Free 8.20 lakh hybrid seed mini kits will be distributed to farmers in 343 districts of 15 states

Under a special program by the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, 8,20,600 seed mini-kits will be distributed free of cost in 343 identified districts of 15 major producing states of the country. This program will increase production and productivity by increasing the seed replacement rate, which will help in increasing the income of the farmers.Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar launched the programme today by distributing mustard seed mini kit worth about Rs 2 crore in Morena and Sheopur districts of Madhya Pradesh.

The program has been started under the National Food Security Mission (NFSM) – Oil Seed and Oil Palm Scheme. Union Minister Shri Tomar informed that after micro-level plan for the major mustard producing states of the country, approval has been given to implement mini-kit distribution of rapeseed and mustard seeds this year. The Ministry has approved 8,20,600 seed mini-kits, consisting of seeds of high yielding varieties of productivity more than 20 quintals per hectare, for distribution in 343 identified districts of 15 states. The program covers various districts of all the major producing states like Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura. Rs. 1066.78 lakhhave been allottedfor this program.

ShriTomarsaid that Morena and Sheopur of MP, Banaskantha in Gujarat, Hisar in Haryana, Bharatpur in Rajasthan and Etah and Varanasi districts of Uttar Pradesh have been selected for distribution of hybrid seed mini kits under pilot project during this year. In these 7 districts of 5 states, 1,20,000 seed mini-kits from a total of 1615 quintals of seeds will be prepared and distributed. Each district will be given 15 thousand to 20 thousand seed mini-kits. In addition to the regular programme, three TL hybrid high yielding varieties of mustard have been selected for seed mini kit distribution. The selected varieties are JK-6502, Champion and Dawn. The objective of the Seed Mini Kit program is to polarize new varieties with high yield potential and other useful features. The farmers of the adjoining districts will have faith in these varieties, which will result in mass adoption by the farmers, he added.     

Agriculture Secretary Shri Sanjay Agarwal said that Aatmanirbhar Bharat will be built throughAatmnirbhar Krishi. Working in this direction, programs have been taken up by the Ministry. Hybrid seeds are being distributed free of cost for the first time. The program was coordinated by Joint Secretary Smt. Shubha Thakur.

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MGA to host hybrid conference for MGS GAMES, with Google, Snap Inc., Electronic Arts and more

Join MGS GAMES in person in San Francisco or online with a new hybrid conference model

Aug. 12, 2021PRLogMOBILE GROWTH ASSOCIATION NEWS : MGA to host hybrid conference for MGS GAMES, with speakers from Google, Snap Inc., Electronic Arts, GamesBeat, 5×5 Gaming + more

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MGA is known as a pillar of the mobile app industry; an organization that has pushed creativity, community, and progress over its 14-year history. Always one step ahead when it comes to adopting new technology in the mobile industry, MGA announces a new hybrid strategy for its next edition of MGS GAMES, taking place at the San Francisco Jazz Center on September 30th, 2021. Attendees of the event receive access to all sessions, and are able to learn from and network with influential industry leaders, including Google, Snap Inc., Electronic Arts, Big Fish Games, GamesBeat, Glu Mobile, Fandom, Kooapps, 5×5 Gaming, and more experts within the industry.

MGS GAMES offers the opportunity for developers, publishers, and marketers to connect once again in real life at the physical event, or online via the digital conference which will host the same selection of sessions. This hybrid model will allow the Community to connect on a global scale with a meeting scheduling app.

There will be sessions on how to make better games, market and monetize more effectively, and a keynote about improving Ad Revenue strategies from Chris Akhavan, SVP, Electronic Arts and Dean Takahashi, Lead Writer, GamesBeat at VentureBeat, then a session on Mobile Games Metrics and Optimizations from expert Peiwen Yao, who is responsible for all things product at 2K. Also find keynotes and panels from Google, Snap Inc., Electronic Arts, GamesBeat, and 5×5 Gaming — all invited by the Community to share insights and expertise.

“I’m truly looking forward to speaking at MGS GAMES this year. MGS has been a long-term strategic partner of Google’s AppDev speaking team as their audience is at the heart of the gaming ecosystem. The industry is experiencing a time of outsized growth requiring a new set of business, marketing, and development considerations as games look to acquire and retain and engage gamers. Not only that, the profile of a typical gamer has changed and is drawn to more social, sophisticated, and unique gaming experiences. As we look ahead to what comes next, games must think about measurement, monetization, and prioritizing differently.”

  • Brandon Cubillas, Head of Industry – App Gaming, Google

“GamesBeat is happy to support MGA as it returns to physical events with MGS GAMES. I look forward to moderating a session on the direction of mobile gaming at the event.”

