Today’s top news:

  1. The COVID-19 vaccination drive in India will begin on January 16, with priority being given to an estimated three crore healthcare workers and frontline workers, the Health Ministry said.
  2. High-Level Committee, headed by the PM Modi, has been constituted to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. It will decide on the activities for a one-year long commemoration, beginning 23rd January 2021.
  3. Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel on January 9, 2021 gave assent to an ordinance which penalizes religious conversions through fraudulent means including those for the sake of marriage . The Madhya Pradesh Freedom of Religion Ordinance, 2020, provides for ten years in jail in some cases.
  4. Haryana CM ML Khattar, on Sunday, lashed out Bharat Kisan Union (BKU) leader Gurnam Singh Chaduni alleging that he had tried to instigate the farmers, leading to clashes between farmers and police in Haryana’s Karnal . Khattar said that Congress and Communist parties had hijacked the protests, stating that farmers had been defamed by them.
  5. After eight rounds of talks between Centre and farmers failing to breakthrough, the Supreme Court will hear pleas challenging the Centre’s Farm Laws and pleas on issues related to the ongoing farmers’ protest at Delhi borders on Monday.
  6. The massive wildfire which broke in Dzukou valley on Dec 29 has been finally controlled by the India Air Force and National Disaster Response Force teams
  7. Kerala Congress (M) chairman Jose K. Mani has resigned from the Rajya Sabha. His party is a constituent of the ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) in Kerala.
  8. PM Modi to meet chief ministers today over Covid-19 vaccine rollout
  9. The DGCA issued guidelines for safe carriage of COVID-19 vaccines, allowing airlines to pack them in dry ice in order to maintain temperatures ranging from -7 degree Celsius and -70 degree Celsius . The aviation safety regulator has allowed airlines to carry dry ice as a refrigerant material in aircraft belly and the passenger cabin.
  10. Under Atmanirbhar program, the Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (CVRDE), Avadi near Chennai dedicated Indigenous Retractable Landing Gear Systems for TAPAS UAV, SWiFT UAV and 18 Types of Filters for Indian Navy Submarine P-75 to the nation.
  11. Puducherry Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy protest near Raj Nivas for the third consecutive day against LG Kiran Bedi demands call back of Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi by the Central Government, as she is not allowing the government to function and interfering in the day to day administration.

11.Indian Railways has started the New Year by achieving a landmark achievement by drastically enhancing the maximum speed to 130 kilometres per hour for 1,280 km length out of 1,612 Km in Golden Quadrilateral – Golden Diagonal route. This covers the entire GQ-GD route over South Central Railway, except Vijayawada – Duvvada section, where signalling up-gradation work is in progress.

  1. After Maharashtra govt downgrades ex-CM Devendra Fadnavis’ security to Z-plus security to Y-plus security on Sunday, Fadnavis called it political move : The Thackeray government has also removed the bulletproof vehicle allotted to Fadnavis, along with reducing the security cover.
  2. Congress veteran Madhavsinh Solanki, who served as chief minister of Gujarat in 1976-77, 1980-85 and 1989-90, died in Gandhinagar on January 9, 2021 at the age of 93. He had also served as External Affairs Minister from June 1991 to March 1992.
  3. The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway will remain closed on Monday due to a sudden damage of a bridge on the road at Kela Morh, Ramban.
  4. Maharashtra minister Uday Samant on Saturday said the state government will take a decision by January 20 about reopening colleges with 50% capacity.
  5. The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) released the admit card for the annual class 10 board exams on January 10 at its official website the practical exams for the class 12 or inter students will be held from January 20 to 22 and the annual class 10 exams will be held from February 17 to February 24
  6. Happy Birthday Hrithik Roshan: From Koi…Mil Gaya To Super 30, : Born on 10 January 1974, Hrithik Roshan is one of the highest-paid actors in India. In his 20-year film career, he has delivered numerous blockbusters
  7. An all-women cockpit crew set out on a history journey, operating Air India’s inaugural San Francisco-Bengaluru flight, going over the North Pole and taking the Atlantic route to reach the Karnataka capital at the other end of the world.
  8. In its effort to help the Army, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed multiple products such the Him-Taapak heating devices and snow melters to help keep the soldiers warm in the extremely low temperatures.
  9. A major tragedy was averted with the timely detection of a 2.4 kg Improvised Explosive Device (IED) fitted on a motorcycle in Mendhar sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district : A joint search operation by police and Rashtriya Rifles of the Army is underway after the whole area was cordoned off to nab terrorists.
  10. Coronavirus Cases: 10,460,179
    Deaths: 151,149
    Recovered: 10,084,011


