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National Agriculture Conclave in Nagpur brings Vice Chancellors and educationists under one roof

GH Raisoni University (GHRU) in collaboration with Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR), recently organised a two-day National Agriculture Conclave at Hotel Radisson Blu, Nagpur. The conclave, which had Agricultural Education? as its theme, brought a number of Vice Chancellors and educationists across India under one roof.

Present during the inaugural ceremony of the conclave were Chief Guest Dr Prof S Parasuraman, Sunil Raisoni (President, GHRU), Dr Narendra Singh Rathore (Deputy Director General, Agricultural Education, Division of Education, ICAR), Guest of Honour Dr Akhilesh Pandey (Chairman, MP Private University Regulatory Commission, Bhopal) and Dr Rajan Welukar (Vice Chancellor, GHRU).

Addressing the people present at the conclave on Day 1, Dr Rajan Welukar (Vice Chancellor, GH Raisoni University), explained the reason behind organizing the conclave. He informed that with agriculture being the most important industry in India, it is necessary to inform students and farmers about the changing techniques in the field of farming over the years. With the help of an illustration, he stressed upon the need of learning the basic farming techniques. It is for this reason that the conclave inviting vice chancellors and educationists has been organized, informed Dr Welukar.

The two-day conclave consisted of three sessions on Day 1 discussing the topics:

? Status and Scope of Human Capital Requirement in Agricultural and Allied sectors

? Reforms in Knowledge Skill Requirement of Agricultural Graduates

? Enhancing Agricultural Productivity, Competitiveness and Rural growth

These sessions were convened, chaired and addressed by Dr MB Chetti (ADG, Human Resource Development, ICAR), Dr SS Chahal (Former VC, MPUAT, Udaypur, New Delhi), Dr Praveen Rao (VC, PJTSAU, Hyderabad), Dr B Venkatesh Warlu (ADG – EQR), Dr HS Gupta (Former Director, IARI, New Delhi), Dr BG Mukhopadhyay (Former CGM, NABARD, Mumbai), Mahesh Dalvi (Manager, e-Yantra), Lohit Penubaku (Assistant Manager, e-Yantra), Ajit Harpude (In-charge, Urban Agriculture Project), Dr Bajarbarua (VC, AAU, Assam), Dr Sharad Nimbalkar (Former Vice Chancellor, Dr PVKV, Akola), Dr SA Patil (Former Director, IARI, New Delhi), Dr PG Chengappa (Former VC, UAS, Bangalore, Dr R M Kummur (CGM, NABARD (Retd), Mumbai).

On the Day 2 of the conclave, delegates visited the GHRU campus at Saikheda, Madhya Pradesh where they interacted with the students.

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Virat Kohli complains of losing his unboxed phone in Nagpur




Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli took to twitter to inform netizens that he had lost his brand new unboxed phone in Nagpur on Tuesday.

Kohli, who is in the city for first test match against Australia on Thursday,  said, “Nothing beats the sad feeling of losing your new phone without even unboxing it  Has anyone seen it?”

Food delivery app Zomato was quick to respond by asking the ace cricketer to ‘feel free to order an ice cream from his wife and actor Anushka Sharma’s phone.’ 

The tweet read, “feel free to order ice cream from bhabhi’s phone if that will help.” However, many users anticipated Kohli’s tweet to be an advertisement for a brand.

Also read: Anil Deshmukh granted permission to travel outside Mumbai

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Anil Deshmukh granted permission to travel outside Mumbai




Radhika Dhawad | Bombuflat
Bombay High Court rejected stay plea filed by CBI paving way for the release of ex-Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.

Ex-Home Ministe Anil Deshmukh on Monday was granted permission to travel outside Mumbai for four weeks by a special court on Monday.

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and former Home Minister of Maharashtra Anil Deshmukh on Monday was granted permission to travel outside Mumbai for four weeks by a special court on Monday. Deshmukh had sought permission to visit his constituency, which is also his hometown, Nagpur. 

The application was filed by Deshmukh through his lawyer, Inderpal Singh, stating that he is a native of Nagpur with deep family roots in the city apart from being an elected representative of his constituency. 

“The applicant craves a benevolent indulgence of this court to permit him to travel outside Greater Mumbai, including District Nagpur, for a limited duration of about four weeks so as to maintain continuity in his social and family ties and also visit his original and permanent home/constituency,” the plea stated.

The plea further added that “the applicant needs to have due legal consultation with his lawyers in New Delhi for further course of strategy in the present and connected cases.”

Also read: All 31 days in January 2023 in Nagpur observed to be polluted, reveals study

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Interesting facts you didn’t know about Union Budget | Must Read




Radhika Dhawad | Bombuflat


Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented Union Budget when she presented financial statements and tax proposals for fiscal year 2023-24.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her fifth straight Union Budget when she presented financial statements and tax proposals for fiscal year 2023-24.

Here are some lesser known facts about Union Budget…

The British government presented India’s first ever Union Budget on April 7, 1860.

The first budget of independent India was presented by country’s first Finance Minister RK Shanmukham Chetty on November 26, 1947.

Even though traditionally, the finance ministers present the budget, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi are the only Prime Ministers to have presented the Union Budget instead of Finance Ministers.

Until 1955, the Union Budget was presented in English. However, the Congress government then decided to print the Budget papers in both Hindi and English.

In 2019, Sitharaman became the second woman to table the budget after Indira Gandhi who presented the budget for the year 1970-71.

Earlier, the government tabled the rail budget separately for 92 years but since 2017, the rail budget was merged with the Union Budget.

Until 1999, the government tabled the Union Budget at 5 pm on the last working day of February as per British era practice but 

former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha changed the timing to 11 am. Years after, late Finance Minister Arun Jaitely changed the budget presentation to February 1. 

There’s a customary event called the ‘halwa ceremony’ that is held every year ahead of the Union Budget. It is considered as a gesture of appreciation for all people who have worked on the Union Budget. 

To ensure the secrecy of the budget document, a lock-in process is followed – in which all the officials involved 

in preparing the Budget come out of Parliament’s North Block only after the Finance Minister has presented the budget.

In 2021, Sitharaman became the first to table paperless Union Budget.

Former Prime Minister Moraraji Desai holds the record of presenting 10 budgets as finance minister, which is the maximum so far.

Also read: Not a populist but a fiscal consolidation budget: CAMIT Chief Dr Dipen Agrawal

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