20 Aug (Saturday)
Vedic Ritu: Varsha
Drik Ritu: Varsha
पक्ष :: Krishnapaksh
Month: Bhadrapada 8 (Purnimata)/ Sravana 23(Amanta)
Vikram Samvat – 2079
Shaka Samvat – 1944
Nakshatra: Rohini Mrigashirsha
Tithi : Navami
RahuKaal: 09:19 AM – 10:54 AM



  1. Over 209.27 crore vaccine doses administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive
  2. PM Modi on Friday said, 10 crore rural households of the country have been connected to piped clean water facility. He was addressing the HarGhar Jal Utsav in Panaji under Jal Jeevan Mission via video message.
  3. The govt has extended the service of Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla for a period of one year (22 Aug 2023)
  4. BIHAR : RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s son-in-law, Shailesh Kumar, at Bihar government’s official meetings have emerged on social media. Reacting to this, BJP Rajya Sabha MP Sushil Kumar Modi said Lalu’s son-in-law and party workers are running the government and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is “helpless”. PM Modi said Shailesh had no business being present at the meetings.
  5. DELHI Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena had recommended a CBI probe over alleged violations of rules and procedural lapses in the new liquor policy.
  6. Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said CBI raids on Manish Sisodia will not scare the Delhi Deputy CM or the AAP.
  7. HIMACHAL : BJP National President JP Nadda is set to visit the poll-bound state of Himachal Pradesh and attend various events in Sirmaur on Saturday.
  8. LADAKH Lieutenant Governor RK Mathur inaugurated a 2-day Ladakh Education Fair 2022 virtually. The 2-day Fair began at six venues of constituents colleges of University of Ladakh with prime focus of employability of youth.
  9. MAHARASHTRA Govt announces that financial assistance will be provided to Govindas, who suffer serious injuries during the Dahi Handi festival.
  10. ODISHA : The flood situation is still grim in several districts of Odisha. Chief Minister Naveen Pattnaik conducted an aerial survey of five flood-hit districts and announced 15 days relief for the affected people in the worst-hit districts of Khurdha, Puri, Cuttack, Kendrpada and Jagatsinghpur.
  11. Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik appealed to people of four districts including Balasore, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj and Bhadrak not to venture out of their homes on Saturday amid heavy rainfall forecast
  12. UTTAR PRADESH , Janmashtami, the festival of Lord Krishna’s birth is being celebrated with religious fervor. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath reached Mathura and took the blessings of Lord Krishna.


  1. Central Bureau of Investigation, CBI, has lodged an FIR against Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia in the alleged violations of rules and procedural lapses in the new liquor policy. 14 other persons including Excise Officials, liquor company executives, unknown public servants and private persons have also been named in the FIR.
  2. WEST BENGAL : The CBI on Friday raided a rice mill owned by arrested TMC leader Anubrata Mondal’s daughter, Sukanya, in West Bengal’s Bolpur


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Box Office: Karthikeya 2 overtakes Laal Singh Chaddha & Raksha Bandhan on Janmashtami.

Box Office is full of surprises and it has surprised everyone yet again as a Hindi dubbed Telugu release Karthikeya 2, which opened to Rs. 7 lakh in the Hindi belt, has toppled big Bollywood releases.

The domestic total of Laal Singh Chaddha stands at a little under Rs. 52 crore after 9 days while Raksha Bandhan stands at a meagre total of Rs. 38.40 cr


  1. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh yesterday interacted with jawans of the Indian Army and Assam Rifles at Headquarter of Assam Rifles (South) in Imphal. He was accompanied by the Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Pande.
  2. An Indian Air Force contingent has reached Australia to participate in Exercise Pitch Black 2022. The exercise is being held in Darwin till 8th of next month.
  3. Tripura: A Head Constable of 145th Battalion of Border Security Force (BSF) was martyred in Panisagar sector yesterday, when his patrol team came under indiscriminate firing by a group of suspected NLFT insurgents.
  4. RUSSIA WANTS TO BUILD NEXT GENERATION TANKS, SUBMARINES WITH INDIA : Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraftAs the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
    A Vietnamese delegation is set to visit Israel next month to advance the $500 million purchase, following an estimated $1.5 billion worth of defence-equipment deals between the two countries.
  6. Indian Naval Ship Tarkash which is deployed to Brazil participated in a Maritime Partnership Exercise with the Brazilian Navy which included operations such as cross-deck landing, replenishment at sea (RAS) approaches and other tactical manoeuvres.


  1. An Indian Parliamentary delegation led by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla will be attending the 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPA) at Halifax in Canada.
    • This conference is scheduled to be held from 20 Aug to 26th of this month. The Conference will also be attended by 23 Presiding Officers and 16 Secretaries from State Legislatures from India who are also members of CPA.
  2. The 17th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2023 will be held at Indore in January next year. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi in a tweet said that Secretary, Consular, Passport and Visa Division, Ausaf Sayeed and Chief Secretary of Madhya Pradesh Iqbal Singh Bains signed a Memorandum of Understanding for hosting the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas.
  3. Deputy National Security Advisor Vikram Misri participated in Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s NSAs meeting in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
  4. External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar will pay an official visit to Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina from 22nd to 27th of this month.
  5. Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday expressed that his country wishes to have ‘peaceful ties’ with India, which will include a ‘just and peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute following the relevant UNSC resolutions.
  6. Captain Zoya becomes 1st Indian female pilot to be added to US Aviation Museum.

She was the first Indian woman pilot to fly an aircraft above the North pole covering a record-breaking distance of around 16,000 km.


