Biotechnology

IASGateAdmin | 08, Feb 2020

GENOME INDIA PROJECT

Why in News? Recently, the Ministry of Science and Technology has cleared the Genome India Project. About Genome India project:…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Jan 2020

RAJASTHAN TO GET ITS…

Why in News? Rajasthan government will be signing a memorandum of understanding with the Centre’s Department of Biotechnology to set…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Jan 2020

Prelim Snippets-18.01.2020

1. Fuel Conservation Campaign: Saksham Why in News? An annual one-month long “People centric fuel conservation campaign” of the Petroleum…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Dec 2019

Prelim Snippets- 30-12-2019

1.Iran, China and Russia’s Joint Naval Drill in Indian Ocean and Gulf of Oman Why in News? Iran, China and…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Dec 2019

Prelim Snippets 13-12-2019

1.National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) Why in News? The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) has issued Audit Quality Review (AQR)…

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IASGateAdmin | 22, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 22-11-2019

1.Maha Bodhi Temple Complex Why in News? Bhutan’s Foreign Minister recently visited Maha Bodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, Bihar. About:…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Nov 2019

CHINA PROPOSES TO TREAT…

Why in News? The recent announcement of China that a new drug meant to potentially treat Alzheimer’s disease, will be available to…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Oct 2019

MALARIA PARASITE JUMPED FROM…

Why in News? Experts have found that African great apes were the original host to the parasite Plasmodium falciparum –…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Sep 2019

CONTROLLED HUMAN INFECTION MODEL…

Why in News? The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) is close to finalising three projects involving Indian and European scientists to…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Sep 2019

TRANSGENIC MOSQUITOES TRANSFER GENES…

Why in news? Genes from genetically-modified Aedes aegypti mosquito were found to have been transferred to naturally-occurring A. aegypti mosquito…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Sep 2019

GENOME SEQUENCING OF BACTERIA…

Why in News? Scientists in Kerala have completed the whole genome sequencing of a Rare Bacterium capable of producing antifungal…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Aug 2019

RICE FORTIFICATION

Why in News? The NITI Aayog seeks creation of roadmap by Department of Food and Public Distribution for taking the…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Aug 2019

Prelim Snippets 26-08-2019

Bavar-373 Context: Iran has officially unveiled Bavar-373 air defense system About: It is Iran’s new home-grown air defence system. It…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Aug 2019

GENOME INDIA INITIATIVE

Why in News? The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) plans to scan nearly 20,000 Indian genomes over the next five years,…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Aug 2019

SEED BANKERS FOR CONSERVING…

Why in News? Till date 1597 plants varieties have been registered with Protection of Plant Varieties & Farmers Right Authority…

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IASGateAdmin | 31, Jul 2019

Prelim Snippets 31-07-2019

TOI 270 Context: TOI 270: new planetary system about 73 light years away from Earth About TOI 270: It is…

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