07 Aug (Monday)
Vedic Ritu/ Varsha
Drik Ritu : Varsha (Monsoon)
पक्ष :: Krishnapaksh
Vikram Samvat – 2080
Shaka Samvat – 1945
Month : Sravana 21, (Purnimanta)
Sravana 21, (Amanta)
Tithi : Saptami
Ashtami Rahu : 07:40 AM – 09:18 AM
Yamaganda : 10:55 AM – 12:32 PM
TODAYS TOP NEWS
- The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall over Uttarakhand, north Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim during the next five days.
- President Smt Droupadi Murmu advocated reservations for the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG) communities in education and employment to ensure their progress and well-being.
- Vice President Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar addresses valedictory ceremony of 2-day long Festival of Libraries in New Delhi. He has said that an informed citizen is the spinal strength of any democratic process.
- PM Modi to participate in 9th National Handloom Day celebration today on 07 Aug in Delhi.
- PM Modi yesteday laid the foundation stone for the redevelopment of 508 railway stations at a cost of over 24 thousand 470 crore rupees under the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme across the country through video conferencing.
- The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2023 is scheduled to be taken up for discussion in the Rajya Sabha today.
- The ISRO has released the first visuals of the Moon as captured by Chandrayaan-3.
- The AAP and Congress parties have issued three-line whips for their respective MPs to be present in Rajya Sabha on Monday. The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2023 pertaining to Delhi services is expected to be tabled in the House. The bill was passed by a voice vote in Lok Sabha on Thursday.
- In BIHAR, a special art exhibition dedicated to G-20 member countries will commence in the Bihar Museum, Patna from today.
- In Mumbai, MAHARASHTRA, Central Railways organised events at Parel, Vikhroli, and Kanjurmarg stations. Governor of Maharashtra Ramesh Bais said while addressing the gathering, that 126 stations in Maharashtra are planned to be developed as world-class railway stations.
- Union Minister Amit Shah launches digital portal of Central Registrar of Cooperative Societies in Pune.
- HARYANA CM Manohar Lal expresses gratitude to PM Modi & Union Railway Minister, Ashwini Vaishnaw for including 15 railway stations of state under Amrit Bharat Station Scheme
- Delhi Halts Plan To Remove Street Dogs Ahead Of G20 Summit: Sterilisation campaigns have been regularly employed by local authorities to keep the canine population in check.
- Monsoon session of KERALA Legislative Assembly to begin from 7th August.
- In KARNATAKA: ISRO has transferred the IMS-1 satellite bus technology to Bengaluru-based Alpha Design Technologies, bringing in a new era of increased private industry participation in India’s space sector.
- In TELANGANA State Legislature Assembly has reconsidered and passed four Bills again which were returned by the State Governor earlier. The Bills were introduced and passed by the Assembly with a voice vote after Speaker Pocharam Srinivas Reddy made an announcement.
- (a) Telangana Municipal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2022,
- (b) The Telangana Public Employment (Regulation of Age of Superannuation) (Amendment) Bill, 2022
- (c) The Telangana State Private Universities (Establishment and Regulation) (Amendment) Bill, 2022
- (d) The Telangana Panchayat Raj (Amendment) Bill, 2023
- The stalemate over the Bill seeking to merge the TSRTC with the state government ended on Sunday after Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan gave consent to the state government to introduce it in the Legislative Assembly. The government introduced it soon after and the Assembly passed by a voice vote.
- ANDHRA PRADESH Telugu Desam (TD) chief and former chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu will tour the Godavari districts for two days on Monday and Tuesday. He will visit Polavaram on Monday and reach Seethanagaram mandal in Rajanagaram constituency
- Union Culture Minister G Kishan Reddy formally lit up the historic Charminar Monument in the colours of the tricolour on Saturday evening at a gala event in Hyderabad. The illumination project has been carried out under the National Culture Fund, under the Ministry of Culture.
- Tripura CM Dr. Manik Saha expressed deep gratitude to PM Modi and Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishaw for including Udaipur, Dharmanagar, and Kumarghat railway stations from the State in the redevelopment project.
- In TAMILNADU Under the waste-to-wealth concept Govt land worth Rs 2000 cr to become garbage-free under Smart City Mission in Coimbatore.
- National Democratic Alliance (NDA) partner Kuki People’s Alliance (KPA) on Sunday withdrew support from N Biren Singh’s government in Manipur, three months after violence began in the state. The Kuki People’s Alliance has two MLAs in the state Assembly. “The support of the KPA to the Government of Manipur…can be considered null and void,” the party said in a statement.
