Micronutrient Current Affairs, GK & News
While addressing the nation on 75th Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced to provide fortified rice to poor under various schemes. Key Points This decision was taken in order to address the problem of malnutrition in India. Providing nutrition to every poor person India is a priority of the government. This decision was taken ..
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 ..
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, ..
Topics: Branches of biology • Chemistry • Congenital iodine deficiency syndrome • Intellectual disability • Iodine • Iodine deficiency • Iodine in biology • Iodised salt • Micronutrient • Physical sciences • Thyroid • Thyroid disease
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 ..
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 ..