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The central panel rejects the inclusion of Muslim dynasties in the exhibitions

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An exhibition on Medieval Indian Dynasties was organised by the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), a division of the Union Ministry of Education and featured 50 different dynasties in the exhibitions. No Muslim dynasty was shown in the exhibition.

An overview of the news

  • The ICHR, organised the exhibition at Lalit Kala Akademi titled ‘Glory of Medieval India: Manifestation of the unexplored – Indian dynasties, 8th-18th Centuries.

  • Minister of State Education Dr Rajkumar Ranjan Singh inaugurated the exhibition.

  • Muslim dynasties like Bahmani and Adil Shahi were not part of the exhibition.

  • On the question why Muslim dynasties are not part of the exhibition, ICHR member secretary Professor Umesh Ashok Kadam said that he does not consider Muslim dynasties as Indian dynasties.

  • According to Kadam, Muslims came from the Middle East and did not have a direct connection with Indian culture.

  • Although Islamic dynasties were undoubtedly a part of Indian history, Kadam argued that the past should not be dominated by the Mughal or Sultanate dynasties.

  • Kadam said, "Islam and Christianity came to India in the medieval period and they uprooted the civilization and destroyed the knowledge system."

  • According to the ICHR, the exhibition will soon be shown across the country with the intention of educating people about India's past.

  • The exhibits depict Ahom, Chola, Rathor, Yadav, Kakatiya and other dynasties, highlighting their founders, capital cities, dates and architecture, art, culture of India.

Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR)

  • It is an autonomous body of the Central Ministry of Education.

  • It was established under Societies Registration Act, 1860 in 1972. 

  • It aims to bring historians together and provide a platform for exchange of views among them.

  • Its other objectives are to promote, accelerate and coordinate research in history.

  • It publishes a biannual Journal - the Indian Historical Review, and another journal Itihas in Hindi.  

  • Headquarters - New Delhi

President of India awarded RPF/RPSF personnel with Jeevan Raksha Padak awards

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Hon'ble President of India Draupadi Murmu conferred Jeevan Raksha Padak Awards to RPF/RPSF personnel in New Delhi.

Awardees of Jeevan Raksha Padak awards

  1. Jaipal Singh, Head Constable/ Northern Railway

  2. Surendra Kumar, Constable/Northern Railway

  3. Bhuda Ram Saini, Constable/7th BN/RPSF

Why were the Jeevan Raksha Padak awards given?

  • On 12 May 2022, in the jurisdiction of Nizamuddin Railway Station BTPN wagon caught fire due to technical reasons.  

  • At that time about 1000 persons were working at the site.  

  • An atmosphere of fear was created after seeing the fire taking a dreadful form.  

  • To save their lives, the workers started running here and there in a fit of desperation.

  • Head Constable Jaipal Singh, Constable Surendra Kumar and Constable Budha Saini were on duty.

  • Showing great courage, they took the help of a fire extinguisher and extinguished the fire in a BTPN wagon full of highly inflammable material (Naphtha) with utmost care, without caring for his own life.

  • Had the fire not been doused immediately, it would have spread to a total of 18 BTPN wagons carrying highly inflammable material (Naphtha), causing a major accident, threatening thousands of lives and causing damage to railway property worth billions of rupees.

  • Jaipal Singh, Surendra Kumar and Budhram Saini risked their lives to save nearly 1000 lives and railway property worth billions.

Jeevan Raksha Padak awards

  • Jeevan Raksha Padak series of awards are given to an individual for a meritorious act in saving the life of a person.

  • The award is given in three categories namely Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak, Uttam Jeevan Raksha Padak and Jeevan Raksha Padak.

  • Anyone is eligible for these awards. This award can also be given posthumously.

India’s G-20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant inaugurates India’s first Model G-20 Summit

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India’s G-20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant on 30 January inaugurated India’s first Model G-20 Summit organised by Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini’s Indian Institute of Democratic Leadership. 

An overview of the news

  • The two-day model G-20 summit has been organised at the Uttan campus of Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini near Mumbai to celebrate India's chairmanship and to take the idea of G-20 to the youth.

  • Dr Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, President of  Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and Vice Chairman of Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini chaired the inaugural ceremony.

  • Indian Institute of Democratic Leadership (IIDL) organises Model International Leaders Meet (MILM) every year to orient students towards international relations.

