Embryo Transfer Technology

Embryo transfer technology (ETT) has revolutionized the breeding strategies in Bovines as a tool to optimize the genetic improvement in cattle. Department of Animal husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries in co-operation with 12 States has undertaken a Mass Embryo Transfer programme in Indigenous Breeds under the scheme, National Mission on Bovine Read More …

Nobel-winning team spots merging neutron stars

Background: The LIGO-VIRGO collaboration, three members of which won this year’s physics Nobel Prize, strikes again, this time, to detect the merger of two neutron stars — extremely dense, massive but tiny, objects. What is more striking is that gamma rays bursting from the event were observed by nearly 70 ground Read More …

FSSAI report on Food Fortification

Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare released a comprehensive report on “Large Scale Food Fortification in India – The Journey So Far and Road Ahead” at the national ‘Conclave on Nutrition Security: Partnership & Convergence’ organized by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on the Read More …

World Food India 2017

Facts & Figures from PIB: Union Minister of Food Processing Industries chaired the Curtain Raiser Press Conference held here today for the World Food India 2017 expo, a vibrant three–day business platform. India is the second largest producer of food, leader in milk, fruits & vegetables, cereals and marine. It has Read More …

Footwear Design & Development Institute Act 2017

Introduction: Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI) has been declared an ‘Institute of National Importance’ under Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. The FDDI bill was passed by the Parliament in July 2017. The Provisions of FDDI Act 2017 have come into force from today, according to the Read More …

Project CHAMAN

Introduction: Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister said that in order to provide strategic development to the horticulture sector, so as to increase farmers income, a pioneer project called CHAMAN, has been launched three years back by the Government. About CHAMAN: This project is being implemented by Mahalanob is National Read More …

Science is the cornerstone for progress of mankind

Crux from the PIB-Address by the Vice President on India International Science Festival – 2017 Fodder Points for Mains/Essay: Science is the cornerstone for the progress of mankind. Scientific inventions have revolutionized the world and shaped every aspect of the modern life. Indians have made significant contribution to the field of science Read More …

What is the ban on fireworks sale about?

What is it? The Supreme Court reimposed the ban on the sale of fireworks in the Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) till November 1. The direction, according to the court, is an outcome of “direct evidence of deterioration of air quality” every year during Deepavali on account of bursting of fire Read More …

Regulatory upgrade

Introduction: Pesticides play an important role in sustaining agricultural production, and in controlling vectors responsible for diseases. However, on the flip side, they can be toxic. Therefore, what is needed is a top-notch mechanism to regulate the import, manufacture, sale, transport, distribution and use of insecticides with a view to Read More …