14 Aug (Monday)
Vedic Ritu/ Varsha
Drik Ritu : Varsha (Monsoon)
पक्ष :: Krishnapaksh
Vikram Samvat – 2080
Shaka Samvat – 1945
Month : Sravana 28, (Purnimanta)
Sravana 28, (Amanta)
Nakshatra: Punarvasu (up to 11:07 am) Pushya
Tithi : Trayodashi (up to 10:25 am) Chaturdashi
Rahu : 07:42 AM – 09:18 AM
Yamaganda : 10:55 AM – 12:31 PM
UNKNOWN FACTS ABOUT INDIA https://youtu.be/8p3uShnvOM8
TODAYS TOP NEWS
- President Smt Droupadi Murmu will address the nation on Monday on the eve of the 77th Independence Day.
- Har Ghar Tiranga campaign to bolster the sense of patriotism within citizens kicked off on Sunday. PM Modi has urged everyone to take part in the Har Ghar Tiranga movement between 13th to 15th August.
- PM Modi will lead the nation in celebrating the 77th Day from the iconic Red Fort in Delhi on 15th August. He will hoist the National Flag and address the nation from the ramparts of Red Fort.
- India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that heavy to very heavy rainfall will continue over Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, Sub Himalayan West Bengal, and Sikkim.
- The Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises has invited 50 Khadi artisans and 62 artisans from 18 diverse trades to participate in the Independence Day celebrations at the Red Fort in New Delhi this year.
- Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah along with Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel flagged off the Tiranga Yatra from Ghatlodia in Ahmedabad city. The Yatra was organised as a part of the Meri Mitti Mera Desh campaign.
- Home Minister Amit Shah has termed the New Education Policy as a document to link the Indian Education System with its Indian roots. He said it will pave the way for the growth of modern knowledge in India.
- In Karnataka, The KSRTC has planned to recruit 500 drivers immediately through a private agency due to shortage of drivers.
- MANIPUR observed the Patriots’ Day on Sunday remembering those martyrs who laid down their lives during the Anglo-Manipuri War, in 1891.
- In Maharashtra, Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday said his party will not go with the BJP though some “well-wishers” are trying to persuade him.
- Tirupati: Following incidents of attacks by wild animals on pilgrims, especially children, the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) has imposed curbs on the movement of pilgrims with children below the age 15 on the two trekking paths in Tirumala.
- The biography, scheduled to be released on Aurobindo’s 151st birth anniversary on August 15, aims to offer an understanding of his “core principles, underlying his universal ideas, and making them better known and accessible”. It is published by Pan Macmillan India.
- TAMILNADU: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam President and Tamil Nadu CM M K Stalin has questioned Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s statement in Parliament over the alleged attack on the late CM J Jayalalithaa in 1989 in the state assembly, drawing strong rebuke from AIADMK leader Edappadi K Palaniswami.
- Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has announced that that preparations are underway to ensure the opening of one lane on the Mumbai-Goa highway ahead of the Ganesh festival next month.
- In J&K, a refurbished Bakshi Stadium will host the main Independence Day function of Jammu and Kashmir after a gap of five years as the civil administration on Sunday appealed to people take part in the celebrations on Tuesday.
Chief Justice of India: Shri Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud
Minister Of Law & Justice: Arjun Ram Meghwal
- Ahead of Independence Day, the Punjab Police busted a terror module with the arrest of three people from Tarn Taran and also seized three pistols from them.
- NIA conducted a series of raids and searches across five States on Sunday as part of its continued efforts to foil the Popular Front of India, PFI conspiracy to disturb peace by driving a communal wedge among the people.
Minister: Nirmala Sitharaman.
Commerce & Industry: Piyush Goyal
RBI Gvrnr: Shaktikanta Das
President of the World Bank: Ajay Banga
$ USD ₹ 82.96
GBP ₹ 105.31
GDP rate (2023): 6.5% ($3.75 trillion)
Inflation rate: 4.7%
Population: 141.81 cr (17.7% of the total world population).
