Indian Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal inaugurated the Mango Festival in Brussels, Belgium to raise awareness of mangoes among Europeans and establish a market for Indian mangoes in Europe.
During the event, Banganapalli from Andhra Pradesh, Malihabadi Dussehri of Uttar Pradesh, Amrapali of Odisha, Lakshman Bhog, Himsagar, Jardalu Mango, Langra Mango as well as 12 GI-tagged items were on display.
For the first time, the Mango Festival was organised in Belgium, considered the capital of Europe.
Other information about Mango -
The scientific name of mango is Mangifera indica.
Most of it is produced in India.
It is considered the national fruit in India, Pakistan and the Philippines.
Its tree has the status of a national tree in Bangladesh.
India produces 41 percent of the world's mangoes. Apart from India, China and Thailand are the largest producers of it.
According to botanical classification, mango is a tree of the family 'Anacardiaceae'.
The main varieties of mango are Langra Mango, Dussehri Mango, Fazli Mango, Sundari, Malda Mango.
Raw mango is called kari.
Mango is rich in vitamins A, B and C along with other antioxidants.
Mango Revision Centre is located at Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh and Vengurla in Maharashtra.
By admin: June 23, 2022
India is the fourth largest gold recycling country in the world : World Gold Council
According to the World Gold Council (WGC) report, India has emerged as the fourth largest recycler in the world and the country has recycled 75 tonnes in 2021.
The report was titled 'Gold Refining and Recycling'.
According to the WGC's 'Gold Refining and Recycling' report, China tops the global gold recycling chart by recycling 168 tonnes of the yellow metal, followed by Italy with 80 tonnes and the US with 78 tonnes .
According to the WGC report 'Gold Refining and Recycling' from 300 tonnes in 2013, India's gold refining capacity increased by 1,500 tonnes (500%) in 2021.
Despite being the fourth largest recycler in the world, India recycles very little of its own gold stock - about 8% of the global scrap supply.
In the last five years, 11% of the country's gold supply has come from 'old gold'.
The names of China, America, Australia, South Africa and Russia are included in the 5 largest gold producing countries in the world, while on the other hand, India is far ahead of other countries in terms of gold consumption.
According to one figure, out of 52 percent of the world's jewellery consumption, most of the consumption is done in India.
About World Gold Council
The World Gold Council is a market development organisation for the gold industry.
It aims to boost the demand for gold and maintain it.
Most of the world's gold mining companies are involved as its members.
An International Literature Festival, Unmesh, was organised in Shimla as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Sahitya Akademi, Department of Art and Culture, Government of Himachal Pradesh.
The festival was inaugurated by the Union Minister of State for Culture, Arjun Ram Meghwal.
UNMESHA is the country's largest literary festival representing over 60 languages and 64 events with over 425 writers, poets, translators, critics and distinguished personalities from different walks of life from 15 countries including India.
Unmesh, the festival of expression, is the largest international literary festival in the country so far.
Sahitya Akademi was formally inaugurated by the Government of India on 12 March 1954.
Sahitya Akademi functions as an autonomous organisation. It was registered as a society in January 1956 under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.
The Sahitya Akademi, India's National Academy of Letters, is the central body for literary dialogue, publication and publicity in the country and the only organisation to conduct literary activities in 24 Indian languages, including English.
It also conducts literary exchange programs with various countries around the world to promote Indian literature.
The Sahitya Akademi Award is the second highest literary award given by the Government of India after the Jnanpith Award.