05 Feb (Saturday)
Shishir Ritu Shukla पक्ष::
Month: Magha 19, (Purnimata)/ Magha 04 (Amanta)According to Purnimanta calendar (Ujjain)
Vikram Samvat – 2078
Rahu Kaal : 09:55 AM – 11:17 AM
TODAYs TOP NEWS
- India’s Covid vaccination coverage has crossed 168.92 crore mark. Union Health Ministry said, over 94.76 crore vaccine doses have been administered as first dose and more than 72.72 crore vaccine doses given as second doses.
- The Lok Sabha continues with the discussion on the motion of thanks to the President’s address for the third day on Friday.
- The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has formulated a scheme “SMILE – Support for Marginalized Individuals for Livelihood and Enterprise”, which includes sub scheme -‘Comprehensive Rehabilitation for Welfare of Transgender Persons’ Ministry has written to States/UTs for implementation of provisions of ‘The Transgender Person (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019’.
- ARUNACHAL PRADESH : Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju shared pictures of a 104-foot-tall Tricolour hoisted at an altitude of 10,000 feet in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang, bordering China. The flag is the second-highest in the country, Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu has said. It is located at Ngangpa Natme (Buddha Park) in Tawang.
- DELHI : Relaxing COVID-19 restrictions further in view of a dip in the number of cases, the Delhi government decided on Friday to reopen schools in phases, starting with classes 9-12 from next week, colleges, gymnasiums and spas, and exempted drivers travelling alone in cars from wearing face masks.
- GOA: Congress party on Friday released its manifesto for upcoming Goa assembly polls scheduled on 14th of February. Rahul Gandhi launched NYAY scheme which promises annual income transfer of rupees 72 thousand to each of the poorest families in the state. The Congress party has also assured to cap the Petrol and Diesel prices at rupees 80 per litre. The party has further assured 30 % reservation for women in a government job.
- Jammu and Kashmir , Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha directed the concerned officials to speed up implementation of JAL JIVAN MISSION project to achieve desired results on ground and provide tap water connection to every household and capacity building of Water Quality Management-testing, monitoring & surveillance.
- MANIPUR : The Indian National Congress released Election Manifesto in connection to the upcoming 12th General Election to Manipur Legislative Assembly. The Chairman of Parliamentary Committee and INC Election Observer to Manipur Jairam Ramesh released the party Election Manifesto. The Election Manifesto assured that around 50 thousand jobs will be given to the youths of the State every year if the Congress party came into power after the upcoming elections.
- UTTAR PRADESH’S tableau at the Republic Day parade was adjudged the best. The second place went to Karnataka for its tableau based on ‘Cradle of Traditional Handicrafts’. The third position went to Meghalaya for its tableau on ‘Meghalaya’s 50 years of Statehood and its tribute to women-led cooperative societies & SHGs
- TELANGANA :PM Modi will visit Hyderabad today 05 Feb. He will visit the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics campus in Patancheru, Hyderabad, and kickstart the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the Institute. In the evening, Prime Minister will dedicate the ‘Statue of Equality’ in Hyderabad to the nation.
- The 216-feet tall Statue of Equality commemorates the 11th-century Bhakti Saint Sri Ramanujacharya, who promoted the idea of equality in all aspects of living including faith, caste, and creed. The Statue is made of ‘panchaloha’, a combination of five metals. These are gold, silver, copper, brass, and zinc. It is among one of the tallest metallic statues in sitting positions in the world. It is mounted on a 54-feet high base building, named ‘Bhadra Vedi’. The statue has been conceptualized by Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swami of Sri Ramanujacharya Ashram.
