20 May (Saturday)
Vedic Ritu
/ Grishma
Drik Ritu : Grishma (Summer)
पक्ष :: Shuklapaksh
Vikram Samvat – 2080
Shaka Samvat – 1945
Month: Jyeshta 16, (Purnimanta)
Jyeshta 01, (Amanta)
Nakshatra: Krithika (up to 8:02 am) Rohini
Tithi: Pratipada (up to 9:31 pm) Dwitiya
Rahu: 09:05 AM – 10:44 AM
Yamaganda: 02:02 PM – 03:41 PM

HOW THE MAHABHARAT WAS STARTED..? https://youtu.be/Nm4NdbZ6J0I


  1. Madhya Pradesh: National Program to mark World Bee Day to be held in Balaghat today.
  2. PM Modi on 18 May inaugurated the international museum expo 2023 at the national Capital Delhi, Pragati Maidan.
  3. Karnataka CM Announcement: Siddaramaiah, DK Shivakumar to take oath: Siddaramaiah is set to become the next chief minister of Karnataka, with DK Shivakumar as his deputy. Siddaramaiah will serve as the chief minister for a period of 2.5 years, after which Shivakumar will take over the position.
  4. The Ghaziabad-Aligarh Expressway has made history after laying of bituminous concrete over a distance of 100 lane km in an unprecedented time of 100 hours.
  5. The recently inaugurated one of India’s biggest Skywalk bridges, spanning 570 meters in length and 4.2 meters in width, was officially opened by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin. This skywalk bridge serves as a crucial connection between the Mambalam railway station and T Nagar bus terminus.
  6. The Centre has brought an ordinance to set up a permanent authority including Delhi CM, Delhi Chief Secretary and Delhi Principal Secretary (Home) to make recommendations to the Delhi L-G regarding transfer posting, vigilance and other incidental matters. The SC had earlier ruled that Delhi government has legislative and executive powers over services, except for public order, police and land.
  7. Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, has become the first city in India to measure its progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The city has adopted a Voluntary Local Review (VLR) process.
  8. Former Congress leader and former Union minister Subhash Maharia joined the BJP in the presence of BJP National General Secretary Arun Singh in Jaipur. Apart from Maharia, retired IPS officer Ramdev Singh Khairwa, retired IAS officer PR Meena, retired IPS officers Gopal Meena, Narsee Kirad and Hemant Sharma also joined BJP.
  9. Union Cabinet, under the leadership of PM Modi, has approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and The Chartered Accountants of the Maldives (CA Maldives).
  10. Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann on Friday asked illegal encroachers to vacate government lands by May 31 or be ready to face action. He added that people residing on encroached land in residential areas shouldn’t worry as they won’t be dislocated. The state government has so far freed over 9,000 acres of government land.
  11. Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra and K V Viswanathan sworn in as Supreme Court judges.
  12. Delhi High Court dismissed an appeal challenging appointment of Dr Najma Akhtar as the Vice-Chancellor of the Jamia Millia Islamia university.


  1. National Investigation Agency, NIA arrested two wanted close associates of Canada-based ‘listed terrorist’ Arsh Dhalla at Delhi IG Airport.
  2. The district administration, a Railways team and police in Uttarakhand’s Nainital demolished over 500 illegal constructions on the railway land in the Lalkuan area.
  3. Telangana’s Karimnagar Police arranged nearly 100 modified bike silencers on the road and got them crushed by a roller, a video of which has surfaced online. After the drive, police warned of action against mechanics who fit modified silencers to bikes after removing the original stock silencers. A counselling session was also held for motorists caught drunk driving.
  4. An eight-year-old boy died after he was mauled by a pack of stray dogs in Telangana’s Hanumakonda. The attack reportedly took place when he was sleeping under a tree. The deceased was identified as the son of Uttar Pradesh-based migrant labourers.
  5. Bombay High Court on Friday ordered no coercive action against former NCB officer Sameer Wankhede till May 22. Wankhede had filed a petition seeking the quashing of a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) FIR against him for allegedly demanding a ₹25 crore-bribe from Shah Rukh Khan for not implicating his son Aryan Khan in the drug bust case.


