18 May (Wednesday)
Vasant Ritu
पक्ष :: Shuklapaksh
Month: Jyeshta 2, (Purnimata)/ Vaisakha 18(Amanta)
Vikram Samvat – 2079
Shaka Samvat – 1944
Nakshatra : Jyeshta (up to 8:09 am)
Moola, Purva Ashadha
Titi: Tritiya (up to 11:37 pm) Chaturthi
RahuKaal: 12:23 PM – 02:02 PM
HEALTH TIPS : https://youtu.be/iG82pzOCPmA

  1. India to roll out 6G technology by end of this decade, says PM Modi at Silver Jubilee celebration event of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.
  2. The prestigious Mumbai-New Delhi Rajdhani Express of Western Railway has completed 50 glorious years since its first journey on May 17, 1972.
  3. Home Minister Amit Shah reviews preparations for Amarnath Yatra at high level meeting in New Delhi.
    • The Minister said, this is the first journey after the COVID-19 pandemic. He said that number of mobile towers should be increased on the Yatra route for better communication and dissemination of information. Mr Shah instructed deployment of equipment to open the route immediately in case of landslides.
  4. The Supreme Court collegium on Tuesday recommended the appointment of the Chief Justices of Telangana, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gauhati High Courts.
    • The collegium also recommended the transfer of the existing Chief Justice of Telangana High Court, Justice Satish Chandra Sharma, as Chief Justice of Delhi High Court.
  5. The Centre on Tuesday issued instructions for reservation in promotion of persons with benchmark disabilities fixed at 4% in all central govt departments
  6. ANDHRA PRADESH govt transferred 15 IPS officers on Tuesday. Among them were PHD Ramakrishna as DIG of ACB and Gopinath Jatti as Greyhounds DIG.
  7. HIMACHAL PRADESH govt on Tuesday decided to hand over the state police constable recruitment exam’s question paper leak case to CBI.
  8. DELHI : The North Delhi Municipal Corporation on Tuesday suspended three officials in the Narela Zone for alleged laxity in duty following the massive fire in a building in Mundka that claimed 27 lives.
  9. J&K : Terrorists hurled a grenade at a newly opened wine shop in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Tuesday, killing one worker and injuring three others.
  10. Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday, in a high-level meeting, reviewed the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir following several targeted killings, including that of Kashmiri Pandits, in the Union Territory. The meeting, attended by J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and Union Home Secretary AK Bhalla.
  11. KARNATAKA : The eleventh edition of the ExCon takes place on 5 days from Tue., 17.05.2022 to Sat., 21.05.2022 in Bangalore.
    • The Excon exhibition in Bengaluru/Bangalore is the region’s largest trade fair on Construction Equipments & Construction Technology. The exhibition will showcase the latest advancements in construction engineering with emphasis on latest products, equipments & technology with specific emphasis on efficiency, productivity, safety, environment protection and construction quality.
  12. Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra said that “anti-conversion” law will not target any community in the state and promised a strict implementation of the law. He said, “It is in the Constitution that there can’t be forced conversions. We have just brought provision for punishment in case it happens.
  13. MADHY PRADESH : Mandi traders in Madhya Pradesh have gone on a two-day strike against the sudden ban on export of wheat. Traders association added that over 3,000 trucks full of wheat from Madhya Pradesh are lined up at Mumbai port.
  14. Aviation regulator DGCA has suspended the licences of two pilots of Alliance Air for one year after an aircraft with 55 passengers on board overshot the runway by 10 metres in Madhya Pradesh’s Jabalpur in March. The plane had skidded off the runway when it suffered a tyre burst while landing. All passengers and crew members were safe.
  15. TAMIL NADU : CBI raids premises of Congress Lok Sabha member Mr Karti P Chidambaram, son of former Union Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P.Chidambaram, on charges of aiding group of foreign nationals in getting visas illegally.
  16. UTTAR PRADESH : AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday hoped the Supreme Court will do “complete justice” in the Gyanvapi Mosque case. This comes after SC directed the Varanasi DM to safeguard the “Shivling” reportedly found inside the mosque complex without affecting the right of Muslims to enter and worship. Furthermore, the SC has set the next date of hearing on May 19
  17. WEST BENGAL : The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday directed CBI to interrogate West Bengal Minister of State for School Education PC Adhikary over alleged appointment of his daughter as a teacher in a state government-aided school.

