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2018 World Mosquito Day (WMD)

The World Mosquito Day (WMD) is observed every year on August 20 to raise awareness regarding what all causes malaria and ways to prevent it. The day also observed to mark British doctor Sir Ronald Ross’ 1897 landmark discovery that female mosquitoes “Anopheles” transmit malaria to humans. This discovery laid foundations for scientists across the ..


Integrated Scheme for Development of Silk Industry: Key Features

The Integrated Scheme for Development of Silk Industry has four components – Research & Development (R&D), Training, Transfer of Technology and IT Initiatives Seed Organizations and farmers extension centres Coordination and Market Development for seed, yarn and silk products and Quality Certification System (QCS) by creating amongst others a chain of Silk Testing facilities, Farm ..


World Mosquito Day (WMD) observed on 20 August

The World Mosquito Day (WMD) is observed every year on August 20 is to raise awareness about the threat of malaria and other diseases transmitted by one of the world’s deadliest killers – the mosquito. The day also marks the historic discovery by British doctor Sir Ronald Ross in 1897 that female Anopheles mosquitoes transmit ..


America: Open-air test on GM Mosquitoes in Florida Keys soon

Recently, the Researchers have reported initial signs of success from the first release into the environment of mosquitoes engineered to pass a lethal gene to their offspring, killing them before they reach adulthood. The results could herald an age in which genetically modified insects will be used to help control agricultural pests and insect-borne diseases ..