20 Jul (Wednesday)
Vedic Ritu: Grishma
Drik Ritu: Varsha
पक्ष :: Krishnapaksh
Month: Sravan 07, (Purnimata)/ Ashadha 21(Amanta)
Vikram Samvat – 2079
Shaka Samvat – 1944
Nakshatra: Revati (up to 12:50 pm)Ashwini
Titi: Saptami (up to 7:36 am) Ashtami
RahuKaal: 12:33 PM – 02:12 PM

COMMON WEALTH GAMES 2022 SCHEDULE : https://youtu.be/Ea2_E1vAMjA


  1. India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 200 crore 59 lakh mark
  2. The Monsoon Session of Parliament Day 2: Both the houses of Parliament have been adjourned for the day following uproar by the Opposition parties over price rise and GST hike.
  3. The counting of votes for Presidential elections will be taken up on Thursday. It will start at 11 AM in Parliament House complex in the national capital.
  4. The Govt has extended the last date for submission of applications under Design-led Manufacturing scheme for Telecom and Networking Products till 5th August this year.
  5. The Govt said the country has sufficient availability of fertilizer for the ongoing Kharif season and the stock has not been affected due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
  6. The Supreme Court directed that no coercive steps should be taken against former BJP Spokesperson Nupur Sharma in the multiple FIRs registered in several states over her remarks on Prophet Mohammed during a television channel debate.
    • The Court said that the same relief will cover any future FIR or complaint which may be registered or entertained against her with respect to the same telecast.
    • https://youtu.be/Ea2_E1vAMjA
  7. FASTag system will end : Big news! Now the more kilometers you walk on the highway, expressway, the more toll will be charged.
    • Satellite navigation system will be installed in vehicles
      At present, the entire amount of the distance from one toll to another toll is collected from the vehicles. Even if you are not going there and your journey is being completed somewhere in the middle, but the toll has to be paid in full. Now the central government is going to collect toll tax from satellite navigation system. Its pilot project is going on.
  8. ASSAM : Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav: Assam govt to hoist 80 lakh national flags under Har Ghar Tiranga.
  9. HARYANA CM Manohar Lal has announced to give one crore rupees financial aid and government job to the family of DSP Surender Singh, who was run over by a dumper of mining mafia near the panch gaon village in the Nuh district.
  10. JHARKHAND CM Hemant Soren’s political aide Pankaj Mishra was arrested by Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday in connection with an alleged money laundering case related to illegal mining. Mishra was taken to a Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court. ED had earlier said that it had seized ₹11.88 crore lying in 37 bank accounts belonging to Mishra and others.
  11. KERALA : National Testing Agency- NTA has constituted a Fact Finding Committee to ascertain the facts in detail in connection with an incident that allegedly happened in one of the Examination Centres of NEET(UG)- 2022 near Kollam district in Kerala.
    • Around 100 students were asked to remove part of their undergarments to enter the exam hall to take medical entrance exams at the metal detection stage during the frisking process before entering the exam center.
    • As per the dress code, students are not allowed to wear any metallic object or accessories while entering the exam hall. This is said to be an anti-cheating measure. While the advisory talks about belts, it does not talk about undergarments such as bras which can include under wiring. The incident took place in the exam center at Kollam.
  1. India’s second monkeypox case confirmed at Kannur in Kerala; Airport and Port Health Officers advised to ensure strict health screening.
  2. MAHARASHTRA : Atleast 12 Shiv Sena MPs extend support to Eknath Shinde-led faction.
  3. MEGHALAYA , the proposed peace talks with the banned militant outfit Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) along with the Central Government and State Government have reached an agreement as far as providing safe passage to leaders of the outfit for the peace talk.
  4. TELANGANA Transport Minister Puvvada Ajay Kumar demanded height of Polavaram project in Andhra Pradesh be reduced to save Bhadrachalam town from inundation.
  5. UTTARAKHAND CM Pushkar Singh Dhami said that Journalists Welfare Fund would be increased by ₹2 crore. The rules of the pension scheme for journalists must be simplified, he said, adding that monthly assistance given to veteran journalists has been increased from ₹5,000 to ₹8,000.
  6. WEST BENGAL : Union Home Ministry on Tuesday said that it has received a proposal from the Government of West Bengal for renaming the State “Bangla”, the Minister of State in MHA Nityanand Rai informed the Parliament.
  7. NEW APPOINTMENT : Retired Army officer Raj Shukla has been appointed as a member of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).


  1. Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday arrested former Mumbai Police commissioner Sanjay Pandey in connection with a money laundering case linked to the alleged illegal phone tapping of NSE employees
  2. Five doctors of Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi debarred from duties in the matter of delivery incident that took place at hospital.
  3. The Karnataka High Court has denied bail to Jeetendar Singh, who disguised himself as an Indian Army soldier and took photos of a naval base and shared them with Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence.


