21 Mar (Monday)
Shishir Ritu
पक्ष :: Krishna
Month: Chaitra 3, (Purnimata)/ Phalguna 19(Amanta) Purnimanta calendar (Ujjain)
Vikram Samvat – 2078
Nakshatra : Swati (up to 9:31 pm) Vishaka
Titi: Tritiya (up to 8:20 am)Chaturthi, Panchami
RahuKaal:08:04 AM – 09:34 AM GK TODAY : https://youtu.be/MVRwQRiXyg8

  1. Over 181 crore 21 lakh doses of COVID vaccines have been administered in the country under the nationwide vaccination drive so far. Over 183 crore 52 lakh vaccine doses have been provided to States and Union Territories so far. The vaccines have been given through the Central Government free of cost channel and through direct state procurement category.
  2. NITI Aayog’s Women Entrepreneurship Platform will confer to seventy five women in its fifth edition of the Women Transforming India Awards on 21 Mar. The Aayog said that as part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav to celebrate 75 years of India’s independence. NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said.
  3. PM Modi virtually addressed and expressed his feelings on occasion of release of “Shri Dharmajivan Gatha” volumes of book on life of Gurudev Shri Shashtriji Maharaj on 29 Mar.

The main function held at Swaminarayan Gurukul Vishwavidya Pratishthanam- SGVP in Ahmedabad Gujarat. The volumes of a book on the life of Gurudev Shri Shashtriji Maharaj have been written by his disciple Swami Shri Madhavpriya Dasji.

  1. Schools, colleges shut in ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ahead of Cyclone Asani: All schools and colleges have been closed amid heavy rains and strong winds in the Andaman and Nicobar islands ahead of Cyclone Asani. The Union Territory’s administration has taken the step as a preventive measure beginning March 21. All planned boat sailings in the foreshore zone have also been cancelled and passengers are being encouraged to consult helpline numbers.
  2. BIHAR : At least 10 dead after consuming spurious liquor in Bihar on Holi in two districts Police said on Sunday. Eight deaths were reported in the Bhagalpur district, including four in the Sahebganj locality of Bhagalpur town and the remaining in different villages in the Narayanpur police station area.
  3. HARYANA Governor Bandaru Dattatreya and Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday inaugurated the 35th Surajkund International Crafts Mela. Governor Dattatreya praised the Ministries of central government and Haryana government during the session for organising it. CM Khattar said the fair helps thousands of craftspersons from India to showcase their arts and products to a wider audience.
  4. Jammu & Kashmir: Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today said that the administration intends to make the UT a developed society free of terror and corruption.
  5. Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, speaking at an event in Jammu on Sunday, said that all political parties, including his own, create divisions among the people along caste and religious lines. He added, “Civil society should stay together. Justice must be given to everyone irrespective of caste and religion.” His remarks came amid the ongoing controversy over ‘The Kashmir Files’.
  6. KARNATAKA CM Basavaraj Bommai on Sunday wrote a letter to PM Narendra Modi to thank him for his efforts in bringing back the mortal remains of Naveen Shekharappa, who was killed in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv. The fourth-year medical student from Karnataka was killed in a shelling attack. His mortal remains will reach Bengaluru on March 21.
  7. MANIPUR : N Biren Singh to continue as Manipur CM for 2nd straight term. In Manipur assembly elections, BJP got absolute majority with 32 seats out of 60 seats. Moreover, MLAs of JD (U), KPA along with one Independent MLA declared that unconditional support will be given to BJP in the government formation.
  8. PUNJAB : The newly-formed Punjab government has formed a new Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Bikram Singh Majithia in a drug case. The four-member SIT will be headed by Assistant Inspector General of Police Rahul S. Majithia is currently lodged in the Patiala jail as his judicial custody was earlier extended till March 22.
  9. RAJASTHAN : State govt. has proposed the Right to Health Care Bill and sought suggestions on its draft till March 24. Under the Bill, denial of health care services at any health care facility will invite a fine of up to ₹10,000. It will also ensure free treatment in government hospitals and in private hospitals established through land allocation on concessional rates.
  10. MAHARASHTRA : Nashik Police has said that it’ll summon 14 accused in a cheating case, including Rajasthan’s Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s son Vaibhav Gehlot, for questioning this week. This comes after a complaint was filed by a Nashik-based businessman on March 17 who claimed that he was lured into investing in a company with which Vaibhav was allegedly affiliated.
  11. UTTARPRADESH govt has announced the creation of 5,000 new posts across several units of the police, including the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) and Special Task Force (STF). The UP Police is also set to get a specialised team to keep an eye on drone activities to boost security in the state.
  12. UTTARKHAND Process for govt formation underway in Uttarkhand; BJP legislative party meeting to be held in Dehradun.
  13. TELANGANA : Telangana government imposed Section 144 in the Nizamabad district on Sunday after members of two political groups clashed over the installation of a statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The order is said to have been imposed in the Bodhan town to prohibit further escalation of the matter. Activists of both parties reportedly pelted stones at each other during the clash.
  14. Hyderabad headquartered Magnum Wings LLP on Wednesday announced the launch of its first commercially available Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) – MW Viper. This UAV is a multi-purpose vehicle which can be used in commercial and government sectors.MW Viper ensures ground survey, payload delivery, and surveillance missions by offering maximized operational capabilities and mission flexibility.
  15. WEST BENGAL : TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee will appear before ED in Delhi in the coal scam case on 21 Mar Monday.


