1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi to name 21 islands of Andaman and Nicobar Islands after Param Vir Chakra winners tomorrow on the occasion of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s birth anniversary
On Parakram Diwas , Prime Minister Narendra Modi will name the 21 largest islands of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands after Param Vir Chakra winners . The Prime Minister will join the program through video conference at 11 am. The government celebrated the birthday of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on January 23 .It was announced to be celebrated as Bravery Day. The largest island of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands will be named after the first Param Vir Chakra winner. Similarly, other islands will be named according to their size. Among the Param Vir Chakra winners to be named after them are Major Somnath Sharma, Naik Jadunath Singh, Company Havildar Major Piru Singh, Lance Naik Albert Ekka, Major Ramaswamy Parameswaran, Captain Vikram Batra and Lieutenant Manoj Kumar Pandey are included. This renaming of the islands is being done as a tribute to the heroes who made the supreme sacrifice in safeguarding the sovereignty and integrity of the nation. During the program, Shri Modi will also inaugurate the model of Netaji National Memorial to be built on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island. In the year 2018, Shri Modi named Ross Island as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island in memory of the historical importance of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. Similarly, Neil Island was renamed as Shaheed Dweep and Havelock Island as Swaraj Dweep.
2. Vagir, the fifth Kalavari class submarine inducted into the Indian Navy
Vagir , the fifth Kalavari – class submarine , was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 23 January . The submarine has been built in India by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited , Mumbai , in collaboration with France – based M/s Naval Group . Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumarcommissioned this submarine. Vagir has taken the shortest time to build any submarine built so far. Vagir will further strengthen the capabilities of the Indian Navy. It is capable of undertaking a variety of missions including anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, intelligence gathering, mine laying and surveillance missions. Vaagir is named after the sand shark which exhibits the twin qualities of ‘secrecy and fearlessness’. Under Project-75, indigenous construction of six submarines of Scorpene design is included. The Kalvari-class submarines are capable of conducting a variety of naval warfare operations, including anti-war and anti-submarine operations, intelligence gathering and surveillance, and mine-laying. The first submarine in the Indian Navy, INS Kalvari in December 2017, the second submarine INS Khanderi in September 2019, The third submarine INS Karanj was commissioned in March 2021 and the fourth submarine INS Vela in November 2021. The sixth and last submarine, Vagshir, is expected to be handed over to the Navy by the end of 2023.
3. Mobile operating system BharOS developed by IIT Madras
Indian Institute of Technology Madras has developed Bharos, a mobile operating system (BharOS) that will benefit 100 crore cellphone users in India. Indigenously developed by JNK Operations Pvt Ltd , a set up company of IIT Madras, BHAROSA is a significant step in the development of robust indigenous digital infrastructure in the country. The software can be installed on commercial off-the-shelf handsets, providing users with a secure environment, the company said in a statement. Trust has no default apps (NDA), which means people are not forced to use apps they are unfamiliar with or don’t trust.
4. Indian singer Dr. Prabha Atre Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia honored with lifetime achievement award
Indian singer Padma Vibhushan Dr. Prabha Atre has been honored with the Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia Lifetime Achievement Award . The award was presented by Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde to Dr. Atre at a function at Ramganesh Gadkari Rangayatan in Thane near Mumbai. Dr Atre was given a citation and Rs 1 lakh. On this occasion, 90 flute players performed on his 90th birthday.
5. chris hipkins will be sworn in as prime minister of new zealand on wednesday
Mr. Chris Hipkins will be sworn in as the Prime Minister of New Zealand . New Zealand’s ruling Labor Party chose her to lead the country, replacing Ms. Jacinda Ardern . Mr. Hipkins was the only contender for the post of Prime Minister and his selection remained a mere formality. Mr. Hipkins has selected Mr. Carmel Cipuloni for the post of Deputy Prime Minister . Mr. Hipkins was first elected as a Member of Parliament in 2008.
6. Country’s first hydrogen power train will be operated on Kalka-Shimla rail route
The country’s first hydrogen power train will be operated on the 119 -year-old Kalka-Shimla rail route . In the year 2008, UNESCO declared the Kalka-Shimla rail route as a World Heritage Site .granted the status of The running of this train will be announced in the Union Budget. Its hydrogen centers will also be built in Kalka, Bog and Shimla. The design of this train has been finalized. The operation of the train will be based on the theme ‘Green Fuel Clean Fuel’. The special thing is that this train will have all the state-of-the-art facilities like Vande Bharat and the train will have seven coaches. Hydrogen is one of the most abundant elements on Earth for a clean alternative fuel option. Green hydrogen is a major source of renewable energy (eg solar, wind). Green hydrogen is produced by electrolysis of water and has a low carbon footprint. Under this, water (H2O) is split into hydrogen (H) and oxygen (O2) by electricity. It is known that the French rail transport company Alstom started the world’s first hydrogen-powered train in the year 2018.