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  1. The Reserve Bank of India has issued a revised regulatory framework for Urban Cooperative Banks as per the recommendations of the expert committee formed under the Chairmanship of RBI’s former Deputy Governor Mr. N S Vishwanathan.
    • Accordingly, RBI has decided to adopt a simple four-tiered regulatory framework based on size of deposits of the banks and their area of operations.
  2. The Govt has sanctioned two thousand 877 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in 68 cities across 25 States and Union Territories under Phase-2 of FAME India scheme (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles).
  3. The Department of Commerce has notified a new Rule – Work from Home in Special Economic Zones Rules, 2006 across all Special Economic Zones. The notification was issued on demand from the industry for making a provision for a country-wide uniform Work From Home policy across all Special Economic Zones.


Renowned Punjabi lyricist and music composer Jaani Johan was hospitalised after being injured in a road accident in Mohali on Tuesday.


  1. Home Minister Amit Shah chairs review meeting of Central Police Training Institutes in New Delhi.
  2. Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur hit out at the Opposition for misleading the youth by telling lies over the recently launched Agnipath Scheme.
  3. NCC cadets from Tamil Nadu won four gold, two silver and one bronze medals in the All India Inter-Directorate Sports Shooting Competition that was held in Chandigarh from July 4 to 15.
  4. The Centre has said there is a shortage of 1,35,784 personnel in the three armed forces with maximum vacancies in the Army at 1,16,464. The shortage includes soldiers and officers. The annual average recruitments in the Air Force, Navy and Army are 5,723, 5,332 and 60,000 respectively, Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt said.


  1. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar says India provided 3.8 billion dollar assistance for ameliorating serious economic situation in Sri Lanka.
  2. Seven persons from Sri Lanka were rescued off the coast of Tamil Nadu’s Rameswaram by the Indian Coast Guard and handed over to the police on Tuesday.


  1. International Monetary Fund warned that a Russian gas embargo would lead to severe recessions in eastern Europe and Italy if countries around the world hoarded their own scarce supplies.
  2. Former UK Finance Minister Rishi Sunak won the latest round in the contest to replace British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. With lawmaker Kemi Badenoch eliminated from the contest, it is now down to three contenders.
  3. Heatwave Alert: Britain recorded hottest day ever with temperatures hitting 40.2 degrees Celsius.
  4. Albania and North Macedonia on Tuesday began talks with the European Union for membership. The EU’s Executive Commission in 2018 had recommended membership negotiations start, but Germany, the Netherlands, France and finally Bulgaria held up the process with different demands. Albania and North Macedonia, which are NATO members, have received criticism for taking in migrants from outside the bloc.
  5. Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Tehran on Tuesday where he will hold talks with his Iranian counterpart Ebrahim Raisi and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
  6. Sri Lankan lawmakers will elect the country’s new President today (July 20). The candidates are Acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sinhala Buddhist nationalist Dullas Alahapperuma and leftist leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake.
  7. Scientists have said part of James Webb Space Telescope, the world’s most powerful telescope, suffered permanent damage due to a series of micrometeorite strikes. The micrometeoroid which hit a segment in the period May 22-24 caused significant uncorrectable change in the overall figure of that segment, said scientists. The telescope was built at a cost of $10 billion.


  1. Mairaj Ahmed Khan scripts history, becomes first Indian to win men’s skeet gold at ISSF World Cup.
  2. 1.2 million tickets have been sold for the Commonwealth Games beginning in Birmingham on July 28, the organisers have said, adding that the women’s cricket match between India and Pakistan has “really caught the interest” of the local public.
    • Women’s cricket is making its debut at the Commonwealth Games, and India and Pakistan will be clashing at the Edgbaston on July 31.
  3. Hangzhou Asian Games, delayed due to COVID, rescheduled for September 2023 : The postponed Asian Games will be held from September 23 to October 8 2023 in Hangzhou, the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) announced on Tuesday. The Games could not be hosted this year because of rising COVID-19 cases in China. The 19th Asian Games were originally planned to be held in Hangzhou from September 10-25 this year.

Gvnr :  Phagu Chauhan
CM : Nitish Kumar
Formed : 22 Mar 1912
Statehood : 26 Jan 1950
Dist : 38
🥇Gold ₹50,600 @10gm 24 (Krt)
🥈 Silver ₹55,600@ Kg
Petrol ₹107.59/Ltr 
Diesel ₹94.36/Ltr

LPG : ₹ 1,129/14.2 Kg


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.


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


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.


Bits and Pieces– small things of different types


Acumen : Stupidity, ignorance


Acumen : Awareness, brilliance


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

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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