President’s rule in Jammu & Kashmir extended for 6 more months

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Home Minister Amit Shah
Home Minister Amit Shah

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah described Monday 1 July 2019 as an important day for Parliament as two bills related to the state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) were unanimously passed in both the Houses.

With the passage of these Bills, President’s rule in J&K has been extended for 6 more months beginning July 3.

Replying to discussion on the President’s rule & Reservation (Amendment) Bill in J&K in Parliament, Shah thanked all the parties for supporting these important bills. This reiterates trust in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership and vision, he said and congratulated the Prime Minister on this historic day. “I am sure under his leadership we will soon see a peaceful and progressive Jammu & Kashmir”, he observed.

Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India, Shah said as he went on to underscore the “zero tolerance” policy of Narendra Modi Govenment towards the terrorists and secessionist forces.

The Home Minister further said that the Modi Govenment is committed to Jammu and Kashmir’s development. He particularly pointed out that there will be no discimination and all the three regions – Jammu, Kashmir amd Laddakh will get equal priority when it comes to development of the State.

Union Home Minister Shri @AmitShah’s speeches in both Houses of Parliament were comprehensive and insightful. Those who want a clearer understanding of the Kashmir issue must hear his speeches. – Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Atal Bihari Vajpayee had said that solution of Kashmir’s problem should be in “Jamuriyat, Kashmiriyat, & insaniyat”, I reiterate today that Modi led government is also working on Atal ji’s path of “Jamuriyat, Kashmiriyat, & insaniyat- Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Rajya Sabha


Home Minister Amit Shah’s reply to the discussion on the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019 The Bill further amends the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Act, 2004, as passed by Lok Sabha

Home Minister Amit Shah moves Jammu & Kashmir Reservation (Amend) Bill, 2019 for consideration & passing


ACC clears reappointment of RBI Deputy Governor NS Vishwanathan

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New Delhi: The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) on Monday 1 July 2019, approved the reappointment of NS Vishwanathan, Deputy Governor Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for a period of one year with effect from 4 july 2019

Rabindra Panwar, IAS (Bihar 1985), Secretary Ministry of Women and Child Development was on Monday assigned additional charge of the post of Secretary Ministry of textiles till the appointment of a regular incumbent or until further orders.

Today’s orders

SNo. Order No. Date Concerned Officers Details
1 18/39/2016-EO(ACC) 01/07/2019 NS Vishwanathan, Financial Services PDF(English)
2 36/1/2019-EO(SM-I) 01/07/2019 Rabindra Panwar, Indian Administrative Service, BH, 1985, Textiles PDF(English)
3 6/44/2014-EO(MM-I) 01/07/2019 Ashish Madhaorao More, Indian Administrative Service, UT, 2005, Personnel & Training PDF(English)
4 36/1/2019-EO (SM-I) 01/07/2019 G. Narayana Raju, Others, , -, Legislative PDF(English)
5 6/2/2014-EO(MM-I) 01/07/2019 Ms. Meera Mohanty, Indian Administrative Service, HP, 2005, Cabinet Secretariat PDF(English)


Sunil Kumar Das appointed Chairman Customs & Central Excise Settlement Commission

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New Delhi: Sunil Kumar Das, IRS (C&CE:86), Member, Principal Bench, Customs & Central Excise Settlement Commission, New Delhi has been appointed today (1 July 2019) as Chairman, Customs & Central Excise Settlement Commission.

The appointment of Das will be effective from the date he assumes charge till he attains the age of 62 years or until further orders.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) on 28 June had approved the appointment of Das as Chairman, Customs & Central Excise Settlement Commission.

WCO Council Annual Sessions

The Directors General of the 183 World Customs Organisation (WCO) Member Customs administrations met as the WCO Council, the Organization’s supreme decision-making body, in Brussels, Belgium from 27 to 29 June 2019 to take stock of what had been done since it last met and to map the road ahead for the next financial year, driven by the will to build a stable, predictable, safe and transparent trade environment.

Pranab Kumar Das
Pranab Kumar Das

During the WCO Annual Session, Chairman of Central Board of Excise & Customs Pranab Kumar Das was elected Director of the Compliance and Facilitation Directorate along with Taeil Kang of Korea, who has been elected Director of the Capacity Building Directorate. Both will join the Secretariat in January 2020. Additionally, Dicksons Collins Kateshumbwa, Commissioner of Uganda Customs, was elected as the next Chairperson of the Council.

The Council discussed issues relating to the WCO’s different areas of work: the Harmonized System, rules of origin, Customs valuation, enforcement, facilitation and capacity building.

Among the important tools discussed and adopted by the Council was the 2022 version of the Harmonized System. Some notable amendments are new headings or defining Notes for new or major technologies (3D printers, smartphones, drones and novel tobacco products), electronic waste (e-waste), various gases with high global warming potential, rapid diagnostic kits for Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases, new fentanyl opioid derivatives, cultural articles, edible oils produced by microbes, edible insect products and minimally processed quinoa.

The Council endorsed an E-Commerce package and agreed to continue developing additional technical specifications. To further enhance Customs-Post cooperation, the Council adopted the “Joint WCO UPU Guidelines on exchange of electronic advance data between Posts and Customs.” An implementation strategy, an action plan and a capacity building mechanism aimed at ensuring the widespread adoption and implementation of the Framework of Standards were also adopted.

In addition, the Council adopted the new WCO Strategic Plan for 2019/2022 with its nine priority areas, namely coordinated border management, security and safety, the Revised Kyoto Convention, e-commerce, the Harmonized System, the Capacity Building Strategy, performance measurement, integrity, and digital Customs and data analysis.

They plagiarised “The Vanishing Stripes”

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The Vanishing StripesBhopal: Mark the third image in the photo – screenshot of Google’s top ranking page on searching the 3- key words “vanishing stripes crew’. This is how the title of the path breaking reports published in 1999 and 2000 by CREW (Crusade for Revival of Environment and Wildlife, a not-for-profit organisation registered under the MP Societies Act in 1997), on the status of tigers and their habitat, which is the indicator of the condition of the ecosystem, has been plagiarised with impunity.

The world had to sit up straight when CREW published these reports that were more than just a warning about the impending destruction of forest wealth and water crisis.


The Vanishing Stripes, (Pub. 1999)

The Vanishing Stripes II, (Pub. 2000)

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