IMPORTANCE OF TRISHUL IN SANATANDHARM https://youtu.be/6sbmBdzxx40?si=eNrvDHMDCt7BAX1e

  1. The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has commissioned India’s largest solar-battery energy storage system (BESS) in Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh.
  2. PM Modi dedicated five AIIMS to the nation: Rajkot (Gujarat), Bathinda (Punjab), Raebareli (Uttar Pradesh), Kalyani (West Bengal), Mangalagiri (Andhra Pradesh).
  3. Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA), an autonomous body under the Union Culture Ministry, has proposed to conduct a linguistic survey across the country to create a ‘Language Atlas’ of India, a pan-India Language Mapping Project.
  4. PM Modi recently inaugurated two institutes of the Union Ministry of Ayush, marking a significant step forward in the promotion of healthcare across the nation. The inauguration ceremony, held virtually, saw the unveiling of the ‘Central Research Institute of Yoga & Naturopathy’ (CRIYN) in Jhajjar, Haryana, and the National Institute of Naturopathy (NIN) titled ‘NISARG GRAM’ in Pune, Maharashtra.
  5. India’s first septic tank cleaning robot, offering an end-to-end solution to eliminate manual scavenging, is strengthening the Swachhata Abhiyan in different corners of the country. The technology called Homosep Atom solves manual cleaning methods and transforms them into robotic cleaning methods.
  6. Centre approves interest-free loans to Loan to FCV tobacco growers in Andhra Pradesh.
  7. CPI announces candidates in Kerala for Lok Sabha election.
  8. Congress’ Lone MP from Jharkhand Geeta Koda resigns from party, joins BJP.
    https://youtu.be/6sbmBdzxx40?si=eNrvDHMDCt7BAX1e
  9. Two lanes of reconstructed Gokhale bridge in Mumbai thrown open for traffic. The Gokhale bridge was shut for vehicular traffic from November 7, 2022 due to its dilapidated condition.
  10. J&K: Lieutenant G Manoj Sinha inaugurates 2nd Aerosol Winter School – ‘Manthan 2024’ at Central University of Jammu.
  11. Banks & Post offices to help ECI step-up voter education and outreach ahead of Lok Sabha polls.
  12. Recently Odisha state cabinet has approved extending its farmer welfare scheme KALIA (Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation) for another three years from 2024-2025 to 2026-2027.
  13. Sikkim all set to get its first railway station after a long wait of 49 years! The upcoming Sikkim railway station will be an integral part of the Sivok-Rangpo railway project, which was initiated in October 2009. Stretching nearly 45 km from West Bengal’s Sivok to Sikkim’s Rangpo, the railway line will have five stations. Notably, Teesta Bazar could be India’s maiden underground halt station.
  14. Union Minister Pralhad Joshi on Monday informed that there are chances that Bharatiya Janata Party might field External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman from the constituencies in Karnataka in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
  15. The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) got a shot in its arm in Tamil Nadu on Monday with GK Vasan-led Tamil Maanila Congress announcing its decision to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha poll as part of the coalition. This is the first formal tie-up that the BJP has struck with any Tamil Nadu party for General Elections in the state where it lost erstwhile ally AIADMK in 2023.
  16. The CPI has picked senior leader Annie Raja to contest from the Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency even as the Congress continues to debate whether it would field Rahul Gandhi from the Kerala seat for a second time.

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

  1. Hindu prayers will continue in the southern cellar of the Gyanvapi mosque in Varanasi, the Allahabad high court said on Monday while dismissing a plea that had challenged the district court’s order to this effect.
  2. The Calcutta High Court on Monday stayed proceedings for 12 weeks in an FIR registered against a senior official and host of a show at a Bengali news channel over reporting on violence-hit Sandeshkhali.
  3. The West Bengal Police has arrested Ajit Maiti, Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader, in the Sandeshkhali area of North 24 Parganas district. Maiti, who is known to be a close associate of the absconding TMC strongman Shahjahan Sheikh, was arrested after complaints were received regarding land grabbing from villagers.
  4. Tripura government has suspended Indian Forest Service officer Pravin L Agrawal following the row over naming a lion and lioness ‘Akbar’ and ‘Sita’, on which a case was filed by the Vishva Hindu Parishad.
  5. Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij Monday said the probe into the killing of Indian National Lok Dal (INLD)’s state unit chief Nafe Singh Rathee will be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation even as 12 people including a former MLA were booked in connection with the murder.
  6. A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court asked Bharatiya Janata Party MP Pragya Singh Thakur, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, to appear before it from Tuesday onwards for recording of statements and warned her of ‘necessary action’ if she fails to do so.
  7. Farmers in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh hold tractor march against WTO, joined the tractor march on the call of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM).
    • The protesting farmers also burnt effigies of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), which, they said, was preventing the Indian Government from procuring farm produce on MSP beyond a certain limit.

