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  1. 🌼💐HAPPY BASANT PANCHAMI: Vasant Panchami is also known as ‘Saraswati Panchami’ or ‘Shri Panchami’ is a popular festival in India. On this day Hindus offer Saraswati Puja to worship Goddess Saraswati, the Goddess of wisdom, knowledge, arts and music, with complete devotion and gaiety. Basant Panchami is celebrated on the ‘Panchami’ (5th day) of the Shukla Paksha (bright fortnight of moon) in the month of ‘Magha’ in Hindu calendar. This festival terminates the old winter waves and welcomes the vibrancy of the spring season.
  2. PM Modi, has announced the launch of an ambitious scheme – the ‘PM Surya Ghar: Muft Bijli Yojana’. The scheme is not just about lighting homes; it’s a comprehensive approach towards accelerating the adoption of solar energy, reducing the financial burden on households, and contributing to environmental sustainability.
  3. India Wins 9th GovTech Prize for AI-Powered Government Services at World Government Summit 2024.
  4. Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan Inaugurates National Conference on APAAR: One Nation One Student ID Card.
  5. Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan distributed 384 appointment letters to youths in Odisha as part of the Rozgar Mela.
  6. Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma has shared that more than 1.59 lakh people have been declared as ‘foreigners’ in the state so far. He said that another 96,000 have been marked as ‘Doubtful’ (D) voters.
  7. Assam : Son-beel Utsav to be organised from 26-28 Feb at Debodwar, by Assam University with the support of Ministry of development of North Eastern Region. The festival aims to promote tourism and raise awareness on wetlands conservation.
  8. Bihar: Senior BJP leader and former minister Nand Kishore Yadav, nominee of NDA files nomination papers for the post of Speaker in the office of returning officer cum assembly secretary.
  9. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurates and lays foundation stones for 38 National Highway projects worth nearly seven thousand crore rupees in Uttarakhand.
  10. Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi is set to enter Rajya Sabha for the first time and will file her nomination papers from Rajasthan for the upcoming polls to the Upper House.
  11. Uttar Pradesh: Heavy hailstorm occurred in many parts of Chitrakoot district.
  12. Indian Meteorological Department predicts fresh western disturbance likely to cause isolated to scattered rainfall, snowfall over Western Himalayan Region on 17th Feb and 18th Feb. It also predicts gradual rise in minimum temperatures by 2°C to 4°C over Northwest India during next 5 days.

Chief Justice of India: Shri Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud
Minister Of Law & Justice: Arjun Ram Meghwal
International Court of Justice Prz.: Joan Donoghue

  1. Mobile Internet Services Suspended in Sriganganagar, Anupgarh, and Hanumangarh Districts of Rajasthan Due to Farmers’ March.
  2. Delhi Police Diverts Traffic at Singhu Border Due to Ongoing Farmers’ Protest. Delhi Metro closed few gates of nine metro stations as per security instructions. Stations are operational.
  3. The Gujarat government has filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking a review of the court’s verdict that quashed the remission granted to 11 men convicted of raping Bilkis Bano and murdering seven of her family members during the 2002 riots, saying certain observations made against the state were unwarranted.
  4. Samajwadi Party leader Swami Prasad Maurya on Tuesday resigned as the party’s national general secretary accusing the leadership of discriminating against him and not defending him over his remarks.
    • Maurya had made controversial statements on the Ramcharitmanas and the Ayodhya temple consecration ceremony.
  5. In a relief to Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav, the Supreme Court on Tuesday quashed the defamation complaint against him over the “Gujarati thugs” remark after he withdrew it unconditionally.
  6. The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stay the operation of the new law that provides for appointment of the Chief Election Commissioner and Election Commissioners by a panel which does not include the Chief Justice of India.

Minister: Nirmala Sitharaman.
Commerce & Industry: Piyush Goyal
RBI Gvrnr: Shaktikanta Das
President of the World Bank: Ajay Banga
IMF MD: Kristalina Georgieva

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GDP rate (2023): 6.5% ($3.75 trillion)
India is the fifth largest economy in the world.
Inflation rate: Retail Inflation 5.69% in Dec 2023
Population: 141.81 cr
(17.7% of the total world population).
Unemployment: 7.8%
Per capita: This income is also known as average income as it is calculated by dividing the total income of the country by the total population of the country.