💷 GBP 101.05
BSE Sensex 58,644.02
NIFTY : 17,516.30
Union Budget 2022 highlights: TAXES
a. Govt vows a stable and predictable tax regime
b. Govt to provide one-time window to correct omissions in ITRs filed, updated returns to be filed within 2 years
c. Any cess or surcharge on income not allowed as business expenditure
d. 1 per cent TDS on transfer of virtual assets above a threshold, gifts to be taxed
e. Surcharge on long-term capital gains capped at 15 per cent
f. The government will tax income from digital asset transfers at 30%
No deduction allowed while computing income except cost of acquisition.
g. Loss cannot be set off from any other income
h. Gift of cryptocurrencies to be taxed at receiver’s end
j. A new provision to allow taxpayers to file an updated return
k. Updated return can be filed within 2 years from the end of the relevant assessment year.
l. Alternate Minimum Tax for cooperative societies to be cut to 15%
m. Proposal will reduce surcharge on cooperative societies to 7%, for those whose income is between Rs 1 crore and Rs 10 crore.
n. Tax deduction limit increased to 14% on employers contribution to NPS account of state govt employees
Abhishek Bachchan (born 5 February 1976) is an Indian film actor and film producer known for his work in Bollywood. Bachchan made his acting debut in 2000.
Dutta’s war film Refugee, He has been married to actress Aishwarya Rai
- Republic Day Parade : The marching contingent of the Navy was adjudged the best among the Services, while the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) was named the best among the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and auxiliary forces.
- According to the Defence Ministry, for the first time, the general public was invited to vote for the best marching contingents and best tableaux in the popular choice category through the MyGov platform. The online poll was conducted between January 25 and 31.
- Skier Arif Khan, who is the only Indian athlete participating at Beijing Winter Olympics 2022, credited Indian Army for his “discipline skills and mental strength” as he studied in an Army school in Tangmarg, Jammu and Kashmir
- Pakistan’s DG ISPR counters Indian Army chief’s claim Major General Babar Iftikhar, the Director General of the Pakistan military’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), has categorically rejected the Indian Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane claim that the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) was holding because they negotiated from a “position of strength”, and termed it as “misleading”
- Army Chief Gen MM Naravane on Wednesday held a telephonic conversation with his Australian counterpart Lt Gen Rick Burr with a focus on bilateral defence cooperation. The defence and strategic ties between the two countries have been on an upswing in the last couple of years.
- The marine version of the French-made Rafale fighter jet has been successfully flight-tested at a shore-based facility in Goa where conditions similar to that on the indigenously-developed aircraft carrier INS Vikrant were simulated.
- The Rafale-M jet was tested for 12 days last month at Goa’s INS Hansa facility using a 283 metre mock ski-jump facility, The ski-jump ramp uses what naval experts call short take-off but arrested recovery (STOBAR) technology
- Indian Navy 44,000-tonne INS Vikrant is undergoing trials in the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal for likely commissioning in August.
- Three services face shortage of nearly 10K officers: Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt said that the Army has the maximum shortage of 7,791 officers followed by 1,557 in the Indian Navy and 572 in the Indian Air Force.
✈ INTERNATIONAL NEWS
- India offers 80 Afghan cadets one-year training programme: The Afghan embassy in India welcomed the offer considering the uncertain future facing the young cadets in view of the prevailing situation in Afghanistan. The Afghan cadets will be given training under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Programme (ITEC) of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). programme starts on February 7 and the cadets will be placed in three different institutes in India and that they will be provided with accommodation and a monthly allowance.
- India regularly provided military training to young Afghan cadets in the last few years in sync with its close ties with Afghanistan.The Taliban captured power in Afghanistan on August 15 following the withdrawal of the American forces. India has not recognised the new regime in Afghanistan and has been pitching for the formation of a truly inclusive government in Kabul besides insisting that Afghan soil must not be used for any terrorist activities against any country
- In the last couple of months, India delivered large quantities of life-saving medicines and other supplies as part of its humanitarian aid to the war-torn country. India has been pitching for providing unimpeded humanitarian aid to Afghanistan to address the unfolding humanitarian crisis in the country.
