Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicRepublic Day

Topic: Republic Day

Actor-activist Deep Sidhu, accused in 2021 R-Day tractor rally violence, dies in road accident

Police say the accident took place on Kundli-Manesar-Palwal highway near Kharkhoda in Haryana’s Sonipat after Sidhu's SUV rammed into a truck.

The ‘make in India’ dream of an IIT-Delhi startup whose drones lit up sky at Beating the Retreat

The drones are the brainchild of BotLab Dynamics — a startup led by 2 IIT Delhi & a University of Illinois alumni. Even the drone body was made by a Seelampur fruit basket maker.

India’s new nationalism wants to promote disquiet — full text of Hamid Ansari’s speech at US event

Speaking at a virtual US Congressional briefing on Republic Day, Ansari said this form of nationalism presents an 'electoral majority in the guise of a religious majority'.

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.

‘You truly are a special ambassador’: Modi sends R-Day greetings to Jonty Rhodes, Chris Gayle

Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanks the two international cricketers for developing a 'profound connection' with India and its culture.

We need to re-read the Constitution’s Preamble to understand what being Indian means

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Education ministry’s ‘Vedas to Metaverse’ tableau at R-Day parade focuses on NEP

A part of the tableau depicted the Vedas followed by the Gurukul education system, and also featured the Nalanda University and culminated with modern-day AR and VR technologies.

Navy’s R-Day tableau displays 1946 uprising as woman officer leads its marching contingent

The uprising was started by the Royal Indian Navy's sailors of 'Talwar' ship on 18 February 1946 during India's Independence movement, and then spread to 78 ships.

All the noise on Indian democracy hides the silence on idea of republic. It’s unhealthy

We analyse Indian democracy a lot but not India’s republic. It is because elections are entertaining like cricket where citizens aren't the stars.

India-US ties destined to be stronger, closer, tighter — White House on 73rd Republic Day

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki extended greetings on the occasion and said the partnership between India and US is rooted in shared responsibility to uphold democratic values.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

HAL signed an MoU for opening an office in Kuala Lumpur | Twitter

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to open first overseas marketing office in Malaysia for LCA Tejas

HAL is tapping new business opportunities for Light Combat Aircraft Tejas as well as servicing of Su-30 aircraft and Hawk trainer aircraft for the Royal Malaysian Air Force.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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