Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to be chief guest at 74th Republic Day celebrations


1. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to be chief guest at 74th Republic Day celebrations

26 January is celebrated as Republic Day in the country . The Constitution of India came into force on this day. India will celebrate its 74th Republic Day this year . Every year on the occasion of Republic Day, the flag is hoisted at the Red Fort in the capital Delhi and there are very grand and attractive parades on the duty path from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate . Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi this yearWill be the chief guest of the 74th Republic Day celebrations. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi will pay a state visit to India from January 24 to 26 at the invitation of PM Modi. It is noteworthy that India and Egypt are celebrating 75 years of establishment of diplomatic relations this year. This is the first time that the President of Egypt has been invited as the chief guest on our Republic Day. Egypt has also been invited as the ‘guest country’ during India’s G-20 presidency in 2022-23. A military contingent from the Egyptian Army will also participate in the Republic Day parade.

2. Organization of International Trade Fair ‘Millets and Organics-2023’

The three-day Millets & Organics 2023 – International trade fair is being organized at Tripuravasini , Bengaluru from 20 January . The trade fair is a platform for farmers, farmer groups, domestic and international companies, central and state institutions in the organic and millets sector to explore opportunities in agriculture, horticulture, processing, machinery and agro-technology. More than 250 stalls have been set up in the fair. There will also be a workshop for the farmers in the fair. The Government of India under the leadership of PM Modi had submitted the proposal of International Year of Millets (IYM)- 2023, which was accepted by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). After this, to create awareness and increase the production of coarse grains on a large scale.2023 is being celebrated as the International Year of Millets (IYM) .

3. India-Nepal completes 75 years of diplomatic relations

On completion of 75 years of diplomatic relations between India and Nepal , the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu organized a concert Sangeet Sakoon The event was organized to mark the 75th year of India’s independence and the 74th year of the Republic of India . In this, Prime Minister of Nepal Pushpa Kamal Dahal , former Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli and other senior leaders were present. Other dignitaries who attended the event included Foreign Minister of Nepal Bimla Rai Paudyal and Chief of Army Staff of Nepal General Pramu Ram Sharma .

4. India to launch “Heal in India” initiative

In fact, the Government of India has asked to start such an initiative called ” Heal in India ” through which India will now do the important work of curing the diseases of the whole world . It may be noted that the Health Working Group of G20 India held in Thiruvananthapuram , KeralaGiving information in this regard, Dr. VK Paul, Member, NITI Aayog, at the closing ceremony of the three-day meeting of the Government of India, said that the Government of India will start Heal in India initiative for international people. Under the “Heal in India” initiative, India aims to make its health infrastructure available to patients abroad and make India a global hub for medical and value-based health care to help patients around the world. With over 1.3 million allopathic doctors, 3.4 million nurses and 800,000 AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy) doctors, India provides quality and affordable medical care to patients in all countries including the Global South in need. will provide.

5. NPPA fixed the prices of 128 medicines

Recently, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has revised the prices of 128 medicines, including antibiotics and anti- virals, so that affordable and essential medicines can be accessible to every person. The NPPA said that “All companies manufacturing drugs containing drug combinations included in this notification will have to sell their products only at the price fixed by the government (GST extra). All the companies which were selling their medicines at a price higher than the prescribed price, will have to cut the price.”

6. Gazette notification issued for the election of 60 members to the Legislative Assembly of Tripura

Gazette notification for elections to the 60-member Legislative Assembly in Tripura was issued today. With this, the process of filling nomination papers has started. Polling for the state assembly will be held on February 16 . As per the election notification, the last date for filing nomination papers is January 31 while withdrawal of candidates can be done till February 2. The votes cast will be counted on March 2 .

7. G-20 Walkathon race organized in four cities of Uttar Pradesh

G-20 Walkathon race was organized in four cities of Uttar Pradesh . Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath started this race by showing the flag in Lucknow . Other senior ministers from Agra, Noida and Varanasi were present on the occasion. A large number of youth, NCC cadets, senior citizens and students participated in this run organized in all the four cities. 11 meetings related to the G-20 summit are to be held in Uttar Pradesh. Events related to G-20 will be organized in Varanasi, Lucknow, Agra and Greater Noida in the state.