Minister: Nirmala Sitharaman.
Commerce & Industry: Piyush Goyal
RBI Gvrnr: Shaktikanta Das
President of the World Bank: Ajay Banga
IMF MD: Kristalina Georgieva

$ USD ₹ 82.86
💷 GBP ₹ 105.09
€ Euro: ₹ 89.82

GDP(PPP): $13.119 trillion purchasing power parity (PPP)
GDP (nominal): $3.73 trillion
(Nominal means total market value of all goods and services produced in a country’s economy) .
GDP growth: 7.6% (Q2 2023-24)
India is the fifth largest economy in the world.
Inflation rate: Retail Inflation 5.69% in Dec 2023
Population: 143.86 cr
(17.7% of the total world population).
Unemployment: 10.09% (Oct2023)
Per capita: This income is also known as average income as it is calculated by dividing the total income of the country by the total population of the country.
GDP per capita:
$2,845 (Nominal; 2024)
$9,983 (PPP; 2024)

BSE SENSEX: 72,790.13 −352.66 (0.48%)🔻
NIFTY: 22,122.05 −90.65 (0.41%)🔻

Rates in Financial Capital Mumbai
GOLD: ₹ 62,830/10gm (24 krt)
SILVER: ₹ 74,400/KG

FUEL in DELHI

PETROL: ₹ 97/Ltr
DIESEL: ₹ 90/Ltr
CNG: ₹ 76/Ltr
LPG: ₹ 903/14.2 Kg

FUEL in MUMBAI

PETROL: ₹ 106/Ltr
DIESEL: 95/Ltr
Auto Gas: ₹ 60/Ltr
CNG: 76/Kg
LPG: ₹ 903/14.2 Kg

  1. The Vimarsh 2023 5G Hackathon, a collaborative effort between Telecom Centres of Excellence (TCoE) India under the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D), Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), aimed to revolutionize Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) operations.
  2. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chaired a meeting with Start-up and FinTech Ecosystem Entities, in New Delhi, yesterday.
  3. Anant Ambani- Radhika Merchant wedding is one of the much-awaited events of 2024! But before the wedding of the year, the Ambani family has taken a remarkable initiative of building 14 new temples in Jamnagar, Gujarat. These temples are an architectural wonder, and are adorned with intricately carved pillars, sculptures of different deities, and colourful fresco-style paintings.
  4. Vietnam-based electric vehicle maker VinFast Auto Ltd commenced construction work for establishing a new integrated EV manufacturing unit at Thoothukudi in southern Tamil Nadu where the company has planned to invest ₹4000 crore, spread over 5 years.
  5. Krutrim, an Artificial Intelligence start-up launched by Ola founder Bhavish Aggarwal, has rolled out an AI chatbot in public beta, similar to OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Google’s Gemini.

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

  1. Yami Gautam’s new Bollywood movie, ‘Article 370’, has been banned in Gulf countries. The ban is likely to hurt its earnings abroad. The movie has been doing well at the box office and has also earned good word of mouth. The reasons for the ban have not been shared by the authorities. The ban in the Gulf is another dampener on the Hindi film industry.
  2. The music world mourns the passing of legendary ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas, who died at the age of 72 after a prolonged illness.
  3. The Indian film industry director Kumar Shahani, passed away at the age of 83 in Kolkata on Saturday (24 Feb).
  4. Bhojpuri singer Chhotu Pandey was among the nine people killed in a collision between a truck, a jeep and a motorcycle in Bihar’s Kaimur district, the police said on Monday. The incident took place on GT Road near Devkali village in Mohania police station area on Sunday evening.

