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Italy honours Indian Army's contribution in World War II - Daily Current Affairs Dose

Italy honours Indian Army's contribution in World War II - Daily Current Affairs Dose

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Italy honours Indian Army's contribution in World War II - Daily Current Affairs Dose

Italy honors Indian Army's contribution in World War II: Remembering the supreme sacrifices by the Indian Soldiers, the Commune of Monotone (in Italy) and Italian Military historians have unveiled “V.C Yeshwant Ghadge Sundial Memorial” at Montone (Perugia, Italy), as a tribute to the Indian troops who fought during Italian Campaign during the Second World War, and to honour Naik Yeshwant Ghadge, Victoria Cross, who was killed in action fighting on the heights of Upper Tiber Valley.

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Indian Soldiers played a central role in the Italian Campaign during the Second World War, wherein more than 50,000 Indian Army soldiers from 4th, 8th and 10th Divisions were involved. Out of the 20 Victoria Crosses awarded in Italy, six were won by Indian soldiers. Indian soldiers suffered 23,722 casualties, of which 5,782 Indian soldiers made the supreme sacrifice, and are commemorated in the 40 Commonwealth War Graves spread all over Italy.

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V.C Yeshwant Ghadge Sundial Memorial: Key Highlights

In order to make this memorial a participative endeavor, an Indian Army plaque has been placed at the memorial commemorating the gallant sacrifice of all ranks of the Indian Army who fought in the Italian Campaign.

The V.C Yeshwant Ghadge Sundial Memorial is in the form of a live Sundial. The motto of the memorial is "Omines Sub Eodem Sole" which translates in English as "We all live under the same sun".

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Inauguration of this Memorial honouring the contributions during the Italian Campaign is a testimony to the fact that Italy holds in high reverence the supreme sacrifices and contributions by the Indian Soldiers during the Italian Campaign of the Second World War.

Static Current Affairs related to Italy for upcoming exams

  • Capital: Rome
  • Largest city: Rome
  • Official languages: Italian
  • President: Sergio Mattarella
  • Prime Minister: Giorgia Meloni
  • Population 2022 estimate: 58,853,482 (25th)
  • Currency: Euro (€), (EUR)

Static Current Affairs related to India for upcoming exams

  • President of India: Droupadi Murmu 
  • Vice President of India: Jagdeep Dhankhar
  • Prime Minister of India: Narendra Modi 
  • Chief Justice of India: Justice DY Chandrachud
  • Lok Sabha Speaker of India: Om Birla 
  • Capital of India: New Delhi 
  • Largest city of India: Mumbai 
  • Official languages of India: Hindi / English 
  • Currency of India: Indian rupee (₹) (INR) 
  • Total Population of India 2018 estimate: Neutral increase 1,352,642,280

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