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  1. RBI imposes monetary penalty on 4 co-operative banks for rule violation. These banks are Shillong Co-operative Urban Bank, Pusad Urban Co-operative Bank, Sri Satya Sai Nagrik Sahakari Bank Maryadit, and The Anjangaon Surji Nagari Sahakari Bank.
  2. Kalyani Steel Limited has proposed to invest ₹26,000 crore to set up a titanium metal and aerospace components manufacturing and integrated advanced specialty steel and automotive components manufacturing complex at Gajamara in Odisha’s Dhenkanal district.
  3. IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva, during World Summit of Governments in Dubai, highlights significant finding from IMF study, indicating that nearly 40% of global employment faces exposure to Artificial Intelligence.

Information and Broadcasting Minister: Shri Anurag Singh Thakur
Chairman of The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII): R Madhavan
Chairman of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC): Prasoon Joshi

  1. SHAH RUKH KHAN SAYS HE HAD NO ROLE IN GETTING INDIAN NAVY VETERANS FREED BY QATAR: Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan has denied his involvement in the release of eight Indian Navy veterans by Qatar. On Tuesday, Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy claimed that the actor had helped the Indian government and persuaded the Qatar government to release the eight Indian Navy veterans held captive in the state on charges of espionage.
  2. Right-wing group objects to screening of film at NFAI, says it showed Indian Army in bad light : The incident took place on Sunday when the docudrama, titled ‘ I Am Not The River Jhelum’ , was being screened as part of ‘A Festival of Contemporary Indian Films’ organised by the Pune International Centre and the International Federation of Film Critics-India Chapter.
  3. The health condition of veteran actor and BJP leader Mithun Chakraborty has improved and he is “quite stable”. He was admitted to a private hospital in Kolkata on Saturday, after he complained of severe chest pain.
  4. The ‘Indira Gandhi award for best debut film’ and the ‘Nargis Dutt award for best feature film on national integration’ have been retitled with the names of the late prime minister and legendary actor being dropped as part of a raft of changes for the National Film Awards, according to a notification.
    • In accordance with the changes suggested by the committee, and included in the ‘Regulations’, the ‘Indira Gandhi award for best debut film of a director’ has been renamed ‘Best debut film of a director’. The prize money, which was earlier split between the producer and the director, will now only go to the director.
    • Similarly, the ‘Nargis Dutt Award for best feature film on national integration’ will now be called the ‘Best feature film promoting national, social and environmental values’.
  5. Spain-based performing artist, Alicia Framis is all set to marry an AI-generated hologram, turning all sci-fi dystopian movies into reality. As outworldly as it might sound, Framis’ future husband is a digital entity created with holographic technology and machine learning.
    • Framis will become the first-ever woman to marry an AI-generated digital entity, which might set a precedent for the future of relationships and marriages.

Supreme Commander of Armed Forces: The President
Minister: Rajnath Singh
Def Minister of State: Ajay Bhatt
Union Home: Amit Shah
National Security Advisor: Ajit Doval
Chief of Defence Staff:
Gen Anil Chauhan, PVSM UYSM AVSM SM VSM

  1. A Hawk trainer aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed at Kalaikunda in West Bengal’s Medinipur district during a training sortie on Tuesday, a Defence official said.Both the pilots ejected safely.
  2. India is now planning to go for developing an indigenous power plant for Arjun MK-1A tanks as the German engines used for powering the indigenous tanks are likely to be delayed by around four years.
  3. The Defence ministry signed a ₹2,269-crore deal with state-run Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) on Tuesday for the procurement of 11 Shakti warfare systems, along with associated equipment.The electronic warfare system will be installed on-board the frontline warships of the Indian Navy.
  4. The first version of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) TEJAS MK-2 is expected to be ready for serial production by 2027. The TEJAS MK-2 will be powered by the GE-F414 engine, which will be produced in India under a technology transfer deal. The TEJAS MK-2 is a 17.5-ton single-engine aircraft developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and the Indian Air Force and Indian Navy. The program aims to complete development by 2027.
  5. A team of 71 personnel of Indian Air Force’s (IAF) Sarang Helicopter Display Team landed at the Paya Lebar Air Base of Singapore to participate in the Singapore Air Show 2024. The world renowned Sarang Helicopter Display Team will be showcasing its spectacular aerobatics manoeuvres at this event with five Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH) also known as ‘Dhruv’. The induction was carried out with the IAF’s C-17 Globemaster-III heavy lift transport aircraft.
    • The biennial Singapore Air Show is scheduled to commence on 20 Feb 2024 and shall conclude on 24 Feb 2024.
  6. Surya Kiran Aerobatic Team to Mesmerize Audience at Air Show in Bagdogra. The renowned Surya Kiran Aerobatic Team (SKAT) of the Indian Air Force (lAF) is all set to enthral the audience at the Air Show scheduled to be held on 16 February at 9 AM at Air Force Station Bagdogra in West Bengal.