8. G20 meeting on environment and climate sustainability to be held in Bengaluru

The first meeting of the G20 Working Group on Environment and Climate Sustainability will be held in Bengaluru from February 9 to 11. The meeting will focus on promoting coastal sustainability and marine economy, wasteland and ecosystem restoration, strengthening biodiversity and circular economy. The delegation will visit Kalkere Arboretum and Bannerghatta Biological Park in Bengaluru. They will get an opportunity to see and experience the four major forest ecosystems of Karnataka.

9. UNESCO decides to dedicate this year’s International Day of Education to Afghan girls and women

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization – UNESCO has decided to dedicate the International Day of Education , celebrated on 24 January this year , to Afghan girls and women. Audrey Azule, Director General of the organization, said that girls should not be denied education in any country. He said that the human right to education should be respected at all costs. Ms. Azoulay said that it is the responsibility of the world community to immediately restore the rights of girls and women of Afghanistan. According to UNESCO, currently around 80 percent of girls and young women in Afghanistan are deprived of education under the Taliban regime as they are not allowed to go to school and college.

10. Embassy of India in Kathmandu organizes Marathon-Run for Life

The Embassy of India in Nepal ‘s capital Kathmandu organized a 5 kilometer marathon-Run for Life on the theme of eco-friendly lifestyle . Hundreds of college students, rescued victims of human traffickers, sportspersons, health workers, people from the medical field and children participated in it. Indian Ambassador Naveen Srivastava in this event of Amrit Mahotsav of IndependenceEmphasized on adopting a healthy lifestyle. He told that the Run for Life Marathon has been organized in the diplomatic relations between India and Nepal and in the 75th year of India’s independence. This five km marathon started from Pashupatinath Temple and during this time five km race was completed behind the temple in one hour.

11. It is necessary to give information about ‘advertised product’ on social media in the country

The Central Government has issued guidelines regarding advertisements done through social media . These guidelines will go a long way in preventing the audience from getting confused by the promotion or advertisements of products done through social media . It may be noted that the Department of Consumer Affairs, under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution , has launched an ‘ Endorsement Know-How! Guidelines have been issued by the name. Consumer Protection Act of 2019 to Disha Directoryissued in accordance with the guidelines laid down by the The objective of this guideline is to ensure that people do not mislead their listeners and viewers while advertising products or services and that the advertisements are displayed in compliance with the Consumer Protection Act and any other relevant rules or guidelines.

12. Bharti Airtel to invest Rs 2,000 crore to set up hyperscale data center in Hyderabad

Telecom company Bharti Airtel Group announced an investment of Rs 2,000 crore to open a ‘ hyperscale data centre ‘ in Hyderabad . The announcement was made at the Telangana Lounge in Davos , Switzerland , in the presence of Group Founder-Chairman Sunil Bharathi Mittal , Telangana IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao , Principal Secretary Industries Jayesh Ranjan , an official statement said . It added that Bharti Airtel Group will invest the capital for infrastructure through its data center arm Nextra Data Center. This will get him investment from his customers.

13. WEF Center for Fourth Industrial Revolution to be set up in Hyderabad

Recently the World Economic Forum (WEF) has selected Hyderabad, Telangana to set up the Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (C4IR) . C4IR (Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution) Telangana will be an autonomous, non-profit organization that will focus on healthcare and life sciences. The announcement was made after the Telangana government and the World Economic Forum signed a cooperation agreement during the Forum’s annual meeting in Davos recently.

