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Guidelines for non-transgenic gene editing

Context: The Government is yet to decide on a research proposal from its own scientists which would allow plants to be genetically modified without the need for conventional transgenic technology. Relevance: Prelims, GS-III: Science and Technology (Biotechnology, Genetically Modified crops), GS-III: Agriculture Dimensions of the Article: About the Newer technologies for GM About the GEAC’s […]

Odisha to relocate families from Debrigarh wildlife

Context: Recently, the Odisha Government has decided to relocate around 420 families from four zero-connectivity villages in Debrigarh wildlife sanctuary. The relocation is aimed at reducing man-animal conflict and providing better living conditions to the displaced families. Relevance: Prelims, GS-III: Environment and Ecology (Protected Areas in news) Dimensions of the Article: About the Debrigarh wildlife […]

Insulin and tissue health, 100 years of insulin discovery

Context: In a study that examined the effect of insulin – researchers have uncovered how insulin amounts shape the flow of information through the signalling network. It showed that abnormalities in insulin signalling impacts health and survival of tissues. 2021 is a year to celebrate, as it marks the centenary of the discovery of insulin […]