Micronutrient: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Micronutrient formulation from KAU

The Kerala Agriculture University has developed a micronutrient formulation to deal with micronutrient deficiencies among the crops. The Sampoorna KAU Multimix was developed in light of the recent reduction in top soil quality as a consequence of heavy rain and floods over the past two years. the formulation is crop specific and can be used ..

2019 edition of World Iodine Deficiency Day (WIDD)

The World Iodine Deficiency Day (WIDD) is observed every year on 21st of October  to raise awareness of iodine deficiency and its devastating effects on brain development. Iodine is an essential micronutrient required for normal thyroid function, growth, and development. Its deficiency is a major cause of preventable mental retardation. In its most severe forms, ..

IISR, Kozhikode develops technology to pack microbial strains in tiny capsules

The researchers at the Indian Institute of Spices Research (IISR) in Kozhikode have developed a technology to pack microbial strains beneficial to farmers in tiny capsules. It will eliminate the need for lugging around sacks of bio-fertilisers as farmers do currently. The bio-capsules made with the technology weigh just one gram. But the microbial population ..

The team of scientists identified regions in wheat genome responsible for density of Zinc in wheat grain

The scientists have recently identified regions in the wheat genome responsible for concentration of zinc in wheat grain. They have also identified candidate genes involved in zinc concentration in wheat. The findings can potentially help in developing wheat varieties with enhanced levels of the micro-nutrient. The researchers have found 39 new molecular markers and two ..

Millets and India’s Twin Nutrient Disorder

India has a twin nutrient disorder. First it is fighting hunger. India stands at 100/119 countries in the global hunger index. On the other hand India also faces the challenge of obesity and hidden hunger. This twin challenge needs to be addressed through a revamp in the dietary habits. The journal Global Environmental Change suggests ..

RUTF: Ready to Use Therapeutic Food

RUTF is one of the measures to combat micronutrient malnutrition. RUTF is also referred as energy dense nutritious food (EDNF). It is a medical intervention to improve the nutrition intake of children suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM). It is being implemented under the global initiative Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement and ICDS in India, ..

The National Agri-food Biotechnology Institute (NABI) signs MoU with Bonn food industries to promote coloured wheat

The National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI) has signed MoU with Ludhiana based Bonn Food Industries to promote coloured wheat with antioxidant qualities beneficial for control of diabetes, cholesterol and obesity. It has been developed by routine way of plant breeding by crossing high yielding Indian cultivars PBW550, PBW621, HD2967 with colored wheat procured from Japan ..