7. PM expresses happiness over availability of Exam Warriors book in thirteen languages
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed happiness that the book Exam Warriors is now available in thirteen languages . In his tweet, Mr Modi shared a video stating that Exam Warriors is available in 13 languages including Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, Assamese, Oriya, Bengali, Punjabi and Urdu.
8. Center directs YouTube and Twitter to block videos and tweets of controversial BBC documentary
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has ordered the first episode of BBC documentary India: The Modi Question to be blocked on YouTube . TwitterBut instructions have also been given to block more than 50 tweets linked to YouTube videos. Information and Broadcasting Secretary has taken this action under the Information Technology Rules 2021. YouTube and Twitter have ensured to follow the guidelines. Earlier, the Ministry of External Affairs described the BBC documentary as disinformation, which reflects an aimless and colonial mindset. It was not made available in India by BBC, but some YouTube channels have uploaded it to promote anti-India agenda. YouTube has been instructed to block the video even if it is uploaded again. Twitter has been instructed to identify and block tweets containing links to videos on other platforms.
9. India’s first intranasal Covid vaccine ‘iNCOVACC’ to be launched on January 26
Indian vaccine maker Bharat Biotech is set to launch its intranasal COVID-19 vaccine iNCOVACC on January 26, announced the company’s Chairman and MD Krishna Ella . “Our nasal vaccine will be officially launched on January 26, Republic Day,” said Krishna Ella, MD, at IISF’s ‘Face-to-Face with New Frontiers in Science’ segment held at Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT) ”
10. More than 25 thousand families were given free plots in Singrauli under the Chief Minister’s Residential Land Rights Scheme in Madhya Pradesh
Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh distributed free land rights letters under the Mukhya Mantri Awasiya Bhu Adhikar Yojana in Singrauli , Madhya Pradesh . He also provided assistance to the beneficiaries of Chief Minister Kisan Kalyan Yojana . Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was also present on the occasion. The Defense Minister and the Chief Minister also laid the foundation stone of Government Medical College building to be constructed at a cost of Rs 248 crore and Institute of Mining Technology to be constructed at a cost of Rs 60 crore.
11. INTACH organizes International Conference on Conservation of Natural and Cultural Heritage in Kathmandu
On the occasion of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav , the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage-INTACH organized an international conference for the conservation of natural and cultural heritage in collaboration with the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu , the capital of Nepal . Indian Ambassador to Nepal Naveen Srivastavainformed about the contribution of the Government of India to the conservation of cultural heritage in Kathmandu. He informed that the Government of India has contributed five million dollars for the reconstruction of two UNESCO heritage sites – Pashupatinath Temple and Patan Durbar Bhandarkhal. Both these sites were damaged by the 2015 earthquake in Nepal. In the conference, experts exchanged their experiences and ideas for the conservation of heritage sites.
12. IREDA signs MoU with Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) signed an MoU with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and in this sequence has also set the target of annual work for the year 2022-23 . Shri Bhupinder Singh Bhalla, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and Shri Pradeep Kumar Das, CMD, IREDA signed the MoU in the presence of senior officials of the Ministry and IREDA. The Government of India has set a target of Rs 3,361 crore for earning revenue from operations, which is about 18 percent more than last year’s earnings.
13. Justice Sabina appointed as Acting Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court
In exercise of the power conferred by Article 223 of the Constitution of India , the President is pleased to appoint Justice Smt. Sabina , senior most Judge of the High Court of Himachal Pradesh to discharge the duties of the office of Chief Justice of that High Court. The appointment will take effect from 21.01.2023 consequent to the retirement of Justice Shri Amjad Ahtesham Sayeed, Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court.
14. Sports Ministry organizes its first Mission Olympic Cell (MOC) meeting outside Delhi
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) held its first Mission Olympic Cell (MOC) meeting during the ongoing Hockey World Cup out of Delhi and at Bhubaneswar, Odisha on 19th and 20th JanuaryOrganized. This fortnightly meeting, in which MOC members come together to discuss key agenda points of India’s Olympic program and proposals to Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) athletes, was held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, where MOC members Saw the Indian men’s hockey team play their last match of the group stage against the Wales team. The Indian men’s and women’s hockey teams are the only teams that are funded under the TOPS scheme of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) and the Sports Authority of India’s (SAI) Annual Calendar for Training and Competitions (ACTC) scheme. 24 crores are spent annually under this.
