18 Feb (Friday)
Shishir Ritu Krishna पक्ष::
Month: Phalguna 02, (Purnimata)/ Magha 17 (Amanta) According to Purnimanta calendar (Ujjain)
Vikram Samvat – 2078
Titi: Dwitiya (up to 10:29 pm)Tritiya
Rahu Kaal : 11:15 AM – 12:40 PM
GK Video Link :. https://youtu.be/6jrcsqSGkOM
TODAYs TOP NEWS
- Children between the ages of 9 months and 4 years riding pillion on two-wheelers, will have to wear a helmet and a safety harness attached to the rider from February, the Union transport ministry said.
- Central govt has proposed a law to empowers it to fix maximum selling price of fertilizers and control its quality and distribution.
- The Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Dr. Virendra Kumar launched the Scheme for Economic Empowerment of DNTs (SEED) on 16 Feb, at Dr. Ambedkar International Centre, New Delhi for the welfare of De-notified, Nomadic and Semi Nomadic Communities. The De-notified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes are the most neglected, marginalized and economically and socially deprived communities. Most of them have been living a life of destitution.
- The govt has extended the date of NEET-MDS 2022 by four to six weeks. Earlier, the exam was scheduled to be held on 6th March. Health Ministry has said that it has received representations from United Doctor Front association and MDS aspirants regarding the request to extend the date of examination. The Ministry said, the date of completion of a compulsory rotating internship for eligibility for admission to MDS courses is now fixed at 31st July instead of 31st March this year.
- Tourism Ministry has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Alliance Air Aviation Limited to boost cooperation for the promotion and marketing of domestic tourism throughout the country.
- External Affairs Ministry is celebrating its Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Iconic Week from the 21st to 27th of this month.
- Enforcement Directorate has attached immovable and movable assets worth approximately 200 crore rupees of EMTA Coal Limited and its promoters and their family members in a coal block case.
- Passengers of Garib Rath Express will have to pay a bit more as the Indian Railways is in the process of equipping these trains with the newly designed AC Economy coaches replacing the old conventional ones.
- Vande Bharat Express Trains To Replace Shatabdi And Jan Shatabdi Trains On 27 Routes. Aiming at reducing the travel time between two cities, the Indian Railways has identified Delhi-Lucknow, Delhi-Amritsar and Puri-Howrah among 27 routes in the first phase for running the indigenously manufactured semi-high speed Vande Bharat trains replacing Shatabdi and Jan Shatabdi services.
- Shatabdi trains running on Delhi-Bhopal and Delhi-Chandigarh routes are also to be replaced by Vande Bharat Express as per the plan being worked out ahead of the mass production of these next generation trains.
- DELHI University has reopened for all the undergraduate and postgraduate courses from today. Its colleges and Institutions resumed offline classes after two years. The University was closed in March 2020 in view of COVID-19 pandemic.
- HARYANA : The Supreme Court has set aside the High Court order staying the 75% quota in private sector jobs for Haryana residents. The Punjab and Haryana High court on 3rd February had granted an interim stay on the Haryana government’s law providing 75% reservation in private sector jobs for residents of the state.
- MAHARASHTRA : The water taxi service between Mumbai and Navi Mumbai was inaugurated by Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. The Belapur Jetty project began in January 2019 and was wrapped up in September 2021. This project, which was funded under the Sagarmala program, cost a total of Rs. 8.37 crore.
- PM Modi will dedicate to the Nation two additional railway lines connecting Thane and Diva today (18 Feb) via video conferencing. He will also flag off two suburban trains of the Mumbai Suburban Railway, followed by his address on the occasion. The two additional railway lines connecting Thane and Diva have been built at an approximate cost of 620 crore rupees. It features 1.4 km long rail flyover, 3 major bridges and 21 minor bridges.
- RAJASTHAN : Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State for Culture and Parliamentary Affairs launched the ‘Pramarsh 2022’ career counseling workshop for school children in the Bikaner District region. One lakh students from over a thousand schools across the Bikaner district, mostly from rural areas, took part in this workshop.
- KARNATAKA State Govt has issued a circular restricting any religious attire within the educational institutions. Quoting the high court order dated February 10, the circular has banned saffron shawls, scarfs, hijab, religious flags, or the like within the classroom. This rule will be applicable even in the residential schools run by the Minorities Welfare department and Wakf board.
💷 GBP 102.26
BSE Sensex 57,892.01
NIFTY : 17,304.60
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman participated in the first G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ meeting under G20 Presidency of Indonesia on 17 Feb. The Minister will virtually join sessions during the two-day meeting to discuss current global economic issues and G20 priorities for 2022. The 17th G20 Heads of State and Govt Summit will take place in November this year in Bali, Indonesia.
- Bollywood Actor Madhuri Dixit Nene, who is all set to make her OTT debut with the web series The Fame Game, says it’s a great time and era to for women to be in film, and finds it wonderful that women are taking charge not just in front of the camera but even behind the scenes.
