26 Feb (Saturday)
Shishir Ritu Krishna पक्ष::
Month: Phalguna 10, (Purnimata)/ Magha 25 (Amanta) According to Purnimanta calendar (Ujjain)
Vikram Samvat – 2078
Nakshatra : Moola (up to 10:32 am) Purva Ashadha
Titi: Dashami (up to 10:39 am) Ekadashi
Rahu Kaal :09:47 AM – 11:13 AM
TODAYs TOP NEWS
- India administers over 176.86 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses; Recovery rate stands at 98.49%
- The Ministry of Education has launched a Bhasha Certificate Selfie Campaign to encourage cultural diversity and promote multilingualism and to foster the spirit of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat.
- Bhasha Certificate Selfie initiative aims to promote Bhasha Sangam mobile app, developed by Ministry of Education and MyGov India. Using the app, people can learn 100 sentences of daily use in 22 scheduled Indian languages.
- Election Commission has said that the seizures valuing more than 1,000 crore rupees were made in the ongoing Assembly Elections of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur and Goa. However, the voting in Goa, Punjab and Uttarakhand have already concluded.
- Union Minister for MSME, Narayan Rane announced establishment of MSME-Technology Centre at Sindhudurg and launched the MSME RuPay Credit Card on Friday. The MSME-Technology Center to be set up at Sindhudurg at a cost of about Rs 200 crore will enhance the competitiveness of MSME industries. It will also provide advisory support for technology as well as its intuition by enhancing the employment potential of unemployed youth in the area of those industries.
- ASSAM : President Ram Nath Kovind arrived in Guwahati on Friday on a three-day visit to Assam, where he will take part in a series of programmes including the launch of the 400th birth anniversary celebrations of legendary Ahom general Lachit Borphukan in Guwahati. LACHIT BORPHUKAN was a commander and Borphukan in the Ahom kingdom, located in present-day Assam, India, known for his leadership in the 1671 Battle of Saraighat that thwarted a drawn-out attempt by Mughal forces under the command of Ramsingh I to take over Ahom kingdom.
- DELHI; Night Curfew to be Lifted, Schools to Resume With Fully Offline Classes from April 1: CM Kejriwal
- ODISHA : Former Odisha CM Hemananda Biswal passed away on 25 Feb at the age of 82 while undergoing treatment for pneumonia at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar. He had served as Odisha’s CM from December 1989-March 1990 and from December 1999-March 2000.
- RAJASTHAN on 23 Feb reverted to the old scheme to provide guaranteed pension to state govt employees. With this announcement in the state Budget, the 18-year-old contributory ‘New Pension Scheme’ comes to an end. Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot said that, for all employees appointed after January 1, 2004, will implement the old pension scheme from the coming year.
- TAMIL NADU : The Central Bureau of Investigation CBI has arrested NSE’s former group operating officer Anand Subramanian in the alleged irregularities in the stock market manipulation case. He was arrested from his Chennai home
- UTTAR PRADESH : The election campaign for the fifth phase of polling ended in Uttar Pradesh on Friday evening as the silence period kicks off under the model code of conduct. Polling on 61 seats of 12 districts will be held on 27th February. The district going to poll In this phase are Barabanki Raebareli Pratapgarh Kaushambi Prayagraj Ayodhya Sravasti Bahraich Gonda Sultanpur, Amethi and Chitrakoot.
- Uttar Pradesh government has issued a 24X7 helpline number to help people from the state who are stranded in Ukraine amid the ongoing Russian invasion. Why Russia Invaded Ukraine, what is the ingoing conflict :
💷 GBP 100.67
BSE Sensex 55,858.52
NIFTY : 16,658.40
According to SEBI, Sunitha Anand, wife of former NSE official Anand Subramanian, arrested by the CBI, was hired at an annual salary of ₹ 60 lakh at NSE. Between 2013 and 2016, her compensation was more than doubled from ₹ 60 lakh to ₹ 1.34 crore. Her contract was foreclosed in December 2016, the same month as Chitra Ramkrishna’s exit from NSE.
