13 Jul (Thursday)
Vedic Ritu/ Grishma
Drik Ritu : Varsha (Monsoon)
पक्ष :: Krishnapaksh
Vikram Samvat – 2080
Shaka Samvat – 1945
Month : Sravana 10, (Purnimanta)
Ashada 25, (Amanta)
Nakshatra: Krithika (up to 8:52 pm)Rohini
Tithi: Ekadashi (up to 6:25 pm)Dwadashi
Rahu: 02:12 PM – 03:52 PM
Yamaganda: 05:52 AM – 07:32 AM
State CM and Governor of India List 2023 for All States & UTs https://youtu.be/qf1YhEaPqBo
TODAYS TOP NEWS
- The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issues red alert for rain in West Bengal and Sikkim; orange alert for Delhi as Yamuna River breaches danger mark.
- President Smt Droupadi Murmu will be on a three-day visit to Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan from13 Jul. The President will grace the 4th convocation of Atal Bihari Vajpayee Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management at Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
- PM Modi will pay an official visit to France and the United Arab Emirates from 13 Jul to the 15th of July. PM will visit Paris. Will meet President of France, Emmanuel Macron. He is the Guest of Honour at the Bastille Day Parade on Friday, where a tri-services Indian armed forces contingent would be participating.
- Minister of State for Atomic Energy and Space Dr Jitendra Singh has said that Chandrayaan-3 will open up new Moon vistas for the world. The mission Chandrayaan-3 will be launched on Friday from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.
- The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), the country’s leading space agency, is taking a significant step towards promoting private sector participation in the space industry.
- Govt issued draft notification mandating installation of air-conditioning systems in cabins of Trucks.
- Third Culture Working Group meeting under India’s G20 Presidency concluded in Hampi in Karnataka
- Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar conducts aerial survey of heavy rain affected areas, announces Rs 4 lakh ex-gratia to kin of deceased
- The G20 Conference on Crime and Security in the Age of NFTs, AI, and Metaverse will start FROM 13 Jul in Gurugram, Haryana. Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah will address the inaugural session.
- Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) felicitated the 34th International Biology Olympiad (IBO) winners at their Mumbai office.
- Union Cooperation Minister Amit Shah has said that National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development NABARD is ensuring development and prosperity in rural areas by making rural banking accessible.
- The Odisha Cabinet recently approved the ‘Ama Odisha Nabin Odisha’ scheme, allocating a budget of Rs 4,000 crore. The scheme aims to enhance rural infrastructure and preserve the rich cultural heritage of the state, particularly the Jagannath culture.
- Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi to Attend Opposition Meet in Bengaluru on July 18.
- Andhra Pradesh government, led by Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, has decided to grant full rights to beneficiaries of the assignment lands and Lanka lands. A proposal on this was approved at the state Cabinet meeting here on Wednesday. This would benefit 66,111 families possessing 63,191,84 acres of such lands.
- Telangana state has a new Chief Wildlife Warden after five years. The state government on Wednesday announced that it posted senior Indian Forest Service officer and Principal Chief Conservator of Forest ranked officer Lokesh Jayaswal as the state’s Chief Wildlife Warden.
- B.Neeraja Prabhakar has became the chairman of the Research Advisory Committee(RAC) of the ICAR-Indian Institute of Oil Palm Research
Chief Justice of India: Shri Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud
Minister Of Law & Justice: Arjun Ram Meghwal
- A section of Allahabad University students staged a protest on Wednesday over the death of a BVoc student, Ashutosh Kumar Dubey. The students also vandalised university property in Hindi and Sanskrit departments
- Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya has directed the Drugs Controller General of India to take stringent action against all pharmaceutical manufacturing companies that make spurious drugs
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- The Centre has released Seven thousand 532 crore rupees to 22 States for Disaster Response.
- The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) grew by 5.2 percent in May 2023 from 4.2 percent in April this year.
- Telecom Secretary K Rajaraman has been selected by the government as the new chairperson of the International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA).
- The central government has directed immediate procurement of tomatoes from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra for distribution in major consumption centres to check increasing retail prices.
- Retail inflation, based on Consumer Price Index (CPI), stood at 4.81% in June this year
- World’s richest man Elon Musk has announced his new company ‘xAI’.
- The government on Wednesday imposed import restrictions on certain gold jewellery and articles with immediate effect. Now, an importer would need a licence from the government for importing these gold products. However, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) said that the restrictions will not be there for imports under the India-UAE free trade agreement.
- Vedanta will enter the market for the manufacturing of chips and displays this year “subject to government approval”, Chairman Anil Agarwal told shareholders on Wednesday.
