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W.O.T.D.


WORD OF THE DAY
Irrefragableih-REF-rə-gə-blPart of speech: adjectiveOrigin: Latin, mid 16th century
1Not able to be refuted or disproved; indisputable.
 
Examples of Irrefragable in a sentence “As a student, it was Kevin’s irrefragable right to play football on school property.” “It was an irrefragable truth that Wren was the best manager that the restaurant had ever employed.”

Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.


 
Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.
•Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser Releases Home care tips for managing COVID-19
•Union Agriculture Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurates National Conference on Agriculture for Kharif Campaign-2021
•PM Condoles demise of senior leader Shri Dattaji Chirandas ji
•Government of India to provide Rs 15,000 crore to States for Capital Expenditure
•Govt. of India has so far provided more 16.33 crore vaccine doses to States/UTs Free of Cost
•COVID 19 Vaccination-Day 105
•Jal Jeevan Mission: Andhra Pradesh Presents Its Annual Action Plan
•PM reviews Covid related situation in a meeting with Empowered Groups
•Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh invokes special provisions & grants Emergency Financial Powers to Armed Forces to fight COVID-19 surge
•India to import 4,50,000 vials of Remdesivir
•Ease of doing business gets a major boost as Ministry of Railways issue guidelines for Online Payment System for Freight Charges
• Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs (CCSCH) finalizes quality standards for 4 more spices
•PM Condoles demise of Shri Soli Sorabjee
• Unlock our gender dividend to drive growth, VP calls upon industry
•PIB’S BULLETIN ON COVID-19
•Vice President calls for according highest priority to the health needs of women
•Cantonment Boards assisting civilian administration in fight against COVID-19 surge
•Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (2016=100) – March, 2021
•Webinar of MSME DI, Cuttack on Oxygen Enrichment Unit developed by CSIR-CMERI
•Pushpavant Sharma, IIS passes away
•More Oxygen Expresses on the way to Haryana, MP, Telangana and UP
•Vice President pays rich tributes to former Attorney General, Shri Soli Sorabjee
•Railway waives off charges for Covid testing and diet supplied during Covid related hospitalisation for Non Railway patients
•Tariff Notification No.45/2021-CUSTOMS (N.T.) in respect of Fixation of Tariff Value of Edible Oils, Brass Scrap, Areca Nut, Gold and Silver
•Council of Ministers meets to discuss the situation arising out of the second wave of COVID
•More than 2.45 Cr beneficiaries register themselves on Co-WIN as Phase III of the Vaccination commences (till 930 am today)
•Government Facilitates faster imports of key medical devices by relaxing the conditions for clearances under Legal Metrology (Packaging Rules 2011)
•Drone use Permission to Telangana Government for Experimental delivery of Covid-19 Vaccines
•Celebrating the Birth Centenary of Shri Satyajit Ray (2nd May, 1921- 23rd April, 1992)
•INDEX OF EIGHT CORE INDUSTRIES (BASE: 2011-12=100) FOR MARCH, 2021
•INDIAN NAVAL MEDICAL TEAM FROM WESTERN NAVAL COMMAND DEPUTED FOR PM COVID CARE HOSPITAL AT AHMEDABAD
•Cosmic rays propagating through Milky Way interact with matter producing excess antimatter counterpart of electron
•PM condoles death of Rohit Sardana
•TRIFED joins hands with The LINK Fund to work towards tribal development.
•Union Health Ministry issues Revised Guidelines for Home Isolation of Mild and Asymptomatic COVID-19 cases

Bhagavad Gita Verse 38, Chapter 10 | A simple, modern translation and explanation of the Bhagavad Gita with shloka (verse) meaning



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dando damayataamasmi neetirasmi jigeeshataam |
maunam chaivaasmi guhyaanaam jnyaanam jnyaanavataamaham || 38 ||

 
Among means of subjugation, I am punishment and among seekers of victory, I am strategy. Also, among the secrets I am silence and among the wise, I am knowledge.
 
dandaha : punishment
damayataam : among means of subjugation
asmi : I am
neetihi : strategy
asmi : I am
jigeeshataam : among seekers of victory
maunam : silence
cha : and
eva : also
asmi : I am
guhyaanaam : among the secrets
jnyaanam : knowledge
jnyaanavataam : among the wise
aham : I am
 
In this shloka, Shri Krishna declares punishment as foremost among Ishvara’s expressions that restrain or subdue others. As we have seen in the second chapter, dwelling on sense objects can very easily lead to loss of even a wise person’s wisdom and discrimination, which may result in unlawful behaviour. A society without methods to punish criminals is impractical, and will result in anarchy and chaos. From our standpoint, we need to watch our mind and our sense organs constantly, lest they lead us astray.
 
Next, we look at neeti or strategy. In the Mahabhaarata, Arjuna needed to finish Jayadratha in order to move closer to a victory. But the powerful Jayadratha had obtained a boon from his father. Whoever caused Jayadratha’s head to fall to the ground, their head would split into a hundred pieces. This was a tough situation and needed a smart solution.
 
Upon Shri Krishna’s advice, Arjuna dispatched an arrow that would sever Jayadratha’s head and deposited it into the lap of his father. When Jayadratha’s father got up, he dropped the head and became the target of his own curse. Shri Krishna, the ultimate strategist, declares strategy as Ishvara’s foremost expression among seekers of victory. Strategy enables us to deal with different people and circumstances, and to devise a plan to win every time.
 
“Silence is golden” is a proverb that has stood the test of time. In a business negotiation, we may be put in situations where others try to insult us in some way. We face a choice in such situations: we can either snap back at that person or we can stay silent. If we respond, we may say something that may come back to haunt us later. Worse still, we could reveal a secret that puts us in jeopardy.
 
To that end, Shri Krishna advises us to follow the “silence is golden” proverb by declaring silence as Ishvara’s foremost manifestation among secrets. And those wise people who follow Ishvara’s recommendations also receive their wisdom through Ishvara’s as his divine manifestation.

Did you know – International Jazz Day


Did you know…

… that today is International Jazz Day? Because of its roots, this musical genre stands as a tool of empowerment and resistance against injustice. When we celebrate International Jazz Day, we’re celebrating life, togetherness, and freedom. So let’s spread the love for jazz around the world!

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