News for 6th-Feb (Monday)
1. *NISAR,* which stands for NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar, is being jointly developed by NASA(USA) & ISRO(India). It is an earth- observing satellite, which is being planned to be launched in 2024.
2. USA has signed a deal with the Philippines to gain access to four of the Philippines’ bases, to counter the Chinese in the South China sea.
1. India is to achieve 100% electrification of Railways by 2024. The target has been achieved in five different Railway zones.
2. Union Finance Minister Mrs Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget 2023, on 01Feb '23.
3. NSA Ajit Doval and his American counterpart, Jake Sullivan attended meeting in Washington for the inaugural dialogue of the *Initiative on Critical and Emerging Technologies (iCET)*.
1. Air Marshal Amar Preet Singh took over as the new Chief of the Indian Air Force.
2. The Indian Defense Forces conducted firepower exercises called the “TRISHAKTI PRAHAR” to synergize the firepower assets and to orchestrate a battle.
3. ? 5.94 Lakh Crore has been Allocated To Defence Ministry In Union Budget '23.
1. Germany defeated Belgium to win its 3rd Hockey world cup title. Netherlands finished 3rd while India finished joint 9th in the FIH world cup which was held in India.
2. Indian women's cricket team won the inaugural ICC U19 T20 world cup after defeating England in the finals.
3. Novak Djokovic won his 10th Australian open title, while Aryna Sabalenka won her maiden title in the women's singles event.
4. India jumped to the third spot in the International Boxing Association's (IBA) latest world ranking. Only Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are ahead of India in the IBA's rankings. This is a monumental feat when taken into account, that India was 44th in 2019.
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