National Sports Day 2023
The National Sports Day 2023 in India is celebrated on 29 August 2023. This annual observance, held on August 29 in India, is a tribute to the enduring legacy of Major Dhyan Chand. The day also serves as a reminder for all of us to recall the contributions, determination, and extraordinary achievements of the athletes and their influence in shaping societies.
National Sports Day 2023 Theme
The theme for National Sports Day 2023 celebration is “Sports are an enabler to an inclusive and fit society”.
The enchanting festivities of Onam 2023, a significant cultural celebration in the state of Kerala, have graced the calendar from August 20 to August 31 this year. Stretching over a span of ten days, the Thiru-Onam or Thiruvonam celebrations carry an air of excitement and exuberance as they commemorate the return of the revered King Mahabali, also known as Maveli. This vibrant festival is an emblem of Kerala’s rich heritage and cultural splendor.
Onam 2023, Rituals
Onam: The Rice Harvest Festival of Kerala
Onam is a vibrant and culturally rich festival celebrated in the state of Kerala. This ten-day festival holds deep significance and is a unifying celebration for people of all religions. The festival is marked by intricate floral designs known as ‘pookkalam’. Women create these designs on the ground with flowers and lit lamps. Pookkalam is a symbolic gesture to welcome King Mahabali to homes
Indore won National Smart City Award 2022
Indore bagged the best “National Smart City Award“, followed by Surat and Agra. The central government announced the India Smart Cities Awards for 2022. Madhya Pradesh has won the best ‘State Award‘ and Tamil Nadu bagged the second spot. Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh were in the third spot jointly. Chandigarh has been ranked the number one in the Union territory category. Among the 100 smart cities in the country, Indore bagged the top spot, Surat in Gujarat the second place, and Agra the third spot. In October last year, Indore was adjudged India’s cleanest city for the sixth time in a row. The Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry said that while 66 winners in different categories were announced the awards would be presented by President Droupadi Murmu at a ceremony in Indore on September 27. It includes 35 in Project Award, six in Innovation Award, 13 in the National/Zonal City Award, five in State/UT Award and seven in Partner Award.
Indian women’s blind cricket team wins gold in IBSA World Games
Indian women’s blind cricket team created history as it defeated Australia in the finals by 9 wickets and won the gold medal at the IBSA World Games 2023. The women’s cricket team showed exceptional resilience in the rain-spoiled match and ultimately became the first-ever cricket winners at the IBSA World Games. The Indian men’s blind cricket team earned a silver medal at the IBSA World Games 2023 after losing to Pakistan in the men’s T20 cricket final held at Edgbaston, Birmingham. The inclusion of cricket in the IBSA World Games began and both the Indian men’s and women’s blind cricket teams reached the finals, ensuring medals for India. The team became the first-ever cricket winners at the IBSA World Games.
“BOOK AND AUTHOR”
Shivraj Singh & Anurag Thakur releases books based on speeches of PM Modi
Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Singh Thakur and Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan have released books based on speeches of Prime Minister Narendra Modi titled “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas” at the Kushabhau Thackeray International Convention Centre in Bhopal. The speeches of Prime Minister Narendra Modi are always connected with the public, make relations, create motion, and are based on Nation-First policy and that is why they are perfect and reach the heart of the public.
Indian Oil ropes in chef Sanjeev Kapoor as its brand ambassador
ndian Oil has collaborated with Chef Sanjeev Kapoor as the brand ambassador for its Indane XTRATEJ LPG brand. Indian Oil has observed significant year-on-year growth in market volume since the initial trial of XTRATEJ in Belgaum, Karnataka. Indian Oil has 16 crore customers connections. Indian Oil’s unwavering dedication to customer efficiency, underscoring how the hospitality industry now benefits from innovations like XtraTej that enhance business operations. Kapoor applauded Indian Oil for providing a cost-efficient solution that conserves LPG, essential in an era where customer expectations continue to evolve rapidly.
“NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL NEWS”
Akashvani organizes event related to KIP under the aegis of Ministry of External Affairs
Akashvani, India’s national public radio broadcaster, organized a special event on 28th August in New Delhi as part of the Know India Programme (KIP), an initiative under the aegis of Ministry of External Affairs. The event witnessed the participation of around 55 students of Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) who had gathered from various corners of the world. The event organized on 28th August in New Delhi marks the 67th edition of the Know India Programme (KIP), an evident to the sustained commitment of the Ministry of External Affairs to connect with the Indian diaspora youth.
President Murmu Releases Commemorative Coin On Former Andhra Pradesh CM N T Rama Rao
President Droupadi Murmu unveiled a commemorative coin in honor of the legendary actor and former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, late N T Rama Rao. The ceremony took place at the esteemed Rashtrapati Bhavan Cultural Centre, marking the centenary year of N T Rama Rao’s remarkable life and contributions.
Draupadi Murmu released Postage Stamp in memory of Dadi Prakashmani
On 25th August, 2023, a special event took place at the Rashtrapati Bhavan Cultural Centre as President Draupadi Murmu unveiled a postage stamp in memory of Dadi Prakashmani. This initiative has been taken on the 16th death anniversary of Dadi Prakashmani under the ‘My Stamp’ initiative of the Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications.
BHEL develops India’s first catalyst set to curb NOx emissions in power plants
State-owned engineering firm Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has successfully manufactured the first set of indigenous SCR Catalysts for limiting NOx emissions from thermal power plants. SCR Catalysts were earlier imported in line with the ‘Make in India’ initiative. The initial batch of indigenous SCR Catalyst was manufactured for 5×800 MW Yadadri Thermal Power Station in Telangana. BHEL set up a manufacturing facility at its Solar Business Division unit to produce SCR catalysts for reducing NOx emissions in thermal power plants.
Germany develops device for visually impaired
With the help of modern technology, even the visually impaired can now try their hand at sports of shooting. Germany has developed a device for the visually impaired. This device has been brought to India for the first time and given to the visually impaired in Pune. In shooting, the target is identified and aimed through binoculars. The same technique has been developed by these devices, one part of this device is in the rifle and the other part is on the headphones placed on the ear.