External affairs Minister: Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

  1. PM Modi visit to UAE: Indian diaspora gives warm welcome to PM Modi in Abu Dhabi, eagerly await BAPS mandir inauguration. PM Modi will be in the UAE from February 13-14, after which he will proceed to Doha.
    • Prime Minister of India also interacted with the first batch of students from the IIT Delhi-Abu Dhabi Campus and appreciated the project for bringing the students of two countries together.
  2. PM Modi and UAE President Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan held a bilateral meeting, and several Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) were exchanged in their presence on Tuesday.
  3. Multiple memoranda of understanding, including an MoU on interlinking of the instant payment platforms – UPI and UAE’s AANI, were exchanged between India and the United Arab Emirates in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UAE President Mohammed bin Zayan.
    • PM Modi addressed the ‘Ahlan Modi’ (or ‘Hello Modi’) event at Zayed Sports City Stadium.
  4. Union Minister of State for External Affairs and Education, Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, on Monday met with ASEAN Secretary General Kao Kim Hourn, who is in India on his maiden official visit.
  5. Maldives has deported 43 Indians who were allegedly found to have committed crimes. Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu, deported 186 foreigners from 12 nationalities but none from China. Muizzu is considered pro-China. The highest number of people were deported to Bangladesh (83) followed by India (43), Sri Lanka (25), and Nepal (8). It is, however, not known when they were deported.
  6. China overtook Russia and Italy to grab the first spot on the Maldives tourism chart in February 2024. China crawled up from the third position to the first on the list of “Top 10 Markets 2024”, as per a daily report released by the Maldives’ Ministry of Tourism. China took over India. On 21 January 2024, in terms of the number of tourist arrivals in the Maldives. India slipped to the fifth position.

UNO Gen. Secy: António Guterres.

  1. Former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s stunning win in the Pakistan election is swept aside as Nawaz Sharif claims power with the military’s backing.By anyone’s standard, the elections held in Pakistan on February 8 were neither free nor fair.Under the leadership of General Asim Munir, the military ‘massaged’ three-time leader Nawaz Sharif’s return to power.
  2. China has officially opened the Qinling Station in Antarctica. This significant development marks a new chapter in China’s scientific exploration and research in the Antarctic region.
  3. In Pakistan🇵🇰, United Kashmir People’s National Party organised a rally against the government in Muzaffarabad injustices and poor living conditions.The protesters demanding free electricity, subsidies on flour, wheat, and essential food items, and ownership of natural resources.
  4. Former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Member of Parliamentary Affairs (MPA), Chaudhry Muhammad Adnan, was gunned down by unidentified assailants in Rawalpindi.
  5. In the latest attack, the Iranian-backed Houthi militants fired two missiles from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen towards the Bab al-Mandeb Strait, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) stated.
  6. US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin has been released from hospital and resumed his duties, informed the Pentagon on Tuesday (Feb 13). Austin was admitted to the critical care unit at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Sunday (Feb 11) where he underwent treatment for bladder issues.
  7. At least 30 people have been killed in renewed violence in Nigeria’s central plateau state, where clashes between Muslim herders and Christian farming communities have erupted for years.
  8. Dubai to have world’s first air taxi, agreements inked at World government summit 2024. The agreements pave the way for Dubai to pioneer the deployment of a city-wide electric aerial taxi service and vertiport network.

Minister: Shri Anurag Singh Thakur
BCCI president: Roger Binny
Hockey India President: Dilip Tirkey
16th President of the Indian Olympic Association: P. T. Usha

  1. Sumit Nagal, India’s top-ranked tennis player, secured the 98th spot in ATP’s top 100 rankings through his victory in the ATP Chennai Open Challenger.
  2. PRO KABADDI
    13 February 2024
    Netaji Indoor Stadium, Kolkata
    Match 119
    Patna Pirates: 38
    Vs
    Telugu Titans: 36
  3. 3rd cricket Test
    India vs England
    Tomorrow @ 9:30 AM
    • Venue: Rajkot, Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium
      15 Feb 2024 – 19 Feb 2024

