Today’s top news:

  1. ISRO to launch Amazonia-1, 18 co-passenger satellites onboard PSLV-C51 on Feb 28 : Amazonia-1 is the optical earth observation satellite of the National Institute for Space Research (INPE).
  2. Puducherry has been placed under President’s rule days after the Congress-led government collapsed following multiple resignations. The BJP and its allies did not stake claim to form government in the union territory, where polls are due in three months.
  3. The finance ministry has allowed all the private sector banks to participate in business related to government such as small savings schemes and collection of taxes pension payments.
  4. The Union Government has announced that the second phase of COVID-19 vaccination will begin from March 1, 2021. people aged above 60 years will get vaccinated. Further, as per the guidelines, those aged above 45 years and are having comorbidities (that means presence of one or more additional conditions that co-occurs with any primary condition) will also be vaccinated under the second phase.
  5. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday driving an electric scooter in Howrah. As a mark of protest against the fuel price hike , Banerjee waved at people on both sides of the road during the seven-km-long journey from Hazra More to the state secretariat.
  6. All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen’s (AIMIM) Kolkata wing on Thursday accused the Kolkata administration of “misusing power” for denying permission to party supremo Asaduddin Owaisi’s first rally in the poll-bound state. The rally was scheduled to take place in the minority-dominated Metiabruz area of Kolkata – which falls in the parliamentary constituency represented by Abhishek Banerjee, nephew of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
  7. Himachal government allows paragliding, river rafting at new sites
    : Focus on Kullu, Kangra, Mandi, Chamba, Shimla.
  8. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot assured that every family will get an insurance benefit of Rs 5 lakhs under the Universal Healthcare scheme in the state.
  9. Activist Shantanu Muluk, one of the three main accused in the case involving an online document, or a “toolkit”, cannot be arrested till March 9. A Delhi court granted him protection from arrest till March 9 after Delhi Police sought more time to file a detailed reply to Mr Muluk’s petition for a pre-arrest bail.
  10. Cooking gas LPG price on Thursday was hiked by Rs 25 per cylinder across all categories, including subsidised fuel and those availed by Ujjwala scheme beneficiaries.
  11. Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday slammed the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government over the hike in prices of fuel and gas .
  12. Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Thursday reiterated that the central government is ready to talk to protesting farmers at any time.
  13. Railways To Reactivate Unreserved Ticket Booking Through UTS Mobile App. The facility was discontinued when the coronavirus-triggered lockdown was imposed in the country last year. Currently, Railways has operationalised almost 65% of its mail and express trains.
  14. Same-Sex Marriage Not A “Fundamental Right”, Centre Tells Delhi Court : Marriage in India is not just a union of two individuals but an institution between biological man and woman, the Centre told the Delhi High Court today while opposing same-sex marriage.
  15. Metro- man E Sreedharan joined the saffron party at a meeting organised at Changaramkulam as the “Vijay Yatra” led by Kerala BJP chief K Surendran reached there on Thursday night
  16. A vehicle with gelatin sticks, an explosive material, was found parked near industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s house in south Mumbai on Thursday evening
  17. Facebook, Netflix Face Fresh Scrutiny As India Announces New Rules The new rules will require the likes of Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. to take down unlawful content quicker, Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said
  18. As Maharashtra battles a surge in Covid, 229 cases have emerged from a single hostel in a school in Washim district. The school has been declared a containment zone after 225 students and four teachers tested positive.
  19. Tandav row: Allahabad high court on Thursday rejected the anticipatory bail plea filed by the head of Amazon Prime Video’s India Originals Aparna Purohit, who has been accused of inappropriate depiction of Uttar Pradesh police personnel , Hindu deities and an adverse portrayal of a character playing the prime minister in the web series Tandav.
  20. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh he will go to Balurghat, West Bengal for a public meeting today.
    (26th February) for a public meeting. It will be followed by a Road Show.
  21. The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel along with the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) personnel on Thursday removed trees and boulders from the artificial lake formed after the flash flood in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district. The death count in the Uttarakhand glacier burst incident has reached 70 after two more bodies were recovered from the debris.
  22. The Indian Army is likely to start using SAI (Secure Application for Internet), a messaging platform, for internal communications from April 1, Army chief General M M Naravane said It is the equivalent of WhatsApp developed by Colonel Sai Shankar.
  23. Malayalam Poet Vishnunarayanan Namboothiri Dies, PM Expresses Grief
    Mr Namboothiri died in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram at the age of 81.
  24. Coronavirus Cases:
    Deaths: 156,861
    Recovered: 10,748,759


  1. Primary satellite Amazonia-1 of Brazil and 18 co-passenger satellites onboard the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C51) are scheduled to be launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) Sriharikota Range (SHAR) on February 28, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said.
  2. India and Pakistan have agreed to strictly observe all agreements on ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) and other sectors.
  3. The Subject Expert Committee (SEC) of the Indian drug regulator has asked pharma giant Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, the Indian manufacturer of Sputnik V, the Russia-developed coronavirus vaccine, for more data regarding its application for emergency use approval for the vaccine.
  4. Covid Negative Report Mandatory For Passengers Flying To India: Air India Express. It has also stated that the travellers are required to take coronavirus screening test “not more than 72 hours before departure”.
  5. Sri Lanka Receives 5,00,000 Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccines From India
  6. Jeweller Nirav Modi, wanted for fraud and money laundering in the Rs 14,000-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) loan scam, can be extradited to India, a UK judge ruled, dismissing arguments like his mental health worsening during the pandemic and poor Indian prison conditions.
  7. China’s Xiaomi Adds Manufacturing Units In India To Boost Phone, TV Production. China’s BYD and DBG will be the company’s new suppliers in India. DBG has a smartphone manufacturing unit in Haryana, BYD is setting up a plant in Tamil Nadu: Xiaomi.