15. Indian Coast Guard conducts one week Maritime Rescue Coordination Center Operations and Search and Rescue training program for officers and sailors of six friendly countries in Mumbai
The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) conducted a week-long Maritime Rescue Coordination Center (MRCC) Operations and Search and Rescue (SAR) course at Mumbai from January 16 to 21, 2023 . The special training session was conducted under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Program (ITEC) for officers and sailors from maritime security agencies of six friendly countries – Bangladesh, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Myanmar and Maldives . A total of 22 trainees (10 officers and 12 sailors) participated in this special training.
16. National Convention of Animal Husbandry Youth was organized in Gujarat
A national convention was organized at Bhuj in Kutch, Gujarat to discuss the aspirations, challenges and need for policy dialogue with the government of youth pastoralists from 16 states . The Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Shri Purushottam Rupala has initiated the necessary dialogue and following initiatives in the interest of comprehensive livestock production system: 1. Inclusion of livestock census as part of the National Livestock Census; 2. Creation of a Pashupalak Cell to focus on the issues in the Union Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying; 3. Initial supervision for inclusion of schemes and programs related to comprehensive livestock production system in the National Livestock Mission.
17. First India-Egypt joint training exercise Cyclone-I continues in Rajasthan
“ Exercise Cyclone-I ” between the armies of India and Egypt is underway from January 14, 2023 at Jaisalmer , Rajasthan . This military exercise is the first ever joint exercise between the armies of the two countries. Its goal is to promote defense cooperation between the two countries. Under this, mutual coordination, operational and professional skills sharing of special forces in the desert area with each other. The exercise includes anti-terrorist, reconnaissance, assault and other special operations.
18. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Union Science and Technology Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh jointly inaugurated the “India International Science Festival (IISF)-2022” in Bhopal
Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Union Minister of Science and Technology Dr. Jitendra Singh jointly organized “ India International Science Festival (IISF) ” based on the theme “ Moving towards Amrit Kaal with Science Technology and Innovation ” in Bhopal . 2022A science literature festival named Vigyanika is being organized at the Indian International Science Festival (IISF), Bhopal during the period 22nd and 23rd January, 2023. The venue of the Vigyanika event is Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT) , Bhopal’s Mechanical Engineering Department’s Auditorium.This “Science Literature Festival” is being organized as a part of the 8th India International Science Festival (IISF).
19. Rare species of duck sighted in Loktak lake.
Greater Scoop, a rare species of duck , locally known as Sadangman , was recently reintroduced at Loktak Lake in Manipur ‘s Bishnupur district after a gap of 94 years. Seen in The Greater Scoop is a medium-sized diving duck species belonging to the class Anatidae. This species of duck was seen by ornithologist Kumam Jugeswar and wildlife researchers from Manipur. Ornithologists say this is the first record of duck sighting in Loktak Lake after 94 years, while there is no record of Greater Scoop roosting widely in Manipur during the British period. Captain L Gamble of the Gorkha Rifles and JP Mills, an Indian Civil Service officer, are believed to have hunted these ducks in January 1925 and December 1927 respectively. At present, whistling ducks and coots can also be seen in Loktak Lake.
20. Hybrid immunity provides better protection against severe COVID-19: Study
A recent study in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal states that ” hybrid immunity ” provides better protection against severe COVID-19 , while all-type immunity wanes against reinfection within a few months. She goes. The study is based on a meta-analysis of 11 other studies on the protective effectiveness of past SARS-CoV-2 (Covid) infection and 15 studies on the protective effectiveness of hybrid immunity. Hybrid immunity from infection is a combination of immunity provided by the vaccine as well as natural protection . This results in stronger protection than mere infection or vaccination. In the case of COVID-19, hybrid immunity occurs whenCovid infection is cured before getting any vaccine.
21. Thailand’s Kunlavut Witidsarn won the men’s singles title and Aon Si Young of South Korea won the women’s singles title in the India Open Badminton tournament.
Thailand ‘s Kunlavut Witidsarn has won the men’s singles title in the India Open Badminton tournament . In the final in New Delhi , Vitidsarn defeated top seed Viktor Axelsen of Denmark 22-20, 10-21, 21-12. The women’s singles title was won by Aan Si Young of South Korea . She defeated Japan ‘s Akane Yamagushi 15-21, 21-16, 21-12 in the final.
22. India crash out of FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup after losing to New Zealand in penalty shootout
New Zealand has reached the quarterfinals of the Hockey World Cup in Odisha . New Zealand beat India 5-4 in the penalty shoot-out in the cross -over match. Both the teams were level at three-three till the stipulated time. Earlier, Spain defeated Malaysia 4-3 in the penalty shoot-out to make it to the quarter-finals. Both the teams were tied at two goals each till the stipulated time.