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Official language: English
Monarch: Charles III
Governor – General David Hurley
Prime Minister: Anthony Albanese
POPULATION: 27,023,400 (in 2024)
Currency: Australian dollar ($) (AUD)
National Animal: Kangaroo🦘

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In Bharat there are 28 states and 8 Union territories.
Population of Bharat:142 cr (2023)
President of Bharat: Smt Droupadi Murmu
Vice President: Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar
Prime Minister: Shri Narendra Modi
Speaker Lok Sabha: Shri Om Birla (BJP)
Rajya Sabha Seats: 245 (233 Elected + 12 Nominated)
Loksabha: 550 members (530 States + 20 Union Territories)
Chief Election Commissioner: Shri Rajiv Kumar

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 On this day In 2019, 40 CRPF jawans Killed, 13 others injured. In Terrorist attack on CRPF convoy in Pulwama, J&K by Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM)

  Laughing faces do not mean that there is absence of sorrow! But it means that they have the ability to deal with it.

Valentine advance msg: A man got a call from unknown number..

Girl: Hi, wish u very happy Valentine’s day…are you single?

Man: Yes…Yes who are you?

Answer: Your wife!

Aaj ghar aa…phir batati hu..

☀☀☀☀

( couple of hours , He gets Another call from unknown number)

Girl: Are you married?

Man: Yes, but who are you?

Girl: Your girlfriend, you fraud…you cheat.

Man: Sorry baby, I thought it was my wife..

Ans: Wife hi hoon kamine, aaj tu bas ghar aaja…😝

💝Why… Valentine’s Day celebrated??

Valentine’s Day, also known as Saint Valentine’s Day. Saint Valentine and how did he become associated with this ancient rite?

Today, the Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men — his crop of potential soldiers.

Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death. Other stories suggest that Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons where they were often beaten and tortured.

According to one legend, Valentine actually sent the first ‘valentine’ greeting himself. While in prison, it is believed that Valentine fell in love with a young girl — who may have been his jailor’s daughter — who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter, which he Wrote ‘From your Valentine,’ an expression that is still in use today. Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is not so clear, the stories certainly emphasize his appeal as a heroic, sympathetic, and, most importantly a romantic figure. It’s no surprise that by the Middle Ages,Valentine was one of the most popular saints in England & France.

 अलसस्य कुतो विद्या , 
अविद्यस्य कुतो धनम् | 
अधनस्य कुतो मित्रम् , 
अमित्रस्य कुतः सुखम् ||

No effort
then, No knowledge
then, No money
then, No friend
then, No joy 

How are Organs Transported for Transplant? 

After removing the organ from the donor, which is fleshed free and free of blood, it is placed in an ice-cold preservation solution containing the electrolytes and nutrients. Then those organs are then placed in sterile containers and packed with wet-ice and transported to the transplant centre as soon as possible.

some organs -currently lungs and kidneys- put on machines for transportation. There is also a specific process in place to ensure that each organ is labeled appropriately. 

 The first RBI governor was British banker, Osborn Smith, while the first Indian to be the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India was C.D. Deshmukh. The current Governor of RBI is Shakthikant Das, who took charge on December 12, 2018.

Sushma Swaraj (14 Feb 1952 – 6 Aug 2019) was an Indian politician and a Supreme Court lawyer.

A senior leader of BJP, Swaraj served as the Minister of External Affairs of India in the first Narendra Modi govt (2014–2019).

She was the second woman to hold the office, after Indira Gandhi. At the age of 25 in 1977, she became the youngest cabinet minister of Indian state of Haryana. She also served as 5th Chief Minister of Delhi for a short duration in 1998.

A picture is worth 1000 words
Better to show than tell.

ANTONYM 
 Frequent × Seldom
 SYNONYMS 
Impact: Affect

(kindly inform, if given info is vary from actual facts🙏🏻)

Why is Lord Hanuman also known as Bajrang Bali?

It is actually Vajr-ang which means, the one who has a body (ang) like a diamond (Vajra) which can’t be broken.

Bali means the one who possesses strength. Hence, it says that Hanuman is so powerful with a great body.

Lord Brahma has granted Hanuman with all the Eight Siddhis and Nine devotions, along with a great boon that the world’s deadliest weapon Brahmastra can never harm him.

(Note: These home tips followed in villages/ancient traditions, it is up to you to use it or not🙏🏻)

Adding Tejpatta leaves to food helps in improving digestion and also prevents gas and flatulence due to its carminative property.

Tejpatta oil is beneficial for managing rheumatoid arthritis due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity.

Regards
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