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𝕴𝖓𝖉𝖎𝖆`𝖘 1𝖘𝖙 𝖂𝖍𝖆𝖙𝖘𝖆𝖕𝖕 𝕹𝖊𝖜𝖘 Service, 𝓼𝓲𝓷𝓬𝓮 2013
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24 Dec (Friday)
Hemant Ritu Krishna पक्ष*::
Month: Pausha 05, (Purnimata)
Agrahayana 20, (Amanta)
Titi: Panchami (up to 7:34 pm) Shashthi

Vikram Samvat – 2078
According to Purnimanta calendar (Ujjain)
Rahu Kaal : 11:07 AM – 12:26 PM

TODAYs TOP NEWS

  1. India’s COVID vaccination coverage has crossed 140 crore 24 lakh. More than 51 lakh vaccine doses have been administered till 7 PM on 23 Dec.
  2. Health and Family Welfare Ministry has said that Covid variant Omicron is three times more transmissible than the Delta variant
  3. PM Modi chaired a meeting on 23 Dec evening to review the COVID-19 related situation in the country amid the rising cases of Covid variant Omicron.
  4. The theme of local for global the 35th Hunar Haat began at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on 23 Dec. The Ministry of Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi is the nodal agency of the 14 day long event which will conclude on 5th January next year.
  5. PM Modi launches, lays foundation stone for 27 projects worth Rs 2000 cr in Varanasi.
  6. The PM Modi launched a Portal and a logo dedicated to the Conformity Assessment Scheme of milk products, developed by the Bureau of Indian Standards with the help of National Dairy Development Board. He also virtually distributed the rural residential rights record ‘Gharauni’ under the Swamitva scheme to over 20 Lakh residents of the state.
  7. This project will benefit the local farmers of 1,000 neighbouring villages of Purvanchal region like Varanasi, Jaunpur, Chandauli, Bhadohi, Ghazipur, Mirzapur and Azamgarh and they will get Rs.8,000-10,000 for their milk per month.
  8. The proposed biogas plant at Varanasi Milk Plant Ramnagar is also unique and it will use about 100 MT of dung per day which shall be aggregated from minimum 2000 farmers (at about 25 kg per farmer owning 2-4 animals) and Gaushalas within radius of about 10 Km of the dairy plant.
  9. Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh has said that the aim of “Mission Karmayogi” is to impart a futuristic vision to civil services which could effectively determine the roadmap of governance for next 25 years.
  10. Union Tribal Affairs Minister, Arjun Munda today launched ‘TRIFED Van Dhan’, a Pictorial Chronicle of Tribal grit and enterprise. It documents the work done for the promotion of tribal enterprise in the country and the achievements of tribal entrepreneurs under the Van Dhan Vikas Yojana. He also launched the formation of 14 Honey Farmer Producer Organizations, MIS Portal for MSP for Minor Forest Produces, communication campaign SAMVAAD.
  11. Union Government today said, more than 147 crore 48 lakh doses of Covid vaccines have been provided to States and Union Territories so far.
  12. India’s Omicron-case tally crossed the 300-mark on Thursday. Some states, which have seen a persistent rise in cases of this variant, have called for strict Covid-19 curbs ahead of Christmas and New Year.
  13. Centre committed to releasing funds for wage, material payments for proper implementation of MGNREGA, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.
  14. Indian Railways has introduced a new era of train travel experience with enhanced comfort with the conversion of Rajdhani Express coaches with new upgraded Tejas Trains. Currently, Railways is operating four Rajdhani Trains with Tejas Sleeper Coaches. The first Rajdhani upgraded with Tejas rake was introduced in July this year by Western Railway on the Delhi-Mumbai route.
  15. DELHI Police arrested two persons allegedly involved in what they claimed was an international racket smuggling fake Indian currency notes in Delhi-NCR region. Police said fake notes of ₹8 lakh were found with the accused, who allegedly circulated fake notes worth over ₹2 crore in two years in Delhi. One of the accused received these notes from Bangladesh, said police.
  16. BJP National spokesperson Shehzad Poonawala was appointed as the IT and Social Media department in-charge of the party’s Delhi unit on Thursday.
  17. The Kerala High Court allowed online wedding of a lawyer couple, Rintu Thomas and Anantha Krishnan Harikumaran Nair, as Nair was stuck in UK due to Omicron-related travel restrictions. As per Thomas’ plea, the couple had given notice of the wedding on November 11 following the requirements of Special Marriage Act, which mandates a 30-day notice period before the wedding.
  18. PUNJAB : Explosion in Ludhiana District Court Complex :: Center has sought a report from the Punjab govt on the explosion in Ludhiana District Court Complex. Sources said the Union Home Ministry has asked the state to send a report about the incident. An explosion in the court complex on 23 Dec afternoon left one person dead and five injured and demolished a part of second floor . Babbar Khalsa suspected to be behind Ludhiana court blast.
  19. Meghalaya’s Living Root Bridges of Meghalaya, which highlights the socio-cultural, social and botanical links among people and nature, is vying for tag of UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  20. The Tamil Nadu govt has granted parole for Nalini Sriharan, one of the seven life term convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination, the Madras High Court was informed on Thursday
  21. Telangana HC orders state to impose restrictions on gatherings amid Omicron scare
  22. WEST BENGAL : Bidhannagar police arrested two persons in Kolkata for allegedly carrying 13-kg explosives and weapons ahead of Christmas and New Year celebrations. According to reports, the explosives in possession of the accused are suspected to be arsenic sulphide and potassium nitrate. A 9mm pistol with one magazine and a carbine with two magazines were also seized.