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BSE Sensex 57,863.93
NIFTY : 17,287.05

  1. CBDT Chairman JB Mohapatra said the Income Tax department is working to improve the “abysmally poor” tax literacy in the country to increase the number of taxpaying entities and enhance collections. “Banks have invested in expanding the banking knowledge of the people. That thing has not happened in (income) tax and that is on top of our mind,” he said.


  1. Govt plans to merge BBNL and BSNL this month : BSNL chief Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) Chairman and MD PK Purwar said the government has decided to merge BSNL and Bharat Broadband Nigam Limited (BBNL) this month. He added that the government has given BSNL an opportunity to turnaround their losses. With the proposed merger, BSNL will get 5.67 lakh kilometre of optical fibre network laid across 1.85 lakh village panchayats.
  2. Information and Broadcasting Secretary Apurva Chandra took a tour of MBC studios in Dubai on 20 Mar. It is one of the largest television networks in the Arab region. His visit aimed at discussing best practices, fostering collaboration between Indian and MBC networks. On 18th of Mar, I&B Secretary had inaugurated Media and Entertainment Week at India Pavillion at the Dubai Expo in presence of Bollywood actor R. Madhavan.


  1. The Border Security Force (BSF) have detected 136 drones and shot down two drones along the International Border bordering India and Pakistan in the last 15 months.According to BSF officials, in between December last year and March this year
  2. Ships of the Russian navy have destroyed an armoured vehicles repair plant of Ukrainian forces with Kalibr cruise missiles launched from the Black Sea, Russian Defence Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on 20 Mar (Sunday)


  1. PM Modi and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison to hold second India-Australia Virtual Summit on 21 Mar. The Summit follows the historic first virtual summit which was held on 4th of June in 2020.
  2. Australian High Commissioner to India Barry O’Farrell said the Quad nations of Australia, Japan and the US have accepted India’s stand on the Russia-Ukraine conflict. “It’s clear from the comments of…PM Modi…that he has used his contacts to call for the end of the conflict and no country will be unhappy with that,” said O’Farrell.
  3. PM Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida held productive talks and discussed ways to boost economic and cultural linkages between the two countries.

Japan to invest 3.2 lakh crore rupees in India over the next five years. In his press statement, PM Modi said, India presents limitless possibilities for Make in India for the world.

  1. India and Japan signed six agreements in the areas including cyber security, waste water management and clean energy after the 14th India-Japan Annual Summit in New Delhi on 20 Mar.
  2. The trajectory of cyclone Asani shifted eastward : The low-pressure area formed over the South-East Bay of Bengal and adjoining south the Andaman Sea is moving northwards along and off Andaman and Nicobar islands. It is likely to intensify into a deep depression in the next 24 hrs and transform into a storm cyclone. Thereafter, it is likely to reach the north-east to Bangladesh and North Myanmar coast around 22nd March. It lay centered over the same region, around 170 km south of Port Blair.
  3. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has admitted that the foreign policy of India is independent and for the betterment of people.This comes when Imran Khan is scheduled to face the opposition’s no-confidence motion against him. A session of the National Assembly has been called on March 25.
  4. Israeli PM Naftali Bennett will arrive in India on his first official visit on April 2, according to a statement from his office. Bennett’s visit comes on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.


