Chief guest for Indian Republic Day 2023

Chief guest for Indian Republic Day 2023

  • Egyptian President Abdel Fateh el-Sisi will be the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations in January 2023.
  • Both countries, India and Egypt are celebrating the 75th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations in the year 2022.
  • Egypt and India were founding members of the movement for non-alignment in international affairs during the 1950s.

About Egypt 

  • Capital – Cairo
  • President – Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
  • Prime Minister – Moustafa Madbouly
  • Currency – Egyptian pound

Bihar launches scheme to provide piped Ganga water to every household

  • Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar launched the ambitious Har Ghar Gangajal scheme, under which piped Ganga water will be supplied to every household, at Rajgir in Nalanda district.
  • Har Ghar Gangajal scheme is a part of the Bihar government’s Jal, Jivan aur Hariyali mission.
  • In the first phase, two districts of Nalanda and Gaya will be covered.
  • In the second phase, Nawada district will be covered.

About Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM)

  • JJM is envisioned to provide safe and adequate drinking water through individual household tap connections by 2024 to all households in rural India
  • JJM was launched on August 15, 2019.
  • 100 % tap connectivity are accomplished in Goa, Telangana and Haryana among the states and Puducherry, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu among the UTs (Union Territories) 
  • Tamil Nadu has 39.28 % tap connectivity.

Mahatma Gandhi’s bust to be inaugurated at UNHQ

  • A bust of Mahatma Gandhi will be inaugurated as a gift from India to the United Nations during India’s presidency of the Security Council. 
  • It will be installed at the headquarters in New York
  • The bust was made by renowned Indian sculptor and Padma Shri awardee Ram Sutar, who also designed the Statue of Unity in Gujarat.


  • Another gift from India which is on display at the UN Headquarters is an 11th century black­stone statue of ‘Surya’, the Sun God, dating from the late Pala period, was donated on July 26, 1982, by former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

About UNSC

  • One of the six organs of the UN.
  • Formation – 24 October 1945
  • Membership – 15 countries (5 permanent and 10 non-permanent members) 
  • The permanent members are China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. 
  • 10 non-permanent members are elected for a term of two years. 
  • India is a non-permanent member whose tenure ends in December 2022.

India’s first Buddhist varsity

  • The foundation stone will be laid for the International Buddhist University at Manu Bankul in Sabroom of South Tripura district, near Agartala in Tripura
  • The Dhamma Dipa International Buddhist University (DDIBU) is expected to become the first Buddhist-run university in India to offer Buddhist education.

About Tripura 

  • Capital – Agartala 
  • Chief Minister – Manik Saha
  • Governor – Satyadev Narayan Arya 
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