Low-pressure area weakening, but rains to stay

A small-tension area lying on Monday morning above South-East and adjoining East-Central Arabian Sea (North of Lakshadweep and off the Karnataka-Goa coasts) is showing symptoms of weakening. But, it could get help from a zone of monsoon turbulence in the greater degrees and could outlive it by three-4 days, an India Meteorological Department (IMD) update stated.

The IMD went on to insert that the combo could deliver fairly widespread to widespread rainfall accompanied by thunderstorm and lightning above Peninsular India for the duration of the next 4 days. Heavy rainfall has been warned of at isolated sites above Karnataka, Kerala

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Nod for trials of Bt Brinjal varieties revives GMO concerns

An approval supplied for confined industry trials to two new Bt brinjal types for biosafety evaluation by the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) in seven States has still left many curious about the Narendra Modi government’s stand on genetically modified (GM) crops.

GEAC, in a meeting held a couple of months ago, made a decision to allow for a Jalna-centered, rather-unfamiliar seed, agency Beejsheetal Investigate Non-public Ltd to have out biosafety exploration trials of its two Bt brinjal types — carrying a new bacterial gene Bt CryiFa1 — in Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal in

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Kerala agri varsity develops a new hybrid variety of salad cucumber

Salad cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) is a nutritional component in uncooked or cooked veggies served with lunch or meal. It is a versatile crop for escalating possibly underneath open up issue, shaded condition or safeguarded cultivation underneath shade-internet or poly-dwelling.

Though usual cucumber form appropriate for escalating underneath open up issue produce equally male and woman bouquets, these Parthenocarpic hybrids appropriate for escalating underneath poly-houses produce only woman bouquets and all these bouquets build into fruits without the need of pollination.

Nevertheless, commercial creation of Parthenocarpic cucumber hybrids carried out in the corporate sector by greenhouses has made the

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Beej Sheetal to start trials next year

Jalna-centered Beej Sheetal Research Pvt Ltd will commence the second stage biosafety research trials (BRL-II) for Bt Brinjal from April 2021, mentioned the organization chairman Suresh Agarwal.

Beej Sheetal has to have out trials in at minimum two of the eight states for which it has acquired acceptance by the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) a short while ago.

Two types

GEAC has permitted BRL-II trials for Beej Sheetal’s two transgenic Bt Brinjal Hybrids called Janak and BSS-793.

Jalna district in central Maharashtra is acknowledged as the seed hub of the Condition mainly because a big amount of seed firms

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