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National Milk Day

Published on November 26, 2019
Current context: National Milk Day is being celebrated in India on 26th Nov 19 every year.
National Milk Day 
  • World milk day is celebrated on 1st June in entire world but in India National, Milk Day is celebrated on 26th Nov every year.
  • The day is celebrated to commemorate the birthday of Dr. Verghese Kurien, the Father of India’s White Revolution.
  • Dr Kurien helped in flourishing the organized milk sector in the country after Independence. 
  • He launched the Operation Flood, the world's largest agricultural dairy development programme, which made dairy farming India's largest self-sustaining industry.
  • He is also known as the Milkman of India.
  • At present, India contributes about 22% of the world's total milk production and is the largest producer of milk in the world with over 187.7 million tonnes of milk production every year.

Question: 

Q.1 Who is known as the Father of India’s White Revolution?
a. Sam Pit Roda
b. Norman Borlaug
c. Dr. Verghese Kurien
d. MS Swaminathan
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