13 Dec (Wednesday)
Vedic Ritu
/ Hemant Ritu
Drik Ritu: Hemant Ritu
पक्ष :: Krishnapaksh
Vikram Samvat – 2080
Shaka Samvat – 1945
Month: Agrahayana 01(Amanta)
Agrahayana 16, (Purnimanta)
Nakshatr: Jyeshta
(up to 11:05 am) Moola
Tithi: Pratipada/Dwitiya
Rahu: 12:20 PM – 01:40 PM
Yamaganda: 08:22 AM – 09:41 AM

Tips for Blood pressure Control https://youtu.be/vGfjC-TMHqo?si=m0cQ4XEerOuf9Z7f

  1. India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast isolated light to moderate rainfall, thunderstorms, and lightning likely over Arunachal Pradesh, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya.
  2. PM Modi inaugurates Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (AI) Summit in New Delhi; Says, India is committed to ethical use of AI.
  3. The government introduced the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Second Amendment) Bill, 2023. The Bill seeks to reserve 33 percent seats in the Jammu and Kashmir assembly for women.
  4. Union Home Minister Amit Shah introduces redrafted criminal Bills in Lok Sabha to replace the existing British-era criminal laws after withdrawing the three Bills that were introduced in August.
  5. The Sanhita along with two other criminal codes — the Bharatiya Sakshya Bill, 2023 and the Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita Bill, 2023 that seek to the replace the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 and the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898, respectively, were introduced in the Lok Sabha on August 11.
  6. The Rajya Sabh passed the Chief Election Commissioner and other Election Commissioners (Appointment, Conditions of Service and Term of Office) Bill, 2023.
  7. The Lok Sabha has passed the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Second Amendment) Bill, 2023, and the Government of Union Territories (Amendment) Bill, 2023.
  8. Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has asked aerospace manufacturing majors to present a collaborative plan outlining their requirements from each department of the government, to help them expand supply chains for aerospace manufacturing in India.
  9. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has accepted the resignation of Komati Reddy Venkat Reddy. Mr Reddy who had resigned from the membership of the Lower House, belonging to Indian National Congress, was representing Bhongir Lok Sabha constituency. He had won the recent Assembly polls in Telangana from Nalgonda constituency.
  10. Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister-designate Dr. Mohan Yadav and his cabinet colleagues will take oath tomorrow. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other senior BJP leaders will be present at the swearing-in ceremony.
  11. The government said that Ayushman Bharat, Pradhan Mantri-Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY) provides treatment corresponding to a total of 1949 procedures under 27 different specialties like neurology, nephrology, cardiology and general medicine, and neurosurgery among others.
  12. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) released the date sheets for Class 10 and 12 board exams 2024. The class 12 board exams will be conducted from 15th February to 2nd April, while class 10 board exams will be held from 15th February to 13th March.
  13. Manipur: CM N. Biren Singh pays floral tribute to women freedom fighters at Nupi Lal Memorial Complex in Imphal.
  14. The High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Monday ordered a 15-day winter vacation for district courts in Kashmir Valley.
  15. The literary world is set to celebrate as the 33rd Vyas Samman, 2023, is announced to honor the accomplished Hindi writer Pushpa Bharati for her 2016 memoir, “Yaadein, Yaadein aur Yaadein.”
  16. Former CM of Telangana and BRS party national leader K Chandra Shekar Rao issues a video and urges his followers and well-wishers not to visit him at the Yashoda Hospital in Hyderabad.
  17. Indian Railways plans to operate thirty-five hydrogen trains till next year.

Chief Justice of India: Shri Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud
Minister Of Law & Justice: Arjun Ram Meghwal
International Court of Justice Prz.: Joan Donoghue

