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International Yoga Day 2022: PM Modi Participates In The Mass Yoga Event In Karnataka

International Yoga Day 2022: PM Modi Participates In The Mass Yoga Event In Karnataka

On the eve of International Yoga Day, which is celebrated on June 21 every year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi led a mass Yoga event at Karnataka’s Mysuru. Marking the importance of Yoga, PM Modi said that Yoga has become a global festival as there is a global acceptance of the ancient Indian practice. He also participated in the eighth International Day of Yoga celebrations for 45 mins and said: “The acceptance of that Amrit spirit of India which gave energy to India’s freedom struggle. That is why mass yoga demonstrations are being organised at 75 iconic locations across the country.” This year’s Yoga Day theme is ‘Yoga For Humanity’. There is also a flagship programme which has been organised in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs for a mass Yoga protocol world over on the day following the sun’s movement. While Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman took part in the Yoga celebrations at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor led a mass Yoga programme. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also joined hundreds of people and performed Yoga Asanas at the Thyagraj Stadium. President Ram Nath Kovind greeted people on the International Yoga Day and said: “Greetings on #InternationalDayofYoga! Yoga is a part of our ancient Indian heritage. India’s gift to humanity, it is a holistic approach to health and well-being, balancing our mind, body and soul. I urge everyone to make Yoga a part of your daily life & experience its benefits,”

Covid-Bulletin: India Registers 9,923 New Cases; Recovery Rate At 98.61%

According to the latest data released by the union health ministry, India has recorded 9,923 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active caseload of the country currently stands at 79,313. Meanwhile, the nation has registered 7,293 recoveries in the previous 24 hours, and the total recoveries have reached 4,27,15,193. The daily and weekly positivity rate currently stands at 2.55% and 2.67%, respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country has conducted 85.85 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 196.32 crore covid-19 tests so far under the nationwide vaccination drive. 

Agnipath Recruitment Scheme Protests: PM Modi To Have Meeting With 3 Service Chiefs Today

Since the unveiling of the centre’s new Agnipath Recruitment Scheme, it has been facing massive backlash from several armed forces aspirants in various states. After the continuous widespread protests against the centre’s short-term contractual recruitment plan for the armed forces, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to meet the Chiefs of three services – the Indian Army, the Indian Air Force and the Indian Navy who will brief him on the Agnipath recruitment scheme. On Monday, several trains were cancelled amid protests in several states as part of Bharat Bandh. While PM Modi has not directly given any remarks on the protests, he said, while referring to the Agnipath scheme, that some decisions may look unfair but will help in nation-building later. Meanwhile, the central government has already filed a caveat in the Supreme Court to urge it to hear its side of the story before making any decisions on the petitions challenging the Agnipath recruitment scheme. Many government ministries have promised reservations in jobs for the Agniveers, including the Home Ministry, Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry and Ministry of Civil Aviation. Even after violent protests, the defence ministry has no intention of backing down and has already announced that the induction of soldiers under the Agnipath scheme will begin from next month. The Indian Air Force has also issued a notification saying that its registration process will commence from June 24. On Sunday, the three wings of the Indian armed forces came out with a broad schedule and warned those who indulged in violence and arson would not be inducted into the Agnipath recruitment scheme. 

Presidential Election 2022: Yashwant Sinha Likely To Be Oppn’s Next Pick; BJP May Announce Candidate Today 

As the Presidential Election in India is due this year, the opposition and the ruling party is on a hunt to find an appropriate nominee for the Presidential election. After facing rejection from NCP Supremo Sharad Pawar, Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson Gopalkrishna Gandhi and NC Chief Farooq Abdullah, leaders of the opposition parties will meet in Delhi today to finalise a joint nominee for the Presidential polls. Meanwhile, the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) will also hold its parliamentary board meeting to finalise its pick for the election that is going to be held on July 18. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to join the meeting virtually. A 14-member management team has been set up by the BJP to oversee the election and will be led by Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. While there is still no official clarification on the opposition parties’ nominee, a senior TMC leader said that non-BJP parties are mulling putting up former Union Minister and Trinamool Congress Vice President Yashwant Sinha as the joint candidate. The last date for filing nominations for the Presidential polls is June 29. The Presidential elections will take place on July 18, and the votes will be counted on July 21. 

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