23 Jun (Friday)
Vedic Ritu/ Grishma
Drik Ritu: Varsha (Monsoon)
पक्ष :: Shuklapaksh
Vikram Samvat – 2080
Shaka Samvat – 1945
Month: Ashada 19, (Purnimanta)
Ashada 05, (Amanta)
Tithi: Panchami (up to 7:54 pm) Shashthi
Rahu: 10:48 AM – 12:29 PM
Yamaganda: 03:50 PM – 05:31 PM
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TODAYS TOP NEWS
- President Droupadi Murmu conferred the National Florence Nightingale Awards for the years 2022 and 2023 to the nursing professionals at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
- Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar visited to Jammu and Kashmir to attend the Special Convocation of the University of Jammu.
- Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar launched the PM Kisan Mobile App with a face authentication feature. Through this App, remote farmers can do e-KYC by scanning their faces without OTP or fingerprint.
- Steel Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia will virtually inaugurate the Silica Reduction Plant at Bhilai Steel Plant’s Dalli Mines from New Delhi.
- The number of passengers who have installed the Digi Yatra application on their mobile phones has crossed ten lakh.
- In flood-hit Assam, 4.95 lakh people are reeling under the fury of floods in 22 districts. One person lost his life due to floods at Tamulpur. Several major rivers are flowing above the danger level in Lower Assam.
- The two-day meeting of the G-20 Labour Engagement Group started in Patna, Bihar with the theme of ‘one earth, one family and one future’.
- Uttar Pradesh government organised a mass marriage ceremony in Gorakhpur under the Mukhyamantri Samuhik Vivah Yojana, where 1,500 couples tied the knot.
- Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has convened an Opposition meeting in Patna on Friday, ahead of the 2024 general elections. Leaders from at least 18 parties are likely to attend the meeting. Congress’ Rahul Gandhi, Mallikarjun Kharge, AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal, TMC’s Mamata Banerjee, SP’s Akhilesh Yadav, Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray and RJD’s Lalu Prasad Yadav are expected to attend.
- Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann on Wednesday inaugurated a colonial era library in Sangrur that was renovated at a cost of ₹1.12 crore.
- The Central government allocated ₹145 crore to Nagaland for the construction of a Unity Mall in Dimapur, aimed at promoting One District One Product (ODOP) offerings.
- Himachal Pradesh will establish Rs 250 Crore Milk Processing Plant in collaboration with National Dairy Development Board in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district.
- World’s largest Ramayan temple in Bihar to be completed by 2025. The Virat Ramayan temple will occupy an area of 3.67 lakh square feet and feature a main structure standing at a height of 270 feet with another structure soaring to 198 feet. The temple itself will span 280 feet in length and 540 feet in width, making it larger in size compared to the Ayodhya temple.
- Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur has successfully conducted a test flight for cloud seeding. The project was initiated at IIT Kanpur a few years ago and is headed by Prof. Manindra Agrawal from the Computer Science and Engineering Department. The experiment was conducted with due approval from the DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation).
- NITI Aayog is likely to launch an application within the next two months that provides a consolidated view of EV charging and battery swapping stations.
- Vedanta Chairman Anil Agarwal condoled the demise of Sylvester daCunha, creator of the Amul brand campaign featuring its iconic ‘Amul girl’ mascot.
- Hasmukh Adhia, a senior retired bureaucrat and former Union Finance Secretary & Revenue Secretary, has been named as the Chairman of GIFT City Ltd.
- Acharya N. Gopi, a renowned poet, literary critic, and recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award, has been chosen as the recipient of the Prof. Kothapalli Jayashankar Award. This prestigious award is presented by Bharat Jagruthi, a cultural organization and an extended arm of Bharat Rashtra Samithi.
Chief Justice of India: Shri Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud
Minister Of Law & Justice: Arjun Ram Meghwal
- Directorate of Civil Aviation, DGCA has suspended the licence of an Air India pilot for one year for allowing an unauthorised person into the cockpit of the Chandigarh-Leh flight.
- The government has asked citizens to be cautious while opening any shortened URL sent over WhatsApp or SMS. “Cyber fraudsters use such methods to mask phishing websites and Android malware,” the government-run Cyber Dost Twitter handle said. Screenshots shared by Cyber Dost showed fraudulent URLs sent via texts masked as notices from the State Bank of India (SBI).
