Department of Biotechnology (DBT) Current Affairs, GK & News

Biotech Start-up Expo – 2022

On June 9, 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Biotech Start-up Expo – 2022 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. Highlights The Biotech Start-up Expo-2022 is India’s first such start-up expo. It is a reflection of the expansive growth of biotech sector in India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with Union Ministers Piyush Goyal, ..

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IARI Research on Resilient Crops

Scientists at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), in collaboration with several other research institutions, have identified about 15,000 selected germplasms of rice and wheat for developing varieties that are tolerant to floods, droughts, heatwaves, and diseases to mitigate the adverse impact of climate change on food production. Overview: Agricultural scientists have sourced rice and ..

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Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh releases “Biotech-PRIDE Guidelines”

July 30, 2021 Union Minister Jitendra Singh announced the “Biotech-PRIDE (Promotion of Research and Innovation through Data Exchange) Guidelines” developed by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Department of Biotechnology (DBT). This guideline is to enable information exchange and promote research and innovation in many research groups nationwide. The Secretary has also launched the website ..

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DBT-NIBMG creates world’s 1st database of Oral Cancer variants

Department of Biotechnology (DBT) & National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG) has created a first of its king database of genomic variation in oral cancer. NIBMG made this database accessible to public. Database is being called as dbGENVOC. About dbGENVOC It is a free resource and a browsable online database of GENomic Variants of Oral ..

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Govt to support Public Sector Companies for Vaccine Production

Union Government has decided to support some public sector companies with grants under the Mission COVID Suraksha to boost covid-19 vaccine production. Key Points Among the companies, one is Hyderabad based Indian Immunological limited (IIL), a facility under PSU named “National Dairy Development Board”. IIL and Bharat Biotech have signed a technical agreement for IIL ..

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National Biopharma Mission- Highlights

Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has initiated cabinet approved National Biopharma Mission with the objective of strengthening emerging biotechnology enterprise across India. Mission is entitled as “Industry-Academia Collaborative Mission for Accelerating Discovery Research to Early Development for Biopharmaceuticals – Innovate in India (I3) Empowering biotech entrepreneurs & accelerating inclusive innovation”. National Biopharma Mission National Biopharma mission ..

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