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Neeraj Chopra Record

89.30 Meter Is The New National Record Of Ace Javelin Thrower Neeraj Chopra

Neeraj Chopra set a new national record in the javelin throw at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Finland. He threw the javelin 89.30 meters and touched the coveted 90m mark considered the gold standard in the world of javelin throw.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Neeraj Chopra won the silver medal at Paavo Nurmi Games in Finland.
• He set a new national record by throwing the javelin 89.30 meters
• Finland’s 25-year-old Oliver Helander won the gold by throwing the javelin 88.02 meters
• Neeraj Chopra is now fifth on the world season leaders’ list

Let’s See Neeraj Chopra Throwing Javelin At Paavo Nurmi Games

It was Neeraj Chopra’s first competition after winning a gold medal on August 7, 2021, in the Tokyo Olympics when he sent the spear 87.58m. And as expected, he opened well by throwing the javelin to an impressive 86.92m before making a new national record of 89.30m. But the next three attempts ended in fouls and the sixth and the last throw was 85.85m. He had to contend with a silver medal. Chopra’s earlier national best was 88.07m which he had set in Patiala in March 2021.

Neeraj Chopra Record

On the contrary, Finland’s 25-year-old Oliver Helander threw the javelin 89.83m and won the gold medal. It was his second attempt at the throw. His personal best is 88.02m and his season-best is 80.36m.

Anderson Peters of Grenada, who’s also the reigning world champion, won the third with a throw of 86.60m. His best throw is 93.07m and he had won seven times on the trot this season.

2012 Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott of Trinidad and Tobago came fourth with a throw of 84.02m and silver medalist of the Czech Republic’s Tokyo Olympics, Jakub Vadlejch came fourth with a throw … Read the rest

Shaheed Diwas Celebrations

Shaheed Diwas Observance

Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, And Sukhdev Were Hanged For Lahore Conspiracy

British-India government hanged the three Indian socialist freedom fighters – Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru, and Sukhdev Thapar – on 23 March 1931 at Lahore Central Jail in Lahore. Since then, the country observes 23rd March as Shaheed Diwas.

Bhagat Singh

Bhagat Singh

Bhagat Singh was born in 1907 in the village of Banga in the Lyallpur district of Punjab (present Faisalabad in Punjab province in Pakistan). A gifted learner, Bhagat Singh quit his studies at 13 to join the freedom movement at a young age. And when his parents tried to get him married, he left home for Kanpur.

Lahore Conspiracy Case

In 1928 December Lahore, Bhagat Singh with his comrades Sukhdev and Rajguru tried assassinating the superintendent of police James Scott to avenge the killing of Lala Lajpat Rai but shot assistant superintendent of police John Saunders in mistaken identity. To avoid arrest, Bhagat Singh shaved his beard and cut his hair, and escaped to Calcutta.

Delhi Assembly Bombing

In 1929 April, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt hurled bombs in the Central Assembly Hall in Delhi while raising slogans of “Inquilab Zindabad”. Also, they courted arrest instead of escaping the chaos after the bomb scare. They were arrested and Bhagat Singh with his comrades Rajguru and Sukhdev were hanged on 23 March 1931 at Lahore for the Lahore conspiracy case.

Shaheed Diwas Celebrations

Shaheed Diwas Celebrations

Both central and state governments organize various events to commemorate the life of Indian revolutionaries who laid their lives for the cause of the country.

New elected CM of Punjab Bhagwant Mann declared a holiday on 23 March to allow people to visit Khatkar Kalan and Hussainiwala to pay their tributes to the … Read the rest

Mahashivratri 2022

Mahashivratri 2022: Significance, Observance, And Quotes For Blessings

Mahashivratri is the biggest celebration of Lord Shiva in the Hindu calendar. Devotees of Lord Shiva observe visit Shiva temples to offer fruits and milk to the Shiva Lingum. Mahashivratri is celebrated as a festival with educational institutions and offices remaining close to allow people to celebrate the festival with enthusiasm.

When Is Mahashivratri Celebrated?

The festival falls on the 13th night and 14th day of the New Moon. According to the Hindu calendar, Mahashivratri 2022 will be celebrated on the 1st of March. Shiva temples are decorated to celebrate the “Great Night of Shiva” as devotees would start visiting temples early in the morning to offer their prayers.

