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19 February (Saturday)
Shishir Ritu Krishna पक्ष::
Month: Phalguna 03, (Purnimata)/ Magha 18 (Amanta)
According to Purnimanta calendar (Ujjain)
Vikram Samvat – 2078
Nakshatra : Uttara Phalguni (up to 4:51 pm)
Titi: Tritiya (up to 9:56 pm) Chaturthi
Rahu Kaal :09:50 AM – 11:15 AM
TODAYs TOP NEWS
Nepal becomes the first country to adopt India’s UPI system in modernising its digital economy.
Indian Digital-first Brands Have $250 Billion Biz Opportunity By 2030: Report
Walmart is expanding autonomous delivery pilot with General Motor’s Cruise in Arizona
Snaptchat is rolling out a new buddy system-like real-time location sharing
Verlux: A Cardano-Based Project Releases a Video Demo of their Proposed NFT Marketplace as Public Sales Kick-Off
India’s Mobile Subscriber Count Down By 12.8 Millio In Dec 2021: Trai
AWS goes for global expansion plans for AWS Local Zones to bring low-latency cloud infrastructure services closer to customers
Accelerated adoption of cloud infrastructures increases workload of IT security professionals:
RIL attempts retail expansion by taking minority stakes in Glance, Dunzo
India and UAE sign CEPA; deal to cover almost 90% bilateral trade
Cautious Move: Sebi Plans To Go Ahead With Strict Pricing Norms For Startup IPOs
Samsung India Announces Exciting Pre-book Offers for Galaxy S22 Series
Meta fires community dev manager after predator catchers video goes viral
Karnataka Woos Taiwanese Biz Delegation To Invest In State; CDC To Expand Industrial Park
LG announces first 50 participants in LG Nova Programme
PhonePe, NITI Aayog Tie-up To Launch Fintech Open Hackathon
1. 💐 CHATRAPATI SHIVAJI JAYANTI : PM Narendra Modi on Friday hailed Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj as a great hero and pride of India. PM Modi made the comments on the eve of his 392nd birth anniversary.
2. India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage has reached nearly 175 crore mark. Union Health Ministry report.
3. President Ram Nath Kovind will be on a four-day visit to Odisha and Andhra Pradesh from 19 Feb. On Sunday he will inaugurate the three-year-long celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Srimad Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupad, the founder of Gaudiya Math and Mission in Puri. On 21st February, the President will witness the Fleet Review and Flypast at Visakhapatnam
4. PM Modi met prominent Sikhs from across the country at his residence in New Delhi on 18 Feb.
5. Jal Jeevan Mission has achieved another milestone of providing tap water to every home of 100 districts in the country. Jal Shakti Ministry said, Chamba, an Aspirational District of Himachal Pradesh has become the 100th Har Ghar Jal District.
6. India’s new green hydrogen policy was unveiled, promising cheaper renewable energy, a 25-year fee waiver for inter-state power transmission for projects completed before June 2025, land in renewable energy parks, and mega manufacturing zones to help local industries move away from fossil fuels. Overview: The policy aims to boost green hydrogen and ammonia,
7. J&K ; The Govt of Jammu and Kashmir has declared paid holiday for the voters of Punjab, working in the Union Territory for casting their vote for General Elections of Punjab Assembly on 20.02.2022
8. GUJARAT :. 2008 Ahmedabad serial bomb blast: A special court in Gujarat has given death sentence to 38 out of 49 convicts. The rest 11 convicts have been sentenced to life imprisonment. A series of bomb blasts had killed 56 people and leftover 200 injured in Ahmedabad, within 70 minutes, on July 26, 2008. It was alleged that the IM terrorists had planned these blasts to avenge the 2002 post-Godhra riots.
9. HIMACHAL PRADESH: The National Investigation Agency on Friday arrested its former SP and an IPS officer Arvind Digvijay Negi for allegedly leaking secret documents to an overground worker of the terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba. The case was registered in November 2021. “During investigation, the role of Negi…posted at Shimla
10. KARNATAKA govt has told High Court, that’s hearing students’ petitions, that wearing a hijab isn’t an essential religious practise under Islam and that banning it on educational institutions’ campuses doesn’t violate the Constitution. It further said that the Udupi college that banned hijab had a uniform for a long time and there hadn’t been any problem till December 2021.
11. MAHARASHTRA : Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Bharati Pawar inaugurated South Asia’s first Biosafety level-3 containment Mobile Laboratory in Maharashtra’s Nashik district.
12. MADHYA PRADESH : PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate Gobar-Dhan (Bio-CNG) Plant in Indore, Madhya Pradesh at 1 PM through video conferencing.
13. Budget Session of MEGHALAYA Legislative Assembly to be held from 4th to 17th March
14. PUNJAB : Union Home Minister Amit Shah has responded to Punjab CM Charanjit Channi’s letter, wherein he demanded a probe into alleged links between pro-Khalistani outfit Sikhs for Justice and AAP. Shah replied no one will be allowed to disturb India’s unity and assured him he’ll personally look into the matter.
