63rd Republic Day Celebrations:
Chief Guest – Thailand Prime Minister Ms.Yingluck Shinawatra
Prior to the parade, the Prime Minister paid homage to immortal warriors at the India Gate.
Tha parade began with the 4 Mi-17 helicopters flying in ‘Y’ formation and showering flowers as they flew.
Ashok Chakra – Navdeep Singh (Posthumous) – who died while stopping the terrorists from infiltrating the line of control.
7 ashok chakras and 2 paramvir chakras awarded.
The airforce marching contingent was first time led by a woman Lieutenant Sneha Shekhawat
Leading environmentalist “Meredith Alexander” quits Olympics ethics panel
To protest against Dow’s links with the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster and accusing the organisers of getting sponsorship from Dow Chemicals. Dow, which bought the Bhopal plant from Union Carbide after the gas tragedy, denies any liability. The ethics panel is responsible for sustainable London Olympics 2012, has even signed a 10 year contract with Dow, this deal has been termed as an “ill-judged” decision of the committee, following which Meredith took the bold step and resigned.
Lakshya-II : Pilotless target aircraft successfully test fired
The advanced version of the Laksya II pilotless aircraft has been successfully test fired at the Integrated Test Range(ITR) near Balasore, Orissa on wednesday.
Google says “We cannot censor the web”
In response to the Indian Government’s willingness to monitor the online content, and Delhi lower court’s order to 21 companies including Google and Facebook to appear on March 13. Google has strongly advocated “We cannot censor the web. We cannot censor the ability of the people to express themselves around the world”. Google and Facebook have argued that there is no way they can review or screen the content before it was posted online.