19 Mar (Saturday)
पक्ष :: Krishna
Month: Chaitra 1, (Purnimata)/ Phalguna 17(Amanta) Purnimanta calendar (Ujjain)
Vikram Samvat – 2078
Nakshatra : Hasta (up to 11:38 pm)Chitra
Titi: Pratipada (up to 11:37 am) Dwitiya
RahuKaal:09:35 AM – 11:05 AM GK TODAY : MAHABHARAT PART-2 QUIZ:. https://youtu.be/WmlzRJfrJPU
TODAYs TOP NEWS
- Holi also known as the festival of colours, is being celebrated throughout the country yesterday. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil and marks the onset of the Spring season.
- Over 180 crore 97 lakh doses of corona vaccine administered so far; Recovery rate stands at 98.73 %. (Over 183 crore 27 lakh vaccine doses have been provided to States and Union Territories so far. The vaccines have been given through the Central Government free of cost channel and through direct state procurement category.)
- Biennial Rajya Sabha election is scheduled to be held for five seats of Punjab, three seats of Kerala, two seats of Assam and one seat each in Himachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Tripura on 31st of this month. Nominations can be filed till 21st March.
- The Andhra Pradesh government aims to administer the Covid-19 vaccine, called CorBevax, to 14.90 lakh children aged between 12 and 14 years by taking up a special campaign in schools from March 21.
- J&K : Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Cyber Police Jammu with the assistance of Rajasthan Police busted a gang of fraudsters offering fake online to and fro helicopter tickets to Mata Vaishno Devi ji pilgrims.
- Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday alleged that several parts of the film ‘The Kashmir Files’, which focuses on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the valley in the 1990s, are “false” and said that “BJP-backed Governor rule” prevailed at that time
- KARNATAKA CM Basavaraj Bommai on Friday said the mortal remains of Indian student Naveen Shekharappa Gyanagoudar, who was killed during shelling in Ukraine on March 1, will arrive in Bengaluru on March 20. The 21-year-old student, a resident of Karnataka’s Haveri district, was standing in a queue at a supermarket in Kharkiv when he was killed in the shelling.
- KERALA , four construction workers from West Bengal were killed when earth caved in at a construction site at the Special Economic Zone at Kalamassery in Kochi on 18 Mar afternoon.
- MANIPUR : Kuki People’s Alliance extends unconditional support to BJP for formation of new govt. the Kuki People’s Alliance (KPA) which got two seats in the recently concluded General Elections in Manipur has extended unconditional support to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the formation of a new State government.
- NAGALAND : Budget session of 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly to commence from March 19. Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, who also holds the Finance portfolio will present the Budget of 2022-23 on March 22.
- PUNJAB : Ten ministers, including a woman, will be inducted in the Bhagwant Mann government in Punjab on Saturday. Among the 10 ministers, eight are first-time MLAs.
- TAMIL NADU : State Finance Minister PTR Palanivel Thiagarajan presented the state Budget to the Assembly on 18 Mar, saying the revenue deficit will be reduced by 7000-crore rupees from the estimated figures next year. He expressed confidence that the fiscal deficit also will see a reduction from 4.61 percent last year to 3.8 percent, despite the challenges like Covid-19 pandemic.
- Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin has requested the Centre to re-designate Chennai Airport as the embarkation point for Haj pilgrimage.
- WEST BENGAL : The BJP has fielded fashion designer-turned-politician Agnimitra Paul against TMC candidate Shatrughan Sinha for the Lok Sabha by-election from Asansol constituency. Similarly, the party has fielded Keya Ghosh against ex-Union Minister Babul Supriyo, who has been given a ticket by the TMC, for the by-election from Ballygunge seat. The by-polls for the two seats will be held on April 12.
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BSE Sensex 57,863.93
NIFTY : 17,287.05
- India extended a $ 1 billion concessional credit facility to Sri Lanka. Signing ceremony took place in Delhi on 18 Mar in presence of visiting Sri Lankan Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, EAM Dr S Jaishankar among others.