  1. A Parliamentary panel has recommended that legal assistance to Indian nationals imprisoned or arrested in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are provided through a panel of lawyers appointed by the Mission or Post and expenditure on lawyers’ fees is paid from Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICW).
  2. Supreme Court upheld the abrogation of Article 370 on 11 December, emphasizing that Jammu and Kashmir did not retain sovereignty after joining the Union of India.
  3. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has condemned and declared false media reports that are being circulated about India’s family planning program and central procurement agency, the Central Medical Services Society (CMSS).
  4. Shortly after Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra faced expulsion from the Lok Sabha due to cash-for-query allegations, the Housing Committee of Parliament formally requested the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs to instruct the TMC leader to vacate her official bungalow.
  5. Accusing the Pinarayi Vijayan government in Kerala of being callous in managing the pilgrim traffic at the Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala, the Congress MPs from the State held a protest in Parliament, two days after a 12-year-old girl died while waiting for darshan.
  6. The Delhi High Court on Tuesday permitted mother of a Malayali nurse Nimisha Priya, an Indian who is on death row in Yemen, to travel there along with another individual working there, at her own personal risk without any liability of the Union Government or concerned State Government.
  7. The Election Commission on Tuesday revoked the suspension of former Telangana Director General of Police (DGP) Anjani Kumar. He was suspended on December 3 for violating the code of conduct on election results day by meeting (now Chief Minister) Congress leader Revanth Reddy amidst counting of votes.
  8. The Punjagutta police on Wednesday arrested Jagadish, who acted in the blockbuster movie Pushpa, for allegedly threatening and blackmailing a woman. The woman, later died by suicide due to the alleged harassment by the suspect.
    • On Wednesday, the police caught him and remanded him. Jagadish had played to role of Keshav in the movie Pushpa and rose to fame.

“””””””””” MISHAPS “”””””””””
Oil leak at Ennore Creek in the aftermath of Cyclone Michaung. Tamil Nadu Pollution control Board asks Chennai Petroleum Corporation to take necessary steps to contain and repair the pipes.

Minister: Nirmala Sitharaman.
Commerce & Industry: Piyush Goyal
RBI Gvrnr: Shaktikanta Das
President of the World Bank: Ajay Banga
IMF MD: Kristalina Georgieva

$ USD ₹ 83.39
💷 GBP ₹ 104.78
€ Euro: ₹ 90.01

GDP rate (2023): 6.5% ($3.75 trillion)
India is the fifth largest economy in the world.
Inflation rate: 4.7%
Population: 141.81 cr
(17.7% of the total world population).
Unemployment: 7.8%

BSE Sensex: 69,551.03 −377.50 (0.54%) 🔻
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Rates in Financial Capital Mumbai
GOLD: ₹ 62,130/10gm (24 krt)
SILVER: ₹ 75,800/KG


PETROL: ₹ 97/Ltr
DIESEL: ₹ 90/Ltr
CNG: ₹ 74/Ltr
LPG: ₹ 903/14.2 Kg


PETROL: ₹ 106/Ltr
DIESEL: 95/Ltr
Auto Gas: ₹ 60/Ltr
CNG: 76/Kg
LPG: ₹ 903/14.2 Kg

  1. Ministry of Finance has informed that the total enrolment under the Atal Pension Yojana (APY) has crossed 6 crore, with over 79 lakh enrolments in the current Financial Year.
  2. The Lok Sabha gave its nod to the First Batch of Grants for Supplementary Demands for 2023-24 and Demands for Excess Grants for 2020-21.
  3. India’s industrial production growth rose to a 16-month high of 11.7% in October against a contraction of 4.1% in the same period a year ago.
  4. Retail inflation, based on Consumer Price Index (CPI), surged 5.55% in November on an annual basis as against 4.87% in October this year.
  5. The PM Street Vendor’s AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) scheme, launched during the COVID-19 outbreak, has emerged as a crucial initiative in supporting urban street vendors. The scheme, designed as a micro-credit program, has disbursed an impressive total of Rs 9,790 crore in loans to beneficiaries, as disclosed by the government in the Rajya Sabha on Monday.
  6. The Bank of India has unveiled the Nari Shakti Savings Account, tailored for women aged 18 and above with independent income sources, a significant stride towards fostering women’s economic independence.

