GI Tagline 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…

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…

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…

GI Tag to Manipur Black Rice, Gorakhpur Terracotta and Kovilpatti Kadalai Mittai

On April 30, 2020, Black rice of Manipur, also called the Chak-Hao, Gorakhpur Terracotta and Kadalai Mittai of Kovilpatti bagged Geographical Indication tag. Highlights The application to receive Geographical Status for Chak Hao was initiated by North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation Limited (NERAMAC). Black rice This rice variety has a deep black colour and Read More…

Government launches logo, tagline for GI

Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) under Ministry of Commerce and Industry has unveiled tricolour logo for geographical indication (GI) certified products. The logo has tagline “Invaluable Treasures of Incredible India” printed below it. Key Facts In the open contest, winning logo was designed by Adri Chatterjee and winning tagline was coined by Akancha Read More…