  1. A map of India on the website of the World Health Organization, depicting the Union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh in a totally different colour, has evoked angry reactions from the Indian diaspora in Britain. WHO, however, held that it follows UN guidelines and practice regarding maps. The map is on WHO’s Covid-19 situation dashboard that shows the latest pandemic numbers by country.
  2. Pakistani troops violate ceasefire along LoC in J&K.
  3. The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) convention was organised on January 9, 2021. It was by inaugurated Prime Minister Narendra Modi through virtual mode. President of Suriname Chandrika Persad Santokhi was the Chief Guest of the convention. The theme of PBD 2021 is “Contributing to Aatmanirbhar Bharat”
  4. Indian sailors stuck at Chinese port since June 2020 to return : 23 Indian sailors onboard Indian ship M. V. Jag Anand which has been stuck at Chinese port of Jingtang since June 2020, have finally got respite as the ship is all set to sail to Chiba, Japan for a crew change. This was announced by Shipping Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on January 9, 2021.
  5. The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has strongly objected the new WhatsApp privacy policy through which all kinds of personal data, payment transactions, contacts, location and other vital information of a person who is using WhatsApp will be acquired by it and can be used for any purpose by WhatsApp.
  6. CAIT has demanded that the government should immediately restrict WhatsApp from implementing the new policy or put a ban on WhatsApp and its parent company Facebook.
  7. Chandrikapersad Santokhi, the Indian-origin President of the South American nation of Suriname, likely be the chief guest at India’s Republic Day parade on January 26.


  1. Indonesia President Joko Widodo confirms Boeing plane crashed in Java sea He said that the missing Boeing 737-500 jet operated by Sriwijaya Air had crashed into Java sea.
  2. Indonesian divers on Sunday retrieved suspected pieces of a Sriwijaya Air jet that crashed into the sea shortly after take off from the capital Jakarta .
  3. Twitter has announced that it had permanently suspended the account of outgoing President Donald Trump due to “risk of further incitement of violence”, three days after his supporters stormed the US Capitol and five people died in the violence.
  4. NASA on January 9 conducted a Green Run hot fire test for its massive Space Launch System (SLS) rocket which is set to be launched as early as Jan. 17.
  5. A man killed three people and wounded four others in a series of shootings over roughly four hours that started on Chicago’s South Side and ended with his death in a shootout with police in a parking lot just north of the city.
  6. Coronavirus Cases:
    Deaths: 1,937,766
    Recovered: 64,615,493


  1. Australia captain Tim Paine has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the third day of the third Test against India in Sydney.
  2. Australia coach Justin Langer ‘upset & disappointed’ with unruly behaviour from SCG crowd : Australian head coach Justin Langer expressed disappointment after Team India’s frontline pacers Jasprit Bumrah & Mohammed Siraj were subjected to racial abuse
  3. Agnes Keleti, the oldest living Olympic champion, turned 100 on January 9, 2021. She won 10 medals for Hungary in gymnastics at the Olympic Games including 5 golds — 1 at Helsinki in 1952 and 4 at Melbourne in 1956

Australia 338 (105.4) , 312/6 (87.0) dec
India need 269 runs to win with 7 wickets remaining
India 244 (100.4) , 138/3 (49.4)

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Facts about India

Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indian Prime Minister (1964-66), passed away on 11 Jan 1966 U.S.S.R. at Ta shkent, 1:32, age 61. He was awarded the Bharat Ratna posthumously.

Thought of the day

The strongest people I’ve met have not been given an easier life.
They’ve learned to create strength
and happiness from dark places.

Joke of the day

Santa College Ki Ladki se Bola
I love U
Ab Tum Muje Bolo
Girl:Me Abi Ja K sir Ko Bolti Hu
Snta: pagli sir Ko Mt Bol Unki Shadi Ho Gai Hi🤪🤣

😇GK Today💤

Lal Bhadur Shastri 2nd October 1904 – 11 January 1966) was the 2nd Prime Minister of the Republic of India


Why does the energy of the Sun never end?

sun burns using a nuclear fusion process, combining hydrogen into helium.

The sun generates energy from a process called nuclear fusion. During nuclear fusion, the high pressure and temperature in the sun’s core cause nuclei to separate from their electrons. Hydrogen nuclei fuse to form one helium atom. During the fusion process, radiant energy is released.

LEARN Sanskrit

जिह्व jihvA : Tongue

How it works ⁉

A thermometer has a glass tube sealed at both ends and is partly filled with a liquid like mercury or alcohol. As the temperature around the thermometer’s bulb heats up, the liquid rises in the glass tube. … When it is hot, the liquid inside the thermometer will expand and rise in the tube.


The Sun is known in Hindu mythology by twelve names: Mitra, Ravi, Surya, Bhanu, Kha, Pusha, Hiranyagarbha, Marichin, Aditya, Savitr, Arka and Bhaskara.

Suryanamaskar or the sun salutation exercise in Yoga has twelve postures dedicated to each one of these forms

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

Tips to Protect Your Ears and Hearing Health

  1. Stop using cotton swabs in your ears

It’s common for people to use cotton swabs to clean wax out of their ear canal, but this is definitely not advisable. A little bit of wax in your ears is not only normal, but it’s also important. The ears are self-cleaning organs, and wax stops dust and other harmful particles from entering the canal. Plus, inserting anything inside your ear canals risks damaging sensitive organs like your ear drum.

  1. Use earplugs around loud noises

CH. Naveen Kumar