Indian agriculture scientists as part of a global research team resequence pigeonpea genome

2017-05-31 07:20:09

According to scientists, this breakthrough will lead to the development of superior varieties of pigeonpea cropBy Team ABLEA global team of 19 scientists from nine institutes have resequenced the genome or DNA of 292 pigeonpea varieties from 23 countries and discovered new traits such as resistance to various diseases that affect the crop and its insensitivity to photo-period (the duration of dayl

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DBT announces an expression of interest for Scoping Report on antimicrobial resistance in India

2017-05-31 06:29:54

The aim of the report is to identify the major issues and challenges for antimicrobial resistance research in India.By Team ABLEAntimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is a major global challenge. As part of its strategy-setting, the Department for Biotechnology (DBT), in partnership with Research Councils UK (RCUK), has commissioned a team to undertake a mapping report on this topic. The aim will be to id

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DBT invites concept ideas in the area of aquaculture and marine biotech

2017-05-31 06:24:11

Short-listed concept ideas will be invited for submission of detailed proposals for financial support as per the modalities of the DepartmentBy Team ABLEThe Department of Biotechnology (DBT) supports programs in the area of Aquaculture & Marine Biotechnology, both of strategic and applied nature. This area is receiving greater attention for sustainable development and towards meeting the chall

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IIT Ropar launches Council of Industry Associates to strengthen academia-industry relationships

2017-05-29 07:26:48

IIT Ropar aims to increase the strength of its Industrial Associates from 19 to 25 within this year and to explore new projects with prospective faculty and industry partners or new industry. By Team ABLEChandigarh-located Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, had organized its 3rd Industry Meet on May 25, 2017 at Hotel Hyatt Regency, Chandigarh. The meeting chaired by Prof. Sarit Kumar Das, Direc

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WHO confirms 3 Zika virus infected individuals in India

2017-05-29 07:25:20

This WHO’s report is important as it describes the first cases of Zika virus infections and provides evidence on the circulation of the virus in India. By Team ABLEAccording to the World Health Organization’s Disease Outbreak news released on May 26, 2017, Zika virus has been detected in three individuals in Gujarat. On 15 May 2017, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare-Government of India

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Union Minister Radha Mohan Singh envisions that by 2022 the Government of India will remain committed to double farmers\' income

2017-05-29 07:24:21

The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Mr Radha Mohan Singh said that the Government is committed to double farmers\' income by 2022 and veterinaries play a significant role in fulfilling the Government’s resolution to double the farmers’ income.By Team ABLEThe Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Radha Mohan Singh recently said that the Government of India has un

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Merck enters exclusive worldwide license agreement with Teijin Pharma for investigational antibody candidate targeting Tau

2017-05-29 07:23:14

Merck will have exclusive world-wide rights to develop, manufacture and commercialize the anti-tau antibody. In exchange, Merck will make an upfront payment to Teijin. By Team ABLEMerck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, has entered into an exclusive worldwide license agreement with Teijin Pharma for the development, manufacture and commercialization of an investigational preclini

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India to set up Rs 100 cr fund to treat rare genetic diseases in new policy

2017-05-26 10:06:34

This is part of the National Policy of Treatment of Rare Diseases formulated by the government under a Delhi High Court directive. The policy was submitted to the court on May 25,2017.By Narayanan SureshBangalore, May 26,2017: According to the government counsel, the Policy seeks to set up a national fund of Rs 100 crore with the Central contributing 60 per cent of this to assist treatment of rare

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Rastriya Kisan Progressive Association starts campaign to seek introduction of GM Mustard

2017-05-26 08:23:44

A consortium of farmers organizations with a membership of 58.34 Lakhs farmers in 2.5 Lakh villages, Rastriya Kisan Progressive Association (RKPA) has started a campaign on change.org to seek support for the  demand of farmers for Right to Technology. By Team ABLERastriya Kisan Progressive Association (RKPA)  started a petition on www.change.org recently seeking support for its dema

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World Health Assembly elects Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as new WHO Director-General

2017-05-25 09:43:50

The member states of WHO elected Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new Director-General of WHO.By Team ABLEDr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was nominated by the Government of Ethiopia, and will begin his five-year term on July 1, 2017. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus will succeed Dr Margaret Chan, who has been WHO’s Director-General since January 1, 2007.Prior to his election as WHO’s next Direc

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