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Expert committee suggests 10-year moratorium on GM food crop field trials

The 5-member, Technical Expert Committee appointed on the directions of Supreme Court, has recommended a 10-year moratorium on field trials of all Genetically Modified (GM) food crops. The panel, in its interim report, suggested that the field trials should not be done till an independent committee of experts and stakeholders examines and assesses the potential… Read More »


Rs 4,000 crore plan to fight Japanese Encephalitis

The Union Cabinet of India sanctioned a Rs 4038-crore comprehensive multi-pronged plan for prevention and control of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in the country. States where this plan will be implemented: Uttar Pradesh West Bengal Tamil Nadu Bihar Assam The plan will be implemented within five years from 2012-13 to 2016-17.… Read More »


Iran can consider a 20% cap on uranium enrichment

Iran is ready to negotiate over the issue of its uranium enrichment programme. It has offered that it can put a 20% on uranium enrichment if it is assured a regular supply of nuclear fuel for its medical reactor that manufactures isotopes to treat cancer. What is uranium enrichment? Naturally occurring Uranium is composed of… Read More »


Domestic companies can make payments in SEZ in foreign currency: RBI

The RBI has given permission to domestic companies to make payments to units in Special Economic Zones in foreign currency for the services delivered by them. Earlier, this facility was allowed only for payments made for goods. To promote software exports, RBI has simplified procedure for exporting goods and services by all Software Technology Parks… Read More »


ICRISAT-led research to improve lives of people in semi-arid tropics

The world’s largest international agriculture research coalition, the Fund Council of CGIAR (Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research), has sanctioned two 10-year research programmes directed at improving food, nutrition and income security of billions of poor in the semi-arid tropics of the world. The CGIAR Research Programmes (CRP) is led by the International Crops Research… Read More »