UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-10

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    How does National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) help in protecting the Indian agriculture?
    1. NBA checks the biopiracy and protects the indigenous and traditional genetic resources.
    2. NBA directly monitors and supervises the scientific research on genetic modification of crop plants.
    3. Application for intellectual property rights related to genetic/biological resources cannot be made without the approval of National Biodiversity Authority (NBA).
    Which of the statements] given above is/are correct?

    A)  Only 1             

    B)  2 and 3           

    C)  1 and 3           

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] The National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) was established in 2003 to implement India's Biological Diversity Act 2002. It is a statutory and autonomous body and performs facilitative, regulatory and advisory function for the GOI on issues of conservation, sustainable use of biological resources and fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising out of the use of biological resources and also helps in protecting the Indian agriculture.

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