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Insights Daily Current Events, 24 January 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 24 January 2015

Joint Declaration

India and United States have signed a Joint Declaration of Intent for cooperation in the field of Information & Communications Technology and Electronics (ICTE).


  • This Joint Declaration of intent made for a period of next five years would help in strengthening industrial, technological, research & innovation and economic cooperation between India and U.S. in the ICTE sector.
  • It would also lead to US companies exploring opportunities for collaboration in India’s ambitious Digital India programme, Electronics manufacturing,
    cyber security and Human Resource Development, through cooperation among private and public entities in a focused manner under the umbrella of the ongoing India-US ICT Dialogue.

Sources: PIB.


Undertaking a must to contest BCCI elections

The Supreme Court has recently ruled that BCCI members with commercial interest in BCCI-organised events — including the IPL — are not eligible to contest the BCCI elections.
And the candidates will have to give an undertaking to that effect to the BCCI.

  • Elections are to be held for the post of principal office-bearers (president, secretary, jt. secretary and treasurer) and five vice-presidents.

Eligibility rules:

The BCCI by-laws specify eligibility rules for members wanting to contest elections.

  • Past or present office-bearers or vice-presidents, except the president or a member who has represented his association at two Annual General Meetings (AGMs), can contest for the post of office-bearer (secretary, jt. Secretary and vice-president).
  • The president must be a past or present office-bearer or vice-president of the Board nominated by at least two full members from the zone, whose turn it is as per the principle of rotation.
  • He must have attended two AGMs representing a full member.
  • The BCCI’s rules also say that such candidate or candidates (for the post of president) need not be from the same zone that is exercising its right of nomination by rotation.
  • According to the by-laws of the BCCI, the office-bearers and vice-presidents who get elected at the next AGM will have tenure of three years.

Sources: The Hindu.

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