20 Mar (Sunday)
Shishir Ritu
पक्ष :: Krishna
Month: Chaitra 2, (Purnimata)/ Phalguna 18(Amanta) Purnimanta calendar (Ujjain)
Vikram Samvat – 2078
Nakshatra : Chitra (up to 10:40 pm) Swati
Titi: Dwitiya (up to 10:06 am) Tritiya
RahuKaal:05:04 PM – 06:34 PM

WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS: https://youtu.be/bjjTKHc_TYA

  1. Cyclone Asani alert!
    Low-pressure area over Bay of Bengal, Andaman & Nicobar Islands to get heavy rain for next 2-3 days.
  2. The Supreme Court issued notice in a SLP preferred by Hindu Dharma Parishad seeking appointment of Arangavalar Committee (Trustee Committee) headed by Retired Judge in all Hindu Temples with a social activist, a devotee, a Scheduled Caste person and a woman as its Members to manage the Temples.
  3. More than 181 crore and four lakh COVID vaccine doses have been administered in the country so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive. Health Ministry said, more than 5 lakh 84 thousand doses were administered in the last 24 hours
  4. KARNATAKA , eight people were killed and more than 20 have been critically injured, as a private bus overturned near Pavagada in Tumkuru district on 19 Mar. Some passengers were trapped inside the bus. Rescue operation is going on. According to the police, the bus carrying around 60 passengers turned turtle after the driver lost control over the vehicle.
  5. PUNJAB CM Bhagwant Mann formed his Cabinet on 19 Mar. In the first phase, he has included 10 ministers in the Cabinet. The swearing-in ceremony of the ministers was held at Punjab Raj Bhawan, Chandigarh. Punjab Governor Banwari Lal Purohit administered them the oath of office and secrecy. Haryana Governor Bandaru Dattatrey also joined the swearing-in ceremony.
  6. NAGALAND Legislative Assembly becomes first in country to have operationalised National e-Vidhan Application programme.
  7. Nagaland is likely to get a woman Rajya Sabha MP for the first time as a coalition of the NDPP and the BJP, having 35 MLAs in the 60-member Assembly, nominated the saffron party’s Mahila Morcha president S Phangnon Konyak as the candidate for the election to the state’s lone seat to the Upper House of Parliament.
  8. Tamil Nadu : Minister MRK Panneerselvam presents Rs 33,000 crore agriculture budget in Assembly in the Chennai on 19 Mar.
  9. TELANGANA: Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao will take part in the ‘Maha Kumbha Samprokshana’ slated to be performed on March 28 as part of the reopening of the renovated Yadadri temple complex.
  10. Bilingual textbooks in English and Telugu languages are being printed for the students of class 2-10 in government schools for the next academic year. This, after the state government’s plan to introduce English medium under the ‘Mana Ooru Mana Badi’ scheme for over 26,000 government schools in the state. The preparation for these textbooks has been going on for the past eight months.
  11. The Bharatiya Janata Party legislature party meeting to decide the new chief minister of Uttarakhand is likely to be held in Dehradun on Monday.
  12. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has communicated the performance report of the Term-1 exams for Class 12 to schools. Last year, the CBSE had announced that the board examinations for 2022 will be conducted in two terms. The Term-1 exams for major subjects were held between 30 Nov and 11 De 2021. The board released the date-sheet for the Term-2 exams on 18 Mar. The exams will commence from April 26. The board had communicated the first term results for class 10 to schools on March 12.


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BSE Sensex 57,863.93
NIFTY : 17,287.05

Country’s largest iron core producer National Mineral Development Corporation limited company under the Ministry of Steel has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with IIT Kharagpur for drone-based mineral exploration.


  1. The Kashmir Files movie download links being shared on WhatsApp may be fraud, warns police.
  2. Fraudsters are tricking people into downloading malware by leveraging the popularity of The Kashmir Files. Users have reported losing money after WhatsApp forwarded links to download the movie. The Kashmir Files is a movie based on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits in the 90s.


  1. Union Home Minister Amit Shah has said that decisive control over terrorism has been the biggest achievement of the Central Government for the first time since the abrogation of article 370. Addressing the 83rd Raising Day function of the CRPF in Jammu
  2. Border Roads Organisation, BRO has set an all-time record of opening the gateway between Union Territories of Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir at the Zoji La Pass. Usually, the Zoji La Pass used to remain closed for around 160-180 days during winters on account of heavy snowfall but this time the passage is opened in just 73 days.
  3. Terrorists hurled grenades at two Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camps in Shopian and Pulwama districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. According to the reports, two CRPF troopers were injured in the twin grenade explosion.


