Top 5 Current Affairs: 26 October 2017

Oct 26, 2017 17:32 IST
Top 5 Current Affairs: 26 October 2017

India imposes anti-dumping duty on stainless steel from US, EU and China

India has imposed anti-dumping duty on certain stainless steel products from the European Union and other nations including China and Korea, in order to protect the domestic industry from cheap imports.

The duty will be levied on the imports of stainless steel products from China, Taiwan, South Korea, South Africa, Thailand, the United States and the European Union. The levied duty will range between 4.58 per cent and 57.39 per cent of the landed value of cold-rolled flat products of stainless steel.

Indian origin activist Gina Miller named UK’s most influential black person of the year

Indian origin campaigner Gina Miller was named UK’s most influential black person of the year on 25 October 2017. Gina won a legal challenge seeking Parliamentary approval for triggering Brexit. The Supreme Court ruling came in her favour in January 2017.

52 year old Miller, ranked on top in the 2018 'Powerlist' of 100 people of African and African Caribbean inheritance published in London by Powerful Media. An investment fund manager and philanthropist Gina took a legal action against British Prime Minister Theresa May demanding that individual members of the Cabinet have no legal power to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.

Environment Ministry issues stage-I forest clearance for Kaleswaram project construction

The Union Ministry of Environment and Forests has given its in-principle stage-I forest clearance for the construction of the Kaleswaram project stage-one.

The ministry has approved the diversion of about 3,200 hectares of forest land for the project construction.The Kaleshwaram Lift irrigation project has been designed to irrigate 7,38,851 hectares of land in the upland areas of the former undivided districts of Adilabad, Karimnagar, Nizamabad, Warangal, Medak, Nalgonda and Rangareddy.

Claimed to be the costliest irrigation project to be taken up by any State till date, the project aims to help divert 180 tmc of water from Godavari River to irrigate land and provide drinking water to over 65 villages.

Central Vigilance Commission to observe vigilance awareness week

The Central Vigilance Commission would be observing vigilance awareness week from 30 October to 4 November 2017 with the theme “My Vision Corruption Free India.”

The Vigilance Commission has designed an online pledge system on which any citizen can take pledge against corruption. If any citizen comes across any sort of corruption then, that person can report the same without unveiling his or her identity.

Global Passport Power Rank 2017 released: Singapore ranks first, India positioned at 75

The Global Passport Power Rank 2017 was released on 25 October 2017 by global financial advisory firm Arton Capital.

As per the Global Passport Index, Singapore fetched the most powerful ranking with a score of 159 in visa free category, topping the list. Germany was ranked second, followed jointly by Sweden and South Korea in third place. India was ranked at 75th place, three places above its earlier rank of 78.

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