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International Yoga Day 2022 🧘‍♂️| June 21

PM Modi led the celebrations of the International Day of Yoga in Karnataka's Mysuru.

He spoke the importance of Yoga in everyone's lives while extending greetings on the 8th International Day of Yoga.

The highlight of this year is "Guardian Ring of Yoga" which brings to fore the concept of "One Sun, One Earth".

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Theme of this International Yoga Day is 'Yoga for Humanity'.

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Govt Launches NIPUN Scheme To Upskill Construction Workers

The project NIPUN is an initiative of the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) under its flagship scheme of the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM) to train over 1 lakh construction workers, through fresh skilling and upskilling programmes and provides them with work opportunities in foreign countries also.

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‘NIPUN’ i.e. National Initiative for Promoting Upskilling of Nirman workers.

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Union Minister Bishweswar Tudu Inaugurates 20th Folk Fair, 13th Krishi Fair In Odisha’s Puri

Minister of State for Tribal Affairs and Jal Shakti, Bishweswar Tudu inaugurated the 20th Folk Fair (National tribal/folk song & dance festival) and 13th Krishi Fair 2022 at Saradhabali in Puri, Odisha. The two fairs which aimed at preserving tribal culture and promoting innovation in agriculture respectively will continue for five days and conclude on 24th June.

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SCO approves the Plan for conduct of the Joint Border Operation Friendship Border 2022

8th meeting of the heads of the border services of the member states of SCO was held in New Delhi under the chairmanship of India.

The Plan for the preparation and conduct of the Joint Border Operation Friendship Border 2022 was reviewed and approved.

Members supported an initiative of China to organise a joint border operation, "Solidarity-2023", next year.

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PM Modi inaugurates B R Ambedkar School of Economics campus in Bengaluru

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the new campus of Dr B R Ambedkar School of Economics (BASE) University in Bengaluru and also unveiled a statue of the architect of Indian Constitution installed at the campus.

At the event, he also unveiled 150 Technology Hubs' that have been developed by transforming the Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) across Karnataka.

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PM Modi inaugurates Centre for Brain Research at IISc Bengaluru

PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the Centre for Brain Research and laid the foundation stone for Bagchi Parthasarathy Multispeciality Hospital at IISc Bengaluru.

The Centre for Brain Research is developed as a one of its kind research facility & focuses on conducting vital research to provide evidence-based public health interventions to manage age-related brain disorders.

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MHA organises conference on Cyber Safety and National Security in New Delhi

Ministry of Home Affairs organised a National Conference on Cyber Safety and National Security (Cyber Apradh Se Azadi – Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav) at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.

Union Minister Amit Shah was the Chief Guest at the conference.

The conference is part of the efforts to create mass awareness for the prevention of cybercrimes in the country.

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SEBI forms Building Advisory Committee to advise on premises related matters

Capital markets regulator SEBI has formed a Building Advisory Committee, which will advise and assist it in all the premises related matters such as planning, acquisition and furnishing.

The seven-member committee will be headed by B K Katyal, former Chief General Manager at RBI.

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Four Indian companies join Apple, Google & Amazon as world’s top 100 brands

Four Indian companies namely TCS, HDFC Bank, Infosys and LIC were featured in the ‘Most Valuable Global Brands’ by Kantar Brandz 2022

TCS was the most valuable brand coming out of India, which sat on the 46th spot of the list. It was second in Asia Pacific Region second to Samsung.

Apple was the most valuable brand in the world, with a brand value of $947 billion.

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HDFC Bank was the fourth biggest bank in the world in terms of brand value.

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PM Modi inaugurated redeveloped Kalika Mata temple in Gujarat's Pavagadh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the redeveloped Kalika Mata temple atop the Pavagadh hill in the Panchmahal district of Gujarat.

According to the Gujarat information department, “After the ascent of Pavagadh in the fifteenth century, the peak of the temple was dilapidated for the last five centuries. The summit has now been redesigned with a new look.”

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Gujarat Chief Minister: Bhupendra Patel

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PM releases Ram Bahadur Rai’s book ‘Bhartiya Samvidhan: Ankahi Kahani’

PM Modi released Ram Bahadur Rai’s book ‘Bhartiya Samvidhan: Ankahi Kahani’

He expressed the hope that the book that was released today will present the Constitution in a comprehensive manner.

Ram Bahadur Rai is a senior Hindi journalist. He was awarded Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India, in 2015.

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Delhi’s IGI airport best in India and South Asia, 37th among world’s top 50

Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport has been adjudged the best in India and South Asia for 4th consecutive year at the Skytrax World Airport Awards.

The airport also improved its overall ranking to 37th from last year’s 45th position.

Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru bagged the Best Regional Airport in India and South Asia.

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Hamad International Airport is the World’s Best Airport for the second year.

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Pakistan remains in FATF ‘grey list’ for terror financing, money laundering, but nearing exit

Pakistan got a reprieve from the Paris based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) international watchdog as it announced that the country could be removed from the “grey list” after a visit by a fact-finding team to verify the measures it has taken to deal with terror financing.

FATF noted Pakistan’s claims of actions to curb terror funding.

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Marcus Pleyer is the President of FATF

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ICG inducts indigenously designed, developed Advanced Light Helicopter Mk-III in Chennai

The Indian Coast Guard’s Eastern Region inducted the indigenously designed and developed Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Mark III, the first aircraft of the newly created “840 Squadron”.

The new squadron will be stationed at Chennai, the headquarters of the Eastern Region of the Coast Guard. Three more ALHs will be added to the inventory of ‘840 Squadron’ shortly.

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ALH MK-III was indigenously designed & developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).

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China launches third, most 'advanced aircraft' carrier named 'Fujian'

China launched its third aircraft carrier, the country's most advanced as well as the first "fully domestically built" naval vessel, as an aggressive Beijing sought to extend the range of its navy in the strategic Indo-Pacific region.

The Fujian is China's first domestically designed and built catapult aircraft carrier.

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Ex-rebel fighter Gustavo Petro wins Colombia’s presidency

Former rebel Gustavo Petro became Columbia's first leftist leader after defeating Rodolfo Hernández.

Environmental activist Francia Marquez will become Colombia’s first Black vice president.

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Columbia:
Capital:Bogotá;
Currency:Colombian peso

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FIFA unveils host cities for 2026 World Cup

FIFA has announced the 16 North American cities that will host the World Cup in 2026.

Eleven cities in the U.S., along with three cities in Mexico and two in Canada, will host the 48-team tournament, an expansion from the previous 32-team count. It will be the first time three nations have been appointed to host the World Cup.

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Indonesia Open 2022: Viktor Axelsen retains men's singles title; Tai Tzu Ying won women's singles

Danish player Viktor Axelsen successfully defended his badminton Indonesia Open title after beating China's Zhao Jun Peng 21-9, 21-10 in the men's singles final.

Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei saw off Asian champion Wang Zhi Yi of China to win her third women's singles crown at the tournament (after titles in 2016 and 2018).

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Canadian Grand Prix 2022: Max Verstappen holds off Carlos Sainz to win in Montreal

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen held off Carlos Sainz’s charging Ferrari to win the Canadian Grand Prix and surge 46 points clear in the Formula One world championship after his 150th race.

The 24-year-old Dutch driver took his 26th career win 0.9 of a second ahead of Spaniard Sainz, who closed the gap and set up a thrilling final chase thanks to a safety car deployment.

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