  • Dean Takahashi, lead writer for GamesBeat at VentureBeat

“We’re thrilled to be back on stage at MGS GAMES this year. Mobile gaming has seen incredible growth within the Snap ecosystem and beyond, and there’s no better time to connect with the people and companies who are driving the industry forward than at MGS GAMES. As the industry continues to shift and expand, we look forward to working with our partners and the mobile gaming community to embrace these changes as we step into the future.”

  • Meena Kallu, Head of Mobile Games, Snap Inc, North America

Developers, publishers, and marketers who attend MGS GAMES will learn how to make better games, market and monetize them more effectively, improve business operations, and hold onto your users for higher LTV. The lineup consists of industry leaders who are experts in building, running, and marketing mobile games and mobile game studios.

Marsis the hybrid blockchain protocol that combines NFT and DeFi

Tortola, British Virgin Islands, 1 June 2021, ZEXPRWIRE, The crypto space has improved in recent years with the explosion in the growth of DeFi and NFTs products. These two concepts have expanded the use of cryptocurrencies and brought about novel financial innovations.

Hybrid blockchain solutions have been the talk of the market in recent years, and Marsis has developed a major reply to this growing topic. Marsis is a hybrid platform that combines Decentralized finance (DeFi) and NFTs to provide a well-rounded experience for users. 

Combining NFT with DeFi

Marsis is a unique platform that combines NFTs, DeFi, and DAO concepts. It is a decentralized platform where anyone can launch NFTs and stake tokens for rewards.

Marsis allows crypto enthusiasts to leverage NFT and DeFi products within a decentralized ecosystem. It goes beyond the norm and features a DAO, an NFT marketplace, synthetic asset aggregator, DeFi pools, and more.

One of the primary objectives of Marsis is to create a decentralized evaluation mechanism for NFT assets. The current system of evaluating NFTs is vague, leading to a bloated market where assets are overvalued and undervalued.

This system is not sustainable, and a central point of valuing NFTs is needed. Marsis provides a solution by using a community-based approach where users vote to determine the valuation of an NFT asset.

The more votes an NFT has, the higher its valuation. Additionally, Marsis community members can lock their votes and earn rewards from DeFi pools supported on the platform.

The inbuilt NFT marketplace allows creators and artists to create NFTs on the Binance Smart Chain (BSC). Binance Smart Chain offers scalability, fast transaction speeds, and crucially low transaction fees. Users can create NFTs at a cheaper fee when compared to Ethereum.

Different Roles in the Marsis Ecosystem

Marsis implements an identity check that differentiates users into different categories. Each category has its characteristics and features they can access within the Marsis ecosystem.

General users are termed Spacewalkers and can explore most features on Marsis. Spacewalkers are mainly enthusiasts and investors looking to purchase NFTs and stake DeFi products on Marsis. They can earn rewards by locking down votes on different NFLT assets on Marsis.

Residents are classified as the second group and consist of skilled creators in digital arts, music, and more. Residents grow the Marsis community by creating, listing, and selling their NFT within the Marsis ecosystem.

Guests are classified as external NFT creators that list their collections on the NFT marketplace to evaluate and sell their digital assets. At the same time, a dual role feature exists that allows users to access additional features.

DeFi Pools

As a hybrid blockchain platform, DeFi is a significant part of its ecosystem, and Marsis supports multiple DeFi pools. The DEX pool allows users to increase their portfolios by adding liquidity to supported pools. Yield farmers can easily stake their SIS tokens on the popular DEX platform PancakeSwap to earn SIS-BNB LP token and then stake it on Marsis DEX pool.

The Consensus pool is innovative since it is self-generating. The pool is generated when Spacewalkers lock their vote, which is used to evaluate NFT assets. The tokens used in the voting process are sent to mining characters that begin mining to generate SIS tokens for stakers.

Other developments

Marsis is set to issue an airdrop for community members on June 2, 2021. The blockchain platform will distribute its native token SIS to a list of community member addresses eligible for the Airdrop.

According to Marsis, there will be no IDO (initial DEX offering), and the Airdrop will be the initial means for anyone to get hold of its token SIS. SIS is a BEP20 token and will power the significant features and products supported within the Marsis ecosystem.

The airdrop distribution will occur on supported BEP 20 tokens wallets like Trust Wallet and will herald the beginning of the Marsis ecosystem.

Conclusion

Marsis is trailing the blaze with its unique hybrid platform that integrates NFTs and DeFi. Users are provided with significant features that will help improve their NFT and DeFi experience and at the same time access increased earning opportunities. Marsis is the real deal, and we expect the platform to fare well in the highly competitive NFT sector. 

