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World’s 2nd largest ‘National Gene Bank’

Published on August 18, 2021
Current Context: The World’s second-largest refurbished state-of-the-art National Gene Bank was inaugurated by Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar.
World’s 2nd largest ‘National Gene Bank’
  • It was inaugurated at the National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR), Pusa, New Delhi.
  • The National Gene Bank will be responsible to preserve the seeds of Plant Genetic Resources (PGR).
  • It has the capacity to preserve about one million germplasm in the form of seeds.
  • It is capable to preserve the seeds for years in minus 20 degrees Celsius temperature.
  • While inaugurating the National Gene Bank, the union minister mentioned that this is a major step to help the farmer community of India.


Q.1 Who among the following inaugurated World’s second-largest National Gene Bank?
a. PM Narendra Modi
b. Arvind Kejriwal
c. Narendra Singh Tomar
d. Dr Harsh Vardhan
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