$ USD ₹.82.84
💷 GBP ₹.103.12
GDP rate (2023): 6.15%
Inflation rate: 5.66%
Population: 141.81 cr (17.7% of the total world population).
Unemployment: 7.8%

BSE Sensex: 61,729.68 +297.94 (0.48%)🔺

NIFTY: 18,203.40 +73.45 (0.41%)🔺

Rates in Financial Capital Mumbai

GOLD: ₹ 60,900/10gm (24 krt)
SILVER: ₹ 74,300/KG


PETROL: ₹ 97/Ltr
DIESEL: ₹ 90/Ltr
CNG: ₹ 74/Ltr
LPG: ₹ 1103/14.2 Kg


PETROL: ₹ 107/Ltr
DIESEL: ₹ 95/Ltr
Auto Gas: ₹ 60/Ltr
CNG: ₹ 79/Ltr
LPG: ₹ 1103/14.2 Kg

  1. The Reserve Bank of India has decided to withdraw Rs 2,000 denomination banknotes from circulation and asked all to exchange or deposit them by September 30,2023. The RBI also asked banks to stop issuing Rs 2,000 notes with immediate effect.
    • The banknotes in ₹2000 denomination will continue to be legal tender. To complete the exercise in a time-bound manner and to provide adequate time to the members of public, all banks shall provide deposit and/or exchange facility for ₹2000 banknotes until September 30, 2023.”
  2. After the RBI announced the withdrawal of ₹2,000 denomination banknotes from circulation, former RBI Deputy Governor R Gandhi said the withdrawal of ₹2,000 banknotes will help in curbing black money to a “great extent” as people are hoarding the high-value currency.
  3. Why is the RBI withdrawing ₹2,000 banknotes from circulation?
    • RBI introduced ₹2,000 banknote in November 2016 to meet currency requirement after demonetising ₹500 and ₹1,000 notes. About 89% of ₹2,000 banknotes were issued prior to March 2017 and are at the end of their estimated lifespan of 4-5 years. It isn’t commonly used for transactions and stock of other banknotes is adequate to meet public’s currency requirement, RBI said.
  4. RBI board approved surplus transfer of Rs 87,416 crore rupees to the central government for the fiscal year ended 31 March 2023.
  5. State Bank of India (SBI), the country’s largest public-sector lender, has reported impressive financial results for the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2023. The bank’s net profit witnessed a significant surge of 83 percent, reaching a record high of Rs 16,694 crore.
  6. Punjab National Bank (PNB) on Friday reported a standalone net profit for the quarter ended March at ₹1158.61 crore, a surge of 474.79% from ₹201.57 crore in the corresponding quarter last year. Its net interest income was ₹9,498.75 crore, registering a growth of 30.04% year-on-year from ₹7,304.13 crore.


The India Pavilion was inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Dr. L Murugan, at the 76th Cannes International Film Festival in France. The pavilion showcases India’s rich culture, heritage, and its thriving creative economy to the global audience.


  1. For the first time ever, India’s defence production crosses Rs. 1 lakh crore milestone, announced the Ministry of Defence on 19 May 2023.
  2. Indian Navy’s MH-60R helicopter on Friday carried out its maiden landing and take-off from the home-built destroyer INS Kolkata in the Arabian Sea. This accomplishment reportedly improves the Navy’s anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability.


  1. PM Modi reaches Hiroshima in Japan to attend G7 Summit. PM received a warm welcome from the Indian diaspora as he arrived in Japan’s Hiroshima for the G7 summit.
  2. India hands over humanitarian assistance as Mocha cyclone death toll in Myanmar reaches 145.
  3. Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Dr. Jitendra Singh has emphasized on the importance of collaboration in Science, Technology among countries of SCO.


  1. Republican’s lone Black senator Tim Scott enters 2024 US presidential bid.
    Republican South Carolina Senator Tim Scott officially entered the 2024 presidential race on Friday after he filed for his paperwork. Scott is expected to make an announcement on Monday in his hometown in North Charleston.
  2. Google has clarified that it currently doesn’t have plans to delete accounts with YouTube videos under its updated inactive account policy.
  3. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has revealed plans to invest $12.7 billion into cloud infrastructure in India by 2030, aiming to meet the increasing demand for cloud services in the country.
  4. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, while discussing the impact of AI on the job market, said every time a new technology emerges, it can cause “real displacement”. However, Nadella stated that AI can create new jobs like prompt engineers.
  5. An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore has approved pre-arrest bail till June 2 to ex-Pakistan PM Imran Khan in three terrorism cases filed following the violence that erupted after his arrest on May 9.



(a) Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals,
66th Match
Rajasthan Royals won by 4 wkts

PBKS – 187/5 (20)
RR – 189/6 (19.4)

Player of the Match
Devdutt Padikkal

(b) On 20 May, Saturday
Delhi Capitals vs
Chennai Super Kings
67th Match at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi

(ii) Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants
68th Match at Eden Gardens, Kolkata

  1. 2026 FIFA World Cup will be the 23rd FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international men’s soccer championship contested by the national teams of the member associations of FIFA.

