Google Doodle’s Dual Celebrations Today

Google Doodle is celebrating Sweden’s National Day today. Every year on June 6 Sweden commemorates the Sveriges Nationaldag or National Day. In the pages of history, Sweden got its first king on 6 June 1523 when Gustav Eriksson Vasa took the country’s reins after a long-drawn struggle for independence from foreign rule. Today’s Google Doodle features Sweden’s national flag in blue and yellow colors waving to the world. The largest search engine wants the world to know about Sweden’s history and become a part of its celebrations.

When Did Sweden Recognize 6 June As National Day?

In 2004, Sweden declared 6 June as a public holiday to allow people to commemorate the victory of Sweden over a foreign rule. Since then this day has become a symbol of patriotism and pride for Swedish citizens. They celebrate this day with much zeal and fervor.

How Sweden Celebrates National Day?

The celebrations start with people visiting the royal family at the Skansen museum and offering flowers. Later in the day, they participate in a variety of activities planned by government agencies and social organizations. People keep visiting Skansen which is also the largest open-air museum in the world to pay their homage to the royal family. They join the Walking Orchestra and go to parks for picnics. Children offer flowers at Skansen and participate in activities such as drawing their flag. Also, people enjoy feasting on Swedish delicacies including cakes, seafood, and beverages. Picnicking has become a favorite activity on National Day.

Celebrating Jeanne Córdova

Google Doodle has another celebration lined up for today. It is the day to celebrate the work of Jeanne Córdova who was a leading Chicana lesbian activist, feminist, and renowned author. But she is better known for … Read the rest

7 Most Awaited TV Shows For June Release

TV has an upper hand over theaters this June with some of the most fascinating shows beginning in this month. So, grab your popcorn and keep cold drinks ready to sip while watching the following shows on TV. Believe us it is going to be more than exciting for you and your entire family.

The Acolyte

The first two episodes of the newest Star Wars franchise were dropped on Disney+ on June 4 and the remaining six episodes will be released weekly. The Disney+ subscribers can join the respected Jedi Master in the investigation of a series of crimes. The latest series promises more thrill and action.

House of the Dragon

The wait for the release of the second series of House of the Dragon for HBO subscribers will be over on June 16. The second series will consist of 8 episodes and they are expected to be as thrilling as the first series which one nine Emmy Award nominations. Considering the earlier episodes, you can expect more in the latest series.

Supacell

Netflix has brought a new drama series for its subscribers and this series is going to be exciting in many ways. The story revolves around a group of people in South London. They unexpectedly develop superpowers and the only thing connecting them is their color. They are all Black. See how their daily life is affected by superpowers.

The Bear

The third season of the award-winning comedy-drama series The Bear will begin on June 27 on FX on Hulu. Also, the producers have announced the fourth season of the series soon after the third season. So, you have back-to-back entertainment this June. The earlier two series have already earned critical acclaim for writing, acting, and direction.

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Vivo X Fold 3 Pro With Carbon Fiber Hinge

Vivo Fold 3 Pro is all set for India launch on June 6 confirmed Vivo on X through its official handle. The announcement reads “Meet the Vivo X Fold 3 Pro. This is more than just another fold phone. This is India’s best fold ever. It’s slimmer, lighter, brighter, bigger, and more powerful than any other fold phone you’ve seen before. Stay tuned.” It comes with a carbon fiber hinge that the company claims can work up to 500,000 folds.

Vivo X Fold 3 Pro Price

Vivo X Fold 3 Pro will be available for sale on Vivo India’s online stores. Flipkart also has the rights to sell Vivo X Fold 3 Pro. The sale will commence on June 6 soon after the official release of the phone. The expected price of the phone could be 1.15 lakh.

Display

It features a 6.53-inch AMOLED cover display with 1172 x 2748 pixels resolution and an 8.03-inch LTPO AMOLED with 2200 x 2480 pixels resolution. Also, it comes with Dolby Vision and HDR10+ support. It has a refresh rate of 120Hz and peak brightness is 4,500 nits.

