🌄 S̴h̴u̴b̴o̴u̴d̴h̴a̴y̴ : 20 Jul/आषाढ मास(Tuesday)

ग्रीष्म ऋतू {शुक्ल पक्ष}🙏🏻
Today’s top News

  1. Monsoon Session of Parliament begins yesterday (19 Jul). As Speaker Birla started making obituary references, the House also paid tributes to 40 former members who passed away in recent months.
  2. Over 41 crore doses of COVID vaccine administered so far in India, COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 97.32%; Union Health Ministry report.
  3. The Govt on 19 Jul (Monday) announced the launch of National Logistics Excellence Awards to turn the spotlight on the logistics sector. The Awards will give due recognition to various players involved in the logistics supply chain. The awards are in 2 categories, the 1st group includes logistics infrastructure & service providers and 2nd one is for various user industries.
  4. Heavy rain lashes several parts of Delhi NCR. India Meteorological Department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places in Mumbai.
  5. Republican Party of India (RPI) cheif Ramdas Athawale requested the Maharashtra govt to ease COVID norms & announce relaxations for the Bakrid festival which will be celebrated on 21 Jul (depends upon Moon).
  6. Union govt has approved new rules that would allow equal value infrastructure (EVI) development for armed forces in return for the land procured from them for public projects or other non-military activities.
  7. Ministry of Defence (MoD) said that defence land needed for major public projects, like building of metro, roads, railways, and flyovers could only be exchanged for land of equivalent value, or after payment of market prices.
  8. Manipur-based activist Leichombam Erendro, who was booked under National Security Act for criticising BJP leaders on use of cow dung & urine as cures for COVID-19, was released on 19 Jul following the Supreme Court directions.
  9. Kerala Police launched a new initiative called the ‘Pink Protection’ project for the protection of women in public, private and digital spaces. It’s aims to prevent dowry-related issues, cyberbullying and humiliation in public place.
  10. The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) National President & former CM of Andhra Pradesh N Chandrababu Naidu appointed Bakkani Narasimhulu as the new president of the Telangana TDP President.
  11. In Jammu & Kashmir, two terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Check Sadiq Khan area of Shopian district.
  12. Mumbai cops arrest Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra a Businessman in a case related to alleged creation of pornographic films & publishing them through some apps.
  13. Indian Army will close the registration portal of women military police recruitment on 20 Jul 2021. A total of 100 vacancies will be filled in the women military police in soldier general duty post. The application forms are available on the official website of the Indian Army.


  1. Spyware Pegasus issue: The Pegasus spyware is one of the most chosen tools for “total surveillance”. India’s parliament has begun a new session on Monday amid allegations that spyware from an Israeli firm was used to hack phones of MPs, businessmen & journalists. Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge alleged the govt has not only attacked freedom of speech, but also the fundamental rights of people including of judges, journalists, opposition leaders, ministers and activists.
  2. The Congress also asked a set of questions to the PM including as to why Home Minister Shah, the in-charge of the country’s internal security, should not be sacked immediately.
  3. France to allow travellers vaccinated with Covishield produced by the Serum Institute of India and developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University.
  4. Indian warship INS Tabar was part of a two-day exercise with French frigate FNS Aquitaine and four Rafale fighter aircraft of the French Navy in the Bay of Biscay last week July 15 and 16 Jul,.


  1. Thirty people killed, 74 injured in road accident in Pakistan; the accident occurred when a bus was in collision with a container truck in Dera Ghazi Khan district.
  2. Two dams storage capacity of 46 million cubic metres, collapse in China’s Inner Mongolia region after torrential rain, more than 16000 affected, 21,700 hectares of farmlands flooded.
  3. United Arab Emirates, sweeping COVID-19 safety measures will come into effect in the capital Abu Dhabi from 19 Jul, the first day of the Eid-Al-Adha break. Abu Dhabi will observe overnight lockdown as part of a sterilisation programme for fighting COVID-19, nightly lockdown from 12 A.M. to 5 A.M. The emirate will restrict public movement even as the rest of the country remains open for tourism.
  4. Diplomatic missions in Afghanistan urged the Taliban on July 19 (Monday) to halt their military offensives in the country. 15 missions, the EU delegation & the NATO representative in Kabul made the call in a joint statement, saying they are at odds with claims that the militant group wants a negotiated settlement to end the conflict.
  5. Afghanistan announced that it was withdrawing all its ambassadors & diplomats from Pakistan’s capital Islamabad in the aftermath of the kidnap & assault of the Afghan envoy to Pakistan Najibullah Alikhil’s daughter last week.

🚣🚴🏇🏁🏊 Sports:

  1. India to take on Sri Lanka in the 2nd ODI of the three match series at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo today. The match is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m
  2. India vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI Highlights: India have defeated Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the first ODI to take a 1-0 lead in the series. India chased Sri Lanka’s target of 263 runs with ease as captain Dhawan stayed unbeaten on 86.
  3. Indian Men’s Football Team Coach Igor Stimac Gets Contract Extension Till September 2022. He will remain the head coach.

