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  1. The nasal vaccine -- BBV154 -- had received the Drugs Controller General of India's (DCGI) approval in November for restricted emergency use among adults as a heterologous booster dose
  2. The industrialist bought pomegranates from the vendor and settled the payment with digital money. He also informed that Bachche Lal Sahani, a local fruit seller, happened to be one of the first merchants to accept ‘e-rupee’ transactions
  3. A customary Halwa ceremony is performed every year before the “lock-in” process of Budget preparation begins
  4. Putin stressed that Russia has set a high value on the privileged strategic ties between the two countries. He expressed confidence of Russia and India working together to ensure the continued growth of 'mutually beneficial bilateral cooperation' in all sectors
  5. CRPF officer Prakash Ranjan Mishra has been decorated with a gallantry medal for the eighth time, making him the highest recipient of bravery medals among the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF)
  6. India flaunted its high-tech indigenous weapons during the Republic Day Parade today. Made-in-India arsenal – Nag Missile System, BrahMos and Akash weapon system – was a testimony to the country’s Atmanirbhar ambition
  7. The Republic Day parade highlighted India’s military prowess & cultural diversity, depicting the country's growing indigenous capabilities, Nari Shakti and emergence of a 'New India
  8. India's economic growth is expected to remain "strong" even as prospects for other South Asian nations "are more challenging," Hamid Rashid said
  9. At the 74th Republic Day celebrations, the British-era ’25 pounder artillery was replaced by 105 mm Indian field guns for the 21-gun salute. The move is in line with the Centre’s push for ‘Make in India’ and a step towards an ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’
  10. Republic Day 2023 Live Updates: PM Modi leads the nation in paying homage to the fallen soldiers at the National War Memorial in Delhi

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