Information and Broadcasting Minister: Shri Anurag Singh Thakur
Chairman of The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII): R Madhavan
Chairman of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC): Prasoon Joshi

  1. Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan visited Vaishno Devi Temple in Jammu, a few days ahead of the release of his comedy-drama ‘Dunki’. Shah Rukh’s next release will be Dunki, directed by Rajkumar Hirani.
    • On Tuesday, several videos and pictures of the actor surfaced on social media in which he could be seen walking along with the pilgrims amid security. Shah Rukh Khan visits Vaishno Devi for a 3rd time in a year.
  2. Sam Bahadur Box Office Collection Day 11: Vicky Kaushal-starrer ‘Sam Bahadur’ which debuted on 1 December, has received positive reviews from critics and audiences. Till now film crosses ₹80 crore.
    Edition: 81st
    Ceremony Date: 7th January 2024
    First Awarded: January 20, 1944
    • Awarded For: Excellence in film and television
    • Country: United States

Supreme Commander of Armed Forces: The President
Minister: Rajnath Singh
Def Minister of State: Ajay Bhatt
Union Home: Amit Shah
National Security Advisor: Ajit Doval
Chief of Defence Staff:

  1. The Eastern Naval Command organized outreach activities in various schools and junior colleges to enhance awareness of the Agnipath Scheme.
  2. JammuAndKashmir LG Manoj Sinha unveiled a statue of General Zorawar Singh at University of Jammu and paid tributes to the great warrior and military genius on his martyrdom day.
  3. The defence ministry has now finally cleared the Army’s proposal for the import of another 73,000 SiG Sauer assault rifles from the US, which will add to the 72,400 such guns bought earlier for frontline troops, amid the continuing delay in the manufacture of Russian AK-203 Kalashnikov rifles in India.

External affairs Minister: Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

  1. The Union ministry of external affairs said that the border dispute between Guyana and Venezuela should be resolved peacefully and escalatory steps must be avoided.
  2. Indian Coast Guard Ship SAJAG, an Offshore Patrol Vessel, is on a three day visit to the UAE, as part of its ongoing strategic overseas deployment to West Asia.
    • This visit marks a crucial milestone in the continuous diplomatic maritime engagement between India and the UAE.

UNO Gen. Secy: António Guterres.

  1. UN General Assembly calls for immediate ceasefire in Gaza.
    • The Israel-Hamas war has entered its 68th day. The war is now in its third month. It started after the Palestinian militant group Hamas attacked Israel on October 7, killing around 1,200 people and taking over 200 people as hostages back to Gaza.
  2. Islamabad High Court acquitted former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif in the Al-Azizia Steel mill corruption case.
  3. Donald Tusk elected as Polish Prime Minister,
    Polish prime minister Donald Tusk’s government won a vote of confidence in parliament on Tuesday, as he set out a pro-European Union vision for Poland that marks radical change after eight years of nationalist rule and disputes with Brussels.
  4. Selling and distribution of fish, meat, and alcohol have been prohibited for three days in Janakpurdham in view of Sitaram Vivah Panchami Mahotsav festival. Janakpurdham or Janakpur is a sub-metropolitan city in Dhanusha district, Madhesh Province, Nepal.
  5. In Pakistan, 23 soldiers were killed on Tuesday when militants linked to a Pakistani Taliban affiliate rammed an explosive-laden truck into a security forces’ post in restive Khyber-Paktunkhwa’s Dera Ismail Khan district.
  6. The United Nations has officially ended its decade-long peacekeeping mission in Mali after 10 years, responding to the government’s claim that the force was inadequate in addressing the escalating threat of violent extremism. This move marks the conclusion of the deadliest peacekeeping mission globally, with over 300 personnel casualties.
  7. China has achieved a significant milestone in its quest to shift away from traditional coal-fired power plants and decrease its reliance on foreign technologies. Recently, the Shidao Bay nuclear power plant in eastern Shandong province commenced commercial operations, heralding the era of next-generation gas-cooled nuclear reactors.

Minister: Shri Anurag Singh Thakur
BCCI president: Roger Binny
Hockey India President: Dilip Tirkey
16th President of the Indian Olympic Association: P. T. Usha

    • South Africa vs India, 2nd T20I
    • South Africa won by 5 wkts (DLS method)
      • IND – 180/7 (19.3)
      • RSA – 154/5 (13.5)
    • Player of the Match: Tabraiz Shamsi
    • (b) First Match on 10 Dec Sunday
      • South Africa vs India
        • at Kingsmead, Durban
          • Match abandoned without toss
  2. PRO KABADDI LEAGUE 02 DEC 2023– 31 JAN 2024
    On 12 Dec
    Bengal Warriors -60 Vs
    Patna Pirates – 42
    • Played at Sree Kanteerava Stadium

