WEEKEND UPDATES : https://youtu.be/xmdPgJeA-SM?si=NiEXcVR3egyd58eP

  1. President Smt. Droupadi Murmu on Friday prorogued both Houses of Parliament after the conclusion of the Winter Session. “Lok Sabha which commenced its Fourteenth Session on the 4th December 2023, has been prorogued by the Hon’ble President on the 29th December 2023.
  2. PM Modi will share his thoughts with the nation through his Mann Ki Baat programme on Akashvani today. The 108th edition of the programme will be broadcast on the entire network of Akashvani News and Doordarshan at 11 AM.
  3. National Highways Authority of India, NHAI has undertaken Road Safety Measures on the National Highways to counter reduced visibility during foggy conditions.
  4. DENSE FOG CONTINUED TO ENGULF SEVERAL STATES : The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast dense to very dense fog conditions across the north Indian States.
  5. PM Modi inaugurated Maharshi Valmiki International Airport and Ayodhya Dham Junction Railway Station at Ayodhya, UP.
  6. Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Singh Thakur launched the Government of India Calendar for the year 2024 at a function in New Delhi.
  7. The Government has distributed around 1.25 crore property cards under the SVAMITVA Scheme in the country. Out of these property cards, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has distributed 35 lakh property cards on the occasion of National Panchayati Raj Day.
  8. PM Modi flagged off six Vande Bharat Trains in Tamilnadu (Coimbatore – Bengaluru Cantt Vande Bharat train) through video conferencing yesterday.
  9. The Flagship programme of the External Affairs Ministry-‘Know India Programme’ for the youth diaspora has completed its 20 years.
  10. Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri has said that the Prime Minister Street Vendor’s AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) Scheme has benefitted over 57 lakh street vendors across the country.
  11. Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah layed the foundation stone of the new office building of the National Cooperative Dairy Federation of India Limited (NCDFI) in Gandhinagar.
  12. Prime Minister modi urges all citizens to light up ‘Shri Ram Jyoti’ in their homes on 22 January.
  13. Rajasthan CM Bhajan Lal Sharma expands his govt with induction of 22 new ministers.
  14. In Rajasthan, DGP Umesh Mishra took voluntary retirement from service (VRS) on Friday, the state government gave 1988-batch IPS officer Utkal Ranjan Sahoo, currently serving as DG and commandant general of Home Guards, additional charge as the DGP.
  15. Manipur Government has decided to implement seven schemes for the people of the state.
    (a) Chief Minister’s Farmers Livelihood Support Scheme,
    (b) Chief Minister One Village One Playground,
    (c) Chief Minister’s Sports Persons Livelihood Guarantee scheme,
    (d) Schemes for construction of recognized tribal libraries with digital infrastructure,
    (e) Chief Minister’s Ima Nongthang Leima Yaifa Tengbang Scheme,
    (f) School Fagathansi Mission 2.0
    (g) College Fagathansi mission will be implemented in the state.
  16. the Lt. Governor Shri Manoj Sinha of the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir unveiled the commemorative plaque, officially inaugurating the Composite Regional Centre (CRC) for Skill Development, Rehabilitation & Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) in Samba – Jammu.
  17. The Telangana board of secondary education has announced the tentative timetable for senior secondary certificate (SSC) examination for regular and once-failed private candidates schedule from 18 March 2024.
  18. Vice President of India, Jagdeep Dhankhar, has been appointed as the ex-officio Chancellor of Pondicherry University through the modification in Statute 1(1) of the Pondicherry University Act of 1985.

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

  1. The High Court of Karnataka has directed the state not to take coercive action against RSS leader Kalladka Prabhakar Bhat for his speech on December 24 in Srirangapatna, allegedly insulting Muslim women.
    • Senior advocate Arun Shyam, who appeared for Bhat, argued that the case was politically motivated and the RSS leader had only stated facts which were protected under the right to speech.
  2. In Bengaluru, The recently opened Phoenix Mall of Asia on International Airport Road, which has been in the eye of the storm of late, has been ordered to be shut for 15 days starting from the night of December 31.
    • The mall has been at the centre of controversy over Kannada signboards and earlier over traffic chaos the rush at the Mall has caused on International Airport Road.

