Union Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan Visit To Nagaland

Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Science Harsh Vardhan in his a 2 days inaugural visit to Nagaland. During the visit Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, recently inaugurated the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) funded biotech infrastructure facility (BIF) at ICAR-National Research Centre on Mithun (ICAR-NRCM), Jharnapani, Medziphema, Nagaland. Mithun is a unique large semi-domesticated animal of the bovine family, endemic to the North-eastern States of India.

Harsh Vardhan acknowledged that ICAR-NRCM is the only institute of its kind in the world solely dedicated to the conservation, propagation and development of Mithun which itself is geographically limited to Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram. The ICAR-NRCM farm has established modern scientific facilities for the rearing of Mithun under a semi-intensive system that consists of various farmer-friendly technologies developed by the institute namely feed block, mineral block, area specific mineral mixture and low-cost feed formulation using industrial by-products.

Dr. Harsh Vardhan launched the Twinning Network Program under Department of Biotechnology in Kohima. The Union Minister also inaugurated the Nagaland State Referral Laboratory for Water Quality Testing and Monitoring in the Directorate of Science and Technology.

Twinning Network Program:
Twinning Network Program on Chemical Ecology is a new collaborative and interdisciplinary programme in Chemical Ecology between institutions in the NER and partners in Bangalore. This platform aims to provide a strong stimulus to ongoing research in the NER, while building enduring research and training links with partner institutions in Bangalore. 
Extra info:
1. Nagaland is a mountainous state in northeast India, bordering Myanmar. It’s home to diverse indigenous tribes, with festivals and markets celebrating the different tribes’ culture.
2. Department of Biotechnology (DBT)
3. biotech infrastructure facility (BIF)
4. Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Science – Dr. Harsh Vardhan
5. Nagaland Capital – Kohima, Guwahati (Judiciary)
6. Nagaland governor – Padmanabha Acharya
7. Nagaland Chief minister – T. R. Zeliang

So lets do:
1. Who is Nagaland governor?
2. Who is the chief minister of Nagalandr?
3. Recently in which state Dr. Harsh Vardhan has inaugurated the Department of Biotechnology (DBT)?
4. Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurated the _________ for Water Quality Testing?
5. Expand the term DBT and BIF

Source – The Hindu



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