Today news:

  1. Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said that the new land licensing fee (LLF) policy for the Indian Railways has been cleared by the ministry and that it will soon get the approval from Union Cabinet as well .
  2. The Union Cabinet has approved the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Nidhi (PMSSN) on March 10, 2021 as a single non-lapsable reserve fund.
  3. Maharashtra government on Wednesday imposed night curfew in two districts Kalyan Dombivli and Nandurbar, while Dhule district administration has called for a four-day janata curfew which comes into effect from March 10.
  4. Tirath Singh Rawat , leader chosen as Uttarakhand Chief Minister. He was the first education minister of Uttarakhand after the formation of the state. He contested and won the assembly elections from the Chaubattakhal constituency. He went on to become the state BJP president from 2013 to 2015.
  5. Union minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur on Wednesday became the first serving MP and Minister to become Captain in the Territorial Army as a regular Commissioned Officer. The four time BJP MP from Himachal Pradesh’s Hamirpur was commissioned into the Territorial Army as a Lieutenant by the then Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Dalbir S Suhag TA in July 2016.
  6. The Territorial Army that is the second line of defence in the heirarchy, comprises volunteers who are imparted military training for about a month in a year. TA can be pressed into national service in case of any emergency.
  7. Why No Women In National Defence Academy?’: Top Court Notice To Centre
    The National Defence Academy (NDA) is the country’s joint military training institution for producing junior leaders for the armed forces.
  8. Denial of admission for women to the National Defence Academy has been challenged by a petitioner in the Supreme Court, which has asked the centre to respond to it. The petition filed by Kush Kalra, an advocate, said women being not allowed admission to the National Defence Academy (NDA) is a violation of fundamental right of equality and right to practice a profession
  9. Actor and politician Kamal Haasan, as he announced his outfit Makkal Needhi Maiam’s first list of 70 candidates for the upcoming assembly polls
  10. West Bengal minister Bachchu Hansda and Tehatta MLA Gouri Sankar Dutta joined the BJP on Wednesday after being denied nominations for the assembly polls by the Trinamool Congress.
  11. Punjab Vidhan Sabha on Wednesday passed a resolution condemning ED raid at MLA Sukhpal Khaira’s house and terming it as unwarranted and unconstitutional.
  12. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleged on Wednesday that she was attacked by “four-five men” who manhandled her during the election campaign in Nandigram, because of which she was injured in the left leg.
  13. The Congress party lost the no-confidence motion it moved against the alliance government of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) government on Wednesday (March 10). The motion was defeated as 55 members of the assembly voted against it, while only 32 opposition members backed it.
  14. Bharat bandh on March 26, farmers’ unions call for strike as their protest completes four months
  15. National Commission for Women celebrates International Women’s Day 2021, Smriti Irani hails PM Modi’s initiatives for women welfare.
  16. Awantipora police along with 50 RR and CRPF busted terror modules of proscribed terror outfits JeM and LeT and arrested seven terrorist associates. A huge quantity of explosive material, detonators, grenades and a Maruti car was seized from their possession.
  17. The Centre on Wednesday accorded ‘Y+’ VIP security cover to popular Bollywood actor Mithun Chakraborty who recently joined the BJP.
  18. The Indian Navy has inducted into service the third Scorpene-class conventional diesel-electric submarine called INS Karanj on March 10, 2021.
  19. INS Karanj is the part of Six Scorpene submarines which are being built under Project-75. It was built by Mazagon Dock Limited which has also taken up the other projects. The submarine was built under technology transfer from the Naval Group of France for which a dollar 3.75 billion deal was signed in October 2005. But the project is delayed by four years because of delay in construction.
  20. The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 2.52 crore with 9.22 lakh jabs given on Wednesday till 7 pm, the Union health ministry said.


  1. The Defense Secretary of United States Lloyd Autin will be on a visit to India from March 19 to 21 as part of his first overseas travel . This is the first in-person visit of any administrator of President Joe Biden to India since he took charge as the new US President two months ago.
  2. Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said that energy connectivity is one of the most dynamic sectors of cooperation in India’s relationship with Bangladesh.
  3. India-Bangladesh cooperation in hydrocarbons’ sector is diversifying into the entire value chain of the oil and gas sector. The bilateral hydrocarbon trade was USD 337.3 million in 2019-20 further registering an impressive USD 322.32 million in the period April-November 2020.
  4. A World Bank report on the challenges and opportunities of transport integration in Eastern South Asia says that seamless transport connectivity between India and Bangladesh has the potential to increase national income of Bangladesh by 17 percent and 8 percent in India.


