Page-19 of Brazil Current Affairs, GK & News

Roberto Azevedo to be head of WTO

Roberto Azevedo of Brazil has been nominated as the head of the WTO (World Trade Organization) based at Geneva at a time when there seems an impasse over talks b/w developed and developing nations on freeing global commerce and to help develop poorer nations.Azevedo will take the charge from Pascal Lamy. His nomination has been welcomed by ..

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Morsy proposes ‘E-BRICS’

Egypt’s first elected President Mohamed Morsy who is on visit to India have expressed keenness to join the BRICS and hoped to see itself in the E-BRICS (E stands for Egypt). EBRICS = Egypt + BRICS nations Mr. Morsy expressed his strong opposition to the existence of a “unipolar world” and supported a stronger role ..

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Goal-line technology to be adopted in 2014 FIFA World Cup

World football’s governing body FIFA has announced that goal-line technology will be used during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Why is ‘Goal-line technology’? A method to determine whether the Football has completely crossed the goal line or not. This is done using electronic devices. This technology will assist the referee in taking the final ..

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BRICS identify areas of tax policy and administration for mutual cooperation

The BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) substantiated their commitment to encourage closer coordination and identified seven areas of tax policy and administration for broadening mutual cooperation. Key areas identified for cooperation: Development of global standards on ‘International taxation and transfer pricing’ Strengthening of the enforcement processes Sharing of best practices and capacity ..

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Joaquim Barbosa: Brazil's First Black Supreme Court Justice

Joaquim Barbosa became the only black ever to become Supreme Court Justice of Brazil. Barbosa will have a 2-year tenure as Supreme Court president. The election of the President of Supreme Court is done on the basis of the length of period a justice has served on the bench. The justice who has served on ..

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