21 May (Saturday)
पक्ष :: Krishnapaksh
Month: Jyeshta 5, (Purnimata)/ Vaisakha 21(Amanta)
Vikram Samvat – 2079
Shaka Samvat – 1944
Nakshatra : Shravana (11:46 pm) Dhanishta
Titi: Shashthi (up to 2:59 pm) Saptami
RahuKaal: 09:05 AM – 10:44 AM
SATURDAY SPECIAL : https://youtu.be/AB51RUIqGvE
- The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 192 crore on Friday, according to the Union health ministry.
- Centre asks states, UTs to increase pace of COVID-19 vaccination coverage.
- South-west Monsoon likely to reach Kerala on 27th May; Flood alert issued in five northern districts of Tamil Nadu.
- ANDHRA PRADESH : CM Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has launched a government-run ambulance network for the welfare of animals and livestock with the aim of boosting the veterinary sector in Andhra Pradesh. He flagged off 175 veterinary ambulances, costing Rs 143 crore in the first phase of the Dr YSR Mobile Ambulatory Veterinary Clinical Services.
- DELHI : Gyanesh Bharti appointed as Commissioner of Municipal Corporation of Delhi.
- Parts of Delhi-NCR receive rainfall, dust storm predicted today.
- GUJARAT : The Supreme Court on 20 May transferred the Gyanvapi Masjid suit proceedings from a civil judge to the district judge of Varanasi, saying the social complexities of the dispute required a “more senior and experienced judicial officer” at the helm.
- J&K : 13 labourers trapped as under-construction tunnel collapses on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in Ramban district.
- A portion of a mountain fell apart in the Makerkote area on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban district on Friday.
- JHARKHAND : National Investigation Agency on Friday conducted searches at seven places in Jharkhand in terror funding case of Magadh Amrapali Colliery.
- MAHARASHTRA : Former Mumbai Police officer Sachin Waze’s bail plea in connection with a money laundering case filed by Enforcement Directorate was rejected by a special court
- ODISHA : 3 Elephants Killed After Being Hit By Train In Odisha. The accident took place near Bansapani under the Joda forest section of Champua range when a herd of around 20 jumbos were crossing railway tracks at around 7.30 pm on Thursday.
- PUNJAB : Former Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu was sent to Patiala Jail on 20 May evening.
- KERALA : Heroin Worth Rs 1,526 Crore Seized Off The Lakshadweep Coast
Thorough search of two boats conducted at the Coast Guard. Headquarters in Kochi revealed 218 packets containing 1 kg of heroin each.
- TRIPURA : The Trinamool Congress distributed umbrellas and food packets to the flood-hit people in Agartala. The food donation drive was led by Tripura TMC President Subal Bhowmik.
- TELANGANA: CM K. Chandrashekar Rao reached Delhi on Friday by a special flight, the first leg of his tour of various states until May 30 to play a key role in national politics.
💷 GBP ₹97.19
BSE Sensex 54,326.39
NIFTY : 16,266.15
- India has recorded the “highest ever” annual FDI (foreign direct investment) inflow of USD 83.57 billion in 2021-22, the commerce and industry ministry said
- The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will transfer Rs 30,307 crore as surplus to the govt for 2021-22, The central bank said in a statement following its board meeting on 20 May. The decision was taken after deciding to maintain the contingency risk buffer at 5.50% of its balance sheet.
- The Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) has issued notices to ride-hailing companies Ola and Uber for alleged unfair trade practices and violation of consumer rights.
- Delhi government on Friday raised the dearness allowance (DA) for labourers amid rising inflation. With this, the monthly wages for unskilled labourers have been raised from ₹16,064 to ₹16,506 and semi-skilled labourers’ wages have been increased from ₹17,693 to ₹18,187 per month.
- UK Finance Minister Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murty have been included in The Sunday Times Rich List of the UK’s wealthiest 250 people for the first time. The couple has ranked 222nd on the list with a combined fortune of £730 million. Akshata Murty, the daughter of Infosys Founder NR Narayana Murthy, owns about 0.9% stake in Infosys.
- Former media executive Indrani Mukerjea was released from a Mumbai jail on Friday, almost seven years after being arrested in her daughter Sheena Bora’s murder case in 2015.
- Hollywood actor Jeremy Renner, best known for portraying Hawkeye in Marvel films, recently finished shooting for his upcoming project in India.
- Greek composer Vangelis, who won Oscars for the music of ‘Chariots of Fire’ and ‘Blade Runner’, died aged 79 on Tuesday. As per reports, Vangelis died in a hospital in France where he was being treated for COVID-19.
