17 Dec (Sunday)
Vedic Ritu
/ Hemant Ritu
Drik Ritu: Hemant Ritu
पक्ष :: Shuklapaksh
Vikram Samvat – 2080
Shaka Samvat – 1945
Month: Agrahayana 05(Amanta)
Agrahayana 20, (Purnimanta)
Nakshatr: Dhanishta/Shatabhisha
Tithi: Panchami (up to 5:33 pm) Shashthi
Rahu 04:20 PM – 05:40 PM
Yamaganda : 12:22 PM – 01:42 PM

Weekend Updates https://youtu.be/iYs_pm71PZw?si=OnrIfUNLkCs4PFDz

  1. India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast isolated heavy rainfall over south Tamil Nadu and Kerala till Monday.
  2. The President Smt. Droupadi Murmu on Saturday received the Sultan of Oman, Haitham bin Tarik at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
  3. PM Modi will be on a two-day visit to his parliamentary constituency Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh from Sunday.
  4. PM Modi will be on a two-day visit to his parliamentary constituency Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh from Sunday.
  5. More than 2.5 Crore citizens across 68 thousand Gram Panchayats in the country have participated in the ongoing Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra since its inception on the 15th of last month.
  6. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said that a high-level Inquiry Committee has been constituted for an in-depth investigation of the incident that took place inside the House on 13th December.
  7. Finance Minister inaugurates Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra at Mangalapuram panchayath in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
  8. COVID-19 Sub-variant JN 1 detected in Kerala.
  9. Attorney General for India, Shri R. Venkataramani ji presented the first copy of his book titled “Roses Without Thorns” to Hon’ble Vice-President of India. Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar.
  10. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala backed Akasa Air on Friday announced that the airline has commenced operations from Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, operating daily through flights between Bengaluru and Port Blair via Chennai, with no change of aircraft required.
  11. The Congress on Saturday replaced senior party leader Kamal Nath as the President of Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee by appointing Jitu Patwari to the post, with immediate effect.
  12. The government has announced a one-day state mourning on Sunday, following the demise of Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

Chief Justice of India: Shri Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud
Minister Of Law & Justice: Arjun Ram Meghwal
International Court of Justice Prz.: Joan Donoghue

  1. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday arrested two accused and seized an Indian Army uniform, along with arms and ammunition, among other incriminating materials, during raids at 23 places across four states in a People’s Liberation Front of India (PLFI) extortion and levy collection case.
  2. Security forces on Friday found some suspected explosive material during a cordon and search operation in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district.
  3. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted investigations at the blast site at Jorhat in Assam.
  4. Security forces on Saturday recovered 21 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) planted by Naxalites along an under-construction road in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district.
  5. MP- MLA Special Court on Saturday issued a fresh summon to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to appear before it on January 6 in a case of making objectionable remarks against the then BJP national president and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

Minister: Nirmala Sitharaman.
Commerce & Industry: Piyush Goyal
RBI Gvrnr: Shaktikanta Das
President of the World Bank: Ajay Banga
IMF MD: Kristalina Georgieva

$ USD ₹ 83.02
💷 GBP ₹ 105.27
€ Euro: ₹ 90.59

GDP rate (2023): 6.5% ($3.75 trillion)
India is the fifth largest economy in the world.
Inflation rate: 4.7%
Population: 141.81 cr
(17.7% of the total world population).
Unemployment: 7.8%

BSE Sensex: 71,483.75 +969.55 (1.37%) 🌲
NIFTY: 21,456.65 +273.95 (1.29%)🌲

Rates in Financial Capital Mumbai
GOLD: ₹ 62,130/10gm (24 krt)
SILVER: ₹ 75,800/KG


PETROL: ₹ 97/Ltr
DIESEL: ₹ 90/Ltr
CNG: ₹ 76/Ltr
LPG: ₹ 903/14.2 Kg


PETROL: ₹ 106/Ltr
DIESEL: 95/Ltr
Auto Gas: ₹ 60/Ltr
CNG: 76/Kg
LPG: ₹ 903/14.2 Kg

  1. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has recently taken strict action against five cooperative banks, issuing monetary penalties for deficiencies in regulatory compliance. These cooperative banks include Indapur Urban Co-operative Bank Ltd, Janakalyan Sahakari Bank Ltd, The Patan Urban Co-operative Bank Ltd, Pune Merchants Co-operative Bank Ltd, and Pune Municipal Corporation Servant’s Co-operative Urban Bank Ltd.
  2. Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), a Navratna Defence Public Sector Undertaking, has recently clinched a significant order worth Rs.4,522 crore from the Indian Army.
  3. Dr. Srinivas Naik Dharavath, Chairman of Real Vision Homes Pvt Ltd, receives the Visionary Leader Icon Award 2023 from AASRAA at the 5th National Summit in New Delhi’s Constitution Club of India.
  4. IDFC FIRST Bank, LIC Cards, and Mastercard have joined forces to unveil an exclusive co-branded credit card tailored to address the ever-evolving financial requirements of the nation. The collaboration aims to cater to the diverse needs of over 27 crore policyholders across India.
  5. The India-Korea Electronic Origin Data Exchange System (EODES) was launched for swift clearance of goods under the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement.
  6. Punjab National Bank (PNB) became the third public sector bank to achieve the ₹1 lakh crore milestone on Friday.

