16 Feb (Wednesday)
Shishir Ritu Shukla पक्ष::
Month: Magha 30, (Purnimata)/ Magha 15 (Amanta) According to Purnimanta calendar (Ujjain)
Vikram Samvat – 2078
Titi: Purnima (up to 10:26 pm) Pratipada
Rahu Kaal : 12:41 PM – 02:05 PM APTITUDE TEST :https://youtu.be/sMaLpExgbSA
TODAYs TOP NEWS
- Ministry of Road Transport and Highways plans to develop 22 Greenfield Expressways, 23 key infrastructure projects, and 35 Multi-Modal Logistics Parks as part of the PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan.
Gati Shakti is a digital platform that brings 16 Ministries, including railways and roadways together, for integrated planning and coordinated implementation of infrastructure connectivity projects for industrial clusters and economic nodes. Some of the major Expressways and Corridors which are under construction stage include Delhi – Mumbai Expressway, Ahmedabad Dholera Expressway, Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway, and Bengaluru-Chennai Expressway.
- A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court permitted the CBI to question dismissed cop Sachin Waze in jail in connection with a corruption case it is probing against former home minister Anil Deshmukh.
- PM Modi will visit Guru Ravidas Vishram Dham Temple in Karol Bagh, Delhi today on the occasion of Ravidas Jayanti. Guru Ravidas Jayanti is marked to celebrate the birth of Guru Ravidas, a Bhakti movement saint during the 15th to 16th century. Guru Ravidas is said to have written several hymns and some of them were embraced by Sikhism’s holy book, the Guru Granth Sahib.
- DELHI: In view of Guru Ravidas Jayanti, all government, government-aided and unaided recognised schools in Delhi will remain closed on Wednesday, February 16,
- BIHAR : A Special CBI court convicts RJD chief Lalu Prasad in final case of fodder scam; quantum of punishment to be announced on 21st Feb. Lalu Yadav has been convicted in four out of five cases related to the multi-crore fodder scam. This scam happened when Lalu Yadav was the Chief Minister of Bihar before the formation of Jharkhand.
- MAHARASHTRA govt decides to increase educational loan limit under educational loan scheme of Maulana Azad Minority Economic Development Corporation to 7.5 Lakh. The state govt has now increased the share capital of Maulana Azad Minority Economic Development Corporation to Rs 700 crore.
- ODISHA : The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration in Odisha’s Puri has decided that devotees will not be required to carry a vaccination certificate to enter the shrine from February 21.
- PUNJAB Polls: Priyanka Gandhi and CM Charanjit Channi holds roadshow in Rupnagar
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi held a roadshow in Rupnagar on 15 Feb.
- Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addressed an election rally at Faridkot in Punjab.
- TAMIL NADU : One person has been killed and two others have been injured in an explosion at an illegal firecracker manufacturing unit in the Madurai district of Tamil Nadu on Tuesday. The manufacturing unit, which is located at the Nalliveeranpatti village, is said to have been running without permission.
- TRIPURA : Union Minister Sarbanand s
Sonwal announces Rs 25 Cr for dredging in river Gomati for setting up altogether 10 jetties for better inland waterways connectivity.
💷 GBP 102.19
BSE Sensex 58,152.92
NIFTY : 17,352.45
India’s overall exports in January this year are estimated to be 61.41 billion dollars, exhibiting a positive growth of 36.76% over the same period last year and a positive growth of 38.90% over Jan 2020. Overall imports in Jan this year are estimated to be 67.76 billion dollars, exhibiting a slower rate of growth of 30.54% over the same period last year and a positive growth of 30.19% over Jan 2020.
- Punjabi actor Deep Sidhu, accused in 2021 Red Fort violence, dies in road accident near Sonipat in Haryana on 15 Feb. As per the police, a female friend who was with Sidhu has sustained injuries. Sidhu was earlier named as an accused in the Red Fort violence that took place last year during a tractor rally led by protesting farmers against the Centre’s agricultural laws.
Punjabi actor and activist Deep Sidhu died after the car he was travelling in hit a stationary truck on Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway near the Pipli toll in Haryana, police said.
- Veteran singer Sandhya Mukherjee passes away aged 90 after cardiac arrest on 15 Feb. She was admitted to a private hospital in Kolkata with critical health issues.
- The release date of Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor-starrer ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ has been postponed to August 11.
The film was initially slated to release on April 14. ‘
- Shahid’s ‘Jersey’ to release on April 14, to clash with ‘KGF 2’
- The security forces on 14 Feb recovered a cache of arms and ammunition near the LoC in the Mendhar area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district. The recovery included an AK-47 rifle, a magazine, two pistols and two pistol magazines. An FIR has been filed under relevant sections of the Arms Act at the Mendhar police station.
