Current Affairs - Biotechnology

“IndiGau’: India’s first SNP based Chip for Cattle Breeds

“IndiGau’, India’s first Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) based chip for the conservation of pure varieties of indigenous cattle breeds like, Gir, Kankrej, Sahiwal, Ongole, etc. was launched on 13 August 2021.


Philippines: First Country to approve Golden Rice for Planting

The Philippines has become the first country in the world to approve commercial cultivation of vitamin A-rich Golden Rice.


Fats

Why is it in News?

The Government of Kerala is taking all possible steps to make people aware about the ill effects of trans fat. The Health Department has drawn up an action plan to create public awareness on the dangerous effects of trans fatty acids (TFA) in commercially available food items and to promote the local food industry to meet the current statutory limits set for TFA.


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