25 Aug (Thursday)
Vedic Ritu: Varsha
Drik Ritu: Varsha
पक्ष :: Krishnapaksh
Month: Bhadrapada 13 (Purnimata)/ Sravana 28(Amanta)
Vikram Samvat – 2079
Shaka Samvat – 1944
Nakshatra: Vanija (up to 10:38 am) Vishti (up to 11:34 pm) Shakuni
Tithi : Trayodashi (up to 10:38 am) Chaturdashi
RahuKaal: 02:03 PM – 03:38 PM
GK TODAY : https://youtu.be/4c_7ttSURZs
TODAYS TOP NEWS
- Padma awards nominations portal launched; Sept 15 last date for submission
- Former Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu released a book titled New India – a compilation of selected articles of former Union Minister and Padma Vibhushan Arun Jaitley on his death anniversary 24 Aug in New Delhi
- Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying has invited applications for National Gopal Ratna Awards – 2022 online through the National Award portal.
- Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill today quit the party. In his letter to party president Sonia Gandhi, he said, the ideology and the vision of the current decision makers of the Congress is no longer in sync with the aspirations of the youth and modern India.
- Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal and Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways V K Singh witnessed signing of tripartite agreement for swift development of modern Multi Modal Logistics Parks MMLP under Bharatmala Pariyojna across the country.
- Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur launched the AzadiQuest, a series of online mobile games on the heroes and milestones of Indian freedom in New Delhi.
- Union Minister Jitendra Singh in Pune, unveiled the first hydrogen fuel cell bus made in India. Dr. Jitendra Singh referred to Green hydrogen as a superb clean energy vector that enables deep decarbonization of hard-to-abate emissions from the refining industry, the fertiliser industry.
- BIHAR : Nitish Kumar-led Grand Alliance wins trust motion in Bihar Assembly.
- Bihar Assembly Speaker Vijay Kumar Sinha, on August 24, 2022, resigned from the post after 20 months stint in the Chair.
- PUNJAB : PM Modi dedicated the Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital and Research Centre built on an approximately 50 acres area at Mullanpur in S A S Nagar district of Punjab to the nation. He was accompanied by Punjab Governor Banwari Lal Purohit, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann.
- MAHARASHTRA’S Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis said that the Comptroller and Auditor General will conduct a special audit into the functioning of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai.
- Supreme Court refers conflict between the Shiv Sena factions of Uddhav Thackeray and Eknath Shinde to 5-judge constitution bench for resolution.
- NEW APPOINTMENT : Vikram Doraiswami appointed as next High Commissioner of India to UK
- ASSAM : A court in Assam’s Kamrup district has issued summons to Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia in connection with a criminal defamation case filed against him by Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma
- BIHAR the Central Bureau of Investigation( CBI) today conducted raids at the residence of RJD MPs Faiyaz Ahmad and Asfaq Karim. The CBI also conducted raids at residences of RJD MLC Sunil Kumar Singh, former RJD MLC Subodh Rai and former RJD MLA Abu Dojana.
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- Adani group-owned AMG Media Networks (AMNL) acquires 29.18% stake in NDTV, makes Rs 493-crore open offer
- Asian Development Bank (ADB) to provide $96.3-mn loan to improve water supply in Himachal Pradesh.
- Godrej Agrovet signs MoUs with Assam, Manipur and Tripura to promote oil palm cultivation under NMEO-OP (National Mission on Edible Oils-Oil Palm) scheme
- Comedian Krushna Abhishek! Krushna Abhishek has confirmed that he won’t be a part of the new season of The Kapil Sharma Show.
- Comedian Raju Srivastava, who is currently admitted to Delhi’s AIIMS, is still unconscious but is stable.
- Director-producer Ekta Kapoor has filed a police complaint against fake casting agents who used her name to make calls and extort money from aspiring actors.
- The Indian Army has asked the technical team of Chennai-based drone maker Garuda Aerospace to modify drones for security needs.
- Russia’s Space Research Institute said it is ready to collaborate with France to develop India’s Shukrayaan orbiter, which is targeted for Venus launch in 2024
- China is”exponentially” increasing its warship capability and has reportedly re-started mass production of guided-missile destroyers.
- South African Army Chief Lieutenant General Lawrence Khulekani Mbatha meets Indian Army Chief General Manoj Pande in New Delhi.
