GI Tag Current Affairs - 2020

Why Kotaiah family demanding GI tag for ‘Kakinada kaja’?

The family of Chittipeddi Kotaiah is going to apply for Geographical Indications Registry’s (GIR) tag for ‘Kakinada kaja’. Kakinada Kaja It a unique sweet of Andhra Pradesh. The sweet is being made and promoted by Kotaiah family since 1891 in Kakinada town, East Godavari district. Background The Kotaiah family had migrated from Chinna Parimi village Read More…

E-Auction Portal launched for Kashmir Saffron

In order to promote the trading of GI-tagged Kashmir Saffron, the Department of Agriculture operating under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare has created an e-auction portal in collaboration with NSE-IT. The Department has created the portal under the aegis of India International Kashmir Saffron Trading Centre. Highlights The main aim of the portal Read More…

ICMR to replace HCQ with anti-HIV drug; Kangra Tea Suggested

The Indian Council of Medical Research recently revised its advisories on Hydroxychloroquine. The Council is considering to replace the drug with anti-HIV drugs. Highlights The HCQ drug was recommended for asymptomatic health care workers. However, the ineffectiveness and side effects of the drug is making the council look into alternatives. The assessment of using HCQ Read More…

GI Tag provided to Telangana’s Telia Rumal and Jharkhand’s Sohrai Khovar painting

The Government of India recently provided GI Tag to Telia Rumal of Telangana and Sohrai Khovar painting of Jharkhand. Highlights The application for the Sohrai Khovar painting of Jharkhand was made by Sohra Kala Mahila Vikas Sahyog Samiti. The application for the Telia Rumal of Telangana was made by the Consortium of Puttapaka Handloom Cluster. Read More…

Kashmir Saffron receives GI Tag

The Saffron cultivated in the Kashmir valley has received Geographical Indication Tag. It is to be noted that three other products such as Gorakhpur Teracotta, Kovilpatti Kadalai Mittai and Black rice of Manipur also received GI tag recently. About Kashmir Saffron The Saffron cultivated in Kashmir is long, thick and has natural deep red colour. Read More…