15. Congress on Friday released its manifesto and promised ₹1,100 per month to women and eight free gas cylinders per year. It also promised one lakh government jobs and said government agencies will procure oilseed, pulses and corn from farmers. State Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu said the manifesto is inspired by Guru Nanak Dev.
16. Assembly Elections: Campaigning for single-phase Polls in Punjab ends, election to be held on 20th Feb
17. WEST BENGAL :
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on 18 Feb held a meeting of the newly-formed National Working Committee of TMC. The panel reappointed her nephew Abhishek Banerjee as the party’s National General Secretary. Yashwant Sinha was named as Vice-President and TMC minister Aroop Biswas was made the treasurer.
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IAS Vineet Joshi has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). He replaces IAS Manoj Ahuja, who has been appointed as the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
××× FINANCE ×××
💷 GBP 101.51
BSE Sensex 57,832.97
NIFTY : 17,276.30
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1. Peanut seller Bhuban Badyakar, who went viral for ‘Kacha Badam’ song, received ₹3 lakh from Godhuli Bela Music, the label that remixed his song. The remuneration came as social media users questioned whether Badyakar got anything financially out of the song. ”
2. Actor Vikrant Massey got married to actress Sheetal Thakur on Friday.
Vikrant and Sheetal, who featured together in the first season of ALTBalaji’s web-series Broken But Beautiful, got engaged in a low-key roka ceremony in 2019.
3. A23, the gaming application owned by Head Digital Works, an online skill gaming company, has named in Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan as its brand ambassador
1. Indian Navy’s warship INS Visakhapatnam carried out the test-firing of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile off the western seaboard on 18 Feb. The warship has now reached Visakhapatnam to take part in President’s Fleet Review on February 21,
2. Women army officers to finally get pension after a year. SSC women army officers, who became eligible for pension following the 2020 Supreme Court order, were facing financial hardships as they had not been paid pension for a year. The women officers will get their pension for February along with arrears running into several lakhs by the month-end. Defence Accounts Department (DAD) is headed by the Controller General of Defence Accounts.
3. Pension and Gratuity applicable to retiring Commissioned Officers in Defence Services – PCDA’s brief on Retiring Pension, Retirement Gratuity, Commutation, Disability Pension, Invalid Pension, Family Pension, and War injury Pension.
4. Retiring Pension
The minimum qualifying service required to earn retiring pension in case of permanent regular commission officer is 20 Years and 15 Years in the case of late entrants and in respect of EC/S.S.C. officers granted commission from ranks is 12 years (including rank service). Authy: Govt. of India MOD letter no. 17(4)/2008(2)/D(Pen/Pol) dt. 12.11.2008
( For more details… https://www.gconnect.in/orders-in-brief/pension/pension-gratuity-retiring-commissioned-officers-defence-services.html)
5. The US plans to sell 250 Abrams tanks to Poland, American Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin announced on Friday.
6. Kuwaiti military on 17 Feb permitted women soldiers in combat but banned them from carrying weapons.
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1. PM Modi holds virtual summit with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi; talks about future-oriented partnership between India and UAE
2. India and the UAE signed their first-ever bilateral free trade agreement on Friday. The Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) is expected to raise the total trade up to $100 billion in the next 5-years and will cut import duties on various products while boosting the export of jewellery and apparel. Notably, UAE is India’s third-largest trading partner.
3. India will be setting up an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in the United Arab Emirates as a part of its trade agreement. This will be the first time that an IIT will be established abroad. Currently, India has 23 IITs that offer various degrees starting from BTech to doctoral programmes.
4. The Government of India, State Governments of Karnataka and Odisha, and the World Bank have signed loan agreements of 115 million US dollars for the implementation of “Rejuvenating Watersheds for Agricultural Resilience through Innovative Development” (REWARD) Project.
🌎 WORLD NEWS 🌍
1. Mali’s ruling junta on Friday asked French troops to leave Mali without delay and under Malian supervision. The decision by France on Thursday to withdraw was a unilateral move that violated military accords between Mali, France.
2. Canadian police on Friday began arresting protesters part of the “Freedom Convoy” against a COVID-19 vaccine mandate and restrictions for the past three weeks in Ottawa. Two of the protest leaders were arrested on Thursday
3. US ambassador to Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Michael Carpenter on Friday said Russia has probably massed between 1.69-1.9 lakh personnel in and near Ukraine as compared to about 1 lakh on January 30.
4. US military pilot Gail Halvorsen, known as “Candy Bomber” for dropping sweets to children during the Berlin airlift after World War II, of died on Wednesday aged 101. Halvorsen served as a transport pilot during the war before flying food and supplies to West Berlin. Using his own candy ration, Halvorsen began dropping sweets during the airlift, using handkerchiefs as parachutes.
5. At least 13 children among 117 killed by mudslides and floods triggered by heavy rains in Petropolis, Brazil.
6. Dutch PM apologises for violence during Indonesian independence war : The Netherlands’ PM Mark Rutte on Thursday offered a full apology to Indonesia for “excessive violence” by the Dutch during the Indonesian independence war. “We have to accept the shameful facts,” he said. Rutte offered the apology after a historical review found the Dutch military had engaged in systematic, excessive and unethical violence from 1945 to 1949.
