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National – Across the India:
1. The Union Defence Ministry has sanctioned the construction of a National War Memorial and National War Museum in New Delhi.
The National War Memorial will honour the memory of all soldiers of the Indian Armed Forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the nation.
2. The 2016 BRICS Convention on Tourism has begun at UNESCO World heritage site Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh to promote intra-regional tourism.
The convention has been organised as a precursor to the BRICS Summit to be held in Goa in October 2016.
3. The Union Cabinet has approved the scheme for granting of Permanent Residency Status (PRS) to foreign investors.
The scheme is expected to encourage foreign investment in India and facilitate Make in India Programme.
Awards & Recognition:
1. Two Indians TM Krishna and Bezwada Wilson have received the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay prize for the year 2016. They were among six persons / organisations who received the prestigious award, often regarded as Asia’s Nobel Prize.
Six awardees are:
- Bezwada Wilson (India)
- Thodur Madabusi Krishna (India)
- Conchita Carpio Morales (Philippines)
- Dompet Dhuafa (Indonesia)
- Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (Japan)
- Vientiane Rescue (Laos)
Appointments & Resignations:
1. Noted filmmaker, Aishwaryaa Dhanush was appointed United Nations Women’s Advocate for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in India.
She will help raise awareness of UN Women’s core message of gender equality and women’s empowerment across India.
2. Former Finance Secretary Ashok Chawla has been appointed as the new Chancellor of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) University.
He is currently serving as the Chairman of TERI since February 2016.
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU):
1. The Union Government has signed a MoU with Amar Chitra Katha to publish and distribute the comic book on Swachh Bharat Mission.
The MoU was signed between Amar Chitra Katha and the Union Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) to focus on Swachh Bharat Mission.
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