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Justice D K Jain to head 20th Law Commission

Justice D K Jain, who is about to retire from Supreme Court, has been appointed as the chairman of the 20th Law Commission of India.

Task for 20th Law Commission:

The 20th Law Commission was constituted through a Government Order with effect from September 1, 2012, with the term ending on August 31, 2015. It has been charged with a wide terms of reference including one to examine existing laws from the gender equality perspective and suggest necessary amendments. It will also identify obsolete laws for their repeal and also recommend appropriate steps for speedy grievance redressal of citizen’s grievances in the field of law. The commission would also examine the Laws which affect the poor and carry out post-audit for socio-economic legislations and take all necessary measures to harness law and the legal process in the service of the poor.

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Turkey withdraws duty on Indian cotton yarn imports

The duty on Indian cotton yarn imports imposed by Turkey came to an end when the country decided to remove it with effect from December 31, 2012.

Turkey, which is a major cotton producer, had imposed the duty as safeguard measure in 2008 for 3 years, which was later extended for another 3 years in 2011.

But as Turkey found inconsistencies in extending the measures through a provisional duty and various other procedural and legal lapses, the country inked an MoU with India wherein it was agreed that Turkey would remove the definitive measure not later than December 31, 2012.

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