    Notification : Department of Posts, Tariff & Costing (T&C) Section, Dak Bhawan invites applications for the engagement of Cost Accountant as consultants. The applicants must keep in mind that the online application which has started on 22 Dec will continue till January 3, 2022 (5:30 PM).

FINANCE

$USD 75.07💷GBP 100.69
BSE Sensex: 57,315.28
NIFTY : 17,072.62

  1. RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said that the Indian economy is facing severe headwinds due to global factors emanating from Omicron’s spread, according to the minutes of the Monetary Policy Committee meeting. “Supply disruptions, other bottlenecks…gained additional shelf life stretching into 2022,” Das said and added, “Omicron may cast some shadow on services that were showing signs of recovery.
  2. RBI has imposed monetary penalty on two payment system operators, One Mobikwik Systems Private Limited and Spice Money Limited, for violation of norms. They’ve been fined ₹1 crore each. “These actions are based on deficiencies in regulatory compliance and are not intended to pronounce upon…validity of any transaction or agreement entered into by the entities with…customers,” said RBI.

ENTERTAINMENT

  1. Bombay HC extends stay on summons to Alia in ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ case. The Bombay High Court on 22 Dec extended the stay granted on summons in the defamation case against Alia Bhatt and writers S Hussain Zaidi and Jane Borges in connection with upcoming film ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’. Babuji Shah, who claimed to be the adopted son of Gangubai, has alleged that the film is defamatory and tarnished the image of his late mother.
  2. Singer-songwriter Guru Randhawa has become the first Indian male singer to cross 30 million followers on Instagram.
  3. Conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar, who is being investigated by the ED in connection with Rs 200 crore extortion case, allegedly promised Jacqueline Fernandez a role in a big Hollywood production. According to the reports, he had gifted luxury items from Gucci, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, and a Mini Cooper among other things to actor Jacqueline Fernandez, had reportedly also promised her a role in a big Hollywood production.
  4. Several film theatres in Andhra Pradesh have stopped screening of films in protest against ongoing inspection against them and demanded an increase in the ticket prices at least in municipal and panchayat areas.
  5. Birthday today
    Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor (born 24 December 1956) is an Indian actor and producer who has appeared in over hundred Hindi-language films, as well as international films and television series. Kapoor was born in Mumbai to film producer Surinder Kapoor and appeared in his first film with a small role in the Umesh Mehra’s romance Hamare Tumhare (1979).
    He made his first debut film and then starred as a lead actor in the 1980 Telugu film, Vamsa Vruksham directed by Bapu.

Mohammed Rafi (24 December 1924 – 31 July 1980) was an Indian playback singer. He is considered as one of the greatest and most influential singers of the Indian subcontinent. He has recorded as many as 7405 songs in many languages

DEFENCE

  1. Indian Army launches contemporary messaging app ‘ASIGMAArmy Secure IndiGeneous Messaging Application. It is a new generation, state-of-the-art, web based application developed entirely in-house by team of officers of the Corps of Signals of the Army. The application is being deployed on the Army’s internal network as a replacement of Army Wide Area Network messaging application which has been in service for past the 15 years.
  2. DRDO has successfully conducted the flight test of Indigenously developed High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) ‘Abhyas’ from Integrated Test Range at Chandipur off the coast of Odisha.
  3. Recently DRDO conducts first flight test of indigenously developed surface-to-surface missile ‘Pralay’ of 150-500 km range, from Dr A P J Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha.

