08 Feb (Wednesday)
Vedic Ritu: Shishir
Drik Ritu: Shishir (Winter)
पक्ष :: Krishnapaksha
Month: Phalguna 3, (Purnimanta)
Magha 18, (Amanta)
Vikram Samvat – 2079
Shaka Samvat – 1944
Nakshatra: Purva Phalguni (up to 8:14 pm)
Tithi: Tritiya/ Chaturthi
Rahu: 12:41 PM – 02:04 PM
Yamaganda : 08:30 AM – 09:54 AM
TODAYS TOP NEWS
- Both Houses of Parliament took up discussion on the Motion of Thanks to President Droupadi Murmu’s address to the Joint Sitting of both Houses of Parliament.
- Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar inaugurated the 36th Surajkund International Crafts Mela at Faridabad, Haryana.
- Sixth Meeting of the Heads of Supreme Audit Institutions of SCO Member States discusses integrating new and emerging technologies with a focus on Artificial Intelligence.
- Minister of State for Textiles, Darshana Jardosh inaugurates 68th India International Garment Fair at India Export Mart of Greater Noida. She further added that India’s annual textile and apparel export stood at 44.4 billion US dollars in financial year 2022 with an increase of 41% compared to last year.
- Recently Minister of Tourism G. Kishan Reddy launched the Visit India Year – 2023 initiative and unveiled the logo in New Delhi.
- The Kerala government announced a scheme of Rs 200 crore for developing green hydrogen hubs at Trivandrum and Kochi. Kerala aims to become a 100 percent renewable energy-dependent state by 2040.
- Monthly webinar organized by Kerala IT Park in association with Inntot Technologies Pvt Ltd to be held at Thiruvananthapuram.
- The filing of nominations for the upcoming assembly elections came to an end in Meghalaya. The scrutiny of candidates will take place tomorrow and the last date for withdrawal of candidature is 10th February.
- Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin wrote to PM Narendra Modi requesting to consider the demand of Civil Service aspirants and to grant an extra attempt with corresponding age relaxation. This was for all aspirants who exhausted their last attempts due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Budget Session of West Bengal Assembly to begin in Kolkata; budget to be tabled on Feb 15.
- Aurus, an AI-powered robot and Triton, an AI-powered monitoring system are being used to augment life-saving capabilities on Goa’s beaches. Aurus can patrol extensive non-swim zones and alert tourists during high tide. Aurus is currently deployed at Miramar beach in North Goa.
- Union Minister Smriti Irani’s daughter Shanelle Irani will be married to Arjun Bhalla. The wedding ceremony of daughter of Smriti Irani and Zubin Irani will be held in Khimsar Fort in Rajasthan.
- Supreme court to hear a petition filed by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) against decision of Delhi LG Vinai Kumar Saxena permitting members nominated by him to vote in Municipal Corporation elections for post of Mayor & Deputy Mayor.
- In Jammu and Kashmir, Police have arrested three terrorist associates of proscribed terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba in Srinagar and recovered cash amounting to more than thirty-one lakh and other incriminating materials from their possession.
- TMC MP Mahua Moitra on Tuesday used an unparliamentary word in Lok Sabha during Motion of Thanks on the President’s Address. She used the word after finishing her speech while TDP MP Ram Mohan Naidu Kinjarapu was addressing the Lok Sabha.
- Rajasthan Police have registered a case against a 24-year-old man and a minor girl after a video showed them hugging on a moving motorcycle in Ajmer. The video showed the girl sitting on the motorcycle’s petrol tank facing the man and hugging him. The case was registered under IPC section 279 (rash driving) and 294 (obscene acts and songs).
- The Delhi High Court will hear JNU student Sharjeel Imam’s bail plea on March 15. Imam, along with others, was booked under UAPA and the Indian Penal Code for allegedly being the “masterminds” of the riots that left 53 people dead and more than 700 injured. The violence occurred during protests against the CAA-NRC.
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BSE Sensex: 60,286.04 -220.86 🔻
NIFTY: 17,721.50 -43.10🔻
- Economics professor and researcher Shamika Ravi has been appointed as a member of the Economic Advisory Council to Prime Minister (EAC-PM).
- Managing Director & CEO, Manappuram Finance Ltd, VP Nandakumar has bagged the Hurun India’s award for his remarkable achievements in the world of business.
- Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das to unveil first monetary policy of 2023 after a two-day review amid concerns of further slowdown in economic growth and tight global financial conditions.
- ‘Main Bharat Hoon’ EC’s song: Election Commission of India’s creative communication techniques to increase voter turnout are playing out a song on social media with Subhash Ghai Foundation, as it prepares for the upcoming elections.