“””””””””” MISHAPS “””””””””

Two people died and 55 others sustained injuries after a bus overturned in the Tamhini Ghat area in Maharashtra’s Raigad on Saturday.

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

$ USD ₹ 83.25
💷 GBP ₹ 106.06
€ Euro: ₹ 92.04

GDP rate (2023): 6.5% ($3.75 trillion)
India is the fifth largest economy in the world.
Inflation rate : 4.7%
Population : 141.81 cr
(17.7% of the total world population).
Unemployment : 7.8%

BSE SENSEX: 72,240.26 −170.12 (0.23%)🔻
NIFTY: 21,731.40 −47.30 (0.22%)🔻

Rates in Financial Capital Mumbai
GOLD: ₹ 63,800/10gm (24 krt)
SILVER: ₹ 79,200/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. RBI cancels licence of 2 co-operative banks:
    • (a) The Botad Peoples Co-operative Bank.
    • (b) Adarsh Mahila Nagari Sahakari Bank Maryadit because: it does not have adequate capital and earning prospects.
  2. Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Friday (Dec 29) that the country’s defence exports would touch $2.88 billion (around ₹24,000 crore) in the financial year (FY 24).
  3. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari reveals a substantial allocation of Rs 1,170.16 crore for 29 road projects in Ladakh, targeting improved connectivity in the region.
  4. The Centre is eyeing expansion of saffron cultivation in the north-eastern states of Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya in collaboration with state governments to improve farm income.

Saffron is a costly spice fetching a minimum of Rs 3.5 lakh per kilogramme and is rich in bioactive compounds with therapeutic properties.

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

SALAAR PART 1 Ceasefire box office collection day 9: Directed by Prashanth Neel, the film released in theatres on December 22 in Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi. As per Sacnilk.com, the film will earn over ₹325 crore in India by Saturday.

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 National Cadet Corps (NCC) Republic Day Camp 2024 commenced at the Cariappa Parade Ground of Delhi Cantt with Sarva Dharma Puja on Saturday.
  2. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addresses Indian Defence Estates Service (IDES) 2023 batch Trainees in New Delhi. He underscored the critical role of young civil servants in shaping the new and emerging India.
  3. Indian Navy unveiled a new design for Admirals’ epaulettes on Friday, drawing inspiration from the legacy of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The unveiling of the epaulettes, a shoulder piece worn to show the rank of an officer.
  4. Paramilitary forces are set to transition to the ‘Sandes App’ for all official communication and document sharing, starting from the first week of January.
  5. Director General of J&K Police RR Swain expressed satisfaction over collaborative efforts of Police and other security agencies to put an end to the cycle of violence, saying “J&K has seen 80 percent decline in terror recruitment in 2023”. Addressing a year-end press conference at PHQ Jammu on Saturday.

External affairs Minister: Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

  1. Recently India’s Migration and Mobility Agreement with Italy received ex-post facto approval from the Union Cabinet. The bill would also ensure an advantage for India under the existing labour mobility pathways under the Flows Decree as it locks in the current Italian visa regime, including mechanisms for post-study opportunities, internships, and professional training.
  2. Union Minister of State Meenakashi Lekhi emphasised on Saturday that despite Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed being on the international list of terrorists, Pakistan has never reacted to it.
  3. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) designated Canada-based gangster Lakhbir Singh Landa as a terrorist.

UNO Gen. Secy: António Guterres.

  1. Pakistan’s election body rejects former PM Imran Khan’s nomination to contest 2024 national elections.
  2. UNSC adopts resolution on humanitarian situation in Afghanistan.
  3. 🇺🇸US approves sale of artillery shells to Israel: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has approved the sale to Israel of 155 mm artillery shells and related equipment without congressional review.
  4. Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), a pro-independence armed group, has claimed responsibility for the recent attacks in Balochistan’s Noshki, Turbat, and Buleda, as reported by the Balochistan Post.
  5. 🇷🇺Russia says, it has destroyed dozens of missiles and drones fired at its territory from Ukraine, with a local official reporting one person killed and four injured in an attack.
  6. Pakistan’s Baluchistan, residents of Pasni, a tehsil in the Gwadar district of Baluchistan, staged protest against the persistent water shortage in the region.


