Monday, 23 May, 2022

Topic: Yoga

Disciplined life in single Varanasi room: Legend of ‘125-yr-old’ Padma awardee yoga guru Sivananda

Swami Sivananda, who walked barefoot in Rashtrapati Bhavan's Darbar Hall to receive Padma Shri from President Ram Nath Kovind last week, claims to have been born in August 1896.

India’s oldest yoga teacher was V. Nanammal, 99 year-old YouTube celebrity

The 'yoga grandma' taught a million students over 45 years, attempted the Guinness world record, and practised the art till her last days.

Yoga Guru, social media influencer, cultural activist — Pukhraj Beniwal dons many hats

Popularly known as Yogi Pukhraj, Beniwal is helping familiarise the new generation with the old traditions and culture of Rajasthan, especially those of the Marwar region.

AYUSH ministry launches ‘Yoga-Break’ app for professionals to de-stress at workplace

Union Minister of AYUSH Sarbanand Sonowal while launching the mobile application said it has been developed to give solace to employees experiencing physical issues due to their jobs.

Ayush Ministry develops 5-minute yoga app ‘Y-Break’ for professionals to de-stress, refocus

The five-minute protocol encompassing asanas, pranayama and dhyana will be available through an app, which will be launched by Ayush Minister Sarbananda Sonowal Wednesday.

Only 7% Indians do yoga daily, 62% Hindus don’t practise it all, Pew survey says

According to a survey by Pew Research Center, Jains and Sikhs are more likely to practise yoga than those from other religious groups, including Hindus.

Yoga originated in Nepal, India wasn’t even born as independent country at that time: PM Oli

On International Yoga Day, Nepali PM K P Sharma Oli said yoga originated in Uttarakhand and asserted at that time the place was not in present-day India.

Awareness on yoga created by Modi govt helped many countries fight Covid: AYUSH Minister Naik

Speaking at the launch of a campaign to distribute 'AYUSH 64' medicine, Shripad Naik hailed PM Modi as a visionary leader for spreading knowledge of the ancient practice.

Alabama votes to end yoga ban in schools, but learning ‘namaste’ still forbidden

Alabama House of Representatives approves bill that allows primary and secondary schools to decide if they want to teach yoga, but yoga poses must have English names.

RSS to work with Patanjali, Art of Living to bring about ‘social transformation’

RSS functionaries said people came closer to nature as they tried to improve their way of life during the pandemic, and the campaign aims to take this further.

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PM Modi at Leh, accompanied by CDS Bipin Rawat and Army Chief General MM Naravane | Twitter @bjp4india

Modi govt must utilise the pause period in CDS Rawat’s replacement and fine-tune the role

Two aspects deserve a closer look: Should India continue with the triple-hatted appointment of the CDS? What should be the scope of their operational mandate?

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.