Today’s top news:

  1. Amarnath Yatra To Commence From June 28; ‘No Threat’ Assures J&K DGP Dilbag Singh.
  2. The “Gram Ujala Scheme” launched to provide the cheapest LED bulbs in the rural areas. The scheme was launched by the Union power and new and renewable energy minister, Raj Kumar Singh.
  3. States can pass resolutions against Central laws: Supreme Court on Friday prima facie found no harm in State Legislative Assemblies, such as those in Kerala and West Bengal, passing resolutions against Central laws like the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act or the controversial new farm laws.
  4. Former CM of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis demanded Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh’s scalp post the allegations levelled by ex-Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh. In a letter addressed to Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, Singh refuted Deshmukh’s remarks that his transfer was due to serious lapses in the Antilia bomb scare case.
  5. The West Bengal CID on Saturday took over the investigation into the Nandigram incident in which Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was injured during her election campaign,
  6. Assam polls: Congress manifesto promises 5 lakh jobs, no CAA, loan waivers for women & farmers : ex-Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Saturday, unveiled the party’s manifesto for the upcoming Assam polls.
  7. Dattatreya Hosabale replaces Bhaiyyaji Joshi as RSS gen secy: Karnataka born Dattatreya Hosabale was elected as the’Sarkaryawah’ (general secretary) of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.
  8. Indian Research team planned to conduct the airborne radar surveys in order to estimate the thickness of Himalayan glaciers. Under the plan, the pilot study will be conducted in the Lahaul – Spiti basin of the Himachal Pradesh. This proposal was initiated by the “National Centre for Polar & Ocean Research (NCPOR)” under the Ministry of Earth Sciences”.
  9. Himachal Pradesh government bans organisation of official mela: to check spread of the virus but the ongoing melas would continue by adopting the SOPs. In the state only 50 percent gatherings (both indoor and out-door) with a maximum number of 200 for indoor must be ensured in the social gatherings. CM Jai Ram Thakur said.
  10. The Jharkhand government has launched the “SAAMAR Campaign” which stands for “Strategic Action for Alleviation of Malnutrition and Anaemia Reduction” campaign recently.
  11. Tamil Nadu has witnessed a sudden surge in COVID-19 cases over the last few days. In view of this surge, the state government on Saturday (March 20) ordered the closure of schools for classes 9, 10 and 11 from March 22 until further orders .
  12. Maharashtra Board exams for SSC (class 10) and HSC (class 12) will take place offline. The state education minister Varsha Gaikwad made the announcement on Saturday (March 20). It means that students will have to physically go to the exam centres to appear for it.
  13. INAS 310 of the Indian Navy based at Goa is celebrating its Diamond Jubilee on 21 Mar 21
    Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS) 310, The Cobras, a maritime reconnaissance squadron of the Indian Navy based at Goa is celebrating its Diamond Jubilee on 21 Mar 21. Commissined at Hyéres, France on 21 Mar 61, the squadron holds the distinction of being the most decorated unit of the Indian Navy.
  14. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s son Aaditya Thackeray tests COVID-19 positive


  1. PM Modi wishes Pakistan PM Imran Khan speedy recovery after he tests positive for COVID-19
  2. Indo-US defence heads discuss wide range of cooperation : The Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Secretary of Defence Llyod J Austin on Saturday discussed wide range of defence cooperation and expanding military-to-military engagement across services, information sharing, cooperation in emerging sectors of defence, and mutual logistics support.
  3. Abu Dhabi Airport has launched rapid free Covid-19 PCR testing for all arrivals, except those in transit, with results provided in around 90 minutes
  4. The Indian Embassy in Beijing participated in the “Nowruz” which was held at the Secretariat of “Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)” in Beijing, China on March 20, 2021 Nowruz is the Iranian and Persian New Year Festival.
  5. India and France are working on the “Third Joint Satellite Mission” at the time when the bilateral space collaboration between both the country is entering into multiple domains even in the human spaceflight programme.
  6. A stone from Sita Eliya, the place in Sri Lanka where Goddess Sita is believed to have been held captive, will be used in the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya and serve as a pillar of strength for India-Lanka ties, the Indian high commission in Colombo said.


