Captain Shiva Chouhan becomes first woman officer to be deployed at Siachen.

  • Captain Shiva Chauhan (Indian Army's Fire and Fury Corps) has become the first woman officer to be operationally deployed in Kumar Post (height: 15,632 feet) at the highest battlefield in the world-Siachen.
  • She hails from Rajasthan.
  • She led an arduous 508-km long Sura Soi Siachen Sappers cycling expedition from the Siachen War Memorial to Kargil War Memorial in July 2022.
  • She got inducted to the Siachen Glacier on January 2 after an arduous climb.

Manipur celebrates Gaan Ngai festival.

  • Zeliangrong community of Manipur has celebrated the Gaan Ngai festival on 4th Jauary 2023.
  • This festival also marks the end of the year when the farmers have stored their foodgrain in their ganeries.
  • They show their gratitude by offering to the almighty a good harvest and praying for a better life.
  • It is a custom to produce new fire by rubbing dry wood and split bamboo pieces and distributing them.
  • The Zeliangrong community comprises Rongmei, Liangmei, and Zeme tribes.

MoD, MoE, MSDE and all three Services sign MoUs for education of Agniveers.

  • The Ministry of Defence (MoD), Ministry of Education (MoE), Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), and all three Services have signed MoUs to facilitate the continued education of Agniveers while serving in the Armed Forces.
  • National Institute of Open School and IGNOU will awarded 12th Class certificates and Bachelor’s degrees to Agniveers.
  • This will enable Agniveers to complete education in a timely manner and develop additional qualities and skills.

UP govt signs MoUs worth Rs 18,590 crore with UAE based companies.

  • Uttar Pradesh government has signed an MoU with six UAE-based companies worth Rs 18,590 crore ahead of the Global Investors Summit to be held in Lucknow in February 2023.
  • Aim: To create over 20,000 new employment opportunities.
  • Astha Green Energy Venture and Shree Siddharth Infratech and Services will invest in renewable energy worth Rs 4480 and Rs 8000 crore respectively.
  • Sharaf Group and Hindustan Port will invest in the Logistics Park sector.

Shashi Tharoor’s latest book Ambedkar: A Life launched.

  • A book titled Ambedkar: A Life, authored by Shashi Tharoor has been launhced at the Kitaab Kolkata event.
  • The event was organized by Prabha Khaitan Foundation (PKF) at the ITC Sonar presented by Shree Cement.
  • The event was attended by bibliophiles young and old, members of Ehsaas Women and FICCI FLO.
  • Other notable books of Shashi Tharoor: Riot (2001), Why I Am A Hindu (2018), The Paradoxical Prime Minister (2018), India: From Midnight to the Millennium (1997).

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