14. Siang Hydroelectric Project in Arunachal Pradesh

China’s proposed 60,000 MW hydropower project in Medog, Tibet is influencing the design of the proposed hydropower project in Arunachal Pradesh ‘s Upper Siang district, according to a National Hydropower Corporation (NHPC) report . The proposed hydroelectric project in Upper Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh is an 11,000 MW project. India plans to build a buffer reservoir at the proposed Arunachal Hydroelectric Project to counter China’s proposed 60,000 MW Medog Hydroelectric Project on the Brahmaputra River . 9 billion cubic meters during monsoon flow in the design of the proposed project. (or about 9 billion tonnes of water). It can act as a reservoir of water worth a year’s flow which would normally act as a buffer against sudden release of water by Brahmaputra or China. The main objective of construction of the project is flood management in Brahmaputra. However, there are other strategic aspects attached to the project.

15. Amazon Most Valuable Brand : Brand Finance

Billionaire Jeff Bezos ‘ e-commerce company Amazon has overtaken last year’s topper Apple to become the most valuable brand. Amazon has retained the top spot as the world’s most valuable brand despite a 15 percent drop in its brand value this year (from $350.3 billion to $299.3 billion) . Amazon is back at No. 1, its brand value has fallen by more than $50 billion this year, its rating has slipped from AAA+ to AAA, according to brand valuation consultancy Brand Finance’s report, “Global 500 2023”. iPhone maker Apple (brand value dropped 16% from $355.1 billion to $297.5 billion) slipped to second place.

16. Google tests SoundPod by Google Pay for UPI payments in India

As per a TechCrunch report, Google is operating its own soundbox in the country to alert sellers for verification for Unified Payments Interface (UPI) based payments. The company has branded them as SoundPod by Google Pay and is currently distributing it as a pilot with a few shopkeepers in North India including Delhi.

17. Accenture Most Valuable Information Technology Brand: Brand Finance

Indian IT services companies have strengthened their position in the 2023 Brand Finance Report rankings. Accenture has carved a niche for itself as one of the most valuable IT services brands globally. TCS and Infosys continue to be the second and third most valuable brands in this ranking , while their brand value has registered an increase of up to 2 percent. Accenture retained the top spot for the fifth year in a row. Accenture is also the strongest IT services brand in the ranking with a Brand Strength Index (BSI) score of 87.8 out of 100 and an AAA brand rating.

18. SBI raised Rs 9,718 crore through infra bonds

State Bank of India (SBI) said it has raised Rs 9,718 crore from infrastructure bonds. He will pay 7.70 percent interest on this . The bank said this amount will be used for long-term infrastructure and affordable housing loans. The tenure of this bond will be 15 years.

19. MSN launches generic version of breast cancer drug Palborest

MSN Group launched the ‘ world’s first ‘ generic Palbociclib tablets indicated for advanced breast cancer therapy under the brand name Palborest . Palbociclib is approved by the USFDA, EMA and CDSCO in combination with hormonal therapy for patients with hormone receptor positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor negative locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer.

20. UN General Assembly adopts Indian co-sponsored resolution on ‘Education for Democracy’

To provide education to all , a resolution titled “ Education for Democracy ” has been adopted by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on 18th January . The resolution co-sponsored by India reaffirms the right to education to strengthen democracy. Adopted unanimously, this resolution will recognize the importance of ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all. This is not the first time that an education resolution has been adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. Earlier in 2015, a similar resolution was passed in the General Assembly, encouraging all UN entities to use education to promote peace, human rights and democracy.

21. Aruna Miller becomes first Indian-American to be elected Lieutenant Governor of Maryland

Born in Hyderabad , India, Aruna Miller has created history in America. She has become the first Indian American lieutenant governor of the US state of Maryland . He took the oath by placing his hand on the Bhagavad Gita and assumed office. Miller was sworn in as the state’s 10th lieutenant governor . Miller is 58 years old.

22. Ramachandran becomes the first black gay woman to become a US city council member

Indian-American lawyer Janani Ramachandran has become a member of the Auckland City Council in the state of California . She is the youngest first openly gay woman to be elected from District 4 of the Oakland City Council . Ramachandran was sworn in as Member of District 4 of Auckland City Council at an inauguration ceremony held on 10 January 2023.

