International Yoga Day

International Yoga Day is the annual event celebrated on 21 June since its inception in 2015. It was declared unanimously by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The idea was proposed by the PM Narendra Modi during his speech at the UNGA, on 27 September 2014

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'Massive' phishing attack likely against Indian individuals, businesses: Government

21 Jun 2020

'Massive' phishing attack likely against Indian individuals, businesses: Government

As the world celebrates International Yoga Day and Father's Day, the cyber-security agency working for the Government of India is raising alarms over a "massive" phishing attack campaign.

UP: Adityanath's minister gets his shoelace tied by government employee

22 Jun 2019

UP: Adityanath's minister gets his shoelace tied by government employee

The politicians of this country sit on high-horses and swim in a pool of privilege. They have little to no regards for anyone else.

International Yoga Day: Here are top Yoga aficionados of Bollywood

21 Jun 2019

International Yoga Day: Here are top Yoga aficionados of Bollywood

Yoga is known for its spiritual cleansing effect, and has been practised for thousands of years in India.

International Yoga Day 2019: Modi attends mega event in Ranchi

21 Jun 2019

International Yoga Day 2019: Modi attends mega event in Ranchi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the celebrations on International Yoga Day, Friday (June 21), by attending a mega event in Jharkhand's capital Ranchi.

Yoga is India's gift to world for health, peace: Modi

30 Nov 2018

Yoga is India's gift to world for health, peace: Modi

Yoga is India's gift to the world for health and peace, PM Narendra Modi said yesterday, as he highlighted the benefits of the ancient Indian practice for overall well-being.

Indore man creates world-record of Yoga session at highest altitude

07 Jul 2018

Indore man creates world-record of Yoga session at highest altitude

An Indore-based trainer has claimed to have set a world record by holding a Yoga session at the highest altitude.

Ramdev to be waxed at Madame Tussauds Delhi in 'Vrikshasan'

26 Jun 2018

Ramdev to be waxed at Madame Tussauds Delhi in 'Vrikshasan'

Citing the increasing popularity of Baba Ramdev, the authorities of Madame Tussauds have decided to carve his wax statue at its New Delhi branch.

Ramdev holds series of yoga sessions in the UK

24 Jun 2018

Ramdev holds series of yoga sessions in the UK

Yoga guru Ramdev held a series of yoga sessions in UK cities to mark the fourth International Day of Yoga.

#MannKiBaat: Modi talks sports, Jallianwala-Bagh and doctors' contributions, among others

24 Jun 2018

#MannKiBaat: Modi talks sports, Jallianwala-Bagh and doctors' contributions, among others

PM Narendra Modi addressed his 45th Mann Ki Baat today, touching various topics including the 'sportsman spirit' of the Indian cricket team, GST, the significance of doctors, the importance of Yoga, and contributions of Syama Prasad Mookerjee, among others.

PIB's YouTube channel unblocked right after Modi's Yoga Day program

21 Jun 2018

PIB's YouTube channel unblocked right after Modi's Yoga Day program

The YouTube channel of the Press Information Bureau (PIB) is finally up and running again after being blocked for nearly week.

#InternationalYogaDay: Rajasthan breaks world record for largest yoga session

21 Jun 2018

#InternationalYogaDay: Rajasthan breaks world record for largest yoga session

Rajasthan today witnessed a world record by conducting the largest yoga session to mark the International Yoga Day at Kota, where over 1.5L people together performed yogic exercises.

What makes June 21 special? Much more than #InternationalYogaDay

21 Jun 2018

What makes June 21 special? Much more than #InternationalYogaDay

The United Nations started observing June 21 as International Yoga Day in 2015 and it has since been used to promote a healthy lifestyle.

Need to include yoga in school-curriculum to create healthy-nation: Naidu

21 Jun 2018

Need to include yoga in school-curriculum to create healthy-nation: Naidu

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today stressed on the need to include Yoga in school curriculum to 'create a healthy nation'.

Paramaribo: President Kovind will perform yoga with Suriname counterpart Bouterse

21 Jun 2018

Paramaribo: President Kovind will perform yoga with Suriname counterpart Bouterse

President Ram Nath Kovind will perform yoga asanas along with his Suriname counterpart Desire Delano Bouterse in Paramaribo today to observe the International Day of Yoga in this Latin American country.

