16 May (Monday)
Vasant Ritu
पक्ष :: Shuklapaksh
Month: Vaisakha 30 (Purnimata)/ Vaisakha 16(Amanta)
Vikram Samvat – 2079
Shaka Samvat – 1944
Nakshatra : Vishaka (up to 1:18 pm) Anuradha
Titi: Purnima (up to 9:44 am) Pratipada
RahuKaal: 07:27 AM – 09:06 AM

  1. HAPPY BUDDHA JAYANTI / BUDDHA PURNIMA It is observed on the Purnima (full moon day) in the month of Vaisakh of the traditional Hindu calendar and during the months of April-May in the Gregorian calendar.
  2. Centre has extended the wheat procurement season till 31st of this month. It has asked the States and UTs with procurement closing dates expiring early to continue procurement till the end of May.
  3. National Museum to celebrate International Museum Day 2022 at National Museum, New Delhi from 16th-20th May.
  4. 191 crore 32 lakh doses of COVID vaccines have been administered in the country under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive so far.
  5. Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar says despite pandemic, country’s agriculture sector registers growth rate of 3.9%.
  6. Union tourism and culture minister G Kishan Reddy on Sunday said that the government is working towards a comprehensive national tourism policy to give an impetus to the industry.
  7. Archaeological Survey of India releases photos of conservation work in underground cells of Taj Mahal. Recently, a petitioner had sought directives to the state govt to constitute a committee to examine the 20 rooms inside the Taj Mahal and look for any evidence related to the presence of Hindu idols or scriptures there.
    • These underground rooms or cells below the main mausoleum of the Taj Mahal had been in the news in the recent past. A petition was filed on May 4 by Rajneesh Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) media in-charge of Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya district, in the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court.
  8. Congress will launch a nationwide yatra ‘Kanyakumari to Kashmir Bharat Jodo’ beginning on October 2, said the party’s interim president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday.
  9. DELHI : National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, has issued notice to Delhi Government over the fire incident in Mundka, Delhi in which 27 people died.
  10. Maximum temperatures breached the 49 degrees Celsius mark at two weather observatories in Delhi on Sunday, amid warnings of an intense heatwave in the national capital. Mungeshpur and Najafgarh observatories recorded 49.2 degrees Celsius and 49.1 degrees Celsius respectively.
  11. J&K : National Investigating Agency (NIA) has conducted searches at four locations in Kashmir valley in the districts of Baramulla, Kupwara, Pulwama and Shopian and arrested two accused in the Resistance Front case.
  12. Under the Amrit Sarover Yojana announced by PM Modi, the renovation and beautification of the first pond at village Budhi in Kathua district of Jammu Division has been started.
  13. KARNATAKA : In the view of Buddha Purnima, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has banned the sale and slaughter of meat in Bengaluru.
  14. KERALA Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Malappuram and Kozhikode districts are placed under red alert yesterday as extremely heavy rain continues to lash the State.
  15. UTTARAKHAND , Portals of Gurudwara Shri Hemkunt Sahib located in the Chamoli district will open on May 22.
  16. Uttarakhand: Land Acquisition Begins For World’s Longest Ropeway To Connect Kedarnath. The Detailed Project Reports (DPR) for ropeways to Kedarnath and Hemkund Sahib are ready.
  17. Kedarnath witnesses huge influx of pilgrims, Indo-Tibetan Border Force (ITBP) was deployed for crowd management.


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  1. Adani group to buy Holcim’s stake in Ambuja Cements and ACC for $10.5 billion.

. It will be the largest-ever acquisition for Adani Group and the largest-ever transaction in India’s infrastructure and materials space. Switzerland-based Holcim holds 63.19% stake in Ambuja Cements and 54.53%