  1. Powerful storms have battered areas of central and southern Europe, killing at least 12 people. The deaths, most from falling trees, were reported in Italy and Austria, and on the French island of Corsica.
  2. Indonesian president Joko Widodo has said China’s Xi Jinping and Russia’s Vladimir Putin both plan to attend the Group of 20 summit in Bali in November.


  1. The Sports Ministry has requested International Football Federation (FIFA) and Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to allow Indian club sides, Sree Gokulam Kerala FC and ATK Mohun Bagan to compete in the scheduled football tournaments.
    • Sree Gokulam Kerala FC had already reached Uzbekistan, ahead of its scheduled matches in the southern Uzbekistan city of Qarshi. ATK Mohun Bagan is slated to play the AFC Cup 2022 (Inter-Zone semifinals) on 7th of next month in Bahrain.
  2. THE DURAND CUP football, FC Goa defeated Indian Air Force by 1-0 in the Durand Cup at Kishore Bharati Stadium, Kolkata. The match between Sudeva Delhi and Kerala Blasters ended in a draw 1-1, at Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati.
  3. CRICKET: India to take on Zimbabwe in 2nd ODI of 3-match series at Harare today.

New Delhi, capital, Republic of India
26 January 1950

National Capital Territory : 1 Feb 1992
Districts : 11
Governor: Vinai Kumar Saxena
CM : Arvind Kejriwal (AAP)
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BHOPAL : The capital of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal was built on the site of the 11th Century City of Bhojpal, founded by the Parmara King Bhoj (1000-1055). The city was originally known as Bhojpal. According to this theory, it was later changed to Bhopal.

😀Thought of the day

Meditation is realizing and expanding your inner beauty in every direction


All scientists failed to answer this But Pappu Rocks !!
Question – Which liquid turns solid on heating??? Ans – besan ke pakore🤪😅🤣



Your hair follicles have pigment cells that make melanin, a chemical that gives your hair its color. As you age, these cells start to die. Without pigment, new hair strands grow in lighter and take on various shades of gray, silver, and eventually white.

LEARN Sanskrit🙏🏻

Endeavor* : यत्न

Seeta plays . ‘Seeta kreedati ( सीता क्रीडति )’

you play . ‘tvam kreedasi (त्वं क्रीडसि )’

I play . ‘ aham kreedaami (अहं क्रीडामि )’



Earthworms are hermaphrodites, so individuals have both female and male organs. They mate by aligning themselves in opposite directions at their gonadal openings and exchanging packets of sperm. Each earthworm will form an egg capsule in its clitellum and pass it into the environment. The egg capsule is golden brown and looks like a tiny lemon the size of a match head. Two to seven Eisenia fetida babies (three, on average) will hatch from an egg capsule in 30 to 75 days. Earth worm life expectancy is approximately 4½ to five years.

Do worms have eyes?
No, not really. Instead, they have cells called receptors that can sense whether it’s light or dark. This allows worms to tell if they’re underground or above ground.

Worms have the ability to regrow lost tissue & can survive losing parts of their body. Mature worms have a swollen gland just below the head, known as a clitellum. If cut below this gland, the worm will be able to regenerate the tissue it has lost.

💁🏻‍♂‍ GK TODAY

The power to maintain public order in “disturbed areas”.

According to the Disturbed Areas (Special Courts) Act, 1976 once declared ‘disturbed’, the area has to maintain status quo for a minimum of 3 months. One such act passed on 11 September 1958 was applicable to the Naga Hills, then part of Assam. In the following decades it spread, one by one, to the other Seven Sister States in India’s northeast (at present, it is in force in the States of Assam, Nagaland, Manipur {excluding Imphal Municipal Council Area}, Changlang, Longding and Tirap districts of Arunachal Pradesh, An act passed in 1990 was applied to Jammu and Kashmir and has been in force since.

(a) To arrest without a warrant anyone who has committed cognizable offences or is reasonably suspected.

(b) Stop and search any vehicle.

(c) Destroy any arms dump, hide-outs of absconders wanted for any offence.

(d) Fire upon or use other kinds of force even if it causes death, against the person who is acting against law.

(e) Army officers have legal immunity for their actions. There can be no prosecution.


Rajiv Gandhi ( 20 August 1944 – 21 May 1991) was served as the 6th PM of India from 1984 to 1989. He took office after the 1984 assassination of his mother, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, to become the youngest Indian PM at the age of 40.


Stop short of something थोड़े से रह जाना यह लेख

Calamity × Fortune

Calamity* : adversity


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

VARA MAHALAKSHMI VRATH is a festival to propitiate the Goddess Lakshmi. Here (Vara = boon, Lakshmi = goddess of wealth, Vratha= Pooja)

It is an important pooja performed by many women in the states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu. The festival of Varalakshmi Vratam is observed by most of the married ladies for the well-being of their husbands & house. A special procedure is observed by all the women to wish to observe this Pooja. ‘Varalakshmi Vratam’ falls on Shravana Paksha Shukravar.

It is believed that worshipping the Goddess Varalakshmi on this day is equivalent to worshipping Ashtalakshmi – the eight goddesses of Wealth, Earth, Wisdom, Love, Fame, Peace, Contentment, and Strength.


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

What Are the Benefits of Drinking Hot Water?*

Hot water may also improve digestion, relieve congestion.

A cup of hot water creates steam & taking a deep inhale of this gentle vapor can help loosen clogged sinuses and even relieve a sinus headache.

It also aids in weight loss..

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