Information and Broadcasting Minister: Shri Anurag Singh Thakur
Chairman of The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII): R Madhavan
Chairman of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC): Prasoon Joshi

  1. SALAAR: PART 1 – Ceasefire
    Release date: 22 December 2023
    • Starring
      • Prabhas
      • Prithviraj Sukumaran
      • Shruti Hassan
      • Jagapathi Babu
    • Director: Prashanth Neel
    • Budget: 400 crores INR
    • Cinematography: Bhuvan Gowda
    • Edited by: Ujwal Kulkarni
    • Music by: Ravi Basrur
  2. Pallavi Prashanth Wins Bigg Boss Telugu 7 Season: The Bigg Boss Telugu 7 season has come to an end with the grand finale set to be out in a couple of hours.

Supreme Commander of Armed Forces: The President
Minister: Rajnath Singh
Def Minister of State: Ajay Bhatt
Union Home: Amit Shah
National Security Advisor: Ajit Doval
Chief of Defence Staff:

  1. The third Visakhapatnam-class guided-missile destroyer, named Imphal, is scheduled for commissioning into the Indian Navy in Mumbai on December 26thConstructed by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL), Imphal, designated as Yard 12706.
  2. Indian Naval Warship Intercepts and Rescues Hijacked Malta-flagged Vessel with 18 crew Members In Arabian Sea.
  3. The Defence Ministry has announced the successful flight trial of an indigenous high-speed flying-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in Chitradurga, Karnataka.
  4. Russia plans to conduct seven launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) in 2024, the commander of the Russian Strategic Missile Forces (SMF) Lieutenant General Sergei Karakayev said.
  5. The competent authorities of the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) with the support of the Executive Committee of the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS) of the SCO, conducted a joint anti-terrorism exercise on Friday.
  6. Indian Navy and the Philippines Navy have carried out a maritime partnership exercise in the South China Sea.“INS Kadmatt on a long-range operation deployment to the ‘West Philippine Sea’ undertook the exercise with BRP Ramon Alcaraz of Philippine Navy on December 13.
  7. Indian Navy Rushes Warship to Rescue Maltese Vessel Hijacked in Arabian Sea.

External affairs Minister: Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

  1. Discussions between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Oman Sultan Haitham bin Tarik were “comprehensive and constructive,” Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra said.
  2. In a significant development in the India-Oman economic partnership, the third tranche of the Oman-India Joint Investment Fund has been announced, marking a major milestone in trade and capital cooperation between the two nations.
  3. The Quad members–India, Australia, Japan and the United States–discussed the importance of enhanced cooperation in the field of cybersecurity while reaffirming an Indo-Pacific that is resilient and equipped against cyberattacks.
  4. Indian American Members of Congress have “welcomed” the Indian government’s announcement of a committee of enquiry to probe the alleged foiled assassination plot against India-designated terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun.
  5. The Embassy of India in Saudi Arabia commemorated Veer Yodha Samman Diwas, honoring Armed Forces Veterans in a special event.

UNO Gen. Secy: António Guterres.

  1. China has successfully launched a reusable robotic spacecraft for the third time since 2020, in a series of secretive orbital test flights.
  2. In a groundbreaking development, China has achieved a significant milestone in the field of physics with the operationalization of the world’s deepest and largest underground laboratory. reaches an impressive depth of 2,400 meters.
  3. The annual Miss India USA 2023 pageant held in New Jersey showcased the triumph of Rijul Maini, a 24-year-old medical student from Michigan. The pageant, now in its 41st year, witnessed contestants from over 25 states participating in three categories: Miss India USA, Mrs India USA, and Miss Teen India USA.
  4. Hundreds of protestors amassed in Tel Aviv, following the news that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) had mistakenly killed three men who were being held hostage in Gaza.
  5. In Ukraine, the air defence and mobile groups of drone hunters shot down 30 out of 31 Russian drones over 11 regions across the country.
  6. The Israeli army dropped leaflets, warning the residents not to help Hezbollah in parts of south Lebanon.
  7. United Nations Security Council has extended the mission of the Sanctions Monitoring Team against the Taliban administration for another year.
  8. The Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, died on Saturday. He was 86 and had been in power for the past three years.