✈ INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  1. Foreign Secretary Harshvardhan Shringla began his two-day visit to Myanmar, 22 Dec. He handed over one million doses of ‘Made in India’ vaccines to the representatives of the Myanmar Red Cross Society to support the people of Myanmar, including those along the India-Myanmar border.
  2. India has called upon Israel and Palestine to act in accordance with the two-state solution. Speaking at the UN Security Council, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, TS Tirumurti expressed concern at the recent escalation in violence over the illegal settlements by Israel. Mr. Tirumurti referred to the 2334 resolution and called upon the parties to reverse the recent harmful trends in the region.
  3. The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved world’s first injectable medication for reducing the risk of acquiring HIV. Apretude is an injectable drug. Its generic name is “cabotegravir extended-release injectable suspension”. The drug provides an alternative to daily pills for HIV prevention, like Truvada and Descovy.
  4. NASA is all set to launch its much-awaited next-generation space telescope mission named “James Webb Space Telescope Mission”, as and when weather is clear. It will be launched on Ariane 5 rocket, operated by Arianespace.
  5. JWST has been in the works for decades. It has been jointly developed by NASA, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and the European Space Agency (ESA). JWST mission will provide improved infrared resolution and sensitivity as compared to Hubble Space Telescope. It will enable a broad range of investigations in the fields of astronomy & cosmology, including observation of some of most distant events and objects in space, like formation of the first galaxies and detailed atmospheric characteristics of potentially habitable exoplanets.

🌎 WORLD NEWS 🌍

  1. US health regulators authorized the first pill (a drug by Pfizer) against Covid-19. People will be able to take Pfizer drug at home.
  2. Bulgarian PM Kiril Petkov has said that retired persons who get inoculated against COVID-19 will be eligible to receive a cash reward from the government. All retired Bulgarians will receive 75 levs ($43.40) in addition to their pension over the next six months when they get vaccinated.
  3. The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) passed a resolution unanimously to permit exemptions in sanctions against the Taliban. Features of the resolution The exemptions seek to facilitate delivery of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan. It covers urgent humanitarian assistance and other activities, to support basic human needs in Afghanistan.
  4. China is set to send police advisers to the Solomon Islands in a bid to train the latter’s police force after the recent riots in the country. China will equip the Solomon Islands Police with shields, helmets, batons and other gears. The Solomon Islands witnessed anti-government riots in November amid the country’s decision to establish diplomatic relations with China.
  5. South Africa’s health regulator on Thursday approved Johnson and Johnson’s (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine for use as a second dose or booster shot.
  6. Northern Ireland on 22 Dec reported a record high of 3,231 COVID-19 cases, as nightclubs have been ordered to close down from Sunday due to the contagious Omicron variant.
  7. US President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law legislation that bans imports from China’s Xinjiang region over concerns about Beijing’s treatment of the Uyghur Muslim minority.

🚣🚴🏇🏊 SPORTS


  1. China flags Omicron concern, expects COVID cases due to participants coming to Beijing Winter Olympics : Beijing Winter Olympics Organisers strongly urged participants to get vaccinated for COVID-19 due to concerns about spread of the Omicron variant.
  2. Birthday: NEERAJ CHOPRA (born 24 December 1997) is an Indian track and field athlete, who competes in the javelin throw. As of August 2021, he is ranked second internationally by World Athletics. A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) in the Indian Army, Chopra is the first track and field athlete to win a gold medal for India at the Olympics. He is also the first track and field athlete from India to win at the IAAF World U20 Championships, where in 2016 he achieved a world under-20 record throw of 86.48 m, becoming the first Indian athlete to set a world record.
  3. Monank Patel-led USA defeated Ireland by 26 runs in first T20I of the three-match series in Florida. It’s USA’s first-ever victory in international cricket against a Test-playing nation. USA put up a total of 188/6 and restricted Ireland to 162/6. USA’s Gajanand Singh was named Player of the Match for scoring 65(42), including three fours and five sixes.
  4. Brazilian Olympic diver Ian Matos died aged 32 following illness after suffering from a lung infection. He was admitted to a hospital for around two months. Matos had competed in the men’s synchronised three-metre springboard at the 2016 Olympics in Rio and won three bronze medals at the 2010 South American Games.

NAGALAND : Kohima
CM : Neiphiu Rio
Gvnr : Jagdish Mukhi
🥇Gold ₹49,460@10 gm 24 (Krt)
🥈 Silver ₹66,200@ Kg
Petrol ₹ 98.05
Diesel ₹ 84.59

LPG : ₹919/14.2 Kg


🇮🇳 FACTS ABOUT INDIA 🇮🇳

Kohima is called the land of the Angami Naga tribe and derives its name from ‘Kewhira’ or ‘Kewhima’, meaning the land where the Kewhi flower grows. The city serpentines along the mountain ranges to the top and offers a pristine and seamless blend of nature and tribal traditions and culture.

😀Thought of the day

A beautiful soul loves without condition, talks without bad intention, gives without reason and most of all cares for people without any expectation.

