Indian women’s hockey team qualified quarter-finals at first go

On Monday, the Indian women’s hockey team made history by becoming the first Indian team to qualify for the Olympic Games semifinals, defeating three-time winners Australia.
The Indian women’s hockey team’s greatest performance in the Olympics occurred in 1980, when they finished fourth out of six teams in Moscow.
India’s women’s hockey team has advanced to the semi-finals after defeating Australia 1-0 in the quarter-final match today, marking a historic victory in the current Tokyo Olympics. Gurjit Kaur scored from a penalty corner in the 22nd minute of the game to give India the win.
In the semi-finals, India will play Argentina, which defeated Germany 3-0 in the previous quarterfinal on Monday. For the first time in the Olympics, India will be guaranteed a medal match if they reach the semifinals.
India, who qualified for the knockout rounds after placing fourth in Pool A, got off to a good start against Pool B leaders Australia and kept the pressure on them for the whole game.
For the country, this is a time of pride and joy. The win occurred just one day after the men’s hockey team qualified for the semifinals. This year, we will get medals from both the male and female hockey teams.

PC- TOI

Is suicide only solution to the problems?

To achieve the first position in school, financial instability, self doubt, disappointment is hitting teenager, both mentally and emotionally. Due to amateurity it gets very difficult to dissolve it and suicide seems the only way left. According to official data, over 24,000 teenagers aged 14 to 18 years committed suicide between 2017 and 2019, with test failure accounting for over 4,000 of these cases.
The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has provided unified statistics on child suicide to Parliament. Between 2017 and 2019, 24,568 youngsters, including 13,325 females, aged 14 to 18, perished by suicide, according to the statistics. In 2017, a total of 8,029 youngsters between the ages of 14 and 18 died by suicide. According to the report, the number grew to 8,162 in 2018 and then to 8,377 in 2019.
Madhya Pradesh had the greatest number of suicide fatalities among children in this age group, with 3,115, followed by West Bengal with 2,802, Maharashtra with 2,527, and Tamil Nadu with 2,035. According to the statistics, 4,046 children committed suicide as a result of test failure, while 639 youngsters, including 411 females, committed suicide as a result of marriage-related issues. Around 3,315 children committed suicide as a result of a love affair, whereas 2,567 youngsters committed suicide due to sickness. Physical abuse was blamed for the deaths of 81 youngsters. Other reasons suggested for the suicide deaths of youngsters were death of a loved one, drug or alcohol addiction, illegitimate pregnancy, loss of social standing, unemployment, poverty, and ideology.
Parents know their children more than anyone else. But still a gap build in their relationship. Isolating, emotional or social withdrawal, Irritability, mood swings, hopelessness, Statements of “I am a burden”, Questioning the purpose of their life, Lack of interest in usual activities, Acting out behaviors, running away, Anger, rage, agitation, Alcohol and drug use, other risky activities, Neglecting their personal appearance, Obsession with death and dying, Lack of response to praise. These things are considering the first step in creating gap in between parents and children, which led them in the way to depression, anxiety, disturbing mental health. In this time the children lost their desire to live and grow. At this time decision of Suicide attempts are frequently impulsively taken and are linked to feelings of grief, perplexity, anger, stress, or concentration and hyperactivity difficulties. Suicide may have appeared to be a solution to their issues at the time, but it had a family-wide impact. For preventing this unwanted situation immediate mental and emotional assistance is critical at this time by the parents.

PC- Deccan Herald

Guinness World Record for widest mouth

When a part of anyone body’s is different, people consider it as ugly, laughable, and behave with them as they are aliens. Those people also feel insecure, shameful and accept themselves as matter of humour for other. But there are some other examples are present which prove their qualities as their strength and feel proud about their body.
A similar incident came in existence. Samantha Ramsdell, holder of the Guinness World Records title, is a woman with elegance, a sense of humor, and an extraordinarily large mouth. The 31-year-old Connecticut native is a dentist’s dream come true.

