World Nagasaki Day 2023
Nagasaki Day, observed annually on August 9th, holds a somber significance in global history. It marks the day when the Japanese city of Nagasaki was devastated by an atomic bomb during World War II. This day serves as a reminder of the immense destructive power of nuclear weapons and the need for lasting peace. Japan’s Nagasaki on Wednesday marked the 78th anniversary of the US atomic bombing.
The Bombing of Nagasaki: A Glimpse into History
Background of World War II: As World War II raged on, the United States, along with its allies, sought to end the conflict with Japan. The decision to use atomic bombs was driven by the desire to expedite Japan’s surrender and avoid a protracted, costly invasion.
International Day Of The World’s Indigenous Peoples 2023
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is observed on August 9 each year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s Indigenous population. Also known as World Tribal Day, this event also recognises the achievements and contributions that Indigenous people make to improve world issues such as environmental protection.
Theme of International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
This year’s theme is: Indigenous Youth as Agents of Change for Self-determination.
- Climate Action and the Green Transition
- Mobilizing for Justice
- Intergenerational connections
Quad Navies Set to Commence Malabar Joint Drills with a Focus on Anti-Submarine Warfare
The eagerly anticipated Malabar series of naval exercises, involving the maritime forces of India, Japan, the United States, and Australia, is about to kick off along the eastern coast of Australia. This iteration of the exercises will be centered on enhancing anti-submarine warfare capabilities, signaling the participants’ shared commitment to maritime security and cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region.
Swathi Mountains: A Compact Weapon Locating Radar
The Indian Army has recently inducted a new addition to its arsenal, the “Swathi Mountains,” a lighter and more compact version of the indigenous Weapon Locating Radar (WLR-M). This advanced radar system, developed by Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) in Bengaluru, holds a pivotal role in enhancing military operations, particularly in challenging terrains. Let’s delve deeper into the features, capabilities, and significance of this cutting-edge technology.
Justice Subhasis Talapatra sworn in as new Chief Justice of Orissa High Court
Justice Subhasis Talapatra was officially appointed as the 33rd Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court. The oath of office was administered by Governor Ganeshi Lal, marking his succession of Justice S Muralidhar. He is set to hold the position of Chief Justice for a relatively short period of under two months, concluding with his retirement on October 3, 2023.
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Record-Breaking July 2023: Hottest Month on Earth
In July 2023, our planet experienced an unprecedented rise in temperatures, marking it as the hottest month ever recorded. This alarming trend underscores the urgency of addressing global climate change and its root cause, greenhouse gas emissions. Let’s delve into the key highlights and findings of this extraordinary month.
Nirmala Sitharaman laid foundation stone for Adichanallur museum
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has laid the foundation stone for an archeological museum at Adichanallur in Tamil Nadu. Adichanallur was one of the five archaeological sites declared to be developed as ‘Iconic Sites’ in the Union Budget 2020-21. It is an archaeological site located on the banks of river Thamirabarani in this district. The main objective of the museum would be to focus on establishing the significance of the archaeological sites identified as part of the cultural landscape of the Thamirabarani valley, not limiting to the site of Adichanallur.
Keki Mistry appointed as strategic advisor for Cyrus Poonawalla Group’s
Cyrus Poonawalla Group appointed Keki Mistry as the strategic advisor to all the financial services ventures spearheaded by Adar Poonawalla. Mistry, with over 4 decades of experience, is one of the most respected professionals in the Indian Financial Services industry. He had served as the CEO and Vice Chairman of HDFC Ltd from 2010 till its merger with HDFC Bank Ltd. He is also the Non-Executive Chairman of HDFC Ergo General Insurance Company Limited