Vishwakarma Jayanti 2024, celebrated on Thursday, February 22nd, marks the auspicious occasion of Lord Vishwakarma’s birth. This festival, deeply rooted in Hindu mythology, holds immense significance for engineers, artisans, craftsmen, and all those involved in various trades and professions. Let’s delve into the history, significance, and rituals associated with Vishwakarma Jayanti. In 2024, Vishwakarma Jayanti is observed from February 21 to February 22, according to the Hindu Panchang. Celebrated on Thursday, February 22, 2024, this day marks reverence to Lord Vishwakarma, seeking blessings for success and prosperity in all endeavors.

Former Pakistan captain and batting maestro Babar Azam showcased his unparalleled prowess once again as he etched his name in the annals of cricket history by becoming the quickest batter to surpass the milestone of 10,000 runs in T20 cricket. His remarkable achievement came during an exhilarating clash between Karachi Kings and Peshawar Zalmi in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2024.

A new book titled “Sculpted Stones: Mysteries of Mamallapuram” has emerged as a beacon guiding readers through the rich tapestry of history and artistry that defines the ancient town of Mamallapuram. Authored by Ashwin Prabhu and published by Tulika Books, this captivating exploration invites readers to delve into the enigmatic world of ancient sculptural art.

The Medaram Jatara, known as Sammakka Saralamma Jatara’, began this year on February 21 in Medaram, Mulugu district, showcasing Telangana’s rich tribal heritage. This four-day event, considered the world’s largest tribal gathering, attracts pilgrims to the remote village of Medaram once every two years. The Medaram Jatara holds historical significance as it commemorates the struggle of a mother and daughter duo, Sammakka and Saralamma, against unjust rulers. Their courage and resilience have been immortalized through this festival, symbolizing the spirit of tribal communities.

Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi has assumed charge as Vice Chief of the Army Staff. Prior to this appointment, he was the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C), Northern Command based at Udhampur from 2022 to 2024. He replaces LG MV Suchindra Kumar who moved on to take charge of Udhampur based Northern Command. He will be the senior-most officer in the Army when Army Chief Lt. Gen. Manoj Pande retires from service in May and is in line for the top post based on seniority.

Union Minister of Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan, alongside Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Vishnu Deo Sai, marked the inauguration of 211 PM SHRI schools in Raipur. This significant event showcased the government’s commitment to bolstering the education sector, particularly through schemes like PM SHRI.

In a historic moment, the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH) witnessed the dedication of its transformative Campus Development Project to the nation by the Honorable Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi via Video Conference. The dedication ceremony of the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad’s (IITH) transformative Campus Development Project witnessed the presence of distinguished leaders, marking a significant milestone in the institution’s journey.

In 2023, India ranked as the 80th most targeted country for cybercrime globally. Local threats affected approximately 34% of users, resulting in the blocking of 74,385,324 incidents by Kaspersky products. The country’s cybersecurity market reached USD 6.06 billion in 2023, yet the surge in sophisticated external cyber threats poses a significant challenge for enterprises, according to IDC.

Union Minister for Education and Skill Development Dharmendra Pradhan has inaugurated India’s inaugural Skill India Centre (SIC) in Sambalpur, Odisha. To ensure seamless implementation of the training ecosystem, the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) will designate a Centre Manager to monitor the implementation of training programs, ensure adherence to quality standards, and oversee the overall functioning of the centre. The introduction of low-cost courses at the centre would empower a large number of young people, making them a part of the evolving job market.

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