Identify the following in ascending order

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Q. Identify the following in ascending order (December 2023, UGC NET)

(A) Official Secrets act

(B) Press and Books Registration Act

(C) Press Council Act

(D) Copy Right Act

(E) Patent Act

Chose the correct answer from the options given below:

1. D, E, A, B, C

2. B, D, A, E, C

3. B, D, C, E, A

4. A, B, E, C, D

Correct Ans: (2)

Explanation: The acts in ascending order based on their enactment years with the earliest:

(i) Press and Books Registration Act (1867): This act was established to regulate the printing presses and newspapers, ensuring their registration with the government. It aimed to maintain control over printed publications and monitor their content.

(ii) Official Secrets Act (1923): Enacted to ensure national security, this act focuses on maintaining confidentiality and preventing the disclosure of official documents and information that could jeopardize state security.

(iii) Copyright Act (1957): This legislation was introduced to govern copyright laws in India, protecting the rights of creators and ensuring that they have control over the use and distribution of their works.

(iv) Press Council Act (1965): This act established the Press Council of India, an autonomous body responsible for maintaining and improving the standards of the press in India. It acts as a watchdog to ensure the freedom of the press and adherence to ethical standards.

(v) Patent Act (1970): This act governs patent laws and intellectual property rights in India, providing protection for inventions and encouraging innovation by granting exclusive rights to inventors.

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