  1. Hawaii Governor David Ige declared an emergency in the US state after heavy rains brought floods, landslides and fear of dam failures, and authorities ordered the evacuation of several thousand people from communities threatened by rising waters.
  2. US, Chinese officials will meet for 2-day summit next week in Alaska : Ties between the US and China sank to their lowest level in decades under former president Donald Trump, with both nations ramping up sanctions and tariffs, expelling journalists and closing consulates.
  3. A nun in Myanmar, Sister Ann Rose Nu Tawng, knelt in front of police officers to plead with security forces and asked them to refrain from violence against children and residents amid anti-coup protests in Myitkyina. A video shared by news agency Reuters.
  4. France, Spain working on ‘vaccine passports’: The announcements came a day after China said it has already launched “digital vaccine certificates” that are being trialled domestically and will later be opened up for international travel .
  5. UN says major world powers ignoring North Korea’s crimes against humanity, says ‘much focus’ on nuclear threat


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The Adiyogi statue is a 34-metre-tall (112 ft), 45-metre-long (147 ft) and 25-metre-wide (82 ft) steel statue of the Hindu deity Shiva with Thirunamam at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. It is recognized by the Guinness World Records as the “Largest Bust Sculpture” in the world.

Thought of the day

Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.

Joke of the day

Power of Branding

Teacher : What is India Gate ?
Student : Basmati Rice
Teacher : What is Charminar ?
Student : Cigarettes
Teacher : What is Taj Mahal ?
Student : Tea, Sir !
Teacher : You stupid boy 😞… you have made a joke of all our National Monuments. You have failed the test. Get your father’s signature tomorrow.
Next day Student comes to class and puts a gift wrapped parcel on the Teacher’s table.
Teacher : What is this ?
Student : Signature, Sir.
You had asked for my father’s signature. I have brought you his whole bottle. 🍾

GK Today💤

A Jyotirlinga is a devotional representation of the Supreme God Shiva. Jyoti means ‘radiance’ and lingam the ‘Image or Sign’ of Shiva; Jyotir Lingam thus means the Radiant Sign of The Almighty Shiva.

Jyotirlinga is
Svayambhu (स्वयम्भू) its a Sanskrit word it means “self-manifested”, “self-existing”, or “that is created by its own accord”.


Maha Shivaratri is a Hindu festival celebrated annually in reverence of the God Shiva. It is the day Shiva was married to the Goddess Parvati.

The festival is principally celebrated by offerings of Bael leaves to Shiva, all-day fasting and an all-night-vigil (jagaran).

As the Mahashivratri festival is approaching, it is the right time to observe a one-day fast – the Shivratri fast or Shivratri vrat seeking the blessings of Lord Shiva. All through India, many devotees observe the Shivratri fast. They gather in Shiva temples around the Shivalinga with their offerings. They pray, chant, meditate and fast all day and night. The fast or vrat is at the heart of the celebration and many follow it earnestly to increase the solemnity of their vows and intentions.

This vrat is different from those followed during other Hindu festivals, where devotees eat food after performing the puja of the deity. On this great night of Lord Shiva, the vrat continues through the day, and night.

LEARN Sanskrit🙏🏻

Jāgaraṇa (जागरण) awakening, .

How it works ⁉

Fasting detoxifies the body and purifies the mind. Your body feels lighter and your mind feels more relaxed as the restlessness reduces. At the same time, the mind becomes more alert. When that happens, it is more prepared for prayer, and meditation, which is the central aspect of Mahashivratri celebration.

When both your mind and body are detoxified, there is greater strength in your intentions and prayers. When you combine the Shivratri fast with meditation, you increase the possibility of your desires getting manifested.


The twelve jyothirlinga are:

  1. Somnath in Gir Somnath, Gujarat
  2. Mallikarjuna in Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh
  3. Mahakaleswar in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh
  4. Omkareshwar in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh
  5. Kedarnath in Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand
  6. Bhimashankar in Maharashtra
  7. Vishwanath in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
  8. Trimbakeshwar in Nashik, Maharashtra
  9. Baidyanath in Deoghar, Jharkhand
  10. Nageshvara in Dwarka, Gujarat
  11. Ramanathaswamy in Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu
  12. Grishneshwar in Aurangabad, Maharashtra


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

Diabetes : Bilva leaves are known to effectively control blood sugar levels in one’s body. The juice from crushed Bilva leaves is rich in laxatives, which helps in producing the required insulin to control the sugar levels. Diarrhea: It is most effective in chronic diarrhea and ulcerative colitis.

CH. Naveen Kumar