17 Feb (Thursday)
Shishir Ritu Krishna पक्ष::
Month: Phalguna 01, (Purnimata)/ Magha 16 (Amanta) According to Purnimanta calendar (Ujjain)
Vikram Samvat – 2078
Titi: Pratipada (up to 10:40 pm) Dwitiya
Rahu Kaal : 02:05 PM – 03:30 PM
International Boundaries of India : https://youtu.be/Gvrp22sHrH8

  1. Union Health Ministry has asked all States and Union Territories to review and amend additional COVID19 restrictions after considering the trend of new cases. Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan has written a letter to the Chief Secretary and Chief Administrators of all States and UTs in this regard.
  1. Govt has said that record foodgrains production of over 316 million tonnes is estimated for 2021-22 in the country. This is higher by 5.32 million tonnes than the production of foodgrain during 2020-21. The Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Ministry released the Second Advance Estimates of production of major crops for 2021-22.
  2. Jal Jeevan Mission Achieves Milestone Of Providing Tap Water To 9 Crore Rural Homes. Jal Jeevan Mission On Track To Fulfill The Government’s Resolve To Provide Tap Water Supply To Every Rural Household By 2024. Over 5.77 Crore Homes Have Been Provided Tap Water In Last 30 Months.
  3. ANDHRA PRADESH state govt has appointed Kasireddy Rajendranath Reddy, the current Chief of Intelligence, as the state’s new Director General of Police. Rajendranath, a 1992 batch IPS officer, will remain the intelligence chief while taking over full responsibility as DGP.
  4. Union minister Nitin Gadkari will launch 51 projects worth ₹ 21,000 crore on 18 Feb. A highlight of the day will be Gadkari, along with Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, inaugurating the Benz Flyover-2 at a programme being organised at the Indira Gandhi Municipal Corporation Stadium in Vijayawada.
  5. ASSAM : Tata Trusts Chairman Ratan Tata was on Wednesday honoured with Assam’s highest civilian award, ‘Assam Baibhav* ‘, by Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. “The visionary industrialist and philanthropist has made exceptional contribution towards furthering cancer care in Assam,”
  6. DELHI Police Licensing unit will replace the existing arms license booklet with a ‘Smart Card Arms License’. “Our Delhi Police has become the first police organization in the country to introduce smart card arms licenses. The smart card is easy to carry and has inherent security features,” said the Joint Commissioner of Police (licensing unit) Dr O P Mishra.
  7. Delhi Police aims to increase the strength of women in the force to one-fourth of its total strength by 2025, its chief Rakesh Asthana said on Wednesday.
  8. KARNATAKA : Veteran poet Nadoja Chennaveera Kanavi, who had recovered from Covid-19 infection, passed away at a private hospital at Sattur near Dharwad on Wednesday following multi-organ failure. He was 93 yrs.

Nadoja Chennaveera Kanavi was an Indian writer. He was considered one of the major poets and writers in the Kannada language and received the Sahitya Akademi Award for his work Jeeva Dhwani in 1981. He was popularly known as “Samanvayada Kavi” and “Soujanyada Kavi”.

  1. TAMIL NADU : Madras high court on Wednesday directed the Tamil Nadu government to remove at once, all the posters put up by political parties in furtherance of the local body elections, scheduled for February 19, throughout Chennai


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Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday cancelled Mantha Urban Cooperative Bank’s licence citing inadequate capital and earning prospects and asked it to cease banking operations from February 16. RBI has requested Maharashtra’s Cooperation Commissioner to issue an order for winding up the bank.


  1. Legendary Bollywood music composer and singer Bappi Lahiri passes away in Mumbai. He was 69.
  2. The last rites of singer-composer Bappi Lahiri, will be held tomorrow. In a statement, his family said, “The cremation will take place on the arrival of [son] Bappa from LA tomorrow mid-morning. We are seeking love and blessings for his soul.” Bappi Lahiri passed away at a hospital in Mumbai
  3. A Delhi court has granted bail to Pinky Irani, who is said to be an associate of conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar and had reportedly introduced him to Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez. ED had arrested Irani on December 9 in a ₹ 200-crore money laundering case. The court said that no purpose will be served by keeping her in further custody