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. PRO LEAGUE
    02 Dec, 2023– 31Jan, 2024
    • Yesterday Matches at Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex
      • (a) Telugu Titans – 34
        • Vs
      • U Mumba – 52
    • (b) UP Yoddhas -25
      • Vs
    • Dabang Delhi- 35
  2. HockeyIndia announces 18-member squad for FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers 2024.
  3. In Women’s Cricket, Australia beat India by three runs in a well-contested match in the second game of the 3-match ODI series at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday. Chasing a victory target of 259, Indian Women team scored 255 runs 8 wickets in 50 overs. For Australia, Annabel Sutherland picked up three wickets.

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HIMACHAL PRADESH:
Capital: Shimla
Before was Punjab States Agency
As state: 25 Jan 1971
Formation: 1 November 1956
Districts: 12
Governor: Shiv Pratap Shukla
CM: Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu (INC)

State Symbols
Bird: Western tragopan
Fish: Golden Mahseer
Flower: Pink rhododendron
Mammal: Snow leopard
Tree: Deodar cedar

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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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The National Anthem “Jana Gana Mana” of India was first sung at the Calcutta session of the Indian National Congress on 27th December in 1911.

Banti: wah yar mast health hogaya teri, kya desi Ghee kha raha hain ya protin pouder?🤔

Chintu: Abe sardi bahut hai sweter pahna hai kamij ke andar.🥶🥵

Why New Year is Celebrated 

In the Gregorian calendar, New Year’s Eve (also known as Old Year’s Day or Saint Sylvester’s Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December.

New Year’s celebration stems from the ancient, two-faced, Roman god Janus – for whom the month of January is also named. One face of Janus looked back into the past, and the other peered forward to the future.

अतिरोषणश्चक्षुष्मानन्ध एव जनः। 
atiroṣaṇaścakṣuṣmānandha eva janaḥ।

An exceedingly angry person is blind even when possessing eyes.​

अत्यन्त क्रोधी व्यक्ति आँखें रखते हुए भी अन्धा होता है।

The submarine operates using the Archimedes’ principle by manipulating the buoyancy. The buoyancy is controlled by the ballast tank system. A submarine resting on the surface has positive buoyancy, which means it is less dense than the water around it and will float.

1 common year = 365 days = (365 days) × (24 hours/day)
= 8760 hours

One calendar leap year has 366 days – occures every 4 years, when February has 29 days:

1 leap year = 366 days = (366 days) / (24 hours/day)
= 8784 hours

One mean calendar year has 8765.82 hours:

1 mean year = (365+1/4-1/100+1/400) days = (365.2425 days) × (24 hours/day)

= 8765.82 hours

 Prabhu Ganesan (born 31 December 1956) or known professionally by just his first name Prabhu is an Indian film actor, businessman and film producer who has predominantly appeared in Tamil language films.

He is the son of veteran actor Sivaji Ganesan. He has worked in more than 200 films as lead roles, supporting roles in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada languages.

Add insult to injury
To make a bad situation worse

ANTONYM 
Knowledge × Ignorance
SYNONYMS 
Significant: Meaningful

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

Hindu New Year’s Day is different in different regions of India Observance is determined by whether the lunar calendar is being followed or the solar calendar. It usually occurs on March-April. The moment the crosses and equalizes night and day is calculated exactly every year.

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

KARELA JUICE provides ample amounts of vitamin C, an antioxidant that plays a role in promoting immunity, brain health, and tissue healing. It’s also a great source of provitamin A. This is a substance that your body converts into vitamin A, which helps with eyesight and skin health 

BYE – BYE 2023

Regards
CH Nαʋҽҽɳ Kυɱαɾ…
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