- Actor Sonu Sood took to Twitter and requested the Indian Embassy to find an alternate route for the evacuation of Indian citizens stuck in Ukraine. “There are 18,000 Indian students and many families who are stuck on Ukraine, I am sure the Government must be trying their best to get them back,” Sood tweeted.
- Oscar and Emmy-nominated actress Sally Kellerman passed away at 84 on Thursday. She died of heart failure at her home in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles, her manager Alan Eichler said. Sally had a career of more than 60 years in films and television
- A joint military exercise, EX DHARMA GUARDIAN-2022, between India and Japan will be conducted at Foreign Training Node, Belagavi in Karnataka from 27th February to 10th of March.
- Exercise DHARMA GUARDIAN is an annual training event which is being conducted in India since 2018. Notably, in the series of military training exercises undertaken by India with various countries, Exercise DHARMA GUARDIAN with Japan is crucial and significant in terms of security challenges faced by both nations in the backdrop of current global situation.
- Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has said that the Government’s commitment towards reduction in imports and modernisation of armed forces with indigenous technology has been given further impetus in this budget.
- Approval for the appointment of Air Marshal Sreekumar Prabhakaran as the new Commander of IAF’s Western Command Headquarters from 01 March.
- Providing a further boost to the ‘Make in India’ initiative of the government in the defence sector, the acquisition wing of the Ministry of Defence has today signed a contract for ₹ 1,075 crore with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) for the retro-modification of Commander Sight of Battle Tanks-T-90.
- What does retro-modification mean:
The new retro-modified commander sight employs a thermal imager capable of detecting the targets at 8 km during day and night and a Laser Ranger Finder (LRF) to find the ranges accurately up to 5 km, thereby enhancing its capability to engage the target at longer ranges.
✈ INTERNATIONAL NEWS
- Centre organizing evacuation flights for Indians in Ukraine
- PM Modi spoke on telephone with Russian President Vladimir Putin. President Putin briefed PM Modi about the recent developments regarding Ukraine. In a release, Prime Minister’s Office said, the Prime Minister reiterated his long-standing conviction that the differences between Russia and the NATO group can only be resolved through honest and sincere dialogue.
- The Prime Minister appealed for an immediate cessation of violence, and called for concerted efforts from all sides to return to the path of diplomatic negotiations and dialogue. Why students of india studying in ukraine..?
Bcoz:. The medical Universities in Ukraine are recognized in India by NMC (earlier MCI).
b. High quality education conforming to globally-recognized standards.
c. The education consultancies have simplified the process by providing admission as well as prep courses for licensing programs so that’s a much sought help. MBBS Admissions in Top Government Universities of Ukraine are very easy and simple.
d. Full MBBS course at a much affordable rate for Indians.
- Ahead of the crucial vote at United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Friday on the Russian attack on Ukraine, external affairs minister S Jaishankar received a phone call from Ukrainian foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba, during which he said that India “”supports diplomacy and dialogue as the way out”.
- The first batch of Indian nationals from Ukraine arrived in Romania on Friday afternoon after crossing the Suceava border post.
🌎 WORLD NEWS 🌍
- RUSSIA Vs UKRAINE
a. Russia’s paratroops seize control of Chernobyl nuclear power plant and its surrounding areas in Ukraine.
b. United Nations Security Council to vote on draft resolution demanding Moscow to withdraw its troops from Ukraine immediately.
- Russia’s civil aviation authority has banned U.K. flights to and over Russia in retaliation to the British ban on Aeroflot flights.
- Russia’s communications regulator Roskomnadzor on Friday said it was partially limiting access to Facebook in response to restrictions the US social media giant imposed on Russian media, accusing Facebook of “censorship”
- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy tweeted a self-shot video from a street in Kyiv on Friday and said, “We are all here – defending our Independence, our state!” “It will continue to be so. Glory to our defenders! Glory to Ukraine,” he added while accompanying his aides. This comes amid claims that he escaped from the city.
