🌄 S̴h̴u̴b̴o̴u̴d̴h̴a̴y̴ 17 Aug (Tuesday)🙏🏻

  1. Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurated the world’s second-largest refurbished state-of-the-art National Gene Bank at the National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR), Pusa, New Delhi.
  2. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu visited Karnataka, Addressed scientists & students at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) at Bengaluru. . “Purpose of science is to make people’s lives happy, healthy and comfortable”, he reiterated.
  3. Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat & Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Singh Thakur yesterday (16 Aug) jointly launched the 2nd Season of the popular series ‘Rag Rag Mein Ganga’. The first episode will be broadcast from 21st of August on Doordarshan.
  4. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya to visit Assam on 17 Aug, north-eastern states, review COVID cases. In Kerala, the Minister announced a package of ₹267.35 crores.
  5. The Supreme Court on Monday sought to know if the Union Government wanted to file an additional affidavit clarifying if Pegasus spyware was used to snoop on politicians, journalists and activists even as it said it can’t compel the Centre to file such an affidavit.
  6. Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee chief Navjot Singh Sidhu has appointed Jalandhar Cantt MLA and his close confidant Pargat Singh as PPCC general secretary (Organisation)
  7. Two more bodies were recovered on 16 Aug (Monday) from the site of the landslide in Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur district, taking the death toll to 25.
  8. West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on 15 Aug (Sunday) congratulated all teachers, administration staff, & students of Calcutta University after it secured 2nd rankings in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).
  9. Former President of All India Mahila Congress Sushmita Dev has joined Trinamool Congress in West Bengal.
  10. Several educational institutions in UP starts physical classes amid weakening COVID-19 infection.
  11. Meghalaya Govt extends ongoing curfew in Shillong Agglomeration of East Khasi Hills district for another 24 hrs. The curfew will conclude at 5.00 a.m. on 18th of August and the internet suspension will continue for the next few days.
  12. AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has launched a scathing attack on the Govt of India over the hesitancy to hold deliberations with the Taliban.
  13. Uttarakhand’s Pawandeep Rajan wins ‘Indian Idol’ 12: Rajan, who hails from Champawat, was announced the winner of the show on Sunday night following a 12-hour musical extravaganza billed as ‘The Greatest Finale Ever’ on Sony TV. He Wants to Open a Music School with Rs 25 Lakh Prize Money.
  14. DHRUV MK-III indigenous Coast Guard program, 3 Advanced Light helicopters (ALHs) manufactured by HAL were inducted into the stables of the Indian Coast Guard by Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar on 16 Aug (Monday).


  1. The Afghanistan airspace has been closed for commercial flights, Air India’s nonstops enroute from the US to India are being diverted so that they do not enter the Afghan airspace.
  2. Flights will divert to Doha or UAE and after refuelling fly to Delhi. Due to airspace closure, Air India had to cancel its Delhi-Kabul-Delhi flight . Vistara says it has stopped overflying Afghan airspace on its Delhi-London flights.
  3. India has sent a C17 military aircraft to Kabul to evacuate Indian citizens after the Taliban seized control
  4. Indian Govt says, it will take all steps to ensure safety & security of its nationals and interests in Afghanistan.
  5. PM Modi has thanked President of Madagascar Andry Rajoelina for his greetings on the occasion of India’s Independence Day.
  6. An armed contingent of paramilitary force Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) is “actively” securing the diplomatic staff of the Indian embassy in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul and will be there “till required.
  7. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is on a four-day visit to the US from 16 Aug (Monday) to attend a number of UN Security Council events including a briefing on terrorism.


  1. Taliban have taken over the capital Kabul and claimed victory in Afghanistan. They claimed that the government has collapsed and President Ashraf Ghani has fled.
  2. The US and other countries are rushing to evacuate staff and allies from Taliban . The militants’ return to rule brings an end to almost 20 years of a US-led coalition’s presence in the country
  3. The Afghanistan airspace has been closed for commercial flights, including overflying, & US nonstops being rerouted.
  4. US President Joe Biden warned the Taliban not to disrupt or threaten the evacuation of thousands of American diplomats and Afghan translators at the Kabul airport..
  5. Chaos at Kabul airport as hundreds try to leave; viral videos show people falling to their death from US aircraft.
  6. China says, it hopes Taliban will stand by its commitment of establishing an “open and inclusive” Islamic government in Afghanistan. and will ensure a peaceful transition of power without violence and terrorism.
  7. United Nations Security Council will meet to discuss the situation in Afghanistan. This will be the second meeting on Afghanistan under India’s presidency at the council.
  8. Abdul Ghani Baradar, one of the founders of the Taliban movement, has emerged as the forerunner, among the list of leaders likely to take charge as next Afghanistan President
  9. Malaysia’s PM Muhyiddin Yassin resigns as political crisis escalates.
  10. The govt of Bangladesh, Chinese vaccine maker Sinopharm and Incepta Pharmaceuticals Ltd signed an MoU in Dhaka on 16 Aug for the co-production of the Sinopharm COVID 19 vaccine in the country.
  11. At least 304 people died & hundreds were injured after a major earthquake struck southwestern Haiti on 14 Aug.
  12. Nepal calls for evacuation of at least 1,500 Nepalis in Afghanistan.

🚣🚴🏇🏁🏊 SPORTS:

India vs England
2nd Test Day 5 : India beat England by 151 runs to take 1-0 series lead.

Chasing 272, England were bowled out for 120 in 51.5 overs with skipper Joe Root top-scoring with 33.