- Salman Khan’s sister Arpita Khan buys 1750 square feet property with four car parking spaces for ₹10 crore
- The DefExpo 2022 is scheduled to be held from March 10 to March 13, 2022. Key Points DefExpo exhibition is India’s biennial marquee event for defence manufacturing industry. The event will be held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat,
- VIZAG GETTING READY FOR PRESIDENTIAL FLEET REVIEW ON FEBRUARY 21 : About 50 floating assets, including a couple of submarines, and close to 50 aircraft will be participating in the Presidential Fleet Review (PRF) scheduled to be organised on February 21 in Visakhapatnam.
- Light Combat Aircraft TEJAS of Indian Air Force displayed its prowess and superior flying skills at the Singapore Air Show 2022 which stunned the audience. Designed and developed by Aircraft Development Agency (ADA) of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and built by the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL),
✈ INTERNATIONAL NEWS
- India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will firm up a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) today on 18 Feb during a virtual summit between PM Modi and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al Nahyan.
- Both leaders are likely to lay out their vision of the historic and friendly bilateral relations, at a time when UAE is marking 50th anniversary of its foundation and India is celebrating 75 years of its independence. Both the leaders will discuss bilateral cooperation and exchange views on international and regional issues of mutual interest
UAE is currently India’s third-largest trading partner. It is also India’s second-largest export destination after the US. India was UAE’s second-largest trading partner in 2019. Furthermore, UAE is the eighth-largest investor in India. India’s major exports to the UAE include petroleum products, stones, minerals, precious metals, gems & jewellery, food items like sugar, cereals, tea, meat, fruits & vegetables, seafood, textiles etc. India imports crude petroleum, petroleum products, stones, minerals, precious metals, gems and jewellery, chemicals, wood and wood products.
- Recently, India announced to extend its “SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) network” to neighbour countries, to fight against Covid-19. Key Facts INSACOG is a network of laboratories for genomic sequencing and surveillance. India will also work for the implementation of “TRIPS waiver”, that it co-sponsored with South Africa for diversifying its local manufacturing in regional markets.
- External Affairs Ministry said India has been supportive of an immediate de-escalation of tensions between Ukraine and Russia and a resolution of the issue through sustained diplomatic dialogue.
- The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday said the hijab issue is an internal matter of India and that outsiders have no right to comment on internal issues and matters relating to India’s constitution and its people.
- The US has hoped that India will stand by its side in case of a Russian invasion of Ukraine, which as per the Biden administration seems imminent with Moscow adding 7,000 troops to Ukraine’s border in recent days. There was a discussion on Russia and Ukraine during the recently concluded Quad ministerial in Melbourne that included foreign ministers from Australia, India, Japan and the United States.
🌎 WORLD NEWS 🌍
- Microsoft Co-founder and the world’s fourth-richest person, Bill Gates, is on his first-ever visit to Pakistan. Gates on Thursday called on Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and was briefed about efforts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic and eradicate poliovirus from the country. The Pakistan PM also hosted a luncheon in honour of Bill Gates.
- During an interview, Lithuanian Defence Chief Valdemaras Rupsys has said that Russia’s armed forces are positioned to attack Ukraine “at any moment”. Rupsys said, “The [Russian] army is positioned so it can begin an invasion at any moment, it just needs an attack order.” This comes after Russia claimed on Wednesday that its forces were withdrawing after exercises near Ukraine.
- A 43-year-old pilot died after a two-engined Beechcraft Baron plane crashed into a truck on a highway in the US, the Federal Aviation Administration stated. A video of the crash site has surfaced online, showing the aircraft and the truck on fire after the collision. The driver of the truck trailer was taken to a hospital.
- A Russian court imposed a fine of 3.5 million rubles (₹ 34.67 lakh) on Google for failing to delete content deemed illegal by Russia. Google and Meta were fined 7.2 billion rubles (₹ 713.4 crore) and 2 billion rubles (₹ 198.16 crore), respectively for the same reason in December 2021.
- At least nine people were killed and nine others were injured after a three-storey building collapsed in Iran’s capital Tehran on Thursday,
- BALUCHISTAN STUDENT UNION HITS OUT AT PAKISTAN GOVT OVER TARGETING OF POLITICAL ACTIVISTS IN PROVINCE ; Baloch Students Union in its statement has said that targeting political voices and putting obstacles in the peaceful political activities is beyond comprehension.
- PRO KABADDI
February 17, 2022
Dabang Delhi K.C. 26
Patna Pirates 23
Bengaluru Bulls 46
Haryana Steelers 24
U.P. Yoddha 35
U Mumba 28
- India vs West Indies ,
Starts at 19:00 IST, Feb 18 (13:30 GMT)
- Birthday today: 18 Feb 2002
Indian sport shooter.
Manu Bhaker is an Indian professional sport shooter. She represented India at the 2018 ISSF World Cup and won two gold medals. She is the youngest Indian to win a gold medal at the ISSF World Cup.
WEST BENGAL: KOLKATA
CM : Mamata Banerjee
Gvnr : Jagdeep Dhankhar
Formation :26 Jan 1950
Districts : 23
🥇 Gold ₹49,970 @10 gm 24 (Krt)
🥈 Silver ₹63,400@ Kg
⛽ Petrol ₹ 94.02
⛽ Diesel ₹ 87.37
LPG : ₹919/14.2 Kg
🇮🇳 FACTS ABOUT INDIA 🇮🇳
Medaram Jatara in TELANGANA it is the second-largest fair in India, after the Kumbh Mela.
