Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicRepublic Day

Topic: Republic Day

Republic Day tableaux are anachronistic now. Either include all or do away with the spectacle

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No foreign chief guests at R-Day parade, Central Asian leaders to skip event ‘due to Covid’

India had sent formal invitations to the heads of state of Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan for Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi.

Tejas not part of 75 aircraft in Republic Day flypast this year, Tangail formation included

Tangail formation will have a Dakota & two Dornier flying in Vic formation as a tribute to the Tangail airdrop operations of 1971 War. Rafale will also be displayed at the parade.

Foreign dignitary unlikely at Republic Day parade, 24,000 people to be in attendance

India was planning to invite leaders of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan, but parade may not have any chief guest, sources in defence establishment said.

MEA refutes media report speculating BIMSTEC leaders as chief guests for Republic Day 2022

BIMSTEC is a subregional grouping consisting of seven South Asian countries — India, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.

Know someone doing inspiring grassroots work? PM wants you to nominate them for Padma awards

The Padma awards are among highest civilian awards of the country. The nomination process has always been open to public, and one can even nominate themselves.

Delhi court grants bail to Deep Sidhu in Republic Day violence case

Sidhu was arrested by Delhi Police on 17 April in relation to the violence during the farmers' protest against the farm laws, moments after being released from jail in another case.

Man who assaulted police with spear among 2 arrested for Republic Day violence

The other person was a Dutch national who was arrested at the Delhi airport while trying to flee from India on forged travel documents, the police said.

Shantanu Muluk created farmers toolkit, intended to spread rumours: Delhi Police to court

Delhi Police claims Muluk, who is on bail in a case of sedition and other charges, had a direct role in planning and execution of a 'large, inter-continental conspiracy to excite disaffection against India'.

Give X-Ray, post mortem report of farmer killed on R-Day to Delhi Police, HC tells UP Police

The Delhi HC was hearing a plea by deceased Navreet Singh's grandfather claiming the victim suffered gunshot injuries to his head. Navreet was a Melbourne University graduate.

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How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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