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 23-Jan-2024

Ram Mandir Pran Pratishtha

  • The opening ceremony of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is scheduled to be held on 22nd January 2024.
  • It is a significant celebration in India's cultural and spiritual legacy.
  • This event symbolizes the realization of extensive planning and construction efforts, drawing worshippers from both within the nation and around the globe.
  • Central to the inauguration is the Pran Pratishtha ceremony, wherein the idol of Lord Ram, known as Ram Lalla, will be ritually installed in the temple.
  • This significant ceremony is scheduled to occur between 12:15 pm and 12:45 pm.

G. Kishan Reddy Inaugurates Five New Galleries at Salar Jung Museum

  • G. Kishan Reddy, the Minister of Union Culture and Tourism, officially opened five new galleries at the Salar Jung Museum in Hyderabad.
  • During the event, the minister highlighted that the Salar Jung Museum, has undertaken initiatives to modernize and enhance its offerings.
  • This involves restructuring existing galleries and incorporating new ones featuring collections with captivating potential to engage the public.

Daljit Singh Chaudhary Appointed as New Director General of SSB 

  • Daljit Singh Chaudhary was appointed as the director general of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). 
  • He is an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of Uttar Pradesh and is presently working as Special Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force. 
  • The SSB guards India's frontiers with Nepal and Bhutan. 

 India Elected as First Vice Chair of COFI Sub-committee on Fisheries Management 

  • India was appointed as the first vice-chair of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Committee on Fisheries (COFI) Sub-Committee on Fisheries Management. 
  • India will serve as member of a FAO Fisheries Bureau on 'Capture Fisheries' for the first time in 57 years. 
  • India is one of the top fishing nations with over 28 million inland and marine fishers.