Monday, 3 October, 2022
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Topic: Bt Cotton

C.R. Bhatia, former DBT secretary who paved way for research on GM crops in India, passes away

Colleagues remember Chittranjan Bhatia, 86, as a father figure and avowed geneticist who placed special emphasis on how science could translate into more income for farmers.

I am launching a civil disobedience movement against moratorium on GM crops. Here’s why

I respect the rule of law but today, I will plant Bt brinjal on my farm to launch the ‘Feed India civil disobedience movement’. GM crops need revival.

Modi govt’s ‘indecisiveness’ on GM crops slowed down research advancement, US agri dept criticises

Report released by Global Agricultural Information Network of USDA cites 'existing policy environment' as a reason for uncertainty in agricultural biotech R&D in India.

2 indigenous varieties, 8 states, 3 yrs — all about Bt brinjal field trials allowed by govt

Bt brinjal field trials will start in Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu, Odisha and West Bengal from this year and continue until 2023.

Halt Bt brinjal trials, it is against the national interest, RSS affiliate writes to Modi

Swadeshi Jagran Manch alleges conflict of interest on the part of regulators, adding that GM crops could hurt trade security, and allow MNCs to monopolise the market.

Haryana joins ‘movement’ to defy GM crop ban, farmers get ready to sow HT cotton seeds

Bharatiya Kisan Union, Haryana, says farmers in a Hisar village will sow HT Bt cotton seeds Friday to support the Maharashtra farmers who defied GM crop ban.

Ayesha Siddiqa on Pakistan’s defence budget cut, Y.V. Reddy on RBI’s independence

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

Don’t penalise farmers for pro-GM crop protest, address their concerns instead

Indian farmers may be poor and may not have formal education, but they are wise enough to understand which technology works for them.

From trial court to Supreme Court and back, the Monsanto patent battle is far from over

The trial court is now faced with the enviable task of deciding an extremely complex patent dispute.

Reviewer raises serious questions over how Kesavan-Swaminathan anti-GMO paper was published

Dr Pushpendra Gupta, expert on plant genetics, had been sent the paper for review before its publication in Current Science, and said he had rejected it.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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