  • During this two-day conference, students will get into the role of G-20 member countries and discuss various political and social issues in four committees or tracks, namely Leader Track, Sherpa Track, Civil-20 and Business-20.

  • Discussions ranging from global peace to democratisation of the world economic system will be included in the agenda.

  • A total of 150 youth from across the country will participate in the program and will play the role of delegates representing G-20 countries.

  • The best two delegates will be awarded cash prizes of Rs 15,000 and Rs 10,000.

First International Financial Architecture Working Group Meeting of G20

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The first International Financial Architecture Working Group meeting under the G-20 Indian Presidency was inaugurated in Chandigarh on 30 January by Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Food Processing Industries Minister Pashupati Kumar Paras. 

An overview of the news

  • The deliberations during the two-day meeting were jointly moderated by the Ministry of Finance and the Reserve Bank of India along with France and Korea, which are co-chairs of the International Financial Architecture Working Group.

  • An event titled 'Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs): Opportunities and Challenges' was also organised during this meeting.

  • The first meeting of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors will be held in Bengaluru on 24-25 February 2023.

  • The theme of India's G-20 chairmanship, "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam" or 'One Earth, One Family, One Future', underlines the message of equitable development and a shared future for all.

International Financial Architecture Working Group and objectives of meeting

  • The International Financial Structure Working Group is one of the important action plans under the G20 finance track.

  • It focuses on strengthening the international financial structure.

  • It aims to address various challenges faced by vulnerable countries.

  • About 100 delegates from G20 members, invited countries and international organisations participated in the two-day meeting.

Key issues of discussion

  • Ways to enhance the stability and cohesion of the international financial architecture and solutions to the global challenges of the 21st century.

  • Discussion on finding ways to maximise aid to poor and vulnerable countries.

  • Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC): Opportunities and Challenges

World Leprosy day

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World Leprosy Day is observed on the last Sunday of January. In 2023, World Leprosy Day was observed on 29 January. 

An overview of the news

  • The date was chosen as a tribute to the life of Mahatma Gandhi by French humanitarian, Raoul Folreau, who did a lot of work with persons affected by leprosy.

  • In India, it is celebrated every year on 30 January to mark the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

  • It is organised by leprosy and leprosy-focused NGOs including the Leprosy Mission.

  • The theme for World Leprosy Day 2023 is ‘Act Now: End Leprosy’.

  • The aim of the day is to raise awareness about leprosy.

What is Leprosy?

  • Leprosy is a neglected tropical disease (NTD) that still occurs in more than 120 countries with more than 200000 new cases reported every year.

  • It is an infectious disease caused by the Mycobacterium leprae.

  • It mainly affects the skin, nerves, mucosa of the upper respiratory tract and eyes.

  • Its infection occurs due to close and frequent contact with the patient.

  • Leprosy is curable with multi drug therapy (MDT). If left untreated, it can cause permanent damage to the skin, nerves, organs and eyes.

Status of  Leprosy in India

  • According to the recent statement by the Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Bharti Praveen Pawar, it is a matter of great concern that India accounts for about 52 percent of the total leprosy cases worldwide.

  • The prevalence rate of leprosy cases in India has decreased from 0.69 per ten thousand population in 2014-15 to 0.45 in 2021-22.

  • Dr Bharti also launched the National Strategic Plan and Roadmap for Leprosy 2023-2027.

  • The aim of the plan is to eradicate leprosy in the country by 2027. The minister also launched the National Guidelines for Surveillance for Antimicrobial Resistance in Leprosy.

5th Khelo India Youth Games begins in Madhya Pradesh

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The fifth edition of Khelo India Youth Games 2022 began on January 30 in Madhya Pradesh.

An overview of the news

  • Union Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Anurag Singh Thakur and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan inaugurated this sports event at TT Nagar Stadium in Bhopal.

  • Union Minister of State for Sports Nisith Pramanik and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

  • Singer Shaan performed at the opening ceremony. Shaan sang the theme song of Khelo India Youth Games. Singer Neeti Mohan performed on Narmada Ashtak.

  • A group of 100 folk artistes along with drummer Shivamani performed on Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat.

Khelo India Youth Games 

  • The Games will be hosted in Madhya Pradesh from 31 January 2023 to 11 February 2023.

  • For the first time water sports namely Kayaking Canoeing, Canoe Salaam and Fencing will be part of this edition of Khelo India Games.

