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Current Affairs 27 December 2022

CONTENTS

  1. GM mustard
  2. Delhi HC verdict on ‘Rooh Afza’ trademark
  3. Ratnagiri’s pre-historic rock art
  4. Mudumalai Tiger Reserve

GM Mustard


Context:

Recently, the Genetically Modified (GM) mustard Dhara Mustard Hybrid (DMH-11) was tested in the field and shown to be more productive. Production of the DMH-11 variety is not interfering with honey bees’ natural pollination practices.

Relevance:

GS II: Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What exactly is hybrid mustard?
  2. What are GM Crops?
  3. Regulating Bodies concerned with GM Crops

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Delhi HC Verdict on ‘Rooh Afza’ Trademark


Context:

Recently, the Delhi High Court, in the case of Hamdard National Foundation (India) vs Sadar Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., restrained Sadar Laboratories from manufacturing and selling beverages under the impugned trademark ‘Dil Afza’. The court observed that the trademark ‘Rooh Afza’ is prima facie a strong mark requiring a high degree of protection as it has acquired immense goodwill.

Relevance:

GS III: Indian Economy

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. What is a trademark?
  2. What is the dispute?
  3. Court’s verdict
  4. About Intellectual Property Right

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Ratnagiri’s Pre-Historic Rock Art


Context:

Experts and conservationists have raised concerns over the proposed location for a mega oil refinery in Barsu village of Maharashtra’s Ratnagiri district. They claim that the refinery might damage prehistoric geoglyphs found in the area.

Relevance:

GS I: History

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About the Barsu-Solgaon site:
  2. What are geoglyphs?
  3. Significance of Ratnagiri’s prehistoric rock art
  4. Why have experts raised red flags over the refinery project site at Barsu- Solgaon?

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Mudumalai Tiger Reserve


Context:

The Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) not only provides a crucial habitat for a variety of endangered species of birds and mammals, but is also home to 175 species of butterflies, a survey conducted for the first time in the area has revealed.

Relevance:

GS III: Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Mudumalai Tiger Reserve

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About Mudumalai Tiger Reserve

  • Mudumalai Tiger Reserve is located in the Nilgiris District of Tamil Nadu state at the tri-junction of three states, viz, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
  • It is a part of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve (1st Biosphere Reserve in India) along with Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (Kerala) in the West, Bandipur National Park (Karnataka) in the North, Mukurthi National Park and Silent Valley in the South.
  • The Reserve has tall grasses, commonly referred to as ‘Elephant Grass’, a variety of Bamboos, several species of endemic flora and valuable timber species.
  • The Tiger and Asian Elephant are the Flagship Species of the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, along with a wide variety of more than 260 species of birds.

-Source: The Hindu


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