Chief Justice of India: Shri Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud
Minister Of Law & Justice: Arjun Ram Meghwal
- The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has intensified its crackdown on the Popular Front of India (PFI) for its alleged anti-national activities.
- Curfew for public movement in Haryana’s Nuh will be lifted for only four hours on Monday, an official notice has said. The curfew will be lifted from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
- A group of motorcycle-borne masked men on Sunday allegedly vandalised some shops and injured a few people at two places in Haryana’s Panipat amid communal clashes in Nuh.
- Home Ministry has deployed 10 additional companies of Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) to violence-hit Manipur. Around 900 CAPF personnel, including troops from CRPF, BSF, ITBP and SSB, arrived in the state on Saturday night.
Minister: Nirmala Sitharaman.
Commerce & Industry: Piyush Goyal
RBI Gvrnr: Shaktikanta Das
President of the World Bank: Ajay Banga
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- Reliance Industries has sought shareholders’ approval to give Mukesh Ambani another term as Chairman and Managing Director of the company till 2029.
- As per the terms of the reappointment, no salary or profit-based commission will be paid to Ambani for the proposed five-year term. Ambani’s present term will expire on 19 April 2024.
- The government has allocated one lakh 39 thousand 579 crore rupees to extend Bharat Net in six lakh 40 thousand villages across the country. The Communications Ministry said that the extension project of the Bharat Net will be achieved in nearly two year.
Information and Broadcasting Minister: Shri Anurag Singh Thakur
Chairman of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC): Prasoon Joshi
- The ‘Barbie’ movie on Sunday crossed $1 billion in global box-office sales in its third week of release, according to Warner Bros, becoming the second picture to hit that mark this year. The movie grossed another $53 million domestically as it hits $459.4 million in North America. Director Greta Gerwig is the first solo female director to reach the milestone.
- Mahout Bomman and his wife Bellie, on whom the Oscar-winning documentary film ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ is based, have alleged director Kartiki Gonsalves had taken money from them to shoot scenes in the film and hadn’t yet paid them back. “The director gave us no money for featuring,” they claimed. They added that everything changed after the movie got the Oscar.
- Popular Telugu singer Gaddar (G Vithal Rao) passed away in Hyderabad yesterday on 06 Aug. He was 74.
- He was suffering from severe heart disease and got admitted on July 20. He underwent a bypass surgery on August 3 and recovered from it. He breathed his last this afternoon while undergoing treatment at a private hospital.
- He is known as a people’s warship. G Vithal Rao, popularly known as Gaddar, played a key role in the Telangana movement through his songs. Last month, he announced the launch of a new political party, which he called Gaddar Praja Party. He was most popular with his message oriented folk and revolutionary songs.
Minister: Rajnath Singh
Union Home: Amit Shah
National Security Advisor: Ajit Doval
Chief of Defence Staff:
Gen Anil Chauhan, PVSM UYSM AVSM SM VSM
- Director General of the Border Security Force (BSF) has warned all the Central Armed Police Force (CAPFs), Intelligence Bureau (IB) and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) that if the utilisation of seats on any routes of the Air Courier Service remains below 60 percent continuously for the next three months, the service on such routes may be stopped.
- The eight former Indian Navy officers who have been detained in Qatar for ten months and are facing a trial have been moved out of solitary confinement. They are now lodged on a twin-sharing basis in Doha.
- In Jammu & Kashmir, Army and Police in a joint operation successfully foiled an infiltration bid yesterday by neutralizing a terrorist along the Line of Control (LoC) in Amrohi area of Tangdhar Sector in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
- The Armement Air-Sol Modulaire (AASM) Hammer air-to-surface munition from the TEJAS light combat aircraft has been successfully integrated and tested by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).
- The AASM Hammer is a precision-guided munition created by Safran Electronics & Defence, a French corporation.Release test have been carried out successfully from LSP7 on 31st March 2022.
- The specialised aviation security group (ASG) of the CISF, that guards 66 civil airports of the country, has been sanctioned an enhanced manpower of more than 6,500 personnel over the past 18 months to cater to the ever-increasing load of passengers and expansion of the existing facilities, official sources said.
- 11,414 women serving in three services: The total number includes officers, other ranks as well as those in medical, dental and nursing services. The government data placed before Lok Sabha showed on Friday.