This comes after a candidate’s petition claimed she was deprived of the job despite having secured higher marks than the minister’s daughter in the recruitment examination


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BSE Sensex 54,318.47
NIFTY : 16,259.30

  1. BSE Limited on Tuesday announced that its board has appointed Public Interest Director SS Mundra as the Chairman of the stock exchange. Mundra retired as Deputy Governor of RBI in July 2017.
  2. Centre is considering inviting bids for a 20%-25% stake in Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL), instead of selling its entire 52.98% holding,
  3. Reliance Retail is looking to enter the beauty and cosmetics segment with around 400 exclusive stores in the coming years, the Economic Times reported.
  4. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) sold a net $20.1 billion in the spot foreign exchange market in March to defend rupee against dollar, its monthly bulletin showed. RBI said its net outstanding forward dollar purchases rose to $65.79 billion in March compared to $49.11 billion in February.


  1. The Kolkata Police on Tuesday arrested late Bengali TV actress Pallavi Dey’s live-in partner Sagnik Chakraborty in connection with her death. Dey was found dead at her rented flat in Kolkata’s Garfa area on Sunday.
  2. A 26-year-old trans model-actress Sherin Celin Mathew was found dead in her apartment in Kerala’s Kochi on Tuesday. A police officer said that a case of unnatural death has been registered
  3. Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Anurag Thakur led the largest ever Indian official delegation of celebrities walking together on the Red Carpet at Cannes Film Festival’s inaugural event. In a historic moment for Indian folk arts, Mame Khan became the first ever folk artist to open a Red Carpet for Indian contingent at Cannes.
  4. Actress Deepika Padukone, speaking about being a jury member at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, stated, “I don’t think any of us have the capacity to judge…critique… or…criticise.” The actress further said that she would like to enjoy the creative process


  1. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launches indigenous Navy destroyer warship INS Surat, frigate INS Udaygiri; Says Govt aims for Make-for-World and not just Make-In-India.
  2. Vice President M.Venkaiah Naidu asked the Defence Forces to be always on the alert to thwart any challenges that may be faced by the country. He interacted with the tri-Services officers who are undergoing training in the Defence Services Staff College at Wellington near Ooty in Tamil Nadu on 17 May.
  3. On Tuesday, a US media outlet reported India had halted negotiations with Russia to purchase 10 Ka-31 airborne early-warning helicopters. Defence News reported India had “indefinitely” suspended negotiations with Russian state-owned arms conglomerate Rosoboronexport.
    • The 10 helicopters had been earmarked to serve on the new aircraft carrier Vikrant, which is undergoing sea trials, and other ships.
  4. The navies of India and France concluded their second joint patrolling in the South-Western Indian Ocean last week, while an Australian P-8 maritime patrol aircraft is expected in India next month on a reciprocal visit, underscoring India’s continued focus on expanding maritime surveillance and anti-submarine warfare cooperation in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).
  5. Colonel Dharamvir, the hero of the Battle of Longewala in the 1971 war with Pakistan, passed away on Monday in Gurugram.

He had commanded 23 Punjab between 1992 and 94. His role in the movie Border based in the Battle of Longewala was portrayed by actor Akshaye Khanna


  1. India appoints Naveen Srivastava as next ambassador to Nepal
  2. Russia became the fourth-largest oil supplier to India in April, tanker tracking data showed. Russia’s share in India’s oil purchases rose to a record 6%, about 2,77,000 barrels per day (bpd) in April, up from about 66,000 bpd in March, when it was in 10th position.
  3. Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan will lead the Indian delegation for the First International Migration Review Forum being held under the auspices of the General Assembly at the United Nations in New York from 17th to 20th of this month.
  4. President Ram Nath Kovind is on a state visit to two Caribbean nations. During the first leg of the visit to Jamaica, President Kovind started the second day engagements by visiting the Heroes’ Garden at Kingston
  5. BJP President JP Nadda interacts with Heads of Missions from 14 countries in New Delhi. The interaction was held as part of the party’s Know BJP Initiative.