- Army Chief General MM Naravane on Tuesday held extensive talks with Commander of Royal Saudi Land Forces Lt Gen Fahd Bin Abdullah Mohammed Al-Mutair with a focus on expanding bilateral defence and military ties. Lt Gen Al-Mutair was also accorded a guard of honour at the South Block lawns before the talks.
- India on 15 Feb displayed its indigenously developed TEJAS light combat aircraft (LCA) at the four-day Singapore Air Show.
✈ INTERNATIONAL NEWS
- PM Modi to deliver inaugural address at The three-day Energy and Resources Institute’s World Sustainable Development Summit today(16 Feb) via video message.
The summit is TERI’s annual flagship event and the theme for this year is ‘Towards a Resilient Planet: Ensuring a Sustainable and Equitable Future. It will discuss a wide range of issues including climate change, sustainable production, energy transitions, global commons and resource security.
Summit starting today will be attended by President of Dominican Republic, Luis Abinader, President of Guyana, Dr. Irfaan Ali, Deputy Secretary-General of United Nations, Amina J Mohammed, heads of various intergovernmental organisations and Ministers and Envoys from more than a dozen countries and delegates from over 120 countries.
- Union Cabinet approved the setting up of a G20 Secretariat and its reporting structures. The Secretariat will be responsible for the implementation of overall policy decisions and arrangements needed for steering India’s forthcoming G20 Presidency. India will hold the Presidency of the G20 from 1st December this year to 30th November 2023, culminating with the G20 Summit in India in 2023.
- External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar concluded his three-day visit to the Philippines on 15 Feb. During the visit, Dr Jaishankar held a bilateral meeting with his counterpart Teodoro L. Locsin Jr. The two Ministers reviewed developments in bilateral relations since the meeting of the Joint Commission on Bilateral Cooperation that they co-chaired in a virtual format in November 2020.
- The 4th India-Australia Energy Dialogue was held today. The dialogue was co-chaired by Power Minister RK Singh and Australian Energy and Emissions Reduction Minister Angus Taylor. During the dialogue, the discussion was held on various topics including energy transition, renewable energy, energy efficiency, storage, electronic vehicles, and critical minerals.
🌎 WORLD NEWS 🌍
- Italian govt said all unvaccinated citizens aged 50 and above will be banned from workplaces starting Tuesday. This comes after cabinet approved mandatory vaccination rule for citizens over 50.
- Norway’s Defence Minister Odd Roger Enoksen on Tuesday said that the Norwegian military will deploy up to 60 troops in Lithuania, amid a crisis in Ukraine. The deployment will be part of NATO forces.
- The Suez Canal Authority Chairman Osama Rabie on Tuesday said work is underway to expand the two-way section of the Suez Canal from 72 km to 82 km. The expansion began last year after one of the world’s largest container ships, the Ever Given, got stuck for almost a week in March, causing global disruption to shipping traffic and trade.
- Greece’s government on Tuesday is seeking parliamentary approval for a $3.4 billion arms deal with France for three new frigates and six new Rafale fighter jets, on top of an existing order for 18 jets. Greece agreed a deal last September to purchase three French-made frigates. Greece’s government currently has 157 seats in the 300-seat parliament.
- Russia has deployed MiG-31K fighter jets with hypersonic missiles to its airbase in Syria for naval exercises. The naval drill in the eastern Mediterranean comes amid a crisis on Ukraine’s border.
Thousands of nurses on 15 Feb went on a 24-hour strike in Australia’s most populous state of New South Wales, demanding better wages and improving nurse-to-patient ratios amid staff shortages.
- Lady health workers in Pakistan’s Punjab province blocked the Multan-Muzaffargarh Highway demanding their pending salaries and protested against the government’s plan to dismiss 6,000 employees from jobs who had been rendering services for the last 15 years.
February 15, 2022
Puneri Paltan 43
Tamil Thalaivas 31
Bengaluru Bulls 34
Jaipur Pink Panthers 44
- The Indian Weightlifting team will participate in Singapore from February 23 to 28. Tokyo Olympics silver medallist Mirabai Chanu will be a part of the 24-member contingent.
- The government has also approved the participation of a 33-member Indian Shooting team in the ISSF World Cup Cairo, Egypt, from February 25 to March 8. The members include 25 shooters, six coaches and two physiotherapists. Tokyo Olympians Divyansh, Apurvi Chandela, Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar, Sanjeev Rajput, Saurabh Chaudhary and Rahi Sarnobat will compete.
- England women will host India for a white-ball series comprising three ODIs and as many T20Is in September. The two teams will play three T20s on September 10, 13 and 15 in Durham, Derby and Bristol, respectively. The T20 series will be followed by the ODIs on September 18, 21 and 24.
