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Republic Day 2023: From drone show to military tattoos to Anamorphic Projection, events to look out at this year’s parade

Egypt president Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi will be the chief guest at Republic Day 2023 celebrations in New Delhi.

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Republic Day 2023

India will be celebrating its 74th Republic Day on January 26, 2023. The series of events will be organized by the Indian Army as part of the celebration. Republic Day 2023 will showcase the nation’s cultural diversity, the rise of the start-up ecosystem and Digital India.

Egypt president Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi will be the chief guest at Republic Day 2023 celebrations in New Delhi.

From the traditional march past at Kartavya Path, cultural performances by children, tableaux display by States and Central Ministries/ Departments, acrobatic motorcycle rides, a fly past, and Beating the Retreat Ceremony, the nation will also witness various new events.

Drone Show

People will witness the largest drone show in India this year, as 3,500 made-in-India UAVs will light up the evening sky over Raisina Hills. The drones will show national leaders and events in perfect synchronization to highlight the nation’s start-up ecosystem and the youth’s technological prowess. The event will be organized by Botlabs Dynamics.

3D Anamorphic Projection

For the first time, a 3D anamorphic projection will be displayed on the North Block and South Block facades during the Beating the Retreat ceremony.

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Military Tattoo and Tribal Dance festival

A Military Tattoo and Tribal Dance festival ‘Aadi Shaurya- Parv Parakram Ka’ was organized at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium on January 23-24 to commemorate the 126th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, also known as Parakram Diwas.

The event will witness 10 Military Tattoo performances and 20 Tribal Dances.

The traditional dance forms to be presented during the main event include Gaddi Nati, Siddi Dhamal, Gaurr Maria, Purulia, Bagurumba, Ghusadi, Balti, Baiga Pardhoni, Lambadi, Paika, Rathwa, Cheraw, Budigali, Songimukhawate, Ka Shad Mastieh, Karma, Mangho, Kummikali, Palaiyar, & Rekham Pada.

Vande Bharatam 2.0

The Vande Bharatam dance was conducted by the Ministry of Culture as a part of RDC 2023. The dancers were chosen from previous competitions held by the seven zonal cultural centres. The panel selected 503 dancers to participate in the major cultural spectacle during the RD parade. The event’s theme is Nari Shakti.

Republic Day Grand Finale

The renowned Bollywood playback singer Kailash Kher will perform during the event’s grand finale.

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Chhattisgarh BJP leader killed by Naxalites with ax-knife in front of family members

Neelkanth Kakkem along with his family had gone to native village Pekaram on Sunday to see the preparations his sister-in-law’s wedding.

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Chhattisgarh BJP leader killed by Naxalites with ax-knife in front of family members

BJP’s Mandal President Neelkanth Kakkem was killed brutally in Bijapur, Chhattisgarh, on Sunday. Reports claim that Naxalites brutally killed the BJP leader while he was returning from his native village along with his family members. Meanwhile case has been registered at Awapalli police station.

If reports are to be belived then the Naxalites stopped BJP leader’s vehicle on the way. After this, a group killed Kakkem with an ax and knife in front of his family members. After this they fled into the forest. The Small Action Group of Naxalites has carried out the incident.

According to the information, Usur BJP Mandal President of Bijapur, identified as Neelkanth Kakkem along with his family went to his native village Pekaram on Sunday to see the preparations for the marriage of his sister-in-law. This area comes in the extreme Naxalite affected area. Later, everyone was returning to Awapalli around 3 pm. Meanwhile, the Naxalites surrounded him on the way, got him down from his car and killed him by continuously attacking him with ax and knife, and later escaped from there.

BJP leader was active in politics for 30 years

Neelkanth Kakkem was in politics for almost 30 years. He was a strong leader of the Bhartiya Janta Party at the local level and for the last 15 years was handling the work of BJP Mandal President. He was also the former Janpad Panchayat member. The incident took place at Pekaram, about eight kilometers from Awapalli police station. Due to this there is an atmosphere of panic was noticed among the people. The incident has been confirmed by Bijapur SP.

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IND vs AUS: Team India in action for Border Gavaskar Trophy, Coach Rahul Dravid talks about Nagpur training camp | Watch

This series is very important for India in terms of the World Test Championship final.

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IND vs AUS: Team India in action for Border Gavaskar Trophy, Coach Rahul Dravid talks about Nagpur training camp | Watch

There are only a few days left for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia. The 4-match Test series is starting on February 9. At the same time, under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, Team India is sweating profusely at Nagpur in nets. The first Test match against Australia will be played at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur.

Indian head coach Rahul Dravid shared the things related to the team before the series, which was shared by the BCCI from its official Twitter account. Dravid said that the pitch was really good, the fielding side is also good. Dravid also reminded that catching catches will be an important part of the series.

“We are focusing a lot on slip catching. We had some really long sessions. I think it’s very exciting as a coaching staff. You don’t get time off for camps or for extended periods, where you can work with players and coach effectively. I am glad that it all came together very well which we will finish with all our hard work,” said head coach Rahul Dravid.

Team India is sweating it out at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur. Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, all the players of the India vs New Zealand series are practicing hard in the nests. During this, chief Rahul Dravid and batting coach Vikram Rathor were constantly seen with the team.

Important series in terms of WTC final

This series is very important for India in terms of the World Test Championship final. India is currently at number two in the World Test Championship points table while Australia is at number one. Team India is in excellent form at present, they have won all the series in the year 2023 by performing well in the recent white ball series. Significantly, Team India has not lost any Test series at home since 2012. Hence, they would want ton continue the winning streak and make it to the World Test Championship finals.

IND vs AUS: Team India squad for the first two Tests

Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), R Ashwin, Akshar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj , Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat and Suryakumar Yadav.

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Chinese App ban: Digital surgical strike again on China, GOI bans more than 200 mobile apps

States like Telangana, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh as well as central intelligence agencies have recommended action against these apps to the Union Home Ministry.

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Chinese App ban: Digital surgical strike again on China, GOI bans more than 200 mobile apps

The government has once again done a digital surgical strike on the Chinese app. Now citing security, the government has banned more than 200 apps with Chinese links. These apps include 138 betting apps and 94 loan applications. Information has come to the for from the Ministry of Home Affairs.

On a communication from the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has initiated the process to ban and block 138 betting apps and 94 loan lending apps with Chinese links on an urgent and emergency basis.

According to reports, the Ministry of Home Affairs started monitoring 288 Chinese loan apps six months ago. 94 apps out of these are available on the App Store and others are working through third party links. According to media reports, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) was instructed by the Ministry of Home Affairs this week to block these application. After which the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has started the process of blocking these apps.

Banned on emergency grounds

As per reports, states like Telangana, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh as well as central intelligence agencies have recommended action against these apps to the Union Home Ministry. Following which 138 betting apps and 94 loan apps having these Chinese links have been banned and blocked on an immediate and emergency basis.

For the unversed before this, the loan apps were under the radar of the Indian government for blackmailing and stealing personal information of users. These apps offer loan without any paperwork and without KYC. In such a situation, people find it the easiest and fastest process to take loans from these apps and people fall prey to them. Many a times, people have even commit suicide after being troubled of debts and blackmails.

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