  1. Former finance secretary Rajiv Kumar took charge as the 25th chief election commissioner (CEC) on Sunday


  1. Jammu & Kashmir’s first ever ‘National Film Festival’, is going to begin on June 15 this year. The Festival will give a golden chance to the Indian filmmakers, music producers and artists to win numerous awards under different categories. Entries for participation in the mega event will close on May 16.
  2. International Indian Film Academy 2022 (IIFA) has been postponed following UAE President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s demise. The event was slated to be held in May, but now will be held from July 14 to July 16 due to the 40-day mourning period in the UAE.
  3. Filmmaker SS Rajamouli’s ‘RRR’ starring Ram Charan and Jr NTR will be re-releasing in US for a one-night even.
  4. Bengali TV actress Pallavi Dey was on Sunday found dead at her rented apartment in Kolkata’s Garfa area, the police said. As per a preliminary investigation, the actress, who was in her 20s, is suspected to have died by suicide,


  1. The govt is reassessing the concept of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) and the Department of Military Affairs (DMA) to fix overlaps in the system and streamline the process due to which there has been a delay in the appointment of a new CDS, according to official sources.
    • In December 2019, the government approved the creation of the post of CDS who would also function as the Principal Military Adviser to Defence Minister and Permanent Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (CoSC). In addition, the DMA was created as the fifth department in the Ministry of Defence (MoD) with the CDS functioning as its Secretary.


  1. PM Modi will be on an official visit to Lumbini, Nepal today on the occasion of Vaishakha Buddha Purnima. He is visiting the Himalayan nation at the invitation of his Nepalese counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba.
  2. World Bank approves 350 million dollars aid for Systems Reform Endeavors for Transformed Health Achievement in Gujarat -SRESTHA-G project.
  3. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu reached Abu Dhabi on 15 May to offer condolences on behalf of the Govt of India on the sad demise of Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the former President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi who passed away on 13 May Friday.


  1. United States, an 18-year-old white gunman shot 10 people to death and injured three on Saturday at a grocery store in a Black neighborhood area of New York.
    • According to reports, the assailant was wearing military-style clothing and body armour and opened fire with a rifle.
  2. Finland’s President Sauli Niinisto confirmed on Sunday that his country would apply for membership of the NATO military alliance.
  3. Newly-appointed PM of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe inducted four ministers into his Cabinet on 14 May,


  1. History Created: India beat Indonesia 3-0 to lift maiden Thomas Cup trophy. PM Modi has congratulated Indian team on thier epic win. PM said that the entire nation is elated by India winning the Thomas Cup.
  2. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has congratulated Team India for winning Thomas Cup. In a tweet, Mr Naidu said that Indian men’s badminton team displayed remarkable team work and dexterity all through the tournament.
  3. Thomas Cup Final Highlights: Indian Men’s Badminton Team Beat Indonesia 3-0 to Win Maiden Title

Lakshya Sen, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty and Kidambi Srikanth all won their matches as India beat Indonesia 3-0 to win their maiden Thomas Cup title.


Chennai Super Kings vs Gujarat Titans, 62nd Match
Gujarat Titans won by 7 wkts
CSK – 133/5 (20)
GT – 137/3 (19.1)
CRR: 7.15

Player of the Match
Wriddhiman Saha

(b) Lucknow Super Giants vs Rajasthan Royals,
63rd Match
Rajasthan Royals won by 24 runs
RR – 178/6 (20)
LSG – 154/8 (20)
CRR: 7.70

Player of the Match
Trent Boult

(c) May 16, Mon
Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals
64th Match at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai

19:30 IST / 14:00 GMT

ANDHRA Amaravati
Formation 1 Nov 1956
Area : 160,205 km²
Gvnr : Biswabhusan Harichandan
CM : Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy
Dist : 26

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Remembering Field Marshal KM Cariappa on his Death Anniversary

Kodandera ‘Kipper’ Madappa Carriappa, popularly known as KM Carriappa, was the first Indian post-Independent Commander-in-Chief.

Born : 28 January 1899, Shanivarasanthe

Died : 15 May 1993, Bengaluru

During the Indo-Pakistani War in 1947, KM Carriappa led the nation on the Western Front. He is one of only two Indian Army officers to hold the Five-star rank of Field Marshal; the other being Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw.

He was 2nd Chief of the Army Staff and Commander-in-Chief, Indian Army

(15 January 1949 – 14 January 1953)

Preceded by
General Sir Francis Robert Roy Bucher & Succeeded by

General Maharaj Shri Rajendrasinhji Jadeja

😀Thought of the day

Take risks in your life, If you win, you can lead! If you loose, you can guide


Frnd : agar Bijli nahi hota to kya hota?

