UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-8

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    Consider the following statements regarding the wildlife related legislations in India.
    1. The Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 provides for 6 schedules, in which the last one is for the protection of the plants.
    2. India was a signatory of the CBD and is order to realise the objective of CBD, in 2002 the Biodiversity Act, 2002, was enacted.
    3. The previous legislations such as the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 and the Forest Conservation Act, 1980 have been subsumed in the comprehensive legislation of Biodiversity Act, 2002. Which of the statements given above are correct?

    A)  1 and 2           

    B)  1 and 3            

    C)  All of these       

    D)         None of these

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    [a] In pursuance to the Convention on Biological Diverse (CBD), India had enacted the Biological Diversity, Act in 202 following a widespread consultative process over a period of 8 years. It also addresses access to biological resources and associated traditional knowledge to ensure equitable sharing of benefits arising out of their use to the country its people, thereby contributing to achieving the third objective of the CBD.

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