✈ INTERNATIONAL NEWS
- Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today held discussions with academic leaders of the top Group of Eight Australian Universities on building successful Australia -India research collaborations.
- External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar today called on President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro in Brasilia. He conveyed warm greetings of PM Modi and congratulated on Brazil’s 200 years of Independence.
- Electronic-Passports will be rolled out during the next six months mostly by the end of this year or early next year. Secretary External Affairs, Dr Ausaf Sayeed informed this to the media in Hyderabad.
- Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan held discussions with academic leaders of the top Group of Eight Australian Universities on building successful Australia -India research collaborations.
🌎 WORLD NEWS 🌍
- Japan’s PM on Wednesday called for a push to revive the country’s nuclear power industry in a bid to tackle soaring imported energy costs linked to the Ukraine war.
- UN Relief Chief UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths called out the Taliban for reopening girls’ schools in a statement on Tuesday and said that the situation of Afghan women and girls is regressing.
- Thailand’s Constitutional Court on Wednesday suspended Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha from office while it considers a legal challenge that could see him thrown out months before an expected general election.
- US announces 3 billion Dollars in military aid to Ukraine.
- South Korea, US start joint military drills ‘Ulchi Freedom Shield’ in South Korea
- DURAND CUP 2022 : The match between ATK Mohun Bagan vs Mumbai City ended in a draw at Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata. Both team scored one goal each.
- Another match in the evening between Army Red and NEROCA FC also ended in a draw at Khuman Lampak Stadium Imphal. No team could scored any goal.
- Badminton Indian shuttlers MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila have made their way to pre-quarterfinals beating Danish pair of K Astrup – A Rasmussen 21-17, 21-16 24 Aug in the BWF Championships at Tokyo.
Capital : CHENNAI
Districts : 38
Formed : 26 Jan 1950
Governor: R. N. Ravi
CM : M. K. Stalin (DMK)
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LPG : ₹ 1,069.00 /14.2 Kg
🇮🇳 FACTS ABOUT INDIA 🇮🇳
West Bengal state. Founded as an East India Company trading post, it was India’s capital under the British Raj from 1773–1911.
The Dravidian-speaking tribe Bang/Banga that settled in the area around the year 1000 BCE. Other accounts speculate that the name is derived from Venga (Bôngo), which came from the Austric word “Bonga” meaning the Sun-god. According to the Mahabharata, the Puranas and the Harivamsha, Vanga was one of the adopted sons of King Vali who founded the Vanga Kingdom. It was either under Magadh or under Kalinga Rules except few years under Pals. The earliest reference to “Vangala” (Bôngal) has been traced in the Nesari plates (805 CE) of Rashtrakuta Govinda III which speak of Dharmapala as the king of Vangala. The records of Rajendra Chola I of the Chola dynasty, who invaded Bengal in the 11th century, use the term Vangaladesa.
😀Thought of the day
Life becomes more beautiful, when you realize the simple fact that, you'll never get the same moments twice.
JOKE OF THE DAY
Lady* – Doctor sir, my husband has started talking in his sleep! what to do?⁉️😳
Doctor – Give them a chance to speak during the day!
How do pigeons always find their way home?
The species of pigeon have navigational prowess. Pigeons can find their way home, even if released from a distant location blindfolded. They can navigate by sensing the earth’s magnetic fields, and perhaps also by using sound and smell. They can also use cues based on the position of the sun. One theory is that they have both a built-in ‘compass’ and a ‘mapping’ ability. The compass keeps them flying in the right general direction and mapping lets them compare where they are to where they want to go, which is home.
धूमिका* (Dhumika) : Fog
🤔 HOW IT WORKS ⁉
HOW TALC POWDER IS MADE?*
Talcum powder is made from talc, a mineral made up mainly of the elements magnesium, silicon, and oxygen. As a powder, it absorbs moisture well and helps cut down on friction, making it useful for keeping skin dry and helping to prevent rashes.
💁🏻♂ GK TODAY
Washing soda is a chemical compound with the formula Na2CO3 , known as sodium carbonate, and it’s a salt of carbonic acid.