  • It will be organised in eight different cities of the state.

  • The eight host cities designated are Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Ujjain, Maheshwar, Mandla and Balaghat.

  • More than 8 thousand 500 athletes and sportspersons are expected to participate in this sporting event.

  • The 4th Khelo India Youth Games was held at Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Panchkula (Haryana) from 4 to 13 June, 2022 while some matches were also played in Chandigarh.

Khelo India Youth Games winners list


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PM Modi releases special Rs 75 coin to mark 75 successful years of NCC

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PM Modi releases special Rs 75 coin to mark 75 successful years of NCC

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 28 January released a special day cover and a commemorative specially minted coin of Rs 75 denomination on the occasion of 75 successful years of the National Cadet Corps (NCC).

An overview of the news

  • NCC rally was organised on the occasion of 75 years commemoration at Cariappa Maidan, Delhi on 28th January. 

  • 196 officers and cadets from 19 foreign countries participated in the rally.

  • On this occasion, PM Modi addressed the annual NCC Rally at Cariappa Parade Ground in Delhi.

  • At the event, PM Modi released a specially minted coin of Rs 75 denomination to commemorate 75 successful years of NCC.

National Cadet Corps (NCC)

  • The NCC was formed in 1948 on the recommendation of H N Kunzru Committee-1946 under National Cadet Corps Act, 1948.

  • NCC is the largest uniformed youth organisation in the world.

  • It is a voluntary organisation in which cadets are recruited from high schools, colleges and universities across India.

  • It is a tri-services organisation, comprising the Army, Navy and Air Force, engaged in grooming the youth into disciplined and patriotic citizens.

  • The motto of NCC is “Unity and Discipline”.

  • The Defence Ministry deals with NCC at the National level and the Education Ministry deals with NCC in all States.

  • NCC cadets have been instrumental in spreading awareness about various government initiatives like 'Swachhta Abhiyan', 'Mega Pollution Fortnight', 'Digital Literacy', 'International Yoga Day', 'Tree Plantation' and Covid-19 Vaccination.

  • Headquarters - New Delhi

  • Director General - Lt Gen Gurbirpal Singh

NSE world's largest derivatives exchange for fourth consecutive year

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According to the Forward Industry Association (FIA), the National Stock Exchange (NSE) has emerged as the world's largest derivatives exchange in 2022 in terms of the number of traded contracts.

An overview of the news

  • NSE has secured the top position for the fourth consecutive year.

  • NSE ranked third in terms of number of deals (Electronic Order Book) in the equity segment in 2022. Whereas last year it was in fourth position.

National Stock Exchange of India (NSE)

  • NSE was established in the year 1992 as the first dematerialized electronic exchange in the country.

  • The National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE) is the largest financial market in India.

  • Nifty 50 is the flagship index of the National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE).

  • NIFTY 50 index was launched by NSE in the year 1996.

  • Headquarters - Mumbai, Maharashtra

  • Managing Director & CEO - Ashish Kumar Chauhan

INDIA won Inaugural Women's U -19 T20 World Cup

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In the first edition of the Under-19 Women's T20 World Cup, India defeated England by seven wickets to win the tournament.

An overview of the news

  • Batting first in the final match, England had set a target of 69 runs in front of India and Team India achieved it by losing three wickets.

  • For the first time the Indian women's team has been successful in winning any ICC tournament.

  • Indian player Shweta Sehrawat scored the most runs in the Under-19 Women's T20 World Cup 2023. She scored 292 runs in 6 matches.

  • Maggie Clarke was the top wicket-taker in the tournament with 12 wickets in 5 matches.

Under-19 Women's T20 World Cup

  • Host - South Africa

  • Event date - 14 January 2023 – 29 January 2023

  • Participants - 16 teams

  • Player of the match in the final - Tita Sadhu

  • Player of the Tournament - Grace Scrivens (Captain England)

  • Indian Captain - Shafali Verma

75th Death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

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On January 30, 2023, India is observing Martyr's Day to pay homage to all the freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for the country. The day is also marked as the death anniversary of the country's 'Bapu', Mahatma Gandhi.

An overview of the news

  • Nathuram Godse killed Mahatma Gandhi on the evening of January 30, 1948.

  • 30th January is observed as Martyr’s Day every year in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi and his contributions to the nation.

