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National Genome Editing & Training Centre inaugurated at Mohali, Punjab

Published on January 08, 2023
Current Context: The "National Genome Editing & Training Centre" (NGETC) at the National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI), under the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, in Mohali, Punjab, was originally inaugurated by Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Science and Technology.
National Genome Editing & Training Centre inaugurated at Mohali, Punjab
  • The International Conference on Food and Nutritional Security 2023 (iFANS-2023), which runs from January 6 to 9, 2023, was also launched by Dr. Jitendra Singh.
  • National Genome Editing & Training Centre (NGETC):
    • The National Genome Editing & Training Centre (NGETC) is a state-of-the-art facility that serves as a national platform for adapting various genome editing methods, including CRISPR-Cas.
    • Genome editing is a tool used to make specific changes or mutations to genes in order to develop new features in crops.
    • The NGETC will also educate young researchers about the use and application of genome editing in crops.
    • The National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI) has demonstrated the use of genome editing technology in a variety of crops, including bananas, rice, wheat, tomato, maize, and millet.
  • International Conference in Food and Nutritional Security 2023 (iFANS-2023):
    • The International Conference in Food and Nutritional Security 2023 (iFANS-2023) is a 4-day conference that will be organized by several organizations, including the National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI) and the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB).
    • The conference will take place at NABI in Mohali, Punjab.
    • The theme of the conference is focused on food and nutrition security, which is a global concern.
    • The conference is intended to inspire young students and researchers and improve India’s food and nutritional security under changing climate.

Question: 

Q.1 Who inaugurated the National Genome Editing & Training Centre at Mohali, Punjab?
a. Dr Jitendra Singh
b. Rajeev Chandrasekhar
c. Ashwini Vaishnav
d. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
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