- Adani Group is exploring the possibility of buying a stake in oil gaint Saudi Aramco, Bloomberg reported. Billionaire Gautam Adani-led conglomerate has held preliminary talks on a range of potential cooperation and joint investment opportunities with Aramco and Public Investment Fund (PIF), the report said. Adani may offer PIF the opportunity to invest in infrastructure in India
- The Central government provided ‘Y’ category security cover to ‘The Kashmir Files’ director Vivek Agnihotri with CRPF cover pan India, The feature film, which has received unprecedented government backing, is based on the exodus of Kashmiri Hindus from the Kashmir valley during the height of militancy.
- Riding on overwhelming government support and tax breaks from several states across the country, the controversial movie has become a runaway box office success and is racing to Rs 100 crore in collections.
- Information and Broadcasting Secretary Apurva Chandra and Actor R Madhavan inaugurated the Media and Entertainment Fortnight at the India Pavilion in Dubai Expo 2020 on 18 Mar. The idea of the Media and Entertainment Fortnight being organized by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry is to showcase India’s prowess in the sector and promote global collaborations and attract investments.
- Director-producer Girish Malik’s 17-year-old son Mannan passed away after falling from the fifth floor of his building in Mumbai’s Andheri on Friday. Mannan was rushed to Kokilaben Ambani Hospital but he did not survive. According to the mefia reports, the incident happened after 5 pm when he returned to his home after celebrating Holi.
- Marvel’s ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ and ‘WandaVision’ were awarded Best Superhero Movie and Best Superhero Series respectively at the Critics Choice Super Awards 2022. Actor Andrew Garfield won Best Actor in a Superhero Movie for his role in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’. Actress Florence Pugh was awarded Best Actress in a Superhero Movie for ‘Black Widow’.
- The Indian Air Force, desperately short of fighter aircraft, is ordering 12 Russian-designed Sukhoi-30 MKI very shortly. Its bid for the fighters, a Rs 10,000 crore package, is expected to be cleared by the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) headed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and including the three chiefs
- China’s most powerful fighter engine to date, the WS-15 meant for the J-20 heavy stealth jet, has exhibited super-cruise and super-manoeuvrability in recent tests.With the tests, all parameters of the WS-15 have been further improved and optimized,
- ASTR Defence a defence company based out of Bangalore has designed and developed India’s first pistol. ASTR is a licensed defence equipment innovator developing advanced next generation weapon systems catering to the needs of India’s military and security forces to counter India’s technologically advancing adversaries.
ATAL 9mm & ATAL 0.032 ACP. The ATAL 9mm is made for the military and law enforcement. The ATAL 0.32 ACP for civilian use
- DRDO is developing SLCM for P75 Kalvari class submarines. The missile will be torpedo tube launched. The system is planned to have two variants one an anti-ship variant with RF seeker and the other land attack variant with EO seeker having Digital Scene Matching Area Correlator (DSMAC) technology for terminal guidance.
The Indian Navy wants its Project-75 (I) boats to be capable of carrying 12 land-attack and anti-ship cruise missiles.
✈ INTERNATIONAL NEWS
- 14th Annual India-Japan Summit to be held today on March 19 : At the invitation of PM Modi, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will be undertaking an official two-day visit to New Delhi beginning for the Annual Summit.
- The Indian Embassy in Ukraine has issued an advisory for the Indians in the war-torn country. It said, the Embassy of India continues to function and can be contacted through e-mail :
. The Embassy in the advisory said, 24×7 helpline numbers are functional on whatsapp for assistance. The numbers are 380933559958, 919205290802 and 917428022564.
- Austrian Federal Minister for European and International Affairs Alexander Schallenberg is arriving in New Delhi today on 19 Mar on a three-day official visit. External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar is scheduled to hold meeting with Mr Schallenberg on Sunday.
- Indian-American public health expert Dr Ashish Jha to take over as US President Joe Biden’s #COVID19 Response Coordinator next month.
Jha will be replacing Jeffrey D Zients, who is set to leave the administration next month.
🌎 WORLD NEWS 🌍
- US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday discussed the Russia-Ukraine conflict for nearly two hours on a video call. Xi told Biden that conflicts and confrontations were in no-one’s interests, according to a Chinese foreign ministry statement. The US has sought to deter China from providing military or economic assistance for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
- Russian media regulator Roskomnadzor on 18 Mar (Friday) urged Google to stop spreading “anti-Russian” content on YouTube. “The actions of YouTube’s administration are of a terrorist nature and threaten the life and health of Russian citizens,” it said. Earlier this week, Russia blocked Instagram after its parent firm Meta allowed Ukrainian users to post messages such as “Death to the Russian invaders.
