14th February, 2016 (MAINS)

TODAYs ANSWER WRITING CHALLENGE FROM GS-III

Q1. India’s Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) which has a database containing formatted information on more than 2 million medicinal formulations is proving a powerful weapon in the country’s fight against erroneous patents. Discuss the pros and cons making this database publicly available under open-source licensing. [12.5marks/2015/GS-3] 200 words.

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