- MoS (External Affairs) V Muraleedharan said in the Parliament that India has taken note of the bridge being constructed by China on Pangong lake. “This bridge is being constructed in areas that have continued to be under the illegal occupation of China since 1962,” he said. He added the government expects other nations to respect India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
- China and Russia on Friday said they aim to “comprehensively strengthen” Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and further enhance its role in shaping a polycentric world order. This comes as China hosted Russian President Vladimir Putin for opening of Beijing Winter Olympics. SCO is an Eurasian political and security alliance comprising eight member-states including India.
- The United States has asserted that it stands with India against Chinese aggression as several lawmakers slammed China for choosing a PLA soldier, who was part of the military command that attacked Indian soldiers in the Galwan Valley in 2020, as a torchbearer for the Beijing Winter Olympics.
🌎 WORLD NEWS 🌍
- Pakistan has signed an agreement with China to begin a new phase of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) during PM Imran Khan’s ongoing visit to Beijing, the Chinese capital. The agreement is about industrial cooperation under phase two of the CPEC. The first phase was primarily about Chinese investments in energy projects as well as road infrastructure.
- NROL-87 was launched by SpaceX. Under the mission, the company recently launched a spy satellite for the US military. The satellite was carried by Falcon rocket. This is the second of the three planned launches under the mission.
NROL-87: It is the first NRO mission that involved rocket landing. Rocket landing is also called vertical landing. It was launched from the Vandenberg Space Force base located in California. The NROL-87 is a US reconnaissance satellite.
- Why is there tension between Russia and Ukraine?
Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. It is the second-largest country by area in Europe after Russia, which it borders to the east and north-east. Ukraine officially declared itself an independent country on 24 August 1991, when the communist Supreme Soviet (parliament) of Ukraine proclaimed that Ukraine would no longer follow the laws of USSR and only the laws of the Ukrainian SSR, de facto declaring Ukraine’s independence from the Soviet Union.
The crisis began on 21 November 2013, when then-president Viktor Yanukovych suspended preparations for the implementation of an association agreement with the European Union. The decision sparked mass protests from proponents of the agreement. Around the same time, Russia forcibly annexed Crimea. Ukraine was in a vulnerable position for self-defense, with a temporary government and unprepared military.
The war has centered on the status of Crimea and parts of the Donbas, which are largely internationally recognized as part of Ukraine.
What do Ukrainians want?
Russia’s military aggression in Donbas and the annexation of Crimea have galvanized public support for Ukraine’s Western leanings.
Ukraine’s government has said it will apply for European Union membership in 2024, and Ukraine has ambitions to join NATO, which President Putin sees as a direct threat to Russia’s power in the East. But President Putin is keen to regain control of the country’s former territories.
Why would the US want to get involved in this conflict?
With its annexation of Crimea and support for the Donbas conflict, Russia has violated the Budapest Memorandum Security Assurances for Ukraine, a 1994 agreement between the U.S., United Kingdom and Russia that aims to protect Ukraine’s sovereignty in exchange for its commitment to give up its nuclear arsenal.
Currently, the two countries are in a state of war : Russia has amassed an estimated 100,000 troops along its border with Ukraine over the past several months. The world is anxiously waiting to see whether Russian President Vladimir Putin will invade, with both the US and UK warning Russia will face severe sanctions if it launches an attack.
US President Joe Biden has warned that if Russia were to invade Ukraine it would be “the largest invasion since World War Two” and would “change the world”. Meanwhile, Boris Johnson is heading to Ukraine to speak with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
The UK is set to provide tens of millions of pounds in an attempt to shore up democracy in Ukraine and reduce its reliance on Russian energy, as the Prime Minister holds out hope he can defuse tensions on the country’s border. The US has 8,500 troops on high alert to be deployed to Nato’s eastern flank.
- Cyclone Batsirai to displace 1.5 lakh people in Madagascar: Predicted by weather experts to be more powerful than Ana, Batsirai is expected to strike eastern Madagascar on Saturday.
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- Arif Khan is the only Indian to qualify for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Alpine skier Mohammad Arif Khan, who will be competing in the slalom and giant slalom events, carried the Indian flag at the Parade of Nations during the opening ceremony of Beijing Winter Olympics 2022.
