20 Apr (Wednesday)
पक्ष :: Krishna
Month: Vaisakha 4, (Purnimata)/ Chaitra 19(Amanta) Vikram Samvat – 2079
Shaka Samvat – 1944
Nakshatra : Jyeshta (up to 11:41 pm) Moola
Titi: Chaturthi (up to 1:53 pm) Panchami
RahuKaal: 12:26 PM – 02:01 PM GK TODAY : https://youtu.be/EDhrpytkjok
TODAYs TOP NEWS
- India administers more than 186.72 crore COVID vaccine doses; recovery rate stands at 98.76 percent.
- PM Modi will confer the Awards for Excellence in Public Administration 2021 on 21st of this month to mark the 15th Civil Services Day.
- Union Steel Ministry will host National Metallurgist Award 2021 in New Delhi to recognise outstanding contribution of metallurgists and engineers in the field of iron and steel. The programme will be chaired by the Steel Minister Ram Chandra Prasad Singh.
- National Apprenticeship Mela 2022 to be organised across the country in over 700 locations on 21st April.
- PM Modi will address the nation on the 400th Parkash Purab of Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji at the Red Fort in New Delhi on 21st of this month. On the auspicious occasion, the Prime Minister will release a commemorative coin and postage stamp.
- Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama will visit Ladakh between the month of July and August.
- ASSAM state govt. has started the preparations to deal with the flood situation and alerted all the districts to be ready as well.
- BIHAR govt decides to give free booster dose to state people aged above 18 years.
- DELHI Police arrest 23 persons in connection with Jahangirpuri violence; Home Minister Amit Shah orders strict action.
- GUJARAT : PM Modi laid the foundation stone of WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine (GCTM) in Jamnagar Gujarat. PM of Mauritius Pravind Kumar Jugnauth and Director-General of World Health Organisation Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus were also present on this occasion.
- J&K : Security forces recover cache of arms, ammunition in Karnah area of Kupwara district
- KERALA , isolated rain accompanied by lightning and thunderstorms is likely to continue till Saturday (23rd April).
- MADHYA PRADESH: Live-in relationships are leading to rise in sexual offences: MP High Court
The “bane of live-in relationship”, a “byproduct” of rights conferred under Article 21 of the Constitution, is leading to a rise in sexual offences, Madhya Pradesh High Court said.
- ODISHA Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik sanctioned ₹120 crore for bonus and other allowances for Kendu leaf pluckers and other seasonal workers.
- PUNJAB: Congress leader Navjot Sidhu on Tuesday questioned the AAP government over their recent announcement to provide 300 units per month of free electricity.
- RAJASTHAN : Eleven members of a family were killed and seven others injured after their pick-up truck rammed into a tractor-trolley in Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu district on Tuesday.
- Uttar Pradesh and Haryana make face masks mandatory in selected districts amid spike in COVID-19 cases.
- After the recent violence in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri, UP CM Yogi Adityanath issued a set of directions regarding religious processions in the state.
💷 GBP 99.50
BSE Sensex 56,463.15
NIFTY : 16,958.65
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today held a bilateral meeting with Managing Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF) Kristalina Georgieva and discussed issues of importance for India besides several issues currently being faced by the global and the regional economies
KGF – Chapter 2 was expected to be one of the biggest money spinners of recent times. Living up to the same, the business of the film has raked in a staggering Rs. 500 cr. at the worldwide box office. As per reports, KGF 2 has managed to collect USD 72.38 million [Rs. 552.85 cr.]
- Indian Air Force (IAF), on Tuesday, conducted a firing test of the BrahMos cruise missile from the Sukhoi Su-30MKI aircraft from the Eastern Seaboard.
- World’s highest tunnel connecting Ladakh and Himachal Pradesh to be built by BRO. The tunnel will be built by Border Road Organisation at a height of 16,580 feet. It is expected to be operational for commute by 2025.
- 1st Indian-American commander of a US Navy ship, veteran Shanti Sethi has joined Vice President Kamala Harris’s office as her executive secretary and defence adviser.
✈ INTERNATIONAL NEWS
- A commander and associate member of terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba, Sheikh Sajad has been notified as a terrorist under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967. Ministry of Home Affairs in a notification said, Sheikh Sajad has been actively radicalizing, motivating and recruiting youth of Jammu and Kashmir to support terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba and has been involved in terror funding.
- Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla is on three-day visit to Hanoi, Vietnam.
- The University Grants Commission (UGC) has allowed academic collaboration between the Indian and foreign colleges to offer three different types of degree programmes — dual, joint and twinning degree programmes — to students from India and abroad.
- Chennai-based Hawking Defence Services Pvt Ltd, a tech start-up operating in the unmanned systems, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Australian UAV Technologies to establish a joint venture (JV) company.
- Russia is seeking more medical equipment from India after sanctions and logistical logjams following President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine have sharply reduced imports from Europe and China.
