[Polity] Supreme Court Ruling on EWS reservation quota

2022-11-18T11:00:46+05:30By |Categories: Polity|Tags: |

Background A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court on Monday, in a 3:2 majority decision, upheld the validity of the 103rd Constitutional Amendment, which provides 10% reservation in government jobs and educational institutions to the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) of society but excludes the “poorest of poor” among Scheduled Castes [...]

[Agriculture] DMH-11 – The new hybrid variant of mustard

2022-11-05T13:30:37+05:30By |Categories: Agriculture|Tags: |

Background The Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), India’s apex regulator of genetically modified plants and food products, has approved the environmental release of Dhara Mustard Hybrid-11 (DMH-11), a genetically-engineered variant of mustard. If approved for commercial cultivation it would be the first genetically modified food crop available to Indian farmers. [...]

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