17 Mar (Thursday)
Shishir Ritu
पक्ष :: Shukla
Month: Phalguna 29, (Purnimata)/ Phalguna 15 (Amanta) Purnimanta calendar (Ujjain)
Vikram Samvat – 2078
Nakshatra : Purva Phalguni, Uttara Phalguni
Titi: Chaturdashi (up to 1:30 pm) Purnima
RahuKaal:02:04 PM – 03:34 PM GK TODAY : https://youtu.be/HHPAc7kjRgM

  1. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has expressed happiness that on National Vaccination Day 2022, India begins COVID jabs for 12 to 14 year olds.
  2. Caretaker Chief Ministers of Manipur N. Biren Singh and Dr Pramod Sawant of Goa met PM Modi in New Delhi. In a tweet, PM Modi congratulated Biren Singh on his stupendous victory in the recently concluded Assembly Polls.
  3. The CBI has arrested Khalid Moin, a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering of Jamia Millia Islamia, in connection with a Rs 1-lakh bribery case,. Mr Moin had allegedly given the structural safety certificate to the Chintels Paradiso apartment in Gurugram, part of which collapsed last month killing two women. His arrest, however, was not connected to the house collapse.
  4. Prasanna Acharya of BJD lauded the Railways Ministry for running the Kisan Rail which transported over six lakh tonnes of food products across the country. He also appreciated the Railways’ effort for adopting the indigenous technologies like Kavach to strengthen the Railway infrastructure. He urged the Railways Minister to improve the passengers’ amenities.
  5. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday launched green hydrogen-based advanced fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV), Toyota Mirai, and said this is the first-of-its-kind project in India that aims to create an ecosystem for such vehicles in the country.
  6. Union Minister of State for Communications Devusinh Chauhan said that the Government has granted permission to Bharat Airtel, Reliance Jio, Vodafone and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam limited for conducting 5G technology trials .
  7. DELHI high court on Wednesday allowed reopening of three floors of Nizamuddin Markaz, where the Tablighi Jamaat congregation was held in March 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic and has remained shut since then, to enable devotees to offer prayers during Shab-e-Barat.
  8. BIHAR : Former Union minister Sharad Yadav announced on 16 Mar Wednesday that his party Loktantarik Janata Dal will merge with Rashtriya Janata Dal on March 20 as part of his efforts to unite various offshoots of the erstwhile Janata Dal.

RJD chief Lalu Prasad had quit Janata Dal in 1997 to form his own party over his differences with its leadership as the probe against fodder scam, in which he was a main accused, gathered pace. Sharad Yadav was then seen as his rival within the Janata Dal, and he later joined with Nitish Kumar to end RJD’s 15-year reign in Bihar in 2005.

  1. J&K : In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, three terrorists have been gunned down by security forces in a gunfight that broke out between terrorists and security forces in Nowgam area in the outskirts of Srinagar city,
  2. MAHARASHTRA finance minister Ajit Pawar announced hike in the MLAs local development fund from four crore rupees to five crore rupees, for the overall development of the state.
  3. MANIPUR : Taking full responsibility of the party’s defeat in the recently held assembly elections, N Loken Singh on 16 Mar (Wednesday) resigned as the president of the Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee
  4. PUNJAB : PM Modi has congratulated Bhagwant Mann on taking oath as Punjab Chief Minister. In a tweet, Mr Modi assured that the centre will work together with the state government for the growth of Punjab and welfare of the its people.

He was administered the oath by Punjab Governor Banwari Lal Purohit at Khatarkalan, ancestral village of Martyr Bhagat Singh in SBS Nagar (Nawanshehr) district.

  1. Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu resigned from the post of the President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee. He has sent his resignation to the president of Indian National Congress
  2. TELANGANA Intermediate Exams 2022: As per the new schedule, the first year intermediate exams will start from May 6 while the second year intermediate exams from May 7.
  3. WEST BENGAL : BJP MLA Bishnu Prasad Sharma from Kurseong in Darjeeling hills on 16 Mar (Wednesday) demanded the creation of a new state by separating the North Bengal region from West Bengal.


$USD 76.21
💷 GBP 99.90

BSE Sensex 56,816.65
NIFTY : 16,975.35

  1. After staying above USD 100 per barrel for two weeks, international oil prices fell to USD 99.84 on Tuesday, easing margin pressure on fuel retailers who have been holding petrol and diesel prices despite a spike in the cost of raw material. For India, the fall in oil prices is good news as it will lower the import bill of the world’s third-biggest oil importer.
  2. Brent crude oil prices, which soared past USD 100 per barrel on February 28 and touched a 14-year high of USD 139 per barrel on March 7, fell over 7 per cent on 15 Mar (Tuesday). International oil prices, which shoot up since Russia invaded Ukraine, have swung about USD 40 per barrel in little more than a week.
  3. Aviation turbine fuel (ATF) or jet fuel price was increased by 18.32 per cent to Rs 110,666.29 per kilolitre (kl) in the national capital on Wednesday, the steepest hike ever, according to a price notification issued by the government-owned fuel retailers. With the increase, the price of jet fuel has hit an all-time high.