- Sri Lanka tour of India: A pink-ball Test has been included in the revised schedule that was announced by the BCCI. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the revised schedule for the T20I and the Test series against Sri Lanka. HIGHLIGHTS
Sri Lanka wil begin their tour with 3 T20Is instead of Test matches
Bengaluru to host day-night Test from March 12
Virat Kohli likely to play his 100th Test in Mohali against Sri Lanka
- Australia win 3rd T20, clinch 5-match series vs Sri Lanka at Canberra and restricted Sri Lanka to 121-6. the Australians reached 124-4 in 16.5 overs.
Uttar Pradesh: Lucknow
CM : Yogi Adityanath
Gvnr : Anandiben Patel
Formation : 24 Jan 1950 (United Provinces renamed)
Districts : 75
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🇮🇳 FACTS ABOUT INDIA 🇮🇳
India was the first country to develop extraction and purifying techniques of sugar. Many visitors from abroad learnt the refining and cultivation of sugar from us.
😀 Thought of the day
Wake up with Determination & Go to sleep with satisfaction
JOKE OF THE DAY
Teacher : “Taj Mahal Kisne Banaya Thha?”
Aappu : “Ji Majduro Ne”
Teacher : “Oh.. Mera Matlab Hai Banvaya Kisne Thha?”
Aappu : “Ji Thekedar Ne“
why can’t normal batteries be recharged
Single-use batteries (also known as primary batteries), can only make the electrons take a trip from the anode over to the cathode one-way once.
The most popular non-rechargable battery types are alkaline and zinc-carbon. Both of these kinds of batteries produce electricity by means of a chemical reaction with the chemicals inside them. As they produce electricity, the chemicalst transform into a different chemical. The process for alklaine (non-rechargeable) batteries is not reversible, which is why they cannot be recharged. The rechargeable ones like lithium-ion are reversible, hence they can be recharged.
Batteries discharge even if not used, because the chemical reaction goes “forward” anyway, although much more slowly.
Ya Kundendu Tusharahara Dhavala
Ya Shubhra Vastravrita
Ya Veena Varadanda Manditakara Ya Shveta Padmasana
Ya Brahmachyuta Shankara Prabhritibhir Devaih, Sada Pujita
Sa Mam Pattu Saravatee Bhagavatee Nihshesha Jadyapaha
Line-1 : I salute Mother Saraswati who is so pure and white like that of jasmine, moon and a garland of pearls; she is the one who is adorned with sparkling white garments.
Line-2 : whose hands are adorned with the Veena and boon giving staff; who is seated on a pure white lotus
Line-3 : Who is always worshipped by Brahma (the creator), Achyuta (Vishnu or the protector), Shankara (Shiva or the destroyer) and all the devas (gods)
Line-4 : Oh Mother Saraswati, the divine one, protect me and dispel all my ignorance
🤔 HOW IT WORKS ⁉
How a Hot Air Balloon will Fly?
Hot air balloons are based on a very basic scientific principle: warmer air rises in cooler air. By heating the air inside the balloon with the burner, it becomes lighter than the cooler air on the outside. This causes the balloon to float upwards, as if it were in water. Obviously, if the air is allowed to cools, the balloon begins to slowly come down
💁🏻♂ GK TODAY
Shortest day…… December 22
BORN TODAY 🐣💐
Sir Raghunath Purushottam Paranjpye (16 February 1876 – 6 May 1966) was the first Indian to achieve the coveted title of Senior Wrangler at the University of Cambridge, and became a university administrator and Indian ambassador.
🙏🏻 IDIOMS & PHRASES
Bite off more than you can chew
Take on a project that you cannot finish
Glitter – Sparkle
🛕 VEDIK GYAN
(kindly inform, if given info is vary from actual facts🙏🏻)
Trishul has great significance in Sanatana Dharma
Trishul—-meaning and significance
The three prongs of Trishul represents — trinity –brahma , Vishnu , Mahesh ; sarasvati , lakshami and kaali ; 3—modes of nature –creation, maintenance and destruction ; the 3 –kaala—past, present and future ; the 3– Gunas – sat , raj , tam . 3– lokas—swarg , bhu and patal ; 3– powers—will , action and wisdom ; 3—types of miseries –physical , menatal and spiritual .
The trishula in human body represents three energy channels —ida, pingala and shushmana meet at the brow. Shushmana, the central one, continues upward to the 7th chakra, or energy center, while the other two end at the brow, there the 6th chakra is located. The trisula’s central point represents Shushmana, and that is why it is longer than the other two, representing ida and pingala.
🧬 HEALTH CARE: HOME REMEDIES🩺
( Note : These home tips followed in villages/ancient traditions, it is up to you to use it or not🙏🏻)
Home Remedies for Dry Skin
An oil massage is a simple yet well-known remedy to treat dry skin. For better results, you may add a few drops of glycerine to the Mustard oil just before application.
Clarified butter or milk cream are good for cracked lips. Apply them for a couple of days just before going to bed.
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🙏 PLZ FOLLOW the GOVT. NORMS, MAINT SOCIAL DISTANCE, KEEP YOURSELF YOUR FAMILY SAFE🌼