Current Affairs – June, 2014

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Government appoints Shaktikanta Das as Revenue Secretary

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) approved the appointment of Shaktikanta Das, a 1980 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Tamil Nadu cadre, as the new Revenue Secretary, replacing Rajiv Takru.

Mr. Das, who is at present Fertilizers Secretary in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, will take charge as Revenue Secretary in the finance ministry after Mr. Takru relinquishes the post.

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“B2B” PM’s formula for stronger relationship with Bhutan

India BHutanOn his first foreign visit after becoming PM, Narendra Modi who is on a two-day Bhutan visit promised to foster bilateral ties which he described as “B2B —Bharat to Bhutan” as he held talks with the Bhutanese King and countries Prime Minister, discussing an entire range of relationship between the two nations.

Mr. Modi also unveiled the Supreme Court complex built by India as part of the developmental cooperation. Modi described the bilateral ties as “B2B relations — Bharat to Bhutan relations”.

He announced doubling of scholarships granted to Bhutanese students in India which will now be worth Rs 2 crore. Modi also assured to help Bhutan in establishing a digital library, which will provide access to Bhutanese youth to two million books and periodicals.

Prime Minister’s visit to Bhutan holds significance since China has lately scaled up efforts to persuade it and set up full-fledged diplomatic relationship with Bhutan.

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