- Five armed criminals looted ₹27 lakh from a branch of Bank of Baroda (BoB) by firing at a guard in Bihar’s Sheohar, police said. According to police, seven masked persons reached the bank on two bikes, out of which five of them entered the bank premises on the ground floor. The robbers overpowered other customers and looted the cash.
- Three people were injured in a suspected IED blast in an SUV in the Bishnupur district of violence-hit Manipur on Wednesday. The vehicle was parked in Kwakta, Bishnupur district and bystanders reported that the driver left the vehicle before the blast. The injured persons were rushed to the Bishnupur district hospital.
- Around 1,137 kg of banned raw sea cucumber, said to be worth ₹5.11 crore, that was dumped in the sea near Mandapam in Tamil Nadu’s Ramanathapuram district has been seized by the Indian Coast Guard. Sea cucumbers are single-branched marine organisms and their collection/trade is banned under Schedule I of the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972.
Minister: Nirmala Sitharaman.
RBI Gvrnr: Shaktikanta Das
President of the World Bank: Ajay Banga
$ USD ₹.81.93
💷 GBP ₹.104.43
GDP rate (2023): 6.15%
Inflation rate: 4.7%
Population: 141.81 cr (17.7% of the total world population).
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Rates in Financial Capital Mumbai
GOLD: ₹ 59,670/10gm (24 krt)
SILVER: ₹ 72,100/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
- Bureau of Indian Standards has published – Food Serving Utensils Made from Agri By-Products – Specification, aimed at reducing plastic pollution and promoting sustainability.
- Bank of England has raised interest rates by 50 basis points to 5%. This is the highest level in 15 years.
- Kotak Bank launched ActivMoney facility, a combination that gives customers the benefit of FD like interest up to 7%* p.a., and flexibility to access their funds anytime. Through ActivMoney, excess funds in the account, beyond a defined threshold, are automatically transferred into an FD, thereby helping customers earn high interest on their savings.
- Vedanta Limited on Thursday refuted reports of the company selling its Sterlite Copper Plant in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi for ₹4,500 crore and called such reports “wrong, baseless and incorrect”.
Information and Broadcasting Minister: Shri Anurag Singh Thakur
- A Nepal court on Thursday lifted the ban on Hindi films, including ‘Adipurush’. The Hindi films were banned in Pokhara and Kathmandu after a controversy had erupted over a dialogue of ‘Adipurush’ in which Sita was called “India’s daughter”.
- The Income Tax Department on Thursday conducted surprise searches at the houses and offices of several popular YouTubers, including actress and content creator Pearle Maaney, in Kerala. These YouTubers earn over an estimated ₹1-2 crore annually. As per the GST provisions, YouTubers with an annual turnover of more than ₹20 lakh have to compulsorily get registered under the GST Act.
- American a cappella group Penn Masala on Thursday performed a rendition of the Bollywood song ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’ at the White House for PM Narendra Modi’s welcome.
Minister: Rajnath Singh
Union Home: Amit Shah
Chief of Defence Staff: Gen Anil Chauhan, PVSM UYSM AVSM SM VSM
- Indian Defence Industries showcased cutting-edge capabilities to Thailand. The Department of Defence Production under the Ministry of Defence organized a briefing and interaction meeting with the Thailand delegation in New Delhi.
- Director General, National Cadet Corps (NCC) Lieutenant General Gurbirpal Singh held a meeting with his Maldivian counterpart Brig Gen Wais Waheed in New Delhi.
- Ladakh: Indian Navy Motorcycle Expedition Team reaches World’s Second Coldest Inhabited Place, Drass in Kargil.
- The Team led by Commander Tony Thomas conducted awareness drives at Government Higher Secondary School, Drass about the career opportunities that Indian Navy offers including the Agnipath Scheme.
- GE Aerospace announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to produce fighter jet engines for the Indian Air Force.
- Larsen and Toubro and DRDO have signed a contract for the realisation of two Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) system modules for ‘Kalvari’ class submarines of the Indian Navy.
✈ INTERNATIONAL NEWS
External affairs Minister: Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
- PM Narendra Modi receives grand welcome at White House; Says, India-US partnership is testimony of the strength of democracy.
- (a) PM Modi presented a handcrafted sandalwood box with ‘das danam’ to US President Joe Biden.