Pappu : raat mein candle light mein TV dekhna padta🤪


Why does thunder fall on trees?

Thunder doesn’t fall anywhere, but lightning does. Thunder is just the sound caused by lightning. And when charges in the clouds collide and lightning is formed (of several thousands of volts), electricity always finds the shortest path to ground. Since trees are tall structures, it hits the trees

If there were any taller buildings next to trees, lightning will hit the building instead of trees. That is why taller structures have “lightining arrestors”.

LEARN Sanskrit🙏🏻

When does Seeta read? ‘Seeta kadaa pathati? (सीता कदा पठति)

Seeta reads at half past three. ‘Seetaa saardha trivaadane pathati (सीता सार्धत्रिवादने पठति)


Liver in body required

The liver’s main job is to filter the blood coming from the digestive tract, before passing it to the rest of the body. … As it does so, the liver secretes bile that ends up back in the intestines. The liver also makes proteins important for blood clotting and other functions.

💁🏻‍♂‍ GK TODAY

NCERT – The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is an autonomous organisation of the Government of India which was established in 1961 as a literary, scientific and charitable Society under the Societies’ Registration Act (Act XXI of 1860). Its headquarters are located at Sri Aurbindo Marg in New Delhi


Bhimbor Deori (16 May 1903 – 30 November 1947) was an Indian freedom fighter and a lawyer from the state of Assam. Deori was one of the main architects of the “Khasi Darbar Hall Resolutions” created on 21–23 March 1945 where indigenous leaders of different ethnic identities resolved resolutions to restore their independent homelands against Indian occupation. His vision was that tribes should have the essence of freedom and independence.


Ignorance is bliss
You’re better off not knowing

Courteous x Discourteous


savage ~ uncivilized


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

Anusuya , was the wife of an ancient rishi (sage) named Atri and daughter of Prasuti and Daksha in the Hindu epics. In the Ramayana, she lived with her husband in a small hermitage on the southern border of the Chitrakuta forest.

Sati Anasuya had the powers to perform miracles by sprinkling ‘Paadha Theertham’, the sacred water with which she washed Sage Atri’s feet. However, when Sage Narada narrated this fact to the three Devis i.e. goddess Saraswati, Lakshmi and Parvati they were unable to believe it. They, therefore, decided to test the chastity of Sati Anasuya. Saraswati, Lakshmi and Parvati involved their husbands Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva respectively in the plot.

The Trinity then arrived at the hermitage of Sage Atri in the form of three old mendicants seeking alms from Sati Anasuya. When Sati Anasuya approached the three mendicants with some food, the three denied it saying that because of the severe vow taken by the three of them, they cannot accept alms from those wearing clothes. The situation led Sati Anasuya in great confusion but, she had solution to every problem. By sprinkling the holy ‘Paadha Theertham’ she turned the three mendicants into babies and then fed the three baby-mendicants without wearing any clothes.

When Sage Atri returned to his hermitage, Sati Anasuya narrated to him what all had happened in his absence and presented the three babies to him. Sage Atri, through his divine vision, envisioned the Holy Trinity – Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva in the three babies. Sage Atri said to his wife that they have come to fulfill her wish to become their mother. The three babies then conjoined to become one. They occupied three separate heads, one trunk, two legs and six hands. When the three devis learnt the incident from Sage Narada, they went to Atri and Sati Anasuya to get their husbands back. Eventually, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva returned to their respective consorts. Simultaneously, they fulfilled the wish of Sati Anasuya and remained in the conjoined form as her child. The child grew up to the one of the greatest sages of all times. He was named Dattatreya, and he served his parents till the end


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

Betel leaf widely helps in treating issues related to cough and cold. It is an excellent cure for those suffering from chest, lung congestion and asthma. Apply some mustard oil on the leaf, warm it and place it on the chest to cure congestion. You can also boil few leaves in water, add cardamom, cloves and cinnamon in two cups of water. Reduce it to 1 cup and consume this concoction two to three times a day for excellent relief from congestion and breathing issues.

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