17 Aug (Wednesday)
Vedic Ritu: Varsha
Drik Ritu: Varsha
पक्ष :: Krishnapaksh
Month: Bhadrapada 5 (Purnimata)/ Sravana 20(Amanta)
Vikram Samvat – 2079
Shaka Samvat – 1944
Nakshatra: Ashwini (up to 9:57 pm) Bharani
Tithi : Shashthi (up to 8:25 pm) Saptami
RahuKaal: 12:30 PM – 02:06 PM

GKTODAY: WHAT IS GDP : https://youtu.be/LJnSocL–t0


  1. India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage crosses 208 crore 58 lakh mark.
  2. Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan urges citizens to participate in Citizen Survey for National Curriculum Framework in achieving ‘Viksit Bharat’
  3. Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya asks States, UTs for timely utilisation of central funds to boost health services.
  4. President Droupadi Murmu led the nation in paying homage to Bharat Ratna and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee (25 Dec 1924 to 16 Aug 2018) on his fourth death anniversary.
  5. Indian Bureau of Mines to Create Individual Portal for Mines Ministry Under PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan.
  6. Union Minister of State for Panchayati Raj Kapil Moreshwar Patil inaugurated the three-day National workshop on Preparedness of Roadmap for Revamped National Panchayat Awards in New Delhi.
  7. Indian Railway Protection Force (RPF), have launched a pan-India operation known as Operation Yatri Suraksha. Under this initiative, several steps are taken to provide round-the-clock security to passengers.
  8. ASSAM , Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi summons a special session of the Assam Legislative Assembly today. One-day session summon in connection with Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav to celebrate the 75th year of Independence.
  9. BIHAR : Portfolios allocated in Bihar Cabinet; Nitish Kumar keeps Home, General Administration; Tejaswi Prasad gets Health & Road Construction.
  10. GUJARAT govt released 11 convicts in the Bilkis Bano case of the 2002 Gujarat riots, relying on a 1992 policy following the direction of the Supreme Court, while the State government’s revised policy of 2014 would have made them ineligible for remission. The 2014 policy bars out-of-turn release of prisoners convicted for rape and murder.
  11. HIMACHAL : Flights on 16 Aug started from New Delhi and Chandigarh to Bhuntar airport in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu. In the first flight, 32 passengers landed at Bhuntar Airport in an ATR-42 aircraft.
  12. J&K : Death toll following road accident in Pahalgam mounted to seven. Lieutenant Governor Manoj sinha visited Army Hospital in Srinagar and met the injured ITBP Personnel.
  13. MAHARASHTRA : The monsoon session of Maharashtra Legislature will begin today in Mumbai.
  14. MADHYA PRADESH : Alert issued in Jabalpur, Bhopal and Narmadapuram divisions as heavyrains forecast over next 24 hrs. District administration declares holiday in schools.
  15. NEW APPOINTMENT : IAS Piyush Goyal named NATGRID (National Intelligence Grid). CEO by the Union government


  1. J&K : One person shot dead, brother injured in terrorist attack in south Kashmir’s Shopian district. Security forces cordoned off the area and launched massive manhunt to nab assailants.
    • Pintu Kumar, a Kashmiri Pandit who was shot at by militants, being treated at a hospital, in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. Militants fired upon civilians in an apple orchard in Chotipora area of Shopian district. While Sunil Kumar died, his brother was injured in the incident.
  2. WEST BENGAL : Two teams of Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Income Tax (I-T) are conducted simultaneous raid and search operations at the residence and offices of Kaustav Roy, a Kolkata-based businessman and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a popular Bengali news channel, who is known for his close association with CM Mamata Banerjee.


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Wholesale price-based inflation eased to 13.93% in July as compared to 15.18% in preceding month. According to the Commerce & Industry Ministry.


LIGER , which is releasing on August 25, it’s the first Hindi movie for Tollywood actor Vijay Deverakonda.

Other upcoming movies of Bollywood Brahmastra, Vikram Vedha, Ram Setu, and Pathaan.


