🌄 S̴h̴u̴b̴o̴u̴d̴h̴a̴y̴ 12 Aug (Thursday)🙏🏻

  1. ISRO to launch GISAT-1
    The satellite is slated to be launched at 5.43 am today (12 Aug) on a geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle (GSLV) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh as a part of the GSLV-F10 EOS-03 mission.
  2. SCOPE OF THIS SATELLITE LAUNCH. (a) Geo Imaging Satellite-1 (GISAT-1), will keep an eye out on “locations of interest” for India.

(b) The Earth observation satellite will send ISRO 4-5 photographs from across the country daily. It helps to monitor and respond to natural disasters and any other short-term events at an alarming pace.

(c) Earth observation satellite will initially be placed by the launch vehicle in the Geosynchronous transfer orbit (GTO), a highly elliptic geocentric orbit that almost always serves as an intermediate step for satellites before reaching for their final orbit. The GTO Earth orbit has an apogee of 42,164 km (26,199 miles) above sea level, which corresponds to the geostationary altitude.

(d) The GISAT-1 launch was originally slated for March 5 last year but it was delayed in view of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic and subsequent technical glitches.

  1. The constitutional amendment bill to restore the powers of the states to make their own OBC lists was passed by Parliament on 12 Aug, with the Opposition and treasury benches joining hands in the Rajya Sabha to approve the legislation.
  2. The General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Amendment Bill, 2021 was passed by Rajya Sabha on August 11 without discussion amid protests by the Opposition MPs. The bill aims to provide greater private participation in the public sector insurance companies.
  3. PM Modi addresses annual meeting of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII); says major responsibility for success of self-reliant India lies on industries. He said, be it masks, PPE kits, ventilators, Government received help from the industry whenever needed.
  4. The 5th edition of the National Public Procurement Conclave (NPPC) was organized by Govt e-Marketplace (GeM) in association with the Confederation of Indian Industry [CII] on August 9th&10th, 2021 on the theme “Technology enabled Government Procurement – Towards Efficiency, Transparency, and Inclusiveness”.
  5. A Delhi court on 11 Aug granted bail to former BJP spokesperson Ashwini Upadhyay, who was arrested in connection with the communal slogans allegedly raised during a protest at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.
  6. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the datasheet for class 10 and 12 offline exams. The datasheet has been released for class 10, 12 students who will appear in improvement, compartment or private category examinations. The class 10 exams will begin on 25 Aug & conclude on 08 Sep whereas the class 12 exam will begin on 25 Aug and will conclude on 16 Sep.
  7. The Income tax department said. Excess interest amount or late fees paid by any taxpayer while filing income tax returns (ITR) for the financial year 2020-21 will be refunded. The deadline to file income tax for FY21 was extended from July 31 to 30 Sep.
  8. The Himachal Pradesh cabinet decided to close schools again for 12 days, from August 11 to 22 due to increae in COVID cases. However, teachers will have to attend school regularly.
  9. 10 dead, over 25 feared buried as massive landslide hits bus, other vehicles in Himachal’s Kinnaur. 13 persons pulled out of the rubble in injured condition. Rescue operation by Army, ITBP, NDRF, BRO and state Govt is still in progress.
  10. Aarogyasri health cards in Andhra Pradesh would soon turn ultramodern with details in QR code and linking them with the Aadhar card of individuals.
  11. Maharashtra govt on 11 Aug decided to allow malls & restaurants to remain open till 10 pm with a 50% capacity from 15 Aug, Shops are also allowed to operate till 10 pm.
  12. Punjab CM Amarinder meets PM Modi, seeks repeal of controversial farm laws. Urges the Prime Minister to initiate steps for the inclusion of farmers in free legal aid category
  13. TA Army Recruitment 2021 TA Army Bharti Eligibility criteria Applicants must be graduates from an accredited institution in order to be considered for this position. Candidates’ age should be between 18 and 42 years old as of the final day of application submission, i.e., on the last day of the application process. The date is August 19, 2021.


