Tomato Current Affairs, GK & News
Garrarnawun Bush Tomato
A new species of bush tomato, christened Garrarnawun bush tomato (Solanum scalarium), was discovered in Australia recently. About the genus Solanum Genus Solanum has around 1,400 accepted species that are distributed across the world. The species belonging to this genus are found in all continents except Antarctica. It is the most species-rich genus in the ..
Month: Current Affairs - December, 2022
Category: Science & Technology Current Affairs
Topics: Australia • National Parks • New Species • Tomato
Market Intelligence and Early Warning Systems to monitor prices of Onion, Tomato and Potato
On February 26, 2020, the Minister of Food Processing Industry launched Market Intelligence and Early Warning System (MIEWS) Web Portal in New Delhi. The MIEWS is first of its kind. Highlights The main function of MIEWS is to monitor prices of onion, tomato and potato (TOP crops). It will also generate alerts under the terms ..
Month: Current Affairs - February, 2020
Category: India Nation & States Current Affairs
Topics: Agriculture • farmer welfare • MIEWS • Onion • Onion Prices • Operation Green • Potato • Price Stabilisation • Tomato
Horticulture Production in India
The Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare has released the final estimates for 2017-18 and the first estimates for 2018-19 of area and production of horticulture crops. Findings from the Estimates The important findings from the estimates are: India’s horticulture production is estimated to rise by 1 per cent to record 314.67 million tonnes in ..
Month: Current Affairs - January, 2019
Topics: Fruits • horticulture crops • Onion • Potato • Tomato • Vegetables
Government of India approves operationalisation strategy for Operation Greens
The Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) has recently approved the operationalisation strategy for Operation Greens to ensure availability of Tomato, Onion and Potato (TOP) throughout the country round the year without price volatility. Operation Greens was announced in the Budget speech of 2018-19 with an outlay of Rs. 500 crore to stabilize the supply ..
Topics: Agriculture in India • Food and drink • Operation Greens • Plant morphology • Plants • Potato • Solanum • Tomato
TGC sequences genomes of domesticated tomato & its wild ancestor
TGC: Tomato Genome Consortium TGC has sequenced the genomes of the domesticated tomato and its wild ancestor, ‘Solanum pimpinellifolium’. How this sequencing can benefit us? The genome sequencing will: Lower costs and speed up efforts to improve the worldwide tomato production Make it more potent to fight pests & pathogens, Increase its endurance to drought ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2012
Topics: Bioinformatics • Biology • Biotechnology • Branches of biology • DNA • Genomics • Life sciences • Solanum pimpinellifolium • Tomato • Whole genome sequencing