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News18 Afternoon Digest: PM Modi Launches mYoga App on Yoga Day 2021, Summer Solstice Today & Other Top Stories

mYoga app launched by PM Narendra Modi

mYoga app launched by PM Narendra Modi

Here are the top stories we are covering this afternoon: mYoga App: All You Need to Know About the 'Daily Companion' Launched by PM Modi on Yoga Day 2021; Summer Solstice 2021: All You Need to Know About Longest Day of the Year; Countries Allowing Travellers from India on Tourist Visa: Latest RT-PCR, Quarantine Guidelines; Usain Bolt Has Twin Boys and the Newest Additions Have 'Lightning' Names; WATCH: Virat Kohli Breaks Into Bhangra on Day 3 of WTC Final in Southampton; and Indian Citizen Scientists Discover Four Near-Earth Asteroids During NASA Program.

mYoga App: All You Need to Know About the ‘Daily Companion’ Launched by PM Modi on Yoga Day 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday gave the mantra of ‘Yoga se sahyog tak’ while announcing the launch of the mYoga app for yoga training videos that will be available worldwide in different languages and said that the application will play a ‘great role’ in expanding yoga across the globe. “In collaboration with World Health Organisation (WHO), India has taken another important step. Now there will be mYoga app, which will have yoga training videos in different languages for people across the world," the Prime Minister said.

Summer Solstice 2021: All You Need to Know About Longest Day of the Year

Longest Day of the Year is known as the Summer Solstice. This year the day is falling on Monday, June 21. This astronomical day is usually marked between June 20 and June 22. The Summer Solstice is also known as the midsummer or Estival solstice. The term solstice is a Latin word derived from two words ‘sol’ meaning the sun and ‘sistere’ meaning to stand still.

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Usain Bolt Has Twin Boys and the Newest Additions Have ‘Lightning’ Names

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WATCH: Virat Kohli Breaks Into Bhangra on Day 3 of WTC Final in Southampton

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Indian Citizen Scientists Discover Four Near-Earth Asteroids During NASA Program

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