20 Jan (Friday)
Vedic Ritu: Hemant
Drik Ritu: Shishir (Winter)
पक्ष :: Krishnapaksha
Month: Magha 14, (Purnimanta)
Pausa 28, (Amanta)
Vikram Samvat – 2079
Shaka Samvat – 1944
Nakshatra : Moola (up to 12:40 pm)Purva Ashadha
Tithi: Trayodashi (up to 10:00 am)Chaturdashi,
Rahu: 11:16 AM – 12:37 PM
Yamaganda : 03:19 PM – 04:40 PM


  1. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, TRAI has extended the last date to receive Comments and Counter-Comments on Consultation Paper on ‘Licensing Framework and Regulatory Mechanism for Submarine Cable Landing in India’.
  2. Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said, the Construction of the 109 km green field Ahmedabad Dholera Expressway will reduce the travel time between Ahmedabad and Dholera by one hour.
  3. ROZGAR MELA : PM Modi will distribute nearly 71,000 appointment letters to newly inducted recruits in Government departments and organisations through video conferencing on Friday.
    • The new recruits and selected candidates from across the country will join various positions and posts under the Government of India like Junior Engineers, loco pilots, Technicians, Inspector, Sub Inspectors, Constable, stenographers, Junior Accountant, Grameen Dak Sevak, Income Tax Inspector, Teacher, Nurse, Doctor, Social security Officer and among others.
  4. All vehicles owned by central and state governments that are older than 15 years will be deregistered and scrapped under new rules applicable from April 1, 2023, according to a notification by the Transport Ministry.PM Modi lays foundation stone and dedicates various developmental projects several development projects related to water security, farmers’ welfare and road connectivity worth about 50,000 crore rupees in Karnataka and Maharashtra.
  5. PM also inaugurates Narayanpur Left Bank Canal – Extension Renovation and Modernisation Project (NLBC – ERM) in Karnataka. The project, with canal carrying capacity of 10,000 cusecs, can irrigate 4.5 lac hectares of command area.
  6. PM Modi takes a ride on the newly inaugurated Mumbai Metro Rail Lines 2A & 7 and interacts with people.
  7. Telangana government said that Microsoft will be investing ₹16,000 crore for setting up three more data centres in Hyderabad.


  1. J&K administration revoked the ban it imposed on the issuance of arms licences. The ban was imposed in 2018 after a gun licence racket by the Rajasthan Police’s Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) unveiled the name of public officials, including some IAS officers. An order permitted the district magistrates (DMs) to issue arms licences and adhere to additional conditions.
  2. BSF arrested two persons after they shot down a drone at the Indo-Pak border in Rajasthan’s Sri Ganganagar and seized around 6.150 kg of heroin. “Pakistan is repeatedly trying to send heroin to…Indian border through drones.
  3. Two workers were killed in an explosion at a firecracker manufacturing unit in Thaiyilpatti in Tamil Nadu’s Virudhunagar district.
  4. Delhi court on Thursday sent Harish Chandra, the man accused of molesting and dragging the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chief Swati Maliwal, to 14-day judicial custody.


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  1. Minister of State for IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar said that there is no issue with cryptocurrency in India if all the laws are followed
  2. Apple supplier Foxconn was fined $329,088 by Taiwan for making an unauthorised investment in a Chinese chip firm.
  3. India extends $40 million line credit to Maldives
  4. Mahindra & Mahindra said that Maharashtra government has approved its proposal to set up a ₹10,000-crore electric vehicle plant in Pune.
  5. Adani Group said that it has no plans to enter India’s telecom sector. Even though Adani Data Networks purchased airwaves worth nearly $27 million in last year’s 5G auction.
  6. Reserve Bank of India, in its monthly bulletin, said India’s economy will be world’s fourth largest in 2025 and world’s third largest in 2027, when it will be worth $5.4 trillion.


