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Today’s top news: 23 Feb

News paper The Hindu 24 Feb

1. The first-ever National Toy Fair will be starting from the February 27th, 2021. The festival will conclude on March 2, 2021. It will be organized in the virtual format. During the event, the Centre for Creative Learning (CCL), which is based in IIT Gandhinagar, will showcase its 75 toy creations in the fair. The toy fair is being organised by the Ministry of Textiles.

2. The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, has announced to rename the Hoshangabad city of MP as Narmadapuram. the proposal to change the name will be sent to the centre. The decision was taken after asking the gathering on the banks of Narmada.

3. Hoshangabad city was named after an attacker Hoshang Shah who was the first ruler of Malwa. This district was the part of Nerbudda (Narmada) Division and Berar.

4. The six-day Khajuraho Dance Festival was started on February 21, 2021. The dance festival is being organised at the Khajuraho Temple after 44 years, it is a UNESCO World Heritage site in Madhya Pradesh and known for its ancient Hindu temples as well as Jain temples. It is organised by the Department of Culture of Madhya Pradesh Government.

5. Disha Ravi, the 22-year-old climate activist arrested in the ‘Toolkit’ case earlier this month, has been sent on fresh one-day police custody. The Delhi court, before which she was produced after being arrested from Bengaluru, had reserved the order on her bail request last week.

6. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi led a rally of around 200 tractors in Kerala’s Wayanad to protest against the centre’s farm laws and questioned PM Modi’s silence on the farmers’ protests in the country.

7. Supreme Court stopped regulatory approval for the Future Group’s $3.4 billion asset sale to Reliance Industries Ltd., delaying the deal in a boost for Amazon.com Inc., which wants to scuttle the transaction in its bid to dominate the country’s retail sector.

8. Haryana Schools To Reopen For Classes 3 To 5 From Wednesday

9. Puducherry Congress government of V Narayanasamycollapsed The biggest opposition party, NR Congress, said it had not staked claim to form the next government but was waiting for the Lieutenant Governor’s invite.

10. BJP Candidates Win Both Rajya Sabha Seats From Gujarat : The seats had fallen vacant following the demise of Congress MP Ahmed Patel and BJP MP Abhay Ganpatray Bhardwaj.

11. A designated MP/MLA court on Monday forwarded a case of defamation brought against Union Home Minister Amit Shah by Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee to the Metropolitan Magistrate Court over jurisdiction issues.

12. The Punjab and Haryana High Court will on Wednesday hear a bail plea of labour rights activist Nodeep Kaur, arrested on charges of extortion and attempt to murder.

13. Counting of votes polled in elections to six municipal corporations of Gujarat, including major cities of Ahmedabad and Vadodara, will be held on Tuesday

14. Madhya Pradesh To Start Thermal Screening Of Those Coming From Maharashtra : Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan issued directives in this regard while reviewing the coronavirus situation in the state at a meeting in the state secretariat. Ms Kaur is lodged in a Karnal jail after she was arrested for allegedly picketing industrial unit and demanding money from the company in Haryana’s Sonipat on January 12.

15. The Karnataka government will not allow Tamil Nadu to use surplus water from the inter-state Cauvery river and will take strong measures to protect the state’s interests, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said

16. Bhima Koregaon case: Granting interim bail for six months to 82 yrs old poet Varavara Rao on medical grounds, the Bombay high court said on Monday though he was accused of serious offences under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, the court must take a humanitarian approach on account of his ill health.

17. Mohan Delkar, seven-term Lok Sabha member Independent MP from Dadra and Nagar Haveli, was found dead in a Mumbai hotel on Monday. The official said a suicide note in Gujarati was also found along with the body.

18. R-Day violence: Man who climbed Red Fort tomb arrested Jaspreet Singh, resident of Swaroop Nagar in northwest Delhi, was arrested by Crime Branch team.

19. Punjab’s main opposition party AAP on Monday said it would organise a ‘Kisan Mahasammelan’ in Moga district on March 21 in support of the ongoing farmers’ agitation against the Centre’s contentious agri laws.

20. The Shiv Sena on Monday trained its guns at the Centre over the rising fuel prices, saying instead of collecting donations for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, the government should take steps to bring down the rates of petrol and diesel in the country.

21. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday announced a national level film award after legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray

22. Navy’s Surface-To-Air Missile Test-Fired, Can Hit Sea-Skimming Targets : DRDO statement said . The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) today conducted two successful launches of vertical launch short range surface-to-air missile (VL-SRSAM) off the Odisha coast in Balasore. The launches were carried out from a static vertical launcher from Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur.

✈INTERNATIONAL NEWS

1. India on Monday offered a USD 100 million line of credit to Mauritius to facilitate procurement of defence assets and the two countries signed a Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Partnership Agreement following talks between External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth.

2. The two sides also exchanged letters on provision of Dornier aircraft and Dhruv helicopter by India to step up Mauritius’ maritime monitoring capabilities.

3. The Kerala government on Monday decided to cancel the controversial MoU signed between US-based EMCC International and the Kerala Shipping and Inland Navigation Corporation, against which the opposition has levelled serious charges, drawing a strong reaction from EMCC.