- (b) US Lawmakers lined up to take autographs and selfies with PM Narendra Modi after his address to the joint meeting of the US Congress.
- US aerospace major, GE Aerospace, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Indian aerospace company Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, to produce fighter jet engines for the Indian Air Force.
- PM Modi remains world’s most popular leader with 75% approval rating.
- Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) has started exporting the world’s first Nano urea invented and manufactured indigenously in India to the US.
- The Embassy of India in Bahrain organized a spectacular International Day of Yoga session at the iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site, Qalat al Bahrain, also known as the Bahrain Fort.
- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) are developing a strategic framework for human spaceflight operations this year according to senior US Administration officials.
- The India-US Defence Acceleration Ecosystem (INDUS-X) was launched by the defence departments of India and the US on Wednesday, aimed to expand the strategic technology partnership and defence industrial cooperation between the two countries.
🌎 WORLD NEWS 🌍
UNO Gen. Secy: António Guterres.
- Pakistan Higher Education Commission (HEC) withdrew the letter expressing objections to the celebration of the Hindu festival of Holi at a university.
- A massive search operation is underway to find a Titanic submersible with five people on board that went missing on a trip to view the wreckage of the Titanic.
- David Mearns, a rescue expert has said that the submarine’s “rear cover and landing frame” are among the debris found. The hull of the submarine is yet to be found.
- Bangladesh capital Dhaka remained the 7th least liveable city in the world for the second time in a row, according to the Global Liveability Index 2023 published yesterday by the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) of Economist.
- Ukraine’s allies have pledged several billion dollars in non-military aid to rebuild the country’s war-ravaged infrastructure, fight corruption and help pave the country’s road to membership in the European Union.
- In China, at least 31 people were killed and several others injured when an explosion ripped through a restaurant in the northwestern city of Yinchuan, the capital of the Ningxia autonomous region.
- More than 30 migrants are feared dead after a small boat headed for Spain’s Canary Islands sank.
- Death sentence for Christian youth on Blasphemy charges Sparks Outrage among activists, religious minorities in Pakistan.
Minister: Shri Anurag Singh Thakur
16th President of the Indian Olympic Association: P. T. Usha
- Taipei Open Badminton tournament, third seed HS Prannoy defeated Indonesian veteran Tommy Sugiarto 21-9, 21-17 to storm into men’s singles quarterfinals.
- The opening match of the Global Chess League took place at Dubai, showcasing a clash between the Triveni Continental Kings and the upGrad Mumbai Masters.
- Indian contingent at the Special Olympics World Games 2023, passed the 50-medal mark on Wednesday in Berlin. India has so far won 55 medals (15 gold, 27 silver, 13 bronze) spread across five different sports – athletics, cycling, swimming, powerlifting, and roller skating.
- In SAFF Championship 2023, the Indian men’s football team defeated arch-rival Pakistan 4-0 at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru. For India, captain Sunil Chhetri scored a hat-trick while Udanta Singh Kumam scored the fourth goal in the 81st minute.
- 54-member Indian team for Asian Athletics Championships has been announced. The team features long jumper Murali Sreeshankar, Asian record holder shot-putter Tajinderpal Singh Toor and new decathlon champion Tejaswin Shankar. The team also includes javelin thrower Annu Rani and sprinter Jyothi Yarraji, among others. The championships will take place in Bangkok from July 12 to 16.
- International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said IOC will support Ukrainian athletes who want to be part of Paris 2024 Olympics.
As UT:. 01 Nov 1956
Formation: 25 Jan 1971 (as a state)
Districts : 12
Gvrnr : Shiv Pratap Shukla
CM: Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu (INC)
Bird : Western tragopan
Flower :Pink rhododendron
Mammal :Snow leopard
Tree: Deodar cedar
In India there are 28 states and 8 Union territories.
President of India: Smt Droupadi Murmu
Vice President: Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar
🙏🇮🇳 *FACTS ABOUT INDIA 🇮🇳
Ancient Nalanda University was an ancient center of higher learning in Bihar, India from 427 to 1197. Nalanda was established in the 5th century AD in Bihar, India. Founded in 427 in northeastern India, not
far from what is today the southern border of Nepal, it survived until 1197. It was devoted to Bakhtiyar Khalji destroyed the Nalanda University in 1202 AD. Muḥammad Bakhtiyar Khalji was a Turkic invader.