- Russian oligarch’s superyacht stuck in Norway as no one is selling it fuel
A superyacht owned by a Russian oligarch is stuck in a Norwegian port because no one is willing to sell it fuel in protest of the Ukraine war. The Ragnar is valued at $85 million and is owned by Vladimir Strzhalkovsky. Meanwhile, the yacht’s captain said that none of the crew is Russian and that such discrimination is “extremely unjust”.
- US President Joe Biden spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping over a secured video call on Friday in the backdrop of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.China’s response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has already troubled western observers
- Germany’s parliament, known as the Bundestag, on Friday approved a new law in a 388-277 vote that lifted most COVID-19 restrictions. Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said the new Infection Protection Act was a “difficult compromise”. Germany’s Robert Koch Institute on Friday reported 2,97,841 new COVID-19 cases. Wearing of masks is no longer required in schools, shops or restaurants.
- ICC WOMENS WORLD CUP 2022 : Bangladesh Women vs West Indies Women, 17th Match
West Indies Women won by 4 runs
WIW – 140/9 (50)
BANW – 136 (49.3)
Player of the Match
(b) 19 March, Sat
India Women vs Australia Women
18th Match at Eden Park, Auckland
06:30 IST / 01:00 GMT
- Lakshya Sen, Gayatri Gopichand-Treesa Jolly enter All England semis : World Championships bronze medallist Lakshya Sen entered men’s singles semi-finals of All England Championships after his opponent Lu Guang Zu of China gave a walkover on Friday. Ex-champion Pullela Gopichand’s daughter Gayatri along with her partner Treesa Jolly saved two match points to reach women’s doubles semi-finals after beating second seeds Lee Sohee and Shin Seungchan 14-21, 22-20, 21-15.
- Lia Thomas on Thursday became the first transgender woman to win an NCAA swimming title after winning the women’s 500-yard freestyle. The University of Pennsylvania swimmer won with a time of four minutes and 33.24 seconds. Thomas competed on the men’s team for three years before moving to the women’s team
- Roger Federer on 18 Mar said he will donate $500,000 through his foundation “to establish access to continued schooling for Ukrainian children” affected by Russia’s invasion.
- Russian, Belarusian athletes banned from Diamond League :: Premier track and field competition Diamond League has excluded Russian Authorised Neutral Athletes (ANA) and Belarusian athletes from its events “for the foreseeable future”, organisers said. The decision has been taken following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Governor : Bhagat Singh Koshyari
CM : Uddhav Thackeray (Shivsena)
Formation : 01 May 1960
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🥈 Silver ₹69,100@ Kg
⛽ Petrol ₹ 109.98
⛽ Diesel ₹ 94.14
⛽ Autogas ₹ 37.30
⛽ CNG ₹ 49.40
LPG : 900/14.2 Kg
🇮🇳 FACTS ABOUT INDIA 🇮🇳
The Kohinoor diamond (originally 793 carats), mined from the Golconda region of Andhra Pradesh during the Kakatiya dynasty’s reign.
In 1852, Queen Victoria decided to reshape the diamond and it was cut down to 108.93 carats.
After the subjugation of Punjab in the Second Sikh War in 1849, Duleep Singh, the last Sikh ruler of Punjab, was ordered by the then governor general of India, Lord Dalhousie, to personally hand over the Kohinoor to the British Queen.
After Queen Victoria’s death, the Kohinoor was set in the crown of Queen Alexandra, the wife of Edward VII, that was used at their coronation in 1902. The diamond was transferred to Queen Mary’s crown in 1911, and finally to Queen Elizabeth’s crown in 1937.
😀 Thought of the day
Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.
JOKE OF THE DAY
Jyada Tez Ladkiyo Se Kaise Nipta Jaye
Pappu Ek Ladki Ko Purpose Karta Hai.
