Tuesday, 28 June, 2022
TopicGenetic Engineering

Topic: Genetic Engineering

GE will lead the way to food security, India must invest in R&D, says agri expert

Biotechnologist Dr Deepak Pental says crops developed through biotechnology are key to increasing yield while surviving pest & pathogen attacks that have been rising due to global warming.

Why farmers are still having to protest for their right to sow GM seeds, even in a pandemic

This month marks the third year of farmers' ‘civil disobedience movement' demanding the right to sow Genetically Modified (GM) seeds.

Har Gobind Khorana — Nobel winner who gave genetic engineering its biggest breakthrough

From his humble beginnings in a village in Punjab, Khorana became one of the biggest names in the world’s scientific community.

Introducing biotech trees to help stop disappearing forests is easier said that done

Releasing genetically engineered trees into forests to counter threats to forest health represents a new frontier in biotechnology. 

The world gets it first shark that eats plants

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to the best sources to read them.

How gene-editing cures may become a bio-weapon nightmare

Biotechnologies like Crispr have the possibilities of dangerous applications which might turn our biological machinery against us. 

EU study trashes anti-GM paper by French expert who Jairam Ramesh cited to ban Bt Brinjal

EU investigation of the paper by Gilles-Éric Séralini comes as much-needed validation for scientists and farmers in India who have been pushing for GM crops.

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Free power & no new taxes in AAP govt’s Punjab Budget, but fiscal consolidation roadmap missing

Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema emphasised improving ‘fiscal health’ and augmenting tax revenues in AAP govt's maiden Budget Monday, but outstanding debt expected to rise by 8.4%.

Defence

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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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