  1. The Kashmir Files”: J&K PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said the Centre is weaponizing pain of Kashmiri Pandits Srinagar: The aggressive manner in which the Centre is promoting “The Kashmir Files” film.
  2. Bollywood actor Swara Bhasker is getting trolled after she took a dig at The Kashmir Files’ director Vivek Agnihotri. The film, which released on March 11, is getting raving reviews from fans and critics. Many Bollywood celebs, including Akshay Kumar, Yami Gautam and Hansal Mehta, among others, have come out in support of the film and have even requested people to watch it.


  1. Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Saksham’, the fifth in the series of 105 M-Class offshore patrol vessel, has been commissioned on Wednesday in Goa.Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar commissioned offshore patrol vessel Indian Coast Guard Ship Saksham into service in Goa in presence of ICG Director-General, VS Pathania.
  2. Supreme Court upheld the Government’s decision on One Rank-One Pension, OROP, for defence forces as it did not find any constitutional infirmity on the OROP principle and the notification of 7th November, 2015. A bench comprising Justices D.Y Chandrachud, Surya Kant and Vikram Nath said, the policy decision of the Centre of OROP is not arbitrary and it is not for the court to go into the policy matters of the government.
  3. India on 16 Mar Wednesday paid tribute to CDS Bipin Rawat on the occasion of his 65th birth anniversary. Remembering the late army officer who was also the country’s first chief of defence staff, the Indian Army announced the setting up of a ‘Chair of Excellence’ in his memory at the United Service Institution of India (USI). General Naravane also handed over a cheque for ₹5 lakh to Maj. Gen. B.K. Sharma (retd) that will be paid as an honorarium to the nominated Chair of Excellence.
  4. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a supplementary charge sheet in a special court in Delhi against former Defence Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma and four Indian Air Force personnel in alleged connection with the Rs 3,700-crore AgustaWestland scam. According to officials aware of the developments in the case, the central probe agency filed the charge sheet after taking the approval from the central government to prosecute Sharma, who was the Defence Secretary between 2011 and 2013 before being appointed the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG).
  5. Border Roads Organisation (BRO) and Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) Ltd signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to build 27 double lane metal bridges on strategic roads near India’s northern and northeastern borders.

The MoU involves fabricating and launching 27 carriageway double lane galvanised modular bridges of 7.5 meters with Indian Road Congress (IRC) Load Class 70. The two-year contract, worth around Rs 60 crore, was inked in New Delhi on Tuesday (15 March).

  1. After the misfire of a Brahmos missile to Pakistan recently, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has said that standing operating procedures (SOP) were being reviewed and a high-level inquiry was underway to determine the reasons behind the incident.

In a statement in Parliament, the minister said that the incident happened when the missile was accidently released during inspection. “During routine maintenance and inspection, a missile was accidentally released at around 7 pm. It was later learnt that the missile had landed inside the territory of Pakistan.

Indian Navy SSR AA Recruitment 2022 Notification: Indian Navy has uploaded a notification for 10+2 candidates for their recruitment as Sailor under AA (Artificer Apprentice) and SSR (Senior Secondary Recruit). Interested 12th Passed Male candidates are required to apply online at Indian Navy i.e. joinindiannavy.gov.in. Indian Navy SSR AA Application Link will be available from 29 March 2022 till 05 April 2022.


  1. PM Modi interacted with stakeholders involved in Operation Ganga on Tuesday, March 15. Reiterating the high priority that government attaches to the safety of Indians abroad, PM Modi recalled that India has always acted with alacrity to assist its citizens during any international crisis. Guided by India’s age-old philosophy of Vasidhaiva Kutumbakam
  2. After the Russian aviation sector was hit by crippling Western sanctions for war against Ukraine, China refused to supply Russia with aircraft parts For the supply of aeroplane parts, Russia now plans to seek assistance from India, Turkey and other countries.
  3. The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind accepted credentials from Ambassadors/High Commissioners of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, the Republic of Malawi, Canada, the Republic of Indonesia and the Russian Federation at Rashtrapati Bhavan on (March 16, 2022).
  4. Sixteen Chinese nationals have been granted Indian citizenship since 2007 and applications of 10 Chinese nationals are pending, the government told the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.


