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Here's how a smart field-to-fork network could revolutionise our food system

In May the EU revealed its new Field to Fork strategy, a comprehensive plan to overhaul food production at every stage to make it more resilient and environmentally friendly. Its success would make the EU a global leader in sustainability, helping to protect its food supply from threats such as climate change and pandemics. For that to happen, however, we need to see an even more fundamental change: a conversion of the current, fragmented tangle of food supply chains into a coherent and traceable supply network.

The Field to Fork strategy sets out a number of targets that it wants to achieve by 2030 - notably, to cut the use of pesticides by 50%, fertilisers by 20% and antimicrobials in farmed animals by 50%. On top of this, it wants organic farming to account for a quarter of farmed land within its borders and is calling on member states to cut, monitor and report on food wastage levels across the supply chain. This would ensure good quality food reaches more people at fair prices and in a more efficient way.

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Will the new market share cap on UPI apps affect the user experience?

UPI has undoubtedly become the face of a cashless India. The use of this ingenious payment interface has made it possible to make swift and simple digital transactions. So it is hardly a surprise that as many as 2 billion UPI transactions took place in the month of October alone! In the midst of this exponential growth in the UPI industry, the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has made a rather shocking announcement that has ruffled many feathers amongst Third-Party Apps like Google Pay and PhonePe.

Businesses get 4 months to implement QR code-based payment system

The government had also instructed tax officials to verify deemed GST registrations granted to business entities without Aadhaar authentication.

Personal data protection is essential to fully capitalise on the benefits of India's digital revolution: Cyble

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Digital India’s regulatory paradox

By moving to censor online content, resorting to frequent internet shutdowns, government could end up stalling sector's innovation, growth.

Digital learning in govt higher educational institutions from 2020-21 academic yr

The Karnataka government on Monday said it has decided to implement Learning Management System (LMS) based digital learning in government higher educational institutions from the 2020-21 academic year.

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