[Mindmap] 500+ Most-Probable Current Affairs Topics for Prelims 2019 – Revise FasterPREMIUM 

Reading Time: < 1 minute 500+ most important current affairs topics in news (2018-19) are organised in a Single Mindmap with different categories and sub-categories – Economy, Environment, Polity, Culture, History, Geography, Science &Tech,  National, International, Schemes, Bills/Acts, Indices/reports, Organisations/Agencies/Authorities, Awards & Honours, Development Projects, Places in News and Defence (Missiles, Ships, etc.). It will take you just around 5-6 …

National Mineral Policy 2019: In-Depth AnalysisPREMIUM 

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Recently, the Union Cabinet approved the National Mineral Policy, 2019 (NMP 2019) which replaces the National Mineral Policy 2008 (NMP 2008).

2019 Policy was based on the report submitted in the Ministry of Mines by Dr. K Rajeswara Rao committee after reviewing NMP 2008.

This policy seeks to ensure effective regulation and sustainable development of the mining sector.

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  1. What are the objectives of the policy?
  2. What are the key provisions?
  3. What are the significances of the policy?
  4. What are the challenges and the way forward?
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Fugitive Economic Offenders Act 2018 – Why is it Necessary?PREMIUM 

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Recently, there have been many instances of Enforcement Directorate (ED) filing charge sheet against economic offenders under the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act, 2018. In this scenario, it is essential to understand the need, features, benefits, and concerns regarding the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act, 2018.

This article explains the following in an analytical manner with a mindmap for better understanding and quick revision.

  1. What is the need for Fugitive Economic Offenders Act? (Benefits)
  2. What are the existing laws for seizing Assets?
  3. What are the salient features of Fugitive Economic Offenders Act, 2018?
  4. What are the Challenges in implementing the law?
  5. What is the way forward?

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PepsiCo Vs Potato Farmers Case – Protecting Seed SovereigntyPREMIUM 

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PepsiCo, a multi-million dollar conglomerate, has sued Gujarati farmers asking them to pay ₹1.05 crore each for alleged violation of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).

The company claimed that farmers violated its patent rights by cultivating the potato variety used in its chips product named Lays.

However, after facing boycott calls by potato farmers and the government’s pressure, PepsiCo has offered to withdraw the case if the farmers stop growing the registered potato variety used in its Lays chips.

This issue highlights the importance of seed sovereignty and the role played by the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights (PPV&FR) Act, 2001 in protecting the rights of the farmers and prevent seed monopoly.

This article explains the following in an analytical manner with a mindmap for quick revision:

  1. What is the issue?
  2. What is PepsiCo’s perspective?
  3. What is the farmers’ perspective?
  4. What is contract farming?
  5. What is seed sovereignty?
  6. What are the salient features of Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights (PPV&FR) Act, 2001?
  7. Why is the PPV&FR Act significant?
  8. What is the way forward?
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