- China has released a new documentary called “Chasing Dreams” that focuses on the army’s preparation to attack Taiwan and showcases soldiers’ willingness to make the ultimate sacrifice if requested. The eight-part series, aired by state broadcaster CCTV, features military drills and testimonials by dozens of soldiers, whose views are intended to reflect Chinese nationalism.
✈ INTERNATIONAL NEWS
External affairs Minister: Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
- National Security Advisor Ajit Doval underscored India’s consistent engagement with both Russia and Ukraine at the highest levels to resolve the crisis and to promote global peace and stability.
- In Nepal, the construction work of the Indian Buddhist Culture and Heritage Centre has begun in Lumbini after Bhumi Pujan ceremony with special recitation by Buddhist monks. The 1.60 billion rupee heritage Centre is expected to be lotus shaped which will be built in zero-net technology and may be completed in one and a half years.
- India provides financial assistance of Rs 45 crore to support Sri Lanka’s digital identity project.
- Indian Ambassador to Kuwait, Adarsh Swaika on Sunday called on Ahmed Al-Sadoun, the Speaker of the National Assembly of the State of Kuwait and apprised him of the prospects of bilateral relations between the two nations.
🌎 WORLD NEWS 🌍
UNO Gen. Secy: António Guterres.
- Cambodia’s electoral body has announced the final results of last month’s election, confirming a landslide victory for the ruling party of long-serving PM Hun Sen and a mandate for the next five years.
- Japan’s PM Fumio Kishida, observed a moment of silence during a ceremony marking the 78th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan yesterday.
- Bangladesh, eight people were killed, and four missing as a picnic boat capsized in a tributary of the Padma River in Munshiganj District. The accident occurred when a trawler carrying 46 people of a picnic party collided with a bulkhead at about 8 pm on 5 Aug.
- At least 24 people were killed in a bus crash that took place on Sunday in Morocco’s Azilal province, marking one of the deadliest such accidents in recent years in the country.
- Death toll rose to 25 after the Hazara Express overturned in Pakistan’s Nawabshah on Sunday leaving several people injured.
Minister: Shri Anurag Singh Thakur
BCCI president: Roger Binny
Hockey India President: Dilip Tirkey
16th President of the Indian Olympic Association: P. T. Usha
- Hockey: India vs Malaysia in 3rd round match of Asian Champions Trophy 2023 played on 06 Aug. Indian team won the match by 5-0 goals. India will play against Republic of Korea on Monday.
- West Indies vs India,
West Indies won by 2 wkts
IND – 152/7 (20)
WI – 155/8 (18.5)
- Player of the Match: Nicholas Pooran
- Batter Tilak Varma has become the second-youngest Indian cricketer to score a fifty in men’s T20I history. Tilak recorded his maiden T20I fifty in second T20I against West Indies in Guyana on Sunday at the age of 20 years and 271 days. Notably, Rohit Sharma is the youngest Indian to hit a T20I fifty (20 years and 143 days)
- FISU World University Games 2023 in Chengdu, India have won 26 medals including 11 gold, five silver, and 10 bronze.
- India is now in 4th position in the medal table. The ongoing World University Games in the sixth largest city of China is the 31st edition of the biennial multi-sport event.
- Asian Games probable, Judoka Jasleen Singh Saini tested positive for a banned drug during an in-competition test conducted in Taipei last month. The 25-year-old won the gold medal in the men’s 66kg category at last month’s Taipei Asia Open. Saini has become the fifth judoka to fail a dope test in the last two months.
- The Pakistan government confirmed that it has decided to send its cricket team to India for ODI World Cup 2023.
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In India there are 28 states and 8 Union territories.
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President of India: Smt Droupadi Murmu
Vice President: Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar
Prime Minister: Shri Narendra Modi
Speaker Lok Sabha: Shri Om Birla (BJP)
Rajyasabha Seats: 245 (233 Elected + 12 Nominated)
Loksabha : 550 members (530 States + 20 Union Territories)
Chief Election Commissioner: Shri Rajiv Kumar
🇮🇳 Facts about India 🇮🇳
Ooty, also known as Ootacamund, Udagamandalam or Udhagai is the capital of Nilgiris district in the state of Tamil Nadu. Derived from the TODA words othakal-mund meaning house in the mountains, Ooty stands at 7347 ft above sea level. Local residents call it Queen of Hills. It was the summer capital of Madras Presidency during British Rule .
