11 May (Thursday)
Vedic Ritu/ Drik Ritu
: Vasant (Spring)
पक्ष :: Krishnapaksh
Vikram Samvat – 2080
Shaka Samvat – 1945
Month: Jyeshta 6, (Purnimanta) Vaishaka 21, (Amanta)
Nakshatra: Uttara Ashadha (up to 2:37 pm) Shravana
Tithi: Shashthi (up to 11:27 am) Saptami
Rahu: 02:01 PM – 03:39 PM
Yamaganda: 05:51 AM – 07:29 AM

Sweet Memories of (1980’s-1990’s) https://youtu.be/iJSpyQiqbiY


  1. PM Modi will lay the foundation stone and dedicate to the nation multiple scientific projects of over 58 thousand crore rupees on the occasion of National Technology Day today.
  2. SAKSHAM: Union Health Ministry has launched a learning management information system SAKSHAM, Stimulating Advanced Knowledge for Sustainable Health Management. The aim of the platform is to promote medical education and training among healthcare professionals in India.
  3. Prime Minister Modi will inaugurate a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive three-day International Museum Expo-2023 on 18th May at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.
  4. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) under the Union Health Ministry today successfully conducted a trial run of blood bag delivery by drones under its i-Drone initiative in New Delhi.
  5. The National Water Mission, Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Ministry of Jal Shakti on Wednesday organized a workshop- cum- orientation programme for Central Nodal Officers (CNO) and Technical Officers (TO) in New Delhi.
  6. Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani has said the government is working in a speedy manner to upgrade mini-Anganwadi centres to full-fledged Anganwadi centres.
  7. Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal launched ‘Harit Sagar’ the Green Port Guidelines at a function in New Delhi.
  8. Under Operation Kohima Calling, the Assam Rifles in coordination with the Nagaland government evacuated the second batch of 553 stranded citizens safely to Kohima. The first batch of 676 people were evacuated and brought to Kohima on the 7th May. 1229 civilians evacuated from violence-hit Manipur till now.
  9. Telangana government introduced a new policy known as the State Robotics Framework. It is designed to establish a self-sustaining robotics ecosystem and to position the state as a leader in robotics.
  10. The Indian Maritime University has announced registrations for admission to the programs for the next academic year 2024-25. students can register themselves till the 17th of May.
  11. Andhra pradesh C M YS Jagan Mohan Reddy to provide house sites for 54,000 poor people in capital Amaravati is all set to be achieved soon.
  12. Supreme Court will pronounce its verdict on Thursday on a clutch of cross-petitions filed by the Uddhav Thackeray and Eknath Shinde factions of the Shiv Sena pertaining to the 2022 Maharashtra political crisis.
  13. Exit polls on Wednesday predicted a tight contest between the Congress and the Bhartiya Janata party in the high stakes. Karnataka sees 72% voter turnout: results on May 13.
  14. The Centre Wednesday told the Supreme Court it has received responses from seven states on the issue of same-sex marriage and the governments of Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh and Assam have opposed the petitioners’ contention seeking legal validation for such wedlock.
  15. Ajit Kumar Mohanty, who is a well-known physicist and also serves as the director of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), has been selected as the new chairman.


  1. In Gujarat, five persons were killed when a state transport bus ran over them after being hit by a speeding private bus in Kalol town of Gandhinagar.
  2. The Kerala High Court on Wednesday held a special sitting on Wednesday, following the murder of a young lady doctor, who was stabbed to death by a drug addict at Kottarakkara Taluk hospital in Kollam district on 10 May morning.
  3. The provost of Delhi University’s PG men’s hostel on Wednesday sent a notice to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his “sudden” visit to the facility last week, saying “such a conduct from a leader of a National Party who has Z-plus security is beyond dignity”.


$ USD ₹.81.92
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GDP rate (2023) : 6.15%
Inflation rate: 5.66%
Population: 141.81 cr (17.7% of the total world population).
Unemployment: 7.8%

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Rates in Financial Capital Mumbai

