Q. In which State/UT, the world’s second-largest refurbished state-of-the-art National Gene Bank is located?

[A] New Delhi

[B] Uttar Pradesh

[C] Gujarat

[D] Goa

Answer: A
Notes:

Explanation:

  1. Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar has inaugurated the world’s second-largest refurbished state-of-the-art National Gene Bank at the National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR), Pusa in New Delhi.
  2. The need for bio fortified crop varieties is being felt, which the government is trying to overcome.
  3. The National Gene Bank established in the year 1996 to preserve the seeds of Plant Genetic Resources (PGR) for future generations, has the capacity to preserve about one million germplasm in the form of seeds.
  4. Presently it is protecting 4.52 lakh accessions, of which 2.7 lakh are Indian germplasm and the rest have been imported from other countries.

Source: The Hindu