23. Pakistan’s weakest economy: World Bank

The World Bank has termed Pakistan as the weakest economy in South Asia . According to the World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects report , Pakistan’s economic growth rate will be only 1.7% this year. According to the report, Pakistan is the weakest economy in South Asia. Pakistan will have to face difficulties even to get the country out of poverty. Pakistan is in news for economic slowdown amid natural calamities, food shortage and poverty. Pakistan was hit by floods in July last year, which destroyed large areas of farmland. The country’s foreign exchange reserves have reached a new low of USD 4.6 billion. Looking at the economic condition of Pakistan, analysts have told the need of $ 33 billion for Pakistan’s relief.

24. WEF’s new initiative to address $3 trillion needed annually for climate, nature

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has launched the ‘ Giving to Amplify Earth Action (GAEA) ‘ program to meet the $3,000 needed each year to achieve net zero emissions , prevent damage to nature and restore biodiversity by 2050. A new initiative has been launched as The global initiative is supported by more than 45 partners, including HCL Technologies, through new and existing public, private and charitable partnerships (PPPP).

25. Tamil Nad Mercantile Bank Limited conferred with Best Bank Award

Tamil Nadu Mercantile Bank Limited (TMB) has won the Best Small Bank award in the Best Banks survey for the year 2022 . The Best Banks survey was conducted by Business Today- KPMG (BT-KPMG Best Bank Survey). The bank has won the Best Small Bank award in the category of banks with book size of less than Rs 1 lakh crore. Tamil Nad Mercantile Bank Limited (TMB) was established in 1921 as Nadar Bank, later renamed as Tamil Nad Mercantile Bank in 1962.

26. 115-year-old woman becomes world’s oldest person

Recently, a 115-year -old woman has registered her name in the Guinness World Records by setting a new world record . Maria Branyas Moreira , an American -born woman currently living in Spain , has now become the world’s oldest living person. With this, she has also become the oldest living woman in the world. Lucille Randon , the world’s oldest person , died a few days ago . Lucille of France was 118 years old and after her death, Maria has now become the oldest living person in the world.

27. Sports Ministry suspends all activities of wrestling federation till monitoring committee takes over

The government has suspended all the work of the Wrestling Federation of India till a monitoring committee is appointed to oversee its functioning . These include suspension of ranking events and refund of entry fees collected from participants. The government has already suspended Vinod Tomar, assistant secretary of the federation. The monitoring committee will investigate the allegations leveled against the executive committee of the federation and ensure efficient management of the federation. It is notable that many respected wrestlers including world championship medalists Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik and Bajrang Punia sat on the protest against the Wrestling Federation. Wrestlers met the president of the federation, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh .But there were many serious allegations like sexual exploitation of women wrestlers and threatening to kill them, after which the Sports Ministry decided to set up a monitoring committee to investigate the allegations.

28. Rohit Sharma became the batsman with most sixes in ODI history in India

In the ODI played between India and New Zealand at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad , Indian captain Rohit Sharma has become the batsman with the most number of sixes in ODI history in India . Rohit Sharma, popularly known as Hitman, hit two sixes in his innings and thus his number of sixes in India has gone up to 125. MS Dhoni has hit 123 sixes in ODI history in India. The third place in this list is occupied by the great batsman Sachin Tendulkar, who has hit 71 sixes.

29. Netherlands register biggest win in Hockey World Cup history

In the Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 being played in Odisha , Netherlands has defeated its rival Chile by a huge margin of 14-0. With this, Netherlands has taken the record of the biggest win recorded by any team in the history of Hockey World Cup . With this, the Netherlands has completed its journey till the quarterfinals by being on top.

30. South African batsman Hashim Amla retires from international cricket

Legendary South African batsman Hashim Amla has retired from all forms of cricket, bringing an end to his illustrious two-decade career. Please tell that Amla was the second batsman to score the most Test runs for South Africa.