IR/Defense: ‘Ops Alert’ exercise of the Border Security Force along the Indo-Pak international border from Sir Creek to Rann of Kutch in Gujarat and Barmer district of Rajasthan.
IR/Defense: ANNUAL ALL India Conference of the Director Generals/Inspector Generals of Police,held in Delhi.
IR/Defense: Indian army will replace the British-era 25pounder guns, which were traditionally used to give the President of India and the National Flag a 21-gun salute on Republic Day, with 105-mm Indian Field Guns (IFG). This change is being made to remove colonial-era symbols and to only showcase indigenous equipment and weapon systems.
IR/Defense: The Leopard 2 is one of the world’s leading battle tanks, used by the German army. This diesel-powered tank has seen action in Afghanistan, Kosovo, and Syria. Ukraine wants this tank. Separately, Britain has promised Ukraine 14 of its Challenger 2 tanks, and the US could send Stryker combat vehicles. USA may not send M1 Abrams tanks, which require constant upkeep and run on special fuel.
IR/Defense: Vagir, a Scorpene-class submarine, made by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited. Indian Navy’s Project-75, Vagir will be commissioned by the Navy;
IR/Defense: women in army- first time 108 women officers will be promoted to Karnal post looking after Engineers, Signals, Army Air Defence, Intelligence Corps, Army Service Corps, Army Ordnance Corps and Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.
PIN/GK/GPSC from 20 to 25th Jan, 2023
PIN- books authors: Dr. SIDDHARTHA MUKHERJEE’s books 1) EMPEROR of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer (2010) that fetched him a Pulitzer, 2) The Gene: An Intimate History (2016) 3) THE SONG OF THE CELL: AN EXPLORATION OF MEDICINE AND THE NEW HUMAN.
PIN- books authors: Prince Harry’s memoir ‘SPARE’. The worldwide sales after just one week of the book’s publication will likely make ‘Spare’ one of the bestselling memoirs of all time.
PIN: Sports- Wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant is the only Indian to be picked in the ICC Men’s Test team of 2022.
GPSC: Death Padma Awardee Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi, credited for designing some of the most iconic buildings in the country such as IIM-A.
GPSC: Gujarat’s Republic Day tableau to depict ‘clean, green energy
GPSC: NEWLY elected Bhupendra Patel government will present its first state budget on February 24,
GPSC: PROFESSOR BHARAT Bhasker has been appointed the director of the Indian Institute of Ahmedabad (IIMA).