The Republic Day celebrations in India will now begin from January 23 every year instead of the 24th. The decision has been taken to include the birth anniversary of freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose.
Union Budget: The Union Budget 2022 will be presented by the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 1, 2022, at 11 am. The Budget session will start on January 31 with the address of President Ram Nath Kovind to both the Houses of the Parliament and will be held in two parts.
ICC U19 World Cup 2022 Schedule: India has been placed in Group B with South Africa, Ireland and Uganda in ICC U19 World Cup 2022 Groups list. India along with West Indies is one of the favourites to win the tournament. Check full schedule with date, time and result and groups list here.
China artificial moon update: The low-gravity research facility in China can control the gravity inside a vacuum chamber that is 60 centimeters in diameter and can make the gravitational pull of the Earth disappear. The facility which has been established to augment the ongoing lunar exploration program of China will be used to extensively test technologies that the scientists plan to send to the moon.
Brij Mohan Nath Mishra, popularly known as Pandit Birju Maharaj, was born on February 4, 1938. He was born in the house of Kathak exponent, Jagannath Maharaj who had served as a court dancer in Raigarh princely state. Birju Maharaj was honoured with the country’s second-highest Civilian Award, Padma Vibhushan in 1986 for his remarkable contribution.
Omicron cases in India-Omicron cases in India-The Omicron cases in India have now gone up to 8,209, which is 466 more than yesterday. Maharashtra has reported the highest number of Omicron cases with 1,738 cases, followed by West Bengal and then Rajasthan. Check state-wise list of COVID-19 cases in India.
This week, we have compiled 15 weekly current affairs questions and answers relevant for UPSC, SSC and Bank exams covering topics such as home isolation rules, Savitribai Phule, new IHU Covid variant, ICC Women's World Cup and Dr. Alka Mittal among others.
Current Affairs Questions for UPSC: The Current Affairs questions and answers cover topics such as India's first rock museum, ICC World Test Championship Points Table 2021-23, ICC Women's World Cup 2022 and guidelines for international passengers among others.