Reference news: The Recapture of Mosul Recently, the Battle of Mosul entered into its decisive stage, when Iraqi government forces and allies defeated the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) [also known as Islamic State (IS)] and recaptured some critical places such as the Mosul airport and major administrative buildings, and liberated population centres. […]
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Under pressure because of the ongoing farmers’ agitation across the country demanding better price for their produce, the Centre has decided to increase the minimum support price of major pulses by around Rs. 350-400 per quintal, while that of paddy by almost Rs. 80 per quintal. In percentage terms the increase was 7-8 per cent for pulses from the previous MSP, while in case of paddy the hike was around 6 per cent. That apart, the Centre has decided to increase the MSP of soybean by Rs. 275 per quintal.