17 Apr (Sunday)
Vasant Ritu
पक्ष :: Krishna
Month: Vaisakha 1, (Purnimata)/ Chaitra 16(Amanta) Vikram Samvat – 2079
Shaka Samvat – 1944
Nakshatra : Chitra (up to 7:16 am)Swati, Vishaka
Titi: Pratipada (up to 10:01 pm)Dwitiya
RahuKaal: 05:10 PM – 06:44 PM
WEEKEND NEWS REVIEW : https://youtu.be/2HKhRm25j0I

  1. President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu have greeted people of the nation, especially from Christian community, living in India and abroad on the eve of Easter.

EASTER Sunday marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ after being crucified. Easter is “an annual Christian festival in commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, observed on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox, as calculated according to tables based in Western churches on the Gregorian calendar and in Orthodox churches on the Julian calendar.

  1. India’s Covid vaccination coverage has crossed 186 crore 49 lakh mark.
  2. PM Modi has informed that insights from all Pariksha Pe Charcha’s interactions can be found in a innovatively curated section of NaMo mobile application.
  3. PM Modi on Saturday met senior Sadhus Ishwarcharan Swami and Brahmavihari Swami from Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha, BAPS and appreciated the BAPS relief work in the time of COVID-19 and during the Ukraine crisis.
  4. Civil Aviation Ministry flagship Regional Connectivity Scheme – ‘Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik’, UDAN has been selected for Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration 2020 under the category Innovation (General).
  5. The NITI Aayog is planning to launch a National Data and Analytics Platform (NDAP) in May to provide government data in a user-friendly format, to promote data-driven decision making and research.
  6. ASSAM : Six suspected terrorists having links with an Al-Qaeda network in Bangladesh were reportedly arrested in Barpeta, Assam
  7. BIHAR : By-poll results: RJD candidate Amar Paswan defeated his nearest rival Baby Kumari of BJP by a margin of over 36,000 votes in Bochahan assembly by-poll in Bihar. By poll for this constituency was necessitated by the demise of Vikashsheel Insaan Party (VIP) Musafir Paswan.
  8. CHHATTISGARH : Congress leader Yashoda Nilamber Verma on Saturday won the Khairagarh Assembly by-polls in Chhattisgarh by a margin of over 20,000 votes. Her nearest rival, BJP’s Komal Janghel, got 67,703 votes.
  9. DELHI : Violence broke out during a Hanuman Jayanti procession in northwest Delhi’s Jahangirpuri area on Saturday, leaving several police personnel injured. There was stone-pelting and some vehicles were also torched, police said.
  10. Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana has said that the situation is under control in Jahangirpuri area of Delhi after the two groups went into scuffle during procession. In a tweet, Mr. Asthana said that adequate additional force has been deployed in Jahangirpuri and other sensitive areas.
  11. GUJARAT : PM Modi unveiled a 108-feet statue of Lord Hanuman in Morbi, Gujarat via video conferencing on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti.
  12. PM Modi will be on a three-day visit to Gujarat from Monday. On Monday, Mr Modi will visit the Command and Control Centre for Schools in Gandhinagar.
  13. KERALA : Former RSS Sareerik Sikshak Pramukh Sreenivasan was hacked to death by a five-member gang at his shop at Melamuri.
  14. MAHARASHTRA , Congress has retained the Kolhapur North Assembly seat. In the Bye-Election, Maha Vikas Aghadi and Congress candidate Jayashree Jadhav has defeated BJP candidate Satyajit Kadam by 18,901 votes. She secured 96,226 votes while Kadam got 77,442 votes. The poll was necessitated due to the death of Congress MLA Chandrakant Jadhav after which his wife Jayashree contested the election.
  15. Maharashtra govt has issued instructions against removing loudspeakers from mosques. Maharashtra Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil said, “Loudspeakers are allowed within the permitted decibel limit and if anyone violates that then legal action will be taken. He added, “There is no question of removing loudspeakers from mosques or temples that have taken permission.”
  16. RAJASTHAN : Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi has said that every child has the right to education and protection and police can play an active role in this. He was speaking on the occasion of Rajasthan police foundation day in Jaipur on Saturday.
  17. TAMIL NADU : Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Fishing, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Dr L Murugan has said, the Centre would establish a seaweed park with special economic zone status in Tamil Nadu.
  18. The Chithirai festival was held yesterday at the Shiva Temple in Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu with full public attendance after a gap of 2 years.

The annual Chithrai festival is celebrated in a grand manner at the 400 year old Sreesankara Rameswarar Temple, also known as the Shiva Temple in the heart of the city.