  1. Former Navy vice chief G Ashok Kumar has been appointed as the first National Maritime Security Coordinator (NMSC) in the National Security Council Secretariat.
  2. G Ashok Kumar is an alumnus of Sainik School, Amravathi Nagar and National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla, Pune. He was commissioned into the executive branch of the Indian Navy on July 1, 1982.
  3. The Supreme Court on Wednesday commented that the Centre’s hyperbole on the One Rank, One Pension policy presented a much ‘rosier picture’ than what the pensioners of Armed forces receive. “Their (petitioners) contention is that there is a discrepancy between what was said in Parliament and the policy which ultimately came,” the bench said, asking if this violates Article 14.
  4. China Begins Delivering ‘Rafale Challenger’ J-10C Fighter Jets To Pakistan?
  5. The first squadron of 25 J-10Cs, the latest variant of China’s J-10, is likely to arrive soon, as previous reports said that these jets will perform a flypast at the Pakistan Day parade on March 23, 2022. The single-engine medium-weight fighters are being acquired to modernize the Pakistan Air force (PAF).
  6. The air forces of Bangladesh and the US will conduct a joint air exercise between Feb 20-25. The six day long Pacific Air Forces-sponsored, bilateral tactical airlift exercise ‘Cope South 22’ will be conducted at BAF Kurmitola Cantonment, Dhaka.


  1. India is in talks with aviation authorities and several airlines to increase the number of India-Ukraine flights and help Indians residing in Ukraine to fly out amid prevailing Russia-Ukraine tensions.
  2. The Embassy of India in Ukraine has set up a 24-hour helpline, which can be accessed at 380 997300428 and 380 997300483. Email ID is
    and website is
  3. India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have completed negotiations for a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between the two countries, the Indian External Affairs Ministry said on Wednesday. It added that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al Nahyan will hold a Virtual Summit on February 18 to discuss bilateral cooperation
  4. Indian Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar visited Maldives on February 13-14 to launch initiatives to build capacity of the neighbouring country’s defence forces and military establishment.
  5. The visit’s primary objective was to hold discussions with the MNDF as part of the 3rd Defence Cooperation Dialogue(DCD). The first DCD was held in July 2016 and the 3nd DCD was held in January 2019. The DCD is a policy-level framework to strengthen bilateral defence ties that are longstanding and mutually beneficial.
  6. India on Tuesday hit out at Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for its “misleading” comments in the wake of the dress code row, and said issues are resolved in the country in accordance with its constitutional framework as well as democratic ethos.

External affairs ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi said that “The communal mindset of the OIC Secretariat does not allow for a proper appreciation of these realities. OIC continues to be hijacked by vested interests to further their nefarious propaganda against India,”


The Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation is the world’s second largest multilateral body after the UN. It counts 57 members, all of which are Islamic countries or Muslim majority members. The Organisation of the Islamic Conference was established by the First Islamic Summit Conference held in Morocco in September 1969.

The OIC’s stated objective is “to safeguard and protect the interests of the Muslim world in the spirit of promoting international peace and harmony among various people of the world”. The Central African Republic, Russia, Thailand, Bosnia & Herzegovina, and the unrecognised Turkish Cypriot “state”, have Observer status.


  1. Russia on Wednesday said military drills in Moscow-annexed Crimea had ended and that soldiers were returning to their garrisons, a day after it announced a first troop pullback from Ukraine’s borders.
  2. Russia announces partial withdrawal of troops from areas near Ukraine.
  3. Ukrainians raised national flags and played the country’s anthem as the country marked the “Unity Day” on Wednesday amid reports of a possible Russian invasion.
  4. Switzerland to lift almost all COVID-19 restrictions.
    From Thursday, COVID-19 certificates will no longer be required to enter bars, restaurants and cinemas.
  5. A Myanmar military jet crashes after technical failure; pilot killed.
  6. At least 34 people have died in landslides and flash flooding in the Brazilian city of Petrópolis, The city, which is located in the mountains north of Rio de Janeiro, was hit by torrential rainfall.
  7. Zimbabwe has reopened its land borders to travellers who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or test negative for coronavirus.
  8. Burkina Faso military leader Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba is due to be sworn in as the country’s president, just over two weeks after soldiers ousted President Roch Kaboré in a coup. In 2nd week of Feb , the Constitutional Council, having taken note of Mr Kaboré’s resignation, declared Mr Damiba, a 41-year-old army officer, president of Burkina Faso.
  9. Al-Shabab militants have attacked police stations and check points in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, in the early hours of Wednesday,
  10. At least seven people died and 14 others are missing after a Spanish fishing boat sank off Canada’s east coast.
  11. The largest book fair of Bangladesh Amar Ekushey Boi Mela was inaugurated by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on 15 Feb.