Ooty is most famous for its tea plantations. Connoisseurs will find plenty to choose from: dust and leaf; black, green, black and white varieties; and flavours such as masala, jasmine, cardamom and even chocolate.
😀Thought of the day
When you know better, you do better.
Joke of the day
Pappu’s girfriend : Meri maa aapko bahut pasand karti hai.
Pappu , after a deep thought: 😳🙄🤔Kuchh bhi ho jaye, shaadi to main tujhse hi karunga!
There is a scientific reason behind the ‘ Namaskar ’ 🙏🏻in Indian culture. Joining both hands ensures touching the tips of all the fingers together, which are linked to pressure points in the eyes, ears, and mind. Pressing them together is said to activate these, helping us remember that person for a long time.
Glasses : उपनेत्रम् (Upanetrum)
💐 BORN TODAY
Mankombu Sambasivan Swaminathan (born 7 August 1925) is an Indian geneticist and administrator, known for his role in India’s Green Revolution, a program under which high-yield varieties of wheat and rice were planted.
Swaminathan has been called the “Father of Green Revolution in India” for his role in introducing and further developing high-yielding varieties of wheat in India.
🤔 How it works ⁉
How does matchbook work 🔥
When the matchstick is rubbed against the side of the match box, some of the red phosphorus is converted into white phosphorus; this immediately reacts with potassium chlorate in the matchstick head to produce enough heat to ignite antimony trisulphide and starts the combustion of matchstick.
In 1826 John Walker of England invented the first friction matches. Walker’s matches were ignited by drawing the heads through a folded piece of paper coated with ground glass. He began selling them in 1827, but they were difficult to light and were not a success. Again In 1831, Charles Sauria of France developed a match that used white phosphorus.
IDIOMS & PHRASES
Bits and Pieces– small things of different types
Yell : shout, shriek
Yell x Whisper
💁🏻♂️ GK TODAY
Vatican City is the smallest country in the world, measuring just 0.2 square miles. With an area of 49 hectares (121 acres) and a population of about 805.
All citizens of Vatican City are Roman Catholic. The only people allowed to live in the Vatican City are clergy (religious people) and the Swiss Guards who are the Police force of the country. Over 2,400 other people work in the country but they travel in each day from Italy.
🛕 VEDIK GYAN
Maharishi Bhrigu was one of the seven great sages, the Saptarshis, one of the many Prajapatis created by Brahma, he was a great devotee of Shiva, all the rishis paid homage to both Shiva and Parvati, consort of Shiva, but Bhringi would not worship Parvati and dedicated himself solely to Shiva .
The story goes that Bhringi one day, came to Mount Kailash, the abode of Shiva, and expressed his desire to go around Shiva . As he was going around, Shiva ‘s consort, Shakti, said, “You cannot just go around him. You have to go around me too. We are two halves of the same truth.”
Bhringi, however, was so focussed on Shiva that he had no desire to go around Shakti. Seeing this, Shakti sat on Shiva’s lap making it difficult for Bhringi to go around Shiva alone. Bhringi, determined to go around Shiva took the form of a Bhring (Black Bee) and tried to slip in between the two. Amused by this, Shiva made Shakti one half of his body – the famous Ardhanarishvara form of Shiva . This was God whose one half is the Goddess. But Bhringi was adamant. He would go around Shiva alone. So he took the form of a rat and tried to gnaw his way between the two. This annoyed the Goddess so much that she said, “May Bhringi lose all parts of the body that come from the mother.” it is believed that the tough and rigid parts of the body such as nerves and bones come from the father while the soft and fluid parts of the body such as flesh and blood come from the mother. Instantly, Bhringi lost all flesh and blood and he became a bag of bones. He collapsed on the floor, unable to get up. Bhringi realized his folly. Shiva and Shakti make up the whole. They are not independent entities. One cannot exist without the other. Without either there is neither. He apologized.
Bhringi was denied flesh and blood forever. To enable him to stand upright he was given a third leg, so that his legs served as a tripod.
🧬 HEALTH CARE: HOME REMEDIES🩺
(Note: These home tips followed in villages/ancient traditions, it is up to you to use it or not🙏🏻)
Fenugreek seeds / Methi Sabood
A. Swallow a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds (without chewing) with water for immediate relief of loose motions
B. Soaked fenugreek seeds help keep acidity away, which in turn also promotes good digestion.
C. The most commonly claimed fenugreek benefits are milk production in new mothers, blood sugar levels, testosterone and male libido, and treating inflammation.
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