Chipset

Vivo X Fold 3 packs the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset that is based on a 4nm process. Paired with an Adreno 750 GPU, this chipset is capable of handling all the graphic-intensive tasks. According to early predictions, the phone could come with up to 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM and up to 1TB of UFS 4.0 storage.

Camera

Vivo X Fold 3 offers a unique triple camera setup including a 50MP ultra-sensing primary camera with OIS, a 64MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom, and a 50MP ultra-wide lens. A 32MP front camera is also provided for taking selfies, recording videos, and … Read the rest

5 Poor Skin Habits Making You Look Older

Most skin problems arise due to poor diet and bad skincare habits. If you aren’t eating a healthy diet, you are weakening your skin from the inside. Similarly, hiding skin problems, using DIY methods, and not seeing a dermatologist on time can escalate the problems. For example, if you need a concealer all the time, you aren’t following a suitable skincare routine.

Here’re the poor skincare habits that are doing more harm to your skin than good

Over-scrubbing your skin

Facial scrub is necessary to exfoliate and cleanse your face. It removes dead skin cells to unveil the healthy skin underneath the flaky skin cells. However using facial scrubs too often can result in flaky, dry, and sensitive skin. You will notice that your skin has become tight and shiny due to redness. Exfoliate your skin according to its condition like 5 times a week for oily skin and once a week for sensitive skin. Also, you should use only chemical-based facial scrubs that are safe for all skin types.

Relying solely on an anti-wrinkle cream

An anti-aging cream can do wonders for your skin but why wait for wrinkles and fine lines to appear on your face. If you moisturize your skin regularly, you can delay the appearance of aging signs. Also, you should avoid the sun as much as possible and always wear an SPF of at least 30 when going out in the sun. However, some dermatologists suggest applying a quality SPF even when aren’t going in the sun.

Drying your wet face with a towel

Rubbing your wet skin with a towel isn’t the right way to dry your face. On the contrary, it can irritate your skin and force dirt and grime deep into the … Read the rest

T20 World Cup 2024: Latest Info On Match Schedules, Venues, And Live Streaming

T20 World Cup 2024 will start on June 1 in the US and June 2 in India. The ninth edition of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup will see 40 matches. Also, it is the first time in the history of the T20 World Cup that 20 teams will participate in the tournament. T20 World Cup began in 2007 and India was the first crowned champion of the tournament.

T20 World Cup 2024 League Stage

ICC has divided the 20 participating teams into four equal groups for the first stage of the tournament. Two teams from each group will qualify for the Super 8 or the second stage of the tournament. Here it is interesting to note that the Super 8 teams will be selected on their pre-determined overall ranking instead of their league positions. It will provide the teams an advantage of past performance.

League Stage Groups

Group A: India, Pakistan, Ireland, United States, Canada
Group B: Australia, England, Namibia, Oman, Scotland
Group C: Afghanistan, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Uganda, West Indies
Group D: Bangladesh, Netherlands, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka

T20 World Cup Super 8

The qualifying teams will be split into two groups for the Super 8 single-round robin league that will see two teams from each group qualifying for the semi-finals.

Following is the Super 8 format according to pre-determined seedings of the participating teams

Group 1: India (A1); Australia (B2); New Zealand (C1); Sri Lanka (D2)
Group 2: Pakistan (A2); England (B1); West Indies (C2); South Africa (D1)

T20 World Cup Venues

United States

The US will host 16 matches in New York, Texas, and Florida. But all eyes will be on New York which will play 8 matches including India and Pakistan.

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Cyclone Remal To Make Landfill Today At Coastal Areas Of West Bengal 

The deep depression over the Bay of Bengal developed into a cyclone on Saturday triggering the India Meteorological Department to issue a stern warning for the coastal areas of West Bengal and northeastern states. Cyclone Remal as named by Oman will also make a landfill in the coastal region of Bangladesh. IMD in a special bulletin issued on Saturday said that the cyclone is expected to hit the coastal areas by Sunday midnight and bring extremely heavy rainfall to the affected areas for two days. Also, the IMD said the wind speed could be up to 135 kmph during the cyclonic activity.