BSE Sensex: 65,322.65 −365.53 (0.56%) 🔻
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Rates in Financial Capital Mumbai
GOLD: ₹ 60,440/10gm (24 krt)
SILVER: ₹ 77,000/KG
FUEL in DELHI
PETROL: ₹ 97/Ltr
DIESEL: ₹ 90/Ltr
CNG: ₹ 74/Ltr
LPG: ₹ 1103/14.2 Kg
FUEL in MUMBAI
PETROL: ₹ 107/Ltr
DIESEL: ₹ 95/Ltr
Auto Gas: ₹ 60/Ltr
CNG: ₹ 79/Ltr
LPG: ₹ 1103/14.2 Kg
- The Bank of Maharashtra has reduced the home and car loan rates, effective from Monday (August 14). With the latest cuts, customers will pay an interest of 8.5% for home loans in place of 8.6%. Similarly, car loan rates have been reduced to 8.7% from 8.9%.
- The Reserve Bank has selected global consultancy firms McKinsey and Company India LLP and Accenture Solutions Pvt Ltd India to develop systems using artificial intelligence and machine learning for its supervisory functions.
Information and Broadcasting Minister: Shri Anurag Singh Thakur
Chairman of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC): Prasoon Joshi
- Mumbai police have registered an offence against unidentified persons for allegedly stealing and leaking clips of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming film Jawan on Twitter.
- Actor and former MP Jayaprada, a partner of Jayaprada Cinema, was sentenced to six-months imprisonment by a Metropolitan Magistrate Court in Egmore for failing to comply with the statutory obligations of payment of contributions due to the Employees State Insurance (ESI) Corporation.
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 Indian Air Force has inducted its latest Heron Mark-2 drones, which have strike capability and can carry out surveillance along the borders with both China and Pakistan in a single sortie itself.
- NEW SUBMARINES FOR INDIA: India ‘s state-owned shipyard Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) had tied up with Germany’s TKMS for the Indian Navy’s Project 75I program to build six submarines. MDL has submitted the price bid for the project prior to the closure of the Indian Navy’s request for information on August 1. The project cost is “significantly” more than the $5.4 billion projected initially.
- DRDO-Industry- Academia Centre of Excellence at IIT Jodhpur, will work on omni mobile system, an autonomous vehicle which can be used under water, float on water, driven on land and in air. It is one of the research projects that the Centre of Excellence for Defence being set up at IIT-Jodhpur (IIT-J) will take up.
- Two Indian Naval ships, INS Visakhapatnam and INS Trikand, on Saturday, participated in a bilateral Naval Maritime Partnership Exercise with the UAE Navy. The maritime exercise aimed to enhance the interoperability and synergy between the two navies by cross-training on tactics, techniques and procedures.
✈ INTERNATIONAL NEWS
External affairs Minister: Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
- External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar has emphasized on the significant expansion of India’s Neighborhood First Policy and shared how it has helped neighboring countries and strengthened India’s global image.
- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has secured the top spot as the leading employer of Indian expatriates, with an impressive figure of 3.554 million Indians currently working within its borders, V Muraleedharan, the Minister of State for External Affairs said.
- A group of nearly 70 Indian nationals have been denied their H-1B visa by the American government.
- The H-1B is a visa in the United States under the Immigration and Nationality Act, section 101(a)(15)(H), that allows U.S. employers to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations.
- What Happens if H-1B Is Denied for a Legitimate Employer-Employee Relationship? If your H-1B application is denied, you can stay in the US until the departure date on your arrival or departure card provided you are in compliance with all the tax returns based on your tax identification number.
🌎 WORLD NEWS 🌍
UNO Gen. Secy: António Guterres.
- Armenia appealed to the UN Security Council to convene an emergency meeting over what it called a “deteriorating humanitarian situation” in Nagorno-Karabakh after accusing Azerbaijan of blocking supplies to the disputed region.
- The death toll from a mudslide in China’s northwestern city of Xian has risen to 21.
- 13 people were killed and several injured when armed rebels from Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) attacked a convoy of Chinese engineers in Balochistan province of Pakistan on Sunday.
- United States, Hawaii wildfire resulting in 89 deaths: The death toll in the firestorm that decimated the Maui town of Lahaina reached 89 on Saturday, the authorities said.
- A convoy of Chinese engineers was attacked in Gwadar in Pakistan’s Baluchistan on Sunday.
