Why Army Day is Celebrated on 15 Jan https://youtu.be/-dxVG0qO514?si=oYvz_QJu7wzCj5w7

  1. MAKAR SANKRANTI is an Indian festival that marks the end of winter solstice and transition of the sun from the southern hemisphere to the northern hemisphere. People celebrate Sun’s transit from Dhanu rashi to the Makara rashi (zodiac sign Capricorn), by paying their respects to the Sun God and offering prayers for a good harvest season. Though with contrasting names and festivities in different regions, India will come together to celebrate this auspicious festival.
  2. President Smt. Droupadi Murmu will be on a three-day visit to Meghalaya and Assam from 15 Jan 2024, Monday. On the first day of her visit, the President will inaugurate the Meghalaya Games at the PA Sangma Stadium in Tura.
  3. Cold to severe cold wave conditions are likely to continue over the plains of Northwest India during the next three days, and decrease thereafter.
  4. PM Modi will release the first installment to one lakh beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Gramin under the Pradhan Mantri Janjati Adivasi Nyaya Maha Abhiyan (PM-JANMAN) on 15 Jan 2024, Monday through video conferencing.
  5. PM Modi will be on a two-day visit to Andhra Pradesh and Kerala from 16 Jan (Tuesday) to launch several development projects worth more than ₹4,000 crore in Kochi, including the New Dry Dock and International Ship Repair Facility at the Cochin Shipyard Limited.
  6. The government has invited nominations for Rashtriya Vigyan Puraskar-2024 in the field of Science, Technology, and Innovation. The awards will be announced on 11th May on National Technology Day.
  7. RAJASTHAN BANS LIQUOR ON 22 JAN: In view of pran pratishtha ceremony at Shri Ram Mandir in Ayodhya on January 22, the Bhajan Lal Sharma government in Rajasthan Sunday declared consecration day as a ‘dry day’ across the state.
  8. Over 22.6 million students have registered for the 7th edition of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha 2024’ to be held on the 29th of this month.
  9. Union Ministers and several BJP leaders on 14 Jan 2024, Sunday took part in a cleanliness drive at the pilgrimage sites in the national capital.
  10. Delhi Schools will re-open for Nursery, KG and Primary classes from 15 Jan 2024, Monday. In an order, the Education Department said that all students of Delhi Government, Government Aided and Recognized Private Schools will join back in physical mode.
  11. In view of the prevailing weather conditions, bone-chilling cold, and dense fog across the Jammu region, the Directorate of School Education, Jammu today announced a further extension of winter vacations for schools located in the Summer Zone of Jammu Division. The Directorate has prolonged the winter break for both Government and Private recognised schools. The extended vacation period is now in effect until 17 Jan, 2024.
  12. In a setback for Congress in Mumbai ahead of Lok Sabha polls, former Union minister Milind Deora on Sunday quit the party “to walk the path of development” and joined the Shiv Sena led by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, ending a “55 years association” of the Deora family with the Grand Old Party.
  13. The Indian National Congress kicked off the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra from the district of Manipur on 14 Jan 2024, Sunday. The yatra was flagged off by AICC President Mallikarjun Kharge, and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will lead the yatra. The yatra will cover 110 districts of 15 States of the country.
  14. Union Minister of State for Science and Technology, Dr Jitendra Singh launched the ‘Doctor on Wheels’ ambulance in the Ramnagar tehsil of Jammu’s Udhampur district. The initiative, inspired by the Prime Minister’s Digital Health Mission, will provide people expert medical consultation at their doorsteps.
  15. Call for Nominations announced under Rashtriya Vigyan Puraskar 2024 in the field of Science, Technology, and Innovation. The awards shall be announced on National Technology Day (11 May 2024).
  16. The Central Government has approved the appointment of Ritu Goswami as Director (Technical) of Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers (RCF) Limited.