  1. Pakistan, National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser has summoned the session of the lower house to deliberate on the opposition’s no-confidence resolution against Prime Minister Imran Khan on 25th of this month.
  2. During his address to the Israeli Parliament, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said, “Why Israel hasn’t imposed powerful sanctions on Russia or isn’t putting pressure on Russian business.” He also questioned Israel’s reluctance to sell the Iron Dome system to Ukraine. “Everybody knows that your missile defence systems are the best…and that you can definitely help…save…lives,” he said.
  3. PayPal said it is expanding services in Ukraine and Ukrainians will now be able to send and receive money from friends and family. Earlier, PayPal users in Ukraine could only send money internationally from their accounts and not receive it. PayPal is also waiving transaction fees for remittances to Ukrainian accounts.
  4. 10,000 people attended an ‘anti-war’ concert in Berlin on Sunday to express solidarity with Ukraine, police said. The concert took place near Brandenburg Gate, which was symbol of divided Germany during Cold War.
  5. Germany and Qatar have agreed upon a long-term energy partnership to help cut reliance on Russian gas amid its invasion of Ukraine, German Economic Minister Robert Habeck said on Sunday. “Although we might still need Russian gas this year, in…future [we won’t],” Habeck added.
  6. MASSIVE SERIAL BLASTS AT SIALKOT ARMY DEPOT IN PAKISTAN AFTER CHINESE MISSILE PL-15 FAILS WHILE TESTING FROM J10-C JET: A series of blasts were echoed in Pakistan’s Sialkot on 20 Mar Sunday afternoon. On the other hand, if the local media report is to be believed, all these explosions took place in the Pakistani Army depot at Sialkot amid a major political crisis in Pakistan. The blast is said to have taken place in the Army’s ammunition depot.
  7. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Sunday said that Russia would not have invaded Ukraine if his country would have been a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO),
  8. Office of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Sunday said at least 902 civilians were killed in Ukraine since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24. UN human rights office added that 1,459 residents were injured in Ukraine so far.



New Zealand Women vs England Women, 19th Match
England Women won by 1 wkt
NZW – 203 (48.5)
ENGW – 204/9 (47.2)
CRR: 4.31

Player of the Match
Natalie Sciver

(b). 21 Mar, Mondau
West Indies Women vs Pakistan Women
20th Match at Seddon Park, Hamilton
06:30 IST / 01:00 GMT

  1. Lakshya Sen wins silver at All England Open, loses to world no. 1 Axelsen in final at All England Open Badminton Championships 2022, bagging India’s first medal in men’s singles in the tournament in 21 years. World number one men’s player Viktor Axelsen of Denmark defeated Lakshya with a scoreline of 21-10, 21-15 to win his second All England Open title.
  2. Reigning world champion Akane Yamaguchi won her maiden All England Championships women’s singles title in Birmingham on Sunday. The 24-year-old second seed defeated fourth seed An Seyoung 21-15, 21-15 of Korea in 44 minutes. Yamaguchi had reached the final in 2018 but lost to Tai Tzu Ying. It’s the Japanese shuttler’s 18th career and a ninth world tour title.
  3. Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc won the Bahrain Grand Prix, the first race of Formula One 2022 season, with his teammate Carlos Sainz finishing second.
  4. Indian cueist Pankaj Advani defeated compatriot Dhruv Sitwala 6-2 to win his eighth title at 19th Asian Billiards Championship 2022 on Saturday in Doha, Qatar

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Formation : 26 Jan 1950

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In 326 BC, Alexander invaded India, after crossing the river Indus he advanced towards Taxila.

He then challenged king Porus, ruler of the kingdom between the rivers Jhelum and Chenab.

The Indians were defeated in the fierce battle (Battle of Hydaspes).