Winter Capital: Nagpur
District: 36
State of Bombay: 1950-1960
Formation: 01 May 1960
Governor: Ramesh Bais
Chief Minister: Eknath Shinde

State Symbols
Bird: Yellow footed Green pigeon
Fish: Silver Pomfret
Flower: Jarul
Tree: Mango tree

In Bharat there are 28 states and 8 Union territories.
Population of Bharat:142 cr (2023)
President of Bharat: Smt Droupadi Murmu
Vice President: Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar
Prime Minister: Shri Narendra Modi
Speaker Lok Sabha: Shri Om Birla (BJP)
Rajya Sabha Seats: 245 (233 Elected + 12 Nominated)
Loksabha: 550 members (530 States + 20 Union Territories)
Chief Election Commissioner: Shri Rajiv Kumar


13 Dec Attack on Parliament House from dastardly terror attack on this day in 2001. The 2001 Indian Parliament attack was a terrorist attack at the Parliament of India in New Delhi on 13 December 2001. The perpetrators were Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed, two terrorist organizations were involved.

The attack led to the deaths of six Delhi Police personnel, two Parliament Security Service personnel, and a gardener – in total 9 – and led to increased tensions between India and Pakistan, resulting in the 2001–02 India–Pakistan standoff. The 5 terrorists were killed outside the parliament.

 The struggle ends when gratitude begin    

पति को बीवी की बनाई पनीर की सब्जी मे पनीर ढूंढने से भी नहीं मिल रहा था…!
हिम्मत करके पूछा तो बीवी बोली- चुपचाप खा लो, सब्जी का नाम ही ‘खोया पनीर’ है…!!! 

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Darjeeling is one of the district in West Bengal. The name ‘Darjeeling‘ came from the Tibetan words, ‘dorje’ meaning thunderbolt (originally the scepter of Indra) and ‘ling’ a place or land, hence ‘the land of the thunderbolt’.

Excuse me कृपया क्षम्यताम् (kṛpayā kṣamyatām)

How Thermocol is prepared 

Thermocol contains an important thermoplastic compound, called polystyrene which is obtained by the polymerisation of styrene or phenylethene. The chemical properties of phenylethene are identical to polyethene. … Hence thermocol is harmful for the environment.

The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 was passed by the Parliament of India on 11 December 2019. It amended the Citizenship Act, 1955 by providing a pathway to Indian citizenship for persecuted religious minorities from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan who are Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis or Christians, and arrived in India before the end of December 2014. The law does not grant such eligibility to Muslims from these Muslim-majority countries. The act was the first time that religion had been overtly used as a criterion for citizenship under Indian law and attracted global criticism.

Manohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu Parrikar (13 December 1955 – 17 March 2019) was an Indian politician and leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party who served as Chief Minister of Goa from 14 March 2017 until his death. He served in the National Democratic Alliance government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi as Defence Minister of India from 2014 to 2017.

Burn bridges Destroy relationships

Frequent: Seldom
Delicate – Fragile

(kindly inform, if given info is vary from actual facts🙏🏻)

KARNAVEDHA is an important tradition in Hinduism. It holds a major significance as it is one of the sixteen major rites a person must perform during the course of his life.This ritual is followed by all castes of Hinduism and it is performed on an auspicious day preferably during the sixth or seventh month or in an odd year, that is third, fifth or seventh year.According to Vedas, this ritual must be performed by both males and females but nowadays it is common among females and few communities’ still demand males to perform this ceremony. This ancient custom has taken a form of a fashion statement these days among young generation

It is usually performed during the sixth month or seventh month or third year or fifth year or 7th year after birth. An auspicious day and auspicious time is chosen for performing the ear piercing ceremony. Special pujas and prayer is done and the ceremony is done under sunlight. Earrings are then offered to the child.

According Hindu scriptures like Dharma Sindhu, Karna Vedha Sanksar must be performed on the 10th, 12th or 16th day after birth of the child. But most people avoid this calculation. They perform it during the 6th or 7th month after birth.

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

Health benefits of Carrot 🥕

They’re rich in beta-carotene, a compound your body changes into vitamin A, which helps keep your eyes healthy. And beta-carotene helps protect your eyes from the sun and lowers your chances of cataracts and other eye problems. 

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