Guidelines For Safety Assessment Of Genome Edited Plants, 2022

Guidelines For Safety Assessment Of Genome Edited Plants, 2022: The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has issued guidelines easing norms for research into Genetically Modified (GM) crops and circumventing challenges of using foreign genes to change crops profile. Earlier, the Government has allowed genome-edited plants without the cumbersome GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) regulation at the Genetic […]

BRICS High Level Meeting On Climate Change

BRICS High Level Meeting On Climate Change: The Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change participated in the BRICS high-level meeting on Climate Change where he highlighted the relevance of the forum to jointly address climate change, to explore approaches to accelerate low-carbon and resilient transition, and to achieve sustainable recovery and development. The […]

Wild Poliovirus Type 1: Important Points

Mozambique Identified First Case Of Wild Poliovirus Type 1: Mozambique has identified its first case of wild poliovirus Type 1 this week after a child contracted the disease. It is the country’s first such case since 1992 and the second imported case of wild poliovirus in Southern Africa this year. An outbreak was reported in […]

SpaceX Launched a Rocket Carrying 53 Satellites

SpaceX Launched a Rocket Carrying 53 Satellites: SpaceX recently launched a rocket carrying 53 satellites for the Starlink internet constellation from California Onboard Falcon 9 rocket. SpaceX has already launched more than 2,500 Starlink satellites to date but plans to loft many more. The Starlink network is one of several ongoing efforts to start beaming […]

Fostering Effective Energy Transition 2022

Fostering Effective Energy Transition 2022: The World Economic Forum (WEF) has released a report named Fostering Effective Energy Transition 2022, which calls for urgent action by both private and public sectors to ensure a resilient energy transition to address the challenges to environmental sustainability, energy security and energy justice and affordability. Findings of the Report: […]