She’s been confirmed as possessing the world’s largest mouth gap (female) after going viral on TikTok with her larger-than-life mouth that expands to a huge 6.52 cm sizeable jaw.
After seeing her expanded mouth in one of her videos, “the youngsters of TikTok” were certain she had a world record mouth and urged her to go for it.

Despite the fact that many online users assumed she had the record, there was only one way to confirm it officially.

So she visited in her neighborhood dentist’s clinic in South Norwalk, Connecticut, USA, recently with an official adjudication. So Guinness Book of World Records team met Sam at her dentist’s office in South Norwalk, Connecticut, with an official adjudicator there to measure her. She attempt on the Guinness Book of World Records.

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The journey ends with a doubtful result

With Mary Kom’s withdrawal, an era of Indian boxing at the Olympics came to an end. She has won bronze in London Olympics 2012.
MC Mary Kom, the six-time world champion, had a match that ended with a lot of misunderstanding and doubts regarding the scoring method, unlike many other times in the international ring.
The referee raised her hand to proclaim Colombian Ingrit Valencia the victor of the women’s flyweight quarterfinal versus Mary Kom. The Indian camp, which was convinced that Mary had done enough to win, raised many questions as a result.
The Indian boxer was knocked out of the Tokyo Olympics after losing a split decision against a Colombian in the Round of 16. “Surprising…could someone perhaps explain what a ring dress is? Can anyone explain why I was asked to change my ring outfit barely a minute before my pre-qtr bout? @ianuragthakur @KirenRijiju @iocmedia @Olympics, @PMOIndia, @ianuragthakur, @ianuragthakur, @ianuragthakur, @ianuragthakur, @ianuragthakur, “On Friday, Mary Kom said in a tweet.
Based on the results of the first two rounds, Mary required a 4-1 victory in the third round to win the match. The Colombian advanced to the semis because Mary won the third and final round 3-2 rather than 4-1, which would have swung the final score in her favour.

Mary and the Indian camp, on the other hand, claimed that the scoring was unfair, that Mary had the upper hand in the final two rounds, and that she should have won.
After a loss at the Olympics, boxers cannot have their fights reviewed. Whatever occurred is a misunderstanding had created but she is definitely the winner for India and Indians.

PC- Zee News, TOI

Their survival is in our hands

Member of the genus Panthera and a largest living cat species, Tiger. They are recognisable for its dark vertical stripes on orange-brown fur with a lighter underside. The tiger is a magnificent and royal animal that is essential to the health and variety of an environment. It is a top predator at the very top of the food chain. Tigers help to preserve the balance of prey herbivores and the plants on which they eat by keeping the population of wild ungulates in check. Cutting down trees, which causes habitat degradation, killing, and illegal trade in tiger body parts are all contributing contributors to the tiger population reduction.
Tigers, unfortunately, are one of the species on the verge of extinction. Every year on July 29, International Tiger Day or Global Tiger Day is commemorated to raise awareness about tiger conservation.
The date July 29 is significant because it was on this day in 2010 that numerous countries signed an agreement at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in Russia. The agreement aimed to raise awareness about the world’s declining tiger population and to protect tigers’ natural habitat. Representatives from several nations also stated that tiger-populated countries will thrive to quadruple their tiger population by the year 2022.
“Their Survival is in Our Hands,” is the theme for this worldwide day. We’re talking about our tiger conservation work. According to the World-Wide Fund for Nature, the number of wild tigers has decreased by more than 95 percent in the previous 150 years (WWF). Here are ten of India’s top tiger reserves, all of which have a substantial tiger population.
Assam’s Manas National Park: This UNESCO World Heritage Site has 39,100 hectares in size. It spans the Manas River and is bordered to the north by Bhutanese woods. Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan: With an area of 1.134 square kilometres, this is one of India’s largest tiger sanctuaries.
Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh: This reserve, which covers an area of 820 square kilometres, contains the greatest number of Royal Bengal Tigers.
Periyar Tiger Reserve, Kerala: This reserve, which is located in Kerala’s hilly Western Ghats, is home to a large population of Bengal tigers, white tigers, Asian elephants, wild boar, and sambar.
Kanha Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh: Also known as Kanha-Kisli National Park, Kanha Tiger Reserve is the state’s largest national park.
Uttarakhand’s Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve is 500 square kilometres in size. It is also home to over 500 bird species, seven amphibian species, and a variety of other wildlife.
Bandipur Tiger Reserve, Karnataka: This national park in Karnataka boasts India’s second-largest tiger population, having been established as a tiger reserve under Project Tiger in 1974.
West Bengal’s Sunderbans Tiger Reserve: The Royal Bengal tiger, as well as other endangered species of aquatic animals, birds, and reptiles, call the Sunderbans Tiger Reserve home. It is a popular tourist attraction and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Sariska National Park, Rajasthan: This reserve in Rajasthan’s Alwar district has an area of 881 km2 and is one of the country’s most visited national parks.
Andhra Pradesh’s Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve: With a total size of 3,728 square kilometres, this is India’s largest tiger reserve.
In this historic day, we must remember and promote the importance of preserving the tiger.

