International Yoga Day is a worldwide celebration of yoga, an ancient Indian practice that promotes physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Observed annually on June 21st, this special day brings together millions of people across the globe for yoga classes, workshops, and talks. From serene mountain retreats to bustling city squares, people unite in their pursuit of holistic health and inner peace.

This year’s theme, “Yoga for Self and Society,” highlights the transformative power of yoga at both personal and community levels. It emphasizes how yoga can:

  • Foster harmony between mind and body
  • Balance thought and action
  • Unite restraint and fulfillment
  • Integrate body, mind, spirit, and soul

The summer solstice is a natural phenomenon that occurs when the Earth’s axis is most tilted towards the sun. It marks the:

  • Longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere (usually June 20th or 21st)
  • Shortest day of the year in the Southern Hemisphere (usually December 21st or 22nd)

This celestial event has captivated cultures worldwide for millennia, inspiring celebrations and traditions.

Pat Cummins, the fast bowler, spearheaded the bowling attack by claiming a hat-trick, while David Warner’s unbeaten fifty guaranteed a smooth chase as Australia comfortably defeated Bangladesh in their ‘Super 8s’ Group 1 encounter of the T20 World Cup. The match, held in Antigua on June 21, was under the threat of rain that disrupted proceedings twice.

Eminent children’s film-maker Vinod Ganatra has been conferred with South Africa’s prestigious ‘Nelson Mandela Lifetime Achievement Award’ for his contribution to films. Vinod Ganatra becomes the first Indian to be honoured with the ‘Nelson Mandela Lifetime Achievement Award. Vinod Gantra was conferred with the award at the 7th Nelson Mandela Children’s Film Festival for his outstanding contribution to children’s cinema.

In the year 2024, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) was presented with the “Risk Manager of the Year Award” by Central Banking, a distinguished organization that is headquartered in London, United Kingdom. This honor emphasizes the efforts that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has made to strengthen its risk management policies and its essential role in ensuring the stability of India’s financial ecosystem. At a ceremony held in London, the award was handed to Mr. Manoranjan Mishra, who serves as the Executive Director of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). He accepted the honor on behalf of the organization.

According to the Global Energy Transition Index released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) on 19 June 2024, India has been ranked 63rd out of 120 countries, improving three ranks from last year’s 67th position. Sweden has again topped the Index, reflecting its continued leadership in energy transition. The WEF highlighted India’s significant advancements in energy equity, security, and sustainability.

Ace cricketer Virat Kohli regained the top slot in the Celebrity Brand Valuation Report 2023 released by Kroll. Kohli’s brand value is pegged at $227.9 million on the back of his stellar performance in ICC ODI World Cup and boasts of over 40 brands in his endorsement portfolio. Ranveer Singh was at number two rank, Meanwhile, Shah Rukh Khan jumped to third spot, Akshay Kumar stood at the fourth spot in 2023.

Japan’s health officials are on high alert because the number of Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome (STSS) cases has increased significantly. STSS is a serious illness that usually ends in death. So far this year, on June 2, 977 cases have been reported, more than the 941 cases reported all last year. Because of this scary number, health officials and doctors are working extra hard to stop and understand how quickly this is spreading.

The global defense and security industry is being converging on Paris for the highly anticipated Eurosatory 2024. With over 60,000 visitors and approximately 2,000 exhibitors, this event is set to be a significant gathering for industry professionals. The five-day event will be held at the expansive Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre.

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