  1. The 15th India-Singapore Foreign Office Consultations were held virtually on 11 Aug. The Indian delegation was led by Secretary (East) in Ministry of External Affairs Riva Ganguly Das and the Singapore delegation was led by Permanent Secretary in Ministry of Foreign Affairs Chee Wee Kiong. Both sides reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral relations and expressed their satisfaction that despite the pandemic, bilateral relationship, especially in trade and defence cooperation.
  2. No talks have been held between India and the Taliban, Mohammad Suhail Shaheen told India Today from Doha in Qatar. Mohammad Suhail Shaheen is a member of the negotiations team and the Taliban’s spokesperson for international media.
  3. The Indian mission in Kabul has also asked all its nationals to make immediate travel arrangements to return to India before commercial air services are discontinuedNew Delhi: Amid the turmoil in Afghanistan, India has brought back 50 of its nationals from Mazar e Sharif.
  4. India-Russia Military Ties: “The 12th edition of Indo-Russia joint military exercise Indra-21 will be held at Volgograd, Russia from August 1 to 13.
  5. Actually the INDRA series of exercises began in 2003 and was conducted as a bilateral naval exercise alternately between the two countries. However, the first joint Tri-Services Exercise was conducted in 2017. The last joint, tri-services exercise between India and Russia was conducted in India in December 2019. It was held simultaneously at Babina (near Jhansi), Pune, and Goa. A joint exercise with one or more nations serves the purpose of signalling to a third country the influence we have in the region and a demonstration of our resolve to further our diplomatic objectives.
  6. Joint Military Exercises of India with Other Countries:-
    Garuda Shakti ÷ Indonesia
    Ekuverin – Maldives
    Hand-in-Hand China
    Kurukshetra -Singapore
    Mitra Shakti Sri Lanka
    Nomadic Elephant_ Mongolia
    Shakti – France
    Surya Kiran – Nepal
    Yudh Abhyas – USA
  7. Several European countries, including the United Kingdom, France, have relaxed travel restrictions on India, But Canada has again extended its ban on arriving passenger flights directly from India till 21 Sep. This extension will impact students as they will now have to travel to a third country to reach Canada.


  1. The Taliban are continuing with their offensive to capture the remaining areas in Afghanistan in an effort to establish an Islamic Emirate. They are concentrating all their efforts to capture Mazar-e-Sharif, a bustling city in the north and the capital of Balkh province.
  2. Taliban wants to oust the current administration in Kabul. The Taliban will not surrender to the Afghan government. Taliban spokesperson Mohammad Suhail Shaheen told.
  3. Today an International Youth Day (IYD) is celebrated. It is an awareness day designated by the United Nations. The purpose of the day is to draw attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding youth. The first IYD was observed on 12 August, 2000.
  4. In Greece, wildfires are continuing to rip through the Evia Island, prompting residents to flee to safety by sea.
  5. A Chinese court sentenced Canadian entrepreneur Michael Spavor to 11 years in prison Wednesday in a spying case that has been linked to Beijing’s pressure campaign against the Canadian government over the arrest of an executive at tech giant Huawei.
  6. Taliban could take Afghan capital in 90 days: according to US intelligence.


🚣🚴🏇🏁🏊 SPORTS:

  1. Youth Affairs & Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur will confer the National Youth Awards 2017-18 and 2018-19 in New Delhi today (12 Aug). Commemorating the International Youth Day 2021.
    Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajaria is the only Indian to have ever won two gold medals at Paralympic games – one at the 2004 Athens Paralympics and another at the 2016 Rio Paralympics. He has held a world record (62.15m in javelin throw) and is the first para-athlete to be given the prestigious Padma Shri. In 2004, he was also awarded the Arjuna Award.

At age of eight, while he was climbing a tree in his village, he accidentally touched a live cable, which was apparently an 11,000-volt cable. So severe was the accident that (his left hand) had to be amputated right away — nobody was sure whether I would be able to recover from it. Facing ridicule and sympathetic criticism among friends and villagers only motivated him to make it big. Soon, he would reach the sports fields, his internal motivation made him to achieve his goal. Devendra went on to make his first javelin with locally available bamboo. He said that “When I looked around I saw so many people who didn’t have both arms or both legs and I thought I was lucky to have my right hand.”
(Source of this Article by Ria Gupta @ The Better India)
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🇮🇳 Facts about India 🇮🇳

The India national field hockey team was the first non-European team to be a part of the International Hockey Federation. In 1928, the team won its first Olympic gold medal and until 1960, the Indian men’s team remained unbeaten in the Olympics, winning six gold medals in a row. The team had a 30-0 winning streak during this time, from their first game until losing in the 1960 gold medal final. India also won the 1975 World Cup. Indian men’s hockey team rewrote history as they won an Olympic medal after 41 years, defeating a plucky Germany 5-4 to win the bronze at Tokyo Olympics 2020.

