Goaltide Daily Current Affairs 2022

Oct 28, 2022

Current Affair 1:
India-UK chaired High-Level Dialogue on Migration and Mobility (HLDMM )


India and the European Union co-chaired the 6th High-Level Dialogue on Migration and Mobility (HLDMM ) in Brussels on October 27 and held talks on issues related to the promotion of safe, orderly and regular migration.

The discussions at the 6th India-EU HLDMM covered a wide range of issues related to the promotion of safe, orderly and regular migration including the prevention of irregular migration. Both sides also discussed potential areas of cooperation to facilitate mobility and migration of talented professionals, students and skilled workforce for the mutual benefit of both partners.

Both sides expressed satisfaction at the successful implementation of the India-EU Common Agenda on Migration and Mobility (India-EU CAMM).

As India and EU celebrate 60 years of diplomatic ties, the Dialogue is an important dimension of the strategic partnership between India and EU, the MEA said. (ANI)

Current Affair 2:
Forest Declaration Assessment 2022


The Forest Declaration Assessment (formerly the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) Progress Assessment) is an independent, civil society-led initiative to assess progress toward the global goals of halting deforestation and restoring 350 million hectares of degraded land by 2030 as set out in international declarations such as the New York Declaration on Forests (2014) and the Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration on Forests and Land Use (2021).

This annual assessment of global progress for 2022, however, focuses specifically on forest ecosystems. It is published as a set of four reports covering different themes: Overarching Forest goals, Sustainable production and development, Finance for forests, and Forest governance.

Forest Declaration Assessment has since 2015 published annual updates on progress toward global forest goals.

Current Affair 3:
Details information about GI Registration.


In India, The Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act was passed in December 1999 and came into effect in 2003. It comes under the purview of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

Under this Act, the Geographical Indications Registry was introduced, in which a register on GIs is maintained containing the details of the GI along with the basic details of the proprietors and authorized users. The product is registered initially for a period of 10 years which may be renewed once the period is over based on the provisions of the act.

420 GI goods have been registered in India in 18 years

As per the information provided on the registry website, a total of 420 GI goods has been registered in India as of 31 March 2022.  The registration of GIs began in the year 2004-05 and the first applicant was from West Bengal for Darjeeling Tea. Darjeeling Tea has received the GI status for both the product name and the logo.

Italy accounts for nearly 50% of the Goods registered from outside India


Of these 420 registered goods, the origin of 29 goods is outside India. These products are registered in India to ensure recognition and protection of their rights. These products are mainly cheese, wines, and spirits. A total of 12 countries including the UK, USA, Ireland, France, Italy, Mexico, Thailand, Peru, Portugal, Czech Republic, Greece, and Germany have registered products in India. About 50% of these registered goods from outside India are from Italy.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, and Chandigarh have no entry in the registry

GIs have been registered from almost all the States and UTs, except Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, and Lakshadweep. That is, goods belonging exclusively to the states have been registered by all states except Punjab, Haryana, and Delhi while these states possess only those goods which are shared by other states. For instance, Punjab, Haryana, and Delhi along with other states share the GI tag for Basmati rice.

South Indian states account for more than one-third of the GI registrations

Among states, Karnataka has the largest number of registered GI tags. 45 goods have been registered from Karnataka including 3 goods registered from multiple states where Karnataka is one of the states. Tamil Nadu has the second-highest number of registrations (44) including 42 unique registrations and 2 shared registrations. Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, and Maharashtra have more than 30 goods registered each, and West Bengal has 22 goods registered.

85% of the registered goods are either handicrafts or agricultural goods

All GI-registered goods are categorized into five categories. These are manufactured, natural, agricultural goods, handicrafts, and foodstuffs. About 55% (232) of the registered goods belong to the Handicrafts category. Agricultural goods contributed to 128 (30%) of the 420 GI registrations.

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