Day: August 1, 2020

FAO panel suggests futures market for tea

The Intergovernmental Team (IGG) of FAO has advised the probability of introducing efficient futures marketplace for tea trade.

In its track record paper, the IGG has noticed, “With espresso as a precedent, tea futures contracts seem to be achievable. And, while not a panacea to all of the producers and exporters challenges, futures provides an efficient way of dealing with the price tag and earnings fluctuations.”

It expressed surprise that while there is a lively futures marketplace for cocoa and espresso, there is no futures marketplace for tea.

“One cause is that cocoa and espresso are seasonal with greater hazard

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Pesticide offtake edges up even as more farmers shun agrochemicals

Immediately after witnessing a slump in 2018-19, pesticide consumption registered a marginal growth in 2019-twenty. On the other hand, much more States are reporting a drop in use of agrochemicals on mounting consciousness of the harmful results amid the two producers and buyers.

States such as Punjab, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh and Kerala described a drop in use of technical grade chemical pesticides for the duration of 2019-twenty, in accordance to the provisional facts unveiled by the Agriculture Ministry.

On the other hand, key consuming States such as Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh noticed a growth in use as

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From humble brew to healing blend: Tea is the flavour of the Covid season

It is no additional a mere brew that cheers. The humble tea has been taken out of dabhas and roadside kiosks, blended with tulsi, turmeric and other herbs to even more enhance its immune-boosting properties and has turn into the brew of alternative in these Covid moments.

As Indian Tea Association Secretary Sujit Patra says: “There are various research studies to show that tea can enable increase immunity. In truth, the ITA, the Tea Board and various personal gamers have been highlighting the wellness rewards of consuming tea on many social media platforms.”

So, the excellent outdated easy tea, the

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No worry clouds as IMD sees normal rains in Aug-Sept

With the last two months of July ending deficit rainfall above substantial parts of North-West India and Central India, the Indian Meteorological Section (IMD) is pinning its hopes on a most likely lower-force space forming above the North Bay of Bengal to revive the monsoon in a resounding vogue from August five.

Kerala Main Minister Pinarayi Vijayan reported the Condition govt also has been given an enter to the influence from the IMD, which it has taken significantly in the context of encounter from the latest past when such lower-force regions have induced massive floods and landslides throughout the next

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Lassen sich kritische Infrastruktur… – Information Centre – Research & Innovation

Blitzschläge können huge Schäden an Gebäuden und kritischen Infrastrukturen wie Flughäfen verursachen. Um dieses Risiko zu mindern, nutzt ein EU-Projekt leistungsstarke Lasertechnik, um zu steuern, wo der Blitz einschlägt. Der sich daraus ergebende Laser-Blitzableiter kann den Geldbeutel schonen – und Leben retten.

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