This book entitled "Handbook of Current Affairs and General Agriculture" covers all the current affairs in major topics of agriculture, which are most important in competitive exam point of view. Agriculture is the vast subject for preparation of competitive examination. Hence, a book is needed which covers all the major topics of current agricultural facts. In this book, we tried to cover all topics including Agricultural Current Affairs and General Agriculture. This book is useful for various exams like IBPS, AFO, ICAR-JRF, SRF NET IFS, AIC, IFFCO, NSCI, ADO, D.H.O AEO and all Similar Competitive Agricultural Related Exams every year conducted by Government of India. Keeping in view, It felt to bring out a book which could provide the basic and innovative knowledge of Agricultural Current Affairs and various fields of agriculture and allied sciences. The present book "handbook of current Affairs and General Agriculture" has been prepared in most simple and appropriate manner by taking the view of students, teachers and scientists. We hope that the book will fulfill the need of student appearing in agricultural based competitive examinations.
Gurdeep Lal, working as an Agricultural Field Officer, Bank of Baroda, born at village Kazibans, Saharanpur Di strict, Uttar Pradesh. He received his Post Graduation degree (2015-17) in Farm Machinery and Power Engineering from Department of Agriculture and Food Engineering IIT, Kharagpur, West Bengal and Under Graduate degree (2011-15) in Agricultural Engineering from College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Agricultural University, Parbhani (Maharashtra). He was awarded with ICAR-UG-NTS for his B. Tech. His schooling done in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Saharanpur(2004-2011). He has qualified the GATE, ICAR - JRF, in the year 2015. He is the founder and tutor of YouTube Channel Advance Agricultural Classes, also mentor of. Rashmi Sahu, working as an SRF at CIAE Bhopal, MP, born at District Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. She received her Post Graduation degree (2015-17) in Farm Machinery and Power Engineering from Department of Agriculture and Food Engineering IIT, Kharagpur, West Bengal and Under Graduate degree (2011-15) in Agricultural Engineering from College of Agricultural Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh). She has qualified the GATE AIR 23, ICAR-JRF AIR 70, in the year 2015.
Shivendu Pratap Singh Solanki, Ph.D. Scholar, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, born at village Lamkana, Katni District, Madhya Pradesh. He received his undergraduate degree in Horticulture (2011-15) from College of Horticulture, Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Agricultural University, Parbhani (Maharashtra) and awarded with University Gold Medal and Best Student award for excellent academic performance. He was awarded the ICAR-JRF for his M.Sc. (Horticulture) in Fruit Science at Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan (Himachal Pradesh) in 2015-17. He has qualified the ICAR-ASRB-NET in Fruit Science and also qualified ICARPGS-SRF examination with AIR 2nd rank in the year 2017. He is advisory board member and reviewer of International Journal of Agricultural Sciences and Assistant Editor of International Journal of Medicinal Plant Studies. He is also a life member of various reputed scientific societies. He has published 11 popular articles and 8 research articles in national and international journals. And also awarded with Excellence AIASA, Cabinet Member Award-2017.