PC- DNA India

Tension between Assam and Mizoram dates back to 1994

The odd occurrence occurred in north-eastern India, near the boundary between the states of Assam and Mizoram.
Officials on both sides have accused one other of inciting violence, even chief ministers. The shooting comes after months of simmering tensions between the two countries over a long-running border issue.
Assam and Mizoram have a 164-kilometer (101-mile) border, and both states dispute its delineation. The two sides have sparred over it frequently, and at times brutally. However, this was the first instance in the United States that two police officers fired at each other in a direct encounter. Officers from Assam were among those slain in the incident. Since 1994, the federal government has attempted to broker a ceasefire between the states but has been unsuccessful.
Home Minister Amit Shah is said to have spoken to the chief ministers of Assam and Mizoram, Himanta Biswa Sarma and Zoramthanga, on Monday, urging them to find a “amicable solution” to the disputed boundary.
Talking about the actual issue, Mizoram and Assam, together with five other states, are located in India’s north-east region, which stretches from the snow-capped Himalayas just below Tibet to the Bangladeshi plains, and is bordered to the east by the jungles of Myanmar (Burma). Lushai Hills, as Mizoram was then known, was part of Assam during colonial administration. The region was only recognised as a separate federally governed entity in 1972, almost three decades after India’s independence. It became a fully-fledged state in 1987. Cachar, Hailakandi, and Karimganj are three Assam districts that share a 164-kilometer border with three Mizoram districts. At numerous locations in the wooded area, Assam and Mizoram accuse each other of encroaching on their territory.
The initial row erupted in 1994, prompting the federal government to mediate numerous rounds of discussions. However, there have been intermittent confrontations.
In October 2020, tensions reached an all-time high when people of Assam and Mizoram fought twice in a week. On both sides, furious villagers set fire to cottages and small stores, injuring at least eight people. The issue was sparked by a “eviction campaign” carried out by Assam along a disputed section of the border, in which state officials allegedly set fire to a farmhouse and crops in the region. The Mizoram government retaliated by stationing troops in regions that Assam claims as its own.
Residents from both states also stopped major highways, effectively shutting down all travel for over three weeks until the federal government intervened to ease tensions.
According to local accounts, tensions rose as skirmishes occurred between police on both sides of a disputed border point, Lailapur.
Mr. Sarma, Assam’s chief minister, said on Twitter that Mizoram troops murdered members of the state police “while protecting the constitutional boundaries.” Assam police also claimed that “miscreants” from Mizoram assaulted government personnel and pelted them with stones.
Mizoram officials, on the other hand, disputed this.
Mizoram officers “spontaneously fired back” at Assam police officials, according to the state’s home minister, Lalchamliana, after they “forcibly crossed” a checkpoint manned by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).
The CRPF has been stationed near the disputed boundary as a “neutral force” by the federal government.
Meanwhile, chief ministers Zoramthanga and Mr Sarma fought on Twitter, blaming each other for the violence and pleading for help from the central government. On Saturday, both chief ministers attended a meeting in Shillong, which was led by Mr. Shah.