How Is Mahashivratri Celebrated?

The celebration starts with taking a ritual bath followed by a visit to a temple and offering seasonal fruits and milk to Lord Shiva. Milk mixed with water, Ganga Jal, honey, and sugar is poured over Shiva Lingum. It is the ritual bath offered to Lord Shiva. Also, devotees offer Bel Patri, Bel Patthar, and Dhatoora fruits to Shiva Lingum.

Mahashivratri 2022

Devotees observe fast on Mahashivratri. They eat only fruits and drink milk. The fast is broken at dawn after offering prayers to Lord Shiva. In this fast, devotees are allowed to eat vegetarian food of their choice.

What Is The Significance Of Mahashivratri?

According to mythology, Lord Shiva married Goddess Parvati on Mahashivratri and performed Tandava dance in the night. Unmarried women worship Goddess Parvati also called Gaura to get blessings of a healthy and prosperous married life. Gaura is the Goddess of Grants and she pleases with whatever devotees offer to her.

Mahashivratri Quotes And Messages

Devotees also send best wishes for Mahashivratri to family, friends, and relatives. They use modern … Read the rest

National Science Day 2022

National Science Day 2022: Celebrations Shouldn’t Be Confined To A Single Day

February 28 is observed as a National Science Day to promote and develop the scientific environment in the country. Every year a theme is selected for National Science Day and the theme is so selected that it reflects the real picture of growth and development of scientific culture in the country.

National Science Day 2022 Theme

“Integrated Approach in Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future” has been selected as the theme for National Science Day 2022. Here the focus is on an integrated approach to achieve a sustainable future. The theme reflects the lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic time.

National Science Day 2022

Theme Explained

The tough lesson learned during the pandemic is the importance of connecting government with scientific institutions and the medical industry. It is only due to the linking of various institutions with the government departments and the collaboration of the pharma companies that the world has been able to stem the tide of the pandemic.

Statement Of Ministry Of Science And Technology Of India

The ministry issued a big statement about National Science Day. The government said that the celebration of science shouldn’t be confined to a single day but should reflect the determination of all government departments with engineering and medical institutions to work on a theme-based approach to achieve sustainable development.

The UN Dedicates National Science Day To Basic Sciences

The world body speaks about how the basic sciences can improve the quality of life across the globe. It further suggests an integrated approach that includes a multi-learning environment (MLE), virtual learning environment (VLE), and physical learning environment (PLE).

The UN also highlights the importance of teaching sciences by saying that it needs motivation, innovation, and commitment instead of a routine … Read the rest

Celebration Of Hazrat Ali’s Birthday

Send Best Wishes For Hazrat Ali’s Birthday On 15th February 2022

15 February is the birthday of the first man to embrace Islam and accept Muhammad as the Prophet of God. He is Ali ibn Abu Talib. Born in 599 AC on the 13th day of the Islamic month of Rajab in Mecca, he also made Mecca the holiest place in Islam.

Birth Of Hazrat Ali

Born to Abu Talib and Fatima bint Asda, Hazrat Ali was first person to embrace Islam as a religion and convert to it. A cousin of Muhammad, he married Muhammad’s daughter Fatimah and became his first son-in-law. And being a prominent figure in Islam, he fought numerous battles as an aid of Prophet Muhammad. Hazrat Ali’s birthday is determined according to the Islamic lunar calendar.

Hazrat Ali’s Rule

Hazrat Ali is respected by both Shias and Sunnis in different manners. Both the Muslim communities honor him as the greatest figure in Islam. As a religious Muslim leader, he ruled till the year 661 and was known as an honest ruler till his last breath.

Martyr Hazrat Ali

Hazrat Ali was killed with a poisonous sword when he was offering his prayers at Kufa’s Great Mosque. He was hit by Ibn Muljam on head resulting in severe injuries that led to his death on the 19th day of Ramadan. Hazrat Ali was declared a martyr after his death and his birthday celebrated to honor his contribution to Islam.

