Persons in News: Bo Xilai

Bo Xilai expelled from China’s Parliament, stripped of legal immunity

China expelled disgraced Communist Party leader Bo imageXilai’s from country’s Parliament and also stripped him of legal immunity to start legal proceedings into offences alleged on him.

Bo faces a number of charges including, corruption, moral turpitude and attempts to protect his wife Gu Kailai from investigations into the murder of British Businessman Neil Heywood.

Who is Bo Xilai and what is the case?

  • Bo Xilai was one of the Communist Party’s top leaders before he was felled by one of the biggest scandals in China.
  • His political career overturned following the Wang Lijun incident, in which his top lieutenant and police chief sought asylum at the American consulate in Chengdu and revealed details of Bo’s alleged involvement in a homicide plot.
  • Following this, Bo was removed as Chongqing party chief and suspended from the politburo.

Month: Categories: International Current Affairs 2018Persons in News 2018


Aircraft Acquisition Committee

Govt. approves setting up of Aircraft Acquisition Committee

The government gave its nod for setting up a new committee which will consider, examine and make recommendations on allowing import or acquisition of aircraft for various purposes by airlines. After analyzing the proposals, the panel would make suggestions for operation of scheduled air transport services, regional scheduled air transport services and non-scheduled air transport services.

Members of the Committee:

  • Chairman: Additional Secretary and Financial Advisor in the Civil Aviation Ministry
  • Director General of Civil Aviation
  • Chairman of Airports Authority of India
  • Commissioner of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security
  • Former DGCA H S Kohla
  • Joint Secretary (Domestic Transport)

Month: Categories: India Current Affairs 2018