Red Alert For Fishermen

The weather office has issued a red alert for fishermen. They are advised to stay safe from the sea which will remain rough and stormy during cyclonic activity. The sea could breach the limit of the astronomical tide during the cyclone leading to inundation of low-lying coastal areas predicted by the IMD. The good thing is that the authorities have taken cognizance of the alert and started preparations to rescue people to safe places.

Kolkata Suspends Operations

The Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport has already suspended operation till the green signal from the Met Office that has predicted extremely rough weather conditions with heavy rainfall during its landfill. All 394 flights including domestic and international stand cancelled in the wake of the cyclonic activity.

NDRF Takes Charge

NDRF Inspector Zaheer Abbas confidently said that their team was fully prepared to handle the situation. He further said that their soldiers were well-equipped to handle every kind of disaster. They were ready for tree falling due to landfill and flood rescue in inundated areas. In northeastern states, Tripura is also closely monitoring the situation. The … Read the rest

National Science Day: A Celebration of Discovery and Innovation

What is it?

National Science Day is a day dedicated to celebrating the remarkable achievements of the scientific community and fostering a passion for science among the public. It is observed annually in India on February 28th.

Why We Celebrate

This specific date marks the anniversary of a momentous scientific discovery by Indian physicist Sir C. V. Raman. In 1928, on February 28th, he announced the discovery of the Raman effect, which revolutionized our understanding of light-matter interaction. This groundbreaking discovery earned him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930, making him the first Asian scientist to receive the prestigious award in any scientific field.

History

The National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) proposed the idea of National Science Day to the Government of India in 1986. Recognizing the importance of science in national development and progress, the government officially declared February 28th as National Science Day in the same year. Since then, it has become an annual event celebrated throughout the country.

How to Celebrate

National Science Day is a vibrant occasion marked by various activities across schools, colleges, universities, and research institutions. Some common ways to celebrate include:

  • Science exhibitions: Showcasing scientific concepts, experiments, and inventions to ignite curiosity and inspire young minds.
  • Science quizzes and competitions: Providing students with challenging and engaging opportunities to test their scientific knowledge and understanding.
  • Lectures and seminars: Renowned scientists and experts sharing their knowledge and research findings with the public.
  • Science film screenings: Creating awareness and interest in scientific concepts through documentaries and educational films.
  • Visits to science museums and research laboratories: Offering the public a firsthand glimpse into the world of scientific research and discovery.

Special Top Quotes:

  • “Science is not only a collection of
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Maha Shivaratri: Celebrating the Night of Shiva

Date of Celebration in 2024: March 8th (Friday)

Why We Celebrate: Maha Shivaratri, also known as the “Great Night of Shiva,” is a major Hindu festival celebrated annually to honor Lord Shiva, one of the supreme deities in Hinduism. It holds several significances:

  • Marriage of Shiva and Parvati: Many believe Maha Shivaratri marks the celestial wedding of Shiva and Parvati, symbolizing the union of the masculine and feminine energies.
  • Overcoming Darkness: The festival signifies the triumph of light over darkness, both literally (occurring on the darkest night of the lunisolar month) and metaphorically, representing the victory of good over evil and ignorance.
  • Seeking Blessings: Devotees observe Maha Shivaratri by offering prayers and seeking blessings for spiritual growth, liberation, and fulfillment.

Top Quotes:

  • “On this auspicious occasion of Maha Shivaratri, may the blessings of Lord Shiva shower upon you and your loved ones. May you find peace, happiness, and prosperity in life.”
  • “May the observance of Maha Shivaratri ignite the inner light of wisdom within you and guide you on the path of righteousness and self-realization.”
  • “Om Namah Shivaya” (a sacred mantra chanted during Maha Shivaratri, meaning “I bow to the eternal Shiva”)

How to Celebrate:

  • Fasting: Devotees often observe a day-long fast, consuming only water or fruits.
  • Puja (Worship): Devotees offer prayers and perform puja (worship rituals) to Lord Shiva, typically involving offerings of bel leaves, milk, and flowers.
  • Jagran (Staying Awake): Many devotees stay awake throughout the night, chanting mantras, singing hymns, and meditating.
  • Temple Visits: Devotees visit Shiva temples to participate in rituals, seek blessings, and experience the festive atmosphere.

