Cotton Current Affairs, GK & News

Plant-Insect Gene Transfer reported for the first time

The Chinese scientists have recently identified the transfer of genes from plants to insects. Usually transfer of genes happen among the same family. For instance, the genes of a human parent get transferred to his or her child. However, this is not the case in the recent discovery. Here the insect called whiteflies has incorporated ..

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October 7: World Cotton Day

On October 7, 2020, the second World Cotton Day was celebrated. The initiative was first hosted by Cotton-4, World Trade Organization, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and International Trade Centre. The event is led by WTO on the request of C4 countries World Trade Organization Cotton is ..

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Online sale of Khadi face masks by KVIC

The Khadi and Village Industries Commission has begun to sell khadi face masks online on its website “kviconline.gov.in”. Highlights The KVIC is selling cotton masks at Rs 30 per piece and silk masks at Rs 100 per piece. KVIC has fixed the minimum order for online purchase of masks as Rs 500. KVIC is to ..

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Kharif Crops Sowing Area Increases Significantly as Compared to Last Year

Kharif Crops are grown in hot and humid rain fed areas. During the first 18 days of the month of June, the country has received surplus rainfall of about 26mm. As compared to last year, rainfall was 82.4 mm in between 1st to 18th June, while this year, the country has registered 108.3mm of rainfall ..

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Khadi Masks gain Global recognition and demand

The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) explore the possible option of exporting silk and cotton face masks to foreign countries. This is being done to promote “Vocal for Local”, that was initiated under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. Highlights So far, the KVIC has received 8 lakh orders of masks and has supplied 6 lakhs ..

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