GOLD: ₹ 61,750/10gm (24 krt)
SILVER: ₹ 78,100/KG


PETROL: ₹ 97/Ltr
DIESEL: ₹ 90/Ltr
CNG: ₹ 74/Ltr
LPG: ₹ 1103/14.2 Kg


PETROL: ₹ 107/Ltr
DIESEL: ₹ 95/Ltr
CNG: ₹ 79/Ltr
LPG: ₹ 1103/14.2 Kg

  1. Multiple Indian unicorns have seen a markdown in their valuations by private investors. On Wednesday, it was reported that Vanguard marked down Ola’s valuation by 35% to $4.8 billion. A couple of days ago, Swiggy’s valuation was reported to be halved by Invesco, to $5.5 billion. Earlier, the world’s biggest asset management company BlackRock slashed BYJU’S valuation by 50% internally.
  2. The board of Godrej Consumer Products on Wednesday approved raising up to ₹5,000 crore through issuance of non-convertible debentures. The company posted a consolidated net profit of ₹452.14 crore for the quarter ended March, recording a 24% jump from the year-ago period. Its revenue also surged about 10% to around ₹3,200 crore.
  3. In a significant move to promote reforms and bring ease of doing business, Department of Defence Production has waived off Quality Assurance (QA) charges levied by the QA Agencies under its administrative control for the stores meant for exports.
  4. Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas in India has proposed prohibiting the usage of diesel-fueled four-wheeled vehicles in cities with a population exceeding 10 lakhs by 2027
  5. The annual increase in US consumer prices slowed to below 5% in April for the first time in two years, according to the latest Consumer Price Index released on Wednesday. In the 12 months through April, the CPI increased 4.9%.


  1. After West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee banned the movie ‘The Kerala Story’ on Monday, a public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed against the same in Calcutta High Court. The petitioner on Wednesday told the court that the state government’s decision is against the right to freedom of speech. The case will be heard by the court on May 15.
  2. Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday said that ‘The Kerala Story’ has been made tax-free in the state.


  1. A government regulatory body has called for a design review of a “safety-critical system” on the Dhruv advanced light helicopter. It involved in a string of accidents including one last week, may be in order, according to a top government regulatory body responsible for the certification of the airworthiness of military aircraft.
  2. Most of the military’s ALHs are currently grounded for comprehensive checks after the string of accidents. The Indian Air Force’s latest light combat helicopters (LCH), which inherit several features of the ALH, were also grounded.
  3. India’s TEJAS MK-2 fighter aircraft is intended to replace a range of combat aircraft in the Indian Air Force, including the Mirage 2000. The TEJAS MK-2 is also intended to compete with the Saab Gripen internationally.
    • India’s Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) TEJAS MK-2 program is languishing without funding, months after the project was approved.
    • India’s Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) officially approved the project on 1 September 2022 for development, flight testing, and certification. Janes previously reported that funding of INR66.17 billion (USD809.17 million) was sanctioned.


  1. India is planning to undertake another evacuation flight in near future for stranded Indians in conflict-hit Sudan region.
  2. Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal has invited Canadian businesspersons to participate in the journey of growth of the Indian economy.
  3. PM Modi will embark on a visit to the United States of America next month following an invitation from President Joseph Biden and First Lady Jill Biden.
  4. Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways and AYUSH Sarbananda Sonowal and Deputy Prime Minister and Union Minister for Transport & Communications of Myanmar, Admiral Tin Aung San, jointly inaugurated the Sittwe Port in Rakhine State, Myanmar.
  5. India and Canada have agreed to explore enhanced cooperation through measures such as coordinated investment promotion, information exchange and mutual support in near future through a Memorandum of Understanding.
  6. The Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) has organized a month-long Tibet Matters March from Sikkim’s Gangtok to Assam’s Tezpur. Since it began on April 29, over 80 volunteers from the TYC regional chapters in India and Nepal have joined the march.
  7. An event is scheduled to take place at the Greek Embassy in Delhi to showcase the situation in Mariupol, Ukraine. The event is backed by the European Union mission in Delhi and EUNIC.
  8. China has objected to a proposal by India to blacklist senior Pakistan-based terrorist Abdul Rauf Azhar at the United Nations Security Council.


  1. A Pakistani court on Wednesday indicted former Prime Minister Imran Khan in the Tosha Khana corruption case, who was arrested by paramilitary Rangers a day earlier from the Islamabad high court premises.
    • Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has been arrested in connection with the Al-Qadir Trust Case from the premises of the Islamabad High Court on Tuesday. Khan was taken into custody by the Pakistani Rangers.
  2. Police arrested former home minister of Nepal and Nepali Congress leader Bal Krishna Khand in connection with the fake Bhutanese refugee scam.
  3. An International Monetary Fund team to arrive in Sri Lanka for consultations on economic growth & to hold regular consultations ahead of the first review mission later this year.
  4. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders have called for an immediate end to all forms of violence and the use of force in Myanmar.
  5. In a virtual meeting of creditor nations, co-chaired by Japan, France, and India, Sri Lanka received positive responses from 26 countries and 19 creditors, regarding the coordination of loan restructuring efforts.
  6. The United Nations has called on the Taliban to halt flogging and execution in Afghanistan.