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

  1. The Karnataka High Court has directed the state government to accommodate over 250 students from the private G R Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre in Mangalore in other medical colleges in the state on account of the de-recognition of the college in its second year.
  2. Delhi’s Patiala House Court sent six accused of the Parliament Security Breach case to judicial custody till the 27th of January.

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: 4.7%
Population: 141.81 cr
(17.7% of the total world population).
Unemployment: 7.8%

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  1. Union Minister for Commerce Piyush Goyal said that the Government is not considering any proposal to lift the export curbs on wheat, rice, sugar and onions.
  2. More than 30 crore Ayushman Cards have been issued to beneficiaries under the Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana. The scheme provides a health cover of five lakh rupees annually to vulnerable families.

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

Hanuman showcased its rocking performance right from premiers and with positive word of mouth, it has done wonders in Telugu as well as Hindi. The other films had below-par public talk compared to Hanuman which made this Prashanth Varma’s film soar even higher.

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. Army Day, observed on January 15 every year, marks the taking over of General K M Cariappa as the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army. General (later Field Marshal) Cariappa took over the reins of the Army from General Sir Roy Bucher, the last British Commander-in-Chief, on 15 January 1949.
  2. Raksha Mantri Rajnath addresses Veterans’ Rally at Air Force Station, Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh
    8th Armed Forces Veterans’ Day was celebrated on 14 Jan 2024, Sunday across the country to pay respects to the ex-servicemen for their selfless duty and sacrifices.
  3. The Indian Army’s surveillance capability along the border with Punjab is all set to get a boost as the force is set to deploy its Drishti-10 medium-altitude, long-endurance drones at a forward base in the Punjab sector.
  4. Spectacular Air Show by the Indian Air Force at Marine Drive. Primary objective of this outreach programme was to create awareness and foster a deeper connection between the Indian Air Force and the local community.
  5. Lieutenant Commander Prerana Pravin Deosthalee will lead an all-male crew.
    She is currently the first lieutenant on board the INS Chennai, the missile destroyer that rescued a foreign merchant ship hijacked by pirates off Somalia recently.

External affairs Minister: Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

  1. Highlighting the increasing global backing for India’s permanent membership at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that sometimes things are not given generously and one has to seize it.
  2. Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu on Sunday asked India to withdraw its military personnel from his country by March 15 even as the two sides deliberated on finding a “mutually workable solution” to enable continued operation of the Indian military platforms in the island nation.
  3. The first meeting of the India-Maldives high-level core group was held in Male on Sunday, said the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). During the meeting, the ministry said, both sides held discussions on wide-ranging issues related to bilateral cooperation towards identifying steps to enhance the partnership, including expediting the implementation of ongoing development cooperation projects.
  4. The India-Nepal Inter-Governmental Sub-Committee (IGSC) on Trade, Transit, and Cooperation to Combat Unauthorised Trade convened its latest session in Kathmandu on 12 to 13 Jan 2024.

UNO Gen. Secy: António Guterres.

  1. In a domestic setback for Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu, the pro-India Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) secured a decisive victory in the capital Male’s Mayoral election on January 13, MDP candidate, Adam Azim, has been elected as the new mayor of Male, succeeding Muizzu, who recently resigned from the position to participate in the presidential elections last year.
  2. Denmark turned a page in its history on 14 Jan 2024, Sunday as Crown Prince Frederik X became the King, succeeding his mother, Queen Margrethe II, who formally abdicated after 52 years as monarch.
  3. North Korea fired an apparent intermediate-range missile into the sea off the country’s east coast. It comes as tensions run high in the region after Pyongyang’s recent launches of an intercontinental ballistic missile and its first military spy satellite.
  4. In Indonesia, Mount Marapi on Sumatra island erupted again, spewing volcanic ash that blanketed nearby villages and prompted more than 150 people to evacuate.
  5. The death toll from a mudslide in western Colombia has risen to 34. The mudslide struck a busy road on Friday in a mountainous area connecting the cities of Quibdo and Medellin.
  6. US President Joe Biden has said the US delivered a private message to Iran about the Houthis in Yemen after the US carried out a second strike on the group.
  7. Canada is considering a cap on the number of international students allowed to live in the country. According to media reports, Immigration Minister Marc Miller made this announcement amid a growing housing affordability crisis.
  8. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu marked 100 days of Israel’s war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip on Saturday night by reiterating his vow to continue fighting until the Palestinian terror group is defeated.


