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Presidential election in the Czech Republic

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In the Czech Republic, retired army general Petr Pavel won the presidential election, defeating billionaire businesswoman Andrej Babis.

An overview of the news

  • Retired general Petr Pavel will replace controversial incumbent President Milos Zeman.

  • During the election, General Pavel got 58.2 percent of the votes while Andrzej Babis got 42.8 percent.

  • General Powell has been Chairman of the Military Committee of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

  • General Powell has been an outspoken supporter of the European Union and NATO.

  • Pavel has repeatedly expressed his support for providing military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine during the Russia–Ukraine conflict.

About Czech Republic

  • It is a landlocked country in Central Europe.

  • Prime Minister - Petr Fiala

  • Capital - Prague

  • Currency - Czech koruna.

Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open 2023 title

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Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open title for the 10th time by defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 7-6, 7-6 in the first Grand Slam Australia Open of 2023.

An overview of the news

  • With this victory, Novak Djokovic has equaled Spain's Rafael Nadal's record of winning 22 Grand Slam titles.

  • Djokovic won the first Australian Open title in the year 2008. After that he has won this title in the years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2023.

  • In addition to 10 Australia Open, Djokovic won the French Open in 2016 and 2021, a total of 7 Wimbledon between 2011, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022 while the US Open in 2011, 2015, 2018.

Women's singles winner 

  • In the Australian Open 2023, Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus has won the women's singles title by defeating Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan. Sabalenka has won a Grand title for the first time.

Women's Doubles Winner

  • Barbora Krejcikova and Katarina Siniakova of Czech Republic defeated Japanese pair Shuko Oyama and Ina Shibahara to win the women's doubles title at Australian Open 2023.

Third Interpol Young Global Police Leaders Program begins

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Third Interpol Young Global Police Leaders Program begins

The third edition of the Interpol Young Global Police Leaders Program has been launched in New Delhi with the theme 'Trust'.

An overview of the news

  • The Young Global Police Leaders Program will be conducted from 25 January to 2 February 2023. In which 60 participants from 44 countries are participating.

  • The major objective of this program is to build trust among the public-police as well as international police forces.

  • It is being organised by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

  • The event brings together Young Police Leaders to do important work in their respective countries and helps them develop an international perspective and understanding.

International Criminal Police Organisation/Interpol

  • Interpol was established in the year 1923 with the aim of facilitating criminal investigation across the world.

  • Interpol consists of 195 countries including India.

  • The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in India is the associate agency of Interpol.

  • Headquarters – Lyon, France

  • Chairman – Ahmed Nasser Al-Raisi

157th birth anniversary of great freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai

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On 28 January 2022, the 157th birth anniversary of the great freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai has been celebrated across the country.

An overview of the news


  • Lala Lajpat Rai was born on January 28, 1865 in Punjab.

  • He is also known as 'Punjab Kesari' and 'Lion of Punjab'.

  • Lala Lajpat Rai, along with Bal Gangadhar Tilak of Maharashtra and Bipin Chandra Pal of Bengal, was a member of the trinity called 'Lal Bal Pal'.

Political and social contribution

  • Home Rule League of America (New York) founded in 1917.

  • Presided over the special session of the Indian National Congress in Calcutta in 1920. In 1920 itself, the first president of the All India Trade Union Congress was also elected.

  • In 1928, a resolution was introduced in the Legislature against the Simon Commission.

  • Servants of Society was founded in 1921.

  • Played an important role in co-founding the Punjab National Bank in 1894.

Important literary works

  • England Debt to India

  • Open Letter to The Right Honourable David Lloyd George: Prime Minister of Great Britain

  • The Message of the Bhagavad Gita

  • Unhappy india

  • The Political Future of India

  • Young India: The Interpretation and the History of the Nationalist Movement from within


  • Due to injuries sustained in the lathicharge by James Scott during a protest against the Simon Commission in Lahore on 17 November 1928.

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