Current Affairs – June, 2015

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Nadia district in West Bengal wins UN Public Service Award 2015

Nadia district in West Bengal has won the United Nations Public Service Award 2015 in the category of improving delivery of public services for or eliminating open defecation in the district.

The award was presented by the acting Secretary General of the UN Lenni Montiel to District Magistrate of Nadia and Sabhapati of Nadia Zilla Parishad in Medellin, Colombia.

It should be noted that Nadia district is the first open defecation free district in India. The district had achieved this feat by making toilets available for all under state governments flagship programme Sabar Shouchagar (Toilets for All).

It was a collaborative effort with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Bank along with state government and local governments.

The programme was initiated in 2013. In one-and-half-years, toilets were built in 5 lakh households and over 200 cluster toilets in public places.

After completion of the building toilets under this programme, the percentage of people defecating in open has gone down to 0.02 per cent compared to 33.8 per cent when the project was started.

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India, Thailand ink MoU on Double Taxation Avoidance Treaty

India and Thailand signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on double taxation avoidance treaty (DTAT).

The MoU was signed during 7th meeting of the India-Thailand Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation co-chaired by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

Apart from DTAT, both nations signed and exchanged instruments of ratification on the extradition treaty inked in 2013. This treaty provides for the legal framework for extradition of fugitive offenders.

Both nations also signed a MoU on the establishment of Nalanda University in Bihar, India. By signing this agreement, Thailand joins other East Asian Summit countries in the establishment of and revival of an ancient center of learning at Nalanda.

It should be noted that India-Thailand Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation meeting took place after a gap of three years due to the changes in government in Thailand.

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