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Major News and Events of 04 October 2017

What Happened on 04 October 2017


Rathore announces launch of National School and College Games to tap talent

According to reports, Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore has announced the launch of National School and College Games to tap talent from every nook and corner of the country.  The minister was speeking at a felicitation function of the Indian football team for the U-17 Football World Cup.

According to the minister,  the government has decided to start for the first time the Khelo India National School Games in December 2017 and Khelo India National College Games in January 2018. He added these will be annual events and the government is doing this to tap talent at the school and college levels. The minister said from these Games, 1000 children will be selected and be given 5 lakh rupees for eight years for their training. He said 1000 more children will be added each year.

India's coffee output pegged at record 3.5 lakh tons in 2017-18

According to crop forcast released by Coffee Board, Coffee output in India, is pegged to be a record 3.50 lakh tonnes in the 2017-18 marketing year started this month on higher acreage.  The Coffee Board said the crop's forecast for 2017-18 is placed at 3.50 lakh tonnes, comprising 1.03 lakh tonnes of Arabica and 2.47 lakh tonnes of Robusta varieties. Higher output is mainly attributed to the additional bearing area of about 13,500 hectare in traditional growing areas of Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.




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