- International Financial Services Centers Authority (IFSCA) and IIML-EIC, have today signed a MoU at IIM (Indian Institute of Management) Lucknow EIC, Noida campus in Uttar Pradesh. This MoU aims to put in place a framework for cooperation and understanding between IFSCA and IIML- EIC to collaborate in supporting and facilitating FinTech and TechFin entities.
- SBI Cards & Payment Services (SBI Card), the country’s largest pure-play credit card issuer, has appointed Abhijit Chakravorty as MD & CEO.
Information and Broadcasting Minister: Shri Anurag Singh Thakur
Chairman of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC): Prasoon Joshi
- ‘OMG 2’, movie starring Akshay Kumar, has been sent to the Censor Board’s revising committee to ensure that the dialogues and scenes in the film do not create any issue.
- Actor Armaan Kohli has been warned by Bombay High Court to either pay Rs.50 lakh to ex-girlfriend Neeru Randhawa as settlement in the 2018 assault case against him or go to prison.
Minister: Rajnath Singh
Union Home: Amit Shah
National Security Advisor: Ajit Doval
Chief of Defence Staff:
Gen Anil Chauhan, PVSM UYSM AVSM SM VSM
- The 7th edition of Japan India Maritime Exercise 2023 (JIMEX 23) hosted by the Indian Navy concluded in the Bay of Bengal with the two sides bidding farewell to each other with a customary steampast. Indian Naval ships Delhi, Kamorta and Shakti participated in the six day long exercise
- The Indian Tri-Services contingent held practice sessions in France ahead of the July 14 Bastille Day Parade, which will be attended by PM Narendra Modi as the guest of honour. The soldiers marched to the tune of ‘Sare Jahan Se Achha Hindustan Humara’ during a practice session. The French traditional military parade is held in Paris during Bastille Day.
- Larsen and Toubro’s Kattupalli Shipyard near Chennai has qualified for the Master Shipyard Repair Agreement (MSRA) and the Indian conglomerate has signed an agreement with US Navy for repairing of vessels.The shipyard has been approved by the Indian Navy and the Coast Guard for repairing works
✈ INTERNATIONAL NEWS
External affairs Minister: Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
- External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar reached Jakarta on the first leg of his two-nation visit to Indonesia and Thailand. EAM Dr S Jaishankar holds talks with ASEAN Secretary General Dr Kao Kim Hourn; discusses development of comprehensive strategic partnership.
- Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan reaches Damascus on a two-day official visit to Syria.
- Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal concluded a successful meeting with a delegation from the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).
- The seventh edition of Asia’s premier digital technology exhibition, India Mobile Congress (IMC) will be held from the 27th of October this year at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.
- The meeting of foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) : Myanmar, South China Sea tensions top agenda at ASEAN meet In Indonesia
- India has reacted to the announcement of a debate in the European Parliament on the issue of violence in Manipur, saying, “This is a matter totally internal to India.” Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra said that the government is “aware” of the planned debate scheduled for Wednesday (July 12)
- India on Wednesday voted in favour of a resolution brought by Pakistan, at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), condemning and strongly rejecting the burning of the Quran in Sweden and elsewhere in Europe. The resolution was adopted by the UNHRC, with a total of 28 member countries including China supporting it
🌎 WORLD NEWS 🌍
UNO Gen. Secy: António Guterres.
- Nepal PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda’s wife Sita Dahal passes away. She was 69. She was suffering from Parkinson’s & was ill for a long time
- NATO member countries yesterday said that Ukraine can join the military alliance when allies agree and conditions are met.
- North Korea has fired an unspecified ballistic missile from the Pyongyang area to waters off its east coast, South Korea’s joint chiefs of staff confirmed. The launch was also reported by Japan’s military
- North Korea has accused the United States of illegally flying over the economic zone eight times and warned of counter-action.
- A Pakistani army base was attacked by militants, who were reportedly armed with NATO weapons, in Balochistan province on Wednesday, resulting in the death of at least four soldiers
Minister: Shri Anurag Singh Thakur
BCCI president: Roger Binny
Hockey India President: Dilip Tirkey
16th President of the Indian Olympic Association: P. T. Usha
- In Cricket, the first test of the two-match series between India and the West Indies is underway at Roseau in Dominica.
- India all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin has created history by recording the most number of bowled dismissals in Test cricket by an Indian. By dismissing West Indies’ Tagenarine Chanderpaul on Day 1 of first Test in Dominica, Ashwin took his tally of bowled dismissals in Tests to 95. He overtook Anil Kumble, who has 94 bowled dismissals in Tests to his name.