Minister: Shri Anurag Singh Thakur
BCCI president: Roger Binny
Hockey India President: Dilip Tirkey
16th President of the Indian Olympic Association: P. T. Usha

    • 17 Dec, Sunday South Africa vs India 1st ODI at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg Match starts at 17 Dec, 08:00 GMT
  2. India Women vs England Women, Only Test
    • INDW – 428 & 186/6 d
    • ENGW – 136 & 131 (27.3)
      • India Women won by 347 runs
    • Player of the Match: Deepti Sharma
  3. Pro Kabaddi League
    02 Dec, 2023– 31 Jan, 2024
    • Badminton Hall in Balewadi sports complex, Pune
    • (a) Puneri Paltan – 49 vs
      • Bengal Warriors – 19
    • (b) Telugu Titans -40
      • Dabang Delhi – 51


PUNJAB = Chandigarh
(Joint Capital with Haryana)
In 1947 Punjab (British India) was divided into West Punjab (Now in Pakistan) and East Punjab (In India)
Districts: 22
Governor: Banwarilal Purohit
CM: Bhagwant Mann

Language: Punjabi
Dance: Bhangra, Giddha
Mammal : Blackbuck
Bird : Baaz

In Bharat there are 28 states and 8 Union territories.
Population of Bharat:142 cr (2023)
President of Bharat: Smt Droupadi Murmu
Vice President: Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar
Prime Minister: Shri Narendra Modi
Speaker Lok Sabha: Shri Om Birla (BJP)
Rajya Sabha Seats: 245 (233 Elected + 12 Nominated)
Loksabha: 550 members (530 States + 20 Union Territories)
Chief Election Commissioner: Shri Rajiv Kumar


India commemorated its victory over Pakistan in the war of 1971. India fought against Pakistan helping Bangladesh obtain its freedom and won the war. On the very same day, Bangladesh celebrates its independence.

In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can. 

A Devotee: Calling God repeatedly and complaining……

Hey, God…
Feeling very cold…
How hot is it…
It is not raining…
It’s too hot…
The rain is terrible…
Client is not working….

God easily said: Ok, if you are not getting settled in the world, then I will call you here…..

Devotee: No no Lord everything is fine and his phone is disconnected.🤣🤪

Why will we see image of any bright thing even after closing our eyes? 

Closed-eye hallucinations are related to a scientific process called phosphenes. These occur as a result of the constant activity between neurons in the brain and your vision. Even when your eyes are closed, you can experience phosphenes. At rest, your retina still continues to produce these electrical charges.

Closed eye visualisation or photopsias or phosphenes is an entoptic phenomenon in which bursts of bright colours appear all across field of vision when eyes are closed or when one is in a dark room. Phosphenes come in 15 categories such as triangles, stars, spirals, spots, amorphous blobs, etc.

What’s your name? तव नाम किम् (tava nāma kim?)

My name is अहम् … (aham …)

मम नाम … (mama nāma …)

How the Radium is made? 

Radium is present in all uranium ores and could be extracted as a by-product of uranium refining. Uranium ores from DR Congo and Canada are richest in radium. Today radium is extracted from spent fuel rods from nuclear reactors. In 1954, the total worldwide supply of purified radium amounted to about 5 pounds (2.3 kg) and it is still in this range today, while the annual production of pure radium compounds is only about 100 g in total today. Radium’s main practical use has been in medicine, u tr radon gas from radium chloride to be used in radiotherapy for cancer. 

Pure radium was isolated in 1902 by electrolysis by Marie Curie and Andre Debierne, a French chemist, according to New World Encyclopedia. Radium E, known to be bismuth-210, was the first synthetic radioactive element that was created synthetically by scientists at the University of California.

Radium is classified as an “Alkaline Earth Metals” which are located in Group 2 elements of the Periodic Table. Pure radium is silvery-white, but it readily reacts with nitrogen (rather than oxygen) on exposure to air.

National Reptile (INDIA): King Cobra

National Heritage Animal: Indian Elephant

National Vegetable: Pumpkin

National Aquatic Animal: Ganges River Dolphin

National River: Ganga

National Calendar: Saka calendar

Sundari Mohan Das was the founder principal of the Calcutta National Medical College.
He was born in Sylhet on 17 December 1857.

He was a Indian independence activist, doctor and social worker.

Like two peas in a pod They’re always together

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Formerly: Previously

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

अन्यायोपार्जितं वित्तं दस वर्षाणि तिष्ठति।
प्राप्ते चैकादशेवर्षे समूलं तद् विनश्यति।।

अर्थ– गलत तरीके से और अन्याय करके कमाया हुआ धन 10 वर्षों तक ही संचित किया हुआ रह सकता है। लेकिन वह धन अपने मूलधन सहित पूरा ग्यारहवें वर्ष नष्ट हो जाता है।

Meaning- Money earned through wrong way and injustice can be accumulated only for 10 years. But that money along with its principal gets destroyed in the eleventh year.

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

Drink a glass of water first thing in the morning.

it’s best to start your day by re-hydrating with a full glass of water. Hydrating first thing in the morning helps to aid digestion, enhance skin health and boost energy.

CH Nαʋҽҽɳ Kυɱαɾ…