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.
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.
Lata Mangeshkar will continue to remain in the intensive care unity for a few more days, informed the doctor who is treating her at Mumbai's Breach Candy Hospital. The singer has COVID-19 and pneumonia.
Happy Army Day 2022: The Indian Army Day is observed in India every year on January 15 with great zeal. In 2022, India celebrates 74th Indian Army Day highlighting and acknowledging the sacrifices made by the Armed forces of India. The Army Day was recognized to pay tributes to the martyred Indian Army personnel at the ‘Amar Jawan Jyoti’ at the New Delhi’s India Gate.
Kamal Khan was a veteran and award-winning journalist who was known for his deep insights into Uttar Pradesh politics. He was NDTV’s executive editor who was also a recipient of the Ramnath Goenka Award and the Ganesh Shanker Vidyarthi Award from the President of India.
Clive Lloyd, the former Captain of the West Indies Cricket team, has been given the honour of knighthood for his services to the game of Cricket. The investiture was performed by the Duke of Cambridge at Windsor Castle.
The Philippines has accepted the proposal of the Indian BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited worth USD 375 million to supply shore-based anti-ship missile systems for the Indian Navy. The export order with the Philippines will be the biggest for India in this field.