😀Thought of the day

Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.

Joke of the day

Pappu : Should I Buy Tickets For My Children.?

Conductor : Yes! Only If They Are Above 8.

Pappu : Thank God ,I Have Only 6 Children..!!😳⁉️


Why water is sprinkled around the plate before taking food in Hindu tradition !

Scientifically It has been done to keep insects away from food while eating. Because in olden days, people use to eat in leafs and by sitting on the ground.

LEARN Sanskrit🙏🏻

सकारात्मकचिन्तनं कुरु।।
sakaaraatmak chintan kuru
(Think positive.)

🤔 How it works ⁉

How a Pendulum watch works?

What is a pendulum?
A pendulum is a rod hanging vertically from its top end (or a weight called a bob hanging from a string) that swings from side to side due to the force of gravity. As Italian scientist Galileo Galilei (1564–1642) discovered, the clever thing about a pendulum is that it always takes the same amount of time to make one complete swing.

A pendulum works by converting energy back and forth, a bit like a rollercoaster ride. When the bob is highest (furthest from the ground), it has maximum stored energy (potential energy). … So as the bob swings (oscillates) back and forth, it repeatedly switches its energy back and forth between potential and kinetic.

If there were no friction or drag (air resistance), a pendulum would keep on moving forever. In reality, each swing sees friction and drag steal a bit more energy from the pendulum and it gradually comes to a halt. But even as it slows down, it keeps time. It doesn’t climb as far, but it covers the shorter distance more slowly—so it actually takes exactly the same time to swing. This handy ability (technically called isochronism, which just means “equal amounts of time”) is what makes a pendulum so useful for timekeeping.

💁🏻‍♂️ GK TODAY

(i) An International Youth Day (IYD) observed on 12 Aug

(ii) The classical dance forms recognised by the Sangeet Natak Akademi and the Ministry of Culture are:

Bharatanatyam , from Tamil Nadu.
Kathak , from Uttar Pradesh.
Kathakali , from Kerala.
Kuchipudi , from Andhra Pradesh.
Odissi , from Odisha.
Sattriya , from Assam.
Manipuri , from Manipur.

Mohiniyattam , from Kerala.


Vikram Sarabhai
( 12-Aug-1919 — 30-Dec-1971) Indian scientist & physicist. develop nuclear power in India. He was honoured with Padma Bhushan in 1966 and the Padma Vibhushan in 1972. He is internationally regarded as the Father of the Indian Space Program


( source of Information is taken from Internet…If the info differentiate with actual facts…Please you can inform….🙏🏻 Shuboudhay News always tries to educate people about great culture & Traditions of India 🙏🏻)
According to Vedas Navagraha are nine heavenly bodies (as well as deities) that influence human life on Earth.

The Navagraha are:

Surya : the Sun
Chandra : the Moon
Mangala : Mars
Budha : Mercury
Bṛhaspati : Jupiter
Shukra : Venus
Shani : Saturn
Rahu : Shadow body associated with the ascending (or north) lunar node
Ketu : Shadow body associated with the descending (or south) lunar node


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

Hibiscus tea can be made by steeping hibiscus flowers in boiling water for five minutes. It can be consumed hot or cold and has a tart taste that is often sweetened with honey or flavored with lime.

Hibiscus tea is an herbal tea that’s made by steeping parts of the hibiscus plant in boiling water. Hibiscus tea is rich in powerful antioxidants and may therefore help prevent damage and disease caused by the buildup of free radicals.

One of the most impressive and well-known benefits of hibiscus tea is that it may lower blood pressure.

Test-tube studies have found that hibiscus extract reduces the growth and spread of plasma, mouth, prostate and stomach cancer cells.

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