04 Jan, 2023
29 Min Read
|GS-II||Online Gaming Draft Rules||Government policies and interventions|
|GS-III||Blockchain application in Agriculture||Economic Issues|
|Forest (Conservation) Rule 2022 v/s Forest Right Act||Biodiversity & Environment|
|PT Pointer||Savitribai Phule||Modern History|
Online Gaming Draft Rules
Regarding Draft Rules:
The mechanism for resolving disputes:
What effects may we expect from the rules?
India's online gaming:
The legality of Online Games in India:
The Supreme Court established in 1957 (Chamarbaugwala cases) that competitive games of skill are considered commercial activity and are therefore protected by Article 19 (1) (g) of the Constitution.
Source: The Indian Express
Blockchain application in Agriculture
Blockchain applications in agriculture:
The blockchain agriculture market will encompass all the segments, such as:
The agricultural food supply chain has grown longer and more intensive than ever before as a result of the overwhelming pressures of globalization. By making it easier for producers and customers to create confidence, blockchain technology aids in the resolution of many of these problems.
Advantages of using blockchain in agriculture:
Supply chain efficiency:
Building trust with customers:
Transparency and reliable information to stakeholders:
Openness to customers:
Agricultural Blockchain Cons:
How does blockchain technology work?
Source: The hindu
Forest (Conservation) Rule 2022 v/s Forest Right Act, 2006
The Chairperson of the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) recently stated that the NCST’s view on the Forest (Conservation) Rules 2022 which is in violation of the Forest Rights Act, 2006 "would be the same” even as the Environment Ministry has dismissed these concerns.
What's the problem?
Significant difficulties posed by the new regulations:
(The government's position) Counter argument:
About The Forest (Conservation) Act of 1980:
About The Forest Rights Act of 2006?
What do the Forest (Conservation) Rules, 2022, stipulate?
Establishment of Committees:
Gram Sabha's approval is not required:
About The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes:
Source: The Hindu
The 192nd birth anniversary of Savitribai Phule, India's first women teacher, occur on January 3, 2023.
About Savitribai Phule:
Source: The Indian Express
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