𝕴𝖓𝖉𝖎𝖆`𝖘 1𝖘𝖙 𝖂𝖍𝖆𝖙𝖘𝖆𝖕𝖕 𝕹𝖊𝖜𝖘 Service, 𝓼𝓲𝓷𝓬𝓮 2013
20 Dec (Monday)
Hemant Ritu Krishna पक्ष*::
Month: Pausha 01, (Purnimata)
Agrahayana 16, (Amanta)
Titi: Pratipada (up to 12:37 pm)
Vikram Samvat – 2078
According to Purnimanta calendar (Ujjain)
Rahu Kaal : 08:26 AM – 09:45 AM
TODAYs TOP NEWS
- Over 137 crore 49 lakh doses of COVID vaccine administered in country so far. It includes 1st and second dose vaccines.
- India’s Omicron count rises to 145. Maharashtra (48), Delhi (22), Rajasthan (17) and Karnataka (14), Telangana (20), Gujarat (9), Kerala (11), Andhra Pradesh (1), Chandigarh (1), Tamil Nadu (1) and West Bengal (1).55 ty
- PM Modi on 19 Dec participated in the Goa Liberation Day celebrations at Shyamaprasad Mukherjee Stadium at Taligao in Goa. He felicitated the freedom fighters and veterans of ‘Operation Vijay’ at the function.
- Union Minister of Home Affairs and Cooperation Amit Shah announced that a National level co-operative university will soon be established in the country to further expand the co-operative sector. He was speaking at the Convocation ceremony of Vaikuntha Mehta National Cooperative Management Institute in Pune, Maharashtra. Emphasizing the need for expansion of the Co-operative sector in the villages.
- The govt has allocated 10 thousand 180 crore rupees to Rajasthan in the current financial year under Jal Jeevan Mission. Ministry of Jal Shakti has said that it is a four-fold increase from two thousand 522 crore rupees allocated in the last financial year. The Ministry said that the central government is providing all-out support to States to make provision of tap water supply to every rural household of the country by 2024.
- Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister Piyush Goyal inaugurated the Packaged Drinking Water Test Facility at National Test House, Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh.
- Protest for three capitals gains momentum in Andhra Pradesh. Various Political leaders take out Nyayasthanam (Tulluru) to Devasthanam (Tirupati) Maha Padayatra. The government has proposed to retain Amaravati as the legislative capital, while making Visakhapatnam the home for executive and Kurnool the judicial capital.
- Andaman & Nicobar Islands Achieve 100% Covid Vaccination Coverage.
- KERALA : Kerala’s coastal Alappuzha district was rocked by back-to-back killings of two party leaders, the first belonging to the SDPI and the second to the BJP, leading to Prohibitory order under CrPC section 144 was imposed in the entire Alappuzha district on Sunday.
- MADHYA PRADESH : Senior woman IAS officer Kalpana Srivastava who had taken cognisance of a complaint alleging massive corruption within the horticulture department was removed from the post of principal secretary (PS).
- UTTAR PRADESH : PM Modi used a new coinage Upyogi or “UP plus Yogi bahut hai upyogi” to praise Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath for “eliminating” mafias and undertaking a lot of developmental work in the state.
- PUNJAB Deputy CM Sukhjinder Randhawa demands 10-year jail term for those found guilty of sacrilege.
- Sukhjinder Randhawa chaired a high-level meeting with the Amritsar Police commissioner in the wake of the attempted sacrilege incident at the Golden Temple. A youth accused of attempted sacrilege at the Golden Temple was allegedly lynched by the devotees on Saturday.
- TELANGANA : CM K. Chandrashekar Rao on 18 Dec announced that a sum of Rs 5,000 per acre for rabi season will be credited in the bank accounts of farmers from December 28 under the Rythu Bandhu scheme.
- Indian Railway Rules : Now TTE cannot check your ticket in trains, According to the rules of Indian Railways, if you are sleeping during the journey, then even TTE cannot pick you up. If a passenger is traveling in the train since morning, TTE cannot disturb you after 10 pm. if a passenger boards the train after 10 pm, the TTE has the right to come and check your ticket and ID.
- Yes Bank Cuts Interest Rates On Savings Account: 0.75% to 5.25%. The interest rate on regular, senior citizen, rural, semi-urban, and urban savings accounts has been reduced from 6 percent to 5.25 percent with effect from 15 Dec 2021.
- Yes Bank is currently providing a 4.5% interest rate on daily balances of less than one lac, 4.5% on balances between one lac and ten lacs, 5 % on balances between ten lacs and one crore, and 5.25% on daily balances between one crore and one hundred crores.
<=1 Lac 4%
1 Lac to < 10 lacs 4.50% =10 lacs to < 1 Cr 5.00% >=1 Cr to < 100 Cr 5.25%
- According to the Ministry of Finance, 3.59 crore Income Tax Returns (ITRs) were filed via the new e-filing portal of the Income Tax Department as of December 15, 2021.
- State Bank of India (SBI) has increased benchmark lending rate or base rate by 0.1%. The new rate is effective from December 15, 2021.