- The Border Road Organisation (BRO) conducted a final breakthrough blast on 20 May to mark the successful completion of excavation work of Arunachal Pradesh’s Nechiphu Tunnel. The blast was remotely conducted by the director general of BRO, Lt Gen Rajeev Chaudhry from Delhi.
- NO MORE IMPORTED COLD WEATHER GEAR: INDIAN START-UP’S SOLUTION FOR ARMY
(a). Extreme Cold-Weather Clothing Systems (ECWCS) is a three-layer modular clothing system meant to keep the body warm in temperatures as low as minus 50 degrees Celsius when worn simultaneously. Soldiers wear it in high-altitude environments, including the world’s highest battleground, the Siachen Glacier.
(b). Armed with indigenous clothing systems developed by AROO, India’s first military start-up specialising in defence apparel, soldiers are no longer reliant on imports for ECWCS.
- DRDO chairman Dr G. Satheesh Reddy invited the private sector to tap opportunities in the defence sector as the government aims to indigenise several defence items.
- The Navy recently tested an indigenous Naval Anti-Ship Missile (Short Range) or NASM-SR from a Sea King helicopter at the Integrated Test Range in Balasore, Odisha.
The NASM-SR has a range of 55 km and weighs 385 kg. This missile will replace the Sea Eagle missiles which are currently in use with the Navy. With the Sea King helicopters too being phased out, it is expected that the NASM-SR will be used with the new MH-60R multi-role helicopters, which are being inducted into the Navy.
The NASM-SR carries a warhead of 100 kg and has sub-sonic capabilities, which means that it flies below the speed of sound at 0.8 Mach.
- Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that now India is among the top 25 countries exporting in the defence sector.
✈ INTERNATIONAL NEWS
- BRICS SHOULD SHOW ‘ZERO TOLERANCE’ TO CROSS-BORDER TERRORISM, says External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said on 19 May. While addressing a virtual meeting of the BRICS foreign ministers.
- The minister also said that a globalised world will give due regard to trust and transparency. The BRICS countries must live up to their commitments to sovereign equality, territorial integrity and international law.
- India on Friday said that a second bridge being constructed by China on Pangong lake is in an area that has been under illegal occupation of that country since 1960.
- Cases in Europe
Amid cases of monkeypox in few countries, government has directed officials to keep a close watch on the situation.
- The Govt also directed airport and port health officers to be vigilant. “They’ve been instructed that any sick passenger with travel history to…affected countries be isolated and samples sent…for investigation,” an official source said.
- The New Development Bank (NDB), established by the BRICS countries, has announced that it plans to open its Indian Regional Office at Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City).
🌎 WORLD NEWS 🌍
- Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has declared the country bankrupt as it faces a fuel crisis and food shortages.
- Canada bans China’s Huawei Technologies from its 5G networks on security concerns.
- UN Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet to visit China for six days next week.
- While Pakistan faces grim economic prospects with the country languishing in the grey list of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto sought to impress upon the international audience that the newly-appointed Shebaz Sharif government will walk the talk on terrorism.
- Bhutto made these comments during his three-day official visit to the US where he attended a global food security meeting in New York.
- Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro met the world’s richest person and Tesla CEO Elon Musk in Brazil on 20 May. Bolsonaro hailed Musk’s $44 billion bid to acquire Twitter and said, “For us here it was like a breath of hope.” They also talked about connectivity, investments, innovation and the use of technology to reinforce protection of the Amazon rainforest, Bolsonaro tweeted.
- Russia has informed Finland it will halt the natural gas supply from Saturday after the Finnish state-owned gas wholesaler refused to pay its Russian supplier in roubles.
- Germany to deliver 15 anti-aircraft tanks to Ukraine in July.
- The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for an emergency meeting to discuss the rapidly growing monkeypox outbreak.
P V Sindhu storms into semifinal of Thailand Open Badminton tournament. Two-time Olympic medallist P. V. Sindhu on 20 May defeated second-seeded Akane Yamaguchi of Japan 21-15, 20-22 and 21-13 to enter the semifinals of the Thailand Open in women’s singles category in Bangkok.
- INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE 2022
Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings, 68th Match
Rajasthan Royals won by 5 wkts
CSK – 150/6 (20)
RR – 151/5 (19.4)
Player of the Match
(b). May 21, Saturday
Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals
69th Match at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
19:30 IST / 14:00 GMT
GUJARAT : Gandhinagar
State 01 May 1960
Gvnr : Acharya Dev Vrat
CM : Bhupendrabhai Patel (BJP)
Dist : 33
🥇Gold ₹52,520 @10gm 24 (Krt)
🥈 Silver ₹61,700@ Kg
⛽ Petrol ₹106.40/Ltr
⛽ Diesel ₹100.43/Ltr
LPG : ₹ 1,003/14.2 Kg
🇮🇳 FACTS ABOUT INDIA 🇮🇳
On this day (21 May) in the year 1991, former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi, was assassinated by Thenmozhi Rajaratnam aka Dhanu, a suicide bomber, in Sriperumbudur near Chennai.