To learn more about Marsis visit the website https://www.marsis.io/

Iconic Hybrid Makes a Bold Statement: Toyota Announces Prius Nightshade Edition

, excluding all-electric vehicles, the Prius AWD-e is rated at an EPA estimated 51 city/47 highway/49 combined MPG. The AWD-e system provides the power to the rear wheels to confidently pull away from a stop, yet the on-demand system recognizes when all-wheel-drive performance is not needed to provide great fuel economy.

The Nightshade edition is also available in front-wheel-drive (FWD) which is EPA estimated at 54 city/50 highway/52 combined MPG.

Form and Function Inside

The Prius’ iconic shape pushes the boundaries of interior space to the point that the EPA classifies it as a midsize car. Thanks to its unique liftback design, the Prius’ front-wheel drive model offers 50.7 cu. ft. of cargo space with the rear seatbacks folded down, which is more than in some small SUVs.

Prius Nightshade edition comes with standard SofTex-trimmed seats throughout the cabin. On the FWD model, the driver’s seat is heated and has eight-way power adjustable controls and lumbar support while the passenger seat is four-way power adjustable (AWD-e model driver’s seat has six-way power adjustable controls). Additional interior features include SofTex-trimmed heated tilt/telescopic steering wheel and door armrest area; chrome accent interior door handles; extended SofTex trimmed seatback pockets; 60/40 split fold-down rear seats with center armrest; and, retractable tonneau cover for the cargo area.

Prius Nightshade comes with a standard 7-inch touchscreen display and 6 speaker JBL® sound system with Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay® and Amazon Alexa compatibility. A SiriusXM® 3-month All Access trial subscription is also included (see toyota.com/audio-multimedia for details); a Toyota Safety Connect® 1-year trial, Service Connect 10-year trial, and Wi-Fi Connect with up to 2 GB within 3-month trial (see toyota.com/connected-services for details).

Customers can keep their devices connected and charged in their Prius Nightshade with an auxiliary audio jack, one USB 2.0 port with iPod® connectivity and two 2.1-amp USB charge ports, a Qi wireless phone charging tray that accommodates larger phones, and one 12V power outlet. Additional technology features include advanced voice recognition, Bluetooth® hands-free phone capability, phone book access and music streaming, Siri® Eyes Free, and an integrated backup camera display. All accessible with a 3-door Smart Key system and Push Button Start.

Nightshade also comes with the familiar central screen interface, a signature feature available in every Prius since the original. The 4.2-in. color Dual Multi-Information Display with customizable screens includes Energy Monitor and Hybrid System Indicator with Eco Score, Eco Savings Record, Drive Monitor, Eco Wallet, and Eco Diary features, plus displays for climate control, driver support systems, audio system content, and navigation system.

Designed for Safety in Style

Prius Nightshade edition brings sleek, sporty style and loads of safety tech.

It’s equipped with Toyota’s Star Safety system, which includes Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Smart Stop Technology (SST).

It also comes with Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (TSS-2.0) standard with features that include:

  • Pre-Collision System with Low-Light Pedestrian Detection
  • Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Bicyclist Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Road Sign Assist

Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection is designed to help offer automatic braking capability under certain conditions should the driver not react in time in an emergency situation. Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Intelligent Clearance Sonar with Intelligent Parking Assist are also standard.

Toyota Limited Warranty

All Toyota Prius models come with a 3 year/36,000-mile basic warranty and 60 month/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. Toyota’s hybrid battery warranty is for 10 years or 150,000 miles from the vehicle’s in-service date, whichever occurs first. The hybrid system warranty is for 8 years or 100,000 miles from the vehicle’s in-service date, whichever occurs first. For complete details visit Toyota.com/Prius.

All 2022 Prius models also comes standard with ToyotaCare, a complimentary plan covering normal factory-scheduled maintenance, for two years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first, and 3 years of 24-hour Roadside Assistance, regardless of mileage.

About Toyota

Toyota (NYSE:TM) has been a part of the cultural fabric in North America for more than 60 years, and is committed to advancing sustainable, next-generation mobility through our Toyota and Lexus brands plus our 1,800 dealerships.

Toyota has created a tremendous value chain and directly employs more than 47,000 in North America. The company has contributed world-class design, engineering, and assembly of more than 40 million cars and trucks at our 14 manufacturing plants, 15 including our joint venture in Alabama that begins production in 2021.

Through its Start Your Impossible campaign, Toyota highlights the way it partners with community, civic, academic and governmental organizations to address our society’s most pressing mobility challenges. We believe that when people are free to move, anything is possible. For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyotanewsroom.com.