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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 20 November 2020
Deemed forests has not been defined in any law including the Forest Conservation Act of 1980.
The Supreme Court in a case has accepted a wide definition of deemed forests including the dictionary meaning and all statutorily recognised forests.
An expert committee constituted by the Karnataka government identified ‘deemed forests’ as “land having the characteristic of forests irrespective of the ownership”.
Under Mission Purvodaya, an Integrated Steel Hub in eastern India would be built to add the competitiveness of the steel sector and facilitate regional development with job creation.
Answer : c
Recently the Ministry of Law and Justice issued an Extraordinary Gazette Notification, declaring the United Arab Emirates to be a ‘Reciprocating territory’ under Section 44A of the Civil Procedure Code, 1908.
Apart from UAE, the other countries declared to be “reciprocating territories” are United Kingdom, Singapore, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Trinidad & Tobago, New Zealand, the Cook Islands (including Niue) and the Trust Territories of Western Samoa, Hong Kong, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Aden.
Answer : b
Article 6 of the Paris Convention for the protection of Industrial property of 1883 and 1967 Stockholm Act protects armorial bearings, flags and other state emblems as well as official signs and hallmarks of the States party to the Paris Convention.
In an attempt to check the rising stray cattle numbers, the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying (DAHD) has proposed using stray cows as surrogates to give birth to ‘Elite cows- i.e. cows with high milk yield’.