  1. WEST BENGAL ; BY-POLL RESULTS: TMC wins Asansol Lok Sabha, Ballygunge Assembly seats; In Ballygunge Assembly constituency Trinamool candidate Babul Supriyo won by defeating his nearest CPIM Candidate by a margin of more than 19,000 votes. In the Asansol Lok Sabha seat, Trinamool Candidate Shatrughan Sinha is leading by a margin of nearly 2.3 lakh votes.


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  1. Automotive manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) has announced that it will sell its stake of over 34.75 lakh shares in Mahindra Sanyo Special Steel Pvt Ltd (MSSSPL) to Japan-based Sanyo Special Steel. M&M declared in a regulatory filing that post the ₹ 212 crore deal, its holding in MSSSPL will be nil. Turnover of MSSSPL was ₹ 834.43 crore as of FY21.
  2. ICICI Prudential Life Insurance recorded a Q1 net profit of ₹ 185 crore, driven by steady growth in new business. Its value for new business for FY2022 at ₹ 2,163 crore is up 33.4% from FY2021.


  1. Noted producer-actor Manju Singh, best known for shows such as Swaraj, Ek Kahani and Show Time, has died after suffering a stroke. She was 73.
  2. Actor Sanjay Dutt in an interview has stated that they are making every effort for ‘Munna Bhai 3’, adding that filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani also wants to make the film


  1. Vagsheer, the last of the six submarines of Project 75, is ready for launch on 20th of April. The Scorpene class submarine is a diesel-electric attack submarine built by Mumbai’s Mazgaon Dock ship builders with French collaboration.
  2. The first two submarines – INS Kalvari and INS Khanderi – were commissioned on September 21, 2017 and September 19, 2019. Despite enormous challenges faced during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020-21, INS Karanj and INS Vela were commissioned in one calendar year in 2021 in the month of February and November respectively.
  3. Impressed with the performance of the armed version of the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH), the Indian Air Force (IAF) is planning to buy more such copters for high-altitude operations in the Himalayas and the desert sector on the western front.
  4. The copter, which is called the ALH Mark-IV version and is known by its military name ‘Rudra’, was used in Eastern Ladakh during the stand-off with China.
  5. IAF won’t buy 48 Russian Mi-17V5 helicopters to boost ‘Make in India’ : To boost the ‘Make in India’ programme, the Indian Air Force has shelved its plan to buy 48 additional Mi-17V5 medium-lift helicopters from Russia. India signed a deal with Russia for the acquisition of 80 Mi-17V5 helicopters that were inducted into the force in phases. An additional 48 were planned to be inducted but it will not be done anymore.


  1. Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Kumar Jugnauth will be on a eight day visit to India from 17 Apr to 24th of April.
  2. The visiting dignitary will participate in the Ground-Breaking Ceremony of the WHO-Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in Jamnagar on 19th April and the Global Ayush Investment.
  3. PM Modi has condoled the demise of philanthropist Bilquis Edhi. She waz 75 (death due to prolonged illness).

In a tweet , PM Modi said that her life long dedication to humanitarian work touched the lives of people across the globe. He said, people in India too remember her fondly.

Bilquis Bano Edhi HI (14 Aug 1947 – 15 April 2022) was a professional nurse and one of the most active philanthropists in Pakistan along with serving as co-chair of Edhi Foundation.

She has been named The Mother of Pakistan. She used to head the Edhi Foundation, and with her husband received the 1986 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service. In 2015, she received the Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice.

  1. The White House on Friday announced that US President Joe Biden has nominated Indian-American diplomat Rachna Sachdeva Korhonen as his envoy to Mali.


  1. 30 people were killed in Afghanistan after Pakistani Airforce aircraft launched airstrikes on Khost and Kunar provinces on Friday night. Local officials in Afghanistan confirmed.
  2. At least 26 Pakistani planes targeted the villages of Mirpar, Mandeh, Shaidi and Kai in the Spura district of Khost province. A spokesperson for the Taliban police in Khost province, Mostaghfar Gerbz confirmed about the attack.
  3. Shanghai shows no signs of decline in cases, reported 26,330 confirmed Covid-19 infections, people in other parts of China stockpiling provisions amid specter of similar lockdowns.
  4. Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Saturday said Finance Minister Lawrence Wong will succeed him as the next leader of the city-state.
  5. Ukraine’s richest man Rinat Akhmetov has pledged to help rebuild Ukraine’s Mariupol after a siege by Russian forces caused widespread destruction in the city.