Envoys of US, Australia, Canada, Israel, Denmark, Bhutan, Fiji, Indonesia, New Zealand, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Suriname and the Dominican Republic attended the event.


  1. The US Air Force on Monday claimed that it had successfully tested a hypersonic weapon. The test was conducted on Saturday off the coast of Southern California when a B-52 bomber released an Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW)
  2. Indonesia to end outdoor mask mandate as COVID-19 cases decline
  3. World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus claimed that China’s ‘Zero-COVID’ policy is unsustainable because of the highly infectious nature of the Omicron variant.
  4. Russia is moving nuclear-capable Iskander missiles towards its border with Finland, after the latter announced its intentions to join NATO, reports have said.
  5. The Finnish Parliament on Tuesday approved the proposal for Finland’s membership of the NATO. Of the 200 lawmakers, 188 voted in favour and eight against the application.
  6. The UK on Tuesday announced that it would end all overseas aid spending in China. The UK had spent around 13 million pounds on aid to China last year.



65th Match
Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 3 runs
SRH – 193/6 (20)
MI – 190/7 (20)
CRR: 9.50

Player of the Match
Rahul Tripathi

(b) May 18, Wednesday

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants

66th Match
at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai
19:30 IST / 14:00 GMT

  1. Mumbai Indians (MI) fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has become the first Indian pacer to take 250 wickets in T20 cricket. Overall, he is the fifth Indian to take 250 wickets in T20 cricket. Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Piyush Chawla and Amit Mishra are the other Indian bowlers to have taken at least 250 T20 wickets.
  2. It happens only in India: Chirag Shetty on receiving call from PM after Thomas Cup win
    Talking about receiving call from PM Narendra Modi following India’s first-ever Thomas Cup win, shuttler Chirag Shetty said, “I’ve never seen a Prime Minister actually calling a sports team after a win.” He added, “It happens only in India. It motivated us to a whole new level…We were very happy…he took out time from his busy schedule and congratulated us.”
  3. South Africa batter Zubayr Hamza has been suspended for nine months by ICC for a doping violation under the ICC Anti-Doping Code. The ban was backdated to March 22, 2022, the date Hamza accepted a provisional suspension. Hamza provided an out-of-competition sample on January 17, 2022, in which the prohibited substance Furosemide was found.
  4. The Asian Para Games 2022, which were scheduled to take place from October 9-15 in Hangzhou, China, have been postponed until 2023 amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in the country, the organisers announced on Tuesday. The decision comes in less than two weeks after the Hangzhou Asian Games were postponed indefinitely on May 6 due to the same reason.
  5. Tom Harrison has announced that he is stepping down as the CEO of England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) after seven years in the role. Clare Connor, the former England Women captain, has taken over the position on an interim basis.
  6. Six Indian male wrestlers have qualified for Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2022. Ravi Dahiya (57 kg), Bajrang Punia (65 kg), Naveen (74 kg), Deepak Punia (86 kg), Deepak (97 kg) and Mohit Dahiya (125 kg) were selected during the trials to represent the country at the event. The CWG 2022 will be held in Birmingham.

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National Disaster Management Authority, (NDMA) is an apex Body of Govt of India, with a mandate to lay down policies & Guidelines for disaster management like Earthquakes, cyclones, Avalanche, COVID etc. NDMA exercise of powers under Section 6 (2) (i) of the Disaster Management Act, 2005. Decisions on quarantine, lockdown etc will taken by NDMA.

National Executive Committee (NEC) assist and is responsible for the preparation of the National Disaster Management Plan for the whole country. Decisions on restrictions will be taken by NEC under Home ministry.

😀Thought of the day

Learn everything that is good from others, but bring it in, and in your own way adsorb it; do not become others


Munna Bhai – Circuit,bole to ye Ford kya hota hai?

Circuit – Bhai, gaadi hai.