  1. India vs West Indies ,
    1st T20I
    India won by 6 wkts
    WI – 157/7 (20)
    IND – 162/4 (18.5)
    Player of the Match
    Ravi Bishnoi
      February 16, 2022
      Match 123
      Telugu Titans 35
      Jaipur Pink Panthers 54
    2. Match 122
      Bengal Warriors 52
      Tamil Thalaivas 21

      Uttarakhand: Dehradun
      CM : Pushkar Singh Dhami
      Gvnr : Gurmit Singh
      Formation : 9 Nov2000
      Districts : 13

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The Mauryan Empire, which formed around 321 B.C.E. and ended in 185 B.C.E., was the first pan-Indian empire, an empire that covered most of the Indian region. It spanned across central and northern India as well as over parts of modern-day Iran.

The Maurya Empire was centralized by the conquest of the Indo-Gangetic Plain, and its capital city was located at Pataliputra (modern Patna).

• 322–298 BCE Chandragupta
• 298–272 BCE Bindusara
• 268–232 BCE Ashoka
• 232–224 BCE Dasharatha
• 224–215 BCE Samprati
• 215–202 BCE Shalishuka
• 202–195 BCE Devavarman
• 195–187 BCE Shatadhanvan
• 187–180 BCE Brihadratha

😀 Thought of the day

Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past


Show owner : Plz do cashless transaction.

Appu : मैं तो 7-8 सालों से
Cashless transaction
कर रहा था…
पर लोग उसे उधारी-उधारी
बोलते हैं …


😳 WHY❓❓❓

🤔 Why does the sun not run out of oxygen as it burns?❓

The sun does not run out of oxygen for the simple fact that it does not use oxygen to burn. The burning of the sun is not chemical combustion. It is nuclear fusion. Don’t think of the sun as a giant campfire. It is more like a giant hydrogen bomb

LEARN Sanskrit🙏🏻

उप्तं सुकृतबीजं हि सुक्षेत्रेषु महाफलम् ।

uptaṃ sukṛtabījaṃ hi sukṣētrēṣu mahāphalam ।
भावार्थ: सही स्थान पर बोया गया सुकर्म का बीज ही महान् फल देता है।

Meaning : The seed of good works, sown in the right place gives great results.


How a piano works

When you press a key on the piano it causes a small hammer inside the piano to hit a string or strings. Each key is connected to its own hammer or hammers which hit a specific string or number of strings. When the hammer hits a string, it vibrates and makes a sound that is tuned to a specific note.

💁🏻‍♂‍ GK TODAY

ASEAN, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, is a political and economic union of 10 member states in Southeast Asia,

Headquarters: Jakarta, Indonesia

Founded: 8 August 1967, Bangkok, Thailand

Members:. Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam


Kalvakuntla Chandrashekhar Rao better known and abbreviated as K.C.R., (born 17 February 1954) is an Indian politician and the first Chief Minister of Telangana, a new state formed by the division of Andhra Pradesh in 2014.


Hit the nail on the head

Do or say the exact thing

Prudent- Imprudent


Prudent – Judicious


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

Puranas – Purana is a vast genre of Indian literature about a wide range of topics, particularly about legends and other traditional lore.

There are 18 Mukhya Puranas (Major Puranas) and 18 Upa Puranas (Minor Puranas), with over 400,000 verses
Vishnu, Naradiya, Padma, Garuda, Varaha, Bhagavata, Matsya, Kurma, Linga, Shiva, Skanda, Agni, Brahmanda, Brahmavaivarta, Markandeya, Bhavishya, Vamana, Brahma

Vyasa, the narrator of the Mahabharata, is hagiographically credited as the compiler of the Puranas.


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

Excellent ways in which we can use neem leaves:


Make a paste out of the neem leaves and dab it on your wounds or insect bites a few times a day till it heals.

CH Nαʋҽҽɳ Kυɱαɾ…✒️