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Seychelles becomes 161st member of World Trade Organisation


April 30, 2015

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Seychelles, an archipelago of 90000 inhabitants became the 161st member of the World
Trade Organization (WTO). It is one of the smallest nations among the WTO members.

This approval by WTO ended Seychelles 20-year long wait to become a member of WTO
since it had applied for WTO membership in May 1995.

Seychelles also became the 33rd government to accede to the rules-based multilateral
trading system through Article XII negotiations since the WTO was established in 1995.

The President of Seychelles, James Michel had signed the legal instrument for the island
nation to the WTO on March 25, 2015 a day after the accession protocol was ratified by
the Seychelles National Assembly.

As per the WTO rules, the 30-day countdown to its WTO membership was activated on
March 27, 2015 and Seychelles officially became a WTO member on April 26, 2015.

It should be noted that the Protocol of Accession was signed by former Seychelles
Minister of Trade, Finance and Investment Pierre Laporte and WTO Director General (DG)
Roberto Azevedo.
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Union Cabinet gives nod to amendments in the Prevention of Corruption


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April 30, 2015

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The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave its nod to amendments
to the Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA), 1988 by pursuing the Prevention of Corruption
(Amendment) Bill, 2013.

The proposed amendments in the bill to amend parent Act mainly aim at laying down more
stringent measures to tackle corruption.

It also seeks to fill in the perceived gaps in the domestic anti-corruption law as per the
United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC).
Key Amendments

Proposes more stringent punishment for the offences of bribery, both for the bribe giver

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Enhances punishment from the minimum 6 months to 3 years and from the maximum

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Extends the protection of prior sanction for prosecution to public servants who cease to
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Non-monetary gratification is also be covered within the definition of the word

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gratification in the PCA 1988.

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The Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was introduced in the Rajya Sabha in
August 2013. But the Bill was not passed in Rajya Sabha.

The amendment Bill incorporates the recommendations given by the 20th Law
Commission headed by Justice (retd) AP Shah in its 254th Report in order to bring anticorruption law in line with the UNCAC.
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Dr. Pramod Patil and Dr. Ananda Kumar won 2015 Whitley Awards for
wildlife conservation
April 30, 2015

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Two Indians, Dr. Pramod Patil and Dr Ananda Kumar have been awarded with the
prestigious 2015 Whitley Awards for their contribution to wildlife conservation in
developing countries.

Both of them received a Whitley prize worth 35000 pound along with seven other
environmentalists at a ceremony in Royal Geographical Society, London.

Dr. Pramod Patil was awarded for his work to protect the iconic great Indian bustard (GIB)
in the Thar Desert.

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While, Dr Ananda Kumar received this award for developing innovative communication
systems namely Elephant Information Network (EIN) has enabled human-elephant
coexistence in southern India.

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The Whitley Award was established in 1994 by Edward Whitley and given by the Whitley
Fund for Nature (WFN).

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Every year, the award recognises and celebrates effective national and regional

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conservation leaders across the globe.

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The award is also dubbed as Green Oscar.


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