Munna Bhai – To phir, ye Oxford kya hai?

Circuit – Bole to simple hai bhai, Ox ka matlab hai bail,

Ford ka matlab gaadi, isliye Oxford bole to Bailgaadi !!


Why we get dreams while sleeping

Dreams are hallucinations that occur during certain stages of sleep. They’re strongest during REM sleep, or the rapid eye movement stage, when you may be less likely to recall your dream. Much is known about the role of sleep in regulating our metabolism, blood pressure, brain function, and other aspects of health. A dream is a succession of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations that usually occur involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep.

Adults and babies alike dream for around two hours per night. During a typical lifetime, people spend an average of six years dreaming. The average person has three to five dreams per night, and some may have up to seven.

People who are blind from birth do not have visual dreams. Their dream contents are related to other senses like hearing, touch, smell and taste, whichever are present since birth

LEARN Sanskrit🙏🏻

उत्तिष्ठतु (Get up)

उपविशतु (Sit down)


How a crayon is made

A crayon (or wax pastel) is a stick of pigmented wax used for writing or drawing. Wax crayons differ from pastels, in which the pigment is mixed with a dry binder such as gum arabic, and from oil pastels, where the binder is a mixture of wax and oil.

The two basic ingredients for a crayon are:

  1. Pigment
  2. Paraffin wax, stored in heated 17,000 gallon tanks

The mixture is heated until it melts into a liquid. Crayons melt at 105 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius). The mixture is heated to 190 F (82 C). The liquid is poured into a preheated mold full of hundreds of crayon-shaped holes. Cool water (55 F, 13 C) is used to cool the mold, allowing the crayon to be made in 3 to 9 minutes.

A single mold makes 1,200 crayons at a time, weighing a total of about 40 pounds. The operator uses hydraulic pressure to eject the crayons from the mold. Earlier mold designs used a hand crank to push up the crayons.

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18 May – International Museum Day
International Museum Day is observed on 18 May every year to raise awareness about the museum and its role in society. The International Council of Museums (ICOM) created International Museum Day in 1977. The organisation suggested a proper theme every year which may include globalisation, bridging cultural gaps and care for the environment.

18 May – World AIDS Vaccine Day


Haradanahalli Doddegowda Deve Gowda (born 18 May 1933) is an Indian politician who is the state president of Janata Dal (Secular), Karnataka and who was the 11th Prime Minister of India from 1 June 1996 to 21 April 1997.

He was previously the 14th Chief Minister of Karnataka from 1994 to 1996.


Let the cat out of the bag

Give away a secret

Generous x Mean, Greedy


unbiased ~ impartial


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

Markandeya The great sage Mrikandu rishi and his wife Marudmati worshipped Shiva and sought from him the boon of begetting a son. As a result, he was given the choice of either a righteous son, but with a short life on earth or a child of low intelligence but with a long life. Mrikandu rishi chose the former, and was blessed with Markandeya, an exemplary son, destined to die at the age of 16.

Markandeya grew up to be a great devotee of Shiva and on the day of his destined death he continued his worship of Shiva in his aniconic form of Shivalingam. The messengers of Yama, the god of death were unable to take away his life because of his great devotion and continual worship of Shiva. Yama then came in person to take away Markandeya’s life, and sprung his noose around the young sage’s neck. By accident or fate the noose mistakenly landed around the Shivalingam, and out of it, Shiva emerged in all his fury attacking Yama for his act of aggression. After defeating Yama in battle to the point of death, Shiva then revived him, under the condition that the devout youth would live forever. For this act, Shiva was thereafter also known as Kalantaka (“Ender of Death”).

This event, it is said, took place on the bank of river Gomati in Kaithi, Varanasi. An ancient temple Markandeya Mahadeva Temple is made on this site. It’s the place where river Ganga and river Gomati merge so being a Sangam area, its sacredness increases


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

Cardamom may help lower blood pressure, most likely due to its antioxidant and diuretic properties.

Cardamom is often used to treat bad breath and is a component of some chewing gums. This is because cardamom might be able to kill common mouth bacteria and prevent cavities.

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