- Three-day dance fiesta, Nritya Parva 2023 to begin at Vadodara at Gujarat.
- Zoom Video Communications will lay off 15% of its workforce, or about 1,300 employees, CEO Eric Yuan said in a blog post.
- Actors Kiara Advani and Sidharth Malhotra got married on Tuesday in a wedding ceremony held in Jaisalmer. The couple took to Instagram to share pictures from the wedding.
- The 14th edition of ‘Aero India’, known as Asia’s largest aerospace exhibition, will be held in Bengaluru from February 13 to 17.
- India is preparing to relaunch its INS Vikramaditya aircraft carrier after a major refit, a critical step toward fulfilling its plan to deploy two carrier battle groups as it seeks to strengthen its regional maritime power to counter China’s increasing assertiveness.The INS Vikramaditya, a former Soviet carrier acquired from 🇷🇺Russia.
- India has dispatched the 2nd batch of aid to Turkey with an Indian Air Force (IAF) C-17 loaded with self-contained NDRF teams, including dog squads, search & rescue equipment, extrication tools, and vehicles as part of the Humanitarian And Disaster Relief (HADR) to earthquake-hit 🇹🇷Turkey.
✈ INTERNATIONAL NEWS
- India sends two teams for relief and rescue operations in Turkiye.
- The 6th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Supreme Audit Institutions (SAI) Leaders’ Meeting is being hosted by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India in Lucknow on 6 February. Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Girish Chandra Murmu led the discussions on the theme ‘Integrating Emerging Technologies in Audit’.
- Indian-American Apsara Iyer elected as president of Harvard Law Review, becoming the first woman from the community to be named to the position in the prestigious publication’s 136-year history.
- Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari met the Qatari Delegation led by Minister of Transport of Qatar Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti in New Delhi.
- Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry today signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) with International Energy Agency (IEA) to strengthen cooperation in the field of data and research in the energy sector to enhance global energy security.
- Adani Group is considering an independent evaluation of issues relating to legal compliance, related party transactions and internal controls after a Hindenburg Research report alleged the group engaged in stock manipulation, disclosures showed on Tuesday. The Gautam Adani-led conglomerate has denied the allegations, saying it complies with all laws and has made necessary disclosures over time.
- A Norway delegation led by Norwegian Minister for Trade and Industries Jan Christian Vestre will be here on Thursday with its focus on renewable energy and green shipping
🌎 WORLD NEWS 🌍
- Three month long State of emergency declared in earthquake hit provinces in Turkiye; Death toll crosses 5000 mark in Turkiye and Syria.
- European Commissioner for International Partnerships Jutta Urpilainen to arrive in Nepal for an official one-day visit to meet Nepali leaders & launch several EU actions in country.
- Pakistan President Dr Arif Alvi summoned a joint sitting of parliament to take up important legislative business at Islamabad.
- Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh to make an official visit to Singapore at invitation of PM Lee Hsien Loong.
- German Defence Minister Boris Pistorius on Tuesday travelled to Kyiv, where he met senior Ukrainian officials, including President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
- Speculations about North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong Un’s health have again come to the fore, after his alleged disappearance before the mass parade slated to be held this week.
- SOUTH ASIAN FOOTBALL FEDERATION (SAFF) Under 20 Women’s Championship, in Dhaka,
- Bangladesh thrashed Bhutan, 5-0
- India loses 1-3 to Nepal.
- France defender Raphael Varane is retiring from international football, ending a 10-year career with Les Bleus in which he won the World Cup in 2018.
- The Nepal Cricket Association has appointed former Indian cricketer Monty Desai as the head coach of the Nepal national cricket team.
- Sports brand Puma India announced women’s cricket team captain Harmanpreet Kaur as its latest brand ambassador.
- 84th Inter-State National Junior, Youth TT championships to begin in Chennai. The Tamil Nadu Table Tennis Association (TNTTA) is hosting the National Championships for the first time in 15 years.
- ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Warm-up Match, India vs Bangladesh at Stellenbosch, at 6 PM.
- Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter Kamran Akmal on Tuesday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
- Batter Gary Ballance has become the second player to smash Test hundreds for two countries. The 33-year-old achieved the feat after scoring his first Test hundred for Zimbabwe in first Test against West Indies. Prior to this, he had slammed four Test hundreds for England. Kepler Wessels was the first cricketer to score hundreds for two countries (South Africa, Australia)
Union territory: 1 Nov 1956
State frmn: 21 Jan 1972
Govrnr: Satyadev Narayan Arya
CM: Manik Saha (BJP)
Diesel Price: ₹ 89/Ltr
Petrol Price: ₹ 103/Ltr
LPG ₹ 1,213/Cyldr
Gold: ₹ 57,200/10 gr(24k)
Silver: ₹ 74,100/1kg
🇮🇳 FACTS ABOUT INDIA 🇮🇳
Shillong is a hill station in the northeastern part of India and the capital of Meghalaya, which means “The Abode of Clouds”. It is the headquarters of the East Khasi Hills district.
Shillong was a small village until 1864, when it became the new civil station of the Khasi and Jaintia hills. It remained the summer capital of Eastern Bengal and Assam for many years. In 1874, on the formation of Assam as a Chief Commissioner’s Province, it was chosen as the capital of the new administration. An earthquake destroyed the city in 1897, necessitating its complete rebuilding. In January 1972, Shillong became the capital of the newly formed state of Meghalaya.
😀 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
Pappu : india ..
Boss : which part\?
Pappu : what \’which part\’\? whole body was born in india
Why is ground water warm during winters and cool during summers?
Ground water is not warm or cold in winter or summer respectively….its atmosphere whose temp rise and fall during summer….but soil is bad conductor so tere is little change in temperature of ground water…..take an example….the air from your refrigerator or AC at 20°c makes you feel cool in summer which is 40°c and ground water at 30°c is also cooller but in winter which is at 5°c that all 20°c and ground water at 27°c makes you feel warmer even now ground water temperature is 3° lower compare to that of summer..
विद्यां ददाति विनयं,
धनात् धर्मं ततः सुखम्
Vinaya Dadati Paatrataam।
Dhanaat Dharmam Tatah Sukham॥
Education makes one humble, humility makes one capable, Capacity allows one to make money, Money brings happiness.
🤔 HOW IT WORKS ⁉
How is Gold Formed and How Did It Get Here?
It may surprise you to know that gold was never formed on earth. Almost all the gold that we are wearing on our person or storing in our safe at home – came from asteroids. There is far more gold sitting in the core of the earth than has ever been on the surface. That gold was generously donated by our sun. Over the billions of years, it took to form the earth, that gold along with most other metals given to us by the sun, has sunk to the magma core of our planet. There is enough gold in the center of the earth to cover the surface with a 1.5-foot-thick layer.
Another theory rising in popularity is that Gold is Created in Supernovas, gold is formed when 2 neutron stars collide, releasing an amazing amount of energy and creating the mass of Jupiter in gold.
💁🏻♂ GK TODAY
First talkie movie in the world – “ The jazz Singer” (1927).
Largest state – Rajasthan Larges
populated state – Uttar Pradesh
Smallest state: Goa
BORN TODAY 🐣💐
Jagjit Singh , born Jagmohan Singh Dhiman (8 February 1941 – 10 October 2011), popularly known as “The Ghazal King” or “King of Ghazals”, was an Indian Ghazal singer, composer and musician.
He was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India in 2003 and in February 2014, the government released a set of two postal stamps in his honour.
🙏🏻 IDIOMS & PHRASES
To move heaven and earth
To make a supreme effort
Cunning × Simple
🛕 VEDIK GYAN
(Kindly inform, if given info is vary from actual facts🙏🏻)
In sanskrit Vasanta means spring and Panchami is the fifth day of the fortnight of waxing moon (Shukla Paksha) in the Hindu month of Magh, January–February of English calendar.
Basant Panchami occurs when the vivid yellow blossoms of ripe mustard plants are in full bloom across rural India. Surprisingly, numerous spring flowers, including daffodils, are yellow everywhere over the world. Yellow spring flowers in India include marigolds (genda), night jasmine (sheuli), yellow Hyacinth, yellow lilies, and Forsythia shrubs. Therefore, yellow is the predominant colour of Basant Panchami, which, as the name implies, corresponds to the spring season.
On this day, Goddess Saraswati is worshipped to get enlightened with knowledge. Yellow is believed to be the favorite colour of the Goddess. Yellow-colored clothes are donned by people on this occasion while offering yellow flowers to the Goddess with a yellow tilak on their forehead. Yellow is also deeply associated with auspiciousness, wisdom, and teachers in India.
🧬 HEALTH CARE: HOME REMEDIES🩺
(Note: These home tips followed in villages/ancient traditions, it is up to you to use it or not🙏🏻)
Coconut oil pulling involves swishing oil in your mouth for 15–20 minutes to remove bacteria. Practicing this daily can reduce plaque and may brighten your teeth.
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