Prelims 990

Consider the following statements on Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety:
1. The first Meeting of the Parties (MOP1) to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety was held in Philippines.
2. India is a signatory to the Biosafety Protocol/Convention on Biological Diversity.
3. The Biosafety Protocol deals with genetically modified organisms.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?
A.
1 and 2
B.
2 and 3
C.
1 and 3
D.
1, 2 and 3
Explanation :
The first meeting of the parties(MOP1) to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety was held in 2004 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. India in 2003 signed the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity. It is designed to protect both biological diversity and human life from any adverse effects of (genetically) organism modified by technology.

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