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Valmiki-Jayanti

What Should Children Know About Valmiki Jayanti 2019?

October 13, Sunday is Valmiki Jayanti. The birth anniversary of the famous poet who also authored the Hindu epic Ramayana will be celebrated according to traditions. But modern technology has also a role to play in the celebrations.

Who was Maharishi Valmiki?

Born in a Brahmin family, his original name was Ratnakar. He was like any other child but grew into a sage after meeting the Vedic sage Narada Muni. The Vedic sage gave him a mantra to chant. It was Ram. Ratnakar started changing Ramand continue changing the mantrafor rest of his life.

The mantra transformed Ratnakar into Maharishi Valmiki

Chanting of the mantra made Ratnakar still from inside and outside and he became so still that ants formed hills around him. But Ratnakar remained unmoved from the presence of ants on his body. The mantra also enlightened his mind and soul. After achieving enlightenment, Ratnakar became Maharishi and came to be known as Valmiki.

What was Maharishi Valmiki’s role in the epic Ramayana?

Maharishi Valmiki appears as a monk in in the epic. He comes into picture when the King … Read the rest

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Malaysia And Turkey To Face Import Restrictions For Their J&K Stand

India is mulling over import restrictions on some products from Malaysia and Turkey over their official stand on J&K. These countries criticized New Delhi for removing Article 370 and 35A from Kashmir.

What did Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohammad say about J&K?

Speaking at UN, Mahathir Mohammad angered New Delhi by calling India’s action in Kashmir as “invaded and occupied”, the Modi government is contemplating serious action to reveal its displeasure over the Kashmir stand of Malaysia.

What import restriction would Malaysia face in India?

The government is planning to limit the import of palm oil from Malaysia. A discussion held by the commerce and industry ministry suggested restriction over palm oil import on Malaysia. India buys more than 9 million tons of palm oil annually from Malaysia and Indonesia.

How would the import restrictions affect Malaysia?

India imports the largest amount of edible oils and the palm oil accounts for close to two-thirds of its total import of edible oil. In the first nine-months of 2019, India emerged as the biggest buyer of palm oil from Malaysia. India is looking at Indonesia, Argentina and Ukraine … Read the rest

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Google Doodle Celebrates Life of Kamini Roy Feminist And 1st Indian Women To Graduate In British India

Google makes a Doodle to commemorate the life of Kamini Roy who holds many distinctions in addition to being the first woman honors graduate in India. Born on October 12, 1864, in Basanda village in then Bakergunj district of Bengal Presidency now in Bangladesh, Kamini Roy was a noted Bengali reformer of her times.

Personal life of Kamini Roy

Born in an elite Bengali Baidya family, her father Chandi Charan Sen was a judge, writer and a leading member of the Brahmo Samaj. Her education started at home when she started reading from his father’s library. She grew interest in mathematics and then in Sanskrit. 

Academic life of Kamini Roy

One of the first girls to attend school in British India, Kamini Roy first joined Bethune School in 1833 and later went to Bethune College of the University of Calcutta forgraduation with a bachelor of arts degree with Sanskrit honors in 1866.The same year she started teaching in the same college.

Social life of Kamini Roy

Kamini Roy became a feminist after coming into contact with a fellow student of Bethune School Abala Bose known … Read the rest

Mary Kom With 8th Medal Becomes The Most Successful Boxer At The Worlds

MC Mary Kom had a great day at the ongoing Women’s Worlds in Ulan Ude, Russia, when she became the most successful boxer in the history of the World Championships – both men and women.

Indian boxing legend MC Mary Kon wins 8th medal at the Worlds

The 36-year old Mary Kom won her 8th WC medal by defeating the Rio Olympics bronze medalist, Columbia’s Valencia Victoria. She won in a 51kg category quarterfinal bout by a unanimous 5-0 verdict and became the only boxer to secure eight medals at the Worlds

Mary Kom’s medal tally at the Words

The heavyweight legend has six gold medals and a silver at the Worlds. The only boxer matching her standard is Cuba’s Felix Savon. The second most successful boxer at women’s Worlds is Ireland’s Katie Taylor. She has six medals – five gold and one bronze.

For record, May Kom’s earlier won medals in pinweight (46kg) and light-flyweight (48kg) category. The 51kg heavyweight is the new introduced division and for this reason the first medal of Mary Kom. Here it is necessary to mention that 51kg heavyweight … Read the rest

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HDFC Chairman Voice Concern Over Common Man’s Money In PMC Bank Fraud Case

The RBI swung into action after it found irregularities in loan disbursement to real estate developer HDIL. It was found that the bank’s exposure to the realty firm was exceeding to the regulations. Also, the lender hid the NPAs of HDIL.

HDFC Chairman Deepak Parekh voiced concern over PMC bank case

HDFC Chairman called the crisis at the Punjab & Maharashtra Cooperative Bank (PMC) brutally unfair. There are regular loan waivers and corporate write-offs but no financial system protects the savings of common man. RBI’s capping the withdrawal limit for PMC bank at Rs. 25,000 has affected thousands of PMC bank customers whose money is stuck in the brank fraud and they all are common people.

HDFC Chairman highlighted stood for common man

Mr. Parekh further said that there was no sin in finance bigger than the misuse of the savings of the common people. He revealed his concern about absence of a robust system to protect the honest savings of common people. He stressed that trust and confidence were the backbone of any financial system and the power of ethics and values should be … Read the rest

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Mayank Agarwal And Cheteshwar Pujara Polled In 100-Runs After Early Dismissal Of Rohit Sharma In 2nd Test Day 1 Match

The opening-day of 2nd Test between India and South Africa saw early dismissal of Rohit Sharma but Mayank Agarwal and CheteshwarPujara put India in a dominant position by putting in 100-runs together. South Africa also made a change in bowling order. It brought spinners at both the ends.

Highlights of the match

  • Playing at 37, CheteshwarPujara went ahead for a big one into the mid-wicket stands. He took a lose ball by SenuranMuthuswany to hit a six.
  • Captain Faf du Plessis brought Anrich Nortje to test the strength of Mayank Agarwal in facing bouncers. But Mayank hit back-to-back boundaries and put Indian score over 100-runs.
  • Anrich Nortje and Keshav Maharaj brought South Africa back to game with a couple of tight overs but this success was short-lived as soon as Pujara pick up a boundary and took India past the 90-run mark.
  • Anrich Nortje tried hard to break the 2nd wicket partnership of Indian batsmen. He wanted to take advantage of Mayank’s weakness against short-pitched balls.
  • Mayank Agarwal made his 4th half-century in Test Cricket. This Karnataka batsman proved cricket after taking lead from Rohit Sharma. Early dismissal of Rohit
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