Silk Current Affairs, GK & News

Injectable Silk-Fibroin based Hydrogel developed by JNCASR

The JNCASR (Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research) has developed injectable silk-fibroin based hydrogel to deliver sustained insulin to diabetic patients. The fibroin-based hydrogel was developed using biocompatible additives. The gel developed will ease insulin delivery in diabetic patients. The gel was first tested in rats and was successful. Highlights The researchers have found ..

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Indian Sericulture Sector

In light of the growing demand for silk, partially fuelled by the fall in Chinese silk imports, silk cocoon production in Karnataka has been increasing. Silk in India Silk is derived from the cocoons of silkworms (Bombyx mori). India has 5 main types of silk: Mulberry silk Tropical tussar silk Eri silk Muga silk Oak ..

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SFURTI Scheme update given in the Parliament-Rs 2.3 crores budget allocated

The Ministry of MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) on February 3, 2020, provided an update on the SFURTI scheme being implemented. Highlights A total amount of Rs 2.3 crores has been sanctioned for the scheme in the budget 2020.The Ministry updated the house that currently the scheme is working towards the following Developing clusters ..

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First Silk Processing plant in Gujarat to boost “PATOLA SAREE” production

On January 3, 2020, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) inaugurated the first “Patola Saree” production unit in Gujarat. This will help to cut down the cost of silk yarn production and also will increase the sale of raw material for Patola sarees. Highlights The silk production plant has employed 90 local women of ..

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Sericulture

Sericulture also referred to as a silk farming, is the cultivation of silkworms to produce silk. Bombyx mori (also known as the caterpillar of the domestic silkmoth) is the most widely used and intensively studied silkworm. History of Silk Historically, Silk was found to be produced in China as early as the Neolithic Period. It ..

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