The 23rd FIFA World Cup 2026 will be hosted by USA, Canada and Mexico

From: 11 Jun, 2026 – 19 Jul, 2026

Number of teams: 48

  1. WWE CEO Nick Khan reportedly said that the franchise is looking to organise a live event in India in September 2023. WWE was slated to hold a live event in India on January 18, but it was postponed.

NAGPUR (Winter)
Formed: 1 May 1960
Districts: 16
Governor: Ramesh Bais
CM: Eknath Shinde
Bird: Yellow-footed gree pigeon
Flower: Jarul
Mammal: Indian giant squirrel
Tree: Mango tree


The Vijayanagara Empire : When Muhammad Tughlaq was losing his power in Deccan, the two Hindu princes, Harihar and Bukka founded an independent kingdom in the region between the river Krishna and Tungabhadra in 1336.

The Vijayanagara Empire, also called Karnata Kingdom, was based in the Deccan Plateau region in South India. It was established in 1336 by the brothers Harihara I and Bukka Raya I of the Sangama dynasty, It lasted until 1646, although its power declined after a major military defeat in the Battle of Talikota in 1565 by the combined armies of the Deccan sultanates. The empire is named after its capital city of Vijayanagara, whose ruins surround present day Hampi, now a World Heritage Site in Karnataka.

😀Thought of the day

Talk to yourself once in a day.. otherwise you may miss meeting an excellent person in this world.


Pappu had a dream in which someone murdered him. Next day he closed his bank account. Know why?

Because the bank’s slogan was: We make your dreams come true.


Why is saliva or sweat used for cricket ball in matches?

The swing of the cricket ball is mainly governed by three factors namely shiny side, climatic conditions and behaviour of the pitch. The cricket ball creates turbulence as it swings. The player uses sweat or saliva to make one side look shinier. This helps to create challenging conditions to the batsman. It is legal and allowed in all matches conducted by ICC. It is called ball tampering. Ball Tampering is usually done after the ball wears away in the second half of a match.

There are two types of swinging namely conventional swinging and reverse swinging. During conventional swinging, the ball moves towards the side of greater turbulence. During reverse swinging, the ball swings the other side.

LEARN Sanskrit🙏🏻

साध्वोः शीघ्रं मैत्री भवति। (Good people become friends quickly.)


How are clouds formed?

Clouds are created when water vapour, an invisible gas, turns into liquid water droplets. These water droplets form on tiny particles, like dust, that are floating in the air. You hang up a wet towel and, when you come back, it’s dry.

In other words, we can say it is a process of evaporation followed by condensation causes the formation of clouds. Water present on the earth’s surface gets evaporated due to sunlight, and then rises up in the atmosphere. On reaching a certain height, water vapour present in air condenses to form tiny droplets of water. These water droplets collect to form clouds that float in air.

💁🏻‍♂‍ GK TODAY

National Endangered Species Day (Third Friday in May)

Every year on the third Friday in May National Endangered Species Day is celebrated annually to raise awareness about the importance of wildlife conservation and restoration efforts for all imperilled species. Endangered Species Act 1973, focuses on the protection of wildlife and threatened species


Sumitranandan Pant (20 May 1900 – 28 December 1977) was an Indian poet.

He was one of the most celebrated 20th century poets of the Hindi language and was known for romanticism in his poems which were inspired by nature, people and beauty within.


Slow and steady wins the race

Reliability is more important than speed

Abundant x Scarce


Hardworking – Diligent, Determined


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

According to Vedas and Upanishads.

Sanatana refers to the “eternal” . Here there is much difference between Dharma and Religion.

Religion is made by human beings,

But Dharma is the concept that continues as universal principle of law, order, harmony, and truth. It acts as the regulatory moral principle of the Universe.

Sanatana-dharma consists of duties which are spiritual in nature.

Dharma is one of the four components of the Purusartha, the aims of life, the order that makes life and universe possible. It includes duties, rights, laws, conduct, virtues and “right way of living.


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


Dopamine is a type of neurotransmitter. Your body makes it, and your nervous system uses it to send messages between nerve cells. That’s why it’s sometimes called a chemical messenger. Dopamine plays a role in how we feel pleasure.

Happiness reduces stress hormone levels

It reduces cardiac strokes

It also Triggers to release body endorphins which is a natural painkiller.

CH Nαʋҽҽɳ Kυɱαɾ…✒️