Indian Premier League 2022

(a) Mumbai Indians vs Lucknow Super Giants, 26th Match
Lucknow Super Giants won by 18 runs
LSG – 199/4 (20)
MI – 181/9 (20)
CRR: 9.05

Player of the Match
KL Rahul

(b) Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 27th Match
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 16 runs
RCB – 189/5 (20)
DC – 173/7 (20)
CRR: 8.65

Player of the Match
Dinesh Karthik

(c) Apr 17, Sunday
Punjab Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
28th Match
at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai

(d) Apr 17, Sunday
Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings
29th Match
at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune

  1. RCB wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik smashed 28 runs, including four fours and two sixes, in an over on the bowling of DC pacer Mustafizur Rahman. With this, he recorded the most runs scored in an over by an RCB batter in IPL 2022. He’s followed by Glenn Maxwell, who smashed 23 runs in an over bowled by DC spinner Kuldeep Yadav.
  2. After scoring an unbeaten 103 runs in his 100th IPL match, LSG captain KL Rahul said it’s a “special day” and a “special hundred”.

Formed : 26 Jan 1950
Gvnr : Jagdeep Dhankhar
CM : Mamata Banerjee (AITC)
Dist : 23

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The first passenger train in India ran between Bombay (Bori Bunder) and Thane on 16 April 1853. The 14-carriage train was hauled by three steam locomotives – Sahib, Sindh and Sultan; it carried 400 people and ran on a line of 34 kilometres (21 mi) built and operated by the Great Indian Peninsula Railway.

😀 Thought of the day

Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.


Work from Home

Boss : “I called you. Your wife picked the phone and told that you were cooking. Why did not you call me back?”😆

Employee : “I called you back sir. Your wife picked the phone and told that you were washing clothes”😳

😳 WHY❓❓❓

Why it is important of ringing bells in Temple?

In Hinduism there is special reason behind doing each and every small thing, every rituals is associated with it. There is nothing like that which is done only because it is happening since ancient times. There are also scientific reasons behind performing all traditions.

The temple bell is not just ordinary metal but a scientific bell. It is made of various metals including cadmium, copper, nickel, chromium and Manganese. In which ratio each metal is mixed, this is the most important thing and the real science behind a bell. Every bell is created to produce such a distinctive sound that it synchronizes your left and right brain. When the person rings the bell, then the high sound produced from it lasts for at least seven consecutive seconds, touching the seven chakras of the human body.

The advantage of this vibration is that all the bacteria, viruses and micro-organisms that are coming in its area are destroyed so that the surrounding environment becomes purified. Therefore, the atmosphere where the bell is rung, the environment always remains pure and sacred. It removes negative forces

LEARN Sanskrit🙏🏻

क्रुद्ध kruddh angry

प्रतिमा, मूर्ति, शिल्प : statue


Hing comes from the resin of giant fennel plants that grow wild in Afghanistan and Iran. The resin can be kept pure, but in the States, you mostly find it ground to a powder and mixed with wheat.

It is a resin like gum which is extracted from dried sap of the stem and roots of Ferula plant and then crushed in a traditional method, between heavy stones or by a hammer

💁🏻‍♂‍ GK TODAY

North Korea, officially the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia

Capital : Pyongyang
Supreme leader : Kim Jong-un
Currency : North Korean won
1 INR = 11.7885 KPW
1 KPW =0.0848278 ₹

Population : 2.58 crores (in 2020)


Chandra Shekhar (1 July 1927 – 8 July 2007) was an Indian politician who served as the eighth Prime Minister of India, between 10 November 1990 and 21 June 1991.


Give someone the cold shoulder

Ignore someone

Justice x Injustice


demolish ~ destroy


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

Menaka is considered one of the most beautiful of the heavenly Apsaras. Menaka was born during the churning of the ocean by the devas and asuras and was one of the most beautiful apsaras (celestial fairy) in the world with quick intelligence and innate talent but desired a family.

Vishwamitra, one of the most respected and revered sages in ancient India, frightened the gods and even tried to create another heaven – Indra, frightened by his powers, sent Menaka from heaven to earth to lure him and break his meditation. Menaka successfully incited Vishwamitra’s lust and passion when he saw her beauty. She succeeded in breaking the meditation of Vishwamitra. However, she fell in genuine love with him and a baby was born to them who later grew in Sage Kanva’s ashram and came to be called Shakuntala. Later Shakuntala falls in love with King Dushyanta and gives birth to a child called Bharata after whom India was first named.


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

Kadha is an Ayurvedic home remedy that can protect you, make you stronger from within and also help in fighting seasonal infections.

To make this effective home remedy, you need 2 cups of water, 1 inch of peeled ginger, 4-5 cloves, 5-6 black pepper, 5-6 fresh basil leaves, ½ tsp honey and 2 inch cinnamon stick. You can add mulethi (lecorice) if it is available

CH Nαʋҽҽɳ Kυɱαɾ…✒️