𝕴𝖓𝖉𝖎𝖆`𝖘 1𝖘𝖙 𝖂𝖍𝖆𝖙𝖘𝖆𝖕𝖕 𝕹𝖊𝖜𝖘 Service, 𝓼𝓲𝓷𝓬𝓮 2013
18 Dec (Saturday)
Hemant Ritu Shukla पक्ष::
Month: Agrahayana 29, (Purnimata)
Agrahayana 14 (Amanta)
Titi: Chaturdashi (up to 7:24 am)
Vikram Samvat – 2078
According to Purnimanta calendar (Ujjain)
Rahu Kaal : 09:44 AM – 11:04 AM


  1. Four Bills including the National Anti-Doping Bill 2021, the Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Bill 2021 were introduced in the Lok Sabha on 17 Dec.
  2. Centre approves to set up 100 Sainik Schools in partnership with NGOs, Private Schools & state govts.
  3. PM Modi hosted a roundtable interaction with representatives of Venture Capital and Private Equity Funds at Lok Kalyan Marg in New Delhi.
  4. PM Modi will lay the foundation stone of the longest expressway of Uttar Pradesh, Ganga Expressway in Shahjahanpur district on 18 Dec.
  5. Suspended Opposition MPs of Rajya Sabha have been continuously sitting on dharna in front of Mahatma Gandhi Statue in Parliament complex. They are demanding revocation of their suspension. These 12 Opposition MPs were suspended for the current session, for their unruly behavior in the House in the last Monsoon Session.
  6. HARYANA govt has started Khel Nursery Scheme to promote sports in the state.
  7. MAHARASHTRA ;: The NCB informed on Friday that its Mumbai Zonal Director Sameer Dnyandev Wankhede’s tenure will end on December 31 and he won’t seek an extension.
  8. PUNJAB : Siddharth Chattopadhyaya has replaced Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota as the Director-General of Police, Punjab.
  9. TELANGANA , the number of omicron cases confirmed has gone up to 8. The Public Health authorities have confirmed that the number of confirmed Omicron cases has gone up to 8 after a woman from United Kingdome tested positive for the new variant of Corona Virus
  10. UTTAR PRADESH : Union Home Minister Amit Shah launches projects worth 155 crore rupees in Uttar Pradesh. This includes 23 new branches of Uttar Pradesh Cooperative Bank and 29 Godowns of Uttar Pradesh State Warehousing Corporation.

11.Hindustan Aeronautics Limited has secured an order for manufacturing, assembly, integration, testing and supply of High Speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) System, known as ‘ABHYAS’, from Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), DRDO. Post successful completion of this initial order, HAL said in a statement it would be identified as Development-cum-Production Partner (DcPP) for supply of this target system along with a private firm (50 per cent of the volume)

  1. Construction Banned In Delhi-NCR As Air Quality Dips: The Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) exempted some projects like those of the railways, airport, inter-state bus terminals and healthcare facilities among others from the restriction.


  1. Ministry of Finance has said that Advance Tax collections for the first three quarters of financial year 2021-22 stand at over 4 lakh 59 thousand crore rupees till 16th of December.
  2. The Ministry said that it shows a growth of nearly 53.50% against Advance Tax collections of 2 lakh 99 thousand crore rupees for the corresponding period of the immediately preceding Financial Year.
  3. Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal urged Indian industry to think big and set accelerated and aggressive targets, with a vision to achieve transformative changes by 2047 when India would be celebrating hundred years of independence.
  4. Bank Strike on December 16-17: Banking and ATM services across the country are affected. A protest against central government’s decision to privatise public sector banks, the Union Forum of Bank (UFBU), an umbrella body of 9 bank unions has called a two-day strike from December 16.


  1. Tom Holland-starrer ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ collected ₹32.67 crore on day one at the Indian box office, making it the biggest opening day collection in 2021. Earlier, ‘Sooryavanshi’ had earned ₹26.29 crore on its opening day.