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Diwali 2023: Things To Do This Diwali

Diwali is one of the biggest festivals in India and Hindus specifically. Hindus around the world eagerly wait for the Amavasya of Kartik month of the Hindu calendar. Since Amavasya is the darkest night, people celebrate the festival with lights. It is for this reason that Diwali is also called the festival of light.

Here’s the significance of Diwali in Hindu religion

1. Reception of Lord Ram in Ayodhya

When Lord Ram returned to Ayodhya after completing their 14-year-long exile or vanvasa, the people of Ayodhya welcomed their favorite prince with lights. They lit earthen lamps on the road leading to Ayodhya to show their devotion to Lord Ram.

2. Victory of good over evil

Diwali is the celebration of the victory of good over evil. Lord Ram returned to Ayodhya after killing the demon Ravana, the king of Sri Lanka. It strengthens our belief that truth always prevails. It proves that demons can be defeated by good deeds.

3. Appearance of Goddess Laxmi

Sagar Manthan (churning of the cosmic ocean) brought Goddess Laxmi to the world. And with the goddess came all wealth, prosperity, and happiness to make life happy and fulfilling on earth. On Diwali, Hindus welcome Goddess Laxmi to their homes and seek her blessings.

4. Diwali brings prosperity

Worshipping Goddess Laxmi brings prosperity to life. She is the goddess of financial power and for this reason, Diwali Puja becomes more important for businesses. In India and across the world, Hindu businessmen perform a special Puja on Diwali. Homeowners also perform Laxmi Puja at their homes.

5. Shopping

Shopping is also a way of celebrating Diwali. People buy new clothes, ornaments, sweets, and gifts for their family members, friends, associates, colleagues, neighbors, and everyone they know. … Read the rest

Dhanteras 2023: Seek Blessings Of Goddess Lakshmi On This Dhanteras     

The 13th lunar day of the Krishna Paksha of the Kartik month of the Hindu calendar is called Dhanteras. In Hindi, “Dhan” means wealth, and “teras” means thirteenth. So, this day is celebrated as the day of wealth, prosperity, and happiness. Also, it marks the beginning of the five-day Diwali festival that concludes on “Bhai Dooj”.

by Shalini Agrawal

Why We Celebrate Dhanteras?

Mythology relates Dhanteras to the churning of the cosmic ocean (Sagar Manthan) by Gods and Devils. All worldly things were emerging from Sagar Manthan and on this day, Goddess Lakshmi emerged to bless the world with wealth and prosperity. From that day, “Dhanteras” is celebrated to get the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi.

Another story relates Dhanteras to the birth of Lord Dhanvantari, the God of Ayurveda and health. Dhanvantari blesses devotees of health and well-being. People also worship Lord Kubera, the treasurer of the gods, on Dhanteras. It is believed that celebrating Dhanteras brings wealth and prosperity.

How To Celebrate Dhanteras?

Dhanteras is celebrated by shopping for gold and silver ornaments and worshipping Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Kubera, and Lord Dhanvantari at their homes and offices. People buy new clothes, vehicles, properties, and other assets on this day and believe that buying goods will please Goddess Lakshmi and bring wealth and prosperity to their lives.

For Lakshmi Puja, people light earthen lamps in their homes, especially on their doors. It is to welcome the Goddess Lakshmi. Also, they offer sweets to the goddess and seek her blessings. Since it is the beginning of Diwali, the festival of light, people light their homes with decorative lights.

Auspicious Time Of Lakshmi Puja On Dhanteras In Your City

New Delhi: 05:47 PM to 07:43 PM

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