- The Syrian Presidency on Friday said President Bashar al-Assad called Russian President Vladimir Putin and supported him on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Assad described Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as a “correction of history”. Syria is an ally of Russia following a Russian military campaign in Syria in 2015 that helped influence the outcome of a civil war in Assad’s favour.
- Russian Defence Ministry on Friday said 118 Ukrainian military facilities were destroyed during special operation by Russian Air Force and troops of Donetsk and Luhansk, the separatist regions of Eastern Ukraine recognised by Russia. Ministry also claimed it downed five combat aircraft, 18 tanks and seven rocket launchers. This comes as Russia mounted a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on Thursday.
- Manchester United have cancelled their £40 million sponsorship deal with Russian airline Aeroflot after Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine.
- Czech Republic PM Petr Fiala banned Russian airlines from Saturday amid war between Russia and Ukraine
- China is attempting to impose its agenda in Southeast Asia by establishing its Confucius Institutes (CIs), expanding ‘soft borders’ without using military force, Global Strat View asserted.
- Pakistani tycoon Zakir Jaffer’s son Zahir has been sentenced to death for raping and beheading 27-year-old woman Noor Mukadam after she rejected his marriage proposal last year. The 30-year-old had held her hostage at his home in Islamabad and tortured her for two days before killing her, according to reports. Noor, a former diplomat’s daughter, was his childhood friend.
- US President Joe Biden has nominated Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve as a judge in the US Supreme Court. If confirmed by the Senate, Jackson will become the first African-American woman in American history to serve in the highest court
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- Star Indian lifter Mirabai Chanu qualified for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in the 55kg weight category on 25 Feb by clinching the gold in the Singapore Weightlifting International. Competing in the 55kg weight class for the first time, Chanu lifted 191kg (86kg 105kg) to stand on top of the podium in an uncompetitive field.
The second placed lifter — Australia’s Jessica Sewastenko’s best effort was 167kg (77kg 90kg), a whopping 24kg less than Chanu’s.
- Indian weightlifter Sanket Sargar broke Commonwealth and national records to clinch a gold medal in the men’s 55 kg category at Singapore Weightlifting International on Friday. With this, Sanket qualified for Commonwealth Games 2022. Sargar lifted 256kg (Snatch- 113kg; Clean and Jerk- 143kg). Meanwhile, Ch Rishikanta Singh, who lifted total 246kg, also qualified after winning a sliver medal.
- BCCI has decided to start the Senior Women’s T20 and Col CK Nayudu Trophy for 2021-22 season between March and May, said BCCI Secretary Jay Shah. The two tournaments were postponed by the BCCI, along with the Ranji Trophy, due to omicron variant and the resulting rise in COVID cases.
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CM : Pramod Sawant (BJP)
Districts : 2
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🇮🇳 FACTS ABOUT INDIA 🇮🇳
In 2019, on this day, Indian Air Force carried out airstrikes in Pakistan
s Balakot, targetting Jaish-e-Muhammeds (JeM) terror training camps. The JeM had claimed responsibility of a deadly terror attack on February 14 in Pulwama, killing more than 40 CRPF personnel
😀 Thought of the day
The sun himself is weak when he first rises, and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on.
JOKE OF THE DAY
Teacher : Why does ‘The
Great Wall of China’
features in the ‘7
Wonders of the World’?
Pappu : Because it is the first and only Chinese
product which lasted for so long.
Why do dogs run behind vehicles? 🚗 🦮
Dogs get super active post 10 or 11 PM. They rest the whole day and wander in the night. Anything flashy, too loud or too fast, before they could smell they will prepare for a attack thinking the approaching thing some intruders and the dog needs to save itself and others.
Actual dogs are territorial animals and they have their own इलाका ( territories) like we humans have. That’s why they keep urinating on trees, vehicles to expand their area.
When any vehicle which has urine of any other dog comes in their territory they think that some dog from outside is coming in their territory, so they run after the car to keep, other so called Dogs, out of the area.