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. National level hockey stadium to be inaugurated soon in Karnal: Haryana CM Manohar Lal said.
  2. INDIA VS AFGHANISTAN, 2nd T20I
    • AFG– 172(20)
    • IND– 173/4(15.4)
    • India won by 6 wkts
    • PLAYER OF THE MATCH: Axar Patel
  3. PRO KABADDI 14 Jan 2024 SMS Indoor stadium, Jaipur
    • Match 71
      • Haryana Steelers: 36
        • VS
      • Tamil Thalaivas 31
    • Match 72
      • Dabang Delhi K.C. 39
        • Vs
      • Patna Pirates: 39

JHARKHAND:
Capital: RANCHI
The word “Jhar” means ‘forest’ and “Khand” means ‘land’.
Before was Part of Bihar: 15 Nov 2000
Districts: 24
Governor: C. P. Radhakrishnan
CM: Hemant Soren (JMM)

STATE SYMBOLS
Bird: Koel
Flower: Palash
Mammal: Elephant
Tree: Sal

“”””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””
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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The Indian National Army (INA) was formed in 1942, under Mohan Singh, who was an officer in the British army. It was formed with the aid of the Japanese, in South-East Asia during the second World War. The first INA collapsed and was disbanded in December that year. The army was revived under the leadership of Subhas Chandra Bose in 1943.The army was declared to be the Arzi Hukumat-e-Azad Hind (Free India Provisional Government) Army of Bose. 

You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.

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REASON BEHIND KITE FLY ON SANKRATI 

The Significance Of Flying Kites On Makar Sankranti? … Flying kites gives us a healthy exposure in the sun from early morning and the early sun rays are known to be a rich source of Vitamin D.

यद् भावं तद् भवति 

As you think so you become

BOOMERANG 
When the boomerang is thrown with high spin, a boomerang flies in a curved rather than a straight line. When thrown correctly, a boomerang returns to its starting point. As the wing rotates and the boomerang moves through the air, the airflow over the wings creates lift on both “wings”.

A boomerang is an example of gyroscopic precession. The throw of the boomerang gives it an angular velocity perpendicular to its path as shown. Since it will tend to “fly” in the direction of the airfoil, the precession causes it to fly in a curved path, circling back toward the thrower.

15 January – Indian Army Day

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KHASHABA DADASAHEB JADHAV (15 January 1926 – 14 August 1984) was an Indian athlete. He is best known as a wrestler who won a bronze medal at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki. He was the first athlete from independent India to win an individual medal in the Olympics

Mayawati (born 15 October 1956) is an Indian politician. She has served four separate terms as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.

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Take a risk

ANTONYM 
Imprison × Free
SYNONYMS 
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Makar Sankranti or simply Sankranti, is dedicated to Lord Surya (Sun God) and marks the sun’s transit into Makara (Capricorn) raashi (zodiac sign). This festival is considered the most auspicious occasion and is one of the few Hindu festivals aligned with the solar cycle.

As per Vedic astrology, Makar Sankranti is a significant day as the Sun enters into the zodiac sign Capricorn (Makar rashi). On this day, people take a dip in holy rivers like Ganga, Yamuna, Godavari, Krishna and Kaveri, and offer prayers to the Sun God.

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

Kidney beans (Red Rajma) are very good for the health. It is a healthy option for asthma and diabetes patients. They help in boosting the immune system. They are a great source of vitamins, minerals, proteins, dietary fibre and iron. They contain antioxidants that are beneficial to our health. Consumption of kidney beans on a regular basis is good for hair and skin.

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