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The CAB - June 1 - 15, 2007

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Yes, minister: Government business


*June 9
Mr.Digmar V. Kamat has sworn in as the 19th Chief Minister of Goa.

The art of courtship: Legal affairs


*June 3
A bench consisting of justices S.B Sinha and Markandey katju of the Supreme Court has held that a transfer order for a job cannot result in affecting the status of an employee or result a decrease in his salary.

*June 5
The Supreme Court has held that entertainment tax on feature films cannot be levied on language basis in any state.

*June 13
A bench consisting of Justices Arijit Pasayat and D.K Jain of the Supreme Court held that ‘Extra judicial Confession’ can form a basis of conviction if the court is satisfied that it was voluntary and without any coercion or undue interference.

A bench consisting of Justices S.B Sinha and Markandey Katju of the Supreme Court has held that a government of a state or a university cannot appoint teachers on ad-hoc basis in higher educational institutions or universities.

Abroad mind: International developments


*June 7
Nicolas Sarkozy has been elected as the new President of France.

*June 14
Nobel laureate Shimon Peres has been elected as the President of Israel.

Report card: Economic information


*June 5
Brazilian Oil Company Petroleo Brasileiro has signed an agreement and offered 25-30 percent stake to ONGC in three of its exploration blocks, while ONGC has offered it 15-40 stake in its three deep water blocks.

Mr. Kamal Nath the Union Commerce and Industry minister announced that Brazil has emerged to be India’s largest trade partner in Latin America crossing bilateral trade of more than $2 billion.

*June 8
ONGC has announced five new oil and gas discoveries in the Mahanadi basin block amounting to 3-4 trillion cubic feet.

Getting decorated: Awards


*June 5
Brazilian President Mr. Luiz Inacio Lulu Da Silva was honored by the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding.

*June 8
The Philippe Chartrier Award-International Tennis Federation’s Highest accolade was awarded to the legendary John Mc Enroe.

*June 14
Chinua Achebe a Nigerian novelist has won the 2007 Man Booker International prize for fiction.

Hire grounds: Appointments and commissions


*June 8
Ray Mali -President of South African cricket has been appointed as the new President of International Cricket Council (ICC) after the death of Percy Sonn last month.

Bats, balls and overalls: Sports


*June 10
Mark Knowles and Daniel Nester beat Lukas Dlouhy and Pavel Vizner 2-3,6-3,6-4 to win the Men’s Doubles title in the French Open 2007.

Justine Henin won her third consecutive French Open Women’s title beating Ana Ivanovic 6-1,6-2.

Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer 6-3,4-6,6-3,6-4 to win the 2007 French open men’s title.

Alicia Molik and Mara Santangelo beat Katarina Serbotnik and Ai Sugiyama, 7-6,6-4 to win the Women’s Doubles title in the French Open 2007.

Nathalie Dechy and Andy Ram beat Katarina Serbotnik and Nenad Zimonjic 7-5,6-3 to win the Mixed Doubles title in the French Open 2007.

…and everything else: Miscellaneous


*June 10
Leeds Metropolitan University has honored Indian cinemas three legends- Amitabh Bachchan, Shabana Azmi and Yash Chopra with an Honorary Doctorate in Art.

*June 14
Ramchandra Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi died at the age of 70.

*June 15
Former UN Secretary-General and Austrian President, General Kurt Waldheim died at the age of 88.

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