Friday, 28 January, 2022
TopicPresident Ram Nath Kovind

Topic: President Ram Nath Kovind

R-Day celebrations muted this year due to Covid, but spirit as strong as ever: President Kovind

In his nationwide address on the eve of 73rd Republic Day, Ram Nath Kovind also praised Indians for showing an 'unmatched resolve against the pandemic'.

‘Women in India never more unsafe online or offline’: IIT-B, DU alumni write to PM & President

Open letter, signed by over 250 alumni of institutions like IRMA, XLRI as well, demands strict and immediate action against those accused in Bulli Bai and Sulli Deals apps cases.

India-Bangladesh close bond based on age-old ties of kinship, culture, says President Kovind

The President, before concluding his trip to Dhaka, noted that the country is committed to assisting Bangladesh in its efforts to achieve strong economic growth.

President Kovind awards ‘President Standard’ to Navy squadron that sunk Pakistani ships in 1971

The 22nd Missile Vessel Squadron had bombed and sank Pakistan Navy vessels in the 1971 war. It also participated in Operation Vijay and rendered its services after 2019 Pulwama attack.

IAF Group Captain Abhinandan Varthaman, who shot down Pakistani jet, awarded Vir Chakra

Abhinandan downed the Pakistani F-16 in February 2019 before his MiG 21 Bison jet was hit. He received the medal for displaying an 'exceptional sense of duty' during the dogfight.

‘People’s Padma’ Awards shows the best of India, and not just the elite

From nominating deserving people to getting a chance to attend the awards ceremony, the Modi govt has changed the way Indians interact with the Padma Awards.

President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurates Ramayan conclave in Ayodhya

The President inaugurated the conclave in presence of UP Governor Anandiben Patel, CM Yogi Adityanath, others and emphasised on the importance of Lord Ram in the city of Ayodhya.

AYUSH has improved financial condition of farmers and forest-dwellers, says Ram Nath Kovind

After laying the foundation stone of UP's first AYUSH university in Gorakhpur, President Kovind said AYUSH medicines also helped boost immunity during 2nd Covid wave.

SP, Congress hit out at BJP over President Kovind’s UP trip, months before assembly polls

The SP and Congress have questioned BJP’s intentions over President Ram Nath Kovind’s visit to Ayodhya, claiming the party is trying to 'capitalise' on his trip politically.

Parliament is ‘temple of India’s democracy’, says President Kovind on Independence Day eve

President Ram Nath Kovind's remarks came against the backdrop of the continuous disruptions that led to the abrupt curtailment of the tumultuous Monsoon session.

On Camera

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An Assicurazioni Generali SpA logo sits above an entrance to their offices in Rome | Bloomberg

Italian Generali buys 25% stake worth Rs 1,250 cr in insurance JV from embattled Future Group

The stake sale, which will give Generali majority control over the JV, comes as the Future Group is locked in a prolonged legal battle with partner Amazon.

Defence

The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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