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Daily Current Affairs – 2020

Topic: For Prelims and Mains

Lakshadweep- 2nd Organic UT

Why in news?

 The Union Territory of Lakshadweep has been declared as Organic Agricultural Area by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer’s welfare.

  • The UT is second after Sikkim to achieve the status of 100% organic region.
  • It is first in the Union Territories of India to achieve the status.


Facts for Prelims:

Vadhavan Port Yojana:

The Union Cabinet has approved a proposal to set up a major port at Vadhavan near Dahanu in Maharashtra with a total cost of Rs 65,545 crore.

Key facts:

  1. This will be 13thmajor port in India.
  2. With the development of this port, India will become one of the countries in the top-10 container ports in the world.
  3. A special purpose vehicle (SPV)will be formed with Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT)as the lead partner, with equity participation equal to or more than 50% to implement the project.
  4. The port will be developed on the landlord model.


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