(a) Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals,
55th Match
Chennai Super Kings won by 27 runs

CSK – 167/8 (20)
DC – 140/8 (20)

Player of the Match
Ravindra Jadeja

(b) 11 May, Thursday
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals
56th Match at Eden Gardens, Kolkata


KERALA:  Thiruvananthapuram
Formation of state: 1 November 1956
Districts : 14
 Governor: Arif Mohammad Khan
 CM : Pinarayi Vijayan (CPI(M))
Language – Malayalam
Bird – Great hornbill
Fruit – Jackfruit
Mammal– 🐘Elephant
Tree – Coconut 🌴Tree


Karnataka : The region was popularly referred to as ‘Karnata desa’ in Indian history. The other accepted derivative comes from the Kannada words karu and nādu meaning elevated land, or from the Kannada words kal and nādu meaning rock country, referring to the rocky terrain of the state. Another etymological derivative of the name comes from lear or black—a reference to the black cotton soil of the region. Mysore state was renamed Karnataka in 1973.

😀Thought of the day

One important key to success is self-confidence.

An important key to self-confidence is preparation


Why was the math book always worried?🙄🤔

A: Because it had so many problems. 🤣



The main reason why needles are’nt sold after 6 PM i.e after sunset is that because in olden days there wouldn’t been any lights or anything of such kind (Perhaps! Yeah the chimneys were there but not that powerful as electric lights) and if needles are missed out somewhere it would be difficult to search in darkness and may lead to anything harmful!

Few more Similar things are:-

Not plucking nails at evening/night time

Not cutting hair

Not stitching clothes

Not whistling at night (attracts insects)

LEARN Sanskrit🙏🏻

मादृश् – मेरे जैसा
त्वादृश् – तेरे जैसा

भवादृश् – आप जैसा


Air conditioner working principle.

AC operating principle of the air conditioner. An air conditioner collects hot air from a particular room, processes it into itself with the help of a refrigerant and a series of coils, and then releases cool air into the same room where the hot air was originally collected.

💁🏻‍♂‍ GK TODAY

11 May – National Technology Day

Every year National Technology Day is observed on 11 May to highlight the important role of Science in our daily lives and encourage students to opt for science as an option for a career. On this day Shakti, the Pokhran nuclear test was held on 11 May 1998.


General Satyawant Mallanna Shrinagesh (also known as Satyavant Shrinagule Mallannah) (11 May 1903 – 27 December 1977) was an Indian military officer who served as 3rd Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army from 14 May 1955 till 7 May 1957.

After retirement he served as the Governor of Assam from 14 October 1959 to 12 November 1960 and again from 13 January 1961 to 7 September 1962.

He was the Governor of Andhra Pradesh from September 1962 to 4 May 1964 and Governor of Mysore from 4 May 1964 to 2 April 1965.


Go on a wild goose chase

To do something pointless

Gloomy x Cheerful Lively


momentous ~ important


(Kindly inform, if given info is differ from actual facts🙏🏻)

Ravana: Ten headed King of Lanka, who abducted Sita;

Brother of Kumbhakarna, Vibhishana, Khara, Ahiravana, Dushana, Shurpanakha

Father of Indrajit, Atikaya, Akshayakumara, Narantaka, Devantaka, Trishira;

Husband of Mandodari & Dhanyamalini

The Ramayan Epic analysts interpret his ten heads as the emotional states Ravana had got. They are
kaam (lust),
Krodh (wrath),
Lobh (greed),
Moh (obsession),
Mada (vanity),
Maatsarya (Envy), Ahankaara (Ego),
Chitta (will),
Manas (Heart),

Buddhi (Mind or Intellect).


(Note: These home tips followed in villages/ancient traditions, it is up to you to use it or not🙏🏻)

STEAMING for your skin?

It’s cleansing. Steam opens up your pores and helps loosen any buildup of dirt for a deeper cleanse. Opening up your pores also softens blackheads, making them easier to remove.

It releases trapped sebum. This naturally occurring oil is produced by your sebaceous glands to lubricate your skin and hair. When sebum gets trapped beneath your skin’s surface, it creates a breeding ground for bacteria and causes acne and blackheads.

CH Nαʋҽҽɳ Kυɱαɾ…✒️