Sunday, 22 May, 2022
TopicGM crop

Topic: GM crop

PM releases first non-GM herbicide-tolerant rice varieties. This is how they will help farmers

The herbicide-tolerant rice varieties were among 35 such new crops that PM Modi dedicated to the nation Tuesday.

Allow field trials of Bt brinjal to ensure safety of crops, agri-tech body writes to govt

In its letter to agriculture ministry and CMs of 8 states, Alliance for Agri Innovation has claimed studies over past 23 yrs found no evidence of adverse health effects of GM crops.

Maharashtra Police file FIRs against 12 farmers for sowing banned GM crops

This is the first concrete action taken by Maharashtra Police weeks after farmers from some districts defied the ban on genetically-modified crops by openly sowing them.

After ‘uprooting’ crop, Haryana asks Modi govt to probe Bt brinjal contamination case

State panel says since "environment and health are national issues", central agencies should investigate case of Bt brinjals being sold in markets across north India.

No one taken ill by my Bt brinjal, says Haryana farmer. Experts say it’s safe, legalise it

It is illegal to cultivate genetically-modified brinjal, but a farm in Haryana has been allegedly growing and selling it for a couple of years.

Shouldn’t have been named author of anti-GM paper: MS Swaminathan

M.S. Swaminathan, the father of India’s green revolution, has been widely criticised for a ‘biased’ review of GM crops that has since been pulled.

How MS Swaminathan, father of India’s Green Revolution, got GM crops ‘all wrong’

M.S. Swaminathan and P.C. Kesavan authored a highly controversial review of GM crops that has been now been pulled off Current Science.

Throttled by activists at home, Indian GM seed firms find great demand overseas

Mahyco inks deal with Kenyan government to export GM cotton seeds, JK Agri Genetics finds Ethiopian Bt cotton market.

This is how GM crop Golden Rice could solve Vitamin-A deficiency in Asia

US food and drug regulator approves Golden Rice for consumption; among Asian nation, Philippines and Bangladesh lead in research and testing of GR2E.

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Quad has a sea of challenges. Navy can take cue from a Maratha admiral who sank English ships

Even though Kanhoji’s navy held its own against the English and Portuguese, its fleet never truly modernised. Indian Navy could learn from his tale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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