Celebration Of Hazrat Ali’s Birthday

Hazrat Ali’s birthday is celebrated with much enthusiasm as he laid his life on the religious path of Islam. Mosques across the country are decorated with flowers and lights to honor Hazrat Ali and highlight his role in embracing Islam as a religion. Devotees visit mosques to offer … Read the rest

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Basant Panchami 2022: Muhurat, Significance, Celebrations, History

Basant Panchami falls on the fifth day of the holy month of Magha. It has a sacred place in the religious Hindu calendar of the country as it marks the beginning of the Spring season that is sunny and pleasant.

Basant Panchami Celebrations

Dedicated to Maa Saraswati, the festival is a celebration of knowledge, music, and art. Goddess Maa Saraswati is worshipped in temples. Educational institutions including schools and colleges perform Saraswati Puja with students and parents.

Basant-Panchami-Celebrations

Saraswati Puja

In 2022, Saraswati Puja will be performed on 5 February and the right time to perform the puja is from 07:07 AM to 12:35 PM. According to drikpanchang, the 12:35 PM would be Basant Panchami Madhyahna. Also, it says that one can perform puja on this auspicious day till the Panchami Tithi is prevailing.

Significance Of Basant Panchami

Yellow is the color of Spring. Yellow flowers blossom and make nature look yellowish. Also, the yellow color is associated with the mustard fields. People also wear yellow color attires on this day as it symbolizes knowledge, wisdom, and art. After puja, they wear yellow vermillion on their foreheads to show their reverence to the goddess Saraswati.

Basant Panchami Celebrations

Basant-Panchami-Celebrations

Basant Panchami is celebrated across the length and breadth of the country with much zeal and enthusiasm. People in Punjab and Haryana fly kites on this auspicious day, while Gujarati people exchange bouquets and garlands of flowers and mango leaves as gifts. In West Bengal, this day is celebrated as Saraswati Puja, but people in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Maharashtra worship Shiva and Parvati on this day.

Basant Panchami History

According to legend, Goddess Saraswati blessed Kalidasa with knowledge and wisdom on this day. Another legend relates … Read the rest

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Internet Is Thrilled To See Shanaya Kapoor’s Belly Dancing Moves

Shanaya Kapoor, daughter of actor Sanjay Kapoor and jewelry designer Maheep Kapoor, who’s going to make her Bollywood debut with Ahhh! of Dharma Movies expected to release this July, shared a video of her belly dance class thanking Sanjana Muthreja, her dance instructor, for pushing her.

What was the dance video about?

Shanaya Kapoor is learning belly dancing from Sanjana Muthreja and she often shares her dance videos on Instagram to entertain her fans. The latest video has Shanaya Kapoor doing shimmy, undulations and other belly dance techniques on the tunes of Beautiful Liar by Beyonce and Shakira. She also said that floor work had always been a challenge to learn.

By releasing her dancing videos, Shanaya Kapoor wants to tell how serious she is about learning belly dancing and how thankful she is to her instructor Sanjana Muthreja.

Shanaya Kapoor’s acting career so far….

She started her career as an assistant director with the 2020 Netflix film Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl in which she directed her cousin Janhvi Kapoor. She also made a few cameos in The Fabulous Lives Of Bollywood Wives that was a hit on Netflix. But she received the maximum attention for her appearance in Le Bal in Paris in the year 2019.

Shanaya Kapoor is quite excited about her Bollywood debut. She broke the news of her first movie on Instagram and asked her fans to stay tuned up for her movie. She also said that she couldn’t wait for her fans to see the movie.

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Send Best Wishes Of Happy Maha Shivratri 2021

Maha Shivratri is celebrated across the globe according to Hindu traditions. Devotees fast observe a day-long fast and perform puja all night during Nishita Kaal to worship Lord Shiva, the god of destruction. Also, they give best wishes of Maha Shivratri through phone calls and social media messages and pictures.

Importance of Maha Shivratri

It is the biggest night of Lord Shiva worshipped as the marriage of Lord Shiva with Devi Parvati. Also, it is the day when the Linga from the deity first appeared. Today is the fourteenth day (Chaturdashi Tithi) of Krishna Paksha of Phalguna month according to Purnimant calendar but it is Magha according to Amavasyant calendar.

