Today’s Top 10 News: From Dhirendra Krishna Shastri Challenge Row to Gavaskar nicknaming Shubhman Gill ‘Smoothman’, here are the top picks for you

Today’s Top 10 News: DNP News brings to you top 10 breaking stories of the day to keep you abreast of all the latest developments from India and around the world.

1. Dhirendra Krishna Shastri Challenge Row stokes controversy

Bageshwar Dham ‘Baba’ Dhirendra Krishna Shastri has sparked new controversy after allegedly fleeing after an anti-superstition organisation challenged him to demonstrate his “miracle.” “During his Nagpur event, he used his powers. During its Ramkatha event in Nagpur, the Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti challenged the self-styled godman in an incident captured on video and later went viral on social media. Dhirendra Shastri abruptly left the event, raising concerns about his alleged “powers.” “.
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National News

2. PM Modi will attend a ceremony naming 21 Andaman and Nicobar islands after Param Vir Chakra recipients

On the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on January 23, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend a video conferencing ceremony to name the Andaman and Nicobar Islands’ 21 largest unnamed islands after Param Vir Chakra awardees. ‘Parakram Diwas’ is observed on January 23.
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National News

3. In early February, the IAF will conduct a massive air exercise in the Northeastern region

The Indian Air Force will conduct a massive exercise covering the Northeastern region early next month to assess combat readiness, as tensions with China rise along the Line of Actual Control in Arunachal Pradesh. According to people familiar with the matter, the ‘Poorvi Aakash’ exercise will involve the IAF’s frontline fighter jets, including the Rafale and Su-30MKI aircraft, as well as other assets deployed in the region. The exercise will be carried out by the Eastern Air Command, which is based in Shillong.
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National News

4. Number of working days under the Mahatma Gandhi National Employment Guarantee Scheme has reaches five-year low

This fiscal year, the average number of days of employment provided per household under the Mahatma Gandhi National Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) is at a five-year low. On January 20, the average number of days of employment provided per household was 42, compared to 50 in 2021-22, 52 in 2020-21, 48 in 2019-20, and 51 in 2018-19. According to officials, there has been a decrease in demand for jobs under the scheme this fiscal year, as opposed to the previous two pandemic years, when a significant population relied on MGNREGS to compensate for the income deficit caused by job loss.
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National News

5. German concerns about Ukraine’s arms are rooted in political culture

In the 11 months since Russia’s invasion, Germany has become one of Ukraine’s leading weapons suppliers, but Chancellor Olaf Scholz has earned a reputation for hesitating to take each new step, causing impatience among allies. Berlin’s perceived stalling, most recently on the Leopard 2 battle tanks that Kyiv has long sought, is at least partly rooted in a post-World War II political culture of military caution, as well as current concerns about a possible war escalation.
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International News

6. Thousands of people demonstrate in Madrid against the Spanish government

Thousands of people protested against Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s leftist government in Madrid on Saturday, in a rally organised by the far-right Vox party in a crucial election year. Participants held up red and yellow Spanish flags and demanded Sanchez resign. Some held up signs with a photo of the Socialist premier calling him a “traitor”.
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International News

7. Musk claims that higher-priced Twitter subscriptions will not include advertisements

On Saturday, Twitter’s owner tweeted that a higher-priced subscription to the social media platform will not include advertisements. The billionaire also stated that ads on Twitter are “too frequent and too large,” and that steps will be taken to address those issues in the coming weeks. Twitter did not respond immediately to a request for comment. Twitter earns nearly 90% of its revenue from digital advertising, and Musk recently blamed a “massive drop in revenue” on rights groups that pressured brands to pause their Twitter ads.
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Business News

8. Air India starts Republic Day sale

In the run-up to the 74th Republic Day celebrations, Tata group-owned Air India launched a discount offer on air tickets across the airline’s domestic network on Saturday. The offer will be available for purchase on all Air India booking platforms, including through the airline’s authorised travel agents, until January 23, 2023, according to the airline. ‘These discounted tickets will be available in Economy Class and valid for travel across India’s domestic network from February 1st to September 30th, 2023,’ it added.
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Business News

9. “Smoothman”: Sunil Gavaskar Renames Shubman Gill. This is what the youngster says

Shubman Gill’s recent performances have been, to put it mildly, impressive. Among his admirers is the legendary Sunil Gavaskar. Gill recently became the eighth batter in ODI history to score a double century. In the first ODI, he scored 208 against New Zealand. After 20 ODIs, the 23-year-old is currently averaging an incredible 71.38. In the 50-over format, he has three triple-figure scores. Even in the second ODI on Sunday, Gill remained unbeaten on 40, ensuring that India easily surpassed New Zealand’s 109-run target.
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Sports News

10. Review of the film ‘Mission Majnu’: Siddharth Malhotra cannot go undercover in this formulaic mission

Mission Majnu is a generic spy thriller that overtly dramatises true events from our fractious relationship with Pakistan. It doesn’t add much to our knowledge and understanding of the world in which undercover agents operate. Set against the backdrop of Pakistan’s desperation to build its own atomic bomb after Buddha smiled in Pokharan in 1974, director Siddharth Bagchi follows the exploits of an undercover agent Tariq/Amandeep (Siddharth Malhotra) in his quest to uncover Pakistan’s secret plan to achieve nuclear parity.
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Entertainment News

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