  1. In Archery, Komalika Bari became the new under-21 recurve world champion at the Youth World Championships in Wroclaw, Poland on 15 Aug.
  2. ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 schedule to be announced on August 17. The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021is scheduled to take place in UAE and Oman, with BCCI as the host from October 17 to November 14.
  3. PM Modi hosted Indian athletes, who participated and won at the Tokyo Olympics, at his residence in New Delhi on 16 Aug {Monday}.


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Jalandhar is named after Jalandhara, a demon king who lived in water as his name suggests Jal (water) and Andhar (in). … During British occupation it was called Jullundur.

The district is named after Jalandhar, a demon king, who finds a mention in the Puranas and Mahabharta. According to another legend, Jalandhar was the capital of the kingdom of lav, son of Rama. According to yet another version Jalandhar is said to have derived its name from the vernacular term Jalandhar means area inside the water, i.e. tract laying between the two rivers Satluj and Beas, still another name of Jalandhar had been Trigartta, as it was waters by three rivers, Satluj, Beas and Ravi.

😀Thought of the day

Unexpected results & problems are part of life. Never loose hope in any codition, becoz darkness of night always ends with light of the day.

Joke of the day

Interviewer : What is skeleton?

Pappu : Skeleton is a person who started dieting but forgot to stop it..!!!😜🤪


Why we get dreams in deep sleep…? 😴

After deep sleep, your brain starts to perk up, and its electrical activity starts to resemble the brain when it is awake. This is the period of the night when most dreams happen. Your muscles are temporarily paralysed, and your eyes dart back and forth, giving this stage its name, rapid eye movement (REM) sleep.

Sleep can be divided into two broad stages, non-rapid eye movement (NREM), and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. The vast majority of our sleep (around 75 to 80 per cent) is NREM, characterised by electrical patterns in the brain known as ‘sleep spindles’ and high, slow delta waves. This is the time we sleep the deepest.

REM sleep is the period during the night when we have our most vivid dreams, but people dream during both NREM and REM sleep. During NREM sleep, dreams tend to be more concept-based, whereas during REM sleep dreams are more vivid and emotional. Mostly one cannot those dreams which we have during REM..

LEARN Sanskrit🙏🏻

1 I go अहं गच्छामिAhum Gachhami

2 We go वयं गच्छामः
Vayum Gachhami

3 He goes सः गच्छति
Saha: Gachhati

6 She goes सा गच्छति

Saa Gachati

How Spring (Chasma) water comes

The water for springs comes from underground sources called aquifers . Aquifers are most commonly inside permeable rock, or underground layers of materials like sand, clay, and gravel. These substances function as a sponge, soaking up water that seeps down into them. Less common are aquifers made of free bodies of water, but these do happen in areas where eroded limestone forms karsts.

A spring is simply a place where the water from an aquifer flows out of the ground naturally. In this respect, it is useful to think of a spring as a naturally occurring well. In a well, one must dig into the ground to reach the aquifer and tap the water supply. In springs, those conditions are already present and on the surface.

Some springs only flow during particular times of year. For example, an aquifer that is highly reliant on seasonal rainfall or snow-melt to feed it may not be able to sustain a spring all year around. There would still be water in the aquifer, but not enough to sustain the outflow of the spring.

Because aquifers are often made of stone, water passing through them will pick up minerals from local deposits. That is how mineral water is created. Because not all aquifers and mineral deposits are the same, the water from a particular mineral spring may have its own unique taste. Some aquifers are located near sources of geothermal activity, which heats the water. If that hot water feeds a spring, the result is a hot spring.

💁🏻‍♂️ GK TODAY

17th August 1947: The Radcliffe Line, the border between the Union of India and the Dominion of Pakistan is revealed. On 17th August 1947 the Radcliffe Line was declared as the boundary between India and Pakistan, following the Partition of India. The Radcliffe Line was the boundary demarcation line between the Indian and Pakistani portions of the Punjab and Bengal provinces of British India.

Cyril John Radcliffe, 1st Viscount Radcliffe, GBE, PC, QC, FBA (30 March 1899 – 1 April 1977) was a British lawyer.

(Source of Vedika Gyan is from internet, so if it differentiate from actual facts…Plz info) ==========================
Ganesha’s Mushika Vahana

According to Ganesha Purana, there was a celestial musician-god named Krauncha. He accidentally stepped on the foot of Muni Vamadeva who cursed him to become a mouse. … The giant mouse damaged everything that came in its path.

Once, when Lord Ganesha was invited to Maharishi Parashar’s ashrama. Krauncha ended up stepping on the ashram and destroyed it. Lord Ganesha decided to meet the giant mouse and teach him a lesson. He unleashed one of his weapons called ‘pasha’ which ended up looping around Krauncha’s neck and brought him to Ganesha’s feet. Kroncha asked for forgiveness and asked Ganesha to accept him as his vehicle.


( Note : These home tips followed in villages/ancient traditions, it is up to you to use it or not🙏🏻)
Benefits of eating soaked kala chana in morning

Daily consumption of around 3/4 cup of chickpeas helps to decrease LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol triglycerides. 2 The carbohydrates in kala chana are digested slowly, which reduces the blood sugar levels. This contributes to insulin resistance, thereby reducing the risk of getting type-2 diabetes.

Soaked black chana is rich in fibre which helps in improving the digestive system. It flushes out all the harmful toxins from your body and keeps your digestive tract healthy.

As a rich source of iron, kala chana can prevent anaemia and boost your energy levels. This is particularly beneficial for pregnant and lactating women as well as growing children. Iron plays an important role in the formation of haemoglobin which helps transport oxygen from the lungs to all body cells.
Samaptam (The End)🙏🏻

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