- From January 1, 2022, customers of the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) will be charged for cash deposits and withdrawals. If the free limit set by the bank is exceeded, these charges, which are exclusive of GST/CESS, will be charged. Cash withdrawals, which are free up to 4 transactions per month for a Basic Savings Account, will be charged at 0.50% of the total amount, subject to a minimum of Rs 25 per transaction
- A Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) court at Esplanade on Saturday dismissed actor Kangana Ranaut’s plea seeking permission to withdraw her criminal complaint against lyricist Javed Akhtar for alleged extortion from the Andheri magistrate court and to refer the same to another magistrate court.
- Actor R Madhavan and his wife Sarita have shifted to Dubai so that their son Vedaant can prepare for the Olympics, the Breathe actor has revealed in an interview. Maddy said that due to Covid scare, big swimming pools are closed in India and the family decided to make the move so that Vedaant’s prep for the 2026 Olympics is not hampered because of lack of facilities for training.
- Mormugao is the Indian Navy’s second indigenous stealth destroyer of the P15B class, planned to be commissioned in mid-2022. Mormugao is being built at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDSL) as part of the Project 15B destroyers.
- Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) facility Aircraft Upgrade Research & Design Centre (AURDC) has launched a new upgrade programme for MiG-29K of Indian Navy to enhance its lethality through the integration of Laser Pod and new laser guided bomb. The upgrade programme involves integration of indigenous mission computers, laser pods, indigenous air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons.
- The Defence Research and Development Organisation’s R&D lab conducted a flight demonstration of Controlled Aerial Delivery System of 500 kg capacity (CADS-500) on 18 Dec, The system, developed by Aerial Delivery Research and Development Establishment (ADRDE) in Agra, was para-dropped from an AN32 aircraft and then steered to the predesignated landing point in autonomous mode. Eleven paratroopers of the Indian Army and Indian Air Force chased the CADS-500 in the air and landed simultaneously at the drop zone in Malpura from an altitude of 5,000 metres.
✈ INTERNATIONAL NEWS
- India and Five Central Asian countries pledge support for peaceful, secure and stable Afghanistan during India-Central Asia Dialogue. under the chairmanship of the External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar. Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan took part in the meeting.
- The Sri Lankan Navy has arrested 43 Indian fishermen and seized six trawlers for allegedly poaching in the country’s territorial waters.
🌎 WORLD NEWS 🌍
- Australia and Britain signed a free trade agreement on 17 Dec that will eliminate almost all taxes on exports between the countries. The FTA was signed at a virtual ceremony by Australian Trade Minister Dan Tehan in Adelaide and Britain’s Secretary of State for International Trade Anne-Marie Trevelyan in London.
- IMF has revised its growth projection for Bangladesh to 6.6% for FY 2022. The IMF team led by Rahul Anand which visited Dhaka between Dec 5-19 commended the quick and decisive action by the government of Bangladesh that led to a much faster recovery than its regional peers. It predicted that growth is likely to rise to 7.1% in FY 2023.
- In the Philippines, at least 108 people were reportedly killed as Super Typhoon Rai, with a wind speed of about 195km/hour hit the country’s south-eastern islands. Rescue and relief efforts are on in the typhoon-hit areas.
- In Malaysia, over 22,000 people were evacuated as the country faces some of its worst floodings in years. Heavy downpours since Thursday have caused rivers to overflow, submerging many urban areas and cutting off major roads, stranding thousands of motorists. Almost 22,000 flood victims in eight states and territories were recorded on an official government website, with over 10,000 of them in the central state of Pahang.
- Tear gas and stun grenades were fired in Sudan’s Khartoum on Sunday to disperse protesters who staged anti-coup demonstrations. Roads, bridges were blocked by security forces and military buildings were also barricaded. Notably, pro-democracy protests were held across Sudan to mark third anniversary of protests that led to an uprising and removal of ex-leader Omar al-Bashir from power in 2019.
- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will no longer censor films released in theatres, Emirati Media Regulatory Authority announced on Sunday. “The movies will be screened in cinemas according to their international version,” it said. Instead of cutting sensitive scenes that could offend traditional Islamic sensibilities, the government will introduce a new 21-plus age category for viewers.
- Thailand has sent over 600 refugees back to Myanmar even as clashes in its neighbouring country continue, a Thai official confirmed. Refugees, who had taken shelter at a local Thai school, were reportedly made to board trucks to be sent across the border. Over 2,500 refugees had crossed over to Thailand following ongoing fights between ethnic rebels and Myanmar Army.
- Several international banks operating in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are set to adopt a Monday-Friday work week from January 2022.
- Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched 52 Starlink internet satellites in low Earth orbit from the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California, US on 18 Dec.
- In Badminton, Kidambi Srikanth bagged a historic silver medal after losing to Loh Kean Yew of Singapore 15-21, 20-22 in the Men’s singles final of BWF World Championships at Huelva in Spain this evening. Srikanth is the first Indian to finish runners-up.
- In a historic all-Indian semifinal, Srikanth defeated compatriot Lakshya Sen with 17-21, 21-14, 21-17. Lakshya finished with the bronze medal. This is the first time that India got two medals in the men’s singles in the same edition of the Badminton World championships.
