Seed: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Madhya Pradesh government decides to produce its own seeds under brand name Sah-Beej

Published: July 9, 2019

In Madhya Pradesh, along with distribution and marketing of certified and high quality seeds to farmers, the Madhya Pradesh State Cooperative Seed Federation has decided to produce its own seeds under the brand name ‘Sah-Beej’. The decision has been taken in a Board of Directors’ meeting held under the chairmanship of the Minister for Cooperatives ..

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32nd Congress of International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) started in Hyderabad

Published: June 28, 2019

On June 26, the 32nd Congress of the International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) has kick-started in Hyderabad, Telangana. The Seed Congress is being held for the first time in South Asia. Over 600 delegates including seed experts, officials, policy makers and representatives of national and international companies from nearly 70 countries like the UK, South ..

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Deccan Development Society wins UN’s Equator Prize for 2019

Published: June 8, 2019

The women members of Telangana-based Deccan Development Society (DDS) sanghams (groups) have bagged the prestigious United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)’s Equator Prize for 2019. They have been selected for standing as ‘an outstanding example of a local, nature-based solution to climate change and sustainable development. The women farmers have been building their own seed banks ..

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Doomsday vault warming faster than the other

Published: March 27, 2019

Doomsday vault is a global seed reserve. With 4 months of daylight and 4 months of darkness, the place is the favourable to reserve seeds in case of apocalypse. It is built on permafrost which has several thich layers of ice harder than concrete. REcently cracks are found in the building. Scientists confirm that this ..

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Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Published: April 24, 2018

It is a facility located on a remote island in the Arctic Ocean and it houses the world’s largest collection of seeds. The seeds can be of use in the event of a global catastrophe or when some species is lost due to natural disasters. It is therefore also referred to as the doomsday vault. ..

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