  1. The Goverment has condemned the BBC documentary on PM Modi terming it a propaganda piece and an effort to push the discredited narrative. The External Affairs Ministry said, the bias, lack of objectivity and continuing colonial mindset are blatantly visible.
  2. Multiplex operator PVR said its merger with INOX will be completed within FY23. The merger received the nod of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), Mumbai Bench through a verbal order on January 12 and the written order is expected by mid-February
  3. Instagram’s new ‘Quiet Mode’ will help users take a break from the app. It turns off notifications, changes profile’s activity status to ‘In quiet mode’ and sends an auto-reply on direct messages about the mode.
  4. Actress Priyanka Chopra, speaking about choosing surrogacy, told British Vogue, “I had medical complications, this was a necessary step to me.
  5. Actor Shah Rukh Khan has reportedly charged between ₹35-40 crore for his upcoming film ‘Pathaan’. According to India Today, the source added that Shah Rukh has a profit-sharing deal with the makers of ‘Pathaan’, which means he will also get a certain percentage of the profits collected.


  1. Army considering 244 women officers for 108 command role posts.
    • A total of 244 women officers are being considered for promotion against 108 vacancies, in various arms and services of the Indian Army, by a selection board.
    • Women Officers Special No. 3 Selection Board will assess these officers for promotion from “the rank of Lt Col to Col”, from January 9-22 to bring them at par with their male counterparts.
    • Permanent commission to women officers in junior batches has also commenced, in which they are considered for PC in their 10th year of service.
  2. Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt, while addressing NCC Cadets of Republic Day Camp 2023 at Delhi Cantt in New Delhi said that, NCC is a shining example of “Unity in Diversity”, and since its formation, it has played a stellar role in grooming the youth of the country.
  3. Fifth Scorpene-class Submarine INS VAGIR to be commissioned on Jan 23.The submarine is a part of the Project-75 which involves the Scorpene or the Kalvari-class diesel-electric attack submarines by the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited.
    • The fifth of the Scorpene-class submarines — Vagir — would be commissioned on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and ahead of the Republic Day festivities.
  4. Indian Army under the aegis of HQ Army Training Command (ARTRAC) organised the second edition of Hackathon aptly named “SAINYA RANAKSHETRAM 2.0” from October 2022 to January 2023 with an aim to seek solutions to operational cyber challenges and to jump start and telescope the development time for innovative solutions in the field of Cyber Security.
  5. PM Modi will attend a conference of the Directors-General of Police of all States and the Central Armed Police Force starting from the 20th to 22nd of January at the Pusa Institute in New Delhi.


  1. External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar has reached Colombo on Thursday in the second leg of the two nation visit. Jaishankar is scheduled to meet the Sri Lankan leadership and hold discussions with Foreign Minister Ali Sabry.
  2. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said that Parliament of India will hold the P-20 Conference of the Parliament Speakers of the G-20 nations this year.
  3. World’s longest River Cruise MV Ganga Vilas reached Kahalgao from Sultanganj late evening on Thursday.
  4. A sensitisation workshop on G-20 Environment and Climate Sustainability will be held in Bengaluru on Friday.
    • The G-20 Working Group will focus on Arresting Land Degradation Restoration of Degraded Lands and Enhancement of Biodiversity. It will put specific emphasis on the restoration of areas affected by Forest Fire and Mining.
  5. European Union’s (EU) assembly on Thursday called on member states to support the creation of a special court which will judge any war crime by Russia in Ukraine. A related non-binding resolution was approved by 472 votes.


  1. In Bangladesh. A six-day long Jatra-festival was organised by the Shilpkala Academy in Dhaka to showcase the tradition which is struggling for survival.
  2. US debt limit touched an all-time high of $31.41 trillion on Thursday. The debt ceiling is the legal limit on how much the federal government can borrow. The cap was last extended in December 2021 to $31.4 trillion.
  3. Pension reform protests disrupt public services in France
    Countrywide strikes massively disrupted transport, schools and public services across France on Thursday. Protesters demanded the government’s plan to raise nominal retirement age from 62 years to 64 years to avail pension be scrapped.
  4. Wikipedia has unveiled a new look for the first time in over ten years on the heels of its 22nd birthday. English Wikipedia’s desktop interface features a new table of contents.
  5. Nawaz Sharif to return to Pakistan next month. He is currently residing in the UK and has refused to return to Pakistan, citing a heart condition.
  6. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday announced that she will step down next month after being in power for six years.