  1. The third Annual Defence Dialogue between India and France took place between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his French counterpart Florence Parly in New Delhi. A wide range of bilateral, regional, defence and defence industrial cooperation issues were discussed in the annual meeting.
  2. The Ministers reviewed the existing military-to-military cooperation, which has increased in spite of pandemic challenges. They discussed ways to increase defence cooperation in all domains. India and France have recently concluded their annual bilateral Army Exercise, Shakti, with a focus on counter-terrorism operations, France in November this year.
  3. Last rites of Group captain Varun Singh performed with full state, military honour in Bhopal. The lone survivor of Tamil Nadu Chopper Crash was under treatment at Command Hospital in Bengaluru, Karnataka where he passed away on December 15th.
  4. Vice Admiral Sanjay Vatsayan AVSM NM is new Chief of Staff of the Eastern Naval Command.
  5. The govt has started the process to appoint the next Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) and a list of names based on recommendations from the three services will soon be submitted to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for approval.
  6. It is learned that there is a strong possibility of appointing Army Chief Gen M.M. Naravane to the top post considering his overall experience. The Army Chief is due to retire in April. Gen Naravane is the senior-most among the three service chiefs.
  7. If Gen M M Naravane is appointed as the CDS, then the govt will also have to look for his replacement. Vice Chief of Army Lt Gen CP Mohanty and Northern Army Commander Lt Gen YK Joshi will be the front-runner for the Army Chief’s post.
  8. NDA EXAM : Over a thousand women have cleared the National Defence Academy (NDA) examination out of a total of nearly successful 8,000 candidates. This is the first time ever that women candidates appeared for the exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Nov 14. The results were declared on Wednesday.

These 1,002 women candidates will now appear for the Service Selection Board and their medical tests, after which 19 of them will be shortlisted for next year’s NDA course.


  1. Bhutan announces its highest civilian award to PM Modi;: On the occasion of Bhutan’s national day, Bhutan has decided to confer its highest civilian award Ngadag Pel gi Khorlo or The Order of The Druk Gyaplo to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  2. Third India-Central Asia Dialogue to begin in Delhi on 17 Dec. Foreign Minister of Kyrgyz Republic, Ruslan Kazakbaev and Tajikistan Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Muhriddin reached Delh for the third India-Central Asia Dialogue to be held from 18 Dec.
  3. The United States has said in a report on global terrorism that terror groups targeting India continue to operate from Pakistan and its domestic authorities did not act against known terrorists, including JeM chief and UN-blacklisted Masood Azhar and 2008 Mumbai.
  4. Highlighting the US-India cooperation, the report said that the United States continues to build its strategic partnership with India, including through bilateral engagements such as the 17th Counterterrorism Joint Working Group and Third Designations Dialogue in September, as well as the third 22 Ministerial Dialogue in October.


  1. In Japan, at least 27 people are feared to have died after a fire broke out in a building in downtown Osaka on 17 Dec. Police are investigating the main cause for the accident.
  2. UK reports over 93,000 COVID-19 cases in 24 hrs, 3rd consecutive daily record: The United Kingdom on Friday reported 93,045 new COVID-19 cases, a third consecutive record daily tally since the beginning of the pandemic. As per official data, 111 people died within 28 days of testing COVID-19 positive. On Thursday, the UK saw 88,376 COVID-19 cases while 78,610 cases were reported on Wednesday. Currently, the UK has over 14,000 cases of Omicron.
  3. Philippine Prez to visit typhoon-hit areas after it claims 12 lives
    President Rodrigo Duterte is slated to visit the flood-affected regions of Central Philippines . This comes after at least 12 were killed and several buildings and trees suffered damage due to Typhoon Rai.
  4. US Senate confirms Nicholas Burns as next China ambassador


  1. In Badminton : Kidambi Srikanth beat Netherlands’ Mark Caljouw 21-8, 21-7 in Men’s Singles Quarterfinal to reach the semi-finals of BWF World Championships in Huelva, Spain. With this victory, Srikanth is assured of a medal at the tournament.
  2. PV Sindhu lost to the top seed and world number one Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in Women’s Singles Quarterfinal. Tai Tzu defeated Sindhu 21-17, 21-13 to enter the Semifinals.
  3. The International Tennis Federation (ITF) named the men’s world number one Novak Djokovic as the 2021 ITF world champion for a record seventh time. Djokovic won the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon this year, while losing at the Tokyo Olympics and the US Open final, finishing the year as world number one for a record seventh time.
  4. Russian president Vladimir Putin has pledged to attend the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. He becomes the first major western leader to indicate his attendance. His remarks came in a video call with Chinese President Xi Jinping