4. India has so far supplied about 230 lakh doses of vaccines against COVID-19 to friends and partners across the world and the country’s vaccine capacity will generate another 1.1 billion doses for the WHO-led COVAX scheme that distributes them to developing countries, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said.

5. The 10th round of Corps Commander Level Meeting between India and China on February 21, 2021. It was held on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control in Moldo.In the meeting, both the sides appraised the smooth completion of disengagement of troops at the Pangong Lake area.

6. The Indian Air Force Chief Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhaduaria arrived in Dhaka on Monday on a three day visit on the invitation of his Bangladeshi counterpart Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman

WORLD NEWS

Rockets target US Embassy in Baghdad, no casualties : At least two rockets struck Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone on Monday without causing any casualties, Iraq’s army said in a statement. Security officials said the US Embassy was the target.

2. Italian envoy and two others killed in attack on UN convoy in Congo.

3. China on Monday urged the US to stop “smearing” the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) and it’s one-party political system, lift sanctions on trade and halt Washington’s backing of “separatist forces” in Taiwan, Tibet, Hong Kong and Xinjiang.

4. US aviation body orders extra inspections of some Boeing 777s after mid-air engine failure.

5. Six members of Mexico’s military were killed when the plane they were in, crashed in the southeastern state of Veracruz.

6. Thousands protest in Myanmar after deadly shootings kill 2 during stir against coup

Sports:

1. Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju launches four infrastructure projects of Rs 50 crore at SAI Bangalore

2. Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju lay the foundation of a synthetic athletics track, a 330-bed girls hostel and the kitchen and dining hall, along with a gymnasium complex at NSSC Bangalore. He was joined by KC Narayana Gowda, Minister of State, Youth Empowerment and Sports, Government of Karnataka

3. Indian hockey captain Manpreet Singh had lauded the new gymnasium which was inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs Kiren Rijiju in the Sports Authority of India Netaji Subhas Southern Centre in Bengaluru.

4. Motera Stadium will be formally inaugurated on February 24 by President Ram Nath Kovind in the special presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah to host the third Test between India and England. Motera Stadium is the world’s largest cricket stadium with a seating capacity of 1.10 lakh

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🇮🇳Facts about India🇮🇳

The first rocket of India was so light and small that it was transported on a bicycle to the Thumba Launching Station in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

Thought of the day

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others

Joke of the day

संता अंग्रेजी सीख रहा था…

संता:यार बंता… “I am going” का मतलब क्या होता है?

बंता: मैं जा रहा हूँ

संता:अबे ऐसे कैसे जाएगा…
साला २० लोगो से पूछ चूका हूँ, सब चले जाने की बात करते हैं… जवाब बता का जा!!

😇GK Today💤
Astronomical distance between planets is calculated in light years.

1 light year =
9.4605284 × 10 power 15 Mtrs

It is the distance that light can travel in one year.

😳Why❓❓❓

Why does the colour of petrol seem orange?

The refined gasoline is crystal clear and colorless like water. The manufacturers put dyes in the gasoline to differentiate it by octane ratings. Octane rating or number is the standard measure of performance of the gasoline. The higher the octane rating the more compression the gasoline withstands before detonating. It is the measure of the fuels ability to resist pinging or knocking during combustion before the air-fuel mix detonates in the engine.

Gasoline is dyed for various purposes. Red gasoline is meant for off-road vehicles, blue gas is for aviation and race cars. Regular unleaded gasoline is greenish-blue in color. Midgrade gasoline is yellowish to transparent. High octane gasoline is pinkish.

LEARN Sanskrit
aham (अहम्) means ‘I’.

How it works ⁉

How Petrol is formed

Like coal and natural gas, petroleum was formed from the remains of ancient marine organisms, such as plants, algae, and bacteria. … Over millions of years under high pressure and high temperature, the remains of these organisms transformed into what we know today as fossil fuels.

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श्रेयान्स्वधर्मो विगुण: परधर्मात्स्वनुष्ठितात् |
स्वधर्मे निधनं श्रेय: परधर्मो भयावह:

śhreyān swa-dharmo viguṇaḥ para-dharmāt sv-anuṣhṭhitāt
swa-dharme nidhanaṁ śhreyaḥ para-dharmo bhayāvahaḥ

It is far better to perform one’s natural prescribed duty, though tinged with faults, than to perform another’s prescribed duty, though perfectly. In fact, it is preferable to die in the discharge of one’s duty, than to follow the path of another, which is fraught with danger.

HEALTH CARE: HOME REMEDIES
( Note : These home tips followed in villages/ancient traditions, it is up to you to use it or not)

Out of the many uses of mustard seeds, one of the major ones is its ability to bring the desired relief in the respiratory problems. No matter what problem you are facing with the normal working of the respiratory functioning, you can rely on the benefits of eating mustard for that. The mustard properties have indicated its benefits towards respiratory problems. The antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties of mustard seeds play a major role in treating respiratory problems.

🙏PLZ FOLLOW GOVT. NORMS, MAINT SOCIAL DISTANCE, KEEP YOURSELF & YOUR FAMILY SAFE🌼


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