Israel Suspends UNESCO Cooperation Over Jerusalem Draft
i. Israel suspended cooperation with the UNESCO, a day after the U.N. cultural agency adopted a draft resolution on the Temple Mount and Western Wall.
ii. As per the document posted on UNESCO’s website, the holy sites will be referred to by their Arabic name, Haram esh-Sharif, while the Hebrew terms will only appear in quotation marks in UN references.
i. The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi had given its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on General Cooperation with New Development Bank (NDB) through the BRICS Interbank Cooperation Mechanism by Government at the level of Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs/ Export Import Bank of India
ii. The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi had been apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on April 7, 1999
i. Devendra Fadnavis lead Maharashtra government decided to extend fee waiver to students for professional and higher education courses, including medical and engineering.
ii. Before SC/ST students had 100 per cent fee waiver while OBC students had 50 per cent concession. Now it is extended to all students with income limit of Rs 6 lakhsand who have secured more than 60 per cent marks at the time of admission.
iii.Those with income limit upto Rs 2.5 lakhs will have no condition
i. The Cabinet approved amendments to the HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014 in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The bill makes antiretroviral treatment a legal right of HIV/AIDS patients
ii. The Union Cabinet gave its approval for the signing of Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) between India and African-Asian Rural DevelopmentOrganisation (AARDO) for capacity building programmes in the rural development sector.
Abu Dhabi Crowned Prince to be Chief Guest on 2017 Republic Day
i. This is the first time that a leader of the United Arab Emirates crown prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan would be honored with the invitation of being the Chief Guest at India‘s Republic Day parade.
ii. The announcement was made the by Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesman Vikas Swarup in New Delhi after the crown prince accepted invitation.
Guj CM Vijay Rupani inaugurated ‘Lamp of Humanity’
i. Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani inaugurated a 34-ft long ‘Lamp of Humanity’ inAhmedabad, as part of the Vibrant Navratri celebrations.
ii. The lamp is made up of stainless steel34-feet long and has a diameter of 15.8 feet, with the authorities claiming that the initiative has already entered theGuinness Book of World Records, as the ‘world’s biggest lamp’.
Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of Puducherry and Airports Authority of India signed MoU to Promote Regional Connectivity Scheme
i.Civil Aviation Ministry, along with Airports Authority of India (AAI), today entered into a pact with the Puducherry government for the proposed regional connectivity scheme (RCS).
ii.The MoU was signed by Shri Manoj Parida, Chief Secretary, Puducherry, Smt. Usha Padhee, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation and Shri A.K. Dutta, Member, Airports Authority of India.
President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party on 19 September 2016 won the Russian parliamentary election by securing 343 seats of the total 450 in Duma, the lower house of Parliament. This win, paves the way for Putin to run for a fourth term as President.
Central Election Commission said, Communist Party and Liberal Democratic Party with about 14 percent each are in second and third place, while A Just Russian party gained about 6 percent of the votes. No other party has overcome the 5 percent threshold for entry into the parliament by party tickets.
Veteran trade union leader Sharad Rao passed away on 1 September 2016 in Mumbai. Rao is acknowledged for his role in mobilising the work force in both the organised and unorganised sectors.
Rao was associated with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).He also served as the leader of Mumbai Autorickshawsmen’s union, the largest rickshaw union in the city.
Michel Temer, Brazil's former Vice President, was on 31 August 2016 sworn in as the President of Brazil. Temer is expected to stay in power until the next scheduled election in late 2018.