Maharashtra PSC (MPSC)

Maharashtra PSC (MPSC)

India-US Trade Policy Forum : Daily Current Affairs

GS 2 - Important International Institutions, agencies and fora - their structure and mandate.

Keywords - IPR, Trade surplus , 2+2 dialogue, special 301 Report, Totalization Agreement, Trade Policy Forum

Why in the News?

Recently, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and India’s Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal co-chaired the U.S.-India Trade Policy Forum, which was reconvened after a gap of four years.

Fintech Revolution : Daily Current Affairs

GS-3:Indian Economy and issues relating to growth, development and employment; Effects of liberalization on the economy; Inclusive Growth

Keywords: Fintech, Infinity Forum, financial empowerment, digital banks, fintech security, IFSC, GIFT City.

Why in News?

Prime Minister while virtually inaugurating the InFinity Forum, urged the fintech industry in India to convert their Fintech initiatives into a Fintech revolution.

PepsiCo’s IPR Issue on potato : Daily Current Affairs

GS 3-Effects of liberalization on the economy; Issues relating to intellectual property rights

Keywords: PPV&FRA, Breeder rights, Section 39, IPR, PepsiCo, UPOV Convention

Why in News ?

The Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Authority (PPV&FRA) has revoked a plant variety protection (PVP) certificate granted to PepsiCo India Holding on a potato.

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