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Current Affairs – 7th June 2015

Category : All, Current Affairs · by Jun 8th, 2015

1- India slaps anti-dumping duty on steel imports from China, Malaysia and South Korea

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Background

Earlier, DGAD, under the Union Ministry of Commerce had conducted investigation on dumping of certain Hot Rolled Flat Products of Stainless Steel of ASTM Grade 304 with all its variants exported from China, Korea and Malaysia based upon complaint filed by Jindal Stainless Limited. DGAD in its investigation probe had concluded that these steel products have been exported to India from these countries are below its associated normal value resulting in dumping of the product.

What is Anti-Dumping Duty?

It is duty imposed by government on imported products which have prices less than their normal values or domestic price. Usually countries initiate anti-dumping probes to check if domestic industry has been hurt because of a surge in below-cost imports. Anti-Dumping Duty is imposed under the multilateral WTO regime and varies from product to product and from country to country. In India, anti-dumping duty is recommended by the Union Ministry of Commerce, while the Union Finance Ministry imposes it.

2- Dr. M N Buch, former Bureaucrat and Architect of modern Bhopal died

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Dr. M N Buch

Former bureaucrat Dr. Mahesh N. Buch who was widely regarded as the architect of modern Bhopal, passed away following a brain stroke in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. He was 80. He was known for his clear views in context of urban planning and environment protection for betterment of Bhopal and Madhya Pradesh.

About Dr. Mahesh N. Buch

Dr. Buch was born on October 5, 1934, in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. He graduated in Economics from the St. Stephen’s College of Delhi in 1954. He had joined government service in 1957, and later in 1964, he had passed civil services examination. He was Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer from the Gujarat cadre. He has held several import portfolios as bureaucrat in Gujarat including Education Secretary, Chairman of the Kandla Port Trust, Executive Director of the Gujarat State Fertilizer Company and the Managing Director of the Gujarat Small Industries Corporation.

Dr. Buch had voluntary retired from the government service after serving as Gujarat’s Chief Secretary in 1984.  Later he had founded the NGO named National Centre for Human Settlements and Environment in Bhopal. In 1967-68, he had served as the Parvin Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson School of the Princeton University. In 2002, he was conferred the title Doctor of Science (DSc) from the Rajiv Gandhi Technical University. He also had served as chairman of the Board of Governors ABV – Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior.

Awards and Honours

  • Padma Bhushan (2011) for his services to the nation.
  • UNEP award (1995)- for the implementation of desertification control program in 1994-95
  • Aga Khan Award for Architecture (1998)

3- India, Bangladesh sign ratification pact to operationalise the historic Land Boundary Agreement

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Under the Agreement, 111 border enclaves will be transferred to Bangladesh in exchange for 51 that will become part of India. The agreement settles land boundary dispute which dates back to colonial times as India transfers 111 border enclaves to Bangladesh in exchange for 51 enclaves.  It also settles the question of citizenship for over 50,000 people in these enclaves.

Apart from this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a fresh line of credit of 2 billion dollars to Bangladesh. Both nations also signed 22 agreements, including on cooperation in maritime safety and agreements to curb human trafficking and fake Indian currency. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina also flagged off the Kolkata-Dhaka-Agartala bus service marking a historic moment in the bilateral relations between the two countries.

4- Adani, Reliance ink MoUs for power generation in Bangladesh

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5- Barcelona FC wins 2015 UEFA Champions League trophy

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About UEFA Champions League

UEFA Champions League (simply known as the Champions League) is an annual continental club football competition organised by the UEFA. It is contested by top-division European club and is considered as one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world. It is also most prestigious club competition in European football, played by the national league champion and for some nations of each UEFA national association.

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