India successfully test-fired "Agni P" missile off the coast of Odisha.

  • Nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni Prime was successfully test-fired off the coast of Odisha by the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO).
  • Recently, the DRDO successfully test-fired the aerial version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile on December 7, marking an important milestone in the development of BrahMos.
  • Agni-P is a new generation upgraded version of Agni class missiles.
  • It’s a two-stage canisterized missile with a range of 1,000 to 2,000 kilometres.

PM Modi lays foundation stone of Ganga Expressway in Uttar Pradesh.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone of Ganga Expressway in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
  • PM Modi also addressed a rally at Railway Ground, Rauza on the occasion.
  • After completion of the work, it will become the longest expressway of Uttar Pradesh.
  • It will connect the western and eastern regions of the state.
  • It starts from near Bijauli village of Meerut. It will extend to near Judapur Dandu village in Prayagraj.
  • Ganga Expressway is a 594 Km long Expressway. It will be built at a cost of over Rs 36,200 crore.
  • It will pass through Meerut, Hapur, Bulandshahr, Amroha, Sambhal, Budaun, Shahjahanpur, Hardoi, Unnao, Rae Bareli, Pratapgarh and Prayagraj districts.
  • 35 Km long airstrip for emergency take-off and landing of Air Force planes will also be constructed on the Expressway in Shahjahanpur.

A book on Yogi Adityanath "The Monk Who Transformed Uttar Pradesh" released.

  • The book titled The Monk Who Transformed Uttar Pradesh: How Yogi Aditynath Changed UP Waala Bhaiya’ abuse to a Badge of Honour, authored by Shantanu Gupta.
  • A new book narrates how Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath transformed the state in various aspects such as law and order, connectivity, education, health infrastructure and overall development.
  • The book traces the journey of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath from his birth in Uttarakhand to becoming a Nath Panthi saint, to becoming the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.

Haryana launched "Khel Nursery Scheme 2022-23" to promote sports.

  • Haryana's Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs, Sandeep Singh launched Khel Nursery Scheme 2022-23 to promote sports in the state.
  • The players of Haryana have given a new identity to the state at the international level with their sports talent.
  • The state government is always striving to develop new sports talent in the state.
  • This scheme promotes sports nursery which will be started in government, private educational institutions and private sports institutes.
  • Sports nurseries are being opened for the sports included in the Olympic, Asian and Commonwealth Games.

Venkaiah Naidu released a Telugu book titled "Gandhi Topi Governor".

  • Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu released the Telugu book Gandhi Topi Governor by Padma awardee Dr. Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad, Chairman, Official Language Commission, Andhra Pradesh.
  • The book narrates the life of barrister Idpuganti Raghavendra Rao.
  • IR Rao was a prominent freedom fighter, legislator and governor of the Central Provinces in the British administration.

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