The Government has recently created Directorate General of Trade Remedies.
Directorate General of Trade Remedies:
DGTR will be created in Department of Commerce by an amendment to the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961.
DGTR will be the apex National Authority for administering all trade remedial measures including anti-dumping, countervailing duties and safeguard measures.
The DGTR will bring Directorate General of Anti-dumping and Allied duties (DGAD), Directorate General of Safeguards (DGS) and Safeguards (QR) functions of DGFT into its fold by merging them into one single national entity.
It will also provide trade defence support to our domestic industry and exporters in dealing with increasing instances of trade remedy investigations instituted against them by other countries.
In the last three years, India initiated more than 130 anti-dumping/countervailing duty/safeguard cases to deal with the rising incidences of unfair trade practices and to provide a level playing field to the domestic industry.
DGTR will be a multi service organization drawing upon the skill-set of various officers from the field of International Trade, Customs, Revenue, Finance, Economics, Costing and Law.
The National Sports University Bill, 2017
G.S. Paper 2
Why in news?
India will soon have its first sports university in Imphal.
India’s first sports university:
The Union Cabinet has approved an ordinance to set up the country’s first national sports university in
The Manipur government has allocated land for the proposed university.
A void exists in the sports environment of the country in various areas such as sports science, sports technology, high performance training.
The proposed university is expected to bridge this gap.
The National Sports University Bill, 2017:
The Bill establishes a National Sports University located in Manipur.
It will promote sports education in the areas of:
It will function as a national training centre for select sports disciplines.
It may also establish campuses and study centres in other parts of the country.
The University will be empowered to grant degrees, diplomas and certificates.
The key objectives of the University are:
research, development and dissemination of knowledge in physical education and sports sciences
strengthening physical education and sports training programmes
generating knowledge capabilities, skills and competence at various levels
training talented athletes to help them to evolve into international level athletes
The Executive Council: The Executive Council will conduct all of the University’s administrative affairs.
The members of the Executive Council will include:
the Vice-Chancellor (appointed by the central government)
Additional Secretary and Financial Advisor, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
four persons from amongst eminent sports persons, among others
Functions of the Council include:
creating academic and non-academic posts
managing and regulating the University’s finances and property
partnering with industry and non-government agencies for advancement of knowledge