It is the state festival of Telangana. It is held for four days. The festival is organised by Telangana’s second-largest tribal community called the Koya tribe. is celebrated once in two years in February or Magha month, on the full moon day. Currently, it is celebrated biennially celebrated.
Medaram Jathara festival is conducted in honour of Goddesses Sammakka and Saralamma.
Festival will be held from February 16, 2022 to February 19, 2022.
On 18 February every year Taj Mahotsav or Taj Festival is celebrated at Agra reveals the rich cultural heritage of our country. This festival in 2022 will begin on 18 February and last till 27 February 2021.
😀 Thought of the day
When things go wrong, don’t go with them
JOKE OF THE DAY
Mahakanjus admi ne Apne Baccho Se Bola ,
Kanjus – Jo Aaj Sham Khana Nahi Khayega
Use Me 10 Rupee Dunga
Tino Bete 10-10 Rupee Leke Bina Khana Khaye So Gaye
Kanjus Subah Bola –
Ab Jo 10 Rupee Dega
Kewal Usi Ko Nashta Milega😅😂🤣
Why Gold is given more importance
Gold is a chemical element. … Compared to other metals, gold is less chemically reactive.
It is a good conductor of electricity and heat.
Gold is shiny, soft and dense. …
Gold is malleable enough for just 1 gram to be hammered into a sheet 1 square meter in size.
अन्तो नास्ति पिपासायाः सन्तोषः परमं सुखम् ।
तस्मात्सन्तोषमेवेह परं पश्यन्ति पण्डिताः ॥ – Mahabharata. Vanaparva
antō nāsti pipāsāyāḥ santōṣaḥ paramaṃ sukham ।
tasmātsantōṣamēvēha paraṃ paśyanti paṇḍitāḥ ॥
भावार्थ : तृष्णा अनंत है, और संतोष परम् सुख है । इस लिए विद्वज्जन संतोष को ही इस संसार में श्रेष्ठ समझते हैं ।
Meaning : There is no limit for greed, and contentment is the ultimate happiness, so a wise man is always happy with what he has
🤔 HOW IT WORKS ⁉
How plastic is made
Plastics are made from natural materials such as cellulose, coal, natural gas, salt and crude oil through a polymerisation or polycondensation process. … In a polymerisation reactor, monomers such as ethylene and propylene are linked together to form long polymer chains
💁🏻♂ GK TODAY
The waterfalls of Niagara Falls are located on the Niagara River which connects two of the five Great Lakes. Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.
The Niagara River serves as an international border between the USA & Canada. There are two distinctive cities. Niagara Falls Ontario, Canada and Niagara Falls New York, United States of America.
BORN TODAY 🐣💐
Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa (18 Feb 1836 – 16 Aug 1886, born Ramakrishna “Gadadhar” Chattopadhyay) was an Indian Hindu mystic and saint in 19th century Bengal.
Ramakrishna experienced spiritual ecstasies from a young age, and was influenced by several religious traditions, including devotion toward the goddess Kali, Tantra (shakta), Vaishnava (bhakti), and Advaita Vedanta. As a priest at the Dakshineshwar Kali Temple, his mystical temperament and ecstasies gradually gained him widespread acknowledgement, attracting to him various spiritual teachers, social leaders, lay followers and eventually disciples. His chief disciple Swami Vivekananda founding the Ramakrishna Math, which provides spiritual training for monastics and householder devotees and the Ramakrishna Mission to provide charity work and education.
🙏🏻 IDIOMS & PHRASES
Comparing apples to oranges
Comparing two things that cannot be compared
Hazard – Danger
🛕 VEDIK GYAN
(kindly inform, if given info is vary from actual facts🙏🏻)
Badrinath , an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu is one of the four pilgrim centres in the Himalayas that every Hindu yearns to visit at least once in his lifetime. The Skanda Purana extols the holy town of Badrinath as being holier than all other shrines that exist in heaven and hell.
Badrinath temple is part of both Char Dham and Chota Char Dham (Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri). Adi Shankaracharya found the idol of Lord Badri in Alaknanda River and put it up in a cave near the Tapt Kund
🧬 HEALTH CARE: HOME REMEDIES🩺
( Note : These home tips followed in villages/ancient traditions, it is up to you to use it or not🙏🏻)
Neem Leaves :
Goodbye dandruff: Boil a bunch of neem leaves till the water turns green, allow it to cool. After washing your hair with shampoo, cleanse it with this water.
Eye Trouble : Boil some neem leaves, let the water cool completely and then use it to wash your eyes. This will help any kind of irritation, tiredness or redness.
CH Nαʋҽҽɳ Kυɱαɾ…✒️
🙏 PLZ FOLLOW the GOVT. NORMS, MAINT SOCIAL DISTANCE, KEEP YOURSELF YOUR FAMILY SAFE🌼