Alexander captured Porus and, like the other local rulers he had defeated, allowed him to continue to govern his territory.

Alexander remained in India for 19 months (326-325 B.C.), which were full of fighting in July 325 BC Alexander and his army returned westward for home.

😀 Thought of the day

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.


Pappu everest pr gya
waha ek admi pahle se baitha tambaku ragad raha tha

Pappu -Bhai ye kya hai

Baba -masala

Pappu – Oh O😳 to Evrest Masala ap hi bnate ho…

😳 WHY❓❓❓

What causes hiccups?
A hiccup is a sudden, involuntary contraction (spasm) of the diaphragm muscle. Common causes of hiccups include eating too quickly, eating or drinking too much. Home remedies for hiccups include: holding your breath, drinking a glass of water quickly, pulling hard on your tongue, biting on a lemon, gargling with water, and using smelling salts.

LEARN Sanskrit🙏🏻

स्वभावो नोपदेशेन शक्यते कर्तुमन्यथा ।
सुतप्तमपि पानीयं पुनर्गच्छति शीतताम् ॥

svabhāvō nōpadēśēna śakyatē kartumanyathā ।
sutaptamapi pānīyaṃ punargacchati śītatām ॥

Meaning: It is not possible to change a persons habits or nature by advice or instruction. Just like a well-heated drink always turns cold in the course of time.

भावार्थ: किसी के स्वभाव या आदत को सिर्फ सलाह देकर बदलना संभव नहीं है, जैसे पानी को गरम करने पर वह गरम तो हो जाता है, लेकिन पुनः स्वयं ठंडा tuहो जाता है।

रामो वनं गच्छति।
rāmo vanaṃ gacchati.

Rama goes to the forest


How Is Steel Made?

To make steel, a iron ore is heated and melted in furnaces where the impurities are removed and carbon added.

Today, most steel is made using one of two processes:

A. Blast Furnace

B. Electric Arc Furnace (EAF)

Blast furnaces use mainly raw materials (iron ore, limestone and coke) with some scrap steel to make steel, whereas Electric Arc Furnaces use mainly scrap steel.

What Is A Blast Furnace?

The blast furnace was invented by an Englishman named Henry Bessemer in the mid 1850s. Bessemer devised a way of producing steel by blowing air through molten iron to oxidize the material and separate impurities.

The modern blast furnace is a large steel shell shaped like a cylinder and lined with heat-resistant brick. Iron ore, coke and limestone are fed into the furnace from the top and gradually sink down towards the bottom, getting hotter as they descend. In the top half of the furnace, gas from the burning coke releases oxygen from the iron ore. In the bottom half of the furnace, limestone starts to react with the impurities in the ore and coke forming a slag.

At the bottom of the furnace, temperatures reach over 3000 Fahrenheit. The molten slag floats on top of the molten steel, allowing it to be drained via a slag notch in the furnace. The molten steel is released from the hearth of the furnace through a tap hole.

💁🏻‍♂‍ GK TODAY

The only aircraft carrier being operated in India?

INS Vikramaditya


Pinarayi Vijayan (born 24 May 1945 in Pinarayi) is an Indian politician who is the current Chief Minister of Kerala, serving since 25 May 2016


Actions speak louder than words

Believe what people do and not what they say

Ally – Enemy


Fantastic – Great


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

JATAYU ( जटायुः Jaṭāyuḥ) is a divine bird and the younger son of Aruṇa and his wife Shyeni. His brother, Sampati, is a demi-god who has the form of a vulture and was an old friend of Dasharatha (Rama’s father).

Lepakshi in Andhra Pradesh, India is also attributed to the place where Jatayu fell after being wounded by Ravana, and Ramarkal Mettu is the place where the last rites were performed. Rama is said to have commanded the bird to rise Le Pakshi (literally: “Get up, Bird” in Telugu), hence the name for the village


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

Carom (Ajwain) seeds have powerful antibacterial and antifungal properties.

Carom seeds may act as a calcium-channel blocker and help lower blood pressure levels. It may have anticoughing effects and could help increase airflow to the lungs.

CH Nαʋҽҽɳ Kυɱαɾ…✒️