Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: September 30, 2022
- IARI organizes Kisan Sampark Yatra to get farmers’ feedback about recently released IARI Basmati varieties
The Indian Research Institute (IARI) organized the ‘Kisan Sampark Yatra’ during September 27-29 in the rice-growing region of Haryana and Punjab to obtain farmers’ feedback on the newly released IARI Basmati varieties. The IARI had distributed 1 kg per acre seeds of the newly developed disease-resistant Basmati rice to farmers during the Krishi Vigya Mela held at Pusa, New Delhi, earlier this year for cultivation. Briefing the media today, Dr AK Singh, Director, IARI, said farmers were advised not to sell the products of these seeds in the market but instead provide them to other farmers so that the new varieties could multiply and be grown in larger volumes.
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi will launch 5G services in India on October 1, 2022 and will also inaugurate the 6th edition of India Mobile Congress 2022 (IMC-2022) to be held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from October 1-4, 2022. . Delhi.
The repo rate, the rate at which RBI lends money to commercial banks, has been hiked again by 50 basis points. Keeping in view the current unfavorable global environment, resilience in domestic economic activity, uncomfortably high inflation level, RBI has increased the policy repo rate by 50 basis points to 5.40%.
The President of India, Smt. Draupadi Murmu presented the National Film Awards for the year 2020 under various categories at the 68th edition of the ceremony in New Delhi today. The prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award was also presented on the occasion. On this occasion, Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting (I&B), Shri Anurag Singh Thakur, Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Dr. L. Murugan, Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Shri Apoorva Chandra, Chairman of the Jury and other dignitaries were present.
‘India’s COVID-19 story is the story of Atmanirbharta, who saved millions of lives, the self-confidence that we can fight the coronavirus, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s signature leadership. Our story is the story of India’s resilient public health system and everyone working together as Team India to fight the pandemic,’ said Dr VK Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog. Dr Paul was speaking at NITI Aayog’s first in-house lecture series on India’s development strategies.