26th Sindhu Darshan Yatra starts in Leh, Ladakh
The 26th Sindhu Darshan Yatra will start in Leh with the reception of the yatris, according to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, RSS Senior Leader Indresh Kumar. After Ladakh became a Union Territory, yatris from all over the nation would see the rapid development there, according to the RSS Senior Leader Indresh Kumar.
P Udayakumar begins office as NSIC’s Chairman and Managing Director
P Udayakumar, Director (Plng and Mktg), NSIC, took additional responsibility as CMD NSIC with effect from 20 June 2022. He has a mechanical engineering degree from College of Engineering in Guindy, a postgraduate degree from IIM Bangalore, and 12 years of service on the Board.
Culture Minister G Kishan Reddy launched “Jyotirgamaya” festival in New Delhi
Jyotirgamaya, a festival celebrating the brilliance of underappreciated performers, was launched in New Delhi by Union Culture Minister G. Kishan Reddy. Sangeet Natak Akademi organised this festival as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and on the occasion of World Music Day to highlight the talent of rare musical instruments from all across the country, including street performers and train entertainers.
IOC unveils indoor solar cook top Surya Nutan
Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has unveiled its patented indigenous solar cook top, “Surya Nutan”, developed by the oil refiner’s Faridabad R&D centre. Surya Nutan will aid in reducing India’s CO 2 emissions drastically and keep our citizens insulated from the vagaries of the high international fossil fuel prices.
Arianespace will launch an Indian Communication Satellite
Two communication satellites from Malaysia and India will be launched into geostationary orbit by the European space agency Arianespace. The Ariane-5 rocket will launch the two satellites, which together weigh more than 10,000 kilograms, from the spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
GSAT-24: Indian Communication Satellite successfully launched by ISRO
NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) launched GSAT-24, following the space reforms leasing the entire satellite’s capacity to Direct-to-Home (DTH) service provider Tata Play. This was the company’s first “demand-driven” communication satellite mission. The satellite, developed by the Indian Space Research Organization for NSIL, was successfully launched into geostationary orbit from Kourou in French Guiana by the Ariane 5 rocket (South America).
Lisa Sthalekar becomes first female president of FICA
Former Australia cricketer, Lisa Sthalekar has become the first female president of the Federation of International Cricketers’ Association (FICA), the sport’s international player’s association. Her appointment was made at a meeting of the organisation’s executive committee in Switzerland, the first in-person meeting since the start of the Covid pandemic.
International Widows’ Day celebrates on 23rd June
International Widows’ Day is observed across the world on 23 June. The day aims to gather support for widows and to spread awareness about their situation. For several women, the hurtful loss of a partner is magnified by a long-term struggle for their basic rights and dignity. International Widows’ Day is a day of action to address the “poverty and injustice faced by millions of widows and their dependents in many countries”.
United Nations Public Service Day celebrates on 23 June
With the aim to appreciate the value of public institutions and public servants, June 23 is observed as United Nations Public Service Day. It highlights the contribution and role of public service in the development of all sectors around the world. UN Public Service Day celebrates the value and virtue of public service to the community; highlights the contribution of public service in the development process; recognizes the work of public servants, and encourages young people to pursue careers in the public sector.
International Olympic Day celebrates on 23rd June
International Olympic Day is celebrated on June 23rd across the globe. The day is primarily celebrated to commemorate the birth of modern Olympic games. The day is also observed to celebrate the health and harmony aspect associated with sports. The day marks the foundation of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Skalzang Rigzin: First Indian mountaineer to ascend Mount Annapurna Peak
Skalzang Rigzin, the first mountaineer from India to ascend Mount Annapurna‘s top without the aid of oxygen was welcomed by Leh with open arms. After successfully summiting Annapurna and Lhotse in Nepal, he was welcomed by other mountaineers at the Leh Airport. With 16 days of gap between climb of Mt Annapurna on April 28 and Mt Lhotse on May 14, Skalzang Rigzin has set a record to conquer two summits without oxygen supplements.