🚒 @Evening: The Apology, Stealth Guided Missile Destroyer And More

by Nishtha Anushree - Nov 24, 2022 06:52 PM +05:30 IST

1. πŸ“° Catch Up

🚒 @Evening: The Apology, Stealth Guided Missile Destroyer And More
  • Ashok Gehlot called Sachin Pilot a "gaddar (traitor)" and that the Congress high command cannot make him the chief minister.

  • The Tamil Nadu government said in its submission before the Supreme Court that the ban on Jallikattu was an attack on the cultural identity of the Tamil people.

  • Pakistan appointed Lieutenant General Sahir Shamshad Mirza as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Lieutenant General Syed Asim Munir as the Army chief.

  • 'Islamic Resistance Council' claimed responsibility for the Mangaluru blast, said the attempt was to attack the Kadri Manjunath Swamy temple.

  • Paytm's stock 75 per cent down from its market value of an year ago, making it the worst plunge among large IPOs over the past decade.

2. πŸ™‡β€β™€ Richa Chadha apologises

Tweet (L), Apology (R)
Tweet (L), Apology (R)

Richa Chadha mocked 20 soldiers in a tweet who laid their life in the 2020 Galwan valley clash.

  • The tweet sparked controversy and she was severely criticised after which she had to delete the "Galwan says hi" tweet.

  • The controversial tweet was a reaction to Indian Army's statement that it is ready to execute orders from the government if it is asked to take back the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

The apology: Chadha released an apology today citing her military background and claiming that "it's in her blood."

  • She said that she personally knows how it feels to lose a son as a martyr and it's an emotive issue for her.

  • She also said that her intention was not to offend or hurt anyone and hence she apologises.

3. πŸ“˜ Forks In The Road

Book Cover
Book Cover

The book is a memoir of Dr C Rangarajan, starting with his purely accidental entry into the RBI in 1982.

  • It provides crucial insights into the role he played as part of the team which initiated far-reaching reforms in India’s economy in the early 1990s.

  • The book not only explains what happened but also the motivations and processes behind key events in the areas of money and finance till 2014.

The author is an Indian economist, a former MP of Rajya Sabha, and the 19th Governor of the RBI.

  • After being in academics for nearly three decades, he joined RBI as deputy governor in 1982.

  • He also served as member of Planning Commission, Andhra Pradesh governor, chairman of 12th Finance Commission, and chairman of Economic Advisory Council to the PM (Dr Manmohan Singh).

4. 🚒 Navy's indigenous Mormugao

Y 12705 (Mormugao)
Y 12705 (Mormugao)

Update: The second ship of Project 15B stealth guided missile destroyers was delivered to the Indian Navy today.

  • A total of four ships were planned to be built at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) under a contract signed in 2011.

  • This Project is a follow-on of the Kolkata class (Project 15A) destroyers commissioned in the last decade.

  • The lead ship of the Project - INS Visakhapatnam has already been commissioned on 21 November 2021.

The ship is 163 metres long and 17 metres wide, displaces 7,400 tonnes when fully loaded and has a maximum speed of 30 knots.

  • The ship had sailed out for her maiden sea sortie on 19 December 2021 and has now been delivered.

  • The destroyer is installed with major indigenous weapons like Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missiles, BrahMos, Indigenous Torpedo Tube Launchers, Anti-Submarine Indigenous Rocket Launchers and 76mm Super Rapid Gun Mount.

5. πŸ™ Assam's legendary war hero

Sudarsan Pattnaik's sand art
Sudarsan Pattnaik's sand art

Lachit Borphukan is one of the brightest stars of Ahom dynasty of Assam.

  • He was born on 24 November 1622 and rose to become the Commander in Chief of Ahom Army.

  • He deployed a brilliant combination of guerilla tactics, subterfuge, diplomacy, daring and psychological warfare to defeat the much larger army of Mughals.

The battle of Saraighat fought in 1671 set the stage for the exit of the Mughals from the kingdom of Asom.

  • Ahoms inflicted a devastating drubbing on the Mughal forces under Lachit Borphukan's leadership.

  • Had the Mughals won the decisive battle and defeated Borphukan, they would have massacred the Ahoms, including non-combatants.

Nishtha Anushree is Senior Sub-editor at Swarajya. She tweets at @nishthaanushree.
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