Devotees of Lord Shiva go to Shivalayas to offer all the things that Lord Shiva likes. They offer bel patra, dhatoora, bel fruit, and bhang to Mahadev. Also, they bath the deity with fresh water, gangajal, milk, dahi, and desi-ghee. Sandal wood powder is also applied to the deity for sweet fragrance.

Happy Maha Shivratri wishes and quotes

• Maha Shivratri is a day when you awaken your inner consciousness to discover the purpose of your being. Feel the presence of the Supreme Power inside and outside.

• Here’s extending my warm greetings to you on the auspicious occasion of Maha Shivratri.

• Shiv Ji Ka Tyohaar Aaya Hai, Anginat Ullas Laya Hai, Har Manokamna Poori Ho Aapki, Bhole Baba Ka Ashish Chhaaya Hai

• Kabhi Na Ho Dukhon Ka Samna, Pag Pag Bholenath Ka Aashirwad Mile, Maha Shivratri Ki Aapko Dheron Shubh Kamnayein. Hara Hara Mahadev

• On the joyous day of Maha Shivratri, here’s praying that we all stay together and cherish every moment of togetherness. A very Happy Maha Shivratri to all … Read the rest

Nearly ₹ 3,000 Crore And 170 Lives Washed Away In Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand glacier break on Sunday highlights its vulnerability to flash floods and landslides and calls for review of power projects in the ecologically sensitive mountains.

What was the disaster?

The hill state came under shock when a glacier broke into floods near Raini village above Rishiganga river endangering the life and liberty of people. Air Force carried reconnaissance flights and found rubble all over from the entrance of Nanda Devi glacier to Pipalkoti and Chamoli along Dhauliganga and Alaknanda. The disaster resulted in heavy loss to Tapovan Vishnugad hydropower plant and 170 people missing from the facility.

Where was Tapovan Vishnugad hydropower plant situated?

Located at the confluence of Dhauliganga and Rishiganga rivers, the dam faced maximum damage from the flood. The Air Force found that it was completely washed off in the disaster. It was a 520 MW hydro-electric project being constructed by state-run NTPC Limited at a cost of nearly ₹ 3,000 crore. NTPC also said that its Vishnugad project was damaged in the avalanche and that it was monitoring the situation. Picture from the reconnaissance flight also showed the two bridges situated at the entrance of Malari valley and near Tapovan washed away in the flood.

Is there any collateral damage assessment?

Construction work and hutments in the valley were damaged in the pictures. But the road connectivity from Joshimath and Tapovan was seen intact in the aerial survey. Soon after the tragedy, Air Force, Army and Navy were pressed into action to expedite the rescue work.

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Budget-2021

10 Points Of The 9th Budget Of The Modi Government

The nineth budget of the Modi government is expected to be different in many ways. The economy is in recession, jobs are gone and the pandemic has hit the country the hardest. Every sector requires expenditure but the people are also looking for relief from taxes. So, would the budget expectations be fulfilled.

Here’re 10 important points of the Union Budget that the FM will present at 11 AM today

  1. Finance Minister Ms Sitharaman has promised that this budget is going to be unprecedented as the PM has already hinted towards extension of the measures announced in 4-5 mini budgets in 2020.
  2. Ms Sitharaman was seen carrying a tablet with the national symbol embossed on it instead of papers indicating that it is going to be a paperless budget. And it will be the first time in the history.
  3. The FM is expected to unveil plans to revive the economy to achieve 11% growth target on the face of a forecasted 7.7% contraction in the current financial year.
  4. The FM needs doing more to revive the economy that was already in the slow down mode before the pandemic and slipped into recession to its lowest in 11 years during the crisis. There could be 15% more spending on healthcare and infrastructure. Also, the taxpayers could get further relief in the budget.
  5. The healthcare budget could be doubled to raise the expenditure to 4% of the GDP to meet healthcare needs highlighted during the pandemic. Also, there could be 1% of income and corporate tax to fund the healthcare budget.
  6. Pandemic-hit sectors like real estate, aviation, tourism and automobile are expecting tax relief in the budget.
  7. The FM could suggest measures to drive the fiscal deficit that is already over 7%
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