  1. PM Modi holds productive talks with his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida to boost bilateral economic and cultural linkages during 14th India-Japan Annual Summit. Mr Kishida arrived in New Delhi on 19 Mar. He is on a two-day visit.
  2. India, Japan sign six agreements in areas including cyber security, wastewater management and clean energy.
  3. Japan’s cooperation in India’s flagship projects such as the Dedicated Freight Corridor and the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail has been remarkable. The Prime Minister expressed happiness that Japan will raise its investment target in India to 5 trillion Yen or 3.2 lakh crore rupeess over the next five years.
  4. Bring back Subhas Chandra Bose’s remains after DNA test: Netaji’s grandnephew to Kishida
    Amid Japanese PM Fumio Kishida’s India visit, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s grandnephew Chandra Kumar Bose has requested Kishida to bring back Netaji’s purported remains from Japan’s Renkoji temple. He tweeted a request.
  5. India at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has advocated the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) saying that it is important to ensure its implementation in letter and spirit. India attaches high importance to BTWC as a key global and non-discriminatory disarmament Convention, prohibiting an entire category of weapons of mass destruction.
  6. The 35th Surajkund International Crafts Mela begins at Faridabad near the national capital Delhi on 19 Mar. The Fair, which is being organised after a gap of two years due to Covid-19, will continue till 4th of April. It will showcase the richness and diversity of the handicrafts, handloom and cultural heritage of the country.
  7. Which countries are buying Russian oil & which countries have stopped doing so?

Amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Bulgaria, China, European Union, France, Germany continue to buy Russian oil. Indian ONGC’s subsidiary Hindustan Petroleum and India’s top refiner Indian Oil also recently bought oil from Russia. Many nations like Britain, Canada and US have stopped buying Russian oil. Australian refiner Ampol, Italian state-owned Eni have also stopped buying oil from Russia.


  1. Prosecutor General’s office in Ukraine says a total of 112 children have been killed in the country since the start of the Russian military operation. The office says more than 140 children have been injured since 24th Feb. According to the U.N. children’s agency, more than 1.5 million children had fled Ukraine.
  2. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy issued a grim warning to Russia, even as Britain’s foreign secretary accused Vladimir Putin of using peace talks as a “smokescreen” while he ramps up violence against Ukraine.
  3. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on Moscow to commit to meaningful bilateral talks and stop its invasion of Ukraine, saying it would otherwise take Russia “several generations” to recover from its losses in the war.
  4. As lethal shelling rained down on Ukraine’s cities for the fourth straight week, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy issued a grim warning to Russia, saying the country would suffer the consequences of the war for generations to come.

On the other hand, a top UK government official expressed fears that Moscow was using the ongoing peace talks as a cover while it stepped up its military onslaught in Ukraine.

  1. Russia said its hypersonic missiles had destroyed a large underground depot for missiles and aircraft ammunition in western Ukraine’s Ivano-Frankivsk region. A spokesperson for the Ukrainian Air Force Command confirmed the attack. According to Russian officials, the Kinzhal hypersonic missile, carried by MiG-31 fighter jets, has a range of up to 2,000 km and flies at 10 times the speed of sound.
  2. 2 Chinese jets, 1 helicopter enter Taiwan air defence zone on Mar 18: Two Chinese Shenyang J-11 fighter jets and one Harbin Z-9 anti-submarine helicopter entered Taiwan’s Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) on Friday. In response, Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense issued radio warnings and deployed air defence missile systems to monitor the activities of the Chinese aircraft. This comes after Chinese aircraft carrier Shandong sailed through the Taiwan strait.
  3. UK donates 2 million medical items to Ukraine in past 3 weeks:. The UK has donated two million medical items to Ukraine over the past three weeks. “We’re leading the humanitarian effort to support Ukraine by providing targeted medical support to those in need,” UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid said. The Department of Health and Social Care said insulin shots, painkillers and intensive care equipment will reach Ukraine in the coming days.
  4. Exams for millions of school students in Sri Lanka were cancelled due to a shortage of paper, officials said on Saturday.



  1. India Women vs Australia Women,
    18th Match
    Australia Women won by 6 wkts

INDW – 277/7 (50)
AUSW – 280/4 (49.3)

Player of the Match
Meg Lanning

(b) 20 Mar, Sunday
New Zealand Women vs England Women

19th Match at Eden Park, Auckland
England Women opt to bowl

  1. World Championships bronze medallist Lakshya Sen enters final of All England Open Championships. Lee Zii Jia of Malaysia.
  2. The 20-year-old Sen became only the fourth men’s singles player after Prakash Nath, Prakash Padukone and Pullela Gopichand to reach the final after outwitting Lee 21-13, 12-21, 21-19 in a gruelling semifinal match that lasted one hour and 16 minutes.

While Padukone (1980) and Gopichand (2001) are the only two Indians to have won the prestigious event, Nath (1947) and women’s singles player Saina Nehwal (2015) had lost in the final.

  1. The Indian men’s hockey team slumped to its third defeat in the FIH Pro League, losing 1-3 to Argentina in the shoot-out in the first leg match after both the teams were tied 2-2 at the end of the regulation time at the Kalinga Stadium Bhubaneswar on 19 Mar.
  2. Indian archers clinched two gold and six silver medals to finish second behind Bangladesh in the overall standings of the Asia Cup World Ranking Stage 1 tournament on 19 Mar.
  3. International kabaddi player Sandeep Nangal Ambia was murdered at the behest of Canada-based Snover Dhillon, who was running the National Kabaddi Federation of Ontario, over professional rivalry, the Punjab police claimed on Saturday.
  4. Sri Lanka will be hosting Asia Cup 2022 from August 27 to September 11. The tournament will be played in a T20 format. The qualifiers for the same will be played August 20 onwards. There’ll be six teams in the tournament, which includes India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and hosts Sri Lanka and a qualifier. Notably, India are the defending champions.


