UPSC General Studies Solved Paper - General Studies-2011

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    With reference to India, consider the following Central Acts.
    1. Import and Export (Control) Act, 1947
    2. Mining and Mineral Development (Regulation) Act, 1957
    3. Customs Act, 1962         
    4. Indian Forest Act, 1927
    Which of the above Acts have relevance to/bearing on the biodiversity conservation in the country?

    A)  1 and 3           

    B)  2, 3 and 4  

    C)  All of these                   

    D)  None of these

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    Exp. [c] All four Acts are related to biodiversity. Import and export of GMOs or exotic species is prohibited whereas certain medicinal plants are subjected to high custom duties to regulate their trade. Mines regulation and forest conservation anyway involve provisions related to biodiversity conservation.

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