Page-6 of Current Affairs - June, 2017

EU slaps Google with 2.42 billion euros Fine

The European Union’s competition watchdog has fined Google a record 2.42 billion euro for breaching the anti-trust rules by illegally favouring its shopping service. The European Commission regulates EU competition rules. Salient Highlights According to the European regulators, Google has abused its market dominance by offering an illegal advantage to its another product, its comparison shopping service. The fine ..

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Kaushik Basu takes over as President of IEA

Kaushik Basu has taken over as president of the International Economic Association (IEA). Basu will serve a three-year term as the President. Kaushik Basu has served as India’s chief economic adviser from 2009 to 2012. He has also served as senior vice-president and chief economist at the World Bank from 2012 to 2016. At present, Basu is the C. ..

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BCCI forms Committee to oversee Lodha Panel Reforms

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has constituted a special seven-member committee to analyse the few contentious Lodha panel reforms which are being opposed by the state units. Salient Highlights The seven-member Lodha committee has been formed under the head of Rajeev Shukla. The other members of the committee include former India captain Sourav Ganguly, T.C. Mathew ..

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FSSAI issues Draft Regulations for Organic Food Products

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has come out with draft regulations for organic food products to ensure the authenticity of organic foods. FSSAI’s guidelines have been prepared in view of rising demand for organic food products. Organic foods will have to comply with the government’s provisions under the National Programme for Organic Production ..

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US to declare China among Worst Human Trafficking Offenders

The United States is set to declare China as one among the world’s worst offenders on human trafficking in its annual Trafficking in Persons Report. The report will be unveiled by the Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to the US Congress. Salient Highlights The declaration would place China in the same category as North Korea, Zimbabwe and Syria. The move will ..

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