Pappu: “I Love You. Tum Duniya Ki Sabse Khubsoorat Ladki Ho”
Ladki: “Acha Par Tumhare Piche Mujhse Bhi jyada Khubsoorat Ladki Khadi Hai”
Pappu Mud Ke Piche Dekhta Hai Par Waha Koi Nahi Tha.
Ladki: “Agar Tum Sach Mein Mujhse Pyar Karte To Kabhi Piche Mud Kar Na Dekhte I Hate You”
Moral: Moral Woral Kuch Ni Bas Ladki Zara Tej Nikali.
Par Message Abi Baki Hai, Mere Dost.
Pappu: “Chalo Jaisi Tumhari Marazi, Magar Ab Ye Diamond Ring Main Kisko Dunga”
Ladki Fatafat Se Boli: “Lo… Ab Main Apne Janu Se Majak Bhi Nahi Kar Sakti“
Fatigue: Why do people get tired while travelling?
Travelling is stressful on the body, and stress can make you tired or fatigued. … Noise activates our stress hormones . So just sitting there is no longer a relaxing, low stress activity. Instead, your body is in a prolonged stressful state which takes it toll after a while.
Travel breaks routines – People have daily routines. Traveling almost always upsets that routine. The result of their routines changing causes them to become tired.
When do they play? ‘ taaha kada kreedanti? (ताः कदा क्रीडन्ति)?’
They play at 8 o’clock. ‘ taaha ashtavaadane kreedanti (ताः अष्टवादने क्रीडन्ति)’
ghee = घृतं | ghrutn,
धृत | dhrut
🤔 HOW IT WORKS ⁉
How Shoe Polish is prepared
Shoe polish (or boot polish), usually a waxy paste or a cream, is a consumer product used to shine.
Various substances have been used as shoe polish for hundreds of years, starting with natural substances such as wax and tallow. Modern polish formulae were introduced early in the 20th century and some products from that era,
It is usually made from a mix of natural and synthetic materials, including naphtha, turpentine, dyes, and gum arabic, using straightforward chemical engineering processes.
Shoe polish is manufactured in large, thermostated, stirred reactors. Steps are taken to ensure that volatile solvents do not evaporate. Typically, low-melting paraffin wax is melted, followed by the higher melting waxes, and finally the colorant-stearate mixture.
💁🏻♂ GK TODAY
India’s First Open University Andhra Pradesh Open University
BORN TODAY 🐣💐
Devaragunda Venkappa Sadananda Gowda (born 18 March 1953) is an Indian politician. He had served as the 20th Chief Minister of Karnataka.
Dorjee Khandu (19 Mar 1955 )was an Indian politician who served as Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh. He was re elected in 2009 Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly elections.
🙏🏻 IDIOMS & PHRASES
Every cloud has a silver lining
Good things come after bad things
Despair – Hope
Deliberate – Planned
🛕 VEDIK GYAN
(kindly inform, if given info is vary from actual facts🙏🏻)
The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra, also known as the Rudra Mantra or Tryambakam Mantra, is a verse of the Rigveda. The sūkta is addressed to Tryambaka, “The Three-eyed One”, an epithet of Rudra who is identified with Shiva in Shaivism
ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम्। उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान्मृत्योर्मुक्षीय माऽमृतात्।।
Aum Tryambakam yajaamahe sugandhim pushtivardhanam |
Urvaarukamiva bandhanaan-mrityormuksheeya maamritaat ||
I worship that fragrant Shiva of three eyes, the one who nourishes all living entities.
May he help us severe our bondage with samsara by making us realise that we are never separated from our immortal nature.
Source: Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra, Rigved 7.59.12
🧬 HEALTH CARE: HOME REMEDIES🩺
( Note : These home tips followed in villages/ancient traditions, it is up to you to use it or not🙏🏻)
Lemongrass contains several antioxidants, tea may help treat oral infections and cavities lemongrass is a known diuretic. A diuretic makes you urinate more often, ridding your body of excess fluid and sodium. Diuretics are often prescribed if you have heart failure, liver failure, or edema.
CH Nαʋҽҽɳ Kυɱαɾ…✒️
🙏 PLZ FOLLOW the GOVT. NORMS, MAINT SOCIAL DISTANCE, KEEP YOURSELF YOUR FAMILY SAFE🌼