- Another Hindu temple was vandalised in Canada by extremist elements, with Khalistan referendum posters in the late hours of Saturday.
Minister: Shri Anurag Singh Thakur
BCCI president: Roger Binny
Hockey India President: Dilip Tirkey
16th President of the Indian Olympic Association: P. T. Usha
- West Indies vs India, 5th T20I
West Indies won by 8 wkts
- IND – 165/9 (20)
- WI – 171/2 (18)
- Player of the Match: Romario Shepherd
- Player of the Series: Nicholas Pooran
- The Australian men’s and women’s team come out on top against New Zealand at the 2023 Oceania Cup, sealing their qualification to the Olympic Games 2024 in Paris, where they join hosts France, becoming the first team to directly qualify for the Games as the continental champions of Oceania.
- The 2023 Men’s Asian Champions Trophy (officially known as The Hero Asian Champions Trophy Chennai 2023 for sponsorship reasons)
- Scheduled: 3–12 August
- Final Results:
- (a) India defeat Malaysia 4-3 goals.
- India in 1st position
- (b) Japan beat South Korea 5-3 in third-place match.
- The Indian government has reiterated its desire to host the Olympics while the 2026 Commonwealth Games remains out of the radar at the moment.
JAPAN: Tokyo (Capital)
Prime Minister : Fumio Kishida
Population: 12.54 cr
Currency: Japanese yen (¥)
01 Japanese Yen equals: 0.57 Indian Rupee
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 🇮🇳
Independence Day marks the end of British rule in 1947 and the establishment of a free and independent Indian nation. It also marks the anniversary of the partition of the subcontinent into two countries, India and Pakistan, which occurred at midnight on August 14–15, 1947
😀Thought of the day
Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.” – Rabindranath Tagore
JOKE OF THE DAY
पप्पू समोसे को खोलकर अंदर का मसाला ही खा रहा था।
संजू-we अरे! तू पूरा समोसा क्यों नहीं खा रहा?
पप्पू- अरे मैं बीमार हूं न… इसलिए डॉक्टर ने बाहर की चीज खाने से मना किया है।👌😀🤣
WHY SNAKES ARE KEPT IN BAMBOO BASKET?
Snake charmers usually keep their snakes in bamboo baskets as they have tiny holes that allow snakes to breathe even when the lid is shut. In traditional performances, iu snake charmers make their snakes ‘dance’ to music by blowing the Naskar, a flute made primarily with a coconut shell and bamboo pipe.
ASANA: Seat; posture
💁🏻♂ GK TODAY
On 14 August 1947, Pakistan achieved independence one day prior to Indian independence. India was partitioned, and an East and West Pakistan were created from Muslim majority areas.
BORN TODAY 🐣💐
Squadron Leader Mohinder Singh Pujji DFC (14 August 1918 – 18 September 2010), also known as Mahinder Singh Pujji, was a distinguished Royal Air Force fighter pilot and one of the first Sikh pilots to volunteer with the Royal Air Force during the Second World War.
🙏🏻 IDIOMS & PHRASES
AT THE DROP OF A HAT – Willing to do something immediately
NOXIOUS x Healing, profitable
NOXIOUS: baneful, injurious
🛕 VEDIK GYAN
(Kindly inform, if given info is differ from actual facts🙏🏻)
Pradyumna, the eldest son of the Hindu deities Krishna and his chief consort, Rukmini. He is considered to be one of the four vyuha avatars of Vishnu. According to the Bhagavata Purana, Pradyumna marked the rebirth of Kamadeva, the God of Love.
🧬 HEALTH CARE: HOME REMEDIES🩺
(Note: These home tips followed in villages/ancient traditions, it is up to you to use it or not🙏🏻)
HOME REMEDIES FOR HEARTBURN
Eat a ripe banana
The high potassium content of a banana makes it a fairly alkaline food. And, according to the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, this means it may help counteract the stomach acid irritating your esophagus.
However, unripe bananas are less alkaline, starch-heavy and may actually be an acid reflux trigger for some people. So be sure to choose a banana that’s ripe.
Other alkaline foods that may help offset heartburn include melons, cauliflower, fennel and nuts.
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