  1. Hockey World Cup 2023

India beat Wales 4-2 in their final pool match of

Malaysia beats New Zealand by 𝟑-𝟐 goals

The Netherlands defeat Chile by 𝟏𝟒-𝟎 goals

  1. New Zealand tour of India, 2023
    Match on 21 Jan

India vs New Zealand
2nd ODI at Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur
13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT

  1. Sports Ministry seeks explanation from WFI over allegations by wrestlers: Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur said that Government of India has sent a notice to Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) and has sought a response within 72 hours.
  2. An Argentine farmer has grown a 124-acre image of Lionel Messi to celebrate his country’s FIFA World Cup triumph. The field in Los Condores in central Cordoba province was sown using an algorithm.


PUNJAB: Chandigarh
State Day :01 Nov 1956
Districts : 23
Govrnr: Banwarilal Purohit
CM:Bhagwant Mann (AAP)

🥇Gold ₹ 58,135 @10gm 24 (Krt)
🥈 Silver ₹ 72,200 @ Kg
⛽ Petrol ₹ 97/Ltr 
⛽ Diesel ₹ 87/Ltr
LPG : ₹ 1,094/14.2 Kg


East India Company 1612–1757. The company rose to account for half of the world’s trade, particularly in basic commodities including cotton, silk, indigo dye, salt, saltpetre, tea and opium.

The company eventually came to rule large areas of India with its own private armies, exercising military power and assuming administrative functions. Company rule in India effectively began in 1757 after the Battle of Plassey and lasted until 1858 when, following the Indian Rebellion of 1857, the Government of India Act 1858 led to the British Crown assuming direct control of India in the form of the new British Raj.

😀Thought of the day

 Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.


Dr. Pappu : To patient’s friend, agar 1 ghanta pehle le aate to hum isey bacha lete. .
Patient’s Friend: Abay, 15 min pehle tou accident hua hai


Why Ocean water z Salty….. ⁉️

Ocean water contains lots of different mineral salts: sodium, chloride, sulfate, magnesium, calcium, potassium, bicarbonate and bromide. These salts enter the ocean through rivers, which pass over rocks and soil, picking up salt along the way.

This salt builds up in the ocean because the only way water can leave the ocean is through evaporation. And when the water evaporates it doesn’t take the salt with it. So you end up with less water, and the same amount of salt, resulting in a pretty salty sea.

LEARN Sanskrit*🙏🏻

जननी जन्मभूमिश्च स्वर्गादपि गरीयसी। 

Mother and motherland are superior even to Heaven.”


How do an Internet Work? 

The internet is a worldwide computer network that transmits a variety of data and media across interconnected devices. It works by using a packet routing network that follows Internet Protocol (IP) and Transport Control Protocol (TCP).

💁🏻‍♂‍ GK TODAY 

Normal temperature of human body : 37 dg C / 98.6 dg FH


Ajit Kumar Doval, KC (born 20 January 1945), is the 5th and current National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of India. He previously served as the Director of the Intelligence Bureau in 2004–05.


Bolt from the blue

Something that happened without warning

  Knowledge × Ignorance


Rude : Impolite


(kindly inform, if given info is vary from actual facts🙏🏻)

 कराग्रे वसते लक्ष्मीः, करमध्ये सरस्वती ।
करमूले स्थिता गौरी, मंगलं करदर्शनम् ॥

On the tip of hand (fingers) resides Goddess Lakshmi, At the center of hand(palm) resides Goddess Saraswati

At the base(wrist) of the hand sits Goddess Gowri, It is auspecious to look at the hands (at the beginning of the day).


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

Beetroot contain a high concentration of nitrates, which have a blood pressure-lowering effect. This may lead to a reduced risk of heart attacks, heart failure and stroke.

CH Nαʋҽҽɳ Kυɱαɾ…✒️