UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-2

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    Consider the following statements with respect to India's standing in negotiation at WTO.
    1. India is against Overall Trade Distorting Domestic Subsidies (OTDS) of US, EU in agriculture.
    2. India supports the inclusion of intellectual property as a criteria for protectionist measures.
    3. India supports the establishment of clear linkages between the TRIPS agreement and the Convention on Biodiversity, by incorporating specific disclosure norms for patent applications.
    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    A)  2 and 3

    B)                     1 and 3            

    C)  1 and 2           

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] India opposes OTDS and inclusion of IPR as a criteria for protectionism. So, Statement 1 is correct and Statement 2 is incorrect. Also, India supports to preserve generic medicines trade and biodiversity. So, Statement 3 is also correct.

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