- India, the most successful team in Under-19 World Cup history, will once again aim to create history when the Yash Dhull-led side takes on England in the grand finale of the 2022 edition on Saturday at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua
India will take on England in the final of the ongoing 2022 U19 World Cup at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua, on Saturday, February 5
The U19 World Cup final will start at 6:30 PM IST
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🥈 Silver ₹61,400@ Kg
⛽ Petrol ₹ 107.03
⛽ Diesel ₹ 90.68
LPG : ₹ 906/14.2 Kg
🇮🇳 FACTS ABOUT INDIA 🇮🇳
The Quit India Movement, also known as the August Movement, was a movement launched at the Bombay session of the All-India Congress Committee by Mahatma Gandhi on 9 August 1942, during World War II, demanding an end to British rule in India.
😀 Thought of the day
CHANGE IS NATURE OF LIFE
BUT CHALLENGE IS AIM OF LIFE
SO U HAVE TO CHALLENGE THE CHANGES, NOT CHANGE THE CHALLENGES
JOKE OF THE DAY
Pappu got an invitation to a party which said ‘Red Tie Only.”
When he went to the party, he was surprised to see that other were wearing pants and shirts also😳😟….😂😅🤣
Why must we sleep at night?
Sleep keeps us healthy and functioning well. It lets your body and brain repair, restore, and reenergize. If you don’t get enough sleep, you might experience side effects like poor memory and focus, weakened immunity, and mood changes.
Sleep is an essential function that allows your body and mind to recharge, leaving you refreshed and alert when you wake up. Healthy sleep also helps the body remain healthy and stave off diseases. Without enough sleep, the brain to cannot function properly
परिश्रमो मिताहारः भेषजे सुलभे मम |
नित्यं ते सेवमानस्य व्याधिर्भ्यो नास्ति ते भयम् ||
parishramo mitaahaarah bheShaje sulabhe mama
nityam te sevamaanasya vyadhirbhyo naasti te bhayam
Hard work and light food. This is the readily available medicine for any disease. If you do these daily, you shall not be afraid of any ailment.
मेहनत और हल्का खाना। यह किसी भी बीमारी के लिए आसानी से उपलब्ध होने वाली दवा है। अगर आप इन्हें रोजाना करते हैं तो आपको किसी भी बीमारी का डर नहीं रहेगा।
स्मरण • (smaraṇ,): smŕti Recall
🤔 HOW IT WORKS ⁉
How did fish rain occurs ?
Scientists say that ” fish rain ” usually occurs when swirling whirlwinds over relatively shallow water develops into waterspouts and sucks in almost anything in the water including fish, eels and even frogs. The marine life can be carried long distances by buffeting clouds even when the waterspout stops spinning.
In July 2016, there were reports and pictures of fish “falling from the sky” on Mumbai Pune Expressway.
💁🏻♂ GK TODAY
WHAT IS NATO?
NATO stands for the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, and is also known as the North Atlantic Alliance.
Its purpose is to guarantee the freedom and security of its members through political and military means. There are currently 30 countries in NATO, including the UK, US and much of western Europe. NATO was founded in April 1949 in Washington DC. Its headquarters are in Brussels in Belgium.
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🙏🏻 IDIOMS & PHRASES
Hit the nail on the head
Do or say the exact thing
Lazy- Industrious/ Energetic
Huge – Enormous
🛕 VEDIK GYAN
(kindly inform, if given info is vary from actual facts🙏🏻)
🧬 HEALTH CARE: HOME REMEDIES🩺
( Note : These home tips followed in villages/ancient traditions, it is up to you to use it or not🙏🏻)
Boiling water along with carom seeds (ajwain), Garlic and tulsi leaves can help to keep the cough in check. It also helps in relieving chest congestion.
CH Nαʋҽҽɳ Kυɱαɾ…✒️
🙏 PLZ FOLLOW the GOVT. NORMS, MAINT SOCIAL DISTANCE, KEEP YOURSELF YOUR FAMILY SAFE🌼