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. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has taken significant stride in bolstering the nation’s air defense capabilities with the development of the Surface to Air Missile for Assured Retaliation (SAMAR-2) missile system. This innovative system leverages repurposed Russian R-27 air-to-air missiles, transforming them into a potent surface-to-air defense solution.
  2. Indian Air Chief Marshal V R Chaudhari arrived at Dhaka on Monday for a three day visit. He is visiting Bangladesh at the invitation of Air Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan, the Chief of Air Staff, Bangladesh Air Force. The Indian Air Force Chief is accompanied by a three member delegation team.
    • The Indian Air Force Chief is scheduled to pay courtesy calls on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, all three Service Chiefs and meet other senior officers from the Bangladesh Armed Forces. He will also be visiting major Bangladesh Air Force air bases during the course of his visit, according to the Indian High Commission in Dhaka.
  3. The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has handed over 23 Licensing Agreements for Transfer of Technology (LATOT) to 22 industries in domains including electronics, laser technology, combat vehicles, naval systems and aeronautics. The licences were handed over during a DRDO-industry meet organised at the Maharashtra MSME Defence Expo 2024, Pune.
  4. India, Japan Military Conduct Annual Combat Drill The 5th edition Indian Army and Japan Ground Self Defence Forces joint exercise ‘Dharma Guardian 2024’ commenced on February 25th at Mahajan Field Firing Ranges in Rajasthan.
  5. Several Indians, who worked as support staff to the Russian forces, were discharged following India’s demand, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said.
    • It said India remains committed, as a matter of “top priority”, to actively pursuing with the Russian authorities all the relevant cases of Indian nationals for an early discharge from the Russian army.
  6. The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to ensure that women were granted permanent commission in the Indian Coast Guard (ICG), saying women can’t be left out in 2024.
    • A three-judge Bench led by CJI DY Chandrachud told Attorney General R Venkataramani after the Centre submitted that there were functional differences in the Indian Coast Guard because of which women officers can’t be given permanent commission unlike the Army, Navy and Air Force.

External affairs Minister: Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

  1. Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) has announced the introduction of a five-year multiple-entry visa aimed at enhancing travel between India and the UAE. This initiative comes in response to the significant increase in Indian visitors to Dubai, With a 25% increase in Indian visitors in 2023, totaling 2.46 million.
  2. Saad Ahmad Warraich assumes responsibility as Pakistan’s new Charge d’Affaires in New Delhi.
  3. BJP President J P Nadda meets Norwegian parliamentary delegation in New Delhi.
  4. India now elicits more befitting responses on long-standing challenge of cross-border terrorism along Western front, says EAM S Jaishankar.
  5. International Yoga Festival 2024 to be held in Rishikesh from March 8-14.

UNO Gen. Secy: António Guterres.

  1. In Pakistan, Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of three-time Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, became the first woman Chief Minister of West Punjab on Monday (26th February 2024).
  2. The UAE swiftly exits the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) gray list, lauded for its anti-money laundering efforts. Expected benefits include smoother transactions and increased trade. UAE’s addition to the increased monitoring list in March 2022 marked a swift transformation. 🇳🇦Namibia and 🇰🇪Kenya have been placed on the gray list following the latest FATF review.
  3. Palestinian PM Mohammad Shtayyeh resigns over Gaza war.

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. WOMENS PREMIER LEAGUE 2024
    Monday, 26 Feb 2024
    4th Match • Bengaluru, M.Chinnaswamy Stadium
    Up-warriorz
    UPW: 119-9 (20)
    Delhi-capitals-women
    DCW: 123-1 (14.3)
    Delhi Capitals Women won by 9 wkts
  2. CRICKET TEST SERIES 2024
    • INDIA Vs England
    • 4th Test
    • India won by 5 wkts
    • ENG: 353 &145
    • IND: 307 &192/5
    • PLAYER OF THE MATCH: Dhruv Jurel
  3. PRO KABADDI
    • 26 February 2024
    • GMC Balayogi Sports Complex, Gachibowli, Hyderabad
    • Eliminator 1
      • Dabang Delhi K.C.: 35
        • Vs
      • Patna Pirates: 37
    • Eliminator 2
      • Gujarat Giants: 25
        • Vs
      • Haryana Steelers: 42
  4. Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin etched his name in cricketing history, surpassing legendary leg-spinner Anil Kumble to become the leading wicket-taker in Test matches played on Indian soil.
    • Taking his tally to 351 wickets in Tests played in India. This eclipsed Kumble’s previous record of 350 wickets achieved in 63 matches.

