Italy honours Indian troops' contribution during second World War.

  • Italy has unveiled the memorial named VC Yeshwant Ghadge Sundial Memorial at Montone Italy.
  • Reason: To pay tribute to the Indian troops who fought in the Italian Campaign during the Second World War (1939-1945) and also honour Naik Yeshwant Ghadge, Victoria Cross, who was killed in action fighting on the heights of Upper Tiber Valley
  • The memorial is in the form of a live sundial.
  • Motto: Omines Sub Eodem Sole (Translates to "We all live under the same sun")

Indian-origin doctor is new chairman of International Myeloma Foundation.

  • Renowned scientist, S. Vincent Rajkumar has been appointed as chairman-elect of the Board of Directors of the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF).
  • He takes over from the current chairman, Brian G.M. Durie, who is not seeking re-election to the post.
  • Dr. Rajkumar has also served as principal investigator of several clinical trials for the treatment of myeloma.
  • He awarded the Jan Waldenstrom Lifetime Achievement Award (2021).

Algeria applies to Join BRICS Bank.

  • Algerian President, Abdelmadjid Tebboune informed that the nation has applied to join the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) group.
  • Algeria has also submitted a request to become a shareholder member of the BRICS Bank.
  • The North African country is rich in oil and gas resources and seeking to diversify its economy.
  • BRICS nations account for more than 40% of the world's population and about 26% of the global economy.

Rajasthan Assembly passes Minimum Guaranteed Income Bill.

  • The Rajasthan Assembly passed The Rajasthan Minimum Guaranteed Income Bill, 2023.
  • Aim: To cover adult population of the state with a guarantee of wages or pension
  • All families of the state, whether urban or rural, will be able to get an employment guarantee of 125 days every year and also get a minimum pension of Rs 1,000 per month in case of aged/disabled/single women, etc.
  • The pension will also be automatically increased at the rate of 15% each year.

Finance Minister inaugurates GST Bhawan at Agartala, Tripura.

  • Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated the GST Bhawan at Agartala, Tripura.
  • It is a project for CGST, CX and Customs Office, Agartala, Guwahati Zone under the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC).
  • The project sits at Mantri Bari Road, Agartala, and has quick and easy access to all the taxpayers.
  • The inauguration of project in Amrit Kaal during the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav showcases the strength of New India.

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