Banana: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

‘International Conference on Banana’ held in Tamil Nadu

A four-day ‘International Conference on Banana’ was recently organised by the National Research Centre for Banana (NRCB), an institution under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), in association with Bioversity International, during 22-25 February, 2020. The Conference is organised at Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu on the theme of ‘Innovations in sustainable production and value chain ..

Kerala hosts National Banana Festival (NBF) 2018

The National Banana Festival (NBF-2018) has started at Kalliyoor, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala from February 17 to 21. The festival is organised by Centre for Innovation in Science and Social action (CISSA) in partnership with Kalliyoor Grama Panchayat and a host of National and State organisations. The two-day event is aimed at helping farmers from across the ..

Andhra Pradesh government signed a pact with National Research Centre for Banana (NRCB) to develop technologies relating to banana production

The National Research Centre for Banana (NRCB) Tiruchi has recently signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with the Andhra Pradesh government to develop technologies relating to banana production. As per the agreement, NRCB will be the knowledge partner in developing technologies towards value chain management, supporting banana export, organic production and waste utilisation. It will ..

Banana genome sequenced to assist crop improvement

Banana is a vital crop which is cherished across the globe and also serves as staple food in some poor countries. The complete genome of the banana has been successfully sequenced. Why the sequencing was needed and how will it help? As pests and diseases are imminent threats to Banana, by determining the whole sequence ..