Day June 14, 2020

AspirantWorld One liners : 14th June

• Government of India has launched Aarogyapath, a web-based solution for the healthcare supply chain that provides real-time availability of critical supplies. Aarogyapath is available on CSIR National Healthcare Supply Chain Portal. The portal Aarogyapath was developed in partnership with…

The debate over GM seeds

• In the current kharif season, farmers would undertake mass sowing of GM seeds for maize, soyabean, mustard brinjal and herbicide tolerant (Ht) cotton, although these are not approved. About: • Conventional plant breeding involves crossing species of the same…

Lonar lake

• The 56,000-year-old Lonar crater sanctuary lake in Buldhana district has turned red/pink and become a hot topic of discussion among scientists. About: • Lonar in Buldhana district, Maharashtra. • Lonar Lake, also known as Lonar crater, was created by…

Permafrost

• The principal reason that led to the recent 20,000-tonne oil leak at Norilsk at an Arctic region power plant in Russia is the sinking of ground surface due to permafrost thaw. The plant is built entirely on permafrost, whose…