Buddhist studies, but it also trained students in fine arts, medicine, mathematics, astronomy, politics and the art of war.
😀Thought of the day
Time is like a river. You can’t touch the same water twice. Because the flow that has passed will never pass again. Enjoy every moment of your life.
JOKE OF THE DAY
पत्नी – कहां जा रहे हो?
पति (गुस्से में) 😡- मरने..!
पत्नी – थैली लेकर जाना..!
पति (हैरानी से) – वो किसलिए? 🙄🤔
पत्नी – इरादा बदल जाए तो आते समय दो किलो आलू🥔🥔 लेते आना…!!! 🤪
What causes snoring? 😤
Snoring can be caused by enlarged tonsils, the nose structure or excess weight around the neck. During sleep, our neck muscles can relax so much that in some cases the throat partly closes and becomes narrow, causing the vibration sound known as snoring.
Snoring is noisy breathing during sleep due to vibrating airway tissue
यथावत् । = As usual.
🤔 HOW IT WORKS ⁉
How is a touchscreen works?
When an object, such as a fingertip or stylus tip, presses down onto the outer surface, the two layers touch to become connected at that point. The panel then behaves as a pair of voltage dividers, one axis at a time. By rapidly switching between each layer, the position of pressure on the screen can be detected.
A touchscreen is a bit like an invisible keyboard glued to screen. Essentially, every key on a keyboard is an electrical switch. When you push a key down, you complete an electric circuit and a current flows. The current varies according to the key you press and that’s how your computer figures out what you’re touching.
💁🏻♂ GK TODAY
NABARD : National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development is an Apex Development Financial Institution in India.
Founded: 12 July 1982
BORN TODAY 🐣💐
Shri Virbhadra Singh (23 June 1934 – 8 July 2021) was an Indian politician who served 6 terms and 21 years as the 4th Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. A leader of the Indian National Congress party, he was elected 9 times as an Member of Legislative Assembly to the Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha and 5 times as Member of Parliament to the Lok Sabha. Virbhadra Singh was popularly known by the honorific Raja Sahib.
🙏🏻 IDIOMS & PHRASES
Between rock and hard place
Between two dangers, unable to make a decision.
Awkward Adroit, clever
Awkward = Rude,
🛕 VEDIK GYAN
(Kindly inform, if given info is differ from actual facts🙏🏻)
Vamana avatar: 5th incarnation of Shri Vishnu
To save the three loka’s ie Prithvi , Patala, Devloka from asura’s …Bali the grandson of Prahlad who is the great deity of Bhagwan Vishu. He is willing to do a Rajsui yagya for his community by which all three 3 loka’s will come under his kingdom and Dev cannot fight to asura’s because Bhagwan Vishnu has given a boon to prahlad that he will not fight …that’s why Shri Vishnu incarnate in Vaman avtar and get dan from King bali in form of 3 steps. The young boy Vamana requested for that much space, as could be measured by three footsteps of his.…
Maha Bali agreed at once to the chagrin of his Guru Shukracharya who cautioned him that the guest was none other than Lord Vishnu Himself.
Vaman occur 1& 2step to Akash & Prithvi and for 3rd option, Bali asks Shri Vishnu to keep on his head…Shri Vishnu does it and Bali got mukti. That’s why we celebrated that day also as Bali pratipada. The Lord recognizing his attitude of surrender blessed him and sent him to Pathala with a promise of making him Indra in the next Manvanthara and that He Himself would guard the gates of Pathala.
Acceding to the request of Maha Bali’s people, Vishnu granted Maha Bali permission to return to his kingdom from Pathala, once every year, to be in the midst of his people. This day is celebrated as the Onam festival.
Onam or Thiruonam, usually held in August and September for 10 days, originated in Kerala as a celebration to remember the golden rule of King Mahabali, a mythical king who ruled over Kerala.
🧬 HEALTH CARE: HOME REMEDIES🩺
(Note: These home tips followed in villages/ancient traditions, it is up to you to use it or not🙏🏻)
Turmeric Benefits: You can use turmeric powder in combination with many skin-healthy DIY face mask ingredients, such as honey, apple cider vinegar, yogurt, or aloe.
Turmeric contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components. These characteristics may provide glow and luster to the skin. Turmeric may also revive your skin by bringing out its natural glow.
CH Nαʋҽҽɳ Kυɱαɾ…✒️
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