  • Every year 23 March is also celebrated as Martyr's Day to pay homage to the three revolutionaries of India Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev.

About Mahatma Gandhi

  • Birth - 2nd October 1869 in Porbandar (Gujarat)

  • Brief Introduction - Lawyer, politician, social activist and writer who became the leader of the nationalist movement against the British rule of India.

  • In South Africa (1893–1915), he successfully fought racist rule with a new method of mass movement, which he called satyagraha.

  • He returned to India from South Africa on 9 January 1915.

  • The Champaran Satyagraha of 1917 was the first Satyagraha movement led by Gandhi in India.

  • In 1918, he went to Ahmedabad to organise a Satyagraha movement among cotton mill workers.

  • In 1919, he decided to launch a nationwide satyagraha against the Rowlatt Act (1919).

  • The Jallianwala Bagh massacre took place on April 13, 1919. Seeing the spread of violence, he called off the movement (April 18, 1919).

  • The non-cooperation movement was adopted in the Congress session in Nagpur in December 1920.

His Social Work

  • He worked for the upliftment of the untouchables and gave them a new name 'Harijan' which means child of God.

  • His symbol of self-reliance, the spinning wheel, became a popular symbol of the Indian independence movement.

  • He was instrumental in preventing Hindu-Muslim riots as tensions escalated before and during the country's partition.

  • Hind Swaraj, My Experiments with Truth (Autobiography) are popular books written by him.

Hockey World Cup: Germany beat Belgium 5-4 in shootout to lift World Cup trophy for the third time

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Germany has won the Men's Hockey World Title 2023. Germany defeated defending champions Belgium 5-4 in a shootout in the final played at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on 29 January.

An overview of the news

  • With this, Germany has won the World Cup three times, first in 2002 and second in 2006.

  • In a thrilling final, the two teams were tied 3-3 after regular time, but the Germans then won 5-4 in penalty shootout at the Kalinga Stadium.

  • Nicklas Wellen (29th), Gonzalo Peillat (41st) and captain Mats Grembusch (48th) scored for Germany.

  • Florent van Obel (10th minute), Tengas Kossins (11th minute) and Tom Boon (59th minute) scored for Belgium.

  • Germany had earlier won the quarter-finals against England and the semi-finals against Australia after coming from two goals down.

  • Germany also took their world title tally to three, equaling Australia and the Netherlands.

  • The record of winning the most titles in the Men's Hockey World Cup is recorded in the name of Pakistan, who have won this title four times.

Awards of Hockey World Cup 2023

  • Best Player- Niklas Wellen (Germany)

  • Best Goalkeeper- Vincent Vanasch (Belgium)

  • Best Junior Player- Mustapha Cassiem (South Africa)

  • Hero Top Scorer- Jeremy Hayward (Australia)

  • Best Team Goal Celebration Award- Korea

  • Fan’s Choice Award- Christopher Ruhr (Germany)

  • Fair Play Award- Belgium

  • Maximum Team Goals Award- Netherlands

  • Best Forward of the Tournament Award- Niklas Wellen (Germany)

  • Best Midfielder of the Tournament Award- Victor Wegnez (Belgium)

  • Best Defender of the Tournament Award- Jeremy Hayward (Australia)

FIH Men's Hockey World Cup 2023 all teams

  1. Germany

  2. Belgium

  3. Netherlands

  4. Australia

  5. England

  6. Spain

  7. New Zealand

  8. Korea

  9. Argentina

  10. India

  11. South Africa

  12. Wales

  13. France

  14. Malaysia

  15. Chile

  16. Japan

First survey of migrants started in Jharkhand

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First survey of migrants started in Jharkhand

Recently the first survey of migrants has been started by the Government of Jharkhand.

An overview of the news

  • This survey will be done in 11 thousand houses in 24 districts of the state.

  • The objective of the survey is to create a robust database of migrants and migration patterns in the state.

  • The results of the survey will be used for state level policy making.

  • The survey will collect information about migrants coming into the state, migrants going out of the state, quality of life of migrants, understanding the mindset of migrants etc.


  • Capital - Ranchi

  • Chief Minister - Hemant Soren

  • Governor - Ramesh Bais

  • Lok Sabha seats - 14

  • Rajya Sabha seats - 6

  • National Parks - Hazaribagh National Park, Palamu National Park and Betla National Park, Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary, Bhendia Wildlife Sanctuary.

