The news Read about Coral reefs in India and their conservation Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is experiencing an unprecedented second consecutive year of mass coral bleaching. It threatens many species which would struggle to fully recover. The 2,300-km reef suffered its most severe bleaching on record in 2016 due to warming sea temperatures during March […]
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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.