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🇮🇳 Facts about India 🇮🇳

Early forms of chess originated in India around the 6th century AD . It known as chaturaṅga, literally four divisions [of the military] – infantry, cavalry, elephants, and chariotry ─ represented by pieces which would later evolve into the modern pawn, knight, bishop, and rook, respectively. Chaturanga is first known from the Gupta Empire in India around the 6th century CE. In the 7th century, it was adopted as chatrang (shatranj) in Sassanid Persia, which in turn was the form of chess brought to late-medieval Europe. Archeological remains from 2000-3000 B.C have been found from the city of Lothal (of the Indus Valley Civilisation) of pieces on a board that resemble chess.

Wilhelm Steinitz, the first World Champion, widely considered the “father of modern chess,” William Steinitz was an Austrian and later American chess player, and the first official World Chess Champion, from 1886 to 1894.

😀Thought of the day

Anger comes alone but takes away all the good qualities from us. Patience too comes alone but brings all good qualities to us. Choice is our’s.

Joke of the day

पप्पू – मां और बीवी में सबसे बड़ा फर्क क्या है?

गप्पू – पता नहीं, तुम बताओ।

पप्पू – मां बोलना सिखाती है और बीवी चुप रहना


Science behind Throwing Coins into the River/water

scientifically, in the ancient times, most of the currency used was made of copper unlike the stainless steel coins of today. Copper is a vital metal very useful to the human body. Throwing coins in the river was one way our fore-fathers ensured we intake sufficient copper as part of the water as rivers were the only source of drinking water. This water also keeps our body healthy and free from disease’s, Making it a custom ensured that all of us follow the practice.

But now a days people throw coins made by steel in water, not knowing why they are doing it🤦🏻‍♂️🙏🏻

LEARN Sanskrit🙏🏻

विस्मरण : Oblivion
भूल जाना

🤔 How it works ⁉

Honeycombs🐝🐝 are made from beeswax, a substance created by worker bees. When the temperature is right, worker bees secrete wax scales from special glands in their body. Then they chew the wax with a bit of honey and pollen to produce the beeswax.

Why do honeybees use hexagonal shapes to construct their honeycombs?

Hexagons are useful shapes. They can hold the queen bee’s eggs and store the pollen and honey the worker bees bring to the hive. When you think about it, making circles wouldn’t work too well. It would leave gaps in the honeycomb

Honey provides bees with the energy they need to survive and reproduce, as well as to build their homes. In order to make enough wax, worker bees need a lot of energy, and must therefore consume a lot of honey.

On average, each bee can produce about 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime. If a bee were to provide one pound of honey, it would need to visit about 2 million flowers. A whole colony may travel about 55,000 miles in its lifetime!

Honey include ascorbic acid, pantothenic acid, niacin and riboflavin; along with minerals such as calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and zinc.

💁🏻‍♂️ GK TODAY

20 July – International Chess Day

It is observed on 20 July to honour the foundation of the Federation Internationale des Eches (FIDES).

GM Magnus Carlsen is the current world chess champion. He is a Norwegian chess grandmaster

Viswanathan Anand is an Indian chess grandmaster & former world chess champion. He became the first grandmaster from India in 1988,


Arunima Sinha
(20-Jul-1988, Ambedkar Nagar district, Uttar Pradesh) is the World’s first female amputee to climb Mount Everest is an Indian mountain climber & sportswoman.
She is a seven time Indian volley ball player, mountaineer and the World’s first female amputee to scale Mount Everest, Mount Kilimanjaro (South Africa), Mount Elbrus (Russia), Mount Kosciusko (Australia), Mount Aconcagua (South America), Carstensz Pyramid (Indonesia) and Mount Vinson. She was pushed from a running train by some robbers in 2011 while she was resisting them. As a result, her left leg had to be amputated below the knee, rod’s in right leg and multiple fractures in spinal cord.Her aim was to climb each of the continents’ highest peaks and hoist the national flag of India.


Why is half round (Pradakshina) made around the Shiva linga?

According to Shivpuran, only a half-parikrama of Shivalinga should be carried out. This is because Shiva is Anadi and Anant himself. It’s said that Shiva’s Shakti is so fierce that none could ever interfere or come in the line of it. Nirmili is a sacred part of the Shivling and must never be over-stepped. Therefore, it is advised to only perform half-parikrama of Shivlinga to avoid stepping over the Nirmili.

By Somasutra is meant the Half Moon like curve that is traced out in the process.


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

Burns . Honey has been used as a salve to heal burns

Memory : honey can improve both short- and long-term memory

Diabetes : Honey has a lower glycemic index than sugar, which means it won’t spike your blood sugar levels the way sugar will.

Hemorrhoids cause itching and pain in the anus, as well as blood in the stool. They are never fun. If you’re looking for a home remedy, honey might fit the bill. A pilot study using a mixture of honey, olive oil, and beeswax as a topical treatment found that the mixture significantly reduced pain and itching, as well as bleeding

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