नात्यन्त गुणवत् किञ्चित नाचाप्यत्यन्तनिर्गुणम् ।
उभयं सर्वकार्येषु दृष्यते साध्वासाधुवा ॥
nātyanta guṇavat kiñcita nācāpyatyantanirguṇam ।
ubhayaṃ sarvakāryēṣu dṛṣyatē sādhvāsādhuvā ॥
Meaning : There is no work which is good in all respects, nor bad in all respects Both good and bad exist in every work.
भावार्थ : ऐसा कोई भी कार्य नही है, जो सर्वदा अच्छा हो, या सर्वदा बुरा हो, अच्छे और बुरे गुण तो प्रत्येक कार्य में होते ही है।
निर्विघ्न Nirvighnam : Uninterrupted
🤔 HOW IT WORKS ⁉
What adaptations allow the frog to live on land and in water? 🐸
Frogs start their lives as aquatic tadpoles with gills to breathe. As tadpoles grow into frogs, lungs replace the gills and allow frogs to breathe on land. Frogs’ skin is covered by a layer of slime that dissolves oxygen from air and water. Numerous blood vessels present in frogs’ thin skin absorb the oxygen🐸
💁🏻♂ GK TODAY
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was created in 1949 by the United States, Canada, and other western European nations to provide collective security against the Soviet Union. NATO constitutes a system of collective security, whereby its independent member states agree to mutual defence in response to an attack by any external party.
NATO, comprises 30 countries from the original 12 countries that signed the North Atlantic Treaty on 4 April 1949. The founding members of NATO are– Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, United Kingdom and the United States.
BORN TODAY 🐣💐
(i) Shaktikanta Das (born 26 February 1957)
Currently serving as the 25th governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). He is a retired 1980 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Tamil Nadu cadre.
(ii) Bandaru Dattatreya (born 26 February 1947) is an Indian politician & the current Governor of the State of Haryana since 2021. He was the Member of Lok Sabha for Secunderabad from 2014 to 2019
(iii) Bajrang Punia (born 26 February 1994) is a freestyle wrestler from India. He competes in 65 kg weight category.
He has won three medals at the World Wrestling Championships.
🙏🏻 IDIOMS & PHRASES
The ball is in your court It’s your decision
Chiefly – Mainly
🛕 VEDIK GYAN
(kindly inform, if given info is vary from actual facts🙏🏻)
Names of the 12 months of the Indian Civil Calendar and their correlation with the Gregorian calendar:
- Chaitra (30/ 31* Days) Begins March 22/ 21*
- Vaisakha (31 Days) Begins April 21
- Jyaistha (31 Days) Begins May 22
- Asadha (31 Days) Begins June 22
- Shravana (31 Days) Begins July 23
- Bhadra (31 Days) Begins August 23
- Asvina (30 Days) Begins September 23
- Kartika (30 Days) Begins October 23
- Agrahayana (30 Days) Begins November 22
- Pausa (30 Days) Begins December 22
- Magha (30 Days) Begins January 21
12. Phalguna (30 Days) Begins February 20
🧬 HEALTH CARE: HOME REMEDIES🩺
( Note : These home tips followed in villages/ancient traditions, it is up to you to use it or not🙏🏻)
Home Remedies for Fever
For treating malarial fever you can check out the home remedies for malaria fever
Holy Basil /Tulsi
Sponging the forehead and the body with cold water is a commonly recommended practice in high fever and in fever due to sun-stroke. For better results, add 1 teaspoonful of rose water to the cold water before sponging. You could even add the rose water to an ice-bag and use it for sponging.
Take about 20 fresh leaves of Holy Basil. Take a small piece of ginger and about 5 grains of black pepper. Boil them together in your tea and drink the warm liquid.
Note: Never attempt to force-feed a person down with fever since the body is struggling to counter the fever and food may only aggravate the situation (the person is likely to vomit).
CH Nαʋҽҽɳ Kυɱαɾ…✒️
🙏 PLZ FOLLOW the GOVT. NORMS, MAINT SOCIAL DISTANCE, KEEP YOURSELF YOUR FAMILY SAFE🌼