- Before this, India got two bronze medals in the Men’s singles at the Badminton world championships with Prakash Padukone in 1983 and B Sai Praneeth in 2019.
- The BCCI named KL Rahul as vice-captain for the upcoming three-match Test series against South Africa. Rahul replaces Rohit Sharma, who was ruled out of the Test series owing to a hamstring injury. The first Test of the series will start on Boxing Day in Centurion. It will be followed by the second Test in Johannesburg from January 3 and the third and final Test in Cape Town from January 11.
- India’s tour of South Africa will begin from December 26 instead of Dec. 17. The tour was scheduled to begin from Dec. 17 but got pushed back due to the Omicron variant threat.
- England Test captain Joe Root has set the record for scoring most runs in Test cricket as England captain. The 30-year-old has scored 4,859 runs in 106 innings as Test captain. He overtook the previous record held by Alastair Cook, who scored 4,844 runs in 111 innings as Test captain. Root has a Test batting average of 47.63 as captain.
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🇮🇳 FACTS ABOUT INDIA 🇮🇳
AFSPA: Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958 is an act of the Parliament of India that grants special powers to the Indian Armed Forces to maintain public order in “disturbed areas”. According to the Disturbed Areas Act, 1976 once declared ‘disturbed’, the area has to maintain status quo for a minimum of 6 months. It gives powers to the army, state and central police forces to shoot to kill, search houses and destroy any property that is “likely” to be used by insurgents in areas declared as “disturbed” by the home ministry. The objective to implement the AFSPA Act is to maintain law and order in the disturbed areas.
😀THOUGHT OF THE DAY
You are the creator of your own destiny.
JOKE OF THE DAY
Why is the mongoose not killed by the cobra during the fight?
Although a Cobra is a dangerous predator, It’s venom is almost ineffective against a mongoose. The active ingredient most commonly found in snake venom, alpha-neurotoxin, works by attaching itself to acetylcholine receptor molecules on the surface of muscle cells.
The mongoose’s acetylcholine receptors render them resistant or immune to snake venom. The snake’s venom fails to react the way it normally does to animals who are not immune to the venom. And so, one of the snake’s main ammunition, its venom is almost useless against a mongoose.
A mongoose think fur which is also silky and makes it difficult for the snake to grip. Even when a cobra manages to coil around a mongoose, it zips through its grip with ease. The fur also makes it difficult for a cobra to deliver a penetrating bite.
Mongooses are physically stronger than snakes and their razor-sharp fangs and strong jaws can crush a cobra’s hood or sever its spine rendering it paralyzed.
Please say that again
🤔 HOW IT WORKS ⁉
How a mosquito bite 🦟
Only female mosquitoes bite people. A mosquito uses the sharp tip of its straw-like mouth (proboscis) to pierce a person’s skin. It locates the blood vessel and draws blood up through its mouth. As it does this, it injects saliva that contains an anticoagulant
💁🏻♂ GK TODAY
20 December– International Human Solidarity Day
Longest Corridor – Rameswaram Temple
BORN TODAY 🐣💐
Air Chief Marshal Swaroop Krishna Kaul, PVSM, MVC, ADC (born 20 December 1935) is a former Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force. S K Kaul served as the Air Chief from 1993 to 1995.
🙏🏻 IDIOMS & PHRASES
You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink
You can’t force someone to make the right decision
Inconsiderate – Thoughtless
🛕 VEDIK GYAN
(kindly inform, if given info is vary from actual facts🙏🏻)
शरीरस्य गुणानाश्च ,
दूरम्अन्त्य अन्तरम् ।
शरीरं क्षणं विध्वंसि ,
कल्पान्त स्थायिनो गुणा: ।।
There is a lot of difference between the human body and its qualities. Because the Human body lives for a short period whereas the Qualities are remembered forever.
शरीर और गुण इन दोनों में बहुत अन्तर है । शरीर थोड़े ही दिनों का मेहमान होता है जबकि गुण प्रलय काल तक बने रहते हैं ।
🧬 HEALTH CARE: HOME REMEDIES🩺
(Note : These home tips followed in villages/ancient traditions, it is up to you to use it or not🙏🏻)
Bitter gourd contains polypeptide, an insulin-like compound called and charantin, which has anti-diabetic properties. These components actively help in reducing the blood sugar levels. It also helps to prevent unpredictable spikes and drops in insulin levels by regulating the metabolism and use of sugar the body has consumed. Bitter gourd acts as a hypoglycemic agent. It is rich source of soluble fiber and is low in glycemic index, which helps in lowering the blood sugar level.
Did you know that bitter gourd or karela is not really a vegetable but a fruit? The part of the plant that is used for consumption and for various medicinal purposes is the fruit of the bitter squash.
CH Nαʋҽҽɳ Kυɱαɾ…✒️
🙏PLZ FOLLOW the GOVT. NORMS, MAINT SOCIAL DISTANCE, KEEP YOURSELF YOUR FAMILY SAFE🌼