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Usain Bolt wins world 100m title at World Athletics Championships

Jamaican athlete Usain Bolt has won world 100 metre title in the World Athletics Championships held in Beijing, China. With this victory he retained his 100 metre title which was won earlier in 2009.

In the blue riband event, Bolt ran a season’s best of 9.79 seconds winning gold medal. While Justin Gatlin of United States finished at the second spot in 9.80sec, taking silver medal.

Usain Bolt’s Records

  • Usain Bolt is regarded as the fastest person in the world. He is the first athlete to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records.
  • He is Olympic gold medallist and has won medal in 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympic games in 100 metres.
  • He is also the first to achieve a “double double” by winning 100 m and 200 m titles at consecutive Olympics (2008 and 2012).

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India imposed Anti-dumping duty on Linen imports from China and Hong Kong

On 17 August the Finance Ministry has imposed definitive anti-dumping duty on ‘flax’ or ‘linen’ fabric imports from China and Hong Kong for period of five years.

Accordingly the revenue department has imposed anti-dumping duty of 0.75 US dollars per metre on ‘flax’ fabric imported from China and 0.65 UD dollars per meter fabric imported from Hong Kong.

The duty was recommended by Directorate General of Anti-Dumping Duty (DGAD) followed by petition filed by Jaya Shree Textiles, a unit of Aditya Birla Nuvo Ltd.

It should be noted here that the anti-dumping duty is applicable only on those flax fabrics with flax content of over 50 per cent.

About Linen:

Linen yarn is spun from the long fibers found just behind the bark in the multi-layer stem of the flax plant (Linum usitatissimum). ‘Flax’ is synonym for ‘linen’ which is primly used in the production of linen thread and fabric, which is a popular choice for warm-weather clothing.

Flax plants are cultivated for linen fiber in a number of countries including Poland, Belgium, Austria, France, Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, the Belgium’s flax plants yarns finest quality of linen.

Note: In year 2015 India had imposed anti-dumping duty on some of following products exported by China – Vitamin-C, Steel imports, CFL lamp, fibre glass, Vitamin E, Electronic Calculators, USB Flash Drives, Measuring tapes, Cast Aluminium Alloy Wheels or Alloy Road Wheels and many other products.

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China successfully tests power system for largest space rocket

China successfully tested the power system (engines) of its stated to be the largest space launch vehicle viz. Long March-5 carrier.

In the test engines of the rocket were successfully fired on the ground. This power system will be used in China’s ambitious Chang’e-5 lunar mission of 2017.

Key facts

  • Long March-5 has the carrying capacity twice of the payload compared to other present carriers of China.
  • It has payload capacity of 25 tonnes to low Earth orbits and 14 tonnes to geostationary transfer orbit. Thus, greatly increasing China’s ability to enter space with higher payload.
  • The launch vehicle uses non-toxic and non-polluting liquefied propellant with high trust generating capacity.
  • It will play important role in the final chapter of China’s ambition of building manned space stations and 3 step current program of orbiting, landing and returning from lunar mission.

About Long March rocket family

It should be noted that since 1970s, the Long March rocket family of China has completed more than 200 missions. China’s first satellite, Dong Fang Hong (the East is Red)-1 was successfully put into Earth orbit by Long March-1 on 24 April 1970 (after one failed attempt in November 1969).

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