7. Hong Kong will postpone an election for its next leader till May 8 to fight a deteriorating COVID-19 outbreak.
8. Bill Gates, noted philanthropist and creator of Microsoft have been awarded the Hilal-e-Pakistan, Pakistan’s second-highest civilian honor, for his efforts to help eradicate polio in the country.
1. PRO KAADDI
February 18, 2022
Tamil Thalaivas 33
Gujarat Giants 43
Telugu Titans 32
Dabang Delhi K.C. 40
Puneri Paltan 36
Bengal Warriors 43
2. India vs West Indies, 2nd T20I
India won by 8 runs
IND – 186/5 (20)
WI – 178/3 (20)
Player of the Match
ANDHRA PRADESH: Amaravati
CM : YS Jagan Mohan Reddy
Gvnr : Biswabhusan Harichandan
Formation : 1 Nov 1956
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🇮🇳 FACTS ABOUT INDIA 🇮🇳
Shivaji Bhonsale, popularly known as Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj was a brave warrior-king of India who established the Maratha Empire. He dreamt of ‘Swaraj’ meaning self-rule and went on to live his dream through his exceptional warfare skills and bravery.
He was born in the year 1630. Every year, his birth anniversary is celebrated on 19 February, Shivaji is known as the father of the Indian Navy as he is the one who first established naval forces. With his strong naval forces, he secured Konkan, the coastline of Maharashtra.
Shivaji used his Guerilla warfare skills to raid and surprise the enemy with a very small group of an army. This way he was able to conquer over 30 forts.
He was a secular ruler, Out of his 1.5 Lakhs soldiers, 66,000 were Muslims. According to Shivaji, he never fought against any religion. In fact, he fought against his rival Kings who tried to overpower his Kingdom. Also, he wanted to ensure, no other King invades his motherland.
😀Thought of the day
Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. =======================
JOKE OF THE DAY
Husband : Tell me those three magical words….🙄. I 💑 U
Wife : ‘Mood Nahi Hai’
Why milk is white in colour
Milk is a natural, whole food made up of water, protein, fat, carbohydrates in the form of lactose, vitamins including calcium, minerals including phosphorous and a range of other bioactive compounds.
Caseins are one of the main types of protein in milk which cluster together with calcium and phosphate to form tiny particles called micelles. When light hits these casein micelles it causes the light to refract and scatter resulting in milk appearing white.
इन्द्रियाणि मनो बुद्धिरस्याधिष्ठानमुच्यते |
एतैर्विमोहयत्येष ज्ञानमावृत्य देहिनम्
indriyāṇi mano buddhir asyādhiṣhṭhānam uchyate
etair vimohayatyeṣha jñānam āvṛitya dehinam
The senses, mind, and intellect are said to be breeding grounds of desire. Through them, it clouds one’s knowledge and deludes the embodied soul.
🤔 HOW IT WORKS ⁉ =======================
A stethoscope 🩺 works on the principle of multiple reflection . It is used to examine any patient physically. This is a medical instrument. Through this doctors listen to the sounds of beating heart and other sounds also produced within anyone’s body.
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The Group of Seven (G7) is an intergovernmental organization consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. The heads of government of the member states, as well as the representatives of the European Union, meet at the annual G7 Summit. The G-7 was formerly referred to as the G-8 until Russia was suspended from the group in 2014 after illegally annexing Crimea
25 March 1973.
The major purpose of the G-7 is to discuss and sometimes act in concert to help resolve global problems, with a special focus on economic issues.
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Shivaji Bhonsle I (1627/1630 – April 03, 1680) was an Indian warrior-king and a member of the Bhonsle Maratha clan.
Shivaji carved out an enclave from the declining Adilshahi sultanate of Bijapur that formed the genesis of the Maratha Empire.
In 1674, he was formally crowned as the chhatrapati (emperor) of his realm at Raigad. Over the course of his life, Shivaji engaged in both alliances and hostilities with the Mughal Empire, Sultanate of Golkonda and Sultanate of Bijapur, as well as European colonial powers.
🛕 VEDIK GYAN
(kindly inform, if given info is vary from actual facts🙏🏻) =======================
The Sudarshan Chakra is the divine weapon of Lord Vishnu, the god of preservation. It
is a spinning, discus weapon with 108 serrated edges,
According to the Linga Purana, Lord Shiva gave Vishnu his weapon.
While in the Rigveda, the Chakra was Vishnu’s symbol as the wheel of time and by the late period, the Sudarshana Chakra emerged as an ayudhapurusha (anthropomorphic form), as a fierce form of Vishnu, used for the destruction of demons.
🧬 HEALTH CARE: HOME REMEDIES🩺
( Note : These home tips followed in villages/ancient traditions, it is up to you to use it or not🙏🏻) =======================
Health benefits of hibiscus or China rose leaf
It Heals Wounds Faster
Helps in faster healing of wounds: Some animal studies show that when applied to cuts and wounds hibiscus leaf extracts help wounds to heal faster.
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