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Vladimir Putin Wins Historic 4th Term As Russian President
President of Russia Vladimir Putin created history as he won his fourth term as Russian President. He will now be president of Russia for another six years. Putin who has been ruling the country for almost two decades got more than 75 per cent votes in his favour. Whereas his rival from Communist Party, Pavel Grudinin won 13.2% votes.
The voter turnout remained 67.47 percent which was higher than the last one (65 percent) in 2012. This will be the last term of Putin as per the rules. He has been president of Russia since 2000.
President Ram Nath Kovind Inaugurates Festival Of Innovation And Entrepreneurship
President Ram Nath Kovind has inaugurated five-day Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and present Gandhian Young Technological Innovation awards at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. The objective of festival is to recognize, respect, showcase, reward innovations and to foster a supportive ecosystem for innovators. It was organized by Rashtrapati Bhavan in association with the Department of Science and Technology and the National Innovation Foundation-India.
NITI Aayog’s ‘SATHE’ To Introduce System-Wide Governance Transformation In School Education
NITI Aayog has released comprehensive roadmaps and detailed timelines for its initiative ‘Sustainable Action for Transforming Human Capital in Education (SATH-E)’.
The blueprints were released by Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog and the Chief Secretaries of the States of Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha followed by one day long workshop with Principal Secretaries of the States, State Project Directors and other experts and representatives operating in the field.
NITI Ayog (National Institution for Transforming India) is Primary think tank of Government of India. It was established on 1 January 2015 by current government by replacing Planning Commission of India.
Current Chairman: Amitabh Kant
Government imposes Anti-Dumping Duty on import of Ofloxacin from China
In order to save domestic pharma products from below-cost shipments, Government of India has imposed Anti-Dumping duty on import of pharma products from China that are used in the treatment of certain infections. It has been stated in the latest notification of revenue department, Anti-Dumping duty of $2.58 to $9.48 per kilogram is imposed on Ofloxacin’s import. It is applied for a period of three years.
The duty was imposed on the recommendations given by Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD). DGAD in its investigation observed that product which are being imported to India from China are below its normal value that results in dumping. DGAD further stated that due to low rates, domestic industry has suffered material injury.
CISF launches mobile app for lost items at airports
CISF has launched a new mobile application called ‘Lost and Found’ for passengers of various Airports in India. Using App passengers can register complaints about their lost items at airport and can recover them. App is available to downloaded from Information and Technology Ministry website.
Talking about main features of the app, users can register their complaints, can immediately track status of complaints. The app can also be utilized for placing request for getting technical consultancy provided by the CISF.
Philippines Withdraws from International Criminal Court (ICC)
Philippines has announced its withdrawal from membership of International Criminal Court (ICC) giving reason of international bias. The country has said that ICC was being used as a political tool against it. With this Philippines becomes second country after Burundi in 2017 to withdraw from ICC.