BORN TODAY 🐣💐
VINESH PHOGAT* (born 25 August 1994) is an Indian wrestler who comes from a successful family of wrestlers, with her cousins Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari being international wrestlers and Commonwealth Games medalists as well. She became the first Indian woman wrestler to win Gold in both Commonwealth and Asian games.
Phogat has become the First Indian Athlete to be Nominated for Laureus World Sports Awards to be held on February 18, 2019.
🙏🏻 IDIOMS & PHRASES
Not a Bit – थोडा-सा भी नहीं.
*Carnal × Spiritual
🛕 VEDIK GYAN
(kindly inform, if given info is differ from actual facts🙏🏻)
STORY OF KARTIKEYA*
Kartikeya also known as Skanda, Kumara ,, Murugan and Subrahmanya, is the Hindu god of war. He is the son of Parvati and Shiva, brother of Ganesha,
Once Sati, the earlier incarnation of Mother Parvati was spending her time with the Lord. Her father Daksha Prajapati wanted to organize a huge Yajna. Daksha was an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu and never had any regard for Shiva whom he denounced as a mad chap and mendicant given to a wayward life. When Sati wanted to attend the Yajna conducted by her father, Shiva forbade her plans. Sati felt miserable and found her way neglecting Shiva’s advice. When all the gods had assembled there except Shiva, she did not receive a proper welcome which made her feel dishonoured. Therefore, not able to face her Lord who had already advised her not to go, she entered the sacrificial fire and gave up her body.
Subsequently, she was born in the house of Himavan, the ruler of mountains. She ardently worshipped Shiva and once again got married to him. Since the gods had attended the Yajna to which Shiva was not invited, they had to suffer miseries in the hands of demons called Taraka and Surapadma. They prayed for years to Lord Shiva to intervene in the matter and save them. Finally the Lord’s mercy gave way and he decided to give rise to a new manifestation of his power to kill the demons. From Lord Shiva’s eyes came out six sparks. Since they were too hot to be borne by any other element in the creation, the task was given to Agni to carry them forward.
Even Agni could not bear the heat of the sparks and therefore left them in a lake called Saravana. In the lake, the six sparks took form as six divine children. The exquisite charm of the children made Shiva and Parvati so happy and they asked the six Karthika sisters to take care of the babies. Sine the children was reared by Karthika sisters, later the name Karthikeya ensued.
Lord Shiva and Parvati came to the lake and Parvati embraced all the six children together and as a result they got one single body with six heads. This is the reason why Karthikeya is also called Shanmuka (six faced Lord).
Mother Parvati gifted him with the divine weapon called ‘Vel’ and Lord Karthikeya used the weapon to fight with the demons and put them to death. Once he emerged victoriously, he was heralded by the gods in several terms and Indra, the King of gods gifted Karthikeya his daughter Devasena in marriage. The heavens and the worlds witnessed the marriage with celebrity. Karthikeya brought immortal fame to his parents by achieving a stupendous task with ease. Later he manifested in different ways to please his devotees.
🧬 HEALTH CARE: HOME REMEDIES🩺
(Note : These home tips followed in villages/ancient traditions, it is up to you to use it or not🙏🏻)
sugarcane juice* benefits, you’ll find that it has been attributed as a natural remedy to a score of problems. It’s rich in antioxidants so it helps fights infections and boost the immunity. It’s rich in iron, magnesium, calcium and other electrolytes so it’s great for dehydration. It helps cure the common cold and other infections and also fight fever as it boosts the body’s protein levels.
- One of the most important health benefits of sugarcane juiceis that it is a diuretic which means that it helps treat urinary tract infections, kidney stones and ensure proper functioning of the kidneys.
- According to Ayurveda, sugarcane juice helps strengthen your liver and is thus suggested as a remedy for jaundice. Jaundice is a condition where you find yellow pigmentation of the skin and membrane due to elevated levels of a substance known as bilirubin in the bodily fluids and is triggered by poor functioning liver. What sugarcane juice does is replenish your body with proteins lost and nutrients that it needs to recover quickly.
- Sugarcane juice is extremely rich in minerals which helps prevent tooth decay and bad breath.
CH Nαʋҽҽɳ Kυɱαɾ…✒️
🙏PLZ FOLLOW the GOVT. NORMS, MAINT SOCIAL DISTANCE, KEEP YOURSELF YOUR FAMILY SAFE🌼