Today’s Special

PM Modi Launches Ken-Betwa River-Linking Project On The World Water Day 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has chosen World Water Day 2021 to launch the “Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch The Rain” campaign in a video conference where he will start the Ken-Betwa Link project. 

What is the Ken-Betwa Link project?

Developed by the Jal Shakti ministry and states of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, it is first-ever river-linking project in India. The river-linking will allow carrying water from the surplus areas to parched areas. 

What is World Water Day?

PM Modi chose March 22 to launch the first-ever river-linking project as a mark of celebration of World Water Day and to show his solidarity with the theme of World Water Day 2021. The theme is to “support the achievement of sustainable development goal (SDG) 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030” and river-linking is the first big step towards this direction. 

What is the history of World Water Day?

In December 1992, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution to observe World Water Day and decided to celebrate World Water Day every year on March 22. The first World Water Day was celebrated on … Read the rest

Let’s Celebrate International Day of Happiness On March 20

Today is International Day of Happiness as it falls on March 20 according to the United Nations. Every year March 20 is celebrated as a happiness day to aware people about the importance of happiness for well-being.

What is the history of International Day of Happiness?

The United Nations has been celebrating International Day of Happiness since 2013. It is an annual event celebrated to bring happiness in the lives of people around the world. People celebrate this day by sharing and spreading happiness. They send messages about happiness to share their feelings and thoughts with their family and friends.

Happiness Quotes

• “Happiness depends upon ourselves.” — Aristotle

• “Life will bring you pain all by itself. Your responsibility is to create joy.” — Milton Erickson

• “Happiness is the secret to all beauty. There is no beauty without happiness.” — Christian Dior

• “The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.” — Mark Twain

• “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” — … Read the rest

Welcome Spring Season On March 20 With Google’s Colorful Doodle

Google releases a doodle to celebrate the beginning of the spring season on March 20, Saturday. Designed on the theme of spring, the Google Doodle features a hedgehog carrying a bouquet on its back and a smile on its face.

What is the hedgehog doing?

The hedgehog is happy at the arrival of the spring season and it is showing its happiness through its smile. It is seen playing in a lush field where honey bees could be seen buzzing around flowers. It is a colorful doodle with different features and all the features of the doodle including lush bushes, flowers and honeybees together spell out “Google”.

When does the spring season start?

The spring season starts in the northern hemisphere when the sun crosses the equator during its journey from the southern hemisphere to norther. And it happens every year on March 20 so this very day is taken as the beginning of spring in the northern hemisphere. And the spring season continues till June 21.

The day when the sun passes equinox while traveling to the northern hemisphere is also called Spring Equinox. … Read the rest

5 Apps That Will Lull You To Sleep On World Sleep Day On 19th March

The World Sleep Day Committee of the World Sleep Society celebrates World Sleep Day every year to educate people about the benefits of good sleep and create awareness around sleep-related issues and their management.

When is World Sleep Day?

19 March 2021 has been declared the World Sleep Day this year. Sleep is an important part of human life and a good sleep of 6-8 hours is necessary for a healthy body and mind. On World Sleep Day, you should know about the seven apps that can help get a sound sleep. And you can try these apps for free.

Calm

It is a meditation app that relaxes the body and mind with sleep stories, soothing music, and guided lessons on gentle movements to help fall asleep. It can even help overcome anxiety.

Headspace

It is also a meditation app that features a speaker that delivers courses on mindful living. The speaker suggests techniques to calm an anxious mind. You can manipulate the speaker’s sound according to your comfort.

Relax Melodies

It plays music that relaxes body and mind and … Read the rest

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 … Read the rest

Google Doodle Shows Prof Rao Placing A Satellite In Its Orbit On His Birthday

Renowned Indian professor and scientist Udupi Ramachandra Rao popularly known as “India’s Satellite Man” turns 89 today. And Google is celebrating his birthday with a Doodle to highlight the commendable work done by Professor Rao, who died in 2017.

Life of Udupi Ramachandra Rao

Born in Karnataka on 10th March 1932, Prof Rao started his work as a protégé of Dr Vikram Sarabhai, the father of India’s space program. After completing his doctorate, Prof Rao joined NASA as a professor and conducted experiments on Pioneer and Explorer space probes.

In 1966, Prof Rao returned to India to work on an extensive high energy astronomy program at the Physical Research Laboratory. In 1972, he spearheaded India’s satellite program. Also, he was instrumental in developing and supervising over 20 satellites including India’s first satellite – Aryabhata. In 1975, India launched its first satellite that transformed the rural landscape of the country by boosting communication and meteorological services.

His biggest contribution to the nation

Development of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) technology is the biggest contribution of Prof Rao in the field of space research. PSLV has launched … Read the rest