  1. China halts the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) over differences in cost estimations and contractual disputes with Pakistan, the issue of overdue payments owed to Chinese independent power producers (IPPs) is near a breaking point.Citing media reports, Asia Times reported that Beijing is reluctant to pump in new funds under the CPEC arrangement until problems.
  2. The United States and Russia on 16 Mar Wednesday held their first ‘high-level’ talks since the war in Ukraine began, the White House said, adding that US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan held a discussion with General Nikolay Patrushev, the secretary of the Russian Security Council.
  3. US President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced an additional USD 800 million in security assistance to Ukraine amid the country’s ongoing conflict with Russia. The new security assistance provided to Ukraine includes 800 anti-aircraft, 9000 anti-armour systems, 7,000 small arms such as machine guns, shotguns, and grenade launchers as well as drones and other military equipment.
  4. A powerful earthquake hit north-east Japan on Wednesday night, temporarily cutting power to two million homes. The magnitude 7.3 tremor struck the same region where a major earthquake triggered the Fukushima nuclear disaster 11 years ago. Two people died and at least 90 were injured.



England Women vs India Women,
15th Match
England Women won by 4 wkts

INDW – 134 (36.2)
ENGW – 136/6 (31.2)
CRR: 4.34

Player of the Match
Charlotte Dean

(b) Mar 17, Thursday
New Zealand Women vs South Africa Women
16th Match
at Seddon Park, Hamilton
06:30 IST / 01:00 GMT

  1. Former India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh could follow the footsteps of his illustrious teammate Sachin Tendulkar as a Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha as he is likely to be Aam Aadmi Party’s candidate for a seat in the Upper House.


Governor : Jagdeep Dhankhar
CM : Mamata Banerjee (AITC)
Formation : 26 Nov 1950
Districts : 23

🥇Gold ₹. 52,940@10gm 24 (Krt)
🥈 Silver ₹ 67,900@ Kg
⛽ Petrol ₹ 104.67
⛽ Diesel ₹ 82.11
⛽ Autogas ₹ 35.71

LPG : ₹926/14.2 Kg


Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus also originated in India. Quadratic Equations were used by Sridharacharya in the 11th century.

Ācāryya was an Indian mathematician, Sanskrit pandit and philosopher. He was born in Bhuriśreṣṭi village in South Rādha at present day Hugli in West Bengal, then undivided Bengal with its Capital at Gaur. His father’s name was Baladevācārya and his mother’s name was Acchoka Bai.

😀 Thought of the day

A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.


Carona effect: चमगादड़ (Bat) का सूप चाइना(China) वाले पीते रहे और परेशान उन लोगों को कर दिया.. जो ज़िंदगी भर पूछते रहे, केक🎂 में अंडा 🐣तो नहीं 🙄🙄

😳 WHY❓❓❓

Why we will not get blood after giving injection.

There are fewer blood vessels in the fatty layer of connective tissue just beneath the skin than the muscle tissue. Having fewer blood vessels means that medication injected subcutaneously is absorbed more slowly

LEARN Sanskrit🙏🏻

आसन्दे उपविश।

Sit on the chair


How Brass is made.

Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc, in proportions which can be varied to achieve varying mechanical and electrical properties.

Brass is similar to bronze, another alloy containing copper that uses tin in place of zinc; both bronze and brass may include small proportions of a range of other elements including arsenic, lead, phosphorus, aluminum, manganese, and silicon. The distinction between the two alloys is largely historical and modern practice in museums and archaeology increasingly avoids both terms for historical objects in favor of the more general “copper alloy”.

Brass has long been a popular material for decoration for its bright gold-like appearance.

💁🏻‍♂‍ GK TODAY

Adults have a total of 32 teeth

Bubble gum contains rubber.


Dr. Puneeth Rajkumar (17 March 1975 – 29 October 2021), colloquially known as Appu, was an Indian actor, playback singer, television presenter, and producer who worked primarily in Kannada cinema. He was a lead actor in 29 films;

Karnataka Government has announced State’s highest civilian award Karnataka Ratna for Puneeth, posthumously, in November 2021.


Don’t count your chickens before they hatch

Don’t count on something good happening until it’s happened.

Bitter – Sweet


Inspect – Examine


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

Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and fortune, is usually depicted with a lotus flower. Bcoz

Thus, Lotus is a symbol of purity and enlightenment amid ignorance. Lakshmi was the first ratna, and the only goddess to emerge from that ocean during the Samudra manthan, sitting resplendent on a pink lotus.

She emerges in the Mahalaxmi or four-armed form, two of her arms carry lotuses, that symbolize Dharma (or righteousness) and Kama (or longing). Her other two arms are symbolic of Artha and Moksha

Ultimately she chooses Lord Vishnu as her eternal consort and eventually migrates to Vaikuntha, the abode of Lord Vishnu. This is the primary reason as to why lotuses are associated with the goddess.


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

Eating on banana leaves is healthy in every way. It is packed with polyphenols, which are natural antioxidants that is also found in green tea. These polyphenols battle all the free radicals in the body and prevent diseases. Banana leaf is also rich in polyphenol oxidase which is an enzyme to treat Parkinson’s disease. A disorder of the central nervous system that affects movement, often including tremors.

CH Nαʋҽҽɳ Kυɱαɾ…✒️