International Day of Yoga Current Affairs, GK & News

International Day of Yoga 2022

The International Day of Yoga is observed on June 21, every year starting since 2015. History of Yoga Day The idea to have an UN-mandated day for celebrating Yoga was put forward by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in 2014. Later, this proposal was backed by ..

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Yoga Mahotsav 2022

Yoga Mahotsav 2022 is a campaign that will be held for 100 days, at 100 places and will include 100 organizations. This campaign will be organized till 21st June 2022. Overview: This was started with the objective of giving publicity and promotion to Yoga and its utility. The “100 days countdown campaign to International Day ..

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India Post to release a ‘Special Cancellation’

India Post is going to release a ‘Special Cancellation’ on the occasion of International Yoga Day (IYD) on June 21, 2021 to capture essence of the day. It is a unique initiative to mark commemoration of 7th International Day of Yoga. Key Points Yoga and IDY are popular subjects for philatelic commemorations for years. Department ..

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Ayush Ministry launches ‘Namaste Yoga’ Mobile App

During the curtain raiser event for 7th International Day of Yoga (IDY) on June 11, 2021, a mobile application called “Namaste Yoga” was launched. This app in devoted to Yoga. Key Points Event was organised by Ministry of Ayush in association with Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY). On the occasion, Ayush Minister Shri ..

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World’s First Yoga University outside India

The Vivekananda yoga University (VaYU) was launched by the state of External Affairs minister V Muraleedharan through a virtual event. The virtual event was held in New York. Highlights The first Yoga University outside India was launched in Los Angeles. The launch of the university was a part of the sixth International Yoga Day commemorations. ..

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PM Modi launches “My Life My Yoga”

On May 31, 2020, PM Modi launched “My Life My Yoga”, a video blogging contest. The contest is to be conducted as a joint effort of Ministry of AYUSH and ICMR (Indian Council of Cultural Research). Highlights The contest is being launched to inspire people to participate in the sixth International Day of Yoga (IDY) ..

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