Q. The term “Muktoshri” is related to which of the following?

[A] Lifesaving drug

[B] New variety of rice

[C] New variety of maize

[D] New endemic banana

Answer: B

West Bengal government’s rice research centre has come up with a new variety of rice called Muktoshri that can be grown in arsenic prone areas.  

It was developed jointly by the Rice Research Station at Chinsurah, coming under West Bengal’s Agriculture Department and the National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow. 

Source: The Hindu