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The Ganges or Ganga river flows through the nations of India and empties into the Bay of Bengal. River Ganga is the most sacred river to Hindus and worshipped as the goddess, The Ganges is the longest river of India and Ganges Delta is the world’s largest delta.
Godavari – 1,465 km

Seven major rivers Indus, Brahmaputra, Narmada, Tapi, Godavari, Krishna and Mahanadi along with their numerous tributaries make up the river system of India. Most of the major rivers flow eastwards and drain into the Bay of Bengal but there are only three rivers in India that run from east to west Narmada, Mahi and Tapti River

😀Thought of the day

Heart is the only machine that works without any rest for years. Keep it always happy, whether it is yours or others.


Pappu in Computer Exam Examiner: What is Microsoft Excel?

Pappu : It is a new brand of Surf Excel to wash Computer…..!


Bathe after attending a funeral

After death, the human body begins to gradually decompose.

When you attend a funeral, you are naturally exposed to a wide variety of bacteria.

In the olden days, vaccination was rare and medical facilities were scarce.

If a person died due to prolonged illness, the risk of contracting the illness was huge.

Thus began the practice of cleansing oneself and changing into fresh clothes after attending a funeral.

LEARN Sanskrit🙏🏻

न कालमतिवर्तन्ते महान्तः स्वेषु कर्मसु ।

na kālamativartante mahāntaḥ sveṣu karmasu ।

Meaning : Great people never delay their duties


Povidone-iodine (PVP-I), also known as iodopovidone, is an antiseptic used for skin disinfection before and after surgery. It may be used both to disinfect the hands of healthcare providers and the skin of the person they are caring for. It may also be used for minor wounds. It may be applied to the skin as a liquid or a powder.

💁🏻‍♂‍ GK TODAY

Minorities Rights Day in India is observed on 18 December to preserve and promote the rights of minority communities in India. This day focuses on issues like the safety of minorities in the state.

Oxygen was discovered about 1772 by a Swedish chemist, Carl Wilhelm Scheele , who obtained it by heating potassium nitrate, mercuric oxide, and many other substances. An English chemist, Joseph Priestley, independently discovered oxygen in 1774 by the thermal decomposition of mercuric oxide


Davinder Singh Kang (born 18 December 1988) is an Indian track and field athlete who competes in the javelin throw event.

Kang won the bronze medal at the 2017 Asian Athletics Championships with a throw of 83.29m.


Time is money
Work quickly
Frank Secretive


Ignore – Snub


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

Actual meaning of Oṃ, ॐ :

As o is the guṇa vowel grade of u , the word om can be considered to consist of three phonemes: “a-u-m”. three phonemes correspond to trimurti also. The syllable Om is first mentioned in the Upanishads, the mystical texts associated with the Vedanta philosophy. It has variously been associated with concepts of “cosmic sound” or “mystical syllable” or “affirmation to something divine”, or as symbolism for abstract spiritual concepts in the Upanishads. When said aloud, Om (or Aum) actually sounds like a three-part word. ” The A represents creation, U is manifestation, and M is destruction.

Oṃ, ॐ The lower left curve represents the conscious, waking state of being.
The top left curve is the unconscious state.
The lower right curve is the dream state—the state between the waking and the unconscious.
The semicircle at the top is the maya state . “Maya means “illusion”; the biggest obstacle to spiritual development,” explains Kumar.
The dot at the top represents the absolute state . “It’s the highest state of consciousness; the ultimate state of spiritual bliss when you can just be,”


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


One of the most potent herbs, ginger helps prevent nausea and soothes an upset tummy. Ginger is also effective in keeping the body warm and helps break down the accumulation of toxins in the body. Add ginger to a stir-fried dish or boil it to make a cup of tea. You can also add a few slices of ginger to your lemon water in the morning for the perfect kick-start

CH Nαʋҽҽɳ Kυɱαɾ…