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The unforgettable war: The Kargil War

Today is the 22nd Kargil Vijay Diwas, which is being commemorated around the country. On Kargil Vijay Diwas, the nation remembers its war heroes and pays respect to martyrs. The triumph of Indian military forces in Operation Vijay in 1999, when they expelled infiltrators aided by the Pakistani army from high outposts in the Kargil region, is commemorated on this day.
Every year, the event is commemorated around the country to pay tribute to the heroic soldiers of the armed forces who gave their lives to retake all locations captured by the Pakistan Army.
The Kargil War took place in Kashmir’s Kargil region and elsewhere along the Line of Control between May 3 and July 26, 1999. (LOC). Despite the loss of numerous lives on both sides during the 60-day war, India finally won the war by reclaiming control of all previously held territory, restoring the pre-bellum status quo. the lives lost as a result of the conflict; soldiers who died in the line of duty while serving their nation. Every year on this day, the Prime Minister pays tribute to the armed troops at India Gate in Delhi’s “eternal flame,” Amar Jawan Jyoti.
To celebrate the efforts of the Indian Army, celebrations are held in the Kargil area and across the country by the countrymen. This year something is different happened. “Shershaah” a film based on Kargil war hero Param Veer Chakra Captain Vikram Batra Trailor has launched. While launching the teaser for “Shershaah”, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat urged filmmakers to produce more inspirational films. When loved ones lit candles in commemoration of martyrs who made great sacrifices protecting country sovereignty, an emotional mood permeated the Drass War Memorial.

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Your parents deserves happiness

Parents are the embodiment of unselfish devotion and unwavering dedication, always putting their children first. Parents assist us in growing and becoming better versions of ourselves, but how often do we thank them for their efforts? It is not until we are older and have responsibilities that we realise how important they are in the genuine sense. If you’re seeking for a way to express gratitude, Don’t put it off any longer if you want to express your gratitude to them. National Parents’ Day is today (July 25), so go ahead and make that unique gesture.
There is no specific day to thank parents. Yes everyday we must get several reasons to thank them. But in this busy life we can manage a single day for thanking them. Every year on the fourth Sunday in July, National Parents’ Day is commemorated. It’s all the more motivation to make this a memorable occasion for our parents because it comes after Mother’s Day in May and Father’s Day in June.
If you’re one of those busy grown-ups who spends their weekends going to work and hanging out with people, make today count for your parents. Don’t forget to hug them and give them a present. Cook for them or simply have a cup of tea with them. All that matters to ageing parents is to feel needed.

You might also take some time to express your gratitude to all of the people who have played a part as a parent in your life. It might be a grandmother, an uncle, or a sibling. This Sunday, spread the message of love and care. Because they make our life complete

PC- The Indians Express

Guru a symbol of Aspiration, Inspiration and Learning

Guru Brahma
Guru Vishnu
Guru Devo Maheshwara
Guru Sakshat Param Brahma Tasmai Shri Gurave Namah

A teacher or guru has a huge influence on people’s lives. Guru Purnima is observed every year by the Hindu, Jain, Sikh, and Buddhist communities all around the world to honour them.
According to the Hindu calendar, it occurs on the full moon day of the Shakha Samavat. Gratitude is expressed and spiritual gurus and teachers are worshipped on this day.Guru Purnima falls on July 24 this year.

The day is also known as Vyasa Purnima, and it marks the birthday of guru Ved Vyasa, who wrote the Mahabharata and Puranas, among other major Hindi literature. On this day, Lord Buddha is said to have given his first sermon. As a result, the Buddhist community commemorates this day as a day of adoration for him.

This day is celebrated just to thank our teachers for guiding us. And be a important part of our learning experience

PC- Navbharat Times