Wednesday, 29 June, 2022
TopicBiofortified crops

Topic: biofortified crops

Scientists seek Karnataka govt permission to conduct biosafety field trials for new BT crops

Agricultural experts and scientists have pointed out that despite the success of Bt Cotton in India, no other crop enhanced by biotechnological methods has been released in the country since 2002.

Rice with zinc, wheat with protein — Bio-fortified crops can fight India’s hidden hunger

India has one of the highest number of undernourished people in the world. PM Modi’s promise of 17 bio-fortified varieties of 8 crops can help.

On Camera

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File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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