SSC Economics Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-3

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    Consider the following statements about the Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) Bill, 2013
    1. Field trials for certain organisms cannot be conducted unless BRAI recognizes them as aiding the development of modem biotechnology.
    2. The Bill will also apply to the clinical trials of drugs, food or food additives. Which of the statement given above is/are correct?

    A)  1 only 

    B)  2 only

    C)  Both 1 and 2    

    D)  neither 1 nor 2

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    [a] highlights of the BRAI bill:
    The Bill sets up an independent authority, the Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India, to regulate organisms and products of modern biotechnology.
    BRAI will regulate the research, transport, import, containment, environmental release, manufacture, and use of biotechnology products.
    Regulatory approval by BRAI will be granted through a multi-level process of assessment undertaken by scientific experts.
    BRAI will certify that the product developed is safe for its intended use. All other laws governing the product will continue to apply.
    A Biotechnology Regulatory Appellate Tribunal will hear civil cases that involve a substantial question relating to modem biotechnology and hear appeals on the decisions and orders of BRAI.
    Penalties are specified for providing false information to BRAI, conducting unapproved field trials, obstructing or impersonating an officer of BRAI and for contravening any other provisions of the Bill.

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