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National – Across the India:
1. Maharashtra became the first state in the country to draft its own internal security legislation The Maharashtra Protection of Internal Security Act (MPISA), 2016.
The act gives special emphasis on maintaining law and order and combating terrorism, insurgency, caste-related violence, and communalism in the state.
International – Across the Globe:
1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, jointly tele-inaugurated the restored Stor Palace in Kabul.
The Stor Palace is located in the Afghanistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Campus in Kabul.
It will house the Afghanistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Awards & Recognition:
1. The Union Government announced National Sports Awards 2016 to recognize and reward excellence in sports in India.
2016 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award: PV Sindhu (Badminton), Sakshi Malik (Wrestling), Dipa Karmakar (Gymnastics) and Jitu Rai (Shooting).
2016 Dronacharya Award: Nagapuri Ramesh (Athletics),Sagar Mal Dhayal (Boxing), Raj Kumar Sharma (Cricket),Bishweshwar Nandi (Gymnastics), S. Pradeep Kumar (Swimming) and Mahabir Singh (Wrestling).
2016 Arjuna Award: Rajat Chauhan (Archery), Lalita Babar (Athletics),Sourav Kothari (Billiards & Snooker), Shiva Thapa (Boxing),Ajinkya Rahane (Cricket), Subrata Paul (Football), Rani (Hockey),Raghunath V.R. (Hockey), Gurpreet Singh (Shooting), Apurvi Chandela (Shooting), Soumyajit Ghosh (Table Tennis),Vinesh (Wrestling), Amit Kumar (Wrestling), Sandeep Singh Mann (Para-Athletics) and Virender Singh (Wrestling).
2016 Dhyan Chand Award: Satti Geetha (Athletics), Sylvanus Dung Dung (Hockey) and Rajendra Pralhad Shelke (Rowing).
2015-16 Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy: Punjabi University, Patiala.
2. Hindi scholar and writer Sunita Jain was conferred with the prestigious 25th Vyas Samman 2015.
She was presented with the award by West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi for her poetry collection Kshama (published in 2008).
Appointments & Resignations:
1. VP Singh Badnore has sworn in as the new Governor of Punjab and also as Administrator of Chandigarh.
He succeeds Kaptan Singh Solanki, who is the Governor of Haryana and was holding additional charge of Punjab Governor and Administrator of Chandigarh since January 2015.
2. Justice Manjula Chellur has sworn in as the new Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court.
She succeeded CJ Dhirendra Hiralal Waghela who has retired
Science & Technology:
1. For the first time, researchers have decoded and predicted the brain activity patterns of word meanings within sentences.
The Brain Activity Patterns were predicted using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to measure human brain activation.
1. SR Nathan, former longest-serving Singapore President of Indian-origin passes away.
He was the sixth and longest-serving President of Singapore.
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