In the year 1994, Sushmita Sen became the first Indian to be crowned as Miss Universe.
😀Thought of the day
Have faith in yourself – all power is in you. Even the poison of a snake is powerless, if you can firmly deny it
JOKE OF THE DAY
In a classroom Teacher asks a student to count from 0 to 10.
Student : 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Teacher : Where is 5?
Student : Yesterday I heard in the news
that 5 died in a car accident…..🤥😱😷
What is the reason for The Ancient Practice Of Sprinkling Water Around Food Meant!
This ancient practise is believed to have started by sages in olden times, who spent most of their lives living in forest areas or in raw houses, where the floors weren’t concrete on which they sat and ate food. Moreover, the food was mostly served on banana plantains. The food was prone to be exposed to the muddy floor making it unhealthy; which is why water was sprinkled around the plates to settle the mud or dust particles down. Dirt contains bacteria that may contribute to allergic reactions and other health problems.
Another reason may be that sprinkling water was also a great way to keep insects and pests at bay, especially at night when there is barely any light. It is said that ants or any insect cannot cross or tread upon water.
यत् भावो – तत् भवति –
You become what you believe
🤔 HOW IT WORKS ⁉
What happens when you inhale carbon dioxide?
When CO2 is breathed into the lungs, it dissolves in the water there, diffuses across the alveolar-capillary membrane, and enters the bloodstream. As it combines with water, it forms carbonic acid, making the blood acidic. So CO2 in the bloodstream lowers the blood pH.
Normally, humans breathe in air that is approximately 20.95% oxygen, 78.09% nitrogen, 0.93% argon, and
0.04% (400 ppm) of carbon dioxide. Like CO2, oxygen also dissolves in the lungs and is transported to the
blood via diffusion across the lung tissue (alveoli). Once in the blood, oxygen is carried throughout the body
by the arteries, and is used in cell metabolism throughout the body.
Carbon dioxide is given off as a by-product of cell metabolism and is carried by the blood through the venous
system (veins) to the lungs. Here it is exhaled. The concentration of CO2 in each breath is ~3.8%, and the
“average” person produces approximately two pounds of carbon dioxide each day. More CO2 is given off by
When CO2 levels become excessive, a condition known as acidosis occurs. This is defined as the pH of the
blood becoming less than 7.35. The body maintains the balance mainly by using bicarbonate ions in the
blood. As the body responds to neutralize this condition, an electrolyte imbalance – an increase of plasma
chloride, potassium, calcium and sodium, can occur. In the blood stream, CO2 concentration is also controlled by reversible reactions with two major blood components, plasma proteins and hemoglobin.
💁🏻♂ GK TODAY
21 May – National Anti-Terrorism Day
National Anti-Terrorism Day is observed every year on 21 May to spread awareness about the violence caused by the terrorists and also in the memory of former Indian PM Rajiv Gandhi who passed on this day.
Armed Forces Day (Third Saturday of the May)
Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday of every May. This day is celebrated to pay tribute to the men and women who served the United States Armed Forces.
BORN TODAY 🐣💐
Ashi Kesang Choden (born 21 May 1930) is the Queen Grandmother of Bhutan.
She participates in royal duties of her own accord.
She is the only queen grandmother in the world. In Bhutan she is called The Royal Grandmother.
🙏🏻 IDIOMS & PHRASES
Spill the beans
Give away a secret
Ally x Enemy
Appreciate – cherish, treasure
🛕 VEDIK GYAN
(kindly inform, if given info is differ from actual facts🙏🏻)
VISHWAMITRA : Sage or rishi, who used Rama to kill troubling demons. Initially he was a Lodh king in ancient India. he is also credited as the author of most of Mandala 3 of the Rigveda, including Gayatri Mantra. His daughter was Shakuntala (from Menaka) from where Mahabharat story begins and also father of Sushruta (father of plastic surgery)
🧬 HEALTH CARE: HOME REMEDIES🩺
(Note : These home tips followed in villages/ancient traditions, it is up to you to use it or not🙏🏻)
Vitamin C found in lemons may help reduce skin wrinkling, dry skin from aging, and damage from the sun.
Drinking warm or hot lemon water when you wake up may help get your digestive system moving. It supports weight loss.
The citric acid in lemons may help prevent kidney stones.
CH Nαʋҽҽɳ Kυɱαɾ…✒️
🙏PLZ FOLLOW the GOVT. NORMS, MAINT SOCIAL DISTANCE, KEEP YOURSELF YOUR FAMILY SAFE🌼