85: Government of India has recently approved doubling of guarantee to Rs. 19,000 crores to National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India for obtaining loans from banks for procurement of which agriculture produce at minimum support price?
Pulses and Oilseeds
Question 86: India has signed an agreement with which country for transfer of technology, technical expert visits in the field of agriculture and allied activities?
Question 87: Which committee is a nodal agency that recommends MSP to government of India by taking into account cost of production and monitoring of domestic and International prices?
Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices
Question 88: Which state government has launched “Ama Gaon, Ama Vikas” programme to reach out to people in rural areas and involve them in various developmental activities?
Question 89: Headquarters of Animal Welfare Board of India has been shifted from Chennai to which city recently in March 2018?
Question 90: How much amount has been approved by government of India for in-situ management of crop residue in NCT of Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh recently in march 2018?
Rs 1151 Crore
Question 91: Which scheme implemented by Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers has been extended from financial year 2017 to 2020 and implementation of DBT for fertilizer subsidy?
Urea Subsidy Scheme
Question 92: What is the name of the sanitary napkin launched by Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers which is a 100% bio-degradable under Janaushadhi Pariyojana?
Question 93: What percentage of the rural households who have access to toilets are using them as per the National Annual Rural Sanitation Survey 2018?
Question 94: What percentage of the rural households have access to toilets as per the National Annual Rural Sanitation Survey 2018?
Question 95: Which of the following organizations is the nodal implementation agency for PM Sahaj Bhijli Har Ghar Yojana?
Rural Electrification Corporation Ltd
Question 96: Which fruit has been declared as the Official fruit of Kerala?
Question 97: Krishi Vignan Kendra of which state has received the Deeddayal Upadhyay Krishi Vignan Prtsahan Award for its techniques integrated farming model?
Krishi Vignan Kendra – Kanker District, Chhattisgarh
Question 98: The state government which launched KUSHI scheme to offer free/subsidized sanitary pads from school girls and women in the state?
Question 99: As per the recent report, which of the following states has the highest tribal habitations fully covered by drinking water supply?
Question 100: As per the report from Ministry of Rural Development which state is the best performing state in Rural Job Scheme – in allotting jobs and utilizing funds under MNREGA scheme?
Question 101: Government of India in march 2018 has lifted the decade old ban on export of bulk edible oils except for which oil?
Question 102: Which state government is implementing climate change resilient Zero Budget Natural Farming to improve livelihood of 5 lakh farmers in the state, it has also partnered with Sustainable India Finance Facility?
Andhra Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh
Question 103: The concept of Zero Budget Natural Farming is developed by?
Question 104: The stake of how much amount of Reserve Bank of India in NABARD has been transferred to government of India with the amendment of NABARD Amendment Bill 2017?
Rs 20 Crore (0.4%)
Question 105: Which state government has launched climate resilient agriculture project Nanaji Deshmukh Krishi Sanjivani Yojana at an outlay of Rs 4,000 Crore?
Question 106: 4th India – ASEAN ministerial meeting on agriculture and forestry is held in which city in January 2018?
Question 107: The 10th global forum for food and agriculture with the theme – Shaping the future of livestock – sustainably, responsibly and efficiently is held in which city?
Question 108: NABARD in association with which Indian Bank is promoting joint self-help groups in select districts of West Bengal?
State Bank of India
Question 109: NABARD has sanctioned a loan assistance of how much amount to Odisha for taking up Irrigation and Rural Bridge Projects in the state?
Rs 372.51 Crores
Question 110: Which Indian Bank is providing credit card to farmers, which will extend a credit facility up to 40 days?
State Bank of India
Question 111: India’s first agri-commodity options in which of the following crops is inaugurated by Minister of Finance Arun Jaitley in January 2018?
Question 112: Ministry of Water Resources signed MoU with which states for completion of North Koel Reservoir Project?
Jharkhand and Bihar
Question 113: Regional Rural Bank which introduced Desktop ATMs in rural India in January 2018?
AP Grameena Vikas Bank
Question 114: Which Indian Bank has tied up with National Housing Bank for Rural Housing Interest Subsidy Scheme?
Indian Overseas Bank
Question 115: Government of India has signed a loan agreement of USD 250 Million with which International Organization for construction of all-weather roads in 5 states of India?
Asian Development Bank
Question 116: Which state government has launched Mukhya Mantri Awas Yojana Gramin for construction of houses in rural areas which will exclusive cover those who are not covered under PM Awas Yojana Gramin?
Question 117: Government of India has signed a loan agreement of USD 100 Million with which International Organization for boosting the rural economy in Tamilnadu?
Question 118: What is the total rural population as per census 2011?
Question 119: Which state has the highest rural population of 155.3 Million (18.6% of the total rural population)?
Question 120: What is the total Number of Villages in the country as per Census 2011?
Question 121: What is the total population of the country as per 2011 census?
Question 122: Which state has registered the highest decadal growth in rural population in the country as per 2011 census?
Question 123: Which of the following states has registered the highest Sex ratio in rural population?
Question 124: The child sex ratio and Child sex ratio in rural areas has declined in census 2011 which registered a lowest ever since 1961, what is the child ratio and child ratio in rural areas as per 2011 census?
Child Sex Ratio: 919
Child Sex Ratio in Rural Areas: 923
Question 125: The highest number of rural literates as per the 2011 census is registered by which of the following states?