Medical equipment companies from India and Russia will discuss ways to boost supplies during a virtual meeting on April 22,
🌎 WORLD NEWS 🌍
- Russia has launched an assault to seize the eastern Donbas region. In a video address Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky said Moscow bombarded cities with rocket and artillery fire.
- The police in Sri Lanka for the first time since anti-government protests over an economic crisis started fired at protesters yesterday, killing one and injuring several people. A police spokesperson confirmed they had to fire at the protesters after the mobs turned violent and threw stones at them.
- Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday offered to hold talks with anti-government protesters amid a severe economic crisis in Sri Lanka.
- Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday called on newly-elected Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.
- The new federal Cabinet of Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has five women in important positions, a refreshing respite from the previous cabinet of PTI which was largely male-dominated.
- The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) on Tuesday said a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Mindanao island in the Philippines. No injuries or damage have been reported so far.
INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE 2022
(a) Lucknow Super Giants vs
Royal Challengers Bangalore,
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 18 runs
RCB – 181/6 (20)
LSG – 163/8 (20)
Player of the Match
Faf du Plessis
(b) Apr 21, Thursday
Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings
33rd Match at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai
19:30 IST / 14:00 GMT
TAMIL NADU: CHENNAI
Formed : 26 Jan 1950
Gvnr : R. N. Ravi
CM : M. K. Stalin (DMK)
Dist : 38
🥇Gold ₹ 54,870@10gm 24 (Krt)
🥈 Silver ₹ 74,900@ Kg
⛽ Petrol ₹ 110.85
⛽ Diesel ₹ 100.94
⛽ AUTOGAS ₹ 73.17
LPG : ₹ 965.50 /14.2 Kg
🇮🇳 FACTS ABOUT INDIA 🇮🇳
Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is the capital of India’s West Bengal state. Founded as an East India Company trading post, it was India’s capital under the British Raj from 1773–1911. Today it’s known for its grand colonial architecture, art galleries and cultural festivals.
😀 Thought of the day
Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud
JOKE OF THE DAY
A boy took a knife & wrote his Girlfriend’s name on his hand. After 5 mints he started crying loudly.
Friend : Is it paining?
Boy : No, shit Its spelling mistake.
What is the reason for sudden fainting?
Fainting is usually not a sign of a serious health problem, but it can be. The most common reason for fainting is a sudden drop in blood pressure, which reduces blood flow and oxygen to the brain.
शैलकूट – Mountain Peak
🤔 HOW IT WORKS ⁉
Maida is made from the endosperm: the starchy white part of the grain. The bran is separated from the germ and endosperm which is then refined by passing through a sieve of 80 mesh per inch (31 mesh per centimeter).
Maida Finely milled without any bran, refined, and bleached, it closely resembles cake flour. Maida is used extensively for making fast foods, baked goods such as pastries, bread, several varieties of sweets, and traditional flatbreads. Owing to this wide variety of uses, it is sometimes labeled and marketed as “all-purpose flour”, though it is different from all-purpose flour.
💁🏻♂ GK TODAY
Galileo di Vincenzo Bonaiuti de’ Galilei was an Italian astronomer, physicist and engineer, sometimes described as a polymath, from Pisa. Galileo has been called the “father of observational astronomy”, the “father of modern physics”, the “father of the scientific method”, and the “father of modern science
BORN TODAY 🐣💐
Nara Chandrababu Naidu (born 20 April 1950) is an Indian politician and the Leader of Opposition in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly.
He is a former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh serving from 2014 to 2019.
🙏🏻 IDIOMS & PHRASES
Rain on someone’s parade
To spoil something
Approached x Receded
consecutive ~ successive
🛕 VEDIK GYAN
(kindly inform, if given info is differ from actual facts🙏🏻)
why do banyan tree🌳 worshipped in Santana Dharma⁉
Banyan tree is one of the most venerated trees in Santana Dharma. It has the ability to grow and survive for centuries. Saints, Sages and hermits use to meditate under these trees including Buddha .
Banayan/Peepal/Neem tree releases oxygen even at night via Crassulacean Acid Metabolism(CAM) process and during day time via well known photosynthesis process.
🧬 HEALTH CARE: HOME REMEDIES🩺
( Note : These home tips followed in villages/ancient traditions, it is up to you to use it or not🙏🏻)
WEARING OF COPPER
Unless there is no allergy to the metal, wearing a pure copper bracelet or ring can work wonders to the energy levels and immunity of the body.
a. Joint stiffness and Joint pain.
b. Mineral absorption.
c. Increasing cardiovascular health.
d. Healthier immune system.
CH Nαʋҽҽɳ Kυɱαɾ…✒️
🙏 PLZ FOLLOW the GOVT. NORMS, MAINT SOCIAL DISTANCE, KEEP YOURSELF YOUR FAMILY SAFE🌼