  1. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh handed over indigenously- developed equipment and systems to the Indian Army in New Delhi.
    • Future Infantry Soldier, new generation anti-personnel mine, upgraded sights system for tanks, high mobility Infantry Protected Vehicles and Assault Boats are among the state-of-the-art equipments.
  2. Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, a bus carrying ITBP personnel of 4th and 5th Bn, returning from deployment at Poshpathri camp on Shri Amarnathji route, met with an accident at Zig Mour in Pahalgam area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
    • The bus carrying a total of 41 persons, 39 ITBP Jawans and 2 personnel from J & K Police was on its way to Jammu.
    • As per reports, the bus skidded off the road and plunged 250 feet into a gorge.
    • The death toll has risen to seven (07) as of now. However, it could increase as some of the injured jawans undergoing treatment are reported to be in critical condition.
  3. To celebrate 75 years of India’s Independence, Officers Training Academy, Chennai undertook a cycling expedition, SWATANTRATA RIDE, from Chennai to Puducherry and back, over a distance of 375 kilometers from 14 to 16 of August.


  1. PM Modi speaks to French President Emmanuel Macron and conveys India’s solidarity with France in dealing with devastating wildfires.
  2. India contributes 4 lakh US dollars to four Voluntary Trust Funds as part of its commitment to global promotion and protection of human rights and support for UN Human Rights.
  3. Meenakshi Lekhi Minister of State for External Affairs to embark on three nation tour to Norway, Iceland and Malta from 16 Aug; to interact with members of Indian diaspora and participate in cultural events as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations.


  1. The UK has become the first country to authorise a Covid-19 vaccine tailored to the Omicron variant.
  2. Kenya’s veteran politician and presidential candidate Raila Odinga on Tuesday vowed to pursue all constitutional and legal options after rejecting the outcome of last week’s election that handed the presidency to his rival William Ruto.
  3. Nepal, the Election Commission(EC) has said that it has intensified the preparation for the upcoming elections of the Provincial and Federal Parliaments. The Elections will be held on the 20th of November.


  1. Asia’s oldest football⚽️tournament- Durand Cup kicks off its 131st edition in Kolkata and Imphal will witness its inaugural Durand Cup match.
  2. Defence Minister Rajnath singh and Army Chief General Manoj Pande will be visiting Manipur to witness inaugural match to be held at Khuman Lampak Stadium situated in Imphal.
  3. FIFA suspends All India Football Federation (AIFF) due to undue influence from third parties. India to not host U-17 Women’s World Cup scheduled to take place from 11th October.
  4. KHELO INDIA : Opening ceremony of Women’s Hockey League (U-16) , event to begin at 4.45 PM at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, New-Delhi.

Opening day of first Khelo India Women’s Hockey League (U-16) at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, New Delhi, Haryana Hockey Academy defeated Sports Authority of Gujarat by 14-0. In another match, SAI B team outclassed Anantapur Hockey Academy 18-0.

  1. Indian women’s🏏team will play as many as 65 international games in inaugural Future Tours & Programs set by ICC during 3-year-cycle between May, 2022 to April, 2025.

ICC announced the structured calendar that includes total of 301 matches (7 Tests, 135 ODIs & 159 T20Is).

  1. India has been invited alongside Australia, Germany and England for Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Hockey Tournament scheduled to be held from 16 November in Malaysia.

New Delhi, capital, Republic of India
26 January 1950

National Capital Territory : 1 Feb 1992
Districts : 11
Governor: Vinai Kumar Saxena
CM : Arvind Kejriwal (AAP)
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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🙏🏻

I go अहं गच्छामि 
Ahum Gachhami
We go वयं गच्छामः
Vayum Gachhami

He goes सः गच्छति
Saha: Gachhati

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.


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. 

Indonesian Independence Day is celebrated on 17 August every year


Bimal Jalan (born 17 August 1941) is a former Governor of Reserve Bank of India and was a nominated member of the Upper House of India’s Parliament, the Rajya Sabha during 2003–2009.


Ever and anon– Now and then, occasionally

Noxious :. Baneful, injurious


Noxious x Healing,


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.