  1. The COVID 19 vaccination in Bangladesh has crossed the figure of 28.50 lakh as on Thursday.
  2. Pakistan stays in FATF ‘grey list’, given June deadline to implement action plan : Pakistan has been on the FATF’s grey list since June 2018 and the government was given a final warning in February 2020 to complete the 27 action points.
  3. Nasa’s Perseverance rover has been frequently sending back Mars’ photographs to mission control on Earth since the day it safely landed on the Red planet . The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Wednesday released the first 360-degree panorama taken by Mastcam-Z, a dual-camera system equipped with a zoom function.
  4. China approves two more domestic Covid-19 vaccines, increasing number to 4 : The two newly approved vaccines are made by CanSino Biologics Inc and Wuhan Institute of Biological Products.
  5. Indonesia hunts for missing after mine collapse kills six : A landslide Wednesday evening buried the remote site on Sulawesi island’s Parigi Moutong district, where five women and one man died while some 16 survivors were pulled from the debris.
  6. US First Lady Jill Biden spoke about her divorce from her first husband during an American TV show claiming that had she not gotten divorced, she never would have met her current husband, US President Joe Biden .Reflecting on her divorce, Jill who was on Kelly Clarkson’s show offered advise to the recently divorced three-time Grammy-winning singer that she will heal over time.
  7. Coronavirus Cases:
    Deaths: 2,517,589
    Recovered: 89,095,547


    4th Test, Anthony De Mello Trophy, 2021, March 4, 2021
  2. Star Indian sprinter Hima Das wins 200m gold in her first race after more than a year. She won a gold in the women’s 200m in the Indian Grand Prix II at the Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports campus in Patiala on Thursday. The 21-year-old Hima, the 2018 world junior champion in 400m, won the race in 23.31 seconds.
  3. India Vs England At Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad,

24 February, 2021

3rd Test
England 112/10 (48.4 ov)
81/10. (30.4 ov)

India 145/10
(53.2 ov)
49/0 (7.4 ov)
India beat England by 10 wickets

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Facts about India

On February 26, 1966, one of India’s greatest freedom fighters Vinayak Damodar ‘Veer’ Savarkar’ breathed his last. He was born on 28 May 1883, Ratnagiri district, Bombay state, British India.

He was an freedom fighter and an Indian independence activist and politician who formulated the Hindu nationalist philosophy of Hindutva. Savarkar had been sent to the Cellular Jail in the Andamans in 1910 to serve a sentence of 50 years of hard labour. Although he was shifted to India in 1921, he was kept in various jails until 1924. Even after release, he was kept under one restriction or the other until 1937. Savarkar endorsed the idea of India as a Hindu Rashtra (Hindu Nation).

Thought of the day

Positive thinking is not about expecting the best to happen every time but accepting that whatever happens is the best for this moment.

Joke of the day

पिता – “बेटा, एक ज़माना था जब मैं 10/- ले कर बाज़ार जाता था और
किराना, सब्ज़ी, दूध सब ले आता था…”
बेटा – “पिताजी, अब ज़माना बदल गया है।
आजकल हर दूकान पे CCTV-Camera 📷लगे होते हैं…”
😜😜 🎭🎭

GK Today💤

China ….currency….. Yuan

Chinese Yuan equals
11.24 Indian Rupee


why rajasthan is a desert

The Western part of Rajasthan is a desert because the temperature remains very high in summer and the Aravallis lie parallel to the path of the Arabian Sea Branch of the southwest monsoons , there by causing no orographic rainfall. … Thus the deserts are formed.

LEARN Sanskrit🙏🏻

पुनरपि – बार–बार।

How it works ⁉

Naphthalene/Mothballs are small pellets of pungent substance stored among clothing to kill moths and discourage them from breeding in your belongings.

There are two different kinds of mothballs used to combat moths. In one type, the main ingredient is naphthalene, and in the other the main ingredient is paradichlorobenzene.

Whether the mothballs you are using contain naphthalene or paradichlorobenzene, the mothballs will sublimate. Upon undergoing sublimation, these mothballs will go from a solid to a gas, and release fumes. These fumes are toxic to moths and moth larvae, and should kill them or deter them from the area.


Venkateswara literally means “Lord of Venkata”. … According to the Brahmanda and Bhavishyottara Puranas, the word ” Venkata ” means ” destroyer of sins”, deriving from the Sanskrit words vem (sins) and kata ( power of immunity ).


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

Honey mixed in hotwater or taken on its own is a common household remedy for a sore throat.

Gargling with warm salt water can help soothe a sore throat and break down secretions. It’s also known to help kill bacteria in the throat. Make a saltwater solution with a half-teaspoon of salt in a full glass of warm water. Gargle it to help reduce swelling and keep the throat clean. This should be done every three hours or so.

CH. Naveen Kumar