  • Festivals - Karma, Sarhul, Jitiya, Sohrai Parab

Chhattisgarh CM announces unemployment allowance for youth from financial year 2023-24

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Chhattisgarh CM announces unemployment allowance for youth from financial year 2023-24

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, in his address on the occasion of Republic Day, announced unemployment allowance for the youth from the financial year 2023-24.

An overview of the news

  • The amount to be given as unemployment allowance to the youth has not been announced yet.

Other announcements made on the occasion:

  • Rice will be provided free of cost for one year to the ration card holders of Chhattisgarh.

  • A grant amount of Rs 50,000 will be provided to construction workers registered in the Chhattisgarh Building and Construction Workers Welfare Board for the construction of houses for a period of three years.

  • The formation of Chhattisgarh State Innovation Commission has also been announced.

  • Several other announcements were also made on the occasion including establishment of Aerocity near Raipur airport, housing assistance scheme for labourers and scheme to promote women entrepreneurship.


  • Capital - Raipur

  • Chief Minister - Bhupesh Baghel

  • Governor - Anusuiya Uikey

  • Lok Sabha seats - 11

  • Rajya Sabha seats - 5

  • National Parks - Indravati National Park, Kanger Valley National Park, Guru Ghasi Das National Park

  • Dams – Gangrel Dam (Mahanadi River), Murum Silli Dam (Silari River), Dudhwa Dam (Mahanadi River), Hasdeo Bango Dam (Hasdeo River)

  • Festivals - Hareli, Navakhana, Chherchera, Bhojli

3rd Annual Orange Festival 2023

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From 24 to 25 January 2023, the third annual Orange Festival 2023 has been organised at Rasoma village in Kohima district of Nagaland.

An overview of the news

  • The festival is jointly organised by the Department of Horticulture, Agriculture, Rural Development, Land Resources and Kohima Smart City.

  • The festival is celebrated to highlight the hard work of orange growers and to facilitate them to connect with the market to sell their produce.

  • Presently Rusoma village has about 35,000 orange trees and this enables the two-day Orange Festival of the village to host handicrafts, organic vegetables and fruits, food items, sale of orange saplings, workshops on orange and coffee plantation and "Beti Bachao Beti Padhao" events. Several stalls selling signature campaigns like this were also seen.

Nagaland -

  • Capital – Kohima

  • Chief Minister – Neiphiu Rio

  • Governor - Jagdish Mukhi

  • National Park - Intanki National Park

  • Dam - Doyang Dam (Doyang River)

  • Festivals – Hornbill Festival, Angmong Festival, Myasu

Gautam Adani slips from fourth to seventh position in Forbes list

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In the recently released Forbes Real Time Billionaire list, India's richest businessman Gautam Adani has slipped from the fourth position to the seventh position. His wealth has reached $ 96.6 billion with a decline of $ 22.6 billion.

An overview of the news

  • After the report of Hindenburg Research came out, there has been a huge decline in the wealth of Gautam Adani. In which there has been talk of disturbances in the books of the Adani group.

  • Bernard Arnault (France) continues to lead the list with a net worth of $215 billion.

  • At the same time, Tesla CEO Elon Musk is at number two with $ 170.1 billion in assets.

  • Amazon co-founder Jeff Bezos is third on the list with a net worth of $122.4 billion.

  • India's second richest industrialist Mukesh Ambani is at number 10 in this list with a net worth of $83.6 billion.

Other lists recently released by Forbes

Annual list of highest-paid female athletes in the world

  • The list is topped by tennis player Naomi Osaka (Japan) with a net worth of $51.1 million.

  • PV Sindhu (12th rank) is the only Indian in the top 25 of the annual list of female athletes.

Annual list of the 100 most powerful women in the world

  • The list is topped by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

  • In which six women of India have been included. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman (36th), Roshni Nadar Malhotra (53rd), Madhavi Puri Buch (54th), Soma Mandal (67th), Kiran Mazumdar Shaw (72nd), Falguni Sanjay Nair (89th).

Highest-Paid Athletes 2022

  • Football star Lionel Messi topped the list with total earnings of $130 million (Rs 1007 crore).

List of richest actors in the world

  • In this list, Jerry Seinfeld (American) is at number one with assets of Rs 8200 crores.

  • Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has become the fourth richest actor in this list with a net worth of Rs 6,300 crore.

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