Governor : R. N. Ravi

CM : M. K. Stalin (DMK)
Formation : 26 Jan 1950

🥇Gold ₹52,925@10gm 24 (Krt)
🥈 Silver ₹69,100@ Kg
⛽ Petrol ₹ 101.57
⛽ Diesel ₹ 91.59
⛽ Autogas ₹ 35.44

LPG : 916/14.2 Kg


The iron pillar of Delhi is a structure 23 feet 8 inches (7.21 metres) high with a 16-inch (41 cm) diameter that was constructed by Chandragupta II (reigned c. 375–415 CE), and now stands in the Qutb complex.

It is famous for the rust-resistant composition of the metals used in its construction. The pillar weighs over three tonnes (6,614 lb) and is thought to have been erected elsewhere, perhaps outside the Udayagiri Caves, and moved to its present location by Anangpal Tomar in 11th century

😀 Thought of the day

Your dreams can come true through the power of persistence


Frnd : Soch Raha Hu Ki USA Ghumaun,

Kitna Paisa Lagega?

Pappu : Kuch B Nahi

Frnd : Kaise?

Pappu : Sochne K Liye Paise Nahi Lagte😜🤣

😳 WHY❓❓❓

What is the scientific reason behind tying a black thread on the waist from health view point.

Mostly in southern part of India, people follow the custom of tying a black thread around their waist is known as tagdi in north and as Araijan kayiru/Molathadu in south.

A Black thread on waist helps to keep balancing the weight and waist size under control by improving digestion. If it becomes loose means your weight is lost, if it becomes tight means that you have gained the weight. It also provides support to lumber Spine, When we breath in &, breath out, pressure of waist thread improves intestinal strength and makes to eliminate our body waste like urine and food waste properly. Which also avoids diseases like gastric, piles and etc.

LEARN Sanskrit🙏🏻

प्रदोषे दीपकश्चंद्र: प्रभाते दीपको रवि:।
त्रैलोक्ये दीपको धर्म: सुपुत्र: कुलदीपक:॥

pradōṣē dīpakaścaṃdra: prabhātē dīpakō ravi:।
trailōkyē dīpakō dharma: suputra: kuladīpaka:॥

Meaning: Moon illumines the evening. Sun illumines the morning. Dharma (Righteousness) illumines all the three worlds and a capable son illumines all ancestors.

भावार्थ: शाम को चन्द्रमा प्रकाशित करता है, दिन को सूर्य प्रकाशित करता है, तीनों लोकों को धर्म प्रकाशित करता है और सुपुत्र पूरे कुल को प्रकाशित करता है

श्वेता śwetā : “white”


How generator/dynamo produces electricity? 💡

A simple dynamo is a device that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy. A coil made of conducting wire is positioned between the North and South poles of two permanent magnets. When the coil is stationary, no voltage is induced. But when the coil is rotated it experiences a changing magnetic field. rotating magnet (rotor) which distorts and cuts through the magnetic lines of flux of the stator. When the rotor cuts through lines of magnetic flux it makes electricity.

For the first half of a rotation the left side of the coil swings by the North pole of the left magnet and for the second half of the rotation it swings by the South pole of the right magnet. As a result, for the first half the coil generates a voltage with one polarity (either positive or negative) and for the second half the voltage has the opposite polarity. This type of voltage − one that switches betweens positive and negative − is called alternating voltage

💁🏻‍♂‍ GK TODAY

GandhiJi : Fullname Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi,

Karamchand Gandhi (father)

Putlibai Gandhi (mother)

Kasturba Gandhi (Wife)

Harilal, Manilal, Ramdas & Devdas (Children)


Om Prakash Verma (20 March 1937 – 8 December 2015) was an Indian administrator.
He was the Governor of Punjab (2003–04), Governor of Haryana (briefly during July 2004), Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court and the Chairman of the Himachal Pradesh Human Rights Commission


A penny for your thoughts Tell me what you’re thinking


Approached Receded


Disgrace – Shame


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

Matsya is the fish avatar of lord Vishnu. Often described as the first of Vishnu’s ten primary avatars, Matsya is described to have rescued the first man Manu from a great deluge. Matsya may be depicted as a giant fish.

Manu (“man”), the first man and progenitor of humanity, appears in the Rigveda.


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

Marigold is used traditionally in the area of wound healing. Rubbed on burns, scrapes and irritated skin, marigolds provide relief.

Marigold has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which can help in eradicating wrinkles, pimples etc. … For this, just soak the marigold flower petals in a cup of warm water for 10 minutes. Filter it and clean the face daily with cotton. This water acts as a natural skin tonner

CH Nαʋҽҽɳ Kυɱαɾ…✒️