- Arunachal Pradesh boxers shine on the third day of the 5th National Junior Boys Boxing Championships today. Six pugilists from the State have advanced to the semi-finals in their respective categories.
- India has won three gold medals so far in the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships, which began on 12 Jul at the Gautam Budh University, Greater Noida. As many as 253 weightlifters, including 52 Indians, are competing across the senior, junior and youth categories in the five-day tournamenT
- (a) Athlete Jyotsna Sabar has clinched gold in 40kg Youth Category,
- (b) Asmita in 45kg Youth & Junior Category,
- (c) Komal Kohar in 45kg Senior category.
- India has secured the second position in the World Archery Youth Championships, 2023 held from July 3-9 in Ireland by winning the maximum number of 11 medals.
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Districts : 26
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CM : Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy (YSRCP)
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In India there are 28 states and 8 Union territories.
Population of India: 142 cr (2023)
President of India: Smt Droupadi Murmu
Vice President: Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar
Prime Minister: Shri Narendra Modi
Speaker Lok Sabha: Shri Om Birla (BJP)
Rajyasabha Seats: 245 (233 Elected + 12 Nominated)
Loksabha : 550 members (530 States + 20 Union Territories)
Chief Election Commissioner: Shri Rajiv Kumar
🇮🇳 FACTS ABOUT INDIA 🇮🇳
The Salar Jung Museum is an art museum located at Dar-ul-Shifa, in the city of Hyderabad, Telangana. It is collection of the Salar Jung family & having collection of sculptures, paintings, carvings, textiles, manuscripts, ceramics, metallic artifacts, carpets, clocks, and furniture from Japan, China, Burma, Nepal, India, Persia, Egypt, Europe, and North America. It is one of the largest museums in the world.
Nawab Mir Yousuf Ali Khan, Salar Jung III (1889–1949) served as Prime Minister of Hyderabad during the Nizam’s rule. This Salar Jung Museum was inaugurated by Jawaharlal Nehru on 16 December 1951.
😀Thought of the day
Always we must do our duty, never seek for its result.
JOKE OF THE DAY
Wife – सुनो जी, जब हमारी नयी नयी शादी हुई थी,
तो जब मैं खाना बना कर लाती थी तो तुम खुद कम खाते थे,
मुझे ज्यादा खिलाते थे।
पप्पू – तो ?
Wife – तो अब ऐसा क्यों नहीं करते ?
पप्पू – क्यूंकि अब तुम अच्छा खाना बनाना सीख गयी हो….
Why Men have Moustache & Beards👳🏻♂️
Men grow beards because the hair follicles on their jaw are stimulated by the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is produced from testosterone.
(Here Testosterone is the primary sex hormone and anabolic steroid in males. In male humans, testosterone plays a key role in the development of male reproductive tissues such as testes and prostate, as well as promoting secondary sexual characteristics such as increased muscle and bone mass, and the growth of body hair). Women have the same number of follicle cells on their faces as men, but these are less sensitive to DHT, and females also have lower testosterone levels.
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🤔 HOW IT WORKS ⁉
HOW DOES A DIGITAL CLOCK WORKS
It is usually provided by using a crystal which is made out of glass. As an electric charge passes through the crystal, it will change shape slightly and make a very light sound. The sound which is heard at a regular frequency is then converted into an electronic signal. LED or LCD light display is called a “7-segment display.” This is because there are seven segments that can light up to display a number. For instance, the number 8 uses all 7 lights.
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Zoramthanga (born 13 July 1944) is an Indian politician who is the current Chief Minister of Mizoram. He is the leader of Mizo National Front (MNF).
He served as the Chief Minister of Mizoram from December 1998 to December 2008, for two consecutive terms.
🙏🏻 IDIOMS & PHRASES
A toss-up – A result that is still unclear and can go either way
NOTION x Reality, Concrete
NOTION: Conceit, Apprehension
🛕 VEDIK GYAN
(Kindly inform, if given info is differ from actual facts🙏🏻)
In MahaBharata, Karna is adopted and raised by foster Suta parents named Radha and Adhiratha Nandana of the charioteer and poet profession working for king Dhritarashtra. Karna grows up to be an accomplished warrior of extraordinary abilities, a gifted speaker and becomes a loyal friend of Duryodhana.
OTHER NAMES OF KARNA
Daanveer / Daanshoor
🧬 HEALTH CARE: HOME REMEDIES🩺
(Note: These home tips followed in villages/ancient traditions, it is up to you to use it or not🙏🏻)
HEALTH BENEFITS OF AJWAIN
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Infection Prevention. …
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