  1. The International Day of Happiness is being celebrated on March 20, 2021. The day is observed every year across the world to mark the importance of happiness in the lives of people.
  2. Heavy rain forces parts of Australia’s Sydney to evacuate, downpour to continue.
  3. Thousands of Israelis demonstrated outside the residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Saturday, calling for an end to his leadership just three days before the country’s fourth election in two years.
  4. Hundreds gather in Atlanta to protest hate crimes against Asian Americans: Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta on Saturday in support of the Asian American community after a shooting at three local day spas this week left eight people dead, six of them Asian women.
  5. Pakistan’s first lady Bushra Bibi on Saturday tested positive for coronavirus, hours after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan contracted the virus. Earlier in the day, it was reported that PM Imran Khan had tested positive for the virus and was currently in home isolation. He was vaccinated on Thursday with the Chinese vaccine Sinopharm as part of the nationwide anti-coronavirus vaccination campaign.


  1. India vs England, 5th T20I Highlights: India beat England by 36 runs in the 5th T20I to clinch series 3-2

Ind 224/2
Eng 188/8
Ind won by 36 runs

  1. India Women vs South Africa Women, 1st T20I: Match result : India 130-6 in 20 overs lose to South Africa 133-2 in 19.1 overs
  2. India’s Harleen Deol celebrates her maiden Twenty20 international half-century during the match against South Africa in Lucknow on Saturday.

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Facts about India

The Red Fort was the residence of the Mughal emperor of India for nearly 200 years, until 1857.

Constructed in 1648 by the fifth Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as the palace of his fortified capital Shahjahanabad, the Red Fort is named for its massive enclosing walls of red sandstone

Thought of the day

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.

Joke of the day

Pappu everest pr gya
waha 1 baba pahle se baitha tambaku ragad raha tha
Pappu -baba ye kya hai
Baba -masala
Pappu – Oh O😳 to Evrest Masala ap hi bnate ho

GK Today

Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhārtha Gautama, Shakyamuni

Why ..❓❓

What causes hiccups?

A hiccup is a sudden, involuntary contraction (spasm) of the diaphragm muscle. Common causes of hiccups include eating too quickly, eating or drinking too much. Home remedies for hiccups include: holding your breath, drinking a glass of water quickly, pulling hard on your tongue, biting on a lemon, gargling with water, and using smelling salts.

LEARN Sanskrit🙏🏻

महाकाय : Huge form
Big size

How it works ⁉

How Is Steel Made?

To make steel, a iron ore is heated and melted in furnaces where the impurities are removed and carbon added.

Today, most steel is made using one of two processes:

A. Blast Furnace
B. Electric Arc Furnace (EAF)

Blast furnaces use mainly raw materials (iron ore, limestone and coke) with some scrap steel to make steel, whereas Electric Arc Furnaces use mainly scrap steel.

What Is A Blast Furnace?
The blast furnace was invented by an Englishman named Henry Bessemer in the mid 1850s. Bessemer devised a way of producing steel by blowing air through molten iron to oxidize the material and separate impurities.

The modern blast furnace is a large steel shell shaped like a cylinder and lined with heat-resistant brick. Iron ore, coke and limestone are fed into the furnace from the top and gradually sink down towards the bottom, getting hotter as they descend. In the top half of the furnace, gas from the burning coke releases oxygen from the iron ore. In the bottom half of the furnace, limestone starts to react with the impurities in the ore and coke forming a slag.

At the bottom of the furnace, temperatures reach over 3000 Fahrenheit. The molten slag floats on top of the molten steel, allowing it to be drained via a slag notch in the furnace. The molten steel is released from the hearth of the furnace through a tap hole


Jatayu (Sanskrit: जटायुः Jaṭāyuḥ) is a divine bird and the younger son of Aruṇa and his wife Shyeni. His brother, Sampati, is a demi-god who has the form of a vulture and was an old friend of Dasharatha (Rama’s father).

Lepakshi in Andhra Pradesh, India is also attributed to the place where Jatayu fell after being wounded by Ravana, and Ramarkal Mettu is the place where the last rites were performed. Rama is said to have commanded the bird to rise Le Pakshi (literally: “Get up, Bird” in Telugu), hence the name for the village


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

Carom (Ajwain) seeds have powerful antibacterial and antifungal properties.

Carom seeds may act as a calcium-channel blocker and help lower blood pressure levels. It may have anticoughing effects and could help increase airflow to the lungs.

CH. Naveen Kumar