JOKE OF THE DAY

Pappu : It is said that anytime,
Don’t laugh at the “circumstance”!!
The same situation can happen to us too.
so i just everyday

I laugh at the “situation” of “Ambani”..!!😜😜

😳WHY❓❓❓

Why are airplanes usually painted white?
✈️🛫🛬🛩️🚀
The main reason why aircraft are painted white or light colours is to reflect sunlight. Other colours will absorb most of the light. This is crucial as when sunlight is absorbed by an aircraft, this heats up the body of an airplane. Painting a passenger plane white minimises both the heating and potential damage from solar radiation not only when the airplane is in flight, but also when it’s parked on the runway.

When flying at high altitudes, airplanes are completely exposed to various atmospheric conditions. Coloured aircraft tend to fade over time, and thus require repainting to maintain their aesthetic appeal. Aside from the fact that paint adds significant weight to an aircraft –meaning more fuel is burned. White exteriors can enhance aircraft visibility and potentially increase its detection and avoidance by birds strike.

LEARN Sanskrit🙏🏻

दिवसेनैव तत् कुर्याद् येन रात्रौ सुखं वसेत्।
divasenaiva tat kuryād yena rātrau sukhaṃ vaset।

दिनभर ऐसा कार्य करो जिससे रात में चैन की नींद आ सके।

Do such a thing throughout the day, so that you can sleep peacefully in night.

🤔 HOW IT WORKS ⁉

A siren is a loud noise-making device. Generally used in factories and industries. Fire sirens are often called “fire whistles”, “fire alarms”, or “fire horns”.

It consists of an electric motor which turns a fan called the “rotor” or “impeller”, spinning inside a slotted drum called the “stator”. … Each time the rotor and stator holes align, a burst of air is forced through. The frequency of these bursts is the pitch of the siren.

💁🏻‍♂‍ GK TODAY

24th Dec National Consumer Rights Day : The Consumer Protection Act got President’s assent on this day in 1986.

BORN TODAY 🐣💐

Atal Bihari Vajpayee ( 25 December 1924 – 16 August 2018) was an Indian politician, statesman and a poet who served three terms as the Prime Minister of India, first for a term of 13 days in 1996, then for a period of 13 months from 1998 to 1999, and finally, for a full term from 1999 to 2004.

The administration of Narendra Modi declared in 2014 that Vajpayee’s birthday, 25 December, would be marked as Good Governance Day.

He died on 16 August 2018 due to an age-related illness.

🙏🏻 IDIOMS & PHRASES

Better late than never

Better to arrive late than not to come at all

ANTONYM
Sorrow – Joy

SYNONYMS

Joy – Delight

🛕 VEDIK GYAN

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

WHY ARE THE BEL LEAVES 🌿SO IMPORTANT FOR WORSHIPPING LORD SHIVA ?

Bilwa Patra leaves are important as their trifoliate shape signifies Shiva’s three eyes as well as the three spokes of the lords Trishul . Since they have a cooling effect, they are offered to the Shivalinga to soothe this hot-tempered deity.

The three segments of Bel leaf symbolically represents the three Gunas i.e. Tamas (physical body), Rajas (emotions) and satvic (intellect). The proportion of satvic component is more, hence the bel leaf has more capacity to absorb and emit satvic frequencies.

According to Brihaddharma Purana says Lakshmi prayed to Shiva every day and offered him 10,000 lotus buds. One day she fell short by two buds. Remembering that Vishnu had compared her breasts to lotus buds, she cut one off and offered it humbly. Before she could cut the other, Shiva, pleased with her, stopped her. Her cut breast became the fruit of the bel.Bhavishya Purana says after the samudra manthan, Lakshmi, emerged from the ocean on the ninth day of Bhadra and rested on the bel tree, so the bel is worshipped every year on that day.

🧬 HEALTH CARE: HOME REMEDIES🩺

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

Benefits of Cloves

Cloves contain fiber, vitamins, and minerals, so using whole or ground cloves to add flavor to your food can provide some important nutrients

Cloves are replete with powerful antioxidants that help fight free radical damage and boost our immunity. The oil obtained from clove is a good source of a compound called eugenol. The strong germicidal properties of clove help combat toothache, sore gums and ulcers.

The anti-inflammatory compounds help heal sore throats, cold and cough and headache. The eugenol present in clove helps ease digestion; healthy digestion is key to effective weight loss. Clove also helps rev up metabolism naturally. By fighting free radical activity, cloves may also help give you a beautiful skin

Note : It is advised that you can consume not more than 2 to 3 cloves a day. Excessive consumption of cloves can cause fluid imbalances and liver damage


Regards
CH Nαʋҽҽɳ Kυɱαɾ…
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🙏PLZ FOLLOW the GOVT. NORMS, MAINT SOCIAL DISTANCE, KEEP YOURSELF YOUR FAMILY SAFE🌼
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