IPAB Current Affairs, GK & News

Virtual Courts in India Should Stay: Panel

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice recommended to continue the virtual courts for some specific categories of cases even after the COVID-19 pandemic is over. The panel underlined that ‘Digital Justice’ is cheap, fast and citizen friendly. It increases the accessibility. It also addresses locational and economic challenges that public ..

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Copyright (Amendment) Rules 2019

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has proposed changes to rules under the Copyright Act to make it easier for websites, portals and music streaming firms to buy contents and upload them. Copyright (Amendment) Rules 2019 Under the current Copyright Act only radio and TV broadcast firms are allowed to take ..

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Geographical Indication tag for Basmati rice of 7 states approved

The Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) has ordered Chennai based Geographical Indications Registry (GIR) to issue ‘Geographical Indication’ tag for basmati rice. This GI tag will be issued to basmati rice variety grown in 7 states in the Indo-Gangetic Plains (IGP) on the foothills of the Himalayas. These states are Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, ..

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