Union Cabinet Approvals
ii. Union Cabinet approved MoU between CERT-In and CERT-UK in the field of cyber Security.
iii. Union Cabinet approves Project Development Fund for CLMV countries.
iv. Union Cabinet approved the scheme for the grant of Permanent Residency Status (PRS) to foreign investors.
Union Cabinet approves simplification of FDI Policy 2016 in various sectors
i. Private Security: The earlier policy permitted 49% FDI under government approval route in Private Security Agencies.
iii. Pharmaceutical: 100% FDI under automatic route in Greenfield pharma, FDI up to 100% under government approval in Brownfield pharma and 74% FDI under automatic route in Brownfield pharmaceuticals. Click here for more
Odisha CM to share his thoughts through Radio every month
i. Odisha CM, Naveen Patnaik, would share his thoughts on different issues through the radio for 10 minutes every month.
ii. The State government has decided to launch ‘Biju Goan Radio’ through which the Chief Minister would address the people soon.
Michel Temer sworn in as new Brazil president
ii. A few hours after the country's Senate voted to remove Dilma Rousseff from office.
Madhukar Gupta committee submits its report to Centre
i. Madhukar Gupta committee was formed to review security at India-Pakistan border, the report running close to thousand pages submitted its report to Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
ii. Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had constituted a Committee under the Chairmanship of Madhukar Gupta, former home secretary in April 2016, for strengthening border protection and addressing the issue of gaps and vulnerability in border fencing along Indo-Pakistan Border.
Ashok Chawla is new Chancellor at Teri university
i. The Energy and Resources Institute (Teri) has officially appointed former Finance Secretary Ashok Chawla as the new Chancellor of Teri university.
ii. With this, Teri ended its last association with former Chancellor and Head R.K. Pachauri, who was accused of sexually harassing a female colleague in 2015.
BRICS Convention on Tourism to begin today
i. The two-day long "BRICS Convention on Tourism" will begin today at world heritage site Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh.
ii. Union Culture Mahesh Sharma will inaugurate the convention. Delegations from the BRICS countries India, Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa will participate in it.
MoUD, Amar Chitra Katha sign MoU to publish comic book on Swachh Bharat Mission
i. Storyteller to generations of Indians, Amar Chitra Katha will now publish and distribute a special edition of a comic book focusing on Swachh Bharat Mission.
ii. The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) has signed an MoU with Amar Chitra Katha to publish and distribute a 32-page comic.
Sudarsan Pattnaik wins prize in Moscow sand art show
i. India's Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has won the people's choice prize for his sand sculpture titled "Mahatma Gandhi - World Peace" at the ninth Moscow Sand Sculpture Championship 2016.
ii. Sudarsan has already won a gold medal for the 15-foot-high sculpture.
President of Egypt to arrive on three-day visit to India today
ii. He will be accompanied by a high-level delegation comprising Ministers, officials and business leaders.
Anuradha Rao appointed as MD, CEO of SBI Mutual Fund
i. Sbi Mutual Fund has appointed Anuradha Rao as its Managing Director and chief executive. Prior to this, Rao was Deputy Managing Director at Sbihandling New Business Portfolio.
ii. She has also worked as the Chief General Manager of personal Bankingat the bank.
Kerala to form JV with Railways for infrastructure projects
i. Kerala has decided to enter into joint venture agreement with Railways for rail projects in the state under the 51:49 equity partnership arrangement.
ii. The state government has prepared a priority list of rail projects for consideration under the joint venture.