#InternationalYogaDay: PM Modi addresses Dehradun, ITBP performs Yoga at 18,000ft

21 Jun 2018

#InternationalYogaDay: PM Modi addresses Dehradun, ITBP performs Yoga at 18,000ft

Prime Minister Narendra Modi led a gathering of around 50,000 people at Dehradun's Forest Research Institute to celebrate the fourth International Yoga Day.

Rajasthan: Unidentified men rob bank cashier of Rs. 8 lakh

20 Jun 2018

Rajasthan: Unidentified men rob bank cashier of Rs. 8 lakh

Two unidentified men robbed a bank cashier and his aide of Rs. 8 lakh while the money was being shifted to a different branch in Rajasthan's Kota district.

#YogaFor9to5: Contest to generate awareness of yoga benefits at workplace

12 Jun 2018

#YogaFor9to5: Contest to generate awareness of yoga benefits at workplace

Yoga at work helps keep the inner self calm and also aids in achieving the perfect balance between mind and body to achieve maximum productivity, Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said.

Modi lands in China for SCO Summit, meets President Jinping

09 Jun 2018

Modi lands in China for SCO Summit, meets President Jinping

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Qingdao, China to attend the two-day 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit.

PM Modi says govt will ensure affordable healthcare for everyone

07 Jun 2018

PM Modi says govt will ensure affordable healthcare for everyone

Concerned over the expensive operations and healthcare facilities, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said access to medicines is a big concern for the poor and his government's constant endeavor is to ensure affordable health care for every Indian.

PM Modi invites youngsters to participate in Swachh Bharat internship

29 Apr 2018

PM Modi invites youngsters to participate in Swachh Bharat internship

On the 43rd edition of 'Mann Ki Baat,' PM Narendra Modi urged students to join the government's new Swachh Bharat summer internship program.

Presidential polls: Ramnath Kovind, the right choice, says Amar Singh

16 Jul 2017

Presidential polls: Ramnath Kovind, the right choice, says Amar Singh

Former SP leader Amar Singh said that NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind is the ideal choice for the president.

No yoga or other sports, no engineering degree!

11 Jul 2017

No yoga or other sports, no engineering degree!

The All India Council for Technical Education has now made it mandatory to be actively involved in yoga, sports or other socially relevant activities to be awarded a degree in engineering and technical colleges and institutes.

Yoga Day: Meet the yoga trainer who shaped David Beckham

21 Jun 2017

Yoga Day: Meet the yoga trainer who shaped David Beckham

The world celebrating the third International Yoga Day is proof that yoga has fast gained popularity.

Delhi: Panic buttons, cameras to be installed in DTC buses

21 Jun 2017

Delhi: Panic buttons, cameras to be installed in DTC buses

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal approved the transport department's proposal of installing CCTV cameras and panic buttons on 6,350 DTC and cluster buses.

International Yoga Day: Modi to grace UP this year

20 Jun 2017

International Yoga Day: Modi to grace UP this year

The stage is all set for the 3rd edition of International Yoga Day and PM Modi and UP CM Yogi Adityanath will be performing Yoga in Lucknow.

Support for BJP's presidential candidate: Who's in, who's not?

20 Jun 2017

Support for BJP's presidential candidate: Who's in, who's not?

A day earlier, BJP declared their presidential candidate. In an unexpected move, it chose Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind.

3 years of Modi's foreign policy: Achievements, obstacles and more

25 May 2017

3 years of Modi's foreign policy: Achievements, obstacles and more

Modi government has redefined India's foreign policy through expanded, active engagement with various countries. It has further made its presence felt at many international forums.

Indian tourism - looks fine, till reality kicks in

12 Apr 2017

Indian tourism - looks fine, till reality kicks in

When you look at the report card, it reads well. Indian tourism jumped 12 spots and is now at number 40 on World Economic Forum's Global Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017.

Government makes a U-turn; says yoga not a sport anymore

26 Dec 2016

Government makes a U-turn; says yoga not a sport anymore

After more than a year of recognizing yoga a sport, the Government of India has reversed its decision.