IRAN also known as Persia. 
Capital: TEHRAN
Iran Flag: 🇮🇷
SUPREME LEADER: Ali Khamenei
PRESIDENT: Ebrahim Raisi
POPULATION: 87,590,873 (2023 estimate) 
Language: Persian (Farsi)
TOTAL AREA: 1,648,195 km2

National Animal:  Asiatic Lion 
National Flower: Water Lily (nymphaea) 
National Game: Wrestling (DeFacto)
Other games: Polo, football
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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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 On February 26, 1966, one of India’s greatest freedom fighters Vinayak Damodar ‘Veer’ Savarkar’ breathed his last. He was born on 28 May 1883, Ratnagiri district, Bombay state, British India.

He was an freedom fighter and an Indian independence activist and politician who formulated the Hindu nationalist philosophy of Hindutva. Savarkar had been sent to the Cellular Jail in the Andamans in 1910 to serve a sentence of 50 years of hard labour. Although he was shifted to India in 1921, he was kept in various jails until 1924. Even after release, he was kept under one restriction or the other until 1937. Savarkar endorsed the idea of India as a Hindu Rashtra.

Positive thinking is not about expecting the best to happen every time but accepting that whatever happens is the best for this moment. 

पिता – “बेटा, एक ज़माना था जब मैं 10/- ले कर बाज़ार जाता था और

किराना, सब्ज़ी, दूध सब ले आता था…”

बेटा – “पिताजी, अब ज़माना बदल गया है।
आजकल हर दूकान पे CCTV-Camera 📷लगे होते हैं…” 😜😜 🎭🎭

REASON BEHIND RAJASTHAN DESERT

The Western part of Rajasthan is a desert because the temperature remains very high in summer and the Aravallis lie parallel to the path of the Arabian Sea Branch of the southwest monsoons , there by causing no orographic rainfall. … Thus the deserts are formed.

The Thar Desert in Rajasthan, also known as the Great Indian Desert, is a large arid region in the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent that covers an area of 200,000 km² and forms a natural boundary between India and Pakistan. It is the world’s 20th-largest desert, and the world’s 9th-largest hot subtropical desert. 

आचाराल्लभते धर्मम् आचाराल्लभते धनम् । 
आचाराच्छ्रियमाप्नोति आचारो हन्त्यलक्षणम् ॥ 
– 

 Mahasubhashitsangrah
ācārāllabhatē dharmam
ācārāllabhatē dharmam । 
ācārācchriyamāpnōti ācārō hantyalakṣaṇam ॥
 
भावार्थ : सदाचार से ही धर्म की प्राप्ति होती है, सदाचार से ही धन की प्राप्ति होती है, सदाचार से ही उच्च स्थान प्राप्त होता है, सदाचार से ही अशुभ लक्षणों का नाश होता है।

Meaning: Through good conduct one attains Dharma; through good conduct one attains wealth; through good conduct one attains a High position; good conduct scares bad luck away
पुनरपि – बार–बार।

Naphthalene/Mothballs are small pellets of pungent substance stored among clothing to kill moths and discourage them from breeding in your belongings.

There are two different kinds of mothballs used to combat moths. In one type, the main ingredient is naphthalene, and in the other the main ingredient is paradichlorobenzene.

Whether the mothballs you are using contain naphthalene or paradichlorobenzene, the mothballs will sublimate. Upon undergoing sublimation, these mothballs will go from a solid to a gas, and release fumes. These fumes are toxic to moths and moth larvae, and should kill them or deter them from the area.

27 February – World NGO Day

The day is dedicated to recognising, celebrating, and honour all non-governmental and non-profit organisations, and also the people behind them that contribute to society.

Bookanakere Siddalingappa Yediyurappa (born 27 February 1943) is an Indian politician who was the Chief Minister of Karnataka.

The early bird gets the worm 
The first people who arrive will get the best stuff

ANTONYM 
Blame × Praise
SYNONYMS
Disclose: Reveal

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

Lord Balaji other name is Sri Venkateswara literally means “Lord of Venkata”. … According to the Brahmanda and Bhavishyottara Puranas, the word ” Venkata ” means ” destroyer of sins”, deriving from the Sanskrit words vem (sins) and kata (power of immunity).

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

Three “thyroid healing tips beyond medicine”. Take a look here

Locate the connecting point between your index finger and thumb, and gently press it 20-50 times on both your hands. Practice this daily in the morning

Practice 2 pranayama (yoga postures) regularly– Ujjayi pranayama and Anulom